If you’ve never tried this fabulous bevvy then I tell you, it’s a MUST! Not only does it taste the goods but it’s also incredibly healthy – like superwoman/man/batman/hero healthy! But what does it have to do with coffee, you might ask… well our friends at Wild Kombucha by Ballsy actually use Sacred Grounds coffee in one of their mighty brews!
How organic-aware are you? Do you often choose organic products over their alternatives or does it depend on what you’re buying? Let’s face it, we all get stuck in shopping habits, buying the same brands over and over again without giving the organic aisle a second glance. But once you compare organic varieties to the mainstream versions, you’ll never think twice about your choice again.
Organic Coffee vs Non-Organic
Take coffee for example! Did you know that the coffee plant is one of the most chemically drenched crops around? This impacts everything from the soil, the local water supply, the beans themselves and the taste of the coffee. Think of how much coffee we consume every day… why put chemicals into your body if you don’t have to? Organic coffee has been proven to taste better as beans absorbed flavours from the environment around them and no one wants to drink coffee that tastes like fly spray!
The ‘organic’ label has been misused by some organisations who simply add it to their packaging with very little to no accountability. The great thing about the Australian Organic ‘bud’ logo, however, is that it indicates that the organic product you’re buying can be trusted. Products that display this label go through a strict certification process and ongoing checks. Every organisation involved in the processes of a wide variety of products is tracked and analysed so that nothing falls through the cracks. There are many ‘hoops’ to jump through just to get the bud on the packaging so you as a consumer can rest assured that what it’s claiming is what you’re getting.
Organic Awareness Month Events
Throughout September the organic industry is going into hyper-drive, celebrating everything organic from meat to coffee, chips to wine! Australian Organic is challenging all of us to buy one extra organic product a week, to buy something certified organic to wear – to mix it up, to break out of our ‘easy’ habits and make a positive impact on our own health and our environment. Head to their Facebook page for more info on events, clients and products to kick-start your own Organic Awareness month.
Go Organic and WIN!
Choosing organic products is a win for everyone, but during September you can WIN some really amazing products and experiences. Head over to Australian Organic on Instagram (@australianorganic) to see which prizes are up for grabs. Each week of September, there’s a different prize on offer and this week it’s a gem! Australian Organic are giving away a fabbo Organic Gift pack with loads of amazing goodies. Check them out!
Which product will you switch over to organic this week?
More from Sacred Grounds:
I don’t know about you, but when I think of used coffee grounds (you know, late at night when I’m trying to get to sleep), the last thing that enters my mind is that they could be harmful to the environment. To me, coffee grounds seem lovely and natural, especially our lovely organic kind! But you’d be surprised how much waste is created thanks to our coffee drinking habit.
Fairtrade Fortnight has arrived and it’s a great time to focus on just why we choose to support the Fairtrade. Does it really make that much of a difference? We would say a resounding YES! Fairtrade is famous for raising standards for communities, but how does it help the environment?
You’ve probably heard about low carbon this and that in the media, through advertising and such and it sounds like a good thing for the earth and basically for everyone. But what, precisely, is low carbon when it comes to practical day-to-day living? How do we reduce our footprint? Here’s some info that may shed some light on the subject…
When you think about it, how much plastic do we really need? It’s so easy to find reusable replacements for lots of things around our homes, offices or schools. Plastic Free July is a great challenge, firstly because it’s really not that hard and secondly because it makes a massive impact on our environment.
We are proud to be sponsoring a series of talks in Sydney, Melbourne and at Australia Zoo by the amazing Dr Jane Goodall. This incredible woman has chosen to celebrate her 80th birthday by touring the country, sharing her passion for conservation as she goes.
That’s right! This weekend (Sunday 30th March 2014) we’re heading into The Domain in the beautiful Botanic Gardens in Sydney for a new and exciting festival called Wanderlust!