Bird-Friendly Coffee Club
Purchase Bird-Friendly Coffee through GEAS!
GEAS has launched a 'Coffee Club' with Birds and Beans, a Smithsonian Certified bird friendly coffee company. The Coffee Club allows us to order coffee at wholesale prices directly from the company.
We are ready to start taking orders, but please bear with us as this website's new online store feature is very basic. We have included the required state sales tax, processing fees, and one quarter to help cover shipping on each item. If you have questions about the ordering process please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why the "bird friendly" label matters.
Research points to loss of habitat and traditional coffee farms in the Americas as being a major contributor to the alarming decline in migratory songbird populations.
A Bird-Friendly label indicates that the farm where the coffee was grown qualifies as “bird friendly habitat” as defined by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. The standards promote environmental sustainability of coffee farms and protect biodiversity, with a special focus on providing shelter and food for migratory birds.
Coffee farms are also required to be certified organic. The label is verified and highly meaningful. For more info about demystifying coffee labels (and finding the one that is most bird-friendly) read this article from Cornell Lab of Ornithology.