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New Online Shop

Our beautiful new packaging calls for a new online shopping experience!   The new shop is prettier, more intuitive, and has great new features.

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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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Now Serving Morning People Earlier

New Opening Hours Starting this Weekend  Starting on Saturday August 17, 2019 we will be ready to serve you at 6:30 AM Weekdays  7:00 AM Weekends  Grab a bird friendly coffee to go, or linger with an organic latté.  Maybe

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Grab and Go Wraps – Conscious Food!

Grab and Go Wraps are now available. And like all our offerings they are GMO free, Palm Oil Free, Cruelty Free, mostly Organic. They are hardy and delicious. And ready for you to grab in the fridge!

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Musing on Coffee Tasting part 2

Resting Coffee Period Did you know that coffee needs to rest for at least a day after roasting before its flavours fully emerge?  Like red wine needs to breath after opening, coffee needs to rest for  Tasting is very, very

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Cool Creek Artisanal Honey

Birds and Beans Café is excited to present our latest offering: Cool Creek Apiaries Honey in a 500 gram jar. We’ve been using Cool Creek Apiaries’ unpasteurized, pure and unfiltered bulk honey in our breakfast cookies for years. It is

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Earth Day 2019

Howler Monkey on a Bird Friendly coffee farm in Nicaragua This morning on Earth Day I awoke to an inbox full of “Earth Day” emails, all of which in one way or another trying to entice me to buy something

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Climate Change and Bird Friendly Coffee

Bird Friendly® coffee is not just about birds!   Coffee cultivation is also entwined with climate change.  According to a recent paper by Dr. Robert Rice of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center,  Bird Friendly® coffee farms are better equipped  to withstand

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Win Tickets to Lakeshorts 2019!

Sample Entry We are offering you a chance to win one of 2 pairs of tickets to the sold out Lakeshorts Film Festival! We have been sponsoring the festival since it started 9 years ago. The festival is a lot

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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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REUSEit Travel Mug

Enjoy our great new reusable ceramic travel mug.  They are handsome and practical.  They hold a 16 oz beverage. The double insulating wall protects your hand from burns and insulates both hot and cold drinks.   They are dishwasher safe.   And we

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Introducing our New Organic-Fruit Smoothie!

Introducing our new smoothie made with certified organic fresh fruit. We have developed the recipe and WOW is it fabulous!   Made with organic blueberries, strawberries and banana, we add only certified non-GMO coconut milk, water and ice. $6.95/20oz Enjoy this

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Protected Places Declaration

We are proud to announce today that we are an Endorsing Organization of the Protected Places Declaration. This Declaration urges the Ontario and Canadian Governments to to protect at least 17 percent of the Canada’s land and inland waters by 2020.

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We are committed to our co-workers!

We are committed to a shared future with our co-workers.  Employees who demonstrate commitment and leverage to the team, and who are devoted to our values, are eligible to participate in a  generous employee ownership program.  This program is designed

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Look, See the Bird!

Look, See The Bird!  $16.50 by Bill Wilson (Author and Birds & Beans USA Founder), Katie Fallon  (Author), Leigh Anne Carter (Illustrator). Look, See the Bird! is a beautifully illustrated children’s book which seeks to not only promote curiosity in

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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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Reflecting on 5 Years being Palm Oil Free

Warning!  These images reflect the consequences of our blind consumerism.  Whether you join us or not, we are not buying anything with palm oil. Because we are not going to feed the monster. Single organgutan in the last tree standing after deforestation for palm

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Now Serving Cheese and Dill Scone!

We are proud to offer this unique scone made with all organic ingredients.  What a delicious and beautifully textured scone it is!  Great for breakfast or lunch. The organic ingredients mean that it, like all of our baking, our great new

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Now Shipping with New Bird Friendly Logo!

  The Bird Friendly Logo is Changing Look for the new Bird Friendly logo on all of our coffees.  They are ALL certified organic coffees grown in Certified Bird Friendly Habitat! Dark Blend with new logo Mimico Joe label with

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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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Our Free Shipping Deal!

When birds migrate home, so does Birds & Beans coffee. Celebrate spring migration with Free Shipping on Roasted coffee* orders over $45. And to make it even better, we’re extending the offer to all orders over $45 that contain at least 1 lb of

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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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Meet the New Bird Friendly Seal!

  The New Bird Friendly Seal The Smithsonian Seal appears in the new logo. We say goodbye and thank-you to the Old Seal Have a look at the new Bird Friendly logo… the seal that represents the gold standard of

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Show us your Mimico Joe!

Show us your Mimico Joe! Use the hashtag #MimicoJoe to be entered in our monthly draw for Birds & Beans Gift cards and Mimico Joe T-shirts. Mimico is our home and we love it, which is why it deserves to

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Café by the Lake Menu Choices

Sunflower Kitchen Soups Come in to Birds and Beans Coffee and treat yourself to something special! Our coffees are all certified organic, bird friendly,  and fairly traded, boutique coffees. We use Organic Meadow Milk in our latté and cappuccino. Treat yourself with 100%

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Why is Boxed Water Better?

At Birds and Beans we are forever expanding and deepening our commitment to sustainability. As we learn about issues and find solutions, we weave them into the fabric of what we do. Some years ago, we were struck by a

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Announcing

New Packaging Shipping
Mid-November

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