Why You Should Only Drink Organic Coffee

Many people think there is no difference between organic coffee and a regular cup of joe. They think it’s overrated and overpriced, and just plain unnecessary. Well there is a huge difference between the two. After reading this article you might rethink which type of coffee you buy the next time you’re out shopping.

Here are the the most significant differences between conventional coffee and organic coffee.

Health benefits

Conventional coffee is among the most heavily chemically treated foods in the world. It is filled with synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. In addition, it is washed in chlorine and ammonia which may cause cancer by passing the chemicals to your body and depositing them into your body fat.

As for 100% organic coffee, these growing methods are not used in any circumstance. Organic fertilizers, like coffee pulp, chicken manure, or compost are used. Choosing this method does not breakdown the amount of antioxidants that coffee has which protects you from cell damage and actually boosts your immune system.

Not only are there health benefits for you, the consumer, but there are also health benefits for the farmers. Organic farmers will benefit by working and living in a cleaner environment on the farm that does not contain the toxic chemicals that are used to generate large amounts of conventional coffee.

Environmental Benefits

Conventional coffee beans are developed as hybrids to grow in the open sun, whereas the coffee plant grows in the shade. Companies have created and developed these beans to make it easier to tend to, harvest, and grow densely enough to create the most product. Meanwhile, forests are being destroyed to open up fields to grow mass quantities of coffee. Wildlife ecosystems are also being destroyed in this process. The lack of trees means an increase in water runoff, which carries away not just rich soil to grow, but adds all of the chemicals being used in the process to that water, running into rivers and banks. Organic coffee farmers grow in a natural way underneath the shade of the thick forests, which provides a  home for wildlife, sustains soil fertility, and maintains a healthy environment for everyone.

Flavor and smell Benefits

Organic coffee in general tastes and smells better than conventional coffee. Many people might not believe that, but if you haven’t tried the difference between the two, now is the time. Organic products will always smell cleaner, and taste fresher. This is because of the lack of chemicals used in growing and packing organic coffee. When brewing non-organic coffee, you will notice a very pungent smell and aftertaste. However, that taste and smell is completely unnatural. Have you ever tried two dishes that used the same recipe, but with one dish it had only generic inexpensive products, and the other had merely 100% organic products? I can assure you that the organic dish tasted and smelled much better. Drinking organic coffee will actually taste what coffee should truly taste like, with no masks, no preservatives, and no extra smells.