Are you a coffee lover who cares about the environment and the future of coffee? Then consider switching to certified Bird Friendly coffee beans.
Bird Friendly coffee is grown in a way that preserves the habitat of birds and promotes biodiversity. Here are the top three reasons why any coffee lover should make the switch:
1. Better for the birds
Bird Friendly coffee is certified by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC), which means it meets strict standards for shade-grown agriculture. This method of growing coffee mimics the natural forest habitat that birds depend on during their annual migration.
Shade-grown coffee farms provide shelter, food, and nesting sites for dozens of species of birds. By drinking Bird Friendly coffee, you're supporting farmers who protect the environment and preserve biodiversity and thereby are protecting the future of coffee itself.
2. Better for the buds
Bird Friendly coffee is not only good for the birds, but it's also good for your buds (taste buds, that is). Shade-grown coffee matures more slowly and develops more complex flavors than coffee grown in full-sun. The shade also protects the beans from harsh sunlight, which can cause them to ripen unevenly or too quickly.
This results in a higher-quality coffee that has a richer, more nuanced flavor. By drinking Bird Friendly coffee, you're drinking a better quality cup of coffee that's also better for the environment.
3. Better for the planet
Bird Friendly coffee is grown in a way that promotes sustainability and reduces the use of chemicals and fertilizers. Shade-grown coffee farms are more resistant to pests and diseases, which means farmers don't need to use as many pesticides or herbicides.
They also rely on natural fertilizers like compost and animal manure, which reduces the carbon footprint of coffee production. By choosing Bird Friendly coffee, you're supporting sustainable agriculture and helping to mitigate climate change.
Overall, switching to bird-friendly beans is a win-win for coffee lovers who care about the environment. It's better for the birds, better for your taste buds, and better for the planet. Look for the SMBC certification to choose Bird Friendly beans or buy one of our Certified Bird Friendly coffees.
Your taste buds and the birds will thank you.
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