Our Coffee Birds

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In spring, the anticipation of the return of migratory birds, including warblers, adds a sense of wonder to the season. Among these avian travelers are the 'coffee birds,' a term that is at the heart of our Birds & Beans coffee mission. Our Bird Friendly coffee roasts bear such as Scarlet Tanager, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Wood Thrush, Baltimore Oriole, American Redstart, and Kingbirds, to highlight the connection between coffee cultivation and bird habitats.

Birds & Beans sources its coffee from family farms certified as shade-grown and 'Bird Friendly' by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, underscoring its commitment to sustainable practices. These farms, resembling natural tropical forests, play a crucial role in preserving biodiversity amid global deforestation challenges.

Sadly, one notable species, the Bachman's Warbler, will not grace the US with its presence this year. The extinction of this beautiful songbird was confirmed in 2023, marking a poignant loss in the avian world. The American Swamp Bird That Disappeared published on the BBC is a thoughtful article on the topic.

Choosing Birds & Beans coffee, with our USDA Organic, Fair Trade, and Smithsonian Bird Friendly certifications, not only supports sustainable agriculture but also contributes to bird conservation. By enjoying a cup of our ethically sourced coffee, you can actively participate in safeguarding the habitats of beloved migratory birds. We are hopeful that an increased interest in Bird Friendly Coffee will help slow further migratory bird extinctions. 


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