There is a dark side to coffee, one that impacts birds like warblers, orioles, tanagers, wood thrushes, hummingbirds, and other birds who migrate thousands of miles to Latin America for the winter. Coffee farming practices around the globe have eliminated critical habitat for migratory birds and other free-living animals.
The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center has developed the only 100% organic and shade-grown coffee certification available: Bird Friendly. This means that you are not only getting organically produced coffee, but it also ensures tropical “agroforests” are preserved and migratory birds are able to have a safe haven when migrating to those faraway farms.
Every bean sold by Birds & Beans is certified by independent inspectors to meet the rigorous Smithsonian standards. This is a certification based on decades of objective scientific research. Bird Friendly coffee means that migratory songbirds have a better chance to survive while on their wintering grounds in the tropics.
I’ve had the immense pleasure of brewing and drinking the Wood Thrush Breakfast Roast Coffee and can tell you, it’s fantastic. Plus, it’s organic and Fair Trade. That’s what coffee should be.
The Birds & Beans Holiday Gift Set includes:
- Two (2) 12 oz bags Wood Thrush Breakfast Roast Coffee
- Two (2) 12 oz bags American Redstart Light Roast Coffee
- Three (3) 12 oz bags Scarlet Tanager French Roast Coffee
- Three (3) 12 oz bags Chestnut-sided Warbler Medium Roast Coffee
- Two (2) 12 oz bags Baltimore Oriole French Roast DeCafe Coffee
(Birds & Beans, $120.00)