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Organic Coffee – Benefits For Your Health and The Planet

Organic Coffee – Benefits For Your Health and The Planet

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the UK and deciding on what coffee to consume in 2021 is really important. Why? Because if you care about what you put into your body, then quality coffee really matters. If you also care about being sustainable, then drinking organic coffee is a great way to ensure you’re looking after your health and the planet.

As a sustainably conscious coffee company, we feel it’s our job to help share our knowledge on why choosing quality coffee is so important. We pride ourselves on sourcing coffee from the top 5% of coffee farmers worldwide, because we believe your health matters most. We were recently awarded ‘Best Speciality Coffee Company 2021’ by SME News and ‘Best Sustainable Roaster 2021’ by Luxlife because they recognise our commitment to this cause.

Now let’s dive in and find out what the biggest problems are with commercial grade coffee and the benefits of switch to quality coffee.

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1.  The Problem With Commercial Grade Coffee

Pesticides remain one of the biggest issues with commercial grade coffee.

So how do you recognise when a coffee is commercial grade?

A higher price is usually one of the best leading indicators in whether you’re drinking quality, organic coffee beans. In order to purchase quality coffee, suppliers like us must pay a higher price to guarantee the quality in your cup.

Coffees that are classified as ‘organic’ follow a strict planting and processing procedure. This is great, because it means pesticides are not  used during the harvesting process.

Unfortunately, the commercial grade coffee industry is exactly what it says on the tin – all about making money. So when coffee plants are receptive to natural causes like insect damage, they are sprayed with pesticides to ensure there isn’t a drop in production output.

These practices have significant impact to human health, not to mention animals and wildlife too. There are reliable studies from government sources which demonstrate that pesticides are known carcinogens, disrupting hormones and damaging DNA cells which result in cancer.

By consuming coffees which are not tested for mould, mycotoxins and pesticides, there is a high probability that you are putting yourself in danger from a health perspective, this is simply due to poor testing and quality standards.

Since chemicals are not used in the planting and cultivation of organic coffee, the soil is also safe from contamination preventing harm to other crops.

At Balance, we think you deserve better than that, so we absolutely suggest ditching commercial grade coffee and upgrading your coffee at home to ensure you’re drinking coffee that is good for you and good tor the environment.

Farmer Spraying Pestcides2.  Does Organic Coffee Provide More Health Benefits?

There are a tonne of benefits to drinking coffee in general. From mood enhancing properties, to energy boosting effects. However, organic coffee contains more antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins compared to commercial grade coffee.

Why?

Higher quality coffee grows in rich, fertile soil that has been ‘naturally’ produced. Climate is a contributing factor too along with the processing method too.

You can also look after your health by drinking organic decaf coffee. Natural decaf coffee is 99.9% free from chemicals with no caffeine, perfect if you’re looking to avoid stress and relax.

3.  Does Choosing Organic Help Farmers?

If you consume chemical-free coffee, you are indirectly helping farmers across the world. We explain two ways’s that choosing to buy quality makes a significant different for coffee farmers worldwide.

  1. Reduce Farmers Exposure to Chemicals

As an individual that consumes quality, naturally grown coffee, you are protecting coffee farmers from exposure to harmful chemicals like pesticides. These chemicals are harmful to the soil, the human skin, and health in general.

A study shows coffee farmers In Brazil, spray coffee plants with pesticides which are acutely toxic and cause disease, Many farmers are without sufficient protective equipment so pesticide poisoning is widespread.

If you decide to consume organic products, not only are you protecting yourself, you are directly helping the farmers at origin. We imagine a great future around organic coffee production only, ensuring everyone benefits.

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  1. Helping to Motive Coffee Farmers

If you decide to drink commercial coffee, you’re indirectly giving farmers the motivation that there’s demand for their product. To illustrate the reverse effect. If we increase supply of quality organic coffee, farmers are actually incentivised to work harder to produce high grade coffee, to earn a better wage. This has a huge knock on effect to the industry, and it something we’re working hard to contribute to.

For a coffee farmer to get receive official ‘organic certification’, the government need to accredit farmers. There are a number of complex challenges around this because, small holder farms who adhere to the highest standards often don’t have the volume to justify this certification. We work carefully to support these farms to that one day, they can achieve that certification and build a sustainable business for the future.

We recommend buying organic products wherever you can! Why not grab some organic coffee bags.

4. It Provides More Energy

Organic or chemical-free coffee is a well known energy booster. It contains caffeine which improves the stimulation between the brain and the body.

If you’re looking to boost your energy levels, quality organic coffee should be top your energy drink list.

You don’t need to consume energy boosters that contain a lot of sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Excess consumption of sugar can lead to weight gain, weaken the immune system, and cause a whole lot of health problems that can be detrimental to your well-being and performance.

tom-bosworth

Double Olympian Winner

Tom Bosworth
Double Olympian & avid Drinker of Balance Coffee.

5.  Why Organic Coffee Tastes Better

There are many reason why organic coffee better than commercial grade coffee. Simply put, the nutrient rich soil, typical growing regions and climates and processing methods all have a contributing factor to the unique flavour notes and characteristics of quality, speciality grade coffee.

Unlike quality coffee, because commercial coffee is planted and cultivated with chemicals and pesticides. This often changes the flavour profile of the coffee, and impacting the flavours in your coffee cup.

If you are trying to figure out which coffee tastes better, it’s quality coffee.

Where to buy Organic Coffee?

You can buy organic coffee from lots of coffee roasters online. Generally, all coffee companies who promote speciality grade coffee and organic coffee are great sources. If you’re looking to sample our speciality coffee bags, head over to our shop now.

Stability Coffee BeansBuy Organic Decaf Coffee

Not a fan of caffeine? Simply looking to cut down? Our delicious organic decaf coffee has awesome reviews so why not grab a bag. You can choose beans or ground and get it delivered right away. Shop Now.

Now, you’ve read all of the reasons to drink organic, healthy coffee that’s good for you and good for the planet.

We’ve come to the end of this article, so we’d love to know whether you’d will switch to quality organic coffee or stick to commercial coffee? Please let me know in the comments section.

 

 

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