Organic Coffee

Organic coffee beans are grown traditionally without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. Many small farms today incorporate traditionally organic farming without the use of chemicals. Some farms are incorporating natural composting in their cultivations for better soil conditions and recycling.

In order to receive certification as an “organic coffee,” third party certification groups such as OCIA (Organic Crop Improvement Association) and QAI, (Quality Assurance International) audit coffee farms to their standards. These organizations conduct farm visits and educational classes such as natural methods on fertilization, pest control, and offer support to the farmer seeking alternatives.

The downside for the small farmer is the cost for such certification. For the small farmers, it cost a fortune to fly an inspector in and have the stamp of approval for certification. In today’s market, the cost associated with certification can be as much as 10% of the value of a small farmers coffee crop itself.

For those who are considering organic beans and coffee, here is a great Gourmet Organic Coffee Company:

is about more than making coffee, they are about commitment. A commitment that every sip will reflect their passion for the art of roasting coffee. They will always strive to protect the ecosystems where our coffees are harvested, and that you will always be completely satisfied with their products. If you are not completely satisfied, they will exchange the item or credit your account, whichever you prefer. This is their promise to you.

I also like and recommend Green Mountain Coffee Own Organic Coffee

There are many differences between the coffee bought online and the coffee bought at grocery stores. Generally the grade of coffee bought online is higher than that at grocery stores, however the most significant factor that separates grocery store coffee with that bought online is the freshness.

Coffee regulations in the United States only require manufacturers to specify that they are selling 100% coffee. This allows coffee manufacturers to blend 10% of an expensive type of Kona coffee with a much cheaper grade and advertise is it as Kona Coffee. Therefore, when you buy international coffee, make sure they specify that it is 100% from the country and crop advertised.

Infamous Coffee Quotes

If you'll excuse me a minute, I'm going to have a cup of coffee. - broadcast from Apollo 11's LEM, "Eagle", to Johnson Space Center, Houston July 20, 1969.

COFFEE TIDBITs
Black coffee (without sugar or milk) does not contain calories. A 6 oz cup of coffee contains approximately 80-120 milligrams of caffeine.

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