Bird & Wild is a sustainable, eco-friendly coffee that gives back to charity!
Bird & Wild coffee is Fairtrade, Organic, Bird Friendly and Shade Grown. As the RSPB’s official coffee, 6% of all sales are donated back to them to help them to protect wildlife, restore their woodlands and build a future where they live in harmony with nature.
Bird & Wild is available in two delicious flavours, the Seasonal Blend which is medium roasted to perfection for a smooth coffee with dark chocolate tones, balanced acidity and bright floral aromas. The Seasonal Blend has a strength of 3 so something to suit a more balanced taste.
The medium dark Espresso Blend is expertly roasted to produce a well-balanced tang of cocoa and fruit within a dark, creamy body that makes it ideal for espresso and milky drinks. The Espresso Blend has a strength of 4, which is great as I do love a stronger cup of coffee.
So what is bird friendly coffee?
Bird Friendly Certification guarantees that every bean is produced organically and under high-quality shade, ensuring tropical ‘agroforests’ are preserved and migratory birds find a healthy haven when they travel from northern climes to faraway farms producing the beans. With widespread clear cutting for sun coffee plantations, it’s imperative to protect the tropical forest that remains and help to rehabilitate degraded ecosystems.
Every cup of Bird Friendly coffee you drink encourages more farmers to grow in the shade, which is good for birds and for people.
What is shade grown coffee?
Traditionally, coffee was grown commercially under other trees that provided shade, and in its natural wild state, coffee much prefers shade in the heat of the tropics. However, since the 1970s, new sun-tolerant coffee plants have been developed with the aim of higher production rates and larger yields through higher-density, open planting over huge areas of land.
Unfortunately, these cultivation practices of open planting is unsustainable, destroys the land through overexposure to the sun and has a negative impact on the environment. As a result, the concept of Shade Grown Coffee, a return to traditional coffee farming, was born. A canopy of assorted types of shade trees is created to cultivate shade-grown coffee, which incorporates principles of natural ecology to promote natural ecological relationships.
I love coffee and it’s always something I am keen to try and see what a variety of flavors are on offer in various locations. So I was very happy to give Bird & Wild a try to compare to the rest. Wow, what can I say. They are both such a treat, full of flavour and a pleasant taste.
All I needed to do was add some of the ground coffee into my coffee machine and when it had finished my house really smelt amazing from it too! Both such pleasant drinks that I truly recommend. As its real roast coffee rather than instant, you do need a cafetiere/French press, filter machine, espresso machine or coffee machine to use them.
Where can I buy?
Seasonal Blend Medium Roast, Fairtrade, Organic Beans and Ground 200g – £4.99
Signature Espresso Blend, Fairtrade, Organic Beans and Ground 200g – £4.99
We have a lovely giveaway for you to win. Bird & Wild have kindly given us a bag of their Seasonal Blend and their Signature Expresso Blend and a Bird & Wild mug to giveaway.
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