Archive for the ‘Organic Coffee’ Category


How Can You Get Freshly Roasted Colombian Coffee?

The best coffee is Arabica and the best Arabica coffee comes from Colombia. There are two basic species of coffee, Arabica and Robusta. Arabica coffee is generally believed to be the first type of coffee to be cultivated. When you buy Arabica organic coffee you are choosing the species of coffee with superior taste according [...]

Read More...

Why Is Coffee Bitter?

Coffee has a unique and, for some, an acquired taste. Caffeine plus two compounds created when coffee is roasted result in a bitter taste that is unique to java. Caffeine is the minor partner in the bitterness endeavor. The main two culprits are both antioxidants, which are the chemicals responsible for so many of the [...]

Read More...

Should You Avoid Airplane Coffee?

We know that regular and especially healthy organic coffees are good for you. But, what about the water they are served with? Ideally the water for making coffee is boiling hot and kills any germs that are around. But what if coffee is made using instant powder and lukewarm water? This may be an issue [...]

Read More...

Best Organic Coffee to Buy Online

There are lots of healthy organic coffees and many are available online. But, which are the best? What are the factors you should take into consideration when looking for the best organic coffee to buy online? In our recent article about the best organic coffee to buy, we noted the factors to consider when purchasing [...]

Read More...

Why Should I Buy Organic Coffee?

Another one of our readers asked this question the other day. “Why should I buy organic coffee?” Considering that organic coffee may be harder to find and more expensive than regular why buy organic? The health benefits of coffee are the same for all types of coffee according to researchers. What are the differences that [...]

Read More...

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 [...]

Read More...

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) [...]

Read More...

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 [...]

Read More...

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 [...]

Read More...

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 [...]

Read More...