Tel Aviv's LovEAT Loves to Drink Organic Coffee

loveat organic coffee tel aviv Tel Aviv, for those who haven’t had the pleasure of visiting the city, is a city of coffee drinkers and cafes. (Some would say bums and people who don’t work in the middle of the day… but we say coffee drinkers and cafes.) It is not unusual to step out in the middle of a work day and spot people happily sitting out on sidewalk cafes drinking some form of coffee drink.

So it’s not a surprise that after organic hummus, organic falafel and even a vegan burger bar hit Tel Aviv… organic coffee would follow suit.

LovEAT, a cafe in the southern part of Tel Aviv (that just opened another branch on Nachalat Binyamin Street), offers only organic, shade-grown coffee which means that the coffee is both delicious and deliciously better for the environment.

Why is organic, shade-grown coffee important? Well, since coffee is one of the most widely consumed products in the world (and dangerously close to global consumption of fossil fuels), anything you can do to make your coffee consumption greener will have a big impact.

Organic coffee farming is important because it doesn’t use pesticides and therefore avoids polluting soil and waterways. Shade-grown coffee is important because although it takes longer for the beans to ripen, no trees and natural habitats need to be cleared in order to grow the coffee. Traditionally, coffee has been grown under the shade of trees but in order to keep up with modern demand farmers have begun to clear forests so that coffee beans can ripen faster under direct sunlight.

So coffee that is organic + shade grown = winning combination. Stir it up with some organic raw sugar and organic milk in a reusable cup, and that’s even better.

Omer, a local Tel Avivian guy, and his dog grabbed an organic cup of coffee at LovEAT and documented the experience. Check them (and the coffee) out below:

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For more information about food, farming, and the environment read:: Israel’s Organic Eggs: On the Political Edge? and Why Doesn’t Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market Compost (or Recycle)?

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  5. tedweber1981

    LovEat sounds awesome! I like that there are so many eating choices dedicated to Earth-friendly food and coffee! I never knew that about shade-growing coffee- thanks for the info!

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  6. tedweber1981

    LovEat sounds awesome! I like that there are so many eating choices dedicated to Earth-friendly food and coffee! I never knew that about shade-growing coffee- thanks for the info!

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  7. Jeff

    It’s also Fair-Trade certified, even though it isn’t advertised as such. James (fellow prophet) and I had the pleasure of drinking some of the coffee today on Nahalat Binyamin Street, a spot we chose because of your recommendation. The owner also told us how LovEAT has been importing all the beans itself and distributing and selling them to other cafes in the area.

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  8. harry

    I’m fairly certain that LovEAT predates all the current organic fad of hummus, falafel and vegan burgers. I’ve been going there for at least three years now. In any case, the food is really great there as is the coffee. Top notch stuff.

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