Is Organic Coffee Worth It? 10 Reasons Why You Should Make the Switch Today.
Going organic comes with a whole heap of benefits but is organic coffee worth it? Having roasted organic coffee since 2016 we believe that there’s only one winner. So read on to discover the 10 reasons you should consider switching to organic when buying your coffee beans today.
10 Reasons to Choose Organic Coffee Over Non-Organic
1. Reduced Environmental Impact
Organic coffee is grown in a way that’s kinder to our environment. Instead of using synthetic pesticides and fertilisers, organic farming methods, such as composting and cover cropping, help protect the soil, water, and nearby ecosystems.
2. Healthier Soil
Healthier Soil: When you go organic, you’re actually supporting healthier soil. That’s because organic farming focuses on practices that make the soil richer, more fertile, and better at holding onto water. It’s like giving the earth a little boost! A study found that organic soil has higher macrofauna (31.4%), microbial population (34%), and microbial diversity indices compared to conventionally farmed soil.
3. Healthier for the Farmer
Organic farming is kinder to the workers. It helps keep them safe from exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and reduces the risk of health problems associated with their use. This makes for a safer working environment, but also a safer living environment – as the coffee farms tend to live on, or very close by their farm land.
4. Higher Quality, Better Taste
If you’ve tasted organic coffee then you’re already in the know – it just tastes better! With healthier soil and chemical free farming practices, the coffee beans produced are cleaner, brighter and more complex in flavour. Of course, taste is a subjective thing, so why not get a brew of Apostle Coffee on and start tasting the difference!
5. No Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
Products that carry the Soil Association mark are free from GMOs and have been produced to a high and exacting standard. The long term impact of genetically modified products are not yet known and have the potential to be harmful for both the environment and human health. Third party organic accreditation ensure that the coffee you’re enjoying is truly organic. So, you can trust that what you’re sipping has met certain standards and is the real deal.
6. Fair Trade Practices
Many organic coffee farmers take part in fair trade programs. This means that they receive fair prices for their products and can reinvest in their communities. Apostle work with producers who are both organic and fair trade accredited.
7. Supports Sustainable Farming
Organic coffee farming practices prioritise sustainability. Some organic coffee farms take a climate-friendly approach by planting trees alongside coffee plants. This is called agroforestry. This nature first practice helps combat climate change by reducing carbon emissions and trapping carbon through the planting of new trees and vegetation. So, by sipping on your cup of organic coffee, you’re helping farmers make an active impact against climate change, even if it’s just a little bit!
8. No Synthetic Additives
Non-organic coffee can have traces of synthetic pesticides and other stuff that’s not all that good for you. By going organic, you’re saying “no thanks” to these not-so-great additives, and avoiding a bunch of synthetic chemicals in the process.
9. Improved Water Conservation
With organic coffee, less water is often used. This is because organic farms don’t rely on synthetic fertilisers that require a lot of water. Instead, the soil is richer in organic matter and soil nutrients, this means that it can hold onto water much better. Not only does this make for a more efficient crop, but it also helps reduce soil erosion.
10. Promotes Biodiversity
Organic coffee farms are like little havens for different types of plants and animals. They encourage biodiversity by avoiding the use of just one type of crop. This means more variety in the ecosystem, and that’s great for everyone living in that area, from bugs to birds. Many organic coffee farmers are promoting such biodiversity with the development of shade gown coffee beneath trees and other vegetation. This creates a more biodiverse environment that supports a wider range of wildlife.
So what will you choose? When there’s no loss in quality and marked improvements in biodiversity, soil health and sustainable practices it feels like there’s only one winner – and that’s why Apostle Coffee are proud to offer a coffee collection that’s 100% organic.
Is organic coffee better than regular coffee?
Organic Coffee offers several advantages in terms of environmental sustainability, reduced exposure to chemicals, and the potential for improved taste. But whether it is “better” than regular coffee ultimately depends on your personal values, priorities, and taste preferences. If you’re concerned about the environment, health, and supporting sustainable farming practices, organic coffee might align better with your values – it certainly does with ours at Apostle.