How to Create a More Eco-Friendly Coffee Routine?

The beverage preferences of the world are split into tea and coffee. Coffee production has a big impact on the environment. If you are concerned about how you contribute to the protection of the environment, you can start looking into how you can modify your coffee drinking habits into something that is more environmentally friendly.

There are companies that carry out sustainable farming practices and you can start by buying ethically produced coffee. This way you will support these sustainable farmers which will go towards strengthening the sustainable coffee industry.

You will be able to spend less energy by making your coffee manually as opposed to using a coffee machine. You can brew the exact amount of coffee you need by using manual brew tools. When you use a drip coffee machine, you will make more than you need contributing to waste. There are no complicated parts that you have to deal with when it comes to manual brewing. So this equipment will last longer and not break easily.

You can also look at recycling coffee pods. There are certain coffee pod manufacturers who will provide pods made of material that can be composted at home. This way you are not adding to the plastic waste of the planet. There are some coffee pods and capsules that are not recyclable so you need to avoid purchasing these products.

 You should always check whether they are eco-friendly and recyclable before you purchase. If you are buying loose coffee grounds in a bag, you can recycle them by directing them to recycling organisations. You can read up about companies that carry out recycling in your area so that you can contact them about sorting your waste out responsibly.

Instead of going down to a coffee shop to enjoy your morning coffee, you can brew your coffee at home. This way you will not need to dispose of a paper or plastic coffee cup provided by the café. This will bring down your waste generation. You will be able to use a glass or ceramic mug that is reusable.

You can also look at local coffee roasters when deciding on what to buy. This way, your coffee is not shipped from one country to another which will make for a more eco-friendly transport option. This will allow you to support local businesses as well. But even if you find a coffee roaster or shop in your locality, the coffee beans you get may not be eco-friendly. So you need to look at their farming practices to determine whether they are ethical.

Sometimes the bag or container the coffee comes in will list this information or you can simply ask the roaster.  It can be hard to understand whether the coffee is ethically sourced even when the package says so. Just looking at the fairtrade label will not give you this information. Check for labels like UDA Organic, Rainforest Alliance Certified etc. You can also ask the coffee company about their supply chain to get an idea of whether they use ethical policies.

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