Buying Earth Friendly Coffee Beans
Hello Coffee Lovers - - this journal post is for you!
Whether you enjoy a nice espresso, a creamy vanilla latte or a tall glass of cold brew, you want to make sure you are buying beans that are good for the people and good for the planet.
What are "earth friendly" coffee beans and where can you buy them?
Earth friendly coffee beans are:
Organic = there are no synthetic fertilizers or chemicals used in growing or production, which means cleaner beans, air, land, and water. As a bonus, organic coffee beans are richer in healthy antioxidants.
Fair trade = fair trade coffee is coffee that is certified as having been produced to fair trade standards by fair trade organizations, which create trading partnerships that are based on dialogue, transparency and respect, with the goal of achieving greater equity in international trade.
Click here to read more about WHY you should buy fair trade.
Certified B Corp = a for-profit company that has been independently certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
Here are some of my favourite companies to purchase from:
One Last Tip -
Buy whole roasted beans, instead of ground, and grind them yourself at home!
You accelerate the oxidation process once you crack the hard outer shell protecting your bean, which means the flavour is muted more quickly. The closer to brewing you grind, the fresher—and more flavourful— your cup of coffee.
Enjoy your caffeine buzz ;)
Lots of love,