Enjoy Our Northwoods Coffee
Audubon Center is proud to announce our own brand of coffee.
In association with a Minnesotan company – European
Roasterie, we now have organic, shade grown,
fair trade coffee available
for sale, with our own label and information on the package.
are pleased with this new product, not only because it promotes
the Audubon Center, but because it is such a high quality, eco-conscious
product. Shade grown coffee is a sustainable crop. It protects
critical forest habitat for songbirds and also reduces the amount
of chemicals used on the plants and the soil. The workers are
paid a living wage for growing this type of coffee, which in
turn encourages them to continue
this type of agriculture.
Fair Trade Certified label by TransFair Canada
guarantees that the coffee was grown responsibly and that the
farmers who grew the beans got a fair price for them. Fair Trade
Pays farmers a decent, living wage for their harvest
direct trade links to farmers and their cooperatives, bypassing
access to affordable credit, helping farmers stay out of
the debt to local loan sharks between harvests
The Organic Coffee label by the Organic Crop
Improvement Association guarantees that the coffee was grown
without using any fertilizers, pesticides and other chemical
Organic farming protects farmers and the environment from
unsafe applications of fertilizers and pesticides while
promoting a sustainable agriculture for future generations
certification requires that every step from planting,
farming, harvesting and transporting by rail, sea and
road be inspected and certified to be free of fertilizers,
herbicides, pesticides and other chemical residue
Grown Coffee that has been grown under shade trees,
planted under an existing forest canopy or where trees are purposely
cultivated on a coffee plantation (sometimes called “managed
coffee trees grew under the shelter of the taller forest trees.
With the advent of industrial style agriculture (technification)-
the older forests were cut down, so that coffee trees could
be planted in full sun, because the beans are easier to harvest
and initially the trees grow faster. However, the soil soon
becomes depleted and insects attack the exposed trees, necessitating
the use of fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides (ingredients
that are known to be bad for people and wildlife).
have known that there are 97% fewer bird species visiting coffee
grown in sun plantations than in the shade.
A beautiful Guan resting in
shade-tree, beneath which
coffee is growing.
can purchase this coffee directly from us by calling 888/404-7743
or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 12 oz bag costs $9.90-$10.90 (depending on the variety) and you have a choice of either whole
bean or ground in five varieties: Velvet Hammer, Guatemalan,
Sumatran, Mexican, and Nicaraguan, each of these five come
in Decaf as well.
Funds Selling Audubon Coffee
addition, this coffee can be used as a fundraiser. If you have
a group (Cub scouts, 4H, etc) that is in need of a product to
sell, please consider our coffee. To order for fundraising,
you need to contact Cindy
Dorzinski at European Roasterie at 888-LUV JAVA. The company
is donating a percentage of each sale to the Center.
To instill a connection and commitment
to the environment in people of all
communities through experiential learning.
A healthy planet where all people
balance with the Earth.
* We demonstrate respect, care and passion for the earth, all people and all living things
* We strive for excellence in everything we do through integrity, open communication and teamwork
* Individuals are valued, engaged and appreciated for their unique contributions
* We believe in life-long learning through positive shared experiences with the natural world
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