Certified Bird Friendly® Coffee
Bird Friendly® Guatemala
In 2017 we decided to take our mission of environmental stewardship one step further and became Bird Friendly® Certified. The Bird Friendly® certification was developed by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Using Smithsonian conservation science, the Bird Friendly gold standard does more than other eco-friendly seals to protect habitat. Bird Friendly coffees come from farms using a combination of foliage cover, tree height and biodiversity to provide quality habitat for birds and other wildlife. Instead of clearing rainforests to grow coffee in the sun, Bird Friendly farms grow coffee underneath the shade trees that provide habitat for birds, including migratory species, whose impressive journeys can take them from the backyards of the U.S. and Canada all the way to coffee farms in Latin America.
As part of our certification we pay additional fees, "premiums", for these coffees. The premiums are paid to producer groups and help to strengthen the financial security of coffee workers and farms. They also help with farm sustainability projects & community development.
Learn More: About Bird Friendly® Coffee
CBRC Bird Friendly® Guatemala is the first in this expanding line of specialty coffees.
Location: Central America
Farm: Asociación Civil Guaya’b. A coffee cooperative that was established in 1998.
Roast Profile: Light-Medium
Roastmaster’s Description: Smooth body & soft acidity. Notes of mild orange and dark chocolate.
Featured Bird: Icterus Galbula • Baltimore Oriole
A bird known to migrate between both Maryland and the region in Guatemala where this coffee is grown.
Bird Friendly® certification was developed by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and is the only 100% organic & shade-grown coffee certification available. Their seal ensures that tropical agroforests are being preserved and migratory birds have a healthy environment when they travel from our backyards to far away coffee farms. CBRC pays a premium for this coffee in support of Bird Friendly® growing practices and habitat preservation.
Learn More: Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
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