For us, being organic means being mindful of ourselves, being wise to ourselves, being “clever” as human beings. This is truly true, because being organic: live organically, eat organic foods, practice organic lifestyle benefit three parties at the same time:
1. My Own Self
- I want to be healthy
- I want to live long
- I want to live happily
2 My Environment
- To have a healthy life, I need a healthy environment
- To have a long life, I need to live in a healthy environment
- To have a happy life, I need a healthy and happy environment
3. My Children, Grandchildren and future generations.
- If I leave this planet Earth healthy, then my future generations will know that I know how to live healthily
- If I leave this planet Earth habitable, then my future generations will know that I was not a stupid old guy who only knew how to clear the forest for his cup of coffee
- If I leave this planet Earth healthy, then my future generations will also leave this planet healthy for their future generations.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia:
Organic coffee is coffee produced without the aid of artificial chemical substances, such as certain additives or some pesticides and herbicides
Many factors are taken into consideration when coffee is considered for organic certification. For example, the coffee farm’s fertilizer must be 100% organic. Some organic fertilizer options include chicken manure, coffee pulp, bocachi and general compost. If inorganic fertilizers such as synthetic nitrogen, phosphate, and potash are used, then the crop grown cannot be certified organic.
According to OTA.com
Organic coffee is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture. Third-party certification organizations verify that organic farmers abide by the law.
According to National Organic Program Definition
The National Organic Standards Board National Organic Program Definition of “Organic”
The following definition of “organic production” was adopted into the USDA National Organic Program
(NOP) Regulation at 7 CFR 205:
Organic production. A production system that is managed in accordance with the Act and regulations in
this part to respond to site-specific conditions by integrating cultural, biological, and mechanical
practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.
‘Organic’ is a labeling term that refers to agricultural products produced in accordance with Organic
Foods Production Act and the NOP Regulations. The principal guidelines for organic production are to use
materials and practices that enhance the ecological balance of natural systems and that integrate the
parts of the farming system into an ecological whole.Organic agriculture practices cannot ensure that
products are completely free of residues; however, methods are used to minimize pollution from air, soil
Organic food handlers, processors, and retailers adhere to standards that maintain the integrity of
organic agricultural products. The primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimize the health and
productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people.”
All Our Coffee is “Certified Organically Grown”
“Certified Organically Grown” coffee is coffee which has been determined by an independent certifying organization to be produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, insecticides, or other harmful chemicals. The product must be labelled “Certified Organic” to guarantee that it has been produced according to strict organic standards.
Our coffee is certified by
- Rainforest Alliance;
- Control Union
and we are member of the following Specialty Coffee organisation
- SCAP (Specialty Coffee Association of Papua);
- SCAI (Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia)
- SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America)
It is important for All of Us to Know that…
Coffee is the most chemically treated food crop in the world. The long range effects of these synthetic chemicals jeopardize the environment and its ability to support us.
Organic farming, or sustainable agriculture, helps solve these environmental concerns. Organic systems seek to imitate nature by achieving stability through diversity and the recycling of energy and nutrients.
By offering organic coffee, OrganicArabica.Coffee is supporting a complex set of goals. The organic coffee movement is part environmental, part social, and part economical. This approach helps protect the planet and the people who live on it, keep us live healthily today and will help our children live a healthy life as well.
Modern & Traditional Organic Methods
From nursery seedlings to the ripened cherries ready for harvesting, extreme care is taken by farmers to stress the well established procedures of organic farming. Substantial methods, such as terracing, composting, shading, and biological pest and fungus controls are used to replace the dependency on petrochemicals. These farmers are giving back to the earth what has been taken from it. This secures the land for future harvests.
Long Range Sustainability
Sustainable agriculture promotes the long range sustainability of our soil, ecosystem, and ground water supply, as well as the economic viability of the farmer. Under the leadership of our Social and Environmental Responsibility Unit, profits from our coffee sales are “put back” in the form of
- Local Church Projects (to provide coffee plantation courses and seedlings to local churches so that the churches become sustainable and to promote financial self-reliance of the local churches)
- Local Environmental Projects by producing leaflets, carrying out operations and giving talks mainly on Exotic and Invasive Plants and Animals. We are well-known in western half of New Guinea Island as the enemy of Exotic and Invasive Flora and Fauna here..
All these, we know well benefit directly to the surrounding society and the natural environment.