Monday, October 8, 2012

Celebrate Fair Trade Month with Green Mountain Coffee {Fair Trade Certified Coffee & K-Cups Giveaway}

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More often than not, we choose to purchase our food products based on things like cost, flavor, ingredients, health consciousness, and more.

But, in reality, there are more factors that should be taken into account, namely where did this come from? And, more importantly, how did it get here and how was the farmer, grower or producer treated? As much as we would all like to think that our food came from the sunny, idyllic farms filled with laughing children that we see in television commercials, that's sadly not the case.

Fortunately, there are brands that make it possible to buy an amazing product while also being proud to support their business. And that's where Green Mountain Coffee comes in, as they are dedicated to providing the richest aroma and flavor and the highest quality coffee experience while continuing to be a leader in the fair trade movement.

Green Mountain Coffee

October is Fair Trade Month and for more than a decade, Green Mountain Coffee has been providing a better cup of coffee to consumers and a better quality of life for coffee farmers. Still, only one in three consumers are aware of what fair trade is all about – that a simple purchasing decision can help improve the lives of people around the world.

So, to celebrate Fair Trade Month, Green Mountain Coffee and acclaimed musicians Grace Potter and Michael Franti have teamed up as part of Great Coffee, Good Vibes, Pass It On, a campaign designed to increase awareness for fair trade and the positive impact it has on farmers all over the world.

Green Mountain performances

As part of the campaign, earlier this year Green Mountain Coffee took Grace Potter to Colombia and Michael Franti to Sumatra to experience firsthand why fair trade means better coffee for you and a better life for farmers as it positively impacts the lives of each farmer and their family.

"During my trip to Colombia, I didn’t just meet the coffee farmers, I met their children and their families," said Potter. "Fair trade has truly brought a better quality of life to farming communities, from access to education to community development, and meeting with these people really opened my eyes to the impact fair trade has had on their lives."

Fans can view photos and videos from Potter and Franti's trips to Colombia and Sumatra by logging on to the Green Mountain Coffee Facebook page. You then have the chance to receive samples or coupons... and be sure to watch Franti's video so that you can enter for a chance to win a trip of your own for two to Costa Rica!

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To take things even further and "raise the volume" on fair trade and this awareness campaign, Potter and Franti will each give exclusive, solo, live-streamed performances that you're not going to want to miss. Simply tune in on Facebook on October 9 at 9pm EST to see Grace Potter live in concert and on October 24 at 10:30pm EST to see Michael Franti.

Fair Trade Certified
It is no secret that Green Mountain Coffee travels the globe to purchase the finest coffees, batch roast them to peak flavor, and vacuum package them fresh for your enjoyment.

But as well as investing in a better cup of coffee, your purchase will help ensure that farmers get a fair price for their beans, working conditions are improved, and farming communities can be developed with new schools, roads, health clinics and safer drinking water.

Aren't those all things that we are happy to support? I don't know about you, but finding coffee that tastes good while doing good makes it just all that much better.

Thanks to the generosity of Green Mountain Coffee, one person is soon going to have a reason to love their cup of coffee a little bit more as well, because...

One lucky person will win one bag of Fair Trade Certified Green Mountain Coffee and one box of K-cups in their choice of Sumatran, Colombian or Pumpkin Spice blend!

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(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

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A big thank you to Green Mountain Coffee for providing product for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Ally said...

I love the fair trade aspect and I love the flavour. Unlike SOME brands, it's never over roasted!

Evelyn Damptey said...

I have tried the brand and I like their breakfast blend

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Rich said...

i have and I just had "regular" coffee (a medium roast)

B. Wilson said...

I;ve never tried. I'd like a decaf medium roast.

freddie said...

I have tried Green Mountain Nantuket blend and really liked it. Debbie Welchert dwelchert@yahoo.com

mar said...

I have not tried Green Mountain yet and I would love to!

K. Geller said...

I used to drink this at work all the time. I like their breakfast blend.

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I've tried it in the past, I like the vanilla coffee.

Barbara Montag said...

No I haven't tried Green Mountain coffee yet.
I'd like to because I hear it's so good.
Thank you.

BethElderton said...

I like the Italian Roast
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aperry said...

love to try any fair trade products

Allyson Bossie said...

I haven't yet tried this brand, but I absolutely love that they are fair trade so I would like to try them
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Crystal said...

I like their Fair Trade Wild Mountain Blueberry k-cups!
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Candice said...

I have tried a couple of varieties. I love how delicious and easy to make it is.

john said...

I have never purchased

kellycurtis@rocketmail.com said...

i have not tried it but would really love to still have not found a coffee i really can say i love
kelly willis
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Rita M said...

I'm not a coffee drinker myself, but I have purchased Green Mountain Coffee for my son-in-law & he really likes it.

Darlene said...

I have never tried Green Mountain but would love to try it as we one to try all flavors.

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

One of my favorites is their Wild Mountain Blueberry k-cup.

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Anonymous said...

Never tried it, but the pumpkin spice looks yummy!!!

JC said...

I like green mountain breakfast blend.

Bekah Kuczenski said...

We love our green mountain k-cups! My favorite is the breakfast blend!

connie said...

ive never tried it but wood like 2

melissa griffith said...

I've never tried it, but it seems to be a popular brand and I have some friends who like it.

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julie c said...

I'm not a coffee drinker but hubby is so I would say that we would like to try the regular flavor.

Jerri Davis said...

I have tried their Cocoa and its great would like to try their French Roast Coffee. Thank you. Jerri Davis

Mrs. Bacon said...

I tried the pumpkin spice the other day at a friends house. I want some baddddddd.

wigget said...

i tried it once and i like it's smoothness

cbowlingtn said...

I drink the Breakfast Blend every morning

ann said...

No I havent had the opportunity to try their coffee yet but I would like to try the Breakfast Blend

carole said...

have tried it and like the breakfast blend....just opened a new box

apple blossom said...

never tried it but love coffee and pumpkin spice sounds nice

Mudpiesandtiaras said...

I want the Italian roast or breakfast blend

Fibro Fog and More... said...

I have never tried the Green Mountain Coffee, but I would sure like to!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Sonya Sanderson said...

LOVE Green Mt Coffee! Favorite flavor is Rain Forest Nut.

Brittany said...

I've never tried it but I want to b/c I've heard a lot of good things about it.

kyonac1 said...

I love breakfast blend decaf.

Stacy said...

I love the Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice K-Cups! When they come out every year I buy a few extra boxes so I can drink it all year, not just in the fall.

Andrea said...

I like the Green Mountain Our Blend K-cups.

bettycd said...

love Green Mountain Coffee - They offer a wide variety of Kcups and also put out Limited Edition flavors on a seasonal basis. When I stepped up our game and brought the Keurig home, it allowed everyone to have their choice instead of whatever was in the 'pot'. Green Mountain seasonal varieties are wonderful - I'd be thrilled to receive the the most excellent Pumpkin Spice blend

Connie Gruning said...

I actually just bought a Pumpkin Spice over the weekend from Green Mountain and it's FABULOUS!!! YUM!!! I plan to go back and stock up a couple more boxes!

Connie Gruning said...

I actually just bought a Pumpkin Spice over the weekend from Green Mountain and it's FABULOUS!!! YUM!!! I plan to go back and stock up a couple more boxes!

Beth @ TheAngelForever said...

Love their coffee and enjoy the Pumpkin Spice in the fall.

Linda W. said...

I have never had it but would love to try the pumpkin spice!

jessica said...

I've tried it before and I love pumpkin spice! Ive been having some serious addiction issues to pumpkin spice! :)

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agatewood1 said...

yes we love green mountain. our favorite is double black diamond! thanks for the giveaway!

KJ Skib said...

I love Green Mountain Coffee. It has come in many different blends in the variety K-cups I buy through Amazon. I am interested in trying the Pumpkin Spice.

Mya Murphy said...

Never tried, but I'm a coffee addict!!! myamurphy@mail.com

Katie Kondek said...

I have never tried this coffee. I would love to try it because it is fair trade - that is a great attribute in this day and age to have.
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Lo said...

I haven't tried it, but pumpkin spice is always my favorite flavor. :-)

Jenny Stanek said...

I have never tried any, but I woud like to because everyone says they're amazing!!

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Domestic Diva said...

I haven't tried it, but i would like to.

Amanda said...

I haven't tried it, but my friends say it's great!
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Heather R said...

I like the Green Mountain Coffee Black Magic k cups!

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Chelsea said...

I've never tried it but would love to because I would love to support people in need and I LOVE LOVE LOVE coffee!

Anonymous said...

I have not tried it but I would like totry it. rkmarsh at aoldotcom

Carrie Phelps said...

My son was born in Vermont so I spent many years there, fell in love with their coffee and have been a fan since. My favorite is the Breakfast Blend.

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I have never tried it but would like it b/c it is fair trade.
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Kayla said...

I have never tried it, but the Pumpkin Spice flavor sounds great!

Ann Fantom said...

Yes, I like Green Mountain Coffee's Fair Trade Organic French Roast coffee.

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clc408 said...

I have tried Green Mountain Breakfast Blend and liked it a lot.

rachel b. said...

we drank the brew over ice over the summer and sometimes buy the vanilla & hazelnut

kellyr78 said...

I like the Caramel Vanilla Green Mountain Coffee with a little bit of almond milk
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Growl Tiger said...

I would love to try the pumpkin spice blend. I've tried their breakfast blend. I liked it.

chris z said...

i havent tried it i would like to try Caramel Vanilla Cream K-Cup® Coffee

Mare said...

Haven't tried it yet but would love to try caramel vanilla.

Ledford Land said...

I like the Breakfast Blend!

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Alicia said...

I just started drinking coffee, so I'm trying them all! I've heard Green Mountain is good but haven't tried it yet

Sherry Compton said...

My husband loves his coffee, but we have never tried this one before.

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Laurel said...

I love the flavors of Green Mountain! I think my favorite would be Caramel Vanilla Cream.

Frugalista Mama said...

I have tried it and like it is a little more affordable than some other quality brands.

jcwega27 said...

not yet
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melsywsou said...

I had them before, but I don't remember what flavor

sweepmom said...

I have not tried it. I want to win for my husband.

mahnrafjtb said...

I live in Vermont so yes I have tried Green Mountain Coffee. Right now I am drinking their chai tea flavors and due to cold mornings, hot chocolate.

flairshare said...

Yes, I have tried several different Green Mountain K cups. They all have been good but I think I like the Vanilla flavor the best.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

I have tried it and liked it. I tried the kcup but cannot remember which flavor
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AmandaG said...

I have Green Mountain coffee for my Keurig and my husband and I absolutely love it for its rich flavor and affordable price. I think my favorite would have to be the Vanilla Cream Latte, but it's a hard choice to make, haha.

Anonymous said...

I'll try it

CherylS22 said...

I've never tried Green Mountain coffee. I'd like to try it because I've heard nothing but good things about this coffee on various blogs that I visit.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Bellinghamster said...

I haven't tried but would like to. Love the idea of fair trade.

Peter Schott said...

We get Green Mountain in K-Cups and I usually like their blends. Not sure which is my favorite, though.

LesleyfromWI said...

I have had Green Mountain and I prefer the Breakfast Blend

Kathy Davis said...

I am not a coffee drinker, but my husband is. We have not bought this brand before. We live in a small town that doesn't provide such products. Joe would love the Colombian coffee though.
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adrienne warren said...

it's one of my favorite brands. My guy went out and bought me a larger coffee pot to keep up with my habbit.

Shannon said...

I have never tried it but I'm addicted to coffee so I just know I would love it!

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

Yes I have! I would love to try the pumpkin...yummmm

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Dave said...

I have tried their hazelnut decaf kcups and they are great

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Jennifer said...

I've never tried it but I've heard it's good

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Anonymous said...

I've like green mountain breakfast blend.
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myfolly said...

I've never tried it. I've heard so many great things about so I'd like to try it.

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rubyredsquirt said...

I've tried Green Mountain Coffee. My favorite flavor is blueberry.

Jennifer said...

I like Green Mountain's vanilla iced coffee kcups.

Jean said...

I haven't tried it yet

Luvdaylilies said...

Just getting a Keurig so haven't tried it yet but I would love to try the Pumpkin Spice=)
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Anonymous said...

I like the pumpkin spice flavor
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Kelly Massman said...

i have tried it at work; i thought it was great!

Jenee-O-Rama said...

I haven't tried it but would really like to.

ashley said...

I like the Nantucket blend!

Michelle said...

I would like to try the Pumpkin Spice.

Jessyca said...

I have never tried this brand, so since I havent, that is a good reason why I would like to. Thanks for the chance.

sandra d said...

love to try new stuff

Tammy1409 said...

I have tried Green Mountain and enjoyed it. I would love to try the Pumpkin Spice flavor.

Ashley said...

Their french vanilla is my favorite!

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puye said...

I have not tried Green Mountain yet and I would love to
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Kristy Thiel said...

green mountain coffee is one of my favorite brands! I love the caramel vanilla cream flavor ;)

Terri P said...

I'd love to try the Wild Mountain Blueberry

http://www.greenmountaincoffee.com/Coffee/WildMountainBlueberry

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Are We There Yet! said...

My Hubs loves the plain ole decaf in the Green Mountain

Mo 'Betta said...

Yes, I love their coffees....just bought a pack of Wild Mountain Blueberry yesterday!

Heather said...

Truthfully, never tried it. I like that it is fair trade.

Stephanie said...

I've never tried it before but I've heard amazing reviews on it! I'd love to try it out, I'm pretty addicted to my coffee!

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Ciara B. said...

i haven't tried it yet

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sunflowerally22 said...

LOVE Green Mountain Coffee!!! Blueberry and Pumpkin Spice are my favorites!!!

Jan Lee said...

I've never tried their coffee but my friends say it's great so I'd love to try some!

Sarah said...

I haven't tried it yet but would like to since it's fair trade certified.

llinda29 said...

never tried it would like to see how good it is

darce said...

I've not tried this brand before. I always choose organic and fair trade coffee.

Carrie said...

I love their blueberry flavor!!

Elizabeth said...

I have tried it and liked the smooth flavor of their medium roast.

lyndsey said...

i've never tried it

Jess said...

I would love to try this!

petchk79 said...

I would love to try this coffee it sounds amazing and I have heard good things about it!

sue said...

I have tried it, and the flavor is great! Thanks for the chance.

JCR said...

I would love to try it, especially since it is Fair Trade.

Allison Downes said...

I have tried their Hazelnut coffee and loved it! Thanks for the great giveawaY!

Brutus Duffy said...

I've always wanted to try Green mountain Coffee but never have. I haven't bought coffee in a while-usually drink in the winter months.

smilekisses said...

I have not tried Green Mountain Coffee but would love to because I have been seeing it everywhere.
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coriwestphal said...

I haven't tried it, but I'd like to because I know it's high quality and fair trade!

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Joseph Gersch said...

never tried it

tara1965 said...

love the nantucket blend

April said...

I love Green Mountain coffee! It tastes good and they use fair trade coffee.

Theresa said...

My fiance only drinks Green Mountain!

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Romapr said...

I haven't ever tried it yet but my friend says it is really good so now I want to :). Thanks!

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Heather! said...

I haven't tried their coffees yet, but I'd like to try their Pumpkin Spice! Sounds delicious.

Thanks!
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casaflamingos said...

have heard a lot about it from my friends and would love to try

Ashley Morrow said...

I have tried Green Mountain Coffee, and I like their Breakfast Blend flavor.

Anonymous said...

I have tried the Nantucket Blend
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luckynordberg said...

Love their flavored coffees because unlike many others, they flavors aren't overpowering or fake tasting!

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Ashley T. said...

I've never tried it but definitely want to try pumpkin spice!!

lilyk said...

I would like to try Green Mountain Coffee because it sounds very tasty!

Running In Boise said...

I have tried before but it was a long time ago. The pumpkin spice is something I want to try.

*Mirage* said...

Tried the Caramel Vanilla Cream this week and it's pretty good!

Cindy Merrill said...

Have not tried Green Mountain coffee, but I'd be interested in the Regular/House Decaf Blend
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Jeanine said...

I've tried the Pumpkin Spice at my daughter's and it's delicious!!

r said...

I LOVE Green mountain coffee... I haven't had it in a while, but I would love to start again.

Some Lucky Dog said...

We like Green Mountain Breakfast Blend

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Anonymous said...

I've tried the French Vanilla and want to try Pumpkin Spice.

MB Isaac said...

I have not tried it - I would love to try the Italian Roast

Kelly Blackwell said...

I love Green Mountain coffee. I have three no four favorites. I love Blueberry (I have a standing order), coconut (it is seasonal so I only get it on occasion, and I am crazy about pecan. I hear their egg nog flavor is yummy too. Thank you for the giveaway.

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polly said...

i have never tied their coffee but like the variety of flavors they offer

Amy L said...

I've never tried Green Mountain coffee, but I would like to because it's a Fair Trade product, and they have several varieties that sound good to me.

KD { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

I have tried their coffee but not the pumpkin spice.

MizVickik said...

I haven't tried it, but I'd like to because it sounds good.
Miz Vickik

Erika P. said...

I like the Hazelnut decaf, the flavor is great.

Leann said...

I have not tried the coffees, but I have tried the their apple cider k cups! chefl@swbell.net

Catherine said...

I haven't tried it, but I would love to.

Lana Bradstream said...

I have not tried it, yet.

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ky2here said...

I have tried Green Mountain but they're all gone and I don't remember the exact blend. The green color on the K-cup made guests think it was decaf.

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Kelsea Eaton said...

Yes I have tried it! I am actually working on a box of the pumpkin spice..it is my new favorite. Too bad its limited edition...

Patricia Proctor said...

I am working on my 4th box of pumpkin spice! I love it.

calvad said...

I love Green Mountain Coffee. My favorite is the Nantucket Breakfast Blend.

Ilyssa said...

I love their coffee... anything with a dark roast! Yum!

Allison said...

yes, i really enjoy the flavor of green mountain coffee

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wrightfunds said...

I have yet to try it but would love to. sounds scrumptious!

Andrea Byrne said...

I have tried it! Green Mountain Coffee Roasters factory is only 15 minutes from me!

KPort207 said...

Nantucket Breakfast Blend is my favorite

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Cheryl Chervitz said...

We haven't tried it yet, but my hubby would love to their Hazelnut flavor.


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I have had Green Mountain before, and I love how smooth and not-bitter it is.

cjabdelnour said...

I have had it before and love the blueberry.Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

kathy pease said...

yes I have tried it and I love the Wild Mountain Blueberry it tastes delicious

Nicole said...

I love Green Mountain coffee! I love Pumpkin Spice and Wild Mountain Blueberry

Cynthia Ravenshaw said...

I love the donut shop coffee. It is good tasting and I feel good buying it.

Marysa said...

Before I was a SAHM, my office had a k-cup machine with green mountain coffee, which was really good! I would love to win this one because my husband just bought a coffee machine.
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Marianna said...

I have tried it and the island coconut and blueberry coffees were my favorite!

FIBERONE said...

I have not tried Green Mountain coffe, but I would like to try it because it sounds good. I would like to try the Columbian coffee.

Tanya Bartlett said...

I've tried it and my favorite flavor is the Pumpkin Spice

amber warfield said...

I have tried it before. I really like the Breakfast Blend the best.

Jodi said...

Yes, I have tried it and really like the breakfast blend.

Angela Marion said...

I have tried Green Mountain, and really like the Vermont Blend!

nightowl said...

I have never tried Green Mountain Coffee but would love to because I have heard from friends it tastes good.
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ferriz said...

yup tried and loved. great flavor.

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mail4rosey said...

I have tried many flavors of Green Mountain, and Nantucket is my favorite.

Caryn said...

I've never tried it but love that it's certified fair trade. I'm sure it's delicious

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natalie machowski said...

I have never tried the brand but I would love to.

Katherine said...

LOVE green mountain blueberry coffee

Young in TX said...

Green Mountain Coffee is the best!

Darlene ysaguirre said...

I have yet to try this brandbut im always open to giving new brands a try..looks like they have some great flavors

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Whitney L. said...

My favorite Green Mountain K Cup is French Toast.

vera p. said...

I have tried their breakfast blend and it was good.

Marie said...

I have never tried Green Mountain, but because it is certified fair trade I would like to very much!

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kristyn said...

I haven't tried Green Mountain Coffee, but my hubby loves it, so I'd like to see what all the fuss is about!

Tiffany Hester said...

I have tried green mountain many times and I love the rich, bold flavor of it

Jennifer said...

I have never tried it, but since I love a good cup in the morning, I'd be interesting in testing it out.

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ChefMinnieMouse said...

I love Green Mountain! I am enjoying a cup of Wild Mountain Blueberry right now!

Debra said...

i've never tried it but i love coffee

Michele P. said...

we have a Keurig at work and all we buy is Green Mountain coffee... my fave right now is the Pumpkin Spice flavor.

Nicole D. said...

I tried their French Vanilla coffe, and it was very tasty!

ltlbitone said...

I have not tried it yet, but I hear about it all the time and would love the chance

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