Choose Organic and Fair Trade Coffee
For example, our daily choice of coffee can make a big impact upon nature and increase or decrease the carbon footprint we leave upon the environment. If you too want a greener nature, a healthier life style and less pollution, you should take your own daily actions, small steps that can help the entire world, starting with your coffee!
The best way to check on your coffee is to select the organic one. It worths the extra bucks to use organic coffee beans which will eliminate your exposure and the exposure of the entire environment, to hazardous pesticides that are often applied on regular crops.
Also, look for shade-grown beans. Coffee was originally cultivated under shade trees and even today, many farmers continue to raise coffee beneath shade trees. In addition, plants provide the perfect climate for important migratory birds, many of which are now in danger.
If you are looking for this shade-grown beans of coffee that benefits the environment and provides workers with safe working conditions, look for the Rainforest Alliance Certificate, in the shape of a little green frog, on coffee packaging.
A great tip for coffee lovers who, yet, don’t have enough time to enjoy their own coffee made at home, shop at McDonald’s, as the company works with local coffee companies which provide and guarantee 100% green, healthy and superior quality coffee.11