Springtime for SongBirds

Springtime for SongBirds

Coffee 101 The best coffee is grown the traditional way— slowly, under a canopy of shade from taller native hardwood trees. Shade-grown coffees are carefully tended, harvested, and processed by people who know and love coffee, and who depend on it for their...
This is Shade-Grown Coffee

This is Shade-Grown Coffee

Sustainability Shade Coffee looks like this: grown under the canopy of indigenous trees. The white barked taller trees are commonly known in Central America as “Inga”. They are great for coffee because they not only provide shade for the trees but also habitat for...
For the Birds: Altamira Oriole

For the Birds: Altamira Oriole

Sustainability For the Birds is a blog series from Thanksgiving Coffee Company, highlighting one of the 200 Neotropical migratory birds who rely on shade grown coffee during their winter migration. In January, we featured the Cedar Waxwing, in February,...
Flight Beyond Borders

Flight Beyond Borders

Sustainability A celebration of International Migratory Bird Day Here in the United States, we sometimes claim a cultural ownership of beautiful birds like the Baltimore Oriole, perhaps forgetting that the very same species could just as easily be named the...
Shade Grown Coffee Trees

Shade Grown Coffee Trees

Sustainability How are migratory birds and shade grown coffee trees linked? The coffee industry has an enormous impact on migratory birds: when they fly south in the cold months, these birds rely on the trees that shade coffee farms throughout the tropics. When...