By the time you drink your next cup of conventional coffee, acres of tropical forest will be lost. This includes the birds and wildlife that depend on it. Chemicals harmful to the environment remain legal to use in less-developed countries, including many countries that grow coffee.
Bird Friendly Coffee: Did You Know?
By the time you drink your next cup of conventional coffee, acres of tropical forest will be lost. This includes the birds and wildlife that depend on it.
By drinking coffee not certified as organic by The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), you run the risk of drinking pesticide residue in your cup.
Even though many chemicals found to be harmful to the environment and those banned or are strictly regulated in the U.S. or Europe, they remain legal to use in less-developed countries, including many countries that grow coffee.
Watch the documentary, Circle of Poison (2016). Shade-grown organic coffee plantations, stamped with the "Bird Friendly®" seal of approval, do not use pesticides but forest-like environments to grow their coffee.
Bird Friendly coffee plantations play a key role in the conservation of our global environment and provide sanctuary for migratory birds.
Western Cuyahoga Audubon has partnered with Birds and Beans Coffee that sources its coffee from forests of Latin America.
How can you help? Take the 30-Day Bird Friendly Coffee Challenge!
Order a bag of Bird Friendly coffee today and try it for one month.
Taste the difference of beans that have been maturing slowly under a forest canopy resulting in a richer flavor.
For just a few dollars more a bag, you will be preserving bird habitat, supporting conservation efforts/sustainable farming and drinking “good” coffee. You will be glad you did!
Learn more about joining the WCAS Bird Friendly Coffee Club here.
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