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Why You Should Buy Organic Coffee [and Giveaway]

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I'm always on the organic route when I go into a grocery store, but I have only just recently heard that we really should be drinking organic coffee. I never really thought of this before and didn't realize the importance of choosing organic coffee until now.

One major reasons to drink organic coffee?

You avoid a good majority of the pesticides.

This is the main reason I choose organic produce. Did you know that coffee is known to be one of the most heavily sprayed crops? While many argue the roasting process eliminates the pesticide residue, this still doesn't leave warm feelings in my coffee pot about what the coffee bean could entail. (SOURCE)

It's also environmentally beneficial. Many conventional growers will clear out forests to make room for their crops. This eliminates natural pest killers like birds and other creatures and this leads to more pesticide use. Organic coffee is grown more naturally, maintaining the forest life in the surrounding area. (SOURCE)

Venture into the weeds of any coffee connoisseur board (I'm looking at you Reddit) and this is of course, a highly debated subject. But overall, I'm definitely on board the organic train and when I can, I do. Growing organic coffee is definitely a challenge, but for those farmers who values growing organic, it's worth it. Check out this post I found that talked a little about it.

So why my mini discussion on growing organic? Well, I had the chance to try out Weaver's Astral Blend Coffee which is USDA Certified Organic and Fair Trade Certified Coffee. Plus, by purchasing this coffee, you are also supporting breast cancer research as well. I thought this coffee tasted pretty good, it was a gentle dark roast flavor. It was kind of the sweeter side and very rich (without any bitter flavors).



Price wise it's a bit out of my range on what I usually spend - it's $18.95 for 16 ounces. So if you can support a good cause in more ways than one, I would recommend purchasing this organic coffee by Weaver's Coffee. By the way purchasing Fair Trade coffee benefits the farms that grow the coffee, and their surrounding communities.



I'm working to be more conscious in my food choices so I recommend purchasing Weaver's Coffee and putting forth the extra money on occasion to buy this.

Purchase Weaver's Coffee Astral Blend and other Weaver's Coffees today. Order now. They have a really interesting blog you should check out that includes recipes and discusses some interesting coffee facts. Also follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

I am also happy to announce one lucky reader will get the chance to win some Astral Blend coffee of their own. Enter via Rafflecopter below. Ends 5/1.

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I received the above items in exchange for my honest review.

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  1. The Aged Mocha Java coffee sounds good!

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  2. The White Label Reserve Kona Coffee sounds good to me!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  3. I like the Decaf Espresso Blend Coffee.

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  5. I'm thinking the French Roasts sounds awesome right about now. I love strong tasting coffee.

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  6. The Espresso Blend caught my eye for sure.

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  7. The French roast looks and sounds amazing.

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  8. I'd love to try the Expresso blend.

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  9. The French roast organic is the one I think I would like the best.

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  10. SO many great coffees caught my eye. The Kona, Kenya AA and Jamacian Mountain Reserve coffees all caught my eye!

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  11. I would like to try the Guatemala Antigua Coffee.

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  12. My hubby would love the French Roast Organic Coffee.

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  13. There were quite a few that caught my eye but the Kona Coffee stood out the most. It sounds wonderful. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  14. I would love to try the Jamaican Mountain Reserve blend most.

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  15. Ethiopia Natural Organic Coffee catches my eye.

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  16. Aged Himalayan Nepal Coffee sounds good

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  17. I'd love the espresso blend to wake me up in the morning!

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  18. Hakrz Delight Coffee does catch my eye and sounds great to try.

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  19. Jamaica Mountain Blue Reserve Coffee - White Label Reserve Coffee for the win!

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  20. The Costa Rica Tarazzu Coffee sounds wonderful!

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  21. I really want to try the Aged Himalayan Nepal Coffee

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  22. I would like to try Weaver's Peru Organic coffee.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  23. I have always wanted to try Kona Coffee from Hawaii....I've heard how wonderful it it. Kona Coffee - Reserve Coffee - White Label Reserve Coffee catches my eye.

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  24. Wow, I am having trouble picking just one to try. They all sound so delicious.........too bad I can't go to the grocery store and find these. Thank you for the giveaway and the information....I'll be coming back to this website

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  25. I'd like to try the Pomegranate Green Tea.

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  26. I like the sound of the Aged Mocha Java Coffee! mmmm!
    thanks!

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  27. The Espresso Blend sounds amazing.

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  28. The legacy blend coffee sounds good

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  29. I'm interested in the decaf organic blend.

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  30. I would like to try their blend coffee. I can imagine whatever combination they come up with would be yummy!

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  31. I would like the Espresso Blend Coffee.

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  32. The Legacy Blend Coffee sounds good.

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  33. I want to try the White Label Reserve Kona Coffee.

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  34. I like their decaf organic blend coffee.

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  35. The Astral Blend Coffee sounds delicious I think I would enjoy it.

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  36. The Costa Rica Tarazzu Coffee sounds yummy.

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  37. The Ethiopia Natural Organic Coffee catches my eye!
    Laurie Emerson

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