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Best Organic Coffee Beans
The Best Organic Coffee Beans - Why You Should Buy Them and Where to Find Them!
I made it my personal mission to try every brand of organic whole coffee bean at Amazon.com. I'm almost through them all. It's been fun, I just don't sleep much anymore. Seriously, I'm a long time coffee lover who believes you haven't had coffee until you've ground your own beans. Here are just a few of the reasons to try organic and fair trade coffee beans:
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Information on Organic, Fair Trade Coffee Beans
Benefits of Organic Coffee Beans
*Organic standard doesn't allow GMO, or genetic modification.
*No synthetic pesticides or fertilizers are placed on the crops that will eventually pollute the land, rivers, streams and oceans.
*Organic is better for the overall health of the planet and the people and animals that live here.
*Organically grow crops are more nutritious.
*Protecting our next generation be protecting the earth's natural resources.
*Promote soil health and a sustainable agricultural environment.
Benefits of Fair Trade Coffee Beans
*Better yet, when you purchase coffee beans labeled organic AND fair trade, you are promoting:
*Small-scale farmers, farm workers, and artisans
*Democratically owned and controlled producer organizations
*Labor rights and the right of workers
*Safe and sustainable farming methods and working conditions
How to Make them Affordable - Buy in Bulk!
When you begin drinking your coffee from your own organic, fair trade beans, you will feel as if you've never truly had coffee before. It is so much better! How can you afford it? Try the online sources below:
Coffee Bean Direct - Nicaraguan Organic Coffee Beans
The most economical coffee bean at Amazon.com.
This large five pound bag of coffee is the most economical buy of organic coffee beans I've found online at just over 20 cents per ounce. For the sake of freshness, it's probably not a good idea to purchase in such bulk unless you have several coffee drinkers in your home and go through the beans very quickly. Another option is to buy in bulk and vacuum seal these beans into smaller containers help them retain freshness.
Cafe Altura Organic Coffee Beans
These are my favorite coffee bean. After you open the bag, they will be oily for a few days. (Weeks if you use a container that is very air tight) That is when they are at their strongest. After the oil dries they lose some of their flavor. I will opt out of the debate as to whether coffee beans *should* be oily. You can voice your opinion on that in the debate below.
These organic coffee beans come in a variety of flavors including: Sumatran Dark, Peruvian Dark, French, Italian, or Regular Roast, Viennese, San Francisco, New Orleans, or Morning Blends, or Regular Roast and Decaffeinated.
My only hesitation in recommending these beans for those who like a full-flavor coffee is the wait time in receiving them. Often an order placed for these beans will takes weeks to months to ship from Amazon. I'm guessing they try not to over-stock the warehouse, for the sake of fresh beans and occasionally run out of stock.
Priced at just over 60 cents per ounce.
Cameron's Organic French Roast Coffee Beans
These are a pretty good buy at 47 cents an ounce. These beans are dry upon opening, not oily.
Organic Camano Island Coffee Beans
These beans are 76 cents per ounce. I have ordered these beans, but haven't tried them yet. I can tell you they do come with a slight oil sheen and other reviewers of these beans tout them as "dark roast" without having a burnt flavor.
Coffee People Human Being Organic Coffee Beans
As I write this, these organic coffee beans are currently sold out at Amazon.com, so I don't have a price for you. However, I can tell you that this is an awesome bean that comes with a slick oily finish, if you are a fan. They are full of dark roast flavor.
Do you grind your own beans?
Are Oily Beans Better?
Which Do You Prefer, Oily Beans or Dry Beans?
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Information About Coffee and Its Various Forms
Interesting information about using coffee beans and storing it. It also talks about when to buy the beans roasted and when to buy it unroasted. Another comparison in this video is organic to conventionally grown coffee. If you drink organic coffee with a higher level of antioxidants (organic and whole bean) it can cut down on some health problems including diabetes and colon cancer.