Posts Tagged ‘sustainable agriculture’


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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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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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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Organic Coffee versus Regular

Why should you choose organic coffee versus regular? After all regular coffee is cheaper, has caffeine and is easy to find at the grocery store. There are two good reasons for drinking organic coffee versus regular, your health and the environment. Coffee, Organic and Health Coffee is good for you. There are lots and lots [...]

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Organic Gardening with Coffee Grounds

Summer is upon us and that means gardening. And whether you have a few pots of tomatoes on the patio or a large plot of ground, sustainable agriculture is the way to go. Organic gardening is fun and it is healthy. And organic gardening with coffee grounds is a great way to return mulch and [...]

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How Is Organic Coffee Harvested?

Organic coffee is good for you and good for the environment. From planting to harvesting to storage and transportation organic coffee is kept separate for regular coffee. That having been said the harvesting of organic coffee is similar to that of regular. Harvesting Coffee in the Eje Cafetero of Colombia The coffee harvest in Colombia [...]

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What Is Certified Organic Coffee?

How do you know if the coffee you are buying is really organic? You look for evidence of certification. What is certified organic coffee? In the USA the authority for organic coffee certification is the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Just what is organic coffee certification and how does organic coffee certification insure a [...]

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How to Grow Organic Coffee

If you live in a warm climate or perhaps if you own a greenhouse you could grow your own organic coffee. Coffee is a tropical evergreen shrub. It grows naturally between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. In the Americas this region reaches from the middle of Mexico down to the Northern [...]

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What Is Climate Change Resistant Coffee?

Year after year meteorologists report that average global temperatures have hit another high for the modern era. Considering that what is today the frozen arctic once supported palm trees we have wondered if growing coffee on the arctic tundra will one day be possible. But what would extreme climate change do to coffee production? Last [...]

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What Is in Non Organic Coffee?

A primary reason to drink healthy organic coffee instead of regular coffee is to avoid unwanted contaminants such as pesticide or herbicide residues or chemicals from synthetic fertilizers. Just what is in non organic coffee? One of the most complete analyses of contaminants in coffee comes from the Australia New Zealand Food Standards authority. Their [...]

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