A lot of people are starting to take a vested interest in where their favorite products come from and how they’re made. Since you can find anything at your fingertips, more light is being shed on injustices throughout the world in fashion, food and textile industries. If you’re wanting to join a coffee of the month club and have a heart for sustainability, you can ensure your favorite beans are checking the boxes of ethical production.
1. Fair Trade
In the food industry, much of the best food is ripped from farmer’s hands in other countries and shipped off to meet the demand of flourishing countries that require an abundance of certain products. This leaves the producers struggling to feed their families with a product they grew. Fair trade coffee focuses on fair pay and ethical working conditions. It values the person that grows and harvest the beans so many people can’t live without.
2. Sustainable Growth
With an increased awareness of environmental degradation throughout the world, sustainable coffee growth helps and doesn’t hinder the forests that house the coffee trees. If coffee is grown sustainably, trees are grown from scratch without uprooting already established trees and tearing up the land. It finds a way to produce something without having to rip something else down.
3. Sustainable Packaging
With all those beans come a lot of packaging, but what holds the beans doesn’t have to be contaminating the environment. Coffee can be stored in a material that decomposes when discarded and is recyclable. In addition, when you’re at home, try to opt for a reusable mug instead of buying disposable cups. This small gesture will go a long way in bettering the world humans call home.
With wildfires raging and storms getting stronger, it’s important to try your best to strengthen and enrich the environment. Coffee is jumping on board, and looking for these three characteristics in production can help you enjoy your favorite cup of coffee that much more.