Bird Friendly Coffee
Third party assessed by verified bodies
Food, Beverage and Agriculture
Environmental Management, Organic, Water Related
The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC) has developed the only 100%-organic shade-grown coffee certification. Simply put, "Bird Friendly" coffee is coffee that comes from farms in Latin America that provide good, forest-like habitat for birds. Rather than being grown on land that has been cleared of all other vegetation, "Bird Friendly" coffees are planted under a canopy of trees. Because of the shaded, forest-like setting created by these canopy trees, coffee produced this way is called shade-grown. Not only are "Bird Friendly" coffees shade-grown, they are also organic, meaning they're grown without the use of chemical pesticides which poison the environment.