I just finished a short-term gig blogging for Starbucks.
Primarily, my blog was concerned with the environment and shade-grown coffee. While working on the project, I learned that when coffee growers preserve the trees on their land (rather than rip them down) migratory birds are able to congregate and feed.
Other trees—the ones elsewhere in Latin America—are rapidly getting destroyed, so the coffee plantation trees provide a vital service.
Drinking coffee is actually good for the world, now. And you can also use the grounds to grow mushrooms—see this video.
Too bad I’m a Darjeeling drinker (hating coffee is such a handicap, when you love caffeine).