Coffee should be for everyone, regardless of gender or ethnicity. But the industry is traditionally dominated by men. That’s changing – for example, 2018 saw us celebrate the first female World Barista Champion, Agnieszka Rojewska – but there are still barriers to women looking to make a career in coffee.
There’s a lack of firm data on women’s roles throughout the supply chain. But even without the numbers, it’s clear that men take the lead in many areas. Coffee roasting is one role that is traditionally filled by men.
However, some women are taking the roastery into their own, very capable hands – but not without obstacles. Read on to find out more about women in coffee roasting in their own words.
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