Bird Friendly Coffee

Via Yard Map: http://content.yardmap.org/

Enjoy coffee? Consider Ethiopian shade grown coffee for your next cup. Highest relative bird biodiversity is found on plantations there: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/02/150204-ethiopia-shade-coffee-bird-friendly-environment-ngfood-science/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/02/150204-ethiopia-shade-coffee-bird-friendly-environment-ngfood-science/

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Seems like shade ccoffee isn’t always shade coffee. ..

Here is a more extended article about birds and the Ethopian coffee.One line I like most out of the article:

“The birds that are found in the forest understory are also the birds that potentially benefit the farmers by consuming insects,” allowing farmers to avoid the costs and hazards of pesticide use…”

Read more:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150205082924.htm

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