Introducing Mimico Joe

A neighbourhood’s coffee

About 15 years ago, we established Birds and Beans on the shores of Lake Ontario in Mimico.   Although at that time Mimico was rather down on its luck, battered by the loss of its industrial base and suffering from the lure of malls and big box stores, we fell in love with soul of Mimico.

We saw a diverse neighbourhood full of hard working, long term residents who shared a connection with the lake, a pride in what had come before, and vision of the future.

So we set down our roots and began working towards that future. And then around us, slowly at first, then more and more, Mimico began to thrive!

A muskrat in Humber Bay Park.

The neighbourhood feels energized by life in the new condominums, and the residents are enjoying the ever improving Mimico waterfront, new storefronts, and Mimico’s evolving character.

A great shot of the cafe by photographer Justin Blathwayt.

We are expressing our love of Mimico by introducing a coffee blended and named for our ‘hood!  Perhaps the first coffee to celebrate its home neighbourhood, Mimico Joe is approachable, unpretentious, authentic, solid, and full of interest… just like Mimico.

We also offer Mimico Joe t-shirts for those of us who are proud Mimico Joes.

The Christmas Gift for Coffee Lovers

Our coffee of the month is the perfect Christmas gift for coffee lovers lovers!   Send a different pound of our delicious Bird Friendly® of coffee every month.  Or the same one each month if you prefer.  Or every other month.  Start the first shipment on the date you set so it arrives just before Christmas or in January.  Its flexible!  Pay in advance or pay as you go.  Read more details here.

As an added bonus this year, when you purchase a coffee of the month subscription of 4 shipments or more, we will send your recipient our beautiful 2014 Coffee Songbirds Calendar with the first installment (December or January) and one to you too!  

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Neotropical Migrants from Bird Friendly Coffee Plantations of Central and South America

Our December coffee of the month offering is our 2013 Christmas Blend… A rich, smooth, delicious coffee with a festive label.

Christmas Blend 2013

Now isn’t Christmas easy this year?

Coffee Songbirds, 2014 Calendar

Our new Coffee Songbirds Calendar for 2014 is Available Now!  This beautiful Calendar speaks for itself.  Each month a different migratory songbird with text by Pulitzer Prize nominee Scott Weidensaul and a map of summer and winter territory courtesy of Cornell Lab or Ornithology.  A great Christmas gift for the coffee lover, bird lover or conservationist!

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Neotropical Migrants from Bird Friendly Coffee Plantations of Central and South America


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Back Cover with samples


Coffee of the Month

Try our coffee of the month and get both convenience and variety right to your door!  We’ll send different coffee each month from our complete line of organic, Bird Friendly, fairly traded coffees (excluding decaffeinated and espresso coffees). Or if you have a favourite coffee, you may choose to repeat that every month. Set up any order you wish on a repeating cycle and we’ll take care of it.

bfcmOur coffee of the month club is flexible! Just click the “Repeating Pattern” link on your order preview to set it up. The default pattern is every month on the first Tuesday, starting the next business day, and continuing until you cancel. You can modify the pattern to be every other month or every three weeks or whatever you wish. You can prevent shipments from starting before a certain date so that the first one arrives after a special date like a birthday. You may set up a gift to repeat a specific number of times.

Gifts are typically prepaid for a series of installments.  You choose how often and how many.  Set the recurring pattern up to end after a number of shipments. Then the order preview will show the option to prepay the series and will give you a total dollar amount for the series. If you check that box, we will charge your credit card for the full series when you place the order.

Alternatively, you may “pay as you go” and we charge each installment on shipment. If you want to pay as you go, please make sure we have a valid credit card on file. If your credit card expires we will send an e-mail.

You are free to change the coffee, quantity or frequency any time or cancel pay as you go orders any time. Please make change requests by e-mail to If you have prepaid, you may change the subscription to use its value with other orders at no charge*.

Click here to see current pricing and review our coffee selection.  The coffee of the month rotates through all the coffees (excluding decaf and espresso).

Enjoy the convenience and variety and the incredibly great taste of our boutique coffees throughout the year!

*Refunds are subject to an administration charge and will only applied to the credit card on which the original payment was made. If the destination address changes, the shipping charges will be adjusted accordingly.