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A Closer Look at Coffee's Organic Certification

The Good, The Bad, and Where We Stand on It—

 

“One World Roasters is an organic coffee roaster, right? You work exclusively with small organic farms and distributors that only use up-to-date best practices to minimize their impact—

 

So why aren’t you certified organic?”

 

Read on and we’ll get to the bottom of this!

 

Organic food is pretty amazing stuff — it’s what our bodies were designed eat and drink. It’s the good stuff we, in theory, don’t have to worry about.

 

Today, big brands and supermarkets can’t seem to slap a USDA Organic seal on their products quickly enough. But looking back 15-20 years ago, the perception of organic foods and products was very different.

 

NBC News noted all the way back in 2006 that better quality controls and regulations on the fringe food movement had transformed the niche movement into a booming $14 billion international industry. Organic was no longer just for the weirdo tree-huggers; it was for everyone and a certain certification had a lot to do with bringing on that shift (for the record, we are, and love weirdo tree-huggers!).

There is obvious good to this change — this means healthier, often better quality food available to more people more affordably than ever before, but there’s more to the story and we want to share the full tale with you in this month’s blog. We’ll also look into where we and many of our peers in the organic small coffee businesses fit into the bigger picture of organic certifications.

 

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10 Awesome Ways to Celebrate

International Coffee Day

(And Be More Mindful of Your Coffee Intake Every day!)

October 1st was International Coffee Day — and we bet you had a cup. But don’t you do that every day anyway? Here are some great ways to celebrate our favorite beverage and break out of your routine any day.

 

Coffee is always a cause celebration, but for however much of it we may drink (about 2.25 billion cups every day across the globe), it often becomes an unconscious part of our routines — something we do and don’t think much about.

 

International Coffee Day is about making it special again.

 

You have the opportunity to make coffee something new and more meaningful in your life — a chance to be more mindful in your consumption of it, and come together with friends and fellow enthusiasts to enjoy this world tradition in all of its splendor!

 

To help get your festivities off on the right foot, we’ve put together a list of our 10 favorite ways to celebrate a day dedicated to coffee! 

 

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How & Where We Find Our Coffees

OWR Searches for the Perfect Organic Honduran Coffee

@ Royal Coffee New York

We spend almost as much time it seems scouring the world for the absolute finest coffee beans as we do roasting themWhy? Because we only want to offer our customers the very best coffees available — and that means a lot of traveling and maintaining a coffee supply that is ever-growing and evolving.

 

To show you how we find the very special coffees we roast, we wanted to give you a look into Royal Coffee New York’s recent industry-only “Micro Lot Cupping Event” that Ben and Eric recently attended.

 

The guys had a great time, got waaay-over-caffeinated, and had an opportunity to taste a huge variety of fine Costa Rican beans and some really killer organic Honduran coffees both from small micro lots across Central America.

 

We began our search a couple months ago for an extra-fine Honduran bean that would live up to the rigorous OWR standard. When Royal Coffee New York tapped us to attend their insider cupping, we knew it would be a great opportunity to sample some of the very best in this coffee genre and, obviously, we couldn’t say no to the promise of great coffee!

 

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