Committing to organic coffees was a decision we made based on 2 primary reasons:
Traditionally farmed coffee is one of the most chemical intensive crops in the world. Everything from synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. Just because something is a chemical doesn't make it a bad guy... But the reality is that our training isn't in evaluating chemicals and their health effects on humans. This is a simple way for us to hedge our bets and air on the safe side when it comes to creating healthier work environments for the farmers who are harvesting and handling the beans day in and day out.
The run off from chemically-intensive farms ends up in one place: Local water sources. By working with organic coffee farms, our hope is to lighten the coffee community's ecological footprint. Not only for the benefit of the communities that house these coffee farms, but for the planet as a whole.
If you really want to deep-dive on the benefits of organic coffee, there's a lot more to it that you can look into. For that, we'd like to introduce you to our friend: Google.