Friday, January 9, 2009

green to the last drop

Here at Lu 'n Am we are always striving to find more eco-friendly products to incorporate into our daily routine. When we find sustainable products, we must share. Hence, the purpose of today's post...

As a "Brit by marriage", I am normally a tea drinker myself. However, I have recently become a coffee drinker. On a recent trip to Atlanta, I came across this great brand of coffee - Counter Culture's Sanctuary.



This particularly line of coffee is "shade grown" which is a more eco-friendly method and is closer to how coffee plants grown in nature. By growing the coffee plants in the shade, production does not depend on pesticides and does not lead to soil erosion like its sun grown counterpart. Sanctuary's founder, Fred Houk, is an avid bird watcher and ardent environmentalist so it is no surprise that his company truly practices what it preaches. Since its beginnings in 1996, the company has donated 10% of its profits to organizations such as the National Fish and Wildlife Federation. The company is not only dedicated to preserving the environment by eliminating clear-cutting production techniques but strives to provide a safe haven for songbirds and indigenous plants and animals.

Unfortunately as of this posting, Sanctuary coffee is not available to purchase online (even through the Counter Culture Coffee site). However, you may find it in organic food chains such as Earth Fare and Whole Foods and even smaller co-ops. I purchased the Organic Colombia Santander and I highly recommend it!

Cheers, Kimberly

2 comments:

sm said...

hi
keep it up like the blog,
green blog .good work

see you later
mitesh

http://realityviews.blogspot.com/

Kimberly said...

Mitesh - thank you for your kind words! We really strive to pass along information we come across and to learn more from others. It is nice to receive your compliment. We hope you enjoy your visit and will come back to lu-n-am often!

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