How to Celebrate National Coffee Day Sustainably

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Coffee plays a really large role in most peoples lives and National Coffee Day is September 29th so we thought we would share some fun facts and tips to ensure the coffee you are drinking is sustainably harvested to protect the growers and local communities.

According to Statista in the United States:

The Savvy Elephant Coffee Cup 68% of consumers make coffee at home every day, but that is predominately baby boomers.

 The Savvy Elephant Coffee Cup63% of Gen Z consumers do not drink coffee at all

The Savvy Elephant Coffee Cup If you are a coffee drinker it is usually 3-5 cups per day

The Savvy Elephant Coffee Cup We spend approximately $40 per month in coffee shops

The Savvy Elephant Coffee Cup Brewing at home costs $11 - $20 per month

The Savvy Elephant Coffee Cup The coffee market generates approximately 81 billion US dollars in revenue annually

With these kinds of numbers, we want to make sure the coffee we are drinking is fair trade certified to protect the coffee growers. It is also important that your coffee is organic and free of pesticides. Unfortunately coffee is not considered environmentally sustainable. It is grown in tropical climates and partly responsible for deforestation in these areas. Coffee also takes a lot of water to process and waste water can contaminate local water resources.

Not ready to give up your coffee, but still want to protect the environment.

The Savvy Elephant Coffee CupSwitch to green coffee made from unroasted coffee beans

The Savvy Elephant Coffee CupLook for beans grown in the shade or under natural canopies

The Savvy Elephant Coffee CupBuy from companies that use recycled packaging

The Savvy Elephant Coffee CupShift to reusable cups and stop adding to the landfill

The Savvy Elephant Coffee CupCompost your coffee grounds because they are good for the soil and a natural insecticide

The Savvy Elephant Coffee CupBuy a French press, they use less energy and you don't need a paper filter

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Savvy

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