Regular Vs Organic Coffee - What's the Big Difference?
Executive summary about Regular Vs Organic Coffee By Lindsey B Tollefson
Many health and environmentally conscious people have been switching from regular to organically grown fruits and veggies. Likewise, many coffee drinkers have made the switch to organic coffee for the same reasons. Is it really worth it? What exactly are the differences between regular and organic coffee, and is it really worth it to pay a little more for organic? Let's look at some of the key differences.
Inorganic, Conventionally Produced Coffee
Regular coffee is farmed on large coffee plantations with use of pesticides, compounds, and other chemicals. So now you have coffee beans that are not only doused in chemical, but growing in it as well. Knowing that these chemicals are on and in conventionally produced coffee beans, I have trouble putting those beans in my body.
The chemicals that are polluting the soil that the coffee beans grow in have raised many questions as to the declining taste of coffee and its effects on our health.
Organic, Shade Grown Coffee
In comparison, organic coffee is grown under trees, in the shade, without the use of chemicals. Does this mean that these coffee beans are susceptible to pests? The birds prevent pests from touching organic coffee crops - so no need for poisonous chemicals. Because organic coffee is produced in a natural way and not tainted by chemicals, it stands to reason that both the taste and the aurora is far more flavorful and fresh than non-organic coffee.
Fair Trade Coffee
Obviously organic coffee is much better than inorganic coffee. Fair trade coffee organizations help to promote reasonable wages and business practices for coffee growers in emerging nations. This ensures a reasonable standard of living for coffee farmers and their families. So there are the reasons for drinking organic, fair trade coffee.
So there are the reasons for drinking organic, fair trade coffee. It tastes better, it's better for you, it's better for the environment, and it's better for the world economy.