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First Press Original – Now 100% Organic

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We are very excited to announce that the coffee we use for our First Press Original Range – 100ml Little Kicker & 500ml Big Boy – is now 100% organic. 

Why organic coffee? 

Organic coffee is coffee that has been grown without the use of chemicals such as artificial fertilisers and pesticides. 

Our coffee has been sourced from the Cerro Bueno Estate, La Paz, Honduras. Honduras is the 5th biggest producer of coffee by volume in the world. Due to its wide range of climates and rich soil, the country has become known for producing prized coffees with diverse flavour profiles.  

Luckily for us, one such flavour profile has a bold rich chocolate base with notes of nut and caramel. This is perfectly matched to the original profile of our Kickers and Big Boys, formally from Brazil. 

Cerro Bueno Estate, located 1560 miles in the Marcella region of La Paz, is known for their sustainable farming practices. This includes a unique process of growing coffee under shadow trees of different species to help flora and fauna around the region. ⁠

What are the benefits of organic coffee? 

The general consensus is that consuming organic foods is better for you. While there is not necessarily greater nutritional value, there is less risk of consuming residual chemicals. 

Importantly for us here at First Press, there is also a huge number of environmental benefits associated with organic farming. 

Primarily this is associated with soil quality. Due to an excessive use of chemicals, modern farming has decreased soil fertility, and increased poor water quality with issues like blue-green algae and salinity. 

Organic farming also has a strong focus on sustainable farming practices. This involves both working in harmony with natural ecosystems while using renewable resources and conserving water.

As sustainable and ethical coffee sourcing is one of the key pillars of our business, we always look to support producers who are invested in sustainability, their land and their people. This includes purchasing coffee from producers who are Rainforest Alliance Certified which ensures environmental protection. You can read more about the sustainable sourcing practices of our other ranges here

Where you can find our Organic Range?

Our Organic Originals Range is available now from both our online store, and your local First Press stockist