3 Reasons That You Should Be Drinking Organic Coffee
1. Coffee is one of the most pesticide-sprayed crops around the world.
This one is super important because pesticides that are banned in the US and European Union are still used in many countries that are known for exporting coffee.
When you purchase a certified organic coffee, it doesn't matter which country it's from, you can be assured that it's free of all synthetic fertilizers and chemicals.
2. Organic coffee has greater health benefits.
I've talked about this a bit before in former posts, but coffee is a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. When harsh pesticides are used on coffee crops, they are stripped of some of these benefits.
Since I know that I will be drinking coffee every single morning, I like to know that I'm getting the maximum health benefits out of each cup.
It's also why I generally avoid sugar in my coffee. If I'm going to have sugar with my coffee I prefer it to be in the form of a well-paired breakfast pastry or dessert.
3. Purchasing organic coffee encourages coffee farms around the world to use more eco-friendly practices.
You should never forget that a good way to promote change is by only purchasing from companies whose practices you align with.
With a product like coffee that is often imported, you should be even more vigilant with making sure to buy organic. Not just is it nice for us to avoid products sprayed with pesticides that are illegal in the US, but it's better for those farm communities by reducing exposure to harmful pesticides that can be breathed in or mixed into their water supply.
So yes, organic is often a little bit more expensive, but think of the global difference you can make by choosing where that money doesn't go.
Now, if you're looking for a good USDA Certified Organic coffee, I recently had the opportunity to try out the brand Java Planet. All of their coffees are USDA Certified Organic and they have a wide selection you can check on here, but today I'm just reviewing a couple of their single-origin blends.
The Peru Organic is the perfect start to a relaxing day. It's wonderfully smooth and I noticed light notes of chocolate and rose. It's a perfectly balanced roast and blended perfectly with a bit of oat milk.
I would pair this with a nice breakfast of a croissant and sliced cantaloupe to the side.
If you're normally a fan of breakfast blends you'll love this.
The Sumatra Indonesia was a lovely smooth dark roast with hints of caramel and dark chocolate. It also had a lovely earthy flavor to it as well. Earthy is always a weird descriptor in the wine and coffee tasting world, so if you aren't familiar with that, think of it almost like a umami type flavor. I promise it's a good thing in a coffee.
This one could either pair with a nice hearty breakfast of bacon, eggs, and toast or even as an accompaniment to a rich dessert.
This one is perfect if you love a bold roast with a punch of flavor.
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