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What Does a Cup of Coffee Entail?

Posted by Lily Kunning on

What Does a Cup of Coffee Entail?

This thoughtful piece is from "Ecological Wakes: the Story of Six Everyday Objects" by Alan Thein Durning (which was published by Northwest Environment Watch in 1994).I like it because it reminds us of our impact on the earth and its inhabitants, even in everyday choices. It reminds me, as someone who makes choices on behalf of others (my family but also my community, and customers who buy from Haven Herbs), to choose wisely and thoughtfully."I brewed a cup of coffee. It took 100 beans to make my cup- about one-fortieth of the beans that grew on that coffee tree that...

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