Date: 12/3/19 10:06 am
From: Liz Pease <lizpease...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Bird-friendly coffee?
Incidentally, Birds & Beans Coffee is headquartered out of Byfield, MA,
according to their website.

Thanks for this great thread -- I'll be picking some bird-friendly coffee
up for holiday gifts for sure!

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 11:22 AM John Andrews <jandrews166...> wrote:

> I buy my bird-friendly coffee from Dean's Beans, a roaster in Orange,
> Massachusetts. They have one blend they call "Birdwatcher's Blend". See
> https://deansbeans.com/our-products .
>
> Deans Beans also supports economic justice for the communities that grow
> their beans. According to their website:
>
> "All of our fine whole bean specialty coffees are certified organic
> <https://deansbeans.com/organic-kosher-coffee>, fair trade
> <https://deansbeans.com/fair-trade-federation-membership>, and kosher
> <https://deansbeans.com/organic-kosher-coffee>, and are roasted in small
> batches at our beanery in Orange, MA. We know that the planting, care,
> harvesting and processing of the beans is done in conformity with
> international standards for the health of the farmer and their environment,
> as well as the high quality of the bean. The vast use of pesticides in
> coffee production has serious impact on the ecology of the coffee-growing
> world and the health of farm communities. Our commitment to only purchase shade
> grown <https://deansbeans.com/shade-grown-coffee> coffees supports
> healthy environments for coffee growers and protects critical migratory
> bird habitat. It is important to us that the quality of our
> coffees includes respect for the quality of life of our southern partners
> in the coffee world."
>
> On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 3:34 PM Stuart Walker <stuarttwalker...>
> wrote:
>
>> With the permission of the moderator, I would like to know if people can
>> recommend good (decaf, preferably) bird-friendly coffee that I could find
>> at relatively normal stores, like Whole Foods or Wegman’s, or even more
>> mainstream outlets.
>>
>> I find that many of the brands I look at say “organic”, but few seem to
>> say “shade grown”, which I associate with bird-friendly environments, or
>> Arabica. None specifically say “bird-friendly”.
>>
>> I would prefer not to order coffee by mail, but I will if necessary.
>> Thanks for any suggestions!
>>
>> Stuart Walker
>> Jamaica Plain
>> <stuarttwalker...>
>>
>

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