Grocery shopping is a tough balancing act. On one hand, you want to buy the freshest and highest quality food, but on the other, you’ve got to keep the grocery bill to a minimum. There are a few foods, however, that are worth paying more for. Whether the reason is nutritional value, flavour, or ethics, these are items that deserve extra thought before putting any old supermarket brand in your cart.
Go with organic, fair trade, shade-grown coffee. I know that sounds like a confusing list of labels, but I like to think of it as a way to eliminate the countless options at the supermarket. Visit a local coffee shop or roaster, and although the price per pound may seem high, it works out to be far cheaper than buying those nasty, unrecyclable Keurig or Nespresso pods, not to mention that it tastes great and you’ll be making a difference in the lives of coffee farmers, ensuring that they receive a fair wage for their hard work.