In 2017 we decided to take our mission of environmental stewardship one step further and became Bird Friendly® Certified. The Bird Friendly® certification was developed by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Using Smithsonian conservation science, the Bird Friendly gold standard does more than other eco-friendly seals to protect habitat. Bird Friendly coffees come from farms using a combination of foliage cover, tree height and biodiversity to provide quality habitat for birds and other wildlife. Instead of clearing rainforests to grow coffee in the sun, Bird Friendly farms grow coffee underneath the shade trees that provide habitat for birds, including migratory species, whose impressive journeys can take them from the backyards of the U.S. and Canada all the way to coffee farms in Latin America.
As part of our certification we pay additional fees, “premiums”, for these coffees. The premiums are paid to producer groups and help to strengthen the financial security of coffee workers and farms. They also help with farm sustainability projects & community development.
About Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company
All of our coffees are roasted in Crofton Maryland and we believe in supporting other local businesses whenever possible. We are proud to locally source the following from Maryland Businesses:
- Steel cans in Belcamp.
- Can labels in Crofton.