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!
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!
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):
- Become a fan of Sugarcrafter on Facebook
- Follow Sugarcrafter on Twitter, and let me know your Twitter username
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.