The appeal of organic coffee goes far beyond the obvious prestige and exclusivity. For one thing, it’s been proven time and time again that organic coffee tastes far better than mass produced coffee. By investing heavily in a time-consuming cultivation process, organic coffee farmers create a product that is simply beyond compare.
Organic coffee will always be more expensive than big-brand java, but it’s worth considering what you’re getting out of the deal.
An ‘organic’ product is something that has been grown and produced without the use of any synthetic pesticides, fertilisers or additives. In order to qualify as organic, there must have been no use of chemicals or harmful agents of any kind at any point during the production process.
Organic cultivation and production is a difficult, expensive and time consuming process. This is why the vast majority of farmers continue to use chemicals and synthetic products when cultivating coffee.
Unfortunately, extensive research has drawn direct links between the use of mainstream pesticides and an elevated risk of life-threatening diseases. Even when such chemicals are present in trace amounts only, they can still pose a direct threat to human health.
The risk may be relatively low, but it is a risk that exists where almost all non-organic products are concerned.
The wide-reaching benefits of moderate coffee consumption on a regular basis are well documented. To consume sensible amounts of caffeine is to strengthen your body’s defences against a wide variety of diseases and illnesses.
But to what extent is organic coffee better for you than generic coffee?
It’s a subject of heavy debate, though anecdotal evidence at least suggests organic coffee is uniquely beneficial. Even when viewed from a simple common sense perspective, there’s reason to believe organic coffee is better for you.
Three strong arguments in favor of organic coffee being as follows:
1) Elimination of Chemical Pesticides - Certified organic products cannot legally contain even the slightest trace of chemical pesticides or synthetic additives. This immediately means that all of the risks associated with such chemicals are eliminated from the equation. Hence, making organic coffee a healthier alternative.
2) Higher Antioxidant and Vitamin Levels - Across the board, it’s a known fact that organic produce contains higher nutrient levels. It’s no different with organic coffee, which typically contains more antioxidants and high concentrations of vitamins than generic coffee.
3) Careful and Controlled Production - Most organic coffee is produced by way of a carefully controlled and meticulously managed production process. An intensive and time-consuming approach to coffee production, which nonetheless allows for impurities and quality control issues to be detected and addressed.
Not only is organic coffee considered a healthier choice, but it is also better for the environment. Put to the test, organic coffee can also be the most aromatic and flavorful coffee you will ever experience.
It may be a more expensive commodity, but it really is a small price to pay when you consider the benefits of going organic.
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