Whether you’re getting organic coffee online or at your favorite coffee roasting company, like Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it!”
The question is where should you buy organic coffee online? And how authentic is your organic coffee?
In simple terms, organic coffee is identified as coffee that does not contain the following:
- Synthetic fertilizers
- Artificial colors
- Artificial flavors
If you dig in deeper, you’ll find that organic coffee beans imported to the United States have a 10-number code. For example, certified organic not roasted Arabica coffee which is not decaffeinated and imported has the HS code of 0901110015.
Here is a list from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Besides coffee beans from Hawaii, all coffee beans in the United States are imported. We’ve discovered five places where you can buy organic coffee online without the hassle, no subscriptions and all delivered to your door.
1. Café Britt
Founded in Costa Rica in 1985, Café Britt has been cultivating and processing certified organic coffee since 1991. They started producing organic coffee when the word “organic” was not yet trendy in supermarkets.
The 12-oz gourmet Organico Bajo Sombra ground or whole bean coffee from Costa Rica costs $13.95. They are certified kosher and are 100% Arabica Strictly Hard Bean (SHB). SHB is quality hand-picked coffee grown at almost 4,000 feet above sea level, deemed to be more superior than the soft beans called Cataula beans.
Café Britt’s Pachamama Organico Bajo Sombra from Peru is available in ground or whole bean at $12.95 per 12-oz pack.
2. Coffee Beans & Tea Leaves
For organic dark coffee with a bold smoky aroma, we suggest checking out Coffee Beans & Tea Leaves. You get 10% off when you sign up with an email address or go straight to Amazon.com and get a 2-lb bag of whole bean Mexico organic coffee for $25.46 (one-time purchase). Amazon Prime members will get the coffee delivered in two days if all goes well in the shipping department.
The coffee is from Cafe Cumbre Estate at the western slope of Sierra Madre range, close to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Coffee Beans & Tea Leaves has been in business since 1963. Their longevity in the business tells a lot about their integrity and commitment to quality.
3. Equal Exchange
Who can resist coffee with a name like the Equal Exchange’s Organic Mind, Body & Soul? You’ll find your zen first thing in the morning! Isn’t that what you’re looking for every morning – calmness and focus achieved with your first cup of coffee?
Equal Exchange is one of the largest purveyors of organic coffee in America and is the world’s largest worker-owned coffee roaster. The company supports small-scale farmers in many parts of the world. You get 10% off on their site when you sign up for their newsletter.
You have lots of organic coffee choices when shopping at Equal Exchange. We suggest getting the 12-oz Organic Mind, Body and Soul Coffee. Equal Exchange offers one of the most affordable organic beans online – prices start at $7.64 for 12-oz bag.
4. Organic Coffee Company
Organic Coffee Company and San Francisco Bay Coffee belongs to The Rogers Family Company. Established in 1979, the company’s mission “is to search out the world’s finest Arabica varieties and roast the richest, most flavorful coffees available anywhere while making the world a better place at the same time.”
We suggest getting Organic Coffee Company’s One Cup Single Serve Breakfast Blend. The cups have environmentally friendly biodegradable rings. So you get the convenience of single serve without harming the earth. You get 15% off on their site when you sign up for their newsletter.
Where do you buy your organic coffee? Leave a comment below.