We’re not talking about the cockney rhyming slang variety either (see cockney rhyme).
We mean real birds. Our name, Coffee Bird, is a tribute to how shade grown coffee farms have saved real birds.
The deforestation of the rainforest and the atrocity of the wars in Central America pushed the indigenous bird population to the brink of extinction. In El Salvador nay of the indigenous birds are extinct.
Guess where the surviving birds live? That’s right- shade grown coffee farms.
Shade grown farms are a little less convenient for farmers because it produces a smaller yield of coffee than if there were no shade. (Will leave it for another day to tell you about how many farmers are getting rid of their shade trees).
The coffee from our farm is shade grown. Lucky for us, our farm is situated in the “Antigua Bird Belt” which means that you can expect to see all sorts of lovely birds. I have posted some of my favourites birds above.
When you buy shade grown coffee, you are helping the birds!