What is shade-grown coffee and how does it help birds?
Shade-grown coffee is coffee that is grown and harvested under a canopy of mature trees. These trees are crucial habitats for migrating and resident birds.
Many coffee farms in Latin America have switched to row monocultures that are devoid of trees and other vegetation. At Willows Coffee, we have kept our same sustainable model as when we first started planting coffee over 100 years ago. Keeping our historic model, means keeping a natural habitat of vegetation and trees. This gives birds a place to thrive and survive.
We are proud to be a part of bird conservation through our coffee practices, and want to help more consumers be aware of the environmental impacts their coffee of choice has.
Read more about shade-grown coffee and bird conservation here.