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Why you should make the switch to Cruelty-Free Coffee

If you think your coffee habit is taking up little room in your life then you should try giving it up cold turkey. I’ll see you back here when you are unable to function and complete basic tasks.

You see, whenever you are not going to be using a commercial machine to make your brew, no. You are going to be using an affordable espresso machine.

The world is addicted to this seemingly harmless chemical known as Caffeine, and consumed via our favorable delivery method of this deliciously useful substance, coffee. I am going to list a few reasons why you should make the switch to Cruelty-Free Coffee.

Think About The Sustainability Of These Coffee Bean Producing Forests

The concept of cruelty-free coffee is a multi-faceted concept, that is to say, that just like onions, the cruelty-free issue has many layers!

There are multiple coffee bean producers all around the world with a large concentration being in West Africa and Vietnam (You can read more about coffee exporters here). Brazil is the largest exporter of coffee beans but is it ethical produce?

Whilst Brazil does hold “accreditation”, auditors concluded that Brazil had a further way to go before they could be considered “responsible”, despite being accredited as sustainable.

Brazil responded with a change in legislation which was an attempt to radically over hall the agricultural sector. This seems to be proven effective as no further complaints or concerns have been raised about the sustainability of coffee exports from Brazil, at least the coffee exporters that the government knows about.

Switching to cruelty-free coffee should be on your agenda for 2021. As more and more coffee bean producers are making changes to their business model to be more sustainable, there should be little to worry about, right?

wrong.

Here is why…

What does “Coffee” & “Cruelty-Free” even mean?

The Rainforest Alliance and Fair Trade International are the two primary or perhaps ‘main’ non-governmental organizations. These two bodies are responsible for the labeling certifications you find on many cruelty-free coffee brands.

The Rainforest Alliance focuses on the sustainability of rainforests and that the coffee beans are sourced without unnecessary deforestation or destruction of wildlife habitat and is, therefore, an indirect cruelty-free certification for coffee.

Fair Trade International ensures that companies bearing their label are sourcing sustainable products and that companies are paying their labor force appropriately.

There is limited public information about how coffee companies are sourcing their products and how much they pay their labor force. The information which is self-published by any organization with the propensity to affect the environment and where labor is involved from emerging nations should always be scrutinized.

So Switch To Cruelty-Free Coffee

If you had previously considered switching to cruelty-free coffee perhaps this article has finally convinced you to make the switch, finally. you won’t notice a difference anyway, coffee mostly tastes the same at the consumer price point.

We all know that the flavor of coffee is influenced by the temperature of the water you are using rather than the bean, especially at the consumer price point.

So by switching to cruelty-free coffee you will be making a small difference with every cup you drink – a positive difference and keeping the flow of sustainable coffee beans coming!