Archive for the ‘Organic Coffee’ Category


Is Organic Coffee Shade Grown?

One of our readers recently asked, is organic coffee shade grown? Here is the short answer. More often than not shade grown coffee is organic but organic coffee does not need to be grown in the shade. Read on for more info about healthy organic coffee and shade grown coffee. Healthy organic coffee has been [...]

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Why Are There Elephants in the Coffee?

As coffee farmers in India open new land to raise their crops they move into areas inhabited by native wildlife. In the case of India one of those wildlife critters is the Indian elephant!  India is the 7th leading coffee producer after Honduras and before Uganda. It exports nearly 6 million bags (60 kg each) [...]

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Is Organic Decaf Coffee Bad for You?

One of our readers is concerned about making decaf from organic coffee. Is organic coffee bad for you and does it degrade the coffee to remove the caffeine? Years ago we wrote about decaf coffee risks. The concern today with a decaf coffee risk is that decaf coffee contains greater amounts of two substances which [...]

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Does Coffee Cause Cancer?

Newsweek reports that California is going to add warning labels to coffee out of fear that coffee causes cancer. What is this all about? First what does Newsweek say? A lawsuit filed by the organization in 2010 resumed earlier this week, the Associated Press reports. Its chief complaint is that retailers such as Starbucks, Whole [...]

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When Starbucks Invades Italy

American GI’s learned about coffee house coffee when many were stationed in Europe after World War II. Many Americans back home learned about coffee house coffee from Starbucks. Now a clash of business cultures is looming as Starbucks invades Italy. Reuters writes about coffee rivals in Italy are gearing up for the Starbucks invasion. Two [...]

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Organic Coffee for Flavia

Organic coffee lovers support sustainable coffee production as well. There are several agencies whose certification tells you that sustainable agriculture was used to make you coffee. One of the brands that offers sustainably produced organic coffee is Alterra. They make a single serve, Flavia Alterra, which can be had as organic. These folks have been [...]

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Fresh Ground Coffee for Backpacking

What if you are an outdoors enthusiast and also a lover of healthy organic coffee? The last time you went backpacking in the Rocky Mountains, walked the Pacific Crest Trail or walked around the high country almost anywhere how was your coffee? The odds are that you brought instant coffee and tried to forget how [...]

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Coffee That Tastes Like Starbucks

If you are a lover of coffee house coffee you know all about Starbucks. These folks have been in the coffee house business since 1971 and have nearly twenty-four thousand locations all across the globe. If you enjoy their products and want more coffee that tastes like Starbucks what do you do? First of all [...]

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Organic Coffee with Reishi

You may have heard about organic coffee with reishi. What is this concoction and is it good for you or something to avoid completely? Red reishi is a mushroom found in China. Its scientific name is ganoderma lucidum and it has been used as a folk medicine in China for centuries. There is some evidence [...]

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What Makes a Coffee Organic?

The world consumes more than two billion cups of coffee a day. In the USA more than 50% of the population drinks coffee. Statistics are hard to come by but organic coffee makes up only a small percentage of total coffee output or consumption. What makes a coffee organic and why would you want to [...]

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