Resources for Michigan Blue Magazine readers and American Birding Association members on the birds and coffee connection.Revised on November 30, 2016
Latest update of peer-reviewed coffee research.
A film about the decline of North American songbirds called The Messenger includes a segment about coffee and bird habitat.
Annual recap of how much we spend on coffee in a year Here we are on our 6th year of standardized tracking of how much the two-person Coffee & Conservation […]Revised on August 20, 2015
An episode of the local program The Green Room where I talk about eco-friendly coffee and birds.Revised on December 21, 2016
What is a certified B Corp, and which coffee companies have the certification?Revised on February 4, 2017
An update on the accelerating pace of land use for coffee growing in China and its environmental impact.Revised on November 30, 2016
A guide to more information of interest to readers of my article “The True Cost of Coffee” in BirdWatching Magazine.Revised on December 21, 2016
The February 2013 issue of BirdWatching Magazine (formerly Birder’s World) is in bookstores and other retailers now. It contains my article on the connection between coffee, birds, and biodiversity, The […]Revised on March 23, 2014
We may all be getting to know robusta a little better in the future. It seems fitting to offer a little introduction.Revised on October 22, 2016
Multiple studies have shown that birders can well afford to drink sustainably-grown coffee that supports the birds they enjoy so much.Revised on November 19, 2016
I put together a two-page PDF fact sheet on shade coffee and migratory birds for a couple of local events and to have on hand on our literature table at the Rouge River Bird Observatory. Feel free to download it…Revised on October 26, 2010
In spite of what many people believe, Fair Trade certification alone does not automatically mean or guarantee that rigorous environmental standards were followed, or that the coffee was grown under shade. Here’s a summary of the Fair Trade environmental standards.Revised on February 15, 2015
Not only is it time for us — birders — to acknowledge that our consumption is often in conflict with our professed beliefs and passions, it’s time to do something about it.Revised on November 2, 2010
If you are one of the 160 million coffee drinkers in the U.S., you can make a decisive, positive impact on poverty by refusing to buy cheap grocery store coffee from Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Kraft, and Sara Lee.Revised on November 29, 2016