Welcome back! While last week, we talked about the most popular k-cups, today I want to mention fair trade and organic k-cups. Because finding certified products is easy and it doesn’t have to be expensive.
FAIR TRADE K-CUPS
Personally, I don’t buy only fair trade or only organic products, but I try to shop ethically when I can. I do believe that these small acts can make a difference and positive impact. Buying Fair Trade is an easy way to support the hard-working people who grow and make the products that we love. With Fair Trade standards, small farmers receive a fair price that allows them to compete in the market, to support their families and to invest in social projects in their communities. To learn more about what is fair trade and how to shop fair, go here.
Being fair isn’t hard. No matter if it’s coffee, cocoa, chocolate, wine or clothes, simply search for products with the Fair Trade Certified label. And to make it really easy for you, I’ve compiled a list of the best tasting fair trade certified k-cups:
Death Wish Coffee, dark roast
Green Mountain Sumatran Reserve, dark roast
Laughing Man Colombia Hulia, dark roast (recyclable k-cups)
Newman’s Own Special Blend, medium
Green Mountain Nantucket Blend, medium
Laughing Man Hugh’s Blend, medium (recyclable k-cups)
Island Coconut, flavored (seasonal)
Wild Mountain Blueberry, flavored
While the fair trade is much more about shopping ethical and global economy, organic is about health. If you’re worried about what type of foods & drinks you consume and how is your coffee grown, then look for the USDA Organic label.
When you see this label, it means that your coffee has been produced through approved methods, practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering may not be used in the production of organic products. To learn more about organic standards and certification head here. And, here’s a list of the most popular organic k-cups:
I hope this helps! And, don’t forget – it’s okay if you’re not only buying certified or sustainable products all the time. It about small changes and doing what you can, when you can.