Hi Cusa Community!
We wanted to share why we say that our tea and coffee is some of the cleanest on the market. It all comes down to our choice of ingredients, brewing process and tests we run on every batch.
But first, let’s take a look at why this is important. When it comes to tea, conventionally grown tea is grown using pesticides and is not washed after harvesting. This means that the first time it is washed is when it is steeped before drinking.
This is why organic ingredients and farming practices are essential for avoiding unhealthy amounts of pesticide residue in your beverages.
Another problem, especially with coffee, is mold. Most coffee has mold compounds called mycotoxins that appear during some part of the harvesting or storage process. We have written in detail about this topic here, explaining why our coffee doesn’t have mycotoxins.
Finally, heavy metals are introduced to plants from ground water and soil that has been exposed to pollutants, an ever-increasing problem. Even if tea or coffee is organic, it can contain toxic amounts of heavy metals simply from being exposed to nearby areas with pollutants. Check out this article for more on why our products pass third-party tests for heavy metals when many leading brands - even organic ones - do not.
All of these are reasons why our tea and coffee are grown in the mountains, far from urban centers, and with organic farming practices. But just to be sure of their quality, we perform tests on each batch of brewed tea or coffee, as well as periodic independent third-party tests.
Here's a quick rundown of why we consider our teas and coffees to be some of the cleanest on the market.
- Tested for heavy metals: Periodic independent tests by third parties verify that our products do not have toxic levels of heavy metals. We source our tea and coffee from farms with organic farming practices, and that are far from urban areas that have more exposure to pollutants.
- Tested for mold and mycotoxins: Periodic independent tests by third parties verify that our coffee does not contain mycotoxins. In addition to this, every batch of tea and coffee is tested for mold and yeast.
- Tested for bacteria: Every batch of tea and coffee is tested for bacteria, specifically coliform and aerobic bacterias.
- Membrane filtration in addition to organic farming practices: Membrane filtration after brewing removes any impurities like pesticides that may have made it into our beverages - even though our tea leaves are grown in USDA Organic Certified fields and our coffee beans are from a Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee farm using regenerative agriculture and pesticide-free organic farming practices.
When you take a deeper look at other teas and coffees on the market, it’s easy to realize how few companies even discuss quality control, the source of their ingredients or testing done on their products.
At Cusa, we believe in making products that we’re proud to put in our bodies on a daily basis, and we would never sell you a beverage that we weren’t comfortable consuming consistently ourselves.
It can be a challenge today to consume only food that doesn’t contain a host of harmful elements, so we wanted to give you the chance to sip happy, assured that your tea or coffee is clean.