9 Ways to Drink Coffee Conscientiously

Minimize your morning Joe’s toll on the planet Like much of modern trade, the coffee industry has a complicated record when it comes to environmental impacts. Coffee’s journey from the trees of Ethiopia or Brazil to your local cafe is long and undeniably polluting, from the cargo ships that transport the green beans to our shores, to the gas and electricity used to roast, grind, and brew your favorite drink, to the huge amount of landfill waste generated by the average coffee shop.

At the same time, coffee does some tangible good. Coffee trees and their shade crops provide protection […]