Has Your Coffee Saved a Bird Lately?
Did you know that our name 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 have pushed the indigenous bird population to the brink of extinction. In El Salvador many of the indigenous birds are extinct.
Guess where many of 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. Because of this, 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.
So remember - when you buy shade grown coffee, you are helping the birds!