Know Your Coffee Birds series

The North American Wood Warblers are known for their colorful beauty. The male Black-throated Blue Warbler (Dendrioca caerulescens, left) is one of the most beautiful.

Revised on March 23, 2014

Know your coffee birds: Jacu

by JulieCraves on September 6, 2008

Jacus (guans) are birds that eat ripe coffee cherries.One might imagine this habit would draw the ire of coffee farmers. But at least one enterprising producer is using the philosophy, “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Or in this case, “If life gives you bird crap with coffee beans it it, make coffee.”

Revised on December 11, 2018

Tennessee Warblers are one of the classic winter residents of shade coffee farms in Central America and northern South America, which led tropical ornithologist Alexander Skutch to conclude that they really should be named “Coffee Warbler.”

Revised on December 21, 2018

I’d like to inaugurate my “Know your coffee birds” series with the bird Coffee & Conservation uses to rate coffees: the Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota).

Revised on February 12, 2015