Archive for the ‘Bird Friendly Coffee Certification’ Category


Is Organic Coffee Shade Grown?

One of our readers recently asked, is organic coffee shade grown? Here is the short answer. More often than not shade grown coffee is organic but organic coffee does not need to be grown in the shade. Read on for more info about healthy organic coffee and shade grown coffee. Healthy organic coffee has been [...]

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Why Would You Buy Shade Grown Coffee?

The most common arguments for shade grown coffee are the ecological benefits. But there is more to why you would buy shade grown coffee. Let’s start with ecological benefits of shade grown coffee as reported by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. By reviewing more than 50 studies on shade-grown coffee farms in regions ranging from [...]

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Coffee for the Birds

Everyone likes their coffee and coffee is good for your health as well. But many of us are concerned about the environment, global warming and the loss of species. Birds are especially vulnerable to deforestation and here is where coffee comes into the picture. When large farming operations cut down trees to plant sun-tolerant coffee [...]

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What Is Bird Friendly Coffee?

There are various certifications to look for when you want healthy organic coffee. We have written about USDA certification and certification by the Rainforest Alliance and UTZ. And we have written about shade grown coffee. The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center has come out with a certification for Bird Friendly Coffee! The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center [...]

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