SPECIALTY CONSERVATION COFFEE
A range of conservation coffee blends and single origins that support
wildlife, habitats and coffee farming communities worldwide
Our Best Selling Conservation Coffee
A full-body single origin conservation coffee from Indonesian Sumatra with a subtle, rich flavour and hints of spice.
Dusk & Dawn
A big full-bodied dark roast conservation coffee with a naturally strong flavour and a muted acidity. A real wake up blend.
A pleasant sweet single origin conservation coffee from the Rwandan Mountains with a caramel aroma and hints of citrus.
Our Coffee Story
Flying Mammal was born to save coffee communities and nature.
Our journey started in 2016 after the founder of Flying Mammal Coffee, Scott, visited a coffee plantation in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda. Scott is a conservation ecologist with a passion for good tasting coffee.
He realised the importance of the coffee industry in the region, and how local communities relied on coffee plantations to survive. In turn, the farms helped to protect vital habitats for wildlife species, such as Mountain Gorillas and birdlife.
We noticed one species was more important to most in helping balance the environment in each of these locations. Bats – natures natural pesticide. The worlds only true flying mammal. These bats gave birth to our brand name.
Upon returning to the UK, Scott with support from his wife Claire, set about supporting these communities and wildlife. Working closely with coffee farmers in Africa, Asia and South America – a long 3-year journey started in sourcing the perfect sustainable coffee beans for producing great tasting coffee.
Coffee & Bats
Bats play an important role in many environments around the world.
Some plants, including coffee fruits, depend partly or wholly on bats to pollinate their flowers or spread their seeds, while other bats also help control pests by eating insects.
In the UK, some bats are ‘indicator species’, because changes to these bat populations can indicate changes in aspects of biodiversity. Bats might suffer when there are problems with insect populations or when habitats are destroyed or poorly managed.
Bat numbers in the UK have declined dramatically over the last century.
Through the important work undertaken by volunteer groups and ecology consultancies via monitoring of bats, we can discover the factors that are important for their survival. Ultimately their monitoring program gives us, and the government, the information needed to make bat conservation work.
Our Coffee Blog
When bats come to mind, you would assume they are not coffee-friendly. They look vicious and might eat off the fruits even before harvest. But
So how do you make coffee while in the field? Well for starters, you need the right equipment. First off, a good camp stove will