Category Archives: Fair Trade

How Coffee and Environmentalism interact

Organic, Fair Trade, Imported, and Shade Grown Coffee

cofee and the environment

One thing many coffee drinkers have in common is a shared love of the environment. As such, many coffee drinkers endeavor to purchase coffee that is produced in an environmentally friendly way, or at the very least, in an organic way. In many cases, this means purchasing coffee with labels such as organic, Fair Trade certified, imported, or shade grown.

But in the end, what do these things mean, and how do they relate to the effect that coffee and coffee farming has on the environment? Read on to find out. Continue reading

5 Ways You Can Support Eco-Friendly Coffee Growing Efforts

Making Sure Your Coffee Habit Is Conscious

shade grown coffee

We’re inundated with environment and climate-based information everywhere we turn these days, especially when it comes to buying food and beverage items from the supermarket. So what is an eco-conscious person supposed to do, when it comes to wading through the myriad ways in which we’re being marketed to as consumers?

Call all green and sustainable messages really be true? And how can we take the daily habits we have, like drinking a cup of coffee or two, and turn those habits into environmentally conscious habits instead? Read on for a list of 5 easy ways anyone can buy their daily coffee while keeping the environment, the coffee, the coffee growers, and climate change in mind. Continue reading