Organic coffee is grown by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality.

Chemicals (DDT for example) that have “killed” lakes and streams in coffee producing areas of Latin America and elsewhere, are still used by workers today, frequently without a basic understanding of the harm that they are doing to the environment, to themselves and to their families.
The use of toxic chemicals is not only hazardous to the workers and their families, but also to the environment that they rely on to sustain themselves. The use of harmful chemicals on locally-grown crops has a direct impact on their quality of life. Their land should provide them with food for their families, water for drinking and a playground for their children.

In contrast, organic coffee farming encourages sustainability, multilayered crop production and a rich array of wildlife. Farmers who practice organic coffee farming methods depend on organic matter to fertilize plants and by using these materials, mimic the natural processes of growth and decay. Organic coffee farming encourages beneficial insects and a healthier, more resistant crop. Mulching with organic materials and growing coffee under a canopy of trees decreases the need for irrigation and conserves water. By growing fruit-bearing trees in the upper story (a process known as diversification), the canopy serves the dual purpose of providing organic mulch for the understory and food for the community.

We all have the ability to make change through our spending habits and supporting organically grown coffee is one way to promote social justice and a healthy global environment. By choosing organic coffee, you support change that starts at the level of the coffee growing communities and that will benefit people and the planet for generations to come.

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