Atlanta Audubon Launches New Coffee Promotion
There are a couple of big changes coming to Atlanta Audubon’s Coffee Campaign. First, we’re lowering the price per bag of our certified organic, shade grown coffee variety to $14/lb. And, during November and December, we’ll be running a holiday special. Purchase six bags or more for $12/lb. It’s the perfect gift for that person on your list who has everything!
In addition, we’re launching a new Atlanta Audubon Coffee Club. For a $25 annual fee, coffee club members may purchase our Café Campesino, shade-grown coffee at $12/lb. There’s no minimum or maximum amount to purchase. Coffee Club members who would like to take advantage of our holiday six bag special may purchase the coffee for $11/pound.
Why drink certified organic, shade-grown coffee? Loss of habitat is one of the biggest threats facing birds, particularly migratory species like the Wood Thrush. The Atlanta Audubon focus species of 2017-2018, the Wood Thrush spends its summer months here in Georgia but winters in the forests of Central America. Shade-grown, organic coffee farms provide safe and vital ecosystems for migratory birds, including the Wood Thrush, and allow coffee plants to grow in their preferred shade conditions.
The Atlanta Audubon blend is sourced from shaded farms that provide critical habitat for our thrushes, tanagers, and warblers while on their winter grounds. By purchasing our shade-grown, organic blend, you are helping create and preserve locations where birds and people thrive. Our blend is a combination of Latin American coffees and has nice acidities, a sweet fruity flavor, and a medium body. A portion of your purchase will go to Atlanta Audubon Society to advance our conservation programs, including a program to restore habitat for the Wood Thrush.
The Atlanta Audubon blend comes from Café Campesino, a wholesale roaster-distributor located in Americus, Georgia, specializing in artisan-roasted specialty-grade coffee. Café Campesino is a founding member of Cooperative Coffees, a green coffee importing organization committed to fair or alternative trading relationships between farmers and roasters. They are also a member of the Fair Trade Federation and Georgia Organics.