The sustainability movement is all about connection.
The sustainability movement is all about connection. Connection between those who make and grow raw product with those who cook, serve and ultimately consume food and drink. We met Marta Dalton, founder of Coffee Bird, upon arriving in London, before our Leonard St site was opened and when Coffee Bird was still in incubation. More recently, our green bean sourcing team, Courtney Snowdon and Paul Newbold were hosted in Guatemala during harvest to spend time with Coffee Bird and the farmers they work with. Here, we showcase how Coffee Bird connects coffee farmers in Central America with like-minded roasters. Coffee Bird’s primary goal is to make sure coffee is around for the next generation. They connect coffee farmers across Guatemala and Central America directly with roasters like Courtney and Paul, pioneering a new approach to coffee that is better for farmers, roasters and coffee drinkers. That mantra is reflected in the “three pillars” of Coffee Bird’s business: coffee, heart and promise. We couldn’t believe quite how beautifully Marta’s values aligned with some of our own: “Flavour in the cup”, “Stay true to who you are” and “Keep good company”.