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:
68% of consumers make coffee at home every day, but that is predominately baby boomers.
63% of Gen Z consumers do not drink coffee at all
If you are a coffee drinker it is usually 3-5 cups per day
We spend approximately $40 per month in coffee shops
Brewing at home costs $11 - $20 per month
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.
Switch to green coffee made from unroasted coffee beans
Look for beans grown in the shade or under natural canopies
Buy from companies that use recycled packaging
Shift to reusable cups and stop adding to the landfill
Compost your coffee grounds because they are good for the soil and a natural insecticide
Buy a French press, they use less energy and you don't need a paper filter
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