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If you drink coffee, make sure it’s organic (and preferably Fair-Trade Certified as well)! After tobacco and cotton, conventionally-produced coffee is the third most heavily chemically treated crop in the world. According to the CS Monitor, up to 250 pounds of chemical fertilizers are sprayed per acre of non-organic coffee. When you sip your conventional coffee, you are ingesting the pesticide residues, which contribute to many health problems including cancer and miscarriages in pregnant women.

It’s also important to note that not only are some of the synthetic pesticides and fertilizers used in conventionally-grown coffee banned throughout Europe, and they’re often used without any genuine regulatory supervision. For bonus benefits – also check for the Fair-Trade Certified label, this ensures that your purchase supports farmers who are paid fairly and treated well.

Next time you reach for your coffee, double check the label for USDA Organic to be sure your cup of Joe is free from man-made fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides of any kind. It’s better for you, better for the environment and better for the workers who pick the beans.

These are a few of our favorite LA coffee spots now serving organic coffee:

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Groundwork Coffee – one of the first, and remains the largest, organic coffee roasting company in Southern California (you can find them at Whole Foods, Bristol Farms, Lassens, Bob’s Market and Yummy.com)

The Market @ Santa Monica Place
3rd Floor, Space M16
395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401
For all of Groundwork Coffee locations click HERE.
urth caffe

Urth Caffé, this well-known LA restaurant brews their own brand of 100% brand of premium, fresh roasted whole bean organic coffee.

West Hollywood
8565 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles CA 90069

Beverly Hills
267 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills CA 90212

Santa Monica
2327 Main St., Santa Monica CA 90405

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Stumptown Coffee – served at the uber-trendy Alfred’s Coffee

Alfred Coffee {Melrose Place}
8428 Melrose Place A, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Rise n Grind coffee juice

Rise n Grind Coffee – yep, this Hollywood coffeeshop is not only open late night  but they’re also serving juice! | Photo: Cesar Silva

Rise n Grind Coffee

6501 Hollywood Bvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

teeccino

If you’re not a coffee drinker, or looking to drink less coffee Teeccino is a great coffee-tasting alternative (it’s actually a blend of herbs, grains, fruits and nuts that are roasted and ground to brew and taste just like coffee so there is ZERO caffeine). Check out these delicious Teeccino flavors sold on Thrive Market.