Our coffee and hot chocolate stand for Bird Habitats
In fact, over 95% of the coffees we roast are shade-grown. Our coffee beans are grown on bushes that require shade to thrive. The overhanging canopy of trees provide a natural environment for diverse wildlife, especially birds. Plant debris and composted coffee bean pulp provide a natural fertilizer.
Backyard birds such as the Ruby Throated Hummingbird migrate to steamy tropical forests. They live at elevations of up to 16,000 feet in the Andes of South America and move up & down these mountain sides to locate food. It’s between the arid and moist habitats that the birds find the shrubs and trees which are in bloom to feast upon. This is also where you will find coffee plantations. These mountain sides are covered with fog which slows the growth, resulting in a much sweeter coffee bean. It is these conditions that provide a buffet of flowering resources.
By drinking shade-grown coffee, you help support and preserve the flowers that birds depend upon for migratory habitat.
The Creemore Coffee Company is proud to support bird habitats by roasting coffee beans from these distinct farms.