The rise in popularity 0f organic coffee over ordinary can coffee in the past decade or so is the direct result of consumers becoming more and more aware and conscientious about what products and produce they are buying. Because companies must detail production methods on their product's packaging, consumers are able to easily make informed decisions about the products they purchase.
Even more than that, consumers are generally becoming more educated about the international coffee manufacturing industry and the chemical processing that goes into the coffee they purchase. Coffee, if you don't already know, is one of the most chemically processed products in the world.
What is certified organic coffee?
The term organic refers to the way a coffee is grown, harvested and produced. It refers to the conditions of the coffee plantation or farm and the conditions under which it is processed. Only coffees grown under the strictest of organic farming guidelines may publicly label their product organic and certified organic.
Organic farming methods avoid any chemical or synthetic processing of the coffee. Organic farmers base their methods on the philosophy of processing coffee as naturally as possible, creating a healthier coffee alternative and keeping the environment as healthy as possible, too. Organic coffee farms never use chemicals as fertilizers or pesticides. Moreover, they do not use chemical flavorings or additives.
Organic farms are always built in line with principles of sustainable agricultural practice and always place importance on the health and quality of their soil. It almost goes without saying that healthy soil produces a healthy crop. And by extension then, that healthy coffee crops means healthier coffee.
These days, everyone knows well enough that chemically processed coffee is adverse to their health. Consumers also know that there are excellent organic alternatives.
Organic shade farming
Coffee is traditionally and naturally grown in the shade. That method is called shade coffee farming? To that day, shade farming produced the best coffee. But large manufacturers have taken to producing coffee quickly and in full sun to meet the demands of the market.
But coffee that is grown in full sun suffers a number of adverse effects, such as from bird and insect pests. that pestilence means that large-scale coffee farmers must use pesticides to protect their crop and that, of course, results in negative effects on a coffee bean's taste and aroma.
Only organic coffee is grown in natural conditions. The gourmet varieties of Mocha, Java and Kona are grown organically.
Coffee wholesalers who sell organic
When it comes to certified organic produce it is often best to try your local coffee retailer or coffee shop. These are small companies who love their coffee and will most likely be purchasing the very best, organically produced coffee. Next, try online stores that specialize in organic coffee. A simple search on the Internet will bring up many coffee wholesalers and retailers committed to certified organic coffee beans and blends.
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