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Why Drink Organic Coffee?

Starting the day with a freshly brewed pot of gourmet coffee is a must for a vast majority of consumers. It’s no wonder, as coffee gives you a boost of energy and is proven to have tremendous health benefits. According to Nielsen, around the world, consumers are increasingly seeking fresh, natural, and minimally processed foods. They are also even willing to pay higher prices to reap the benefits of ingredients that fight disease and promote good health. You may have noticed a growing number of people choosing ‘organic’ products over regular. These individuals do so with the belief that they are consuming something healthier and more natural healthier than the regular. When it comes to coffee, do you drink organic? Do you think that it really makes a difference? Here is what sets organic coffee apart from the traditional, and why you may want to consider trying some!

 What is Organic Coffee?

real food word cloud Organic coffee is grown using strictly organic fertilizers like compost, and the coffee plants’ soil, leaves, and beans are tested for any chemical residue. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has an established set of standards that must be met for coffee to have the “organic” label. That label indicates that the coffee production process and the environment in which the coffee farmers work are both valued.  

What is the Difference?

Asian farmer pick coffee bean Coffee is one of the most chemically treated crops in the world. The organic method of growing coffee reduces soil erosion and pollution, and is therefore better for the environment. As it is grown without the use of pesticides and herbicides, your risk of ingesting these harmful chemicals is eliminated. Working as a coffee farmer is certainly not an easy job by any means. Coffee farmers are exposed to so many harsh chemicals when spraying the crops and handling them during harvest time. This exposure is detrimental to human health. So, the organic growing process even makes a huge difference in the lives of those farmers. Organic coffee is naturally grown in the shade of lush forests. This means that it can provide a home for wild plants and animals, and in turn, it prevents acres of rainforests from being annihilated by the construction of coffee farms. In terms of characteristics, organic coffee has a lower acid and caffeine level than regular coffee, and as a result, organic coffee beans are richer in antioxidants, and even have a distinctive taste in comparison. At CoffeeAM, we proudly carry a wide selection of certified USDA organic coffees from around the world at affordable prices. From the Andes Mountains in Peru, to the Sidamo province of Ethiopia, and beyond, you will enjoy exploring the world through each cup of coffee. Every small batch of organic gourmet coffee is freshly roasted, packaged, and shipped the same day, ensuring freshness and rich flavor.

                                 Screen shot 2015-12-10 at 10.47.24 AM                 Organic Ethiopia Sidamo Fair-Trade Coffee

Do you love organic coffee, or are you still on the fence about it? If you are, then order some today, and we think that you just may change your mind!
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