Coffee that Brings Families Together
The Beauty of Small, Multi-Generational Family Coffee Farms
DDid you know that coffee farming is often a family business? In fact, many small coffee farmers have been doing this for generations. There are a few reasons for this: coffee farming is a complex, challenging and demanding job, and it's often passed down from parents to their children, who teach the intricacies of growing coffee over the course of many years.
Also, because of the socio-economics that exist in many areas of the "Bean Belt" (the locations around the world where coffee is most commonly grown), taking on the family farming business is sometimes the best or only feasible income-producing option for each new generation.
There is also a sense of loyalty and pride that comes with being part of a multi-generational family farm - to the land, to the family, to the community, and to the coffee as a whole. This loyalty results in generations of farmers taking extra care with their coffee trees and beans, often going above and beyond what's required. All of this adds up to better-tasting coffee for you and me!
And, in keeping it within the family, family coffee farms are playing an important role in carrying on and constantly improving eco-friendly farming practices. As farmers teach their kids about sustainability and climate issues, each new generation maintains and improves upon the practices from the previous generation.
By supporting these family coffee farms, we can help ensure financial stability for these families and help ensure the sustainability of this vital industry! Thanks for doing your part!