What does Organic Coffee really mean?
What Does Organic Coffee Really Mean?
Before we talk about the benefits of organics, let’s first discuss what it takes to earn the organic seal. According to the USDA to become certified a coffee farm must meet the following requirement:
No synthetic pesticides or prohibited substances used in the past three years
Have a sustainable crop rotation plan to prevent erosion and the loss of nutrients in the soil
If any pest prevention is required, the farm must have a plan to do so naturally
The coffee must pass an inspection and testing before being allowed into the country and sold as organic
Organic Coffee and the Environment
Obviously with the absence of chemicals, and in the case of bird-friendly coffee in a natural growing environment, there are many benefits to the planet by growing this way. There are fewer chemicals put into the soil, deforestation is reduced since the organic grower wants the shade trees, and of course that leads to less impact on the natural wildlife in the area.
Choosing to go organic is the environmentally responsible thing to do. However, it isn’t the only benefit.
Organic Coffee as The Healthier Choice
Along with being healthier for the planet, organics are healthier for you. The USDA has different rules for imported coffee that is certified organic, and that which isn’t. Both types are inspected for pests, disease, and other problems. If a problem is found, the coffee must either be destroyed or chemically treated, hence loosing its organic certification. Certified organic beans are never fumigated.
Basically, by choosing the organic coffee, you are ingesting less chemicals. There is an absence of synthetics that grow into the beans themselves (such as fertilizers, pesticides, etc), and the coffee is chemically laden when it arrives in the country. It really isn’t just the environment that you’re taking care of by choosing organic coffees. It’s also the health of you and your family that benefits!
The Brew Theory only uses true organic coffee beans. Our beans are sourced from Africa and are 100% fair trade and organic certified. They are grown in their natural habitat, in a place where neither pesticides or herbicides have ever been used. Our fair trade and organic, evaporated cane juice (sugar) is sourced from Paraguay. So grab yourself a bottle of this great tasting healthy coffee at www.thebrewtheory.com and find out what great coffee really taste like.