Posted by Trevor Smith on February 24th, 2009
Green Cricket coffee is certified organic. But what does that mean? Is organic coffee better for you than non-organic coffee? Does it taste better?
Some research suggests that drinking organic coffee is better for you. In addition to being rich in antioxidants (as is all coffee) organic coffee is free from chemical pesticides and fertilizers. (Conventionally grown coffee is one of the most chemically intensive crops in the world, commonly treated with endosulfan and chlorpyrifos, both highly toxic endocrine disrupters as well as diazinon, a substance that inhibits neural function.)
Drinking organic coffee is also socially responsible. Growing organic coffee is healthier for the farmers that tend to and harvest the crop, and the does not leach chemicals into the soil or local water supplies. This results in reduced toxic impact on the whole community and wildlife (particularly birds). Cultivating organic coffee is better for the environment. Organic famers use biological pest control, composting, terracing and intercropping, all good land stewardship practices.