Organic Coffee

The basic idea of Organic Coffee is producing coffee with only natural materials. Natural food and beverages are viewed as more healthy than artificial and processed ones.

Coffee, like other food and beverages, receives its Organic status by meeting certain requirements in the country it is for sale in. The Coffee is inspected by representatives from the responsible organization. They verify the requirements are met so the Organic Certification can be used.

Some countries require just the Coffee farming techniques to be only natural. These include:
Natural Crop Protection (pesticides)
Natural Soil Fertilizer
Natural Additives
Non-Genetically Modified Trees
Other countries also require the Coffee Processing, Packaging, and Shipping methods to be all natural.

When a product is certified, it can then use the word Organic and the Organic logo of that organization on its product packaging as a sales mechanism. The following are the Organizations that manage Organic Coffee in their regions. Click on them for more information regarding their specific operation.

United States - United States Dept of Agriculture (USDA)