Coffee for Bees

In honor of World Bee Day, on May 20th, we're participating in Food 4 Farmers' Coffee for Bees campaign. Help us support coffee farmers who use beekeeping to build economic and environmental resilience in their communities!


Through the end of May we will be donating to Food 4 Farmers as follows: $2 per Coffee Blossom Honey jar, 10oz bag of El Socorro coffee, or El Socorro Sampler sold; $3 per 2lb bag of El Socorro coffee sold; and $5 per 5lb bag of El Socorro coffee sold. Learn more on our blog.

Coffee Blossom Honey

DRINK
Coffee Blossom Honey
Delicious honey from a coffee farm in Huehuetenango.

$16.00

Finca El Socorro Sampler
Staff Pick

GUATEMALA
Finca El Socorro Sampler
Four unique varietals from one award-winning producer.

$29.00

Pacamara Washed

GUATEMALA
Pacamara Washed
Rocky Road, Yellow Apple, Vanilla Wafer

From $21.00

Maracaturra Washed

GUATEMALA
Maracaturra Washed
Butterscotch, Star Fruit, Chamomile

From $21.00

Java Washed

GUATEMALA
Java Washed
Spiced Cocoa, Yellow Apple, Graham Cracker

From $21.00

Red Bourbon Washed

GUATEMALA
Red Bourbon Washed
Cherry Pie, Roasted Hazelnut, Nougat

From $16.50

Below: a beekeeper tends to a beehive at Finca El Socorro. In keeping with the farm's sustainable practices, Juan Diego established beehives to help pollinate his coffee trees more effectively and enhance biodiversity at the Rainforest Alliance-certified farm.

Benefits of beekeeping for coffee-farming families:

  • Additional Income: honey and beeswax products help diversify income streams.
  • Improved Coffee Crops: healthy pollinators result in higher yields and improved quality.
  • Environmental Resilience: beehives contribute to biodiversity and ecosystem balance.
  • Healthier Diets: honey provides a healthier alternative to processed sugar in farmers' diets.

Learn more about Food 4 Farmers' work with Guatemalan coffee farmers in their recent blog post.

About Food 4 Farmers:

"Small-scale farmers who depend on commodity crops like coffee struggle to put food on their tables every year. Nutritious food is scarce, while an abundance of cheap, nutrient-deficient food has left farming families malnourished.

"We believe that every family should have enough nutritious food every day. That’s why we partner with coffee farmers, their families, coffee co-ops, and other farmer organizations to build local food hubs, diversify family income, and promote sustainable farming practices that strengthen biodiversity and ecosystem resiliency throughout Latin America."