Organic or Not Organic, That is the Question
We often get asked if our coffee is organic. The easy answer is Yes and No. The not-so-easy answer, is Yes and No.
In reality all our coffee is sourced from the highest quality coffee farms from around the world who use only the best practices for producing 100% arabica beans. Now whether or not they can claim their coffee is organic comes down to a few factors.
First, let's understand a bit more about what it means to be qualified as organic coffee. Number one, the beans cannot be grown with any synthetic fertilizers or chemicals. 100% all natural. In addition, organic coffee is grown with practices that focus on sustainability and conservation.
While the definition of organic coffee is pretty straightforward, the path to being certified is not as much. Becoming certified organic can be a long, expensive road that many smaller coffee farms are not able to travel. They meet all the standards, but just can't afford what it takes to get the oh-so-important "Organic" icon.
What does this mean for you the customer looking for organic coffee? First, if this is something important to your coffee journey, then you should definitely look for selections that are certified organic to be 100% sure that the coffee meets those standards.
We do however caution that just because it's not certified organic, doesn't mean that the coffee came from some "coffee factory". Take some time and do some more research on the farm or co-op that the coffee comes from if that information is available.
In the end, there is not a perfect right or wrong answer for this. Organic certified is a great way to know what you're getting in your coffee, but don't immediately dismiss some others who aren't certified organic.
If you'd like to try some of our organic certified blends, we recommend looking at our Task Force Zulu or Task Force Victory. Both really great blends 100% organic certified. We also have a decaf blend, Sundown Decaf, along with several single origin coffees that are organic.