One of the most effective ways you can help migratory birds is to make sure the coffee you drink is Bird Friendly®.
And now, thanks to a new partnership between Bird City Wisconsin and Birds & Beans, getting Bird Friendly®-certified coffee is easier than ever.
You can purchase Birds & Beans Bird Friendly®-certified coffees via the Bird City Wisconsin website. Not only will you see the lowest prices on Birds & Beans coffee ever offered, but you'll get free shipping on every order!
Better yet, your purchase will support your local Bird City effort by helping your community meet a criterion on its Bird City application, and a portion of the sales through Bird City will come back to support Bird City Wisconsin.
You'll get great-tasting coffee, you'll help birds, and you'll support Bird City. It is a win all around!
You can choose from French roast (including decaf), medium or light roast, and espresso. Coffees come in 2 lb. and 5 lb. bags, in cases containing six 12 oz. packages, and in packages containing fifty 2.2 oz. pouches, each of which makes a 10- to 12-cup pot -- ideal for office use. Prices begin at $23.75 for a 2 lb. bag, and you can choose whole-bean or ground.
A gold standard
Bird Friendly® coffees represent a gold standard in ethical and sustainable coffee business.
Coffees certified as Bird Friendly® are the world’s only shade-grown, organic coffees certified by third-party inspectors using criteria established by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. The criteria are based on years of research and have been proved scientifically to provide birds with habitat second only to undisturbed forest.
Bird Friendly®-certified coffees come from family farms in Latin America. The beans grow under biodiverse shade that sequesters carbon, fights climate change, and provides all-important habitat for migratory songbirds and other wildlife. Certification standards cover everything from canopy height to insect biodiversity.
This means that simply by drinking Bird Friendly®-certified coffees, you help preserve thousands of acres of prime tropical habitat and biodiversity, saving birds, family farms, and the Earth we all share.
Birds & Beans, based in Boston, is the only coffee company in America (and Canada) that sells nothing but shade-grown Bird Friendly®-certified coffee.
Birds & Beans coffees are also certified Organic, meaning that they are produced under standards established by the USDA’s National Organic Program. Requirements include no use of prohibited substances on the land for at least three years. This includes most synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers that are harmful to the environment.
In addition, Birds & Beans coffees are Fair Trade certified. You can be sure that the people who produce your coffee work in safe conditions, protect the environment, build sustainable livelihoods, and earn additional money to empower and uplift their communities.
This means Birds & Beans coffee is a triple-certified specialty coffee that actively supports multiple conservation initiatives. Bird City Wisconsin is proud to partner with the company, and we're delighted to offer its coffees to you.