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A healthy and green cup of coffee

Posted on August 2, 2011 by ari

In my striving for a cup of coffee that is as healthy and green (and tasty) as I can get it, here’s my new setup!

Coffee: Shade-grown, songbird-friendly, cooperative produced / fair trade, bought at a food coop, decaffeinated

Filter: Reusable hemp filter by Cusp Natural Products

Water boiler: Cuisinart KUA-17 cordless automatic kettle, the kettle with the least amount of plastic contacting the heated water and steam. The inside is uncoated stainless steel; there are only two pieces of (BPA-free) plastic in there. (I haven’t yet removed them with a knife as others have, but that would make the interior plastic-free.) An electric kettle heats water more quickly and efficiently than a stove-top kettle would.

Coffeemaker: Chemex CM-6GH Classic Glass Coffeemaker with Handle (6 Cup): This coffeemaker is entirely glass, which is non-reactive and doesn’t leach flavors and chemicals into the brew the way plastic would. Also, it has a glass handle instead of a wood-and-leather collar the way the original Chemex did; that means it’ll last longer and that it’s totally vegan.


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One Response to “A healthy and green cup of coffee”

  1. Don Sanders
    August 18th, 2011 @ 3:50 am

    You have a great blog hope to read more.

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