Every natural resource on the planet is being affected by global warming. The importance of a healthy, sustainable future is becoming more and more apparent. We are depleting our natural resources as a result of modern farming methods while also affecting the people.
Industrial agriculture provides a large portion of our food supply. A lot of chemical pesticides and fertilizers are used to increase productivity when propagating the same crops year after year. These practices degrade the atmosphere, water, and soil in our country. In addition to affecting vulnerable groups, such as our farmers, these harmful practices also profit the wealthy. In these communities, since markets are volatile, they don’t always get enough money for their efforts and output, causing distress and eventually debt accumulation, or worse, farmer suicides.
Even when it comes to coffee farming, we must search for sustainable methods to ensure a healthy future. With coffee beans that have been sustainably grown, you can get the full benefits of the drink while being fair to all parties involved in the supply chain. In such a way, future generations will enjoy a better lifestyle.
Why grow coffee sustainably?
A tree canopy served as a shade for coffee production in those days. In addition to providing shade, these trees kept the soil fertile and provided habitat for animals. This coffee-growing practice was modified as a result of increased market demand. Sooner or later, farmers began cultivating larger quantities of beans on farms which were covered in sunlight, eliminating the need for trees. It decreased pollination naturally and raised pest problems. Using chemical pesticides to combat this resulted in further ecological degradation.
There are steep slopes of tropical mountains where coffee is grown. Due to the expansion of coffee-growing areas being slashed, however, the surrounding forests have been cut down and excessive water is being used. Meanwhile, as temperatures rise around the world, coffee farmers are being forced to move to higher altitudes.
Our ecosystem has been seriously changed by all of this, even irreversibly. Our environment needs to be protected from now on. Regardless of the situation, we need to ensure the future is sustainable.
Honest beans brew an honest drink.
Sustainable agriculture meets society’s needs while maintaining the potential for future generations to flourish. Three important aspects are united in this thesis: environmental health, social responsibility, and profitability for businesses. The coffee plants used in sustainable farming are grown using renewable resources. At westernvalleycoorg, the organic and locally-sourced compost we use to keep the soil healthy is used in developing rich, fertile soil for the cultivation of our coffee. Our coffee plants are grown under fruit trees, using traditional and sustainable farming methods.
West Valley Coffee guarantees that all of its products, including its beans and people, abide by sustainable practices. Having our coffee beans sourced from a farmer’s cooperative ensures our cooperative’s members always make a profit despite fluctuations in the market. With over 25,000 farmer members, we are the world’s largest organic coffee cooperative. Coffee is grown on 10,000+ individual farms by farmers who receive ongoing training and education about organic farming. The company also plants shade trees and composts biomass as part of its value chain to minimize water consumption.
In 2008, westernvalleycoorg Originals began striving to ensure that the entire coffee production process is ethically transparent. There is no middleman in the process, and therefore no middleman is paid. From the valley of westernvalleycoorg, beans for every cup we present are sourced from local farmers. We believe in applying sustainable practices, ethical sourcing, and transparency in everything we do.
You can be sure of a delicious cup of warmth with westernvalleycoorg coffee every time you brew it.
What can you do to drink sustainably?
Take the time to identify your local coffee shops and retailers and ask them about their efforts to create a sustainable community. Consider brands that purchase coffee from organic farms as well as paying fair wages to ensure you are purchasing from sustainable brands. Before you buy, read the labels carefully. Wherever possible, make sure to use reusable coffee filters or compostable coffee pods. Whenever you’re traveling, use a reusable cup – it can keep you hydrated and prevent you from running out of water.
The most important thing is to take a moment to mindfully sip on warm liquids from a ceramic mug. You can enjoy fresh coffee in this way, after all.
Whenever you brew coffee with westernvalleycoorg, you can always expect it to be high-quality and sustainable. Here are more details on our commitment to sustainability. We offer premium coffee beans for sale here if you wish to sample them.