Our Sustainability

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


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 Perdido 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 in Action

At Biarte, we are passionate about sustainable farming and the conservation of nature. We believe that a healthy and thriving environment is essential for producing the highest quality coffee and other specialty products.

Our deep roots in the coffee farming industry have taught us that by working in harmony with nature, we can create products that are not only delicious but also environmentally responsible. With this in mind, we are committed to cultivating our land in a way that supports both our customers and the environment for generations to come.

Ensuring Financial Sustainability for Our Producers

At our core, we believe in supporting the long-term financial sustainability of our producer partners. Traditional commodity prices fall short of providing sustainable income for farmers, which is why we prioritize on prices that cover the costs of production and create tangible benefits for their families and communities.

By offering fair prices, we empower our farmers to invest in their livelihoods, businesses, and make positive changes in their communities. We understand the critical role that our producers play in creating high-quality products, and we believe it's our responsibility to ensure that they receive fair compensation for their hard work.

Private Natural Reserve

Our farm spans over 350 hectares of lush forest, which serves as the natural source of water and a hub for biodiversity. Our commitment, and our neighbors, to preserving this ecosystem has helped create a thriving habitat for over 200 bird species, making the area a favorite destination for bird-watchers.

Visitors can spot endemic birds such as the Tangara and the rare Horned Guan, in addition to owls, hummingbirds, hawks, parakeets, and many other beautiful species. We take great pride in our efforts to protect and conserve these natural resources, ensuring that our farm is a sustainable and thriving ecosystem for generations to come.

Tropical Flower Honey

As custodians of the environment, bees play an essential role in our farming ecosystem. Our farm is home to over three thousand hives, allowing these extraordinary pollinators to thrive and contribute to the flourishing biodiversity of our region.

Our bees collect nectar from the diverse range of flowers found throughout our farm, producing exquisite honey with unique flavors and textures. During the blooming of the coffee flower, once or twice a year, the bees produce our special coffee flower honey!

Harnessing the Power of Natural Water Resources

The Atitlan region of Guatemala is blessed with abundant natural water resources, a critical asset for sustainable farming practices. Our farm utilizes these resources by generating hydroelectric power, which not only enables us to be self-sufficient but also contributes to the region's energy grid.

By harnessing the power of our natural water resources, we're able to reduce our carbon footprint and promote sustainable practices. Our commitment to environmentally responsible farming practices is an essential part of our mission to preserve and protect our natural resources.