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The Best Coffees

By EatingWell Editors, Fall 2004

Understanding coffee labels such as organic, free-trade, shade grown and single origin.


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"This article only touches the subject. Really, if you area conscientious consumer, you will want your coffee to have all four of these labels. Fair Trade because otherwise it's industrially produced. That means human hands are barely...
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This article only touches the subject. Really, if you area conscientious consumer, you will want your coffee to have all four of these labels. Fair Trade because otherwise it's industrially produced. That means human hands are barely involved in the growing, harvesting or processing. Organic, because all coffee is sprayed with pesticides. Bird-Friendly, because if it's not, then it is guaranteed to be sprayed in pesticides, because without the forest canopy and wildlife to protect it, the coffee is subject to pests and disease. And Single-origin, because otherwise your coffee may be coming from many sources, most of which are not organically grown.

Anonymous

08/29/2016 - 10:34pm

I'm sure we all have our favorites but after spending time traveling through much of the world please make my cup of coffee Costa Rican. Shade grown Arabica from Costa Rica mixed with 100% Columbian provides the smoothest most flavorful cup of coffee I have ever had. I'll take this over any Asian, Hawaiian Kona, or any other blend from South America, Turkey or Africa. Hands down this is a 5 Star cup of coffee.

Anonymous

10/29/2012 - 10:36am

i find kona coffee beans taste better than any other coffee beans. lets stick to the united states,kona is the best

Anonymous

01/02/2012 - 2:25pm



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