Bird-Friendly Coffee Club

Wouldn’t you like to wake up every morning knowing that you’re doing your part to preserve important bird habitat?

Birds & Beans CoffeeWe think it’s such an important choice that we’ve organized a Golden Gate Audubon Coffee Club to make buying and enjoying the right bird-friendly coffee a breeze. And if you’re not already drinking shade-grown organic coffee, you’ll be thrilled by the rich, clean flavor of Birds & Beans coffees. Birds & Beans coffees are certified as bird-friendly by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center.  

Golden Gate Audubon volunteer Erica Rutherford coordinates this effort. We offer multiple pick up options:

  • The GGAS office in Berkeley (when open again), or
  • Berkeley location within 2 blocks of GGAS office (porch bin self-serve)
  • Oakland residence off Park Blvd. between Hwys 13 and 580 (porch bin self-serve)
  • Oakland Hiller Highlands residence (closet self-serve)
  • SF location near UCSF Parnassus Campus (south of eastern end of GGP) (porch bin self-serve)

Birds & Beans offers a great incentive by waiving the shipping charges for GGAS Coffee Club members. Golden Gate Audubon does not charge a markup on these orders—you are getting the coffee at cost.

Take a look at the options below and join the club today. See the instructions below to send an email with your selections.


12 oz.

2 lb.

5 lb.

Wood Thrush (Breakfast Roast)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Viennese Roast)
Scarlet Tanager (Dark Roast)
American Redstart (Light Roast)




Baltimore Oriole (French Roast Decaf)
Kingbird (Espresso)




Note: All orders are shipped whole bean unless specified.
Ground coffee options include: Coarse, Extra Fine (Kingbird Espresso Only), Fine, or Medium grind.
Espresso coffee option: Extra Fine.
There is no additional charge for grinding.

Office Coffee Maker: Fractional packages


50 x 2.2oz Regular roast packs (500 to 600 cups)


50 x 2.2oz Decaf roast packs (500 to 600 cups)



  • Email your order and pick up location to
  • Mail your check (made out to Birds and Beans Coffee) to Erica by the last day of the month for delivery during the third week of the following month. Note: a number of members pay via checking account bill pay (to avoid writing a check and USPS postage).  We cannot accept credit cards or Venmo.
    • Erica Rutherford, 17 Windward Hill, Oakland, CA 94618
  • Pick up your coffee at one of the locations above.
  • Contact Erica for recurring monthly orders. 
  • Erica will email all coffee club members upon delivery.
  • When open again, GGAS office hours for coffee pick-up are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 am to noon and other times by appointment. The address is 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Suite G (at Blake) in Berkeley, phone: (510) 843-2222.
Questions? contact Erica at

For background on bird-friendly coffee, see these informative articles:

Make 2014 A year for Bird-friendly Coffee (GGAS blog) 

Bird-friendly Coffee Supports Critical Habitat (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

Birds & Coffee Slide Show (Smithsonian/National Zoo)

Did you know? 

  • Many of the warbler, oriole, and flycatcher species that we love winter in the tropics and depend on forest habitat.
  • There aren’t laws that regulate which coffee can be labeled as shade-grown. Without careful shopping, your good intentions might be for naught.
  • Next to tobacco, conventionally grown (non-organic) coffee is sprayed with more chemicals than any other product consumed by humans.
  • Coffee-producing countries have some of the highest numbers of threatened bird species due to deforestation and loss of habitat.
  • Coffee is the largest US food import. Some 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed in the world daily.

Bullock’s Oriole by Bob Gunderson