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Keurig Hot Apple Cider, Fair Trade Coffee, Barista Prima Coffee, and a Giveaway

Keurig Hot Apple Cider

Continuing with my love for the Keurig brewing system, there are three types of k-cup portion packs I want to share with you today – hot apple cider, fair trade coffee, and Barista Prima coffee. I have to admit that when I received a sample of the hot apple cider k-cup portion packs in the mail, I was extremely skeptical…I was sure they would taste more like apple-flavored tea than cider. However, I’m happy to report that that wasn’t the case! In fact, I even performed a little taste test and put a mug of hot apple cider brewed by my Keurig up against a mug of hot apple cider I purchased from a local farmer’s market, and I was surprised that I didn’t notice much difference between the two. I distinguished the Keurig version from the farmer’s market version mainly because of the cinnamon I could taste in it, and being a lover of fall spices, I actually preferred it. I’ve definitely been won over as a fan!

Pumpkin Spice Fair Trade

I think my favorite of the three samples though were the fair trade coffees. Supporting both farmers receiving a guaranteed fair price for their labor as well as sustainable farming practices is important to me as a coffee lover, so anything labeled as fair trade is a win in my book. I didn’t try a coffee that I didn’t like…and not only that, but a lot of my seasonal favorites are labeled as fair trade – including my all-time favorite, pumpkin spice. Two of the new holiday flavors that are available right now, spicy eggnog and gingerbread, are also fair trade certified. They’re both perfect for Christmas, and I’m looking forward to trying them!

Barista Prima

Last but not least, the Barista Prima coffee. Sampling this coffee was such a fun experience, because Green Mountain Coffee hosted a live virtual coffee tasting via Facebook with Francesco Sanapo. It was interesting to learn how to really taste coffee, and I encourage you to watch the video if you missed the live presentation and follow along. To help you with that, I’m giving away an 18-count box each of the Colombia, French Roast, House Blend, and Italian Roast coffees as pictured above. To win, simply leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite way to enjoy your coffee!

For additional entries (if you already do any of these items, they DO count, but you must leave a separate comment for each item):

Also, even though Cyber Monday is over, you can still get the same deal from now until December 15th using the code AM0015-3596. You’ll get 15% off anything from the greenmountain.com store, as well as free standard shipping (no minimum purchase) on your order!

Giveaway ends Monday, December 5th at midnight, and is open to US residents only. One winner will be randomly selected using Random.org and announced Tuesday, December 6th.

Full Disclosure: Prizes are courtesy of Sugarcrafter.

Posted by on November 29, 2011.

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15 Responses

  1. I follow you on Twitter!

    by Veronica @ Café con Leche on Dec 5, 2011 at 12:46 pm

  2. I like you on Facebook! 🙂

    by Veronica @ Café con Leche on Dec 5, 2011 at 12:49 pm

  3. My favorite place is reading the paper with a warm cup of coffee in my hands 🙂

    follow you on FB AND twitter steph_chows… but you already know that 😀

    seriously though how didn’t I comment on this yet, I read the post… why didn’t I comment! silly stephchows…

    by stephchows on Dec 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm

  4. Coffee with a little flavored creamer please. Thanks!!!

    by Aimee @ ShugarySweets on Dec 5, 2011 at 1:33 pm

  5. I enjoy my coffee with sugar or Splenda and half & half in my Wile E. Coyote mug. I LOVE the fair trade pumpkin spice!

    by Cindy C. on Dec 5, 2011 at 1:50 pm

  6. Also, I’m a Twitter follower already; my username is pandonkey.

    by Cindy C. on Dec 5, 2011 at 1:50 pm

  7. I enjoy my coffee with a splash of peppermint mocha creamer and a spoon of sugar. Yummy!

    by Rachael G on Dec 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm

  8. I am also a FB fan!

    by Rachael G on Dec 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm

  9. Love my coffee extra hot – with some sugar and a touch of flavored creamer

    by Jill J on Dec 5, 2011 at 4:37 pm

  10. I’m already a fan of Sugarcrafter on FB!

    by Jill J on Dec 5, 2011 at 4:39 pm

  11. I follow Sugarcrafter on Twitter (jilliebean_j)

    by Jill J on Dec 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm

  12. I like my coffee black! Oh, how I would love to win this contest!
    adelbride@gmail.com

    by Adel Bride on Dec 5, 2011 at 11:49 pm

  13. I liked you on FB. adelbride@gmail.com

    by Adel Bride on Dec 5, 2011 at 11:50 pm

  14. I follow you on twitter now. amarieh25
    adelbride@gmail.com

    by Adel Bride on Dec 5, 2011 at 11:50 pm

  15. love my coffee with three splendas and a splash of soy milk.

    by Christina Marie on Dec 6, 2011 at 1:49 am

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Hi there! I’m Tracy, and I live in upstate NY. My husband and I met in college and have been married since 2005. A Canning, baking, writing, photography, and even cleaning (yes, cleaning – it can be oddly relaxing), are all things that I enjoy. This blog brings all of those passions together – but […]more →