Wholesale Ordering Guidelines

We give all of our customers the Royal Treatment!  For you to benefit from our amazing service, here is the way we work:

We roast and package to order.  Your coffee is not sitting on our shelf staling while we wait for order.  Instead, when we receive your order, it goes into the next available production cycle.  We guarantee that up to 2 cases of retail coffee and up to 20lb of foodservice coffee for any customer will be serviced in the next production cycle.  

We reserve production slots each week for larger weekly orders.

Production cycles begin at 2PM on regular business days.  Orders received before 2PM will be shipped the next business day.

If you missed your deadline and you will face a business impact, call us to negotiate a solution.   We have never let a customer run out of our coffee!

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We give all of our customers the Royal Treatment!

10 Reasons to Choose Our Brew

  1. Exquisite Taste
    Taste it yourself to  see what we mean!  Check our coffee listing.  There is something to suit any flavour preference.

  2. Freshness Guarantee
    Birds and Beans was the first roaster in Canada to roast date our coffee and the first to offer a roast date guarantee.  We roast to order and ship immediately.

  3. Unbeatable Service
    We run our own cafe so we know what you need. Fast. Accurate. Knowledgable. Helpful. Dependable. No other supplier matches our service level!

  4. Training and Support

    Because we run our own successful cafe, we understand what it takes to start, grow and enjoy an independent café. We’ll help you.

  5. Precision Roasted™ Consistency
    Our Precision Roasting™ technology offers consistent roasting, rain or shine, summer or winter, day or night.

  6. Small Accounts Welcome
    We service customers of all sizes.  Most start small and grow with us!

  7. Certifications
    Third party certifications are your assurance that products meet well defined criteria. Our coffees are certified:
    • Certified Organic by EcoCert Canada.
    • Certified Fair Trade by Fair Trade Canada
    • Certified Bird Friendly® by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
    • Rainforest Alliance certified

  8. Environmental Leaders
    Birds and Beans offers the most sustainably produced coffee in the world.

  9. Advocacy
    Birds and Beans works with Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center to educate consumers and coffee marketers about sustainable agroforestry.

  10. Canadian
    A Canadian family owned business based in Etobicoke ON.

10 Reasons to Offer Our Packaged Coffee

  1. A True Conservation Story
    Enhance your “green” image and give your customers an easy way to help save the songbirds they love to see in their backyards and parks. Sun coffee eradicates their wintering habitat, certified Bird Friendly coffee preserves and restores it. This is the most environmentally friendly coffee in the world.

  2. Leading Bird Experts Endorse It 
    Bridget Stutchbury, Scott Weidensaul (“Living on the Wind”),  Kenn Kaufman (Kaufman’s Field Guides) and conservation groups such as the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Mass Audubon and the Vermont Center for Ecostudies all endorse drinking certified Bird Friendly coffee as the most important thing we can do to help migratory songbirds.

  3. The coffee is “Triple-Certified”
    Certified Organic, Certified Bird Friendly and Certified Fair Trade or Rainforest Alliance. These certifications mean the coffee is good for people, good for the environment and good for biodiversity. They are verified by third parties — your best defence to greenwashing.

  4. People Want to Buy It
    When we talk to people about the coffee, the first question they ask is “where can I buy it?” They want buy it close to home. We want to send them to you.

  5. SMBC Listing
    We will list you in the SMBC “where to buy” listing.

  6. SMBC and Birds and Beans Marketing
    You will benefit from both traditional and social media campaigns by Birds and Beans and SMBC. We are working closely with SMBC to raise the profile of Certified Bird Friendly coffee and this will result in customers looking to buy.

  7. Unique Offering
    This is not the same coffee that can be bought in all of your competitors and so you can develop loyal repeat customers.

  8. The coffee tastes great. 
    These are the highest grade beans available and Birds and Beans has developed a reputation for being one of the best boutique roasters in the country.

  9. Great Service 
    Birds and Beans offers excellent customer service and fast order fulfillment.

  10. A Canadian Company
    Birds and Beans is a Canadian family owned business based in Etobicoke ON.

On certifications, Birds and Beans is Soaring above the Crowd™.

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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 while harnessing third party verification.

We trust our growers and our importers based on our shared values and our joint support of certification programs. We earn your trust through our certification and our willingness to be verified. It is the chain of verified trust that ensures that people and the environment are protected.

Be part of the chain: Look for the certification seals.

On certifications, Birds and Beans is Soaring above the Crowd™.

All of our coffees are Certified Bird Friendly® with the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center to offer our coffees. See our up to date listing on the SMBC website here.

All of our coffees are certified organic by Ecocert Canada, an accredited certification body in Ontario. See our current certificate.

In addition to being certified Organic and Bird Friendly, all our coffees are purchased under fair and respectful social conditions and are certified by either Fair Trade USA or the Rainforest Alliance.  All of our coffees are Direct Trade via our import partners.

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