About Lilybird

Coffee Origins

It takes 5 years for a coffee tree to bear fruit, so every cup of coffee is five or more years in the making! This journey is told with great reverence for the hands it passes through. The fast-paced American consumption creates the facade that coffee is a commodity experience, but in fact it is no commodity at all. It's complex, and producing coffee is not easy, in cultivation, to processing, and roasting, or any section of the supply chain. Over a cup of coffee the conversation of leveling injustice throughout this story starts. Embarking on a route of change, the investment of specialty coffee directly contributes to the inter-continental value of labor that produces coffee in our cups.

As most native New Englanders will swear, iced coffee isn't a season, but a commitment made 365 days a year. Lilybird delivers cherry-picked specialty coffees precisely brewed one bottle at a time. We are committed to the balance of iced coffee that brings out the unique flavor profiles cultivated from around the world. Alongside our dedication to delivering iced coffee we offer specialty beverages also bottled in 32oz glass bottles. Partnering with Mem Tea we offer unqiue and delightful options such as Apple Berry Chai, Mint Matcha Lemonade, and Blood Orange Hibiscus Lemonade.

    About Our Name 
    Lilybird is named after my Mom's childhood nickname. I couldn't think of a more a noble way to appreciate the woman that she is - and that she has believed in me to be. Lilybird's aim is to model the authenticity of her ability to find joy, perseverance, and unrelenting love. We aspire to the verses of Matthew 5:13-16, and we are devoted to uplifting one another because coffee isn't possible without surrounding relationships and community. Lilybird Coffee is about sharing the light of those relationships. It is, in essence, the enthusiasm of a community coming together - because we all need a coffee break.

     

    Hi! I'm Annie

     For the better part of two decades, I've been working diligently on my professional development. The passion for starting a family business ran linear to any of these achievements and we have spent years manifesting this goal. Mom gave me the momentum to take this fledgling out of the nest - like only the beloveds in our lives can do. Bringing meaningful enthusiasm to the craft is what I love the most about any position, I've heard it called "work as a performance". Here is my intention: to amplify the stories that make time spent over coffee a delight. 
    In 2019, I had the sincere privilege of traveling to origin in Honduras to see partner farms, co-operatives, and exporters. At dinner on our first night, we were trying to determine how a certain dish was prepared and I came to the realization that to replicate this dish somewhere else wouldn't hold the same essence of terra. That's not the case with coffee. I could find a cup of coffee at a cafe in Marcala from a producer native to Honduras, and also find the same coffee to offer in my own business. The language of coffee is universal and specialty coffee lives within these details. Let's share them together. 
    A note: Always drink ice coffee - it's less dangerous.