Now, for those people are concerned about their bodies in addition to the planet, here's the skinny on the chemicals used in coffee growing.
Although the US has banned certain chemical fertilizers and pesticides, many coffee growing countries still use those banned chemicals.
The US government does not have maximum residue limits (MRLs) for pesticides used on coffee beans - so non organic coffees are not tested.
It is essentially unregulated and no one has any idea how much of what is lurking in the coffee beans.
One of the most widely used insecticides is organophosphates. This is very toxic to humans, vertebrate animals and insects.
According to the CDC long-term exposure to organophosphates can cause confusion, anxiety, loss of memory, loss of appetite, disorientation, depression, and personality changes.
Another chemical widely used is glyphosate aka Roundup. Interestingly glyphosate ingestion has been unequivocally linked with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and digestive issues such as impaired gallbladder, non-alcoholic fatty liver, pancreatitis and acid reflux.