Clean Caffeine – Fresh Organic Coffee
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Certified organic whole coffee beans that are fresh roasted in a plastic free environment. Each bag has a roast date and our packaging is certified non-toxic and fully compostable. All you get is delicious fresh coffee, not chemicals.
Brand: Gimme the Good Stuff
Why it’s Good Stuff
A few years ago we went on a quest to find the cleanest possible fresh organic coffee in toxin-free packaging to drink ourselves. We quickly discovered that while organically grown coffee beans are widely available, they are, unfortunately, always roasted and packaged in ways that can add all sorts of unwanted toxins to the beans.
This means that by the time your organic coffee reaches your cup it would likely no longer qualify as “organic,” and definitely not as Good Stuff.
Introducing Clean Caffeine
After years of extensive research and a lot of false starts, we are so excited to introduce our own private labeled brand of fresh organic coffee! Clean Caffeine. Our coffee bags are certified non-toxic and 100% compostable…even the label, even the adhesive, even the valve! This means that our coffee is not only non-toxic but also a zero waste product. It is Ethiopian Arabica Beans – Sidamo Region – Wet Processed (Washed), Organic, Fair Trade
Check out our favorite line of coffee accessories here.
Toxins in Coffee Growing & Roasting
Here are just three of the pesticides commonly used on coffee beans:
- Methyl Parathyion is one of the most vile pesticides ever created, and is is toxic to a wide swath of all living things–including humans.
- Endosulfan is toxic to most animals and takes a very long time to break down in the soil.
- Chlorpyrifos has been banned for household use in the U.S. as it can cause death and birth defects.
All of the above, and more, can show up in your morning brew if you don’t buy organic coffee.
Fresh organic coffee beans are a great start to a healthier cup of Joe, but it is important that the roasting process be free from harmful chemistry, too.
Roasting equipment needs to be regularly cleaned to avoid harmful solvents showing up in your cup. Finding a a roaster that is dedicated to the nontoxic process can be challenging–it took us a year to find one!
Toxins in Coffee Packaging
Once the beans are roasted, they go into a bag that almost always contain plastics and other toxins that can convey even more toxins to your beans.
Coffee bags are commonly lined with polypropylene to keep the coffee oils from making the bag unsightly. Don’t be fooled by bags that look like simple brown paper. They are almost certainly lined with polypropylene plastic.
Polypropylene (PP), while relatively inert, is the single most abundant micro-plastic found in all the waters of the world (and in seafood…and in every one of us!).
The effects of micro-plastics from PP are only beginning to be understood. Studies have found that polypropylene particles may stimulate the immune system, but human studies are lacking.
Until recently there have been no alternatives to standard coffee bags, but we finally found a new, nontoxic, environmentally safe alternative.
Toxins in Decaf Coffee
There are several decaffeination techniques, one of which is toxic. It’s important to find coffee that’s been decaffeinated with a water process. Methylene Chloride Process (MCP) is the most common decaffeination technique. MCP uses the solvent Methylene Chloride (commonly found in things like paint stripper). According to Consumer Reports, even small doses of MCP can cause “coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. At higher doses, it can cause headache, confusion, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and fatigue, and has been found to cause liver and lung cancer in animals.” It’s true that the trace amount remaining in decaf coffee is restricted to no more than 10 ppm, but we definitely prefer our coffee without any of this decided Bad Stuff–our decaf coffee is never processed with Methylene Chloride!
What You Get from Coffee, Not Chemicals:
- Certified organic whole coffee beans that are:
- Processed and stored in plastic free equipment.
- Fresh roasted. Each bag has a roast date.
- Our packaging is certified non-toxic by an independent testing facility.
- This means that the bags, the valve, the labels, the ink, and even the adhesives are nontoxic and 100% compostable.
- The packaging is free of BPA, phthalates, fossil fuel by-products, and bleach.
- 12 oz bag
Note: Due to production schedules, ground coffee can take a bit longer to ship than whole bean. It must sit for 24 hrs after roasting before being ground. Therefore a takes a bit longer for us to ship it to you. Our coffee is not sitting on a shelf waiting to be sold. It is fresh roasted and ground per order.
We cannot accept returns or exchanges for this item.
|Dimensions||5 × 2 × 8 in|
Whole Bean, Ground – Auto Drip (Standard), Ground – Coarse, Ground – Espresso
Dark Roast, Medium Roast
Kelly (verified owner) –
I gave this dark roasted bean chem free coffee to my parents for Christmas two years in a row, they love it! They were wondering where the beans are from! Love it
Kim (verified owner) –
“Wow! That’s really good coffee!” – my brother after his first sip of a cup that had brewed about twice as long as ideal due to toddlers and us only having a french press to make coffee.
Husband had a similar reaction his first time and under similar circumstances. We just got our second bag (and signed up for the subscription) and he was so excited to not have to drink the “other stuff” that we had already bought before first finding this.
And I feel so good knowing that it’s safe for him!
Nichole (verified owner) –
Loved the dark roast! Great flavor, definitely reordering more.
Tracy (verified owner) –
We love this coffee…it has great flavor and we enjoy it so much more knowing it’s healthier for us!
Claire (verified owner) –
Loving the dark roast – have already reordered. By far my favorite coffee!