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Coffee Curiosities

Coffee is a huge industry and vast volumes of the delicious beverage are consumed every day. Here are some facts about coffee that are less well known.

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What is Fair Trade Certified Coffee?

The mission of Fair Trade Certified is to support a better life for farming families in the developing world through fair prices, direct trade, community development and environmental stewardship. Fair Trade Certified began as Max Havelaar in the Netherlands in the 1970's.

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Quick Facts About The History of Coffee

Coffee is one of the world's most popular drinks and the second most traded commodity in the world. Coffee has actually been around for hundreds of years and has a long and interesting history of development to what it is today. In our series with "Quick Facts" we are now giving you a brief walk through of the history of coffee. Enjoy.

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What is Smithsonian Bird Friendly Coffee?

The mission of Smithsonian Bird Friendly certified coffee is to conduct research and education around issues of neo-tropical migratory bird populations. This means promoting certified shade grown coffee as a viable supplemental habitat for birds and other organisms.This certification was founded in 1997 with criteria based on scientific fieldwork.It involves multiple organic certification agencies for certification management purposes.

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What is Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee?

The mission of Rainforest Alliance is to integrate biodiversity conservation, community development, workers' rights and productive agricultural practices.

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What is Organic Coffee Certification?

The mission of Organic Coffee production is to create a verified sustainable agriculture system that produces coffee in harmony with nature, supports biodiversity and enhances soil health.

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What is 4C Common Code Coffee Certification?

The 4C Common Code's mission is to achieve global leadership by emphasizing the economic, social and environmental factors in coffee growing. This emphasis leads to enhanced production, processing and trading conditions for coffee sector members.

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What is UTZ Certified Coffee?

The mission of UTZ Certified is to achieve sustainable agricultural supply chains where producers are professionals implementing good practices in order to enable better businesses, living standards and environments. The idea is for consumers to buy products meeting their standard for social and environmental responsibility.

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Quick Facts About Drinking Coffee

Quick, informative and unusual information about the noble art of drinking coffee that you don't might know. Bits and pieces of miscellany and uncommon knowledge about coffee that is kind of fun to read and might be useful in your conversations to show that you know how to drink coffee with style.

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Junk Food Quotes

Junk food is an informal term applied to some foods that are perceived to have little or no nutritional value (i.e. containing "empty calories"); to products with nutritional value, but also have ingredients considered unhealthy when regularly eaten; or to those considered unhealthy to consume at all. The term was coined by Michael Jacobson, director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, in 1972.

Junk foods are typically ready-to-eat convenience foods containing high levels of saturated fats, salt, or sugar, and little or no fruit, vegetables, or dietary fiber. Common junk foods include salted snack foods like chips, candy, gum, most sweet desserts, fried fast food and carbonated beverages (sodas) as well as alcoholic beverages.

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