4 Habits to Make your Coffee Fix more Eco-Friendly

It’s Monday morning and we know that you need that caffeine fix before facing your boss and tons of unfinished projects. Coffee has been part of every home’s morning routine. It has also now evolved as a way for people to catch up or bond with each other. Hence, the coined term “Kape Tayo”.

Coffee was introduced in the Philippines in early 1730 by Franciscan friar who planted the first coffee tree in Batangas. As Philippine coffee started to be known, other variants have also been planted in different parts of the country.

Since coffee has become a way of life for most people in the country, we should also be aware of the impact of this industry in our environment. To combat this, here are some easy habits to adapt to make your coffee time more eco-friendly:

  1. Brew at home

The best thing about coffee is making it at home, smelling that wonderful aroma and sipping it while looking into the bright morning sunshine on the windows. As opposed to what most people think, home brewing is not that complicated. There are many ways that you could brew at home using simple methods. The most common is using a pour over which is easy to do and smelling that freshly roasted beans will surely wake you up. Easy and wallet-friendly!

  1. Repurpose or compost coffee grounds

After brewing that fresh cup of joe, you are left with a heap of coffee grounds that you will mindlessly throw in the garbage. However, when these coffee grounds get sent to landfills, they emit methane which is a greenhouse gas that primarily causes global warming. To avoid this, you can start composting these and use as fertilizer for your plants. If you are living in Metro Manila, a waste management company collects used oil and coffee grounds for free. Check them out here.

  1. Always bring a reusable cup

If you can’t help buying coffee outside, make sure to bring a reusable cup with you. I know it’s a bit of a hassle to bring that cup, but Mother Earth will thank you for it. Did you know that a single use coffee cup takes about 30 years to degrade? Since these are not recyclable, it accumulates and pollutes our waterways causing contamination and fish kill. Sad, right? So don’t be lazy and bring that cup.

  1. Choose to buy local

The Philippines is blessed with a tropical and conducive climate for growing four varieties of coffee. The quality of coffee in the Philippines has continually improved and can be at par with other coffee varieties grown in other parts of the world. Philippine coffee farmers take pride in the process and traceability of their coffee which reflects the quality of the beans they produce. Thus, “Single Origin Coffee” is now the norm for the best coffee.

If you are looking for the best Single Origin Coffee, Good Beans offers different varieties from farmers all over the country. This is a way to help small farmers and at the same time provide customers with the best coffee experience. Support local!

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