New Cerulean Warbler coffee available

by JulieCraves on March 23, 2008

You’ve followed the saga of the flagship shade-coffee bird, the Cerulean Warbler, on these pages. If you need to catch up:

  • An introduction to the declining Cerulean Warbler, and its connection to shade coffee on its Colombia wintering grounds.
  • Discussion of the American Bird Conservancy’s (ABC) Cerulean Warbler campaign. ABC partnered to purchase warbler habitat in Santander, Colombia which included shade coffee farms, and also began promoting a Cerulean Warbler coffee, roasted by Thanksgiving Coffee Company, which was sourced in Antioquia, another important warbler wintering region. ABC added more land to the original reserve late last year.
  • News from a bird conference I attended in February was that a new shipment of coffee from Antioquia would be offered by Thanksgiving in March, the plan was to begin importing coffee from the Santander preserve soon. I just browsed through all the coffees at Thanksgiving, and found no Cerulean Warbler coffee, nor did a search turn it up.  There are no direct links on the ABC site either, but a search there provides this page, which  does link to a page to an order page at Thanksgiving.

Sweet Maria’s, North America’s best source of green coffee for home roasters, just received a small lot from Antioquia, I believe the same co-op Thanksgiving sources from (although the lot may be a subset of farmers working on the Cerulean Warbler project). Tom gave this coffee a really good review, which is really encouraging. If you are a home roaster, I encourage you to give this coffee a try — at $5.50/lb. green it’s cheaper than Folgers!

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Posted in Birds and other biodiversity

Hawkeye March 26, 2008 at 9:52 am

Yeah for me! I shop at Sweet Maria's, I like coffees with a lighter roast, I can get a bunch of it at a good price, and its all for a good cause. I win four times over. 5lbs coming soon!

Hawkeye March 26, 2008 at 11:45 am

I would be happy to do that. However, I don't really know all the fancy schmancy coffee lingo. It might be something really simple like "Wow, this is good!" or "Wow, this is really bad…." But, I'll give it a go. ;)

BirdBarista March 26, 2008 at 10:33 am

Tom from Sweet Maria's says he'll let us know if he offers this as one of their daily roasted coffees. Meanwhile, please let us know what you think…I feel a guest post coming on!

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