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.

Wholesale Invitation

Café owners/managers – whether you are opening a new café of are considering changing suppliers, we can help. We run our own cafe so we understand the demands and challenges of running a profitable yet sustainable food service business. We routinely help new cafés startup. See 10 reasons to use Birds and Beans in your café.

Restaurant owners/managers – you’ve carefully crafted the menu, chosen the best ingredients, prepared and tasted everything until you’ve created something special. So why leave the coffee to chance? With our roast-dated boutique coffee your customers will finish with the quality of the meal. See 10 reasons to use Birds and Beans in your restaurant.

Retailers whether you offer food products or nature and birding products, our unique line of our triple certified coffees are a great addition. This delicious coffee in attractive packaging is the most environmentally friendly coffee in the world. See 10 reasons to carry our triple certified line of coffees.

Please contact us to find out more.

10 Reasons to Choose Our Brew

1. Exquisite Taste
Taste it yourself to see what what we mean. We have several to choose from for brewing or espresso to suit any flavour preference.

2. Freshness Guarantee
Birds and Beans was the first roaster in Canada to roast date our coffee and the first to offer a roast date guarantee.  We roast to order and ship immediately.

3. Unbeatable Service
We run our own cafe so we know what you need. Fast. Accurate. Knowledgable. Helpful. Dependable. No other supplier matches our service level!

4. Training and Support
Because we run our own successful cafe, we understand what it takes to start, grow and enjoy an independent café. We’ll help you.

5. Precision Roasted™ Consistency
Our Precision Roasting™ technology offers consistent roasting, rain or shine, summer or winter, day or night.

6. Small Accounts Welcome
We service customers of all sizes.  Most start small and grow with us!

7. Certifications
Third party certifications are your assurance that products meet well defined criteria. We offer coffees that are

  • Certified Organic by EcoCert Canada.
  • Certified Fair Trade by Fair Trade Canada
  • Certified Bird Friendly® by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
  • Rainforest Alliance certified

8. Environmental Leaders
Birds and Beans offers the most sustainably produced coffee in the world.

9. Advocacy
Birds and Beans works with SMBC and the Rainforest Alliance to educate consumers and coffee marketers about certified shade.

10. Canadian
A Canadian family owned business based in Etobicoke ON.

Please contact us to find out more.

10 Reasons to Offer Our Packaged Coffee

1. A True Conservation Story
Enhance your “green” image and give your customers an easy way to help save the songbirds they love to see in their backyards and parks. Sun coffee eradicates their wintering habitat, certified Bird Friendly coffee preserves and restores it. This is the most environmentally friendly coffee in the world.

2. Leading Bird Experts Endorse It 
Bridget Stutchbury, Scott Weidensaul (“Living on the Wind”),  Kenn Kaufman (Kaufman’s Field Guides) and conservation groups such as the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Mass Audubon and the Vermont Center for Ecostudies all endorse drinking certified Bird Friendly coffee as the most important thing we can do to help migratory songbirds.

3. The coffee is “Triple-Certified”
Certified Organic, Certified Bird Friendly and Certified Fair Trade or Rainforest Alliance. These certifications mean the coffee is good for people, good for the environment and good for biodiversity. They are verified by third parties — your best defence to greenwashing.

4. People Want to Buy It
When we talk to people about the coffee, the first question they ask is “where can I buy it?” They want buy it close to home. We want to send them to you.

5. SMBC Listing
We will list you in the SMBC “where to buy” listing.

6. SMBC and Birds and Beans Marketing
You will benefit from both traditional and social media campaigns by Birds and Beans and SMBC. We are working closely with SMBC to raise the profile of Certified Bird Friendly coffee and this will result in customers looking to buy.

7. Unique Offering
This is not the same coffee that can be bought in all of your competitors and so you can develop loyal repeat customers.

8. The coffee tastes great. 
These are the highest grade beans available and Birds and Beans has developed a reputation for being one of the best boutique roasters in the country.

9. Great Service 
Birds and Beans offers excellent customer service and fast order fulfillment.

10. A Canadian Company
Birds and Beans is a Canadian family owned business based in Etobicoke ON.