Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Local Coffee Giveaway!

This is extremely long overdue. I had been planning to do this late February/early March in the midst of the dark days challenge but life happens, and sometimes I lose the motivation to post. Better late then never!
I am going to be giving away 2 mixed boxes of some delicious and wonderful local coffee. Here is some information from the roasters as well as the varieties I will be giving away:

New Harvest Coffee Roasters - New Harvest calls Pawtucket. RI home. They were founded in 2000 they roast beans and educate coffee consumers and fans five days a week. Their active and entertaining blog can be found here. New Harvest has generously provided samples of the following coffees: Costa Rica Lourdes(Rainforest Alliance Certified), El Salvador 'Optimismo', and Ethiopia Yirgacheffe (Organic & Fair Trade)
Dean's Beans - Dean's Beans has been roasting 100% Fair Trade & Organic certified coffee's in Orange, MA for a number of years. Their commitment to sustainability and fair trade is a foundation of their business model. Dean's Beans has provided samples of the following coffee's: Uprising, Marrakesh Express, Italian Espresso Roast, Sumatran French Roast, Peruvian, and Peruvian French Roast Decaf. Please note all of the coffee from Dean's Beans is ground, not whole bean.
Black Bear Micro Roastery - The Black Bear Micro Roastery is a small operation out of Center Tuftonboro, NH. They bring a combination of love, science, and dedication to the art of coffee roasting. They have also been involved in a bit of copyright litigation with coffee giant Starbucks. For some background information about the case follow this link. Black Bear sent down samples of their Guatemalan roast and Hibernation Blend.
Barrington Coffee Roasting Company - The Barrington Coffee Roasting Company roasts all their beans in small batches in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Since 1993 they have strived to produce quality, sustainable and equitably roasted coffee. They sent over their Colombian Don Telmo Reserva & Ethiopian Nekisse Micro Selection One. Of note: The Ethiopian Nekisse won a 2011 Good Food Award, and in May 2010 Coffee Review gave them a total score of 93.

All the coffee was generously donated from the roasters. As much as I love coffee and would love to keep all this to myself I was sent the coffee under the guise of giving it away, and that is what I am doing!!
Here is a picture of the coffee haul that is going to be randomly split up and sent out for 2 lucky winners:
The details:
Email me at with the subject line: coffee giveaway.
In the body of the email please include your full name and location. 1 entry per person. On Sunday May 29th I will pick 2 winners from the emails I receive and will send out their coffee on Tuesday May 31st.

Please pass along the giveaway details to anyone who might be interested!!


meemsnyc said...

What an awesome giveaway.

Lemonade said...

My local coffee shop serves Dean's Beans. Great flavor!