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Organic Coffee


Coffee beans that are produced organically seam to have a slightly better taste and richer flavor as compared to coffee beans that are grown using fertilizers and pesticides.
There are many varieties of coffee available on the market that use pesticides and  chemical fertilizers to enhance the growth of the coffee plant and beans.

These harmful chemicals not only pollute the environment, they also endangers our health and have an effect on the delicious flavor of the coffee. Some farmers choose to  undergo the natural process of growing coffee beans and use the shade of the forest trees plus the leaves that fall make an excellent mulch and adds nutrients to the soil naturally.

In the United States coffee beans that are considered to be 100% organic coffee beans must go through a variety of certifications by an agency that is accredited by the USA Department of Agriculture. 

At times, farmers may even need to grow the coffee beans for a minimum of three years without the addition of synthetic pesticides. Sustainable crop rotation plan is also important if you want to get the certificate as long term plantation may lead to soil depletion and erosion.

Although from the physical appearance, organic coffee beans seem to have not much difference with other kinds of coffee beans, however, inside of it, there is a huge world of difference between it. What are the benefits of these coffee beans?

What are the differences and benefits of organic coffee beans?
First, many expert coffee growers know that it is important to maintain the habitat where coffees were grown. For good quality coffee, it is essential to provide the nutrients that these plants need. 

When fertilizers or pesticides are added onto the plants, it will actually reduce the soil fertility which then affects the growth of coffee beans.  Most importantly, the side effects of coffee beans with pesticides are unpredictable; hence it increases the risk of coffee drinkers in getting certain type of diseases.

Next, even if you are not an environmental lover, you do not care about destruction of rainforests, extinctions of living organism, how fragile our ecosystems are now, there is still a reason why you should stand for organic coffee beans. 

Despite of the contamination of the environment, which of course should not be encouraged, these environmental friendly coffee give coffee drinkers a pure taste of coffee without the addition of any chemicals. Adding on to it, the prices of these coffee beans are not overly expansive, as compared to some of the exotic coffee beans that you can find out there. You may pay an extra $1 to $2's for a pound (16oz) of organically grown coffee over that of a non-organic coffee costing from $6 to $12 a pound.

For coffee lovers, coffee is in their life and the extra money to get a chemical free organic coffee is worth paying a little extra money. Besides the chemicals you are not ingesting you are getting a better tasting coffee and that alone is worth the little extra money. So it's a win win either way you look at it. 

Organic coffee beans are just the best choice all around for healthier and safer purposes especially if you are one of those people that drink 6 to 10 cups a day like me. The coffee farmers are also better off because they do not have to handle chemicals on an everyday basis.

If you can afford the little extra get the organic!

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