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Organic Coffee Growers
The work of organic coffee growers is to produce excellent coffee using sustainable farming practices. The work of organic coffee growers is to bring healthy organic coffee to your table while preserving Mother Earth. Organic coffee growers are commonly certified by the United States Department of Agriculture or one of its affiliates for the USA and by the various certifying agencies for Japan, the European Union, or specific coffee chains. Organic coffee certification guarantees that coffee is grown, picked, processed, stored, shipped, and roasted separate from regular coffee. Certification guarantees that organic coffee is grown sufficiently far from regular coffee so that herbicides, pesticides, and other substances sprayed on regular coffee do not drift onto the organic area. The work of organic coffee growers results in a product free of the more than 100 impurities found in regular coffee and still full of antioxidants that can improve and prolong life.
Growing Coffee and Preserving the Earth
Farmers work with a limited amount of land and limited resources. They need to keep costs down and produce a product that sells for enough to pay the bills and generate a profit. Unfortunately, this often means using various chemicals to enhance plant growth and retard or kill pests and plant disease. These substances often remain in the soil, remain in the food, and help create new and stronger pests and diseases through survival of the fittest (bugs and diseases). Organic coffee growers seek to avoid the need for synthetic treatment of their crops. They do this by spacing coffee plants normally and not crowding them. They seek to grow coffee in shaded locations which is where coffee normally grows. By using organic fertilizers such as green mulch and manure organic coffee growers maintain a normal balance of nature in their fields and still produce an excellent product.