We're Ben & Brandon. We founded Keto Farms on the belief that keto shouldn’t be hard, it should be empowering. It should lead you to a life of health, happiness and overall well-being. It should be supported by your friends, loved ones and brands you can trust. The world is just now waking up to the possibilities with keto, and we’re excited to share in the impact of these exciting times.
Before Keto, our lives were an endless cycle.
We’d work long days at stressful jobs. Snacks on the hour and a big dinner to reward our hard work and perseverance at day’s end. With morning came a punishing workout to pay for yesterday’s sins. Low on sleep, we’d feel even more stressed. And on it went.
Appetite controlled our life. When hunger struck, no time was sacred. Precious moments with close friends and family were spoiled. We knew something had to change.
When we first heard about the ketogenic diet in late 2016, we were skeptical of the claims from its believers. This was, after all, an obscure diet invented in the 1920’s to cure pediatric epilepsy. “Sustained energy? Mental focus? All while eating cheese and bacon?”
It sounded too good to be true. Turns out it was.
Not because of how we felt (we felt superhumans actually...). But because living the diet was really hard.
One fateful evening we found ourselves at the local Whole Foods – the mecca of all things healthy. We were working together at the time, and counted on salads to save us from those nasty catered office lunches. All we needed was a delicious keto salad dressing we could store in the company fridge. If we could find that, we’d be good for weeks.
Thirty minutes in, and we were still stuck in the salad dressing isle. We’d read every single label, and not one was without sugar. We couldn’t believe it. But it didn’t end with salad dressings. Coconut bread has more carbs than… bread? Wow, they even put sugar in most packaged bacon.
If not even Whole Foods(!) offered a single keto-approved salad dressing, what hope did we have? Forget saving time. It was back to mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, parsley, dill, chives, garlic, onion, a Cuisinart and an hour-thirty in the kitchen. No rest for the wicked.
How would anyone be able to follow this diet?
Unless you owned your own farm and cooked your days away, managing the diet would eat into your time and paycheck. While we aspired to quit our jobs and tend a farm in the California countryside(seriously!), that wasn’t going to happen with our obligations in the city. Our passion for health was strong, but our busy lifestyles always threatened to get in the way.
So we dreamt of a world where healthy keto living was made possible with convenient products that used only simple, from-the-earth ingredients. Ingredients you know and love. Ingredients you would cook with yourself and can actually pronounce. And no products that sell you on healthy and sneak in sugar. Like most things in life, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. If the food industry wasn’t going to help make exploring keto easier, then we were. And so – Keto Farms was born.
Creating Keto Coffee was our first test.
We’d been long-time coffee enthusiasts, and the dream of crafting an easy, fat-fueled product with specialty coffee kept us up at night. And so we embarked on a journey across state lines and time zones to visit America’s most talented roasters in search of the world’s best instant coffee.
After testing 23 instant coffees, our search was over. Our soon-to-be-partner had it all – world-class coffee sourcing and roasting, a patented process for brewing and instantizing, and two delicious single-origin African coffees that would become the foundation for our keto coffee experience. Straight from the mountains of Kenya and Ethiopia, these instant(!) coffees delivered a flavor experience that rivaled any Blue Bottle pour over. And we don’t take that lightly – the Blue Bottle coffee experience is near and dear to our heart.
We had our coffee. We were excited. But our signature product would not be complete without the perfect balance of nutritious, full-flavor fats. Butter was our next frontier. We knew our coffee deserved better than off-the-shelf, grocery store butter. We longed for butter with signature flavor and nutritional qualities – butter from Irish-origin, grass-fed cows. It took many months to find it – but we committed to making no compromises in our search. If it had to wait, it had to wait. Take one sip, and you’ll see why. It’s keto the way it was meant to be – from the Earth.
Our customers love our Keto Coffee, but we’re not stopping there.
We're going to bring you the world’s most delicious and nutritious foods – all in a convenient form with no shortcuts along the way. Great products always start from great ingredients. Search the world for the best, natural ingredients, and you’ll never need fillers or additives.
From cheese to avocados to heirloom tomatoes, the possibilities are endless with a little hard work and creativity. If we can make living a keto lifestyle a little easier – and a little more delicious – then that’s a win for all of us.
Keto Farms is a small business founded, owned and operated by two very passionate friends and long-time practitioners of the diet. Ben is 31 years old, grew up in Ohio and Indiana and enjoys design, photography, basketball, and above all – great food! Brandon is 29 years old, grew up in Georgia and enjoys creative storytelling, surfing, bar-b-q, and investing. Both of us share a deep passion for community, friendship, travel and the experience of global cultures and cuisines.
We passionately believe the ketogenic diet changes lives and everyone can benefit from healthy keto living. We’re thrilled to have you on this journey with us.
To your health,
Ben & Brandon
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