Coffee lovers, how many cups of coffee you drink a day? And if you are not a coffee lover, chances are that almost everyone you know, have at least one cup of coffee once a day. There is no doubt that coffee is the most popular beverage after water, and it is the second most traded product after oil, in the world.
Now, the next question is: Have you ever wonder how your coffee has been produced? How many of us know the benefits of drinking organic coffee? Are we doing something good for our health and the environment by drinking conventional coffee? We will try to answers those questions by highlighting the difference between organic and regular coffee.
. Regular coffee production uses pesticides, herbicides, and other harmful chemicals.
. These chemicals are highly toxic for human health and for the environment.
. In order to produce less expensive coffee and maximise production, farmers not only have to use harmful chemicals, but they have to cut down rainforests to create more coffee plantations.
. Farmers are exposed to a high level of chemicals while spraying the crops and during harvest, affecting their health.
. Surrounding communities also get affected by these chemicals, as they pollute the air and water.
. It is produced naturally, and it uses only organic fertilisers, like coffee pulp, chicken manure, or compost.
. It is better for our health and for the environment.
. Organic coffee beans are richer in healthful antioxidants.
. Preserves natural resources (soil and water) and biodiversity.
. Organic coffee certification tells you that it has been produced, processed and stored according to a strict set of standards.
. Organic coffee tastes better!
Organic market will continue growing only if the right demand exists. If we demand for organic coffee, industries will make that chance, and we will be supporting organic farmers and systems that contribute with the environment, sustainable methods and higher quality coffee. More and more people are getting aware of consuming healthy and eco-friendly products, make your coffee be your first step to go organic! And don’t forget to share with your friends and spread the word.
Searching for organic coffee? Drop in one of our stores, sample our range and leave knowing you have the best coffee in the world. Or contact us for more information.