Behind the Beans: Meet the Farm Behind Your Favorite Sips

Get ready to channel your inner adventurer as we embark on a journey that's straight out of a fairy tale - a tale of magic beans and a land where coffee dreams come true! Just call us "Jack," because we're about to climb the beanstalk to the hills of Guatemala, where your favorite Steeped roasts are born, courtesy of the family-owned Flor del Café farm! These beans are no ordinary beans; they're like flavor-packed treasures waiting to be sipped. Let's buckle up and dive into the captivating world of coffee, from seed to sip!

Coffee berries from our partner farm in Guatemala

Now, you might wonder, what's so special about sourcing coffee beans from Guatemala? Well, let us spill the (coffee) beans! Beyond their exquisite flavors, Guatemalan coffee carries a rich cultural heritage rooted in tradition. The story of coffee in Guatemala dates back to the 18th century, making it one of the earliest coffee producers in the Americas. It's not just a crop; it's an integral part of Guatemalan identity. Many of the coffee farms are family-owned and operated for generations, passing down the knowledge and passion for coffee farming like a cherished family heirloom. Each bean is grown with care and expertise, ensuring that it carries the essence of Guatemalan coffee culture in every sip.

This generational knowledge and connection to the land is partly why Guatemala holds a cherished spot in the coffee world, and is often referred to as the "Land of Eternal Spring." With its high altitudes, volcanic soil, and perfect balance of sunshine and rainfall, this Central American gem offers truly exceptional coffee beans. Among its various coffee-producing regions, Huehuetenango stands out as a beacon of excellence. And, you guessed it, Steeped sources its beans directly from a family-owned farm in the Huehuetenango region.

Ever feel like your head’s in the clouds? That’s not always a bad thing! Huehuetenango's high altitude means the coffee grows slower, allowing the beans to develop a complex set of flavors over time. So, as you're sitting on your patio, sipping your new favorite Guatemalan Steeped Coffee, it might not actually be the first time your coffee has been on a patio! The beans from the Flor del Café farm are fully washed and then sun-dried on patios, enhancing their unique characteristics and creating a brew that's truly one-of-a-kind. 

The name "Flor del Café'' says it all - "Flower of Coffee." Each coffee cherry is nurtured with utmost care and attention, from the moment it ripens on the branch to the careful hand picking process. Certified through Rainforest Alliance, organic, and Fair Trade, Steeped ensures that only the finest beans find their way to your cup. In true Steeped spirit, Flor del Café's commitment to sustainability encompasses more than just the coffee crops. They actively participate in programs that empower local communities, promote environmental conservation, and enhance the overall well-being of the region. It's a coffee adventure that goes beyond the cup, making every sip a toast to a better world! 

Steeped Coffee is honored to partner with the Flor del Café farm, supporting their dedication to excellence and sustainability. It's this authentic collaboration that brings you the mesmerizing flavors of Guatemalan coffee in every cup of Steeped brew. So, as you indulge in your favorite Steeped roast, know that you're not just savoring great coffee; you're also partaking in a tale of passion, tradition, and environmental stewardship. So, coffee lovers, raise your mugs to the flavors that transport us, the cultures that inspire us, and the farmers who make it all possible!

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