8oz bag of ethiopian natural grade one sits on a wood cutting board with coffee beans displayed in front
Ethiopian Bird-friendly Coffee

Ethiopian Bird-friendly Coffee

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Big Year Coffee is proud to partner with Asikana farms in western Ethiopia to bring you some of Africa’s best-tasting, natural grade 1 arabica coffee. Grown at 1500-1700m this is one of the most premium bird-friendly coffees in the specialty coffee industry.

Our light and medium roasts are fruity with strong floral notes. For maximum flavor try the lighter roast which preserves more of the flavors and complexities in the bean. Our favorite method of brewing this is through our pour-over filters to maximize flavor.

Asikana farms is situated in a biodiverse region of east Africa. By being a bird-friendly farm they have agreed to protect native trees by providing a minimum of 40% shade cover across their entire bird-friendly operation. By protecting this forest we can provide native species like the Lanner Falcon, Green Bee-eater, and African Jacana a place to flourish.

Our featured species, the white-cheeked Turaco is a fascinating and beautiful species endemic to Africa. Turacos are the only bird species to possess true red and green pigments. They do this by synthesizing copper, while most other birds create these colors through their feather structures. Turacos sometimes are considered an agricultural pest in some farming regions due to their feeding habits. We are proud to protect a bird like the Turaco because it is a natural seed disperser in forests.