Category: About Us

Closure to attend Climate Strike Toronto

As an expression of our sense of urgency for climate action, Birds and Beans will be closed between 10am and 3pm on September 27, 2019 to enable us to attend the Toronto Global Climate Strike. We stand and clearly say

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Proud Signatories

We humans share collective responsibility to protect the natural health of Ontario, Canada and the planet. Species at risk in Ontario We are proud to join a group of distinguished Canadians: Indigenous groups, environmental groups and progressive businesses in signing

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Birds and Beans Gives more than a Hill of Beans

In addition to supporting our suppliers who provide us with products and services that embody our values, we are also strongly motivated to support initiatives that
1) are aimed at preserving and restoring habitat for birds and other wildlife;
2) add value to our community and are conducted within the immediate vicinity of the café.

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Our Values

Our Mission at Birds and Beans is to use coffee, in all its capacities, to improve life on earth in the small ways we can. We choose to invest ourselves into the quality of our coffee, and into supporting our heroic growers who are the defenders of forest habitat in Latin America. We appreciate the simple pleasures of a delicious cup of Bird Friendly® coffee while discussing it’s very contribution to the diversity of life on earth. In a world of cynicism and doubt, we do better.

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Why we avoid Almonds at Birds and Beans

“[Almonds] are also contributing to drought problems in California. Eighty per cent of the world’s almond supply comes from the state experiencing its worst drought on record. A report published by The Watershed Agricultural Council found that a single almond

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GMO Free Eats

At Birds and Beans, it is our pleasure and our aspiration to harness all of our resources and efforts to do better.  And for us, better means in alignment with our core values: quality of life, sustainability, richness of experience, and

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I Witness

(Warning…This poem is not for the faint of heart.) the horror runs through my arms and legs the ache fills my heart the reality fills my mind the finality pulls my gut as the mass extinction ticks onward largely unacknowledged

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Enjoying a Great Cup of Coffee

Enjoying a great cup of coffee…  For me it represents the culmination of all the attention that has gone into growing and harvesting, roasting, brewing, and at last, tasting it.  I feel connected to the whole process and I show

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Why Birds and Beans Café is palm oil free

The mainstream media has picked up the crisis of a small population of orangutans this week.  Their habitat in Indonesia has been relentlessly brought to ruin by palm oil producers over several decades.  According to RainforestPortal.org  “The globally exceptional Tripa peat

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Birds and Beans Throwbacks

Kenn Kaufman describes his experience birding on a Bird Friendly® coffee farm in Nicaragua in the May/June print issue of Bird Watcher’s Digest. Its reposted here on the Birds and Beans USA site. Madeleine and David received the Michael O’Connor Thompson Award at the

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Our Sustainability Record

Our mission at Birds and Beans is to use coffee, in all its capacities, to improve life on earth in the small ways we can. We choose to invest ourselves into the quality of our coffee, and into supporting our heroic growers who are the defenders of forest habitat in Latin America. We appreciate the simple pleasures of a delicious cup of Bird Friendly® coffee while discussing it’s very contribution to the diversity of life on earth. In a world of cynicism and doubt, we do better.

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