Bird Friendly Organic Fair Trade Coffee
In 2002 we started selling bird friendly coffee roasted by a small local roaster located in the picturesque village of Creemore, The Creemore Coffee Company. The selection was small but the quality was great. Now the selection of blends is large and the quality continues to be one of the best. Enticing aroma, superb flavour and smooth finish are the hallmarks of these blends.
The Creemore Coffee Company (www.creemorecoffee.com) started operations in the year 2000 and quickly realized that their "idea of quality" had "evolved beyond simply great taste" and it was their "interest in nature and especially birding" that lead them "to discover the serious issues surrounding the modern production methods used for coffee." It was then that the Creemore Coffee Company made the commitment to bring shade grown bird friendly, certified fair trade organic coffee to the Canadian market.
Creemore Coffee features a large selection of coffee beans that have been certified Fair Trade through Fairtrade Canada. This designation helps "...ensure the farmers and artisans behind those products get a better deal. Most often this is understood to mean better prices for producers, but it often means longer-term and more meaningful trading relationships as well."
Bird friendly Creemore coffees are certified through the Rainforest Alliance. The Rainforest Alliance "...works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior." The Alliance is responsible for educating coffee farmers to the benefits of growing coffee under a forest canopy which supports our migratory birds such as the Baltimore orioles, Tennessee and Cape May warblers.
The Creemore Coffee Company ensures their support of coffee farmers through the Fair Trade program but they go even further by supporting "women only" coffee farming through their Cafe Femenino which is an organic coffee produced exclusively by women in Peru.
At Wild Birds Unlimited we believe in supporting products that help make a better life for people, support the environment and help ensure the survival of our birds.
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