Lehigh Valley Zoo
October 12, 2021
|(Schnecksville, PA) – The Lehigh Valley Zoo is excited to announce a new partnership with Calm Waters Coffee Roasters and the availability of Bird Friendly® coffee, both onsite and online!
Calm Waters Coffee Roasters is based in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Calm Waters provides the Lehigh Valley Zoo with delicious bags of whole bean coffee originating in Marcala, Honduras. Flavor notes of this light roast include mandarin orange, cocoa, and walnut, which are sure to leave you craving more!
On top of its outstanding flavor, this coffee is Bird Friendly® certified – the gold standard of eco-friendly coffee. According to Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute, “the Bird Friendly® certification ensures that the coffee originates from farms using a combination of foliage cover, tree height, and biodiversity to provide quality habitat for birds and other wildlife.” This means that with every cup of Bird Friendly® coffee that you brew, you are protecting biodiversity – especially migratory birds – from the threat of deforestation.
All Bird Friendly® certified coffee is 100% organic and 100% shade grown, meaning the coffee beans are grown underneath the forest canopy. This is in opposition to sun grown processes, which are driven by deforestation to plant rows and rows of coffee beans under direct sunlight. While sun grown coffee produces a larger yield, shade grown coffee is richer and more complex in flavor due to the length of time needed for the beans to grow.
It is a part of the Lehigh Valley Zoo’s mission to demonstrate leadership in the conservation community, and our friends at Calm Waters Coffee Roasters are helping us to do just that by brewing a more sustainable world! To purchase a bag of Bird Friendly® coffee, simply visit the Lehigh Valley Zoo’s Nature Store during regular daytime hours (10am-4pm now through October 31st, 10am-3pm beginning November 1st). Or, visit the Nature Store’s Online Gift Shop at ShopLVZoo.com anytime! Additionally, during select dates in October and November, keep an eye out for Bird Friendly® coffee samples and meet some of our knowledgeable Education Specialists to learn about the importance of buying Bird Friendly®.
As a member-supported non-profit organization, Lehigh Valley Zoological Society was founded in 2004, but as a treasured community landmark, the Zoo’s history spans over a century. Founded in 1906 by General Harry C. Trexler, a local industrialist, the Lehigh Valley’s Trexler Game Preserve has educated and entertained more than five million people.
Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Lehigh Valley Zoo hosts year-round, family-friendly events and activities, educational programs, and camps. With a mission to create a safe, engaging and enlightening wildlife experience for guests of all ages, the Zoo demonstrates leadership in the cultural, scientific and conservation communities. To learn more about Lehigh Valley Zoo, we invite you to visit our website, www.lvzoo.org, or follow us on Facebook @LVZOO.