Organic Coffees & Biodynamic Agriculture
As we look to continuously add to our offering list, we are excited to announce that we are now working with certified organic coffees!
These coffees are cultivated under strict soil conditions that guarantee that there have been no prohibited substances applied for three years prior to harvest. That means that our organic coffees rely primarily on natural substances and biologically based farming methods to ensure they’re of the highest quality.
These were key aspects we highly valued at Meet Los Amigos and after careful sourcing, we’re ecstatic to partner with Alexander Keller from Finca Santa Isabel! Alex has been perfecting his organic practices for over 12 years now, but it was his innovation with biodynamic practices that left us completely in awe.
Biodynamic agriculture started in 1924 with a series of conferences imparted by Dr. Rudolf Steiner. Since then, these practices have become highly coveted in the agricultural markets across the world.
This model of agriculture focuses on the interconnectivity of the farm as a way to reach a self-sufficient and sustainable ecosystem as well as social development for the farming communities that manage them. To achieve this, producers use methods such as crop rotation, vermicomposting, and special biodynamic preparations that help revitalize life at the farm and take this a step beyond organic practices. Unlike organic practices, biodynamic coffee is self-sustaining in all aspects, from soil fertility to nutrient intake, making it an innovative approach to further protect coffee plants from the effects of climate change and extreme weather.
It’s clear to us how biodynamic coffee farming’s innovative and sustainable approach is helping push the Guatemalan industry forward and we’re excited to be partnering with such forward-thinking partners such as Alexander & Martin Keller!
Interested in trying our coffees from Finca Santa Isabel? Order your samples today!