10 Best Fair Trade Coffee Brands of 2020: Roundup and Info

What’s the big deal with Fair Trade Coffee? It’s not just another fad. Coffee is big business. Internationally, it’s the second-most in-demand commodity, just after oil. In the West, the daily consumption of coffee has paved the way for one of the world’s most massive industries. Hand-in-hand with this demand for coffee is the abuse of forced labor and child slavery, the …

10 Best Reusable Straws: Help End Plastic Straw Waste

Plastic bag bans swept major cities in the US and other countries in the last decade. The idea was preventing waste at the source, if you never acquire it, it won’t end up in a landfill. This same mindset is now being applied to the disposable straw. Though from first glance, a disposable plastic straw doesn’t seem like it makes …

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6 Best Reusable K Cup Filters: Ditch the Disposables

Single cup home coffee brew systems have revolutionised mornings in kitchens everywhere. Arguably, the convenience and novelty of the the Keurig, and other copycat systems, exploded over the past 5 years. However, consumers have continued to ignore the biggest issue that the Keurig has created: plastic waste. Thankfully, there are other alternatives to enjoying single cup coffee brewers without the …

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17 Best Detox Teas: Kick Those Toxins to the Curb

Tea has rapidly grown in popularity in the Western world. With its variety of types and flavors, it makes a healthier alternative to coffee and can  help with a variety of bodily issues. If you frequent social media platforms such as Instagram, chances are you might have seen an influencer of some kind advertising a detox tea that helps them …

The 5 Best Food Storage Containers for Buying Food in Bulk

There are so many benefits to buying food in bulk, from Environmental Impact to Emergency Preparedness to Economics.  In this article we’ll walk you through one of the simplest and least expensive ways you can reduce your carbon footprint while easing your family food budget, and show you some of the best food storage containers available on the market. What …

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Optimum G2.1 Platinum Series Vortex Blender Review and Recipe

Here at EcoKarma, we are always excited to share new products with you, especially when we get to personally test them out and give you some raw feedback. We have a couple of smoothie fanatics on our team, and when Froothie, the exclusive distributers of Optimum Blenders, reached out to us for a review on one of their models, we …

Food Preservation

Food Preservation

There are a wide number of modern day techniques and machines that help us preserve food and store abundance for later. Most Popular Methods: Drying Freezing Cooling Canning Pickling Heating Boiling Smoking Vacuum Sealing Why It’s Important?? Food waste is a very large problem, especially in America. Americans lead the world in food waste. It is estimated that about 50% …

Coffee

Coffee beans are erroneously categorized as a bean. Their physical appearance is the only resemblance they have to true beans. They are actually the seed of a coffee plant. The coffee plant is a member of the plant family Rubiaceae. Caffeine is found within the coffee bean and the intended use of this is part of the plant’s natural defense system …

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Best Canning Kits: A Guide for Buying & Using Canning Equipment

According to the EPA, over 40% of greenhouse gas emissions are directly related to a combination of transportation and manufacturing, meaning that the food we buy from the local grocery store, which is nearly always packaged and/or grown somewhere else and shipped by truck, arrives at a withering cost to our environment.  In the past, we’ve revealed lots of ways to cut back …

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Best Iced Tea Maker: Cool off with a Delightful Drink

Finally the sun is shining, warming you from head to toe as well as the earth beneath your feet. Warmer days are on your heels and you’re excited to spend more time outside. Before you reach down and grab an ice cold can of your favorite soda, maybe you should consider a better, more satisfying option. Iced tea is a …