Thursday, September 8, 2011

Green Mountain Coffee, Fair Trade and a Chance to Win a Keurig & Green Mountain Coffee K- Cup Portion Packs!



The thing about coffee is that I love it. I have at least one cup every single day. If my husband brews a pot before he leaves for work, then I drink a cup of coffee here. But if he runs out of time, or pours the entire pot into his mug leaving none for me, then I am forced to go out and buy a cup of coffee elsewhere because I do not know how to make a pot of coffee. I mean, I understand all of the mechanics involved. Grinding the beans, putting a filter in, adding water, however, I have yet to make a pot of coffee that tastes right. I get the measurements all wrong every single time, no matter how many times my husband shows me, tells me, makes me watch him make a pot so I "can learn." That is the reason why I jumped at the chance to participate in the Green Mountain Coffee review. A free Keurig (convenient!) and a whole lot of K-Cup Coffees from Green Mountain Coffee to try? Oh, heck yes.




I was provided a case filled with a variety of Green Mountain K-Cup Coffees. I had never tried Green Mountain Coffee, and to be honest, wasn't even aware of the brand. Once we got the Kuerig set up, we each choose a flavor and made ourselves a cup. And then we chose another flavor and a different type and we made another cup and then another. You know what? With the exception of one flavor that was just a little too bitter for my taste, we both absolutely loved the coffee. Even my husband-- who has been addicted to the same brand and has refused to try any other coffee-- loved it and has been drinking it every single morning.


I was impressed by the variety of coffees they have to offer. Flavored, regular, decaf, extra bold, seasonal, Fair Trade & Organic, iced coffees! I have to say, I was also impressed with the company itself. Green Mountain Coffee was one of the first brands to sign on with Fair Trade USA. They now offer the largest selection of selection of Fair Trade coffee in the US. Their coffees are available nationally at most grocery stores and also on their website. (You can also visit their Facebook page, where you can find coupons and free samples!)



What is Fair Trade?

Fair trade is coffee that is purchased at a higher price than standard coffee, directly from the growers. This purpose behind Fair Trade is to promote healthier working conditions and economic incentive for producers.

How does Fair Trade work?

1. Coffee farmers join a co-op with other local growers
2. Fair Trade USA and/or their certifying partners work with coffee cooperatives to certify them as
Fair Trade after they meet a stringent set of requirements, including democratic voting among
members, fair labor practices, and the exclusion of using certain chemicals.
3. Growers are guaranteed a minimum price for their coffee. If market prices exceed the minimum,
they receive current market prices plus a per pound premium for community development and
an additional premium for organic coffee.
4. The co-op members vote to determine how to invest the Fair Trade premiums. They might fund
community projects such as schools, health clinics, safe drinking water or new roads.

I personally am willing to pay a bit more for Fair Trade coffee (but happy to say with Green Mountain Coffee, I don't have to), knowing that Fair Trade is helping to create a better working environment for farmers which in turn creates a higher quality product. Everyone wins! (Especially my mouth because... mmm, good coffee!)

Now that you know a little bit more about Green Mountain Coffee and their Fair Trade practices, I get to tell you something pretty awesome. BlogHer and Green Mountain Coffee are offering one of my readers a chance to win a Keurig as well as a bunch of delicious Green Mountain Coffee K-Cups.



Here's how you can win. Visit the Green Mountain Coffee website and check out the incredibly delicious varieties of coffees (and K-Cups.) Come back here and tell me which one you'd love to try. Or, if you're already a Green Mountain Coffee drinker, tell me which is your favorite. You will then be entered to win! Sweepstakes will run from September 8th through September 24th. SUPER IMPORTANT-- You must include a valid email WITHIN your comment!

Go visit BlogHer's Promotions and Prizes section for more chances to win!

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry
methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment
on this post

c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on
this post

d) 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

Winners 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.

Sweepstakes has ended and comments are now closed. Stay tuned for the winner. :)

119 comments:

  1. Hmm, I'd like to try the hot chocolate. Or the hot cider. Or the tea! Not a big coffee drinker but the non-coffee things look DELICIOUS!!

    beth.nixon@gmail.com

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  2. Oh goodness! I love coffee as much as you do, probably!
    I have enjoyed the Green Mountain coffee I've tried thus far and would love to try them all!

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  3. Fair Trade Wild Mountain Blueberry sounds so good to try.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  4. tweet.http://twitter.com/#!/tcarolinep/status/112038839375245313

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  5. Love the idea of quick and easy one-cup Chai! Hate when the carton goes bad before I can finish it. kari.mailbox at gmail dot com

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  6. Dark chocolate hot cocoa.
    Breakfast blend decaf.

    :sigh:

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  7. I would love to try the Pumpkin Spice. matjeffers@gmail.com

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  8. My sister has a Keurig and I'm oh so jealous, it's on my list to Santa this year. I'd really like to try the Pumpkin Spice, one more reason to not go to Starbucks :)

    becky.siegel@gmail.com

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  9. Wow, so many flavors to choose from! The Wild Mountain Blueberry really caught my attention! I'm a berry lover and can't wait to try that.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  10. Just tweeted about this giveaway.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

    http://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/112273684479225857

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  11. Well I'd love to try pumpkin spice since it's fall, but mocha nut fudge sounds delish too.

    ketchup (dot) girl (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. I would love to try the hazelnut or the Dark roast for sure.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  13. Tweeted here too

    http://twitter.com/#!/gmissycat/status/112544722001723392

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  14. I'd like to try the Pumkin Spice and Hazelnut

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  15. https://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/112607300874813442

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  16. i would like to try the pumpkin spice, the dark roast is really yummy!
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

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  17. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/mermont84/status/112636097963634689
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

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  18. Love to try the French Vanilla!
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

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  19. Hard to pick but has to be pumpkin spice

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  20. I just tweeted
    http://joyunexpectedreviews.blogspot.com/2011/09/green-mountain-coffee-fair-trade-and.html#comment-form
    @Dthern

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  21. I want to try the Fair Trade Organic Sumatran Reserve Extra Bold K-Cup® Coffee

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  22. I would love to try the pumpkin spice. But, I already love so many of the flavors.

    scottorbsmith at gmail dot com

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  23. Kenyan Double AA would be my choice. jane[at]janedevin.com

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  24. I'd love to try the Fair Trade Organic Sumatran Reserve K-Cups!

    kerry.green@gmail.com

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  25. Had to give up caffiene a month ago for bariatric surgery and I am thrilled to see a de-caff section! I would try them all because I miss the coffeeeeee.

    hope_greatamerican@yahoo.com

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  26. I have been LUSTING after a Keurig! With fall right around the corner, I am definitely all about the Pumpkin Spice coffee!

    phoenixonfire@gmail.com

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  27. I'm on the fence..love love love Kuering but havent yet purchased one...thinking...thinking...

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  28. Bring on Pumpkin Spice - so ready for fall!

    lmb7000 at gmail.com

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  29. Like the breakfast blend

    Diehardsmp04@yahoo.com

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  30. I'd like to try the Fair Trade Vermont Country Blend.

    ambrosialove at gmail

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  31. Oh my gosh I've wanted one of these forever!! i'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to try the pumpkin spice, or the wild mountain blueberry... AND the dark chocolate hot chocolate... oh they all sound so yummy!!

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  32. I'd love to try their Pumpkin Spice.

    playgroupie at gmail dot com.

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  33. i'd like to try pumpkin spice!
    lyndsey dot hauck at gmail dot com

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  34. i'd love to try Fair Trade Wild Mountain Blueberry™

    thanks also for a chance to win!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  35. Pumpkin Spice, all the way!

    qbombshell316 at gmail dot com

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  36. Wow! I love the choices this machine offers! Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate Oh My! I want to try the Irish Cream and Emeril's Jazzed Up Decaf! SOOO many to choose from! That is Awesome! Every day a different Flavor! Looove it!
    laleighma1@hotmail.com

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  37. Pumpkin spice!!!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  38. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/113785245295325185
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  39. I'd love to try every single one. Mmmmm!

    melissa.rolfe@yahoo.com

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  40. I drink the Columbian Fair Trade every day at work! avengingophelia@gmail.com

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  41. I would love to try the Fair Trade Vermont Country Blend® K-Cup® Coffee.

    marybug2@yahoo.com

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  42. tweeted

    https://twitter.com/#!/marybug2/status/114142333213216769

    marybug2 @ yahoo . com

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  43. Mmmm I would love to try pumpkin spice! Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  44. tweet-http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/114381011013476352

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. Love the island coconut blend~! Can't get enough!
    dhidey @ aol dot com

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  46. https://twitter.com/#!/DiDoodlings/status/114418055081230336

    dhidey @ aol dot com

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  47. Since fall is right around the corner, I'd like to give the Pumpkin Spice a try. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

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  48. I'd love to try the Pumpkin Spice K-cups - they sound wonderful. My husband has been hinting for a couple months that he would like to get a Keurig, so it would be phenomenal if I won. Thanks for such a great giveaway! - Honor, honor.soth@gmail.com

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  49. I would love to try the Cinnamon Roll or Pumpkin Spice. I am the only one in my house who drinks coffee so I've been wanting a Keurig for a long time!

    belcourts@gmail.com

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  50. I'd like to try that Pumpkin Spice.

    JettSuperior@gmail.com

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  51. I love pumpkin spice!

    maybewinnie@gmail.com

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  52. I'd like to try the Pumkin Spice

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  53. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/fairydancer35/status/115112877660180480

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  54. i'd like to try colombian fair trade
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

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  55. I'd love ot try the Wild Mountain Blueberry coffee. I love the idea of K-Cups!

    raised.alternative@gmail.com

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  56. I tweeted about it! http://twitter.com/#!/raised_alt/status/115286914935951360

    raised.alternative@gmail.com

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  57. I like a lite blend like breakfast blend.

    kayswederski@yahoo.com

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  58. I love the Green Mountain decaf breakfast blend.

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  59. I would like to try the Chocolate Glazed Donut flavored coffee.

    4teamrochester(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. i really like the vermont blend.
    lyndsey dot hauck at gmail dot com

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  61. I would love to try the donut shop

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  62. I'd like to try the French Vanilla dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

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  63. http://twitter.com/#!/guillenwins/status/115814874025705474 dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

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  64. http://twitter.com/#!/toddlovessweeps/status/115858964801007616

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  65. The Barista Prima® Colombia K-Cup® Coffee sounds good and I would like to try it. acptuser at hotmail dot com

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  66. Caramel Vanilla Cream is my favorite.
    helenkeeler@comcast.net

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  67. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/helen1949/status/115957031499874304
    helenkeeler@comcast.net

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  68. I'd like to try the Kenyan AA K-Cup Coffee
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  69. http://twitter.com/#!/mbm218/status/115968646488145922
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  70. I looooove Green Mountain's Pumpkin Spice!! kisses4all@hotmail.com

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  71. I want to try their caramel vanilla cream! I think this would be awesome as some iced coffee. sweemorey at gmail dot com

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  72. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Jammie79/status/116188794654425088

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  73. I would love to try Fair Trade Organic Sumatran Reserve Extra Bold K-Cup® Coffee
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    aleq13@gmail.com

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  74. Tweet! https://twitter.com/#!/lexiquin/status/116196015576588288

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  75. I'd like to try the hot chocolate!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  76. i want to try the green mountain blend

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  77. Would love a pumpkin spiced flavor by Green Mountain!

    email: kirahultsman@yahoo.com

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  78. The Fair Trade Wild Mountain Blueberry K-Cup sounds interesting.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  79. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/116691979437481984

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  80. I'd love to try the Caramel Vanilla Cream K-Cups

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  81. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/auntiethesis/status/116773564094484480

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  82. I do drink Green Mountain coffee already and am in love with their blueberry flavor.
    dahbou at gmail dot com

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  83. Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/dahbou/status/116797963203903488
    dahbou at gmail dot com

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  84. Hazelnut is my favorite, but would love to try Pumpkin Spice!
    Jill L
    capecoupons at yahoo.com

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  85. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/capecoupons/status/116910399118516224
    Jill L
    capecoupons at yahoo.com

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  86. I would love to try the following:
    Fair Trade Pumpkin Spice K-Cup® Coffee
    Seasonal Flavors K-Cup® Coffee Tour
    Green Mountain Naturals™ K-Cup® Hot Apple Cider
    Café Escapes® Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa
    Café Escapes® Mocha
    Hot Cocoa K-Cup®
    Café Escapes® Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa
    Café Escapes® Chai Latté
    Bigelow Green Tea Chai and many many more!!! OMG so much to choose from!!!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  87. I tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/116926962131406848
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  88. That blueberry flavor sounds rad! trickypink(at!)yahoo.com

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  89. mssluna02 at gmail dot com
    I'd like to try the Fair Trade Pumpkin Spice! Thanks....

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  90. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/mssluna02/status/116968205876080640

    mssluna02 at gmail dot com

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  91. Glad to see you were impressed with green mountain -- hopefully I can win won on these k-cup machines :)

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  92. the pumpkin spice sounds nice and cozy for fall...

    luckylifepath22@gmail.com

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  93. I think the Fair Trade Organic Sumatran Reserve Extra Bold sounds incredible!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  94. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/117050753956319232

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  95. The hot chocolate sounds great, but I am sure all of the flavors are. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
    Sally
    sally.m.armstrong@gmail.com

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  96. I would like to try the Vermont Country Blend thank you for the Awesome giveaway sweepinbaby@myfairpoint.net

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  97. My favorite Green Mountain KCup is the Pumpkin! I had it last year and I am eagerly awaiting its return this year.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  98. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/hultsy/status/117418349167788032

    kirahultsman@yahoo.com

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  99. I think I would try the Pumpkin Spice.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  100. Would love to try the Jet Fuel Extra Bold Coffee.
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  101. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/117586996511244288
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  102. I would love to try Breakfast Blend.

    ashleyh8584@yahoo.com

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  103. i would love to try the wild mountain berry blueberry i love anything blueberry

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  104. I'd love to try the Green Mountain Hazelnut K-Cup
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  105. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/peg42/status/117661212392689664
    Thanks
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  106. I would like to try the hot apple cider
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  107. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/117660450870665216
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  108. Fair Trade Wild Mountain Blueberry is so mouthwatering, I want to try it now lol
    masugr@yahoo.com

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  109. Tweet! Tweet!http://twitter.com/#!/masugr/status/117694137645535233
    masugr@yahoo.com

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  110. I'd like the Pumpkin Spice Kcup.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  111. https://mobile.twitter.com/luckyduckytoo/status/117698552238571520

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  112. Mitch Roberts
    mcrx2@yahoo.com

    I would love to try the Vanilla Caramel flavor!

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  113. I would love to try the Fair Trade Organic Sumatran Reserve

    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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  114. TWEET http://twitter.com/#!/arniebelle/status/117756750207262720

    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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  115. would love to try emerils blend

    pansyadams@gmail.com

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