Here at Lifeboost Coffee, we’re absolutely beans about coffee. We believe there’s no better way to start off your day than with a steaming hot, or ice-cold, cup of joe.
That being said, we’re not just passionate about any coffee in general, but specifically organic coffee. It’s extremely important to us that all our beans are derived from sources that use sustainable farming methods and are just as committed to preserving our wildlife as we are.
In this article, we walk you through everything there is to know about organic espresso beans and give your shopping trips a direction by providing you with a guide to the best organic espresso beans on the market.
What This Article Covers:
- Espresso Beans vs Coffee Beans
- Organic Espresso Beans
- Buyers’ Guide to Organic Espresso Beans
- Best Organic Espresso Beans
Espresso Beans vs Coffee Beans
Technically speaking, there’s no actual difference between coffee beans and espresso beans. When you’re walking around your supermarket aisle or your local coffee house you’ll notice that coffee and espresso means are labeled separately.
This is because whilst coffee beans and espresso beans are essentially made from the same type of beans. These two “types” of coffee beans can be distinguished from each other based on a number of important factors.
Roasting and Grinding
Regular coffee beans are roasted for a short time. Following this, the roasted beans are then ground to a course texture to prevent too much bitterness in the flavor profile of the coffee brewed.
Espresso beans are roasted for significantly longer than regular coffee beans. They’re also roasted at a higher temperature, after which they are ground as fine as possible to ensure that as much flavor as possible is drawn out from the beans during the brewing process.
As a fellow coffee lover, you’ll know that espresso is much stronger and richer than a normal cup of black coffee. This is due to the high concentration of bitterness in espresso beans.
Normal coffee beans, on the other hand, have an ordinary concentration of bitterness and so have a duller yet more balanced flavor profile overall.
Despite espresso’s strong and rich flavor that we referred to earlier, contrary to general belief, espresso beans actually have a lower caffein content than normal beans. This is thanks to their long roasting time, because the longer beans are roasted, the more caffein is lost.
Conversely, normal coffee beans with their short roasting time have a higher caffein content than espresso beans because the compounds in the bean that release caffeine aren’t broken down by the heat.
Organic Espresso Beans
Now that we understand the difference between espresso and regular beans, we can focus on the difference between organic and conventionally grown coffee beans.
What Are Organic Espresso Beans?
As coffee has become more and more popular across the globe over the last century, many coffee companies have had to find means of meeting this exponential increase in demand for coffee beans.
To meet ever-growing demand, these companies have had to turn to farming techniques to produce more coffee on a limited amount of land. The result is the increased use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. This was necessary to increase crop yields and limit the amount of their produce that was being destroyed by pests.
Many people are worried about the effect this may have on our bodies. In order to meet this demand, farmers around the world (not just coffee farmers) have started using “organic” practices to set their products apart.
For a product to be certified organic, it must be grown under strict guidelines from the USDA.
Perks of Organic Espresso Beans
As with most organic products, organic espresso beans may be more expensive that regular espresso beans and so you’ll ask yourself is organic coffee worth it?
The science on the benefits of organic over conventionally-grown crops is still inconclusive. Many people are worried about the dangers of non-organic coffee, so they look for organic alternatives. While there is no link between drinking conventionally-grown coffee and diseases like cancer or diabetes, we believe it’s everyone’s individual decision as to what they consume, which is why we provide some of the best organic, low-acid espresso beans on the market.
So, let’s take a look at some of these benefits.
One of the principal tenents of organic farming is to limit the amount of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers that are used while they’re grown and processed.
Instead, organic farmers must rely on naturally-derived sources of pesticides, fertilizers, and insect repellents to protect their crops.
This includes chemicals like neem oil, copper sulfate, and manure rather than compounds that come from a lab.
Lifeboost Coffee get our product from coffee plantations at high altitudes in South America. Our hand-picked, shade-grown beans are naturally low in acid. That means they aren’t treated chemically or during the packaging and processing stage to reduce the acid content, they’re like that naturally.
Many crops grown around the world today are genetically modified. This means that some part of their genetic code is altered to achieve a result that’s beneficial to the farmers.
The reasons to genetically modify a crop are many. Some of these modifications increase crop yield, so more can be grown on a smaller patch of land. Others make a crop naturally resistant to pests so they don’t have to be treated with as much pesticide.
In one instance, rice has been genetically modified to introduce more vitamin A into the diet of households in low-income countries. Vitamin A deficiency is a prevalent cause of childhood blindness in places where rice is a major staple food.
However, many people are wary of genetically modified food and prefer to avoid it wherever possible. Under organic farming conventions, all coffee beans must be free from genetic modification.
Buyers’ Guide to Organic Espresso Beans
Whilst some espresso beans may be labeled as organic, they may not meet some of the standards that we here at Lifeboost Coffee view as essential to the label of organic coffee. The easiest way to spot this sleight of hand is to notice the difference between products that claim to have been “organically grown” (or some other similar wording) and products that carry the “USDA organic” label.
For this reason, we’ve prepared a buyers’ guide that you can follow when buying espresso beans that you can use to ensure that you are paying for espresso beans that are 100% organic and 100% amazing.
Different countries produce different types of coffee beans. These different types have different flavor profiles and so understanding their individual attributes will help you pick the type of espresso bean that suits your taste best
South America is one of the largest coffee producers in the world. South American countries typically grow Ariba coffee beans that are grown at high altitudes, having a lower caffein content and resultant flavor that is more complex and body that is more satisfying.
Vietnam, on the other hand, grows Robusta beans that are known for having a higher caffein content and a simpler taste. For this reason, Robusta beans are more often used in blends rather than being sold as single-origin beans.
A cup of coffee that’s made entirely from robusta beans would be pretty unpleasant since it’s highly astringent. This is why it’s often used in blends and often makes up the majority of coffee that’s used in instant coffee powders.
Method of Growth
The way that your coffee is grown, whether it uses naturally-derived pesticides and fertilizers, is a crucial component of the organic label.
Also be aware that, just because the label printed on a packet of coffee beans says that the beans have been grown “naturally” doesn’t mean that they’re organic.
As we established earlier, if coffee isn’t GMO-free, it can't be classified as organic.
The safest way to ensure that your espresso beans are truly organic is to check their packaging for the USDA-approved logo. If coffee beans are USDA-approved it means they’ve been thoroughly vetted and third parties have checked that the farmers responsible are growing their crops in accordance with organic practices.
The USDA analyses a number of things, most of which are included in this list, and they determine whether the coffee beans are actually organic. For this reason, if you see this logo on your espresso beans, you can rest assured that they have met all of the above criteria
Best Organic Espresso Beans
We know how difficult it can be to keep all this in mind while also trying to find a product you enjoy. If you’re looking for the best organic espresso beans, we’re here for you. Lifeboost Coffee is the answer to all the questions you have regarding organic coffee and espresso beans.
The espresso beans that we produce here at Lifeboost Coffee are regarded as some of the best organic espresso beans on the market by thousands of organic espresso enthusiasts around the world.
Not only are our beans bean grown in a way that’s sustainable and conscious of the environment, but they’re also packed with rich flavors and a satisfying body.
Before we take you on a tour of the types of organic espresso beans we have on offer, let’s talk a bit about Lifeboost Coffee, taking a look at who we are and what our mission on the beautiful planet is.
Who Is Lifeboost Coffee?
Lifeboost Coffee was co-founded by Dr. Charles Livingston (I presume), a chiropractic physician who is now also the CEO of Lifeboost Coffee. Dr. Livingston co-founded Lifeboost Coffee with his famous saying, “garbage in equals garbage out” in mind.
As a chiropractor, he’s passionate about helping coffee lovers enjoy their morning cup of coffee without having to suffer the consequences that often come with it. Things like heartburn, increased anxiety, and mood swings can ruin what should otherwise be a pleasant experience. He wanted to provide a product that was produced in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly way.
Lifeboost Coffee’s espresso beans are regarded as the best low-acid coffee beans on the market. Using our TrustPure process as a roadmap, Lifeboost Coffee sources coffee beans that are not only the healthiest but also tastiest coffee beans in the world.
As a result, all the beans sourced, packaged, and sold by Lifeboost are guaranteed to be:
- Sourced from a single origin to ensure that there’s no chance of getting an inferior product in any of our bags of coffee;
- Naturally shade-grown in the mountains of Nicaragua, sun-dried and rinsed gently with clean spring water before roasting to ensure the beans are both low-acid and, as a result, stomach-friendly.
- Third-party tested for any harmful artificial toxins, heavy metals, and molds to ensure your beans are safe and healthy with no risk to you or your friends.
In addition to this, not only are all Lifeboost Coffees determined to meet all the criteria mentioned above, our beans are all 100% USDA certified.
Lifeboost Coffee Organic Espresso Beans
Here at Lifeboost Coffee, we have a long list of coffees for you to choose from. Be it light, medium, or dark roasts – we have it all. However, it’s our organic espresso beans that we proudly regard to be our crème de la crème.
Not only are these beans simply to die for when it comes to their flavor, but they’re safe and healthy to both us coffee fanatics and the environments they’re grown in.
Lifeboost Coffee has both a Premium Espresso dark roast beans as well as Blonde Espresso light roast beans on offer. These versatile espresso beans can be served steaming hot or as organic iced coffee and will be just as tasty either way.
Let’s take a closer look at these two blends of organic espresso beans.
These 100% Arabica beans have all been hand-selected and deemed to be the premium beans of the harvest – the cream of the crop if you will.
The beans are naturally shade-grown in the mountainous regions of Nicaragua without the use of any synthetically derived pesticides or artificial fertilizers. They are then carefully harvested by local farmers and fermented for 26 hours to draw out as much flavor from each bean as possible.
Finally, these espresso beans are then delicately rinsed with natural spring water before being roasted to perfection and finally sun-dried and rested for a 30-day period to lock in that extra bit of Lifeboost flavor.
The result is a dark-roast organic espresso bean that, when brewed, provides you with a steaming cup of espresso that is not just bold with a full-body, but also delicately laced with hints of chocolate and caramel that lines your mouth like a layer of silk.
Our blonde espresso beans are also shade-grown in the mountains of Nicaragua, ripened, hand-picked by our loving and dedicated local farmers, fermentation, and sun-dried. The process is largely the same way as our Premium Espresso beans, the key difference is that these beans are lightly roasted to keep the flavors fresh and lively.
Instead of rich, dark, and heavy espresso, you get a cup that’s light and refreshing. What’s more, light-rost coffee beans are generally lower in caffeine, so you can enjoy it later in the afternoon without worrying that you might mess up your sleep schedule.
As a result, we are left with an espresso bean that has a body that is not only lighter yet just as full as that of our Premium Espresso beans, but also infused with an additional touch of sweetness that brings out that authentic espresso taste we all love so much.
These bright yet hearty light-roasted espresso beans will have you brewing cup after cup of espresso without any of the consequences that non-organic espresso has had us grow accustomed to.
Flavored Coffee Beans
If you’re like us, you’ve probably tried every variation of coffee under the sun and then some. We don’t think coffee ever gets boring, but it’s nice to have a change every now and then to keep things interesting.
This is why we’ve chosen to supply delicious, simple, and low-acid flavored coffee beans to make brewing an interesting cup of coffee a simple task that takes a couple of minutes rather than half an hour.
You don’t need any special training or equipment to make a delicious Vanilla Almond Cappucino with our range of naturally-flavored coffee beans.
Like our range of espresso beans, all of our flavored products are USDA-certified organic, shade-grown, hand-picked, and naturally low in acid to make them appealing to everyone, even those with sensitive stomachs.
Coffee is consumed by more than 50% of all American on a daily basis. As such, we here at Lifeboost Coffee are not just trying to look after the environment, but after our population as well.
We have grown accustomed to the consequences that non-organic coffee has to offer. Be it, heartburn or anxiety, our love of coffee will keep us going back for more each time no matter how unpleasant the aftermath is.
But ask yourself this, why not choose to enjoy all the perks a cup of coffee or shot of espresso has to offer without any unpleasant consequences? We strongly urge you to give Lifeboost organic espresso beans a go because with our beans, this fantasy is a reality.
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