It is very important to clean and maintain your Keurig brewer on a regular basis. This will prolong the life of your unit and supply you with the best tasting Kcup coffee day after day (or hour after hour if you are anything like me!). How do you choose the right Kcup and brew it properly? Are Kcups Kosher? Are Organic Kcups available? Each week we will be educating you on best practices for Keurig brewer care and Kcup brewing.
This weeks installment of Keurig 101 is…Organic Kcups.
A very common question in the Kcup world is, are organic Kcups available. We are so happy to be able to answer, YES! We must admit the selection is very small but, there are a few high quality organic Kcups to choose from. The benefits associated with buying organic seem endless. The obvious, that we are all aware of are the strict planting, farming and harvesting practices that include no pesticides or chemicals anywhere near the coffee, tree and soil. Besides that however, there are hidden benefits we dont often hear about. Most organic companies and/ or farmers also participate in some sort of charity. Often enriching sustainability and giving back to their community. On top of all of that several organics are also Fair Trade certified! The list of reasons to eat (or drink) organic goes on and on!
One of my favorite organic Kcups is Fair Trade Sumatran Reserve.
This is an Extra Bold Kcup with a deep dark taste. I love using Sumatran for my coffee-house recipes because it has enough body to hold up to a lot of milk without tasting watered down.Besides the amazing flavor, the cooperative that grows this roast has every right to be proud of their beans. Known as the Gayo Organic Farmers Association, this co-op grows 100 percent organic beans. With the profits from their coffee sales, this community of farmers has created a project to bring drinking water to more than 1,500 neighbors. The coop has also saved money to help farmers with the reconstruction of their homes, which were destroyed in the war, and to help with the construction of two new schools. Sumatran Reserve Kcups have truly delightful qualities in its origin as well as in your mug.
Newman’s Own is world-famous for their organic products. Newman’s has partnered with Green Mountain Coffee to produce their very own Kcup- Newma’s Special Blend Organic Kcups.
Another hearty extra bold Kcup. Special Blend contains a combination of medium and dark roast beans. This coffee is bold yet smooth, strong yet refined. Newmas is also Fair Trade certified offering us yet another reason to love this Kcup!
We hope to add several more organic varieties to our Kcup line up. Vote with your dollars and buy organic!