Green Mountain Coffee®: Changing the world with Fair Trade {review & giveaway}

It’s no secret that my love for coffee runs deep. It’s the first thing my brain needs when my feet hit the floor, and just the smell of fresh coffee brewing in the Keurig® Brewing System  can make any morning a little sweeter. But, what do I love even more? A brand that is proactive in helping, who passionately believes in making a difference. Show me a brand who believes in the greater good, a brand who puts out a product and can be trusted, and I’ll show you a brand that I’m willing to stand behind.

I recently learned about Green Mountain Coffee® and how deeply the company is rooted in the Fair Trade movement, I’m certain that will always be my k-cup pack of choice. The coffee tastes wonderful, but the company is helping make a difference and that means everything to me, as a consumer.

October is National Fair Trade month and Green Mountain Coffee® offers one of the largest selections of Fair Trade Certified™ coffees in the U.S. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. was also the first brand to offer Fair Trade Certified™ coffee in our country. So what is Fair Trade? Fair Trade ensures that the farmers who are growing the coffee are paid a fair market price for the beans. The farmers who grow coffee beans often live in isolate locations where they are subject to middlemen who pay them a fraction of what the coffee is actually worth. And what does that mean for us? It means we get a better quality cup of coffee. It means the farmers can invest their money back into their land and offer a better quality bean. As for them? The farmers are given a fair price for the coffee, therefore they can afford to send their children to school, they can support their family and give us a better product. Green Mountain Coffee is forming relationships with these growers and ensuring sustainability. They are doing good and making the world better with each coffee bean. IMG_8387 Recently, Kelly Clarkson teamed up with Green Mountain Coffee for their Great Coffee, Great Vibes, Choose Fair Trade campaign. Kelly Clarkson was able to visit Peru and see first-hand the effects that Fair Trade has on these coffee-farming towns. She was able to see the importance of Fair Trade and how it positively impacts farmers and their families. You can watch an exclusive video of Kelly Clarkson’s trip and learn more about Fair Trade at ChooseFairTrade.com. To celebrate National Fair Trade month, Green Mountain Coffee is introducing Fair Trade Certified™ Three Continent Blend, which is a triple blend of bold flavors that delivers a smooth and harmonious Extra Cold blend. You can learn more about the Fair Trade movement and Green Mountain Coffee by visiting their Facebook page.

 

GIVEAWAY!!

To enter for a chance to win your very own Keurig® Brewing System and Green Mountain Coffee® gift basket, please leave a comment with your 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: Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post 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 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 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.

 

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  1. I love coffee! I would definitely consider buying fair trade.

  2. I love me some java! When I do buy coffee to brew at home, I do look for fair trade coffee because I know that those suppliers are working with farmers to create prosperous communities by injecting funds at fair market prices to those regions where the delicious nectar of the gods is grown.

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  4. julie gould says:

    definitely a coffee drinker here :) i would buy fair trade!

  5. Is all Green Mountain coffee fair trade? I love their caramel vanilla coffee but don’t remember reading on the box where it was from. I am definitely more likely to only buy Green Mountain now, knowing this!!

  6. I love coffee and would definitely buy fair trade coffee!

  7. Ginger Alexander says:

    I live for good coffee, and knowing this will for sure make me only buy Green Mountain.

  8. I drink (frozen) coffee and would totally buy Fair Trade!
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  9. I love coffee! I started buying fair trade a few months ago when I learned its importance!

  10. My husband and I drink coffee every morning. We are huge supporters of fair trade!

  11. We are HUGE coffee drinkers in our family! I even look forward to then next morning and my first cup of coffee at night when I go to bed! We buy Green Mountain Coffee K-Cups at Safeway!
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  12. Lover of Coffee!!! And yes :)

  13. Barbi Jensen says:

    Hello! Yes, we are coffee drinkers and we would definitely consider buying fair trade coffee.

    Thanks!

  14. ColleenMarie says:

    i love iced coffee, yes i love buying fair trade coffee i just wish it was also organic fair trade

  15. I do buy fair trade at Trader Joes! I love the movement just as much as I love my coffee.
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  16. I am coffee drinker! Love my moms Keruig.. I have bought and lovedGreen Mountain and totally support buying fair trade coffee, althought admit I dont always.

  17. I am definitely a coffee drinker (every morning) and would most definitely be interested in purchasing fair trade coffee. Every little bit helps!

  18. I love coffee and I actually do buy fair trade!

  19. I am a coffee drinker and we do buy some fair-trade. I love Green Mountain coffee, but we can’t always find it near us.

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. As a mom to two kids under two, coffee is my lifeline! My husband and I try to buy free trade in bulk! And we just have a regular coffee maker so this would be amazing!

  21. Love Fair Trade coconut coffee. In fact I have stocked up for the winter season!

  22. I can’t function until I have my first cup of coffee and yes, I would try it.

  23. Yes, I am addicted to coffee. I would definitely buy fair trade if it has a good taste and is the right price!
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  24. I drink coffee almost every morning! I would consider buying fair trade coffee- especially if I liked the taste.
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  25. Yes, I love coffee!! I would definitely buy fair trade as long as its not terribly expensive!

  26. I love coffee and try to buy fair trade!

  27. I love coffee and buy fair trade coffee often

  28. I can just smell the coffee! Yum1 I would definitely buy fair trade.

  29. I drink a ridiculous amount of coffee. Three kids three and under will do that to a girl :). Yes, I would buy fair trade coffee now!

  30. I love coffee! I used to drink more of it but my mornings are rushed and we have the slowest drip coffee maker ever so I’ve been relegated to drinking tea.
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  31. I’m more of a tea drinker but I can’t resist a good pumpkin coffee! My husband drinks coffee like it’s going out of style. I would absolutely buy fair trade coffee! I’m going to look into if our coffe is.

  32. I am an occasional coffee drinker but I would definitely opt for Fair Trade coffee if purchasing in the supermarket.

  33. I’m not an everyday coffee drinker but do love it occasionally and I do try to buy fair trade when I can.

  34. I am definitely a coffee drink and would certainly buy fair trade coffee.

  35. I am a coffee drinker and I’ve bought fair trade coffee in the past. I don’t buy it exclusively but I feel like I’m helping others when I do buy it!

  36. Yes coffee everyday and I would buy and do but fair trade as much as possible!

  37. My entire family drinks coffee and we love it! I would love to try Fair Trade Coffee!!

  38. I am a coffee drink and would definitely consider buying free-trade. Not sure if Starbucks has it but I will definitely check out Green Mountain :)

  39. I am a coffee drinker! I don’t always buy fair trade but sometimes it is cost prohibitive…hopefully that will change in the future though!

  40. I am a Fair Trade Coffee consumer. It is delicious. I am grateful that we are able to purchase great coffee cultivated by wonderful farmers.

  41. Margaret Smith says:

    Yes, I love coffee and would be lost without it and yes, I would buy Fair trade.
    Thanks so much.

  42. Margaret Smith says:
  43. Scott Martin says:

    I am not a coffee drinker but the Keurig makes great dark tea also.

  44. I am a coffee drinker and would definitely consider buying fair trade coffee.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  46. oh yeah, I drink quite a bit of coffee everyday. Yes, I would considered buying fair trade.

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  48. Blessie Nelson says:

    Yes, I am an avid coffee person! I love fair trade and will support it but I have a suggestion. As a consumer, we would like to be able to trace the origins of the fair trade coffee we buy.
    blessienelson(at)gmail(dot)com

  49. Blessie Nelson says:
  50. Sherry Lykins says:

    Love coffee!! And yes I would buy fair trade coffee!! sharoo1975@yahoo.com

  51. I drink about 4 to 5 cups of coffee a day & I am always on the lookout for good coffee. I have found that the most expensive is not necessarily the best in coffee. Yes, I am open to buying fair trade coffee!

  52. I love coffee!! And yes I would buy fair trade coffee!! :)

  53. I am an occasional coffee drinker and would definitely consider buying fair trade. I’ve tried various Green Mountain Coffees and they have all been good!

  54. I love coffee and I would consider buying fair trade as long as it wasn’t too expensive.

  55. I grew up in a family where coffee was a staple. I love coffee, it gives me the pick-me-up I need to mentally prepare myself for the day. I work with at-risk youth and need the caffeine to keep me going. I would and have purchased fair trade coffee in the past, as long as the price is competitive.

    seanm 1999 @ hotmail dot com

  56. Janice Cooper says:

    I’m not a coffee drinker. I’m more of a hot tea or hot cocoa person. I would love to win
    this for my mother-in-law. She loves coffee and would consider buying
    fair trade.

  57. Janice Cooper says:
  58. I love coffee and I would buy fair trade coffee if they are good?!

  59. Nicole Larsen says:

    Yes, I am a coffee-a-holic! I look forward to my coffee every morning! I would definitely try Fair Trade Coffee :)

  60. Nicole Larsen says:
  61. i am a coffee drinker and yes i would buy Fair Trade Coffee

  62. Sharon Sneed says:

    I love coffee! And, I love the idea of Fair Trade coffee. YES!, I sure would buy Fair Trade Coffee. Hurray for the great work. And, Hurray for Kelly Clarkson getting involved!

  63. I am a coffee snob and will buy fair trade
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  64. I can’t go a day without coffee, so yes, I am a coffee drinker. :) I would buy fair trade.

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  65. Cynthia C says:

    I drink coffee daily and would definitely consider Fair Trade coffee

  66. Cynthia C says:
  67. michelle r says:

    I would buy fair trade coffee

  68. Rebecca Graham says:

    I am a coffee lover and would buy fair trade coffee.

  69. Harmony B says:

    LOVE coffee! I have already purchased green mountain fair trade k cups

  70. Harmony B says:
  71. Wild Orchid says:

    I am a big coffee drinker, and I would definitely consider fair trade.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  72. Wild Orchid says:

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  73. I love coffee and would absolutely consider buying fair trade!

  74. I drink coffee at least every morning, and sometimes make more in the evening if the craving hits! I would buy fair trade. I don’t have a Keurig, but I think it could become my favorite kitchen appliance! :)

    chambanachik at gmail dot com
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  75. My husband and I are both coffee lovers. I would buy fair trade plus I have been wanting a Keurig coffee maker for a long time because the idea of using k-cups is great!

  76. I am a coffee drinker and would totally consider fair trade coffee! Thanks for a chance to win!!!! kmassman gmail

  77. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I’m a coffee drinker! I’d love to try Fair Trade coffee, looks like they have a great variety to choose from and sound like a great company. Thank you!

  78. Julie Strenke says:

    I love coffee!!!! I would love to try the Fair Trade Coffeesounds great and you are very passionate about it.

  79. Erica Best says:

    i love coffee from time to time

  80. Erica Best says:
  81. I love coffee and I would definitely consider Fair Trade Coffee!

  82. I am not a coffee drinker but I have never tried it either. I would try fair trade coffee.

  83. Tabathia B says:

    I drink coffee occasionally and would give fair trade a try

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  84. Shannon Baas says:

    I am not a coffee drinker.

  85. Margaret Smith says:

    Yes, I’m a coffee drinker and yes, and would buy Fair Trade because it helps farmers get fair wages.

  86. My family drinks coffee and I believe in fair trade
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  87. Katherine Newton says:

    II drink coffee every day and I try to buy fair trade whenever I can!

  88. I’m not a coffee drinker, but I love tea. My husband loves both, though. I would definitely consider buying Fair Trade.

  89. Ttrockwood says:

    I am a coffee drinker and only buy fair trade

  90. Giant Sis says:

    I’m not a coffee drinker, but I live with a husband who is! I’ll have to tell him to buy fair trade kinds when he chooses his coffee!

  91. Christine says:

    drink coffee everyday and I do buy fair trade coffee

  92. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I’m not a big coffee drinker but I would drink fair trade if it tasted the best

  93. Yes and Yes!

  94. I am a coffee drinker and would consider buying free trade.

  95. theodore esteghamat says:

    My mother is the coffee drinker and we would consider buying fair trade coffee.

  96. Yes, I love drinking coffee and will buy fair trade coffee.

  97. tina reynolds says:

    I and my hubby are coffee drinkers and we would for sure do fair trade buying

  98. tina reynolds says:
  99. I’m not a serious coffee drinker but I absolutely am cognizant of fair trade coffee and I think it is a very important consideration.

  100. I am for sure an avid coffee drinker and I would buy fair trade coffee.

  101. I am not a coffee drinker, but my husband is. We do buy fair trade coffee sometimes.

  102. Cathy Truman says:

    Yes I love my coffee and yes I would buy fair trade coffee.

  103. I would buy fair trade. I drink coffee.

  104. Very avid coffee drinker! I’ve bought fair trade in the past and would do so again

  105. I do drink a lot of coffee and I would seriously consider fair trade.

  106. I am a coffee drinker and I do drink fair trade coffee already!

  107. Karen Drake says:

    I am a big coffee drinker and would consider buying Fair Trade coffee is the price is reasonable.

  108. kathy pease says:

    I love my coffee hubby and I always fight over the last cup and I would love to buy fair trade :)

    kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

  109. kathy pease says:
  110. crystal smith says:

    I am a coffee drinker and although I don’t buy fair trade coffee right now I would. Its something to consider next time I go shopping :)
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  111. Scott Martin says:

    I am not a coffee drinker but I drink Tea.

  112. susan smoaks says:

    yes i am a coffee drink and yes i would totally consider buying fair trade!

  113. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I am a coffee drinker and I would definitely buy fair trade!

  114. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  115. Emily Morelli says:

    I am not much of a coffee drinker but I buy fair trade items when I can.

  116. Carol Mclemore says:

    I drink coffee, and yes, I would buy fair trade coffee

  117. Yes, and of course.

  118. Yes to both.

  119. Paige Chandler says:

    yes I do and yes I would!

  120. Fair trade is the only type of coffee that I buy. :)

  121. melissa Resnick says:

    i am a coffee drinkers and would def consider buying it

  122. i am a coffee drinker,and i would consider buying fair trade coffee.

  123. Tracy L Davis says:

    I am a coffee drinker and would love to try fair trade coffee

  124. Donna Pyszk says:

    I am a coffee drinker and would love to buy fair trade cofffee! Great cause!

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