Little Blue Penguin
marshmallow, dried fig, chocolate malt
process: washed, natural
We are very excited to announce our latest Coffee for a Cause, Little Blue Penguin Blend, in partnership with Birch Aquarium at Scripps! Their newest exhibit — Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins — opens July 12.
Birch Aquarium is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California San Diego. The aquarium's mission to connect understanding to protecting our ocean planet is why we jumped at the opportunity to create this blend! Our core values, rich San Diego history and so much more aligned, and we are proud to share this coffee with you.
Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins follows the world’s smallest penguins on their journey from hatchlings to adults, highlighting the challenges they face in a changing climate while celebrating the features that make Little Blues so unique (and adorable). It's the biggest addition to Birch Aquarium in 30 years! These adorable, pint-sized penguins really are blue — in fact, they're the only species of penguins with blue feathers! Birch Aquarium is the only aquarium in the Western U.S. to house this species of penguin, which are part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) collaborative international program called Species Survival Plans (SSP). Though the conservation status of Little Blue Penguins is currently of least concern, the population continues to see threats and has dropped considerably.
Through this blend, we hope to shed light on this adorable species while also helping raise funds for Birch Aquarium so they can continue doing the amazing work they do. The blend is available at all Bird Rock Coffee locations and online with $1 per bag sold donated to Birch Aquarium.