The International Coffee Organization (ICO) just announced that the U.S. has decided to withdraw from the agreement settled back in 2007. The agreement was aimed at helping producing and consuming countries by promoting a sustainable expansion of the coffee market. The withdrawal of the U.S. could potentially be very hazardous to coffee producing countries.
Maybe you have noticed that more and more coffee companies are advertising theirs as “Organic” compared to companies that have no such label. Often times organic coffee corresponds with higher prices and generally speaking; more hipster labels. This can be a deterrent when purchasing coffee, however, here is my plea to help you consider choosing the organic coffee when you have the opportunity financially.