In December, the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo began serving Bird-Friendly certified coffee. The certification standards for this coffee were, of course, developed by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, making this an obvious move. Now more Smithsonian locations — the Natural History Museum, the National Museum of the
American Indian, the National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian
Castle, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the National Portrait
Gallery — will serve Bird-Friendly coffee.
This amounts to around 1,200 pounds of coffee brewed each month. An equal amount has been served each month in
the House of Representatives’ cafeterias since January.
The National Zoo coffee is roasted by Golden Valley Farms Coffee Roasters, which also offers retail sales online to consumers. The coffee provided in the other Smithsonian locations is roasted by S&D Coffee, one of the suppliers of coffee to McDonald's.