Thanks to Catherine for posting this report.
Study after study is arriving at the same result, and since many of us
love our morning coffee, our purchasing choices can make a tremendous
difference - not only to neotropical migrants, but to the communities
who do the farming.
The lead author of this report says that "An encouraging result of the
study is that coffee production in the Western Ghats, a global
biodiversity hotspot, can be a win-win for birds and farmers."
When you purchase certified coffee from an expert roaster and add in
great taste, win-win becomes win-win-win. Such coffee does not have to
cost substantially more money, especially when purchased wisely though a
"coffee club." Consider starting one in your community!
More information is here: <https://birdsandbeans.com/>
On 2/16/2018 10:42 AM, Catherine Crawley wrote:
> Here's a neat study on bird diversity and our fave morning beverage.
> Birds and beans: Study shows best coffee for bird diversity
> It's an age-old debate for coffee lovers. Which is better: Arabica beans
> with their sweeter, softer taste, or the bold, deep flavor of Robusta
> beans? A new study has taken the question to unlikely coffee aficionados: