10 ways to Green Your Coffee
The time to think about how to "green your" coffee is well before you sit down to enjoy your morning cup o' joe. A few topics we touch on in our tips: chemicals, clear-cutting, cup conservation, coffee composting and more !
Buying coffee that is labeled as Fair Trade Certified promotes both the economic stability of small farmers and environmental stewardship.
Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee is grown under natural shade cover with minimal to no chemicals and ensures the fair treatment of farmers.
Conventional coffee crops are treated with environmentally hazardous chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Organic coffee is the chemical-free alternative, safer for you and the Earth.
Kick the disposable tea or coffee cup habit and reach for a reusable mug for your next to-go beverage. Or for iced coffee try a retro looking glass mason jar with a lid.
Coffee grown in natural shade discourages forest clear-cutting, which preserves the habitat of native bird species, and the overuse of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.
When brewing your own coffee, opt for reusable or recycled coffee filters to cut back on paper waste.
Yes they CAN be composted! Keep them out of landfills and use them instead to nourish the earth.
Super size your coffee purchasing by buying beans from bulk bins. This will save on packaging and save you loads of beans (money beans that is).
Many grocery stores and coffee shops will allow you to bring your own container to be re-filled.
Use far less coffee, less energy AND get a more flavorful cup. Doesn't get much simpler.