What is Triple Certified Organic Coffee?

Our Triple Certified Organic Coffee combines three key certifications: Certified Organic, Certified Fair Trade, and Smithsonian Shade Grown “Bird-Friendly”®.

Certified USDA Organic: This coffee adheres to USDA organic standards, free from harmful pesticides, herbicides, and artificial fertilizers. Independent certification tracks the coffee from farm to consumer.

Certified Fair Trade: Organized into democratically run cooperatives, small family farmers receive a fair price regardless of market conditions. Child labor is prohibited, and equal pay is ensured. Direct relationships between farmers and roasters are encouraged.

Certified Smithsonian Shade Grown “Bird-Friendly”®: Managed through the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, this certification guarantees rigorous biodiversity standards, maximizing bird habitat. Farmers are incentivized to maintain forest-like conditions, fostering a direct link between consumers and farmers.

Coffee Storage Tips: Store your coffee in a cool, dry place in an airtight glass container away from sunlight. Avoid the freezer or refrigerator, as they can affect the coffee's quality.

Grinding Beans: For freshest flavor, grind beans at home. If preferred, we can grind and ship the next day.

Making Espresso: Our Birds & Beans roast, Kingbird Espresso, is designed for espresso machines but tastes great brewed using other methods.

Decaffeination: We exclusively use a water decaffeination process, free from chemical solvents commonly found in decaffeinated coffees.

Brewing Recommendations: Use 1-2 level tablespoons of coffee per six ounces of hot water for a full-strength cup. Adjust strength by adding hot water post-brewing.

Brewing Methods: French press pot brewing is recommended for fuller flavor, but cone drip is also suitable.

Grinding Recommendations: Please read our blog post HERE.

Packaging: While most of our packaging is not compostable or recyclable, we offer a compostable bag option for our dark roast, whole bean 12oz product.