Ethiopia: Coffee growers earn a better price, protect the environment


  Berhanu Beyene, a soft spoken 45-year old coffee grower in Werka, Yirgacheffe, says what is good for the environment is also good for business. He calls the giant sycamore trees and the many other indigenous trees that so gracefully loom over his coffee field the guardiansof his family's livelihood. Ethiopia's finest coffee is grown … Continue reading Ethiopia: Coffee growers earn a better price, protect the environment

How Eco-Friendly Coffee Makes a Difference


Americans drink 400 million cups of coffee each day, which contributes to the coffee bean’s status as the second most globally traded product after petroleum. Now, a recent report from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid has found that regular coffee intake can actually prevent heart disease in women. Coffee is a much needed cash crop … Continue reading How Eco-Friendly Coffee Makes a Difference


Go Green With Your Morning Coffee with Danielle Lessovitz If you start every morning with a fresh cuppa joe in your hand, then these tips are for you. Find out some simple ways you can buy, prepare, and order coffee so that it's brewed or served in an environmentally friendly way. Video: Green Living Transcript:Go Green … Continue reading

How to Start a Coffee Ground Recycling Business


  How to Start a Coffee Ground Recycling Business By Melissa Hopkins, eHow Contributor   Americans love coffee, and that means vast quantities of used coffee grounds wind up in the trash every day. According to Mike Theuer, owner of the Grow Joe fertilizing business, "Starbucks alone produces enough coffee waste to equal four 747's per … Continue reading How to Start a Coffee Ground Recycling Business

10 Easy Ways to Go Green


Clean Green Make your own non-toxic, affordable cleaning supplies out everyday items such as vinegar and baking soda. Know Your CO Carbon Monoxide alarms should be installed near all sleeping areas, on each level of the house and 15-20 feet from the furnace. Paint Lead-Free Use only lead-free, non-toxic paint throughout your home, especially in … Continue reading 10 Easy Ways to Go Green