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Who certifies your coffee as organically grown

Organic coffee’s popularity has grown thanks to the many changes that have occurred in International Trade of Coffee. The prices thankfully have not risen mainly because demand is lower than the supply. Actually coffee is no longer perceived as a luxury, it is a product for mass consumption. Farming of coffee has seen a lot of revamping of methods. Smaller farmers have either sold out or increased their yield with more beans so as to make good the drop in prices. The Free Trade Coffee, the organization that certifies that our coffee is organically grown is closely associated with the organic coffee movement and also looks after issues of profitability and free trade of coffee.

When you are growing any kind of crop, the environment plays a major role, and this is particularly true of coffee. It requires to be aligned very closely to the soil and the climate in which it is grown. In order to get the best beans, the crop would have to come from fields at high altitudes in the tropics. That is why coffee from equatorial regions is the most delicious. It is a small wonder that Kona Coffee from Hawaii enjoys world wide popularity. The nutrient rich soil from the Mauna Loa volcano coupled with the climate gives the coffee plants the much needed heat, moisture and nutrients. The coffee is handpicked, and processed with care.

The soil plays an important role in the aroma and taste of the beverage. Coffee grows best in the soil that is nutrient rich. This cannot happen if farmers use fertilizers, and spray pesticides. Moreover coffee grows best on mountain slopes, and pesticides would be washed down during the rains polluting ground water. Another ecological point is that coffee plants require shade so farmers have to plant shady trees along with the coffee plants to give them cover. Though this is not a common practice and farmers greedy for profits have cleared large tracts of land for cultivation of coffee, leading to deforestation especially in South America and Africa. But coffee from these fields do not taste as rich as organic coffee like Yemini Mocha Coffee that is grown under cover of shady trees. The aroma is far more superior.

Since organic coffee is grown under cover of shady trees, it provides a home for migratory birds and also helps lower the use of pesticides. The forest habitat conditions are present in such fields. Kona Mocha and Java are gourmet coffees and fetch a handsome price in the market. These coffees are grown in organic coffee fields. Free Trade Coffee with the help of coffee bodies all over the world like USDA, Export Certificates for Japan (JAS Equivalent), European Organic Regulations (EU 2092/91) , Quebec Organic Reference Standard (CAAQ) and Indian National Program for Organic Production (NPOP) are involved in the certification process.
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