What makes the farm’s coffee beans special is the high elevation, along with the volcanic soil, perfectly timed rainfall, and century’s old practice of shade growing. They harvest only the beans that are ready, rinse them in pure spring water from the mountains, and then dry them in the sun. The entire process takes place on the farm so the beans experience less travel time, and, as a result, are fresher. It also makes for a more sustainable process, and a better work environment for the farmers because rather than moving from location to location, they have one place where they can complete their workday. After harvesting and processing, the beans are shipped directly from the farm to Kuxtal, which is located in the scenic Texas Hill Country.