What are the benefits of drinking organic coffee?

It’s simple, right? Organic products are just better. So when you see an “organic” label, it’s an easy choice to add that item to your shopping cart, and that’s also true when it comes to coffee. Over the last few decades, coffee connoisseurs have gravitated towards organic roasts. But have you ever wondered why organic coffee is better or what health benefits there may be from drinking it? Let’s take a quick look.

No harmful chemicals

One major advantage of organic coffee is that it is produced without the pesticides and artificial fertilizers that could otherwise be present. This is a huge benefit for the environment and, of course, for coffee drinkers. Of course, these chemicals don’t pose a significant threat in small doses, but they can gradually add up to unhealthy levels. And the bottom line is that no one wants unnecessary chemicals in their body, period.

Avoiding these chemicals is also better for the growers. In general, most organic coffees are held to a higher standard, including when it comes to pay rates. In an extremely competitive market, many growers have been taken advantage of, and negotiating a higher sale price can make all the difference. By growing their beans sustainably, organic farmers take care of the earth, their customers, and themselves – delivering delicious, chemical-free coffee. It’s truly a win-win-win situation.

The health benefits of organic coffee

But it’s not just the lack of chemicals that makes organic coffee such a draw. In fact, certified organic roasts may contain more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help the body function. Coffee is known for boosting the immune system and helping the body defend itself against disease. Furthermore, it’s been suggested that the properties in coffee can help stimulate the brain, preventing cognitive disorders and dementia. And organic coffee is even better, packed full of everything the body needs and none of the things it doesn’t. In short, healthy beans means a healthy body.

Pure Origin’s organic coffee

Pure Origin is proud to boast three certified organic options. Whether you’re a fan of light or dark roasts, we’ve got an organic, fair trade selection for you! We offer a tasty Peruvian light roast with nutty notes that’s sure to satisfy, as well as Indonesian dark roast with chocolate notes that’s out of this world! In addition, our Congolese dark roast is a big hit with coffee fans who like citrus undertones in their morning brew.

But make no mistake – all of our coffee is single-origin, sustainable, and grower-friendly. So if you want an incredible, organic cup of coffee, look no further than Pure Origin.

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What is fair trade coffee?

Fair trade coffee – we’ve all heard about it, but what does this term actually mean? While it’s a popular buzzword in the coffee industry, many people don’t understand what exactly sets this coffee apart from the rest.

What is fair trade coffee?

Put simply, fair trade coffee means that an organization has screened the beans throughout production to ensure sustainability and labor standards. This makes it sound like a simple process, but it’s actually far from it. In order to get certification, coffee companies must undergo a thorough screening across the entire supply chain. This auditing process takes note of many things – sustainable farming practices, labor conditions, and trade prices, to name just a few. This is all done to ensure the long-term viability of the farms, on an ecological level and for its growers.

Why is it important to buy?

It’s hard to believe that a single purchase can make a difference, but you’d be surprised. While the logo may be small, its impact is massive. With each fair trade coffee purchase, you support an industry that has made great strides in sustainability but which also has a long ways to go. Often times, coffee growers still aren’t paid a living wage for their labor and often struggle to obtain education about sustainable farming techniques. With help from organizations like Pure Origin, these growers receive a higher price for each sale and are also given increased access to training. This is an immediate boost to their quality of life, as well as their farming techniques.

That’s why it’s essential to support fair trade coffee organizations. Each sale makes a huge difference for growers, as well as our planet. And when it’s as easy as just paying attention to which brands you buy from, it’s a no-brainer. So, next time you’re shopping for coffee, do your research. It’s a simple choice with a big impact.

The Pure Origin difference

Pure Origin is proud to boast three organic, fair-trade labeled coffees: our Indonesian dark roast with chocolate notes, Peruvian light roast with nutty notes and our Congo dark roast with citrus notes. That way, regardless of your flavor preference, you’ll always be able to enjoy a delicious, fair trade coffee. Additionally, all of our coffees are sustainably produced and single origin beans. This means that even the ones that aren’t fair-trade certified are produced under sustainable and ethical conditions as well – just without the logo label!

At Pure Origin, we’re all about giving back to our growers and our planet. But we can’t make a difference without your help. We hope you’ll consider Pure Origin next time you’re looking for a delicious cup of coffee that you can feel good about drinking.

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How does Pure Origin support education empowerment?

In a crowded coffee market, it’s essential to be well-trained in sustainable cultivation. But in Indonesia, it’s often difficult to access quality education and the technology that facilitates it. That’s why Pure Origin is proud to work alongside KSU. Item Reje Gayo, a group formed to assist Sumatran coffee farmers. With every sale of our organic Indonesian dark roast, we’re able to support education empowerment – and help over 1,400 local growers.

KSU. Item Reje Gayo

KSU. Item Reje Gayo makes a huge impact on the coffee trade in Indonesia, covering over 1,073 hectares of land. The group teaches its members about cultivation techniques and harvesting methods, but that’s not all they do. They also provide access to production tools, field counseling, visits to educational sights, and more. In doing so, they give the growers the tools they need to be sustainable and take care of their families. The impact of this can’t be understated, as many people in the Indonesian coffee trade have traditionally struggled to earn a living wage in a market dominated by larger farms.

KSU. Item Reje Gayo has made massive strides in recent years, but that doesn’t mean its work is over. With your support, we can help fund financial assistance for the cooperative, as well as crop rehabilitation through fair wages. Additionally, funding will help them continue their efforts to spread the principles of sustainable farming – which makes all the difference for the planet.

The importance of education empowerment

At Pure Origin, we believe that nothing is more important than giving back to the world. Pair that with a great cup of coffee, and that’s a perfect match. By working alongside KSU. Item Reje Gayo, we’ve helped thousands of farmers, but we can’t do it without you.

So next time you’re in the mood for a tasty dark roast, we hope you’ll consider Pure Origin for your much-needed caffeine fix. Together, we’ll continue improving the lives of growers throughout Indonesia – and across the world.

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How does Pure Origin support small business empowerment?

As the largest coffee producer in Central America, Honduras produces thousands of pounds of beans each year. As a result, you might think that corporations dominate the Honduran market, but that’s not the case. In fact, 90% of Honduran coffee farms operate as small, family-owned lots – meaning they’re quite vulnerable in a volatile market. Even a single poor season can ruin a once-thriving farm. That’s why Pure Origin trades exclusively with small, independent farmers in Honduras, supporting small business empowerment in the process.

Family-owned Honduran farms

Honduran specialty coffee may be on the rise, but any number of factors can decimate the industry. Due to the small size of the farms, climate change, water shortage, and infectious disease can have a huge impact. Many of the farms operate on a year-by-year basis and can teeter on the edge of bankruptcy during slow seasons. In order to ensure the survival of these independent farms – and over 100,000 families that rely on the coffee trade – it’s critical to shop small.

You might not think that a single purchase can make a difference, but you’d be wrong. With each sale, Pure Origin is able to continue empowering our growers throughout Honduras, and every bit helps. In recent years, Honduran farmers have suffered from poverty and malnutrition, as well as environmental threats such as hurricanes, coffee rust, and invasive insects. Every purchase makes a huge difference for the growers of these micro lots, giving them the supplies and training they need to thrive. That’s why we hope you’ll consider our Honduran medium roast next time you have a caffeine craving.

The importance of small business empowerment

Pure Origin is proud to support our growers, but we can’t do it without you. Together, we’ll help fund a better quality of life for the growers who work hard to provide such delicious coffee. Additionally, your assistance helps us provide training in the field of sustainable farming – which can be the difference between success and failure on a small lot. And with every cup of coffee sold, we’re also giving back to the earth, ensuring that it – and our devoted growers – can continue giving us the coffee we love.

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How does Pure Origin support peace empowerment?

Did you know that there are over 15,000 coffee farmers in the Democratic Republic of Congo? These farmers have one thing in common – like many people in the Congo, they’ve suffered from the conflict, poverty, and injustice that was once a daily part of life. As they attempt to rebuild their lives and move forward, the coffee trade has been a beacon of hope, and Pure Origin is proud to help support them. We know that Africa isn’t the first place people think of when they talk about coffee. We want to change that with a delicious dark roast and an important cause – peace empowerment.

Mighty Peace Coffee

In the Congo, we work alongside Mighty Peace Coffee, a social impact importer that is ethical and sustainable. Since its foundation, the group has supported over 9,000 men and women in post-conflict zones. Much of the funding goes towards providing education for the growers – both in agriculture and financial literacy. It helps pays their debts, improve their living conditions, and gives them the tools they need to continue farming. Furthermore, Mighty Peace sets aside money for apprenticeship trades, conservation of protected forest areas, and keeping the peace in the formerly war-torn country. Additionally, we’re excited to report that over 1,500 people in the Congo will receive clean water and energy this year. With your help, we hope to boost that number in the near future.

Most of the coffee that they produce is certified organic and fair trade – and that makes a huge difference for the farmers. In the Umoja region, 11,600 farmers work daily to bring us the delicious Congolese coffee beans. In the Twende region, 2,093 do the same. Thanks to their tireless efforts and support from Mighty Peace, we’re able to enjoy an incredible dark roast that rivals anything coming out of South America or the Caribbean.

The importance of peace empowerment

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring peaceful, sustainable living conditions for our growers. That’s the whole reason we started Pure Origin. We donate a portion of every sale of our Congolese coffee directly to Mighty Peace. That way, you never have to choose between morals and a delicious brew.

So next time you have a craving for a dark roast, we hope you’ll consider drinking Pure Origin. With your support, we’ll have a huge impact on the lives of our growers in the Congo region.

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How does Pure Origin support women empowerment?

At Pure Origin, we’re all about giving back, and empowering women is one of our top priorities. That’s why we donate a portion of every sale of our Colombian roast to the Las Rosas Project – a group that helps support female farmers. Are you a passionate advocate for gender equality? Then look no further. Every cup sold benefits women empowerment in the rural areas of the South American country. Let’s explore how the Las Rosas Project is making a difference in Colombia and how your coffee purchases can help.

The Las Rosas Project

In Colombia, men dominate the coffee trade. The Las Rosas project in Huila, Colombia, has made it their mission to change this fact. By funding training, seminars, and other useful resources, the project has helped over 550 women become financially independent on their small, family-owned farms. The women (many victims of gender-based violence and inequality) are given all the resources they need to thrive and take control of their lives.

That’s why Pure Origin works with Las Rosas – we get the delicious coffee beans and the female farmers get much needed education. This helps them reduce their social vulnerability, gives them access to credit, and reduces instances of domestic violence.

On the other hand, Las Rosas also has a deep commitment to the environment. That’s why the group trains women in sustainable farming techniques, so the Earth can continue providing for years to come. Additionally, the group plants coffee trees – over 2,500 to date! The future of the Colombian coffee trade is brighter and more sustainable as a result.

The importance of women empowerment

Gender equality is a struggle throughout the world, and perhaps even more so in rural Colombia. Our female growers already have the passion for coffee, and your continued funding helps them improve their lives and overcome the obstacles put in their place by a male-dominated industry. Above all, it’s essential to ensure that these women get the resources they need so they can continue improving their quality of life.

At Pure Origin, we love a good brew in the morning as much as anyone. However, we’re even more passionate about making a difference. By uniting the two, we hope to empower our growers and people across the globe. With your help, cup by cup, we’ll give the women of Colombia everything they need to take of their family, their farms, and our Earth.

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How does Pure Origin support health empowerment?

Passionate about providing health care for the people that need it most? Then our Kenyan coffee is perfect for you! Pure Origin‘s Kenyan light roast benefits Grounds for Health, a group that provides cervical cancer treatment and screening for women who would usually go without. With every purchase, you help reduce the incidences of cervical cancer, increase access to care, and maintain sustainability of the African coffee industry. Let’s delve into the specific ways that every cup of coffee supports health empowerment in Kenya.

Grounds for Health

Since its foundation, Grounds for Health has treated over 12,000 women and screened over 140,000, according to the organization’s website. These women typically come from the most remote regions of Africa, where health care is often inadequate and preventative care is nonexistent. By partnering with Grounds for Health, we help provide health facilities with cryotherapy and treatment devices, as well as necessary supplies. Together, we also spread word about screening and treatment possibilities, saving lives that would have otherwise been lost.

Many women that receive treatment from Grounds for Health work in the coffee industry. In the far-out coffee-producing regions of Kenya, it’s difficult to get access to screening, let alone treatment. That’s why we partner with Grounds for Health – every cup of coffee sold makes a huge difference for our growers.

With goals to eradicate incidences of cervical cancer, it’s critical to continue funding health care, particularly for the ones that can least afford it. With your help, Grounds for Health can continue their mission. As word spreads about their work, we can vastly reduce the negative effects of cervical cancer in Kenya – together.

The importance of health empowerment

It’s impossible to overstate the power of saving a life. When caught in its early stages, cervical cancer can be easily treated, greatly improving the life expectancy of the woman. But with such a complex issue, it can be hard to know how to help. That’s why Pure Origin makes it easy. Simply purchase our Kenyan light roast and you’ll be giving back to our growers in Kenya. In doing so, we’ll be sharing a cup of coffee that’s not only delicious, but saves lives.

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How does Pure Origin support environmental empowerment?

If you consider yourself an eco-warrior, an environmentalist, or just an earth-conscious person, this is the coffee for you! Like all Pure Origin coffees, our Peruvian light roast empowers people across the world. In this case, it’s environmental empowerment. With every purchase, you help support our partner in Peru – Todos Al Agua – a group that helps to heal the country’s scarce and polluted waterways. But let’s explore all the ways that this coffee gives back to the world.

Todos Al Agua

Todos Al Agua operates out of the Amazonas region of Peru, which has struggled with poor water quality for decades. Water is often difficult to find, and when it is found, it’s often polluted or unsuitable for drinking. That takes a toll on agriculture, let alone a search for clean drinking water. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Todos Al Agua – to “turn the tide” and protect the vital water resources throughout the region.

We source our Peruvian beans from the farmers in the Amazonas, supporting them financially as they create a name for themselves in the competitive coffee industry. Additionally, a portion of every purchase goes towards funding workshops to share the results of conditions and combat climate change. With these much-needed funds, the growers can improve their knowledge of the industry and of eco-friendly cultivation techniques that help them create a more sustainable future.

Over the course of the last few years, these growers have taken great strides towards independence. Their wages have never been more fair, and the quality of the soil is on the rise. However, that doesn’t mean that they’re out of the woods. With your help, we’ll continue funding their work so they can care for their families, their farms, and the planet.

The importance of environmental empowerment

At Pure Origin, environmental empowerment is one of our founding principles. Nothing is more important than sustainability. That’s why all of our coffee – including our Peruvian variety – comes from small, single origin growers. This allows us to support the farmers that really need it and helps us create a product that makes a difference.

So if you’re a fan of light roasts with nutty notes, you won’t regret giving our Peruvian coffee a shot. You’ll love the smooth flavor, but more than that, you’ll love the way that it empowers our growers to create a more sustainable industry for clean water.

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How to experience augmented reality (AR)

Pure Origin has launched an augmented reality (AR) campaign to share the stories of our growers, and we’re here to help you use this new tech. Our revolutionary new packaging allows us to share video testimonials from our partners. They can tell you about their lives and working conditions so you can better understand the difference you make with every purchase of Pure Origin coffee!

We’re here to help you understand this new technology and truly engage with coffee farmers from across the world. It’s as simple as opening your smartphone camera and pointing at a code! However, if you’re confused, feel free to read our guide below to learn how to best experience AR.

Augmented Reality on Phones

While you may need a headset to experience VR, you can view the majority of AR material from your phone. Developers work hard to make their content available through the average smartphone camera, either through the use of an app or a browser. Engaging with this content is often as easy as scanning a QR code with your camera. From there, a pop-up should help direct you to the appropriate webpage or app. After that, you’ll be able to follow built-in instructions in order to experience the immersive AR tech.

Using augmented reality may be easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s limited! The possibilities of AR are endless and include everything from online shopping to real-world gaming, and much in between! Once you understand how to use augmented reality, you’re free to use the innovative tech in ways that can expand and enhance your daily life. Our usage of AR, for example, allows typically silenced groups of growers to speak out and talk to you from across the globe. We’ve only scratched the surface of the applications of AR, and we’re not slowing down now!

Pure Origin

Sure, the tech is cool, but you may still be wondering why you should choose Pure Origin. For one thing, we’re proud to be Fair Trade and to provide equitable wage for all of our growers. Additionally, every purchase of Pure Origin coffee supports a unique charity in the coffee’s country of origin. These causes are diverse in subject, but they’re all important. For instance, consider our work in Kenya, where we partner with Grounds for Health. That group helps treat and prevent cervical cancer in woman who are usually denied this kind of health care. Conversely, in the Congo, we work alongside Mighty Peace Coffee as they attempt to support thousands of people caught up in the mineral conflict. As the country rebounds from this violence, they are proud to turn to agriculture, bringing us delicious Congolese coffee beans.

As you can see, Pure Origin is all about giving back to the planet and its people. But we can’t do it without your help, so choose your favorite blend or your cause of choice and start helping us make a difference across the world today!

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