It's National Coffee Day so I though this was the perfect time to discuss "green" and yummy coffee! (And in honor of a missed Treehugger Tuesday!)
I loooooove coffee. I read somewhere that over 500 billion cups of coffee are drank world wide each day. Unfortunately coffee isn't always grown in the most eco-friendly ways. Coffee plants are a shrub usually grown in the shade of the Rainforest canopy. However, full sun coffee produces more beans than shade. Because of this much coffee available is grown in full sun destroying the precious Rainforest and the animals that inhabit them. Pesticide use and "sweat shop" conditions are more problems plaguing coffee growth.
The best coffee to look for is organic, fair trade, and shade grown!
Some yummolicious green coffee we heart:
Equal Exchange Coffee
Organic Coffee Company
Organic Green Mountain Coffee
This is such a small list of readily available green coffee there are many, many more. Lately we have been loving local organic roasted beans from our co-op!
Have you gone green with your coffee? What is your favorite "green" coffee, I'd love try it!
I linked up with:
House of Hepworths, Finger Prints on the Fridge, Shabby Nest, Thirty Handmade Days, Whipper Berry, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, Clean and Scentsible, Be Different Act Normal, Young and Crafty, Tatertots and Jello, I Heart Naptime, Stylish Once Again
* I was not compensated for this post just lurve me some coffee!