My Keurig® changed my life.

Okay maybe not my entire life, but at least the first few hours of my days. I love the ease, the speed, and the variety with which it provides me life-giving coffee.

And, with regards to the variety, I might be a bit over-the-edge OCD. In fact, my husband measures my sanity by the current state of the K-Cup Carousel.

I’ve been training the kids on refilling it, justifying their labor as critical thinking education due to all of my rules and regulations.


(Preferably, there should be no repeats of flavors on a single side of the carousel. If a repeat is necessary, the pair cannot be touching unless there are more than two of the same flavor, in which case they should be lined up together to indicate an Intent to Repeat.)

(Perhaps OCD isn’t a strong enough term.)

One of the brands of coffee that we enjoy is Green Mountain Coffee®. They have fantastic flavors including the always anticipated Pumpkin Spice, and they have just released their new Fair trade Certified™ Three Continent Blend

I learned a lot about Fair Trade when researching artisan chocolate, and the same principles apply to coffee. Most family coffee farmers live in remote locations and lack access to credit, so they are vulnerable to middlemen who offer cash for their coffee at a fraction of its value. Fair Trade assures coffee farmers a fair price for unroasted green coffee. Fair Trade also links farmers directly with Fair Trade roasters like Green Mountain Coffee®, creating long-term sustainability.

I love the idea that my eating and drinking choices can help change the lives of families in countries that are not as fortunate, and that by being conscientious about the products that I buy I can help turn the tide to fairness in international commerce. It makes coffee and chocolate taste so much better when you can think of your consumption as a bit humanitarian.

In celebration of Fair Trade Month this October, Green Mountain Coffee® is introducing Fair Trade Certified™ Three Continent Blend, which combines the flavors and aromas of three continents in one harmonious Extra Bold blend. My kids can’t wait to have another flavor to figure out how to fit in my carousel schematics.

So I’m guessing you’d love a Keurig® Brewing System and Green Mountain Coffee too, right?? For a chance to win a Keurig® Brewing System and a Green Mountain Coffee® gift basket, please comment on this post with an answer to the question: Are you a coffee drinker, and if so, would you consider buying fair trade coffee?

Sweepstakes Rules:

No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post,
2. Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post,
3. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post.
4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winner will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 09/18/13-10/31/13.
Best of luck!!

208 thoughts on “Supporting Fair Trade With Green Mountain Coffee {Giveaway!}

  1. Just thought of a Keurig for Christmas and just remembered this giveaway. Have you posted the winner? Someone could have a very fun addition to their Christmas morning! ;)

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