What’s greener: coffee or tea?



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    Coffee, but only marginally. Tea plantations have a tendency to overtake the ecosystems they grow in. Tea also depletes the soil. During the drying process wood is used as the primary source of energy, contributing to deforestation. In contrast, coffee can be shade grown in order to preserve the ecosystem it grows in and fair trade coffee can insure that the workers are being fairly compensated. The main problem with this is that not all coffee is grown and harvested by these guidelines. While coffee has more potential to be green, both coffee and tea have devastating impacts on local ecosystems. By buying fair trade, shade grown coffee you can at least pat yourself on the back for not contributing to this destruction.

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