A fiery-billed aracari looks through the canopy

Bird-friendly® Coffee


Our farms support:

  • 1,786 Bird Species
  • 5,018 Coffee Growers
  • 14,866 Ha of Land across 12 countries

Our goal at Big Year Coffee is to change the agricultural business to protect birds and wildlife from humans while providing delicious, high-quality coffee. We have perfected our roasting techniques by roasting only bird-friendly beans, meaning you are getting the highest quality coffee from a trusted roasting process. 

Not only is our coffee certified Smithsonian bird-friendly®, but it is also certified USDA organic, containing less pesticides and herbicides than tradition coffee. We also use completely compostable packaging materials and we are shifting to compostable labels and stickers next. We are always working to make our business as sustainable as possible.

Finally, what could be more bird friendly than the fact that our head roaster/founder, Avery Meeker, is a trained avian ecologist with a Masters of Science in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Washington. He's worked on projects to conserve birds in both Denali and Yosemite National Parks as an avian researcher and field technician. His work has helped protect long-distance migratory species on their breeding grounds that call the coffee fields home in the winter. Now that's bird-friendly.