For a long time, coffee has been used as a pick me up, wake up potion, drive all night, stay up late, cure hangover, and sober up drink that makes people feel like they can deal with their work without as much stress. However, there is some major debates as to the benefits and perks to both the organic coffee bean and the traditional coffee such as Folgers and Maxwell house, as well as traditional coffee beans bought in stores. To understand the arguments, you must know the details of both sides. This is a short article to help you come to the conclusion of which is the best for you.

Organic Coffee Beans

This is a product of naturally grown beans that are not induced with many of the artificial chemical substances that we find bogging down the traditional coffee that is found in stores. Certain additives are left out, and many of the herbicides and pesticides that are potentially harmful to the drinker and the environment are not used on organic coffee beans. Even the fertilizer that is used on true organic coffee beans is 100% organic itself.

There are also claims that the organic coffee that you are able to purchase actually have some health benefits to them such as reducing the risk of cancer or diabetes. Among other health benefits that are found in organic coffee beans, it is also statistically proven that going organic with your coffee preferences is actually believed to be greener and safer for the environment, whereas the mass-produced traditional coffee is harmful to some extent.

Traditional Coffee Beans

For starters, let’s address the price. The price of organic coffee is usually much higher than the store-bought brands, and that is a factor to many people when they are trying to pick out their morning cup of jo. Into the finer details, there are many of the store-bought brands that claim to be organic, however they are using many pesticides and herbicides that counteract the base point of being organic. Not to mention the production of some of these beans and their growth and manufacturing cause harmful elements to the environment. Their caffeine input is also generally higher and can cause more health issues than the lower caffeine intake of organic coffee.

There are some good points besides the cheaper price tag however. Store bought coffee is also more convenient. Many of the organic, some of the better tasting ones, are only available by ordering online. That results into a higher price, with a wait time for arrival. Makes it hard if you run out before it is delivered. Not all of the store-bought brands are bad for you. Studies show that there are some brands, which will be avoided to be named for legal reasons, that don’t go overboard with the bad stuff and keeps the flavor and some of the health benefits in their beans. It is just a matter of research and reading labels.

How Do You Decide?

The decision to buy store-bought yields a cheaper price, with some unhealthily aspects. The choice to buy organic can hold a more expensive price tag and delivery if ordered. Picking from the two can be a bit of a struggle. At the end of the day, or in the morning rather, it comes down to the simple fact of what works for you. What are your favorite brands of coffee, and do you prefer organic over traditional? Do you think it matters much which you choose? Let us know!