Organic coffee is attracting more and more consumers in a society that wants to consume better through respect for our planet. However, do you really know what criteria define an organic coffee?
Organic coffee must not contain any traces of chemicals and must comply with very specific standards to qualify for the organic label. It is a very selective coffee that requires rigorous work and special attention from its production to its marketing.
From production, the soil must have been free of chemical products (fertilizers, pesticides, etc.) for at least 5 years. Producers prefer a healthier and more qualitative crop, as opposed to intensive cultivation. But this requires rigorous work: plot rotation, natural compost, natural fertilisers, pruning of coffee trees, etc.
Once the coffee cherries are fully ripe, they are picked by hand. This technique allows us to obtain a better quality of coffee. The cherries are then processed, always according to organic standards, to obtain green coffee (beans before roasting).
From the dispatch of the green coffee to the roasting process, the organic coffee is always kept separate from conventional coffee in order to preserve its purity.
Finally, the coffee undergoes a final examination by certifying bodies (Ecocert, Agrocert, Certipaq, etc.) which check that all standards are respected. They will then decide whether or not to affix the organic label.
If you get lost through the organic labels, you should know that the European Union has created in 2010 an organic label that guarantees organic products with certainty.
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