Someone asked me today where they can buy organic coffee. A lot of coffee bean farmers don’t have the funds to get organic-certified… so, sometimes supporting the organic farms means you’re not supporting the small independent-farmers but rather the larger organizations who can pay for that. Organic coffee is grown without pesticides or other chemicals. Correct me if I am wrong, but is that the only difference? For some thoughts on the matter, I refer you to the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey: As a consumer, you might choose against purchasing a non-organic origin produced by such farmer because it is not organically grown, and in doing so you are preventing that farmer from attaining a demand that can translate into a profit which he/she can use to convert to organic production. If you’re a local coffee roaster that sells organic coffee, I encourage you to leave a comment so people who want organic, can find it.