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
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.
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
“[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
Quality habitat for as far as the eye can see! As we near the end of the summer, many of us will be shifting our focus towards new routines at work or school. Similarly, many species of wild birds
A guest post from Jefferson Shriver and Gabriela Narvaez are Owners of Gaia Estate, Diriamba, Nicaragua: The planet is becoming an increasingly inhospitable place for agriculture. This is especially the case with full sun, rain fed monocrops grown in the tropics where
Human activity has had a dramatic effect on our world. Shopping malls stand where forests once stood. A once pristine beach is now a concrete wall at the foot of a condominium. Factories pollute our rivers. Trawlers are racing to
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
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.
It takes more than a pretty picture of a bird to be Certified Bird Friendly! At Birds and Beans we strongly believe in third party certification. Certifications are a way for us to participate in a voluntary chain of trust