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Green way to drink coffee.
One billion and three hundred million cups of coffee are served everyday in the world. Americans alone, drinks the 400 million cups, tossing out 16 billion disposable paper cups per year. Imagine how much we have littered our planet from only coffee drinking. Think also the environment destroys caused in growing and processing this product, from both the coffee bean and the cup!
Here are some guides for a green way to drink coffee. As said above there are millions of coffee drinkers in this country. If one drinker practices just 1 of the following steps of this green coffee habitual, it will do a lot to the environment!
Use Organic Coffee : Coffee has been the second largest world’s traded commodity after oil crude, hence if not managed in an eco-friendly way, the exploration in producing coffee would contribute a huge damage on environment, such as deforestation that lead to the climate change and the lost of biodiversity and extinction of lots species. Knowing that your java did not chase away butterflies or songbirds to make its way to your cup will make you enjoy it peacefully. Drinking organic coffee is really a simple daily routine that can extend significant support to our environment protection. It also gives you (and your family) the health benefit of less or free toxic chemical intake, as it is farmed in organic methods which avoiding using fertilizers and pesticides. Learn more about what are behind the organic coffee by their labels.
Brew your coffee at home: Brew your coffee at home instead of buying it at coffee shop. This way you will save money. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices stated that to brew an 8-ounce cup of coffee would cost only a nickel. Use a standard drip coffee maker instead of individual-serve makers (unless you’re just making a single cup a day). Make as much coffee worth for the whole day, so you only need to brew once; this way it make electricity save.
Use a reusable filter. Avoid using paper filters, because although they can be composed, their production bear environmental harm. Buy a reusable filter instead, it is inexpensive and can be used for years. You may try French Press or coffee plunger which is filterless and needs very little energy.
Use a thermos: In 2005, Americans used and discarded 14.4 billion disposable paper cups for hot beverages. If put end-to-end, those cups would circle the earth 55 times. Based on anticipated growth of specialty coffees, that number will grow to 23 billion by 2010-enough to circle the globe 88 times. Most of the cups are manufactured using 100% bleached virgin paperboard instead of recycled paper. Do something about this. Pour your coffee into a thermos once you brew your coffee. Find a proper size of thermos that can load as much coffee as your need of the whole day with best ability to maintain the temperature. A good coffee thermos conserve energy, because you will no longer need to put your coffee on the coffeemaker on “warm”, making multiple pots, or reheating in the microwave. Bring your home-made coffee to work. Brewing coffee at home and putting it in a thermos makes you reduce the amount of paper waste, because there is no need to use paper napkins, paper cups, or coffee sleeves as you usually have when you buy coffee at coffee shop.
Compost the coffee grounds: Use the left coffee grounds as compost. They are rich of nitrogen content that will make a good organic fertilizer to your plant thus you can avoid chemical fertilizer.
Above tips could help saving energy, environment and your money as well!