8 Reasons to Buy Organic Coffee Beans

by That's Coffee on October 24, 2011

USDA Organic CoffeeWith all the hype over buying organic products including coffee it’s hard to know what is true and what is not, and if the benefits of an organic product outweighs the cost savings of its traditional non-organic counterpart.

In the coffee industry, natural organic coffee beans come from environmentally friendly farms that protect the environment by abstaining from harmful chemicals and pesticides.

Here is a list of our top 8 reasons to buy organic coffee beans:

1. HELP PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
Since organic coffee is grown without chemicals farmers must find natural ways to maximize their crop. Since coffee trees do not like direct sunlight, organic coffee is usually grown in dense shady rain forests. This means that organic coffee farms do not use deforestation practices such as clear-cutting but instead the coffee trees are planted within the forests. This protects the forests’ bird population which feeds off insects (eliminating the need for insecticides) and also protects against soil erosion.

2. COFFEE FARM COMMUNITY
Because the locals do not apply pesticides, herbicides or insecticides to their crop they are protected from exposure to these harmful chemicals. Organic coffee prevents chemicals from seeping into the soil and entering the water. As a whole, the coffee growing community is better off. Furthermore, a lot of organic coffee beans are also certified Fair Trade meaning that they are sustainable and intentionally work to improve the livelihood of coffee workers and their families.

3. NOTICE THE TASTE DIFFERENCE
Chemicals tend to strip the natural flavors from coffee beans so the taste is depleted. Organic coffee beans take more time to grow as they mature in a natural environment (as opposed to growing fast with the aid of fertilizers) and the tastes are allowed to develop fully. Organic coffees in generally are smoother with more flavorful aromas.

4. BE CHEMICAL-FREE
Studies show that insecticides, herbicides and fungicides can be carcinogenic and that pesticides and other farming fertilizers can build up in body fat and cause harm to the nervous and reproductive systems, disrupting hormone and immune-systems. In fact, pregnant woman can pass the chemicals found in traditionally grown coffee on to their fetus. By drinking organic coffee you eliminate all of these adverse health risks.

5. GET MORE ANTIOXIDANTS
Chemicals can deplete the natural antioxidants that naturally exist in coffee beans. Chemicals such as pesticides can strip the soil of nutrients so that less nutrients are available for the coffee plant and the bean.

6. IT’S CONVENIENT
Organic coffee beans are readily available – almost any place that has a selection of coffee beans also sells organic coffee beans. You no longer have to go out of your way to choose organic coffee.

7. NOT A BIG PRICE DIFFERENCE
Online coffee stores sell discount organic coffee beans so that you don’t have to worry about paying a price premium for the gourmet coffee beans.

8. MAKE A DIFFERENCE
As more people buy organic coffee the greater the demand will be, encouraging coffee farmers and coffee companies to switch over to producing more organic coffee and less traditional coffee.

Are you new to organic coffee beans? Perhaps it’s time you switch over and see what all the excitement is about.

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