Carrboro Coffee Roasters hosted a screening of "Gender in Coffee - A Documentary" at Open Eye Cafe on Wednesday.
The documentary follows the path of coffee production from smallholder farming families in the community of Chiapas, Mexico, to roasters and cafes in the United States. The film focuses on gender equity throughout these pathways, as told through the personal stories of the men and women working within the industry.
The documentary supports the efforts of the Partnership for Gender Equity (PGE), which works to ensure farming is viable for every family member involved.
Scott Conary, owner of Open Eye Cafe and president of Carrboro Coffee Roasters, gave the screening’s opening remarks and led its closing discussion.
“As Carrboro Coffee Roasters, we do our own green coffee sourcing, and so we go around the world and we work with coffee farmers directly," Conary said. "While we’re doing that, we see the need for things to be better."