Our Sustainability

Biarte is a product of a passion for coffee, people, and nature.

Sustainability

Sustainable Practices For a Sustainable Future

We are connected to the producers at a personal level. Carlos, Biarte’s founder, spent his childhood and teen years at Finca Santo Tomas Perido in Atitlan, Guatemala with his family. At the farm, his parents were always pushing the boundaries of sustainable practices coming with new and innovative farming methods.

Biarte carries the same values of sustainability and transparency to our operation and that of our allied farmers. We look to be the leaders of sustainability from the source to our customers and that is why we maintain close contact with the producers.

Today, Carlos’s younger brothers, Jorge and Javier are in Guatemala and continue to implement and innovate on sustainable practices.

Sustainability Initiatives

Financial sustainability for producers is another important metric we focus on. Commodity prices are not sustainable for farmers. We make sure that our producer partners receive a good price that covers their costs of production and also allows farmers and their families to transform their lives and their communities for the better.

Private Natural Reserve

350 hectares of forest, the natural source of water and biodiversity. More than 200 bird species have been counted at the farm's natural reserve, making the area a favorite destination for bird-watchers. Endemic birds like the Tangara and the rare honrned guan can be spotted, but also owls, hummingbirds, hawks, parakeets, and many others.

Tropical Flower Honey

Custodians of the enviroment, bees are an essential part of the farming ecosystem. There are more than three thousand hives located throughout the farm. They are extraordiary pollinators and at the same time produce an exquisite honey from the great variety of flowers in the ecosystem. When the coffee flower is blooming, the bees produce the special coffee flower honey!

Renewable Energy

Guatemala is fortunate to have natural water resources, this is also true in the Atitlan region. The natural water resources allow for hydroelectric power production that is used for the selfsustainability of the farm and also added to the system. This is an important way to reduce the carbon footprint.