What Makes Coffee Beans Organic?

What Makes Coffee Beans Organic?

When coffee lovers drink their morning or afternoon cup of coffee, they most likely aren’t thinking about whether it is made with organic coffee beans or conventional coffee beans. But it is time to start now. Over recent years, consuming organic foods has become a priority for people around the world. So why don’t we consider it when it comes to coffee? Is there really a difference between organic and conventional coffee? 

What Defines Organic Coffee Beans?

First, let’s talk about what it means for food to be “organic”. Organic food means it was grown without the use of any pesticides, synthetic fertilisers, GMOs, or any other toxic chemicals. Organic coffee beans are produced in line with this definition, and are grown chemically free with only organic fertilisers. Commonly used organic fertilisers include coffee pulp, chicken manure and vegetable composts. This results in a cleaner and organic coffee bean, rich in natural antioxidants!

Are Organic Coffee Beans Less Acidic?

Even though coffee brands can have an organic label, it doesn’t mean that particular coffee has less acidity. Low acid coffee beans are brewed to have little to no quinic acid, and the acidity level depends on the variety, altitude and how long the beans were processed and dried.Organic coffee beans are the least acidic because they haven’t been overheated. So, non-organic coffee can have the same or even less acidity than organic coffee, but there are organic coffee brands that have low acidity. 

How Much Caffeine Is In Organic Coffee?

Most organic coffee is produced in parts of Africa where the soil is composed of volcanic compounds, which give the organic coffee bean more flavour. Organic coffee is more potent than conventional coffee, giving it a higher caffeine content. One cup of organic coffee can give you energy for the entire day, while a conventional cup of coffee might keep you alert for only a few hours. A typical espresso made with ground coffee has approximately 40-50 mg of caffeine, whereas a typical cup of coffee contains about 100-120 mg of caffeine. However, your coffee will have a higher caffeine content if it is organic.

At Di Stefano, we offer premium organic coffee available for purchase at both wholesale and retail prices. Shop our range of Organic Coffee today!  Looking for Fairtrade coffee instead? Try our Nespresso compatible Fairtrade coffee pods