To Java or Not to Java
by Terri Bonin
Who loves coffee? Our tribe is big! That’s why coffee is one of the most highly traded commodities in the world, with over 12 billion pounds produced per year! 12 billion pounds!! That’s insanely massive, and I’m pretty certain my family consumes 1 billion of those pounds. Kidding, Not kidding. So quality is big time on my radar. Unfortunately like most grown consumables the quality of the coffee bean has been compromised to produce quantity, at the expense of the environment and human health.
Unfortunately, our dark, steaming obsession is among the most heavily chemically treated crops in the world. I didn’t know this until recently, but long before the smooth hot brew touches our lips, while it grows innocently on the bush, it is sprayed with synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides, thank you very much – There’s nothing like sipping on a hot cup of insect repellent. Refill, anyone?
But take heart the story gets happier. Sara Flore from the Equal Exchange blog, reports:
“In the case of organic coffee, there are no synthetic fertilizers or chemicals used in growing or production, which means cleaner beans, air, land, and water. The coffee is grown with only organic fertilizers, like coffee pulp, chicken manure, or compost. Organic farms also combat climate change by emitting less carbon than chemical farms, while also sequestering significant amounts of carbon. As a bonus, organic coffee beans are richer in healthful antioxidants, and many people can even taste the difference. Your health, and the health of the planet, both get a boost.”
So … We don’t have to give up our guilty pleasure in order to protect our health or the environment. We just need to sip with discretion. Our bodies will thank us and so will our organic farmers who need our support.
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