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WIN a bird-friendly coffee package!

Bird and Wild coffee

Here’s something worth percolating on; the RSPB has teamed up with Bird & Wild to offer a truly ethical and environmentally friendly shade-grown coffee that is triple certified as Bird Friendly, Organic and Fairtrade.

Shade Grown rules the ‘roast’
Migratory songbird species have been declining due to the loss of the Central American tropical rainforests they call home over the winter. Areas of rainforest cleared to make way for sun coffee plantations have added to this problem. Shade grown coffee farms requires a minimum level of tree coverage to cultivate a forest-like structure which provides food and water to help give these vulnerable species a home. In addition it provides a habitat which promotes natural ecology amongst resident birds, reptiles, ants, butterflies, bats, plants and other organisms.

Waking up to bird friendly
The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Centre in the United States has developed the only 100% Organic and Shade Grown coffee certification in the world called Bird Friendly Certification. No other coffee guarantees that every bean is produced organically ensuring tropical ‘agroforests’ are preserved and migratory birds find a healthy haven when travelling from northern climes to farms producing beans throughout Central America.  

Firstly, the coffee is certified Organic, which means managing a healthy soil base and applying no harmful pesticides that could otherwise run off into streams and rivers.  This helps reduce the billions of pounds of noxious chemicals that are injected annually into natural ecosystems that support wildlife and communities.

Secondly, a variety of native shade trees are grown throughout the coffee plantation. The combination of foliage cover, tree height and animal diversity provides suitable migratory bird habitat while maintaining productive farms. Producers must be recertified every three years to ensure they continue to meet these requirements and can truly call themselves Bird Friendly.

Thirdly, the coffees are certified Fairtrade which ensures producers in developing countries are paid a fair price for their work, by companies in developed countries based on partnerships, which means that it’s great for wildlife and people alike.

Kingfisher Latte MugWe have 7 bird-friendly coffee packages to giveaway! Each one includes one bag of espresso and one bag of medium blend coffee, along with two beautiful bird latte mugs. For your chance to win, answer the question below.

Bird & Wild can currently be purchased at the RSPB online shop at,, Amazon, Ocado or at selected RSPB stores at retail locations in nature reserves across the UK.

On what type of coffee farm is Bird & Wild coffee produced?

a) Sun coffee plantation

b) Shade grown coffee farm

c) Coffee wind farm


Competition Closes 15th March 2018

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7 x bag of coffee
Each package includes: 1 x bag of espresso, 1 x bag of medium blend coffee
2 x beautiful bird latte mugs

Terms and Conditions of Entry
The draw is open to UK residents only and entrants must be aged over 18. Only 1 entry is allowed per person/email address. Entries must be received by midnight on the 15th March 2018. The winner will be drawn at random from all correct entries received by during the term of the competition. No correspondence will be entered into. accepts no responsibility for any entries or other communications that are late, incomplete, unintelligible, misdirected, lost due to disconnection, telephone systems or computer equipment or software failure or data loss. The winners will be notified personally by email, to the email address provided in the entry, within one week from the closing date. No cash alternative is available and the prize is not transferable. Prizes must be claimed by 1 month after notification. Winners' names may be published on the website. Submission of an entry will be taken as acceptance of the rules. Please note the competition is not open to employees, contributors, their families or anyone connected with the competition. LaterLife reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions.

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