Giveaway: Vermontitude Gift Basket and Barista Prima Coffeehouse Gift Bag

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by Amber on November 11, 2011

I have this relationship with Green Mountain Coffee. No, I don’t specifically mean the company, though I do have one of those too. What I mean is, for years – long before I was a K-Cup Ambassador, or their recipe developer, the coffee made by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters was my favorite in the world.

I would stop at the Exxon by my house in San Antonio every single morning for a very large cup, especially during Fall – it meant Pumpkin Spice was in season. Long before I fell in love with cooking and baking, long before I considered even having a website, let alone a food blog, my intimate relationship with this coffee was born.

To me, good coffee is as important as good chocolate. Life is too short to waste your pennies on the not good stuff. Green Mountain Coffee, well – it’s just good stuff.

So much of their coffee is Fair Trade. They’re doing everything they can to create an eco-friendly, disposable k-cup portion pack. Their employees go out and volunteer each month on company time. These are all really good things I can get behind, and it just makes the whole love affair more enjoyable for me.

Green Mountain Coffee is based out of Vermont. I wrote about it at length in my Vermontitude post (a term taught to me by Kristen, their original social media maven). A few weeks ago, a bunch of K-Cup Ambassadors got to go to Vermont to see the factory, the train station I wrote about in my original post, visited all our favorite restaurants and got apple cider donuts.. man was I jealous!

I couldn’t go because my mom and dad were visiting. We had a great time together, but I couldn’t help but be a tiny bit sad about missing that Vermont trip.

Can I tell you how nice the people at Green Mountain Coffee and Keurig are? They put together a lovely little basket that represents Vermont from start to finish, and sent it to me since I couldn’t go on the trip.

Not only that, they created a second basket, just for one of you!

Vermontitude Gift Basket from Green Mountain Coffee

  • Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Scoop
  • Lake Champlain Chocolates
  • Assorted Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup portion packs
  • Real Vermont Maple Syrup
  • Fast forward to this week, when I attended a Barista Prima Coffeehouse tasting event with Francesco Sanapo. Francesco is a real life barista – in fact, a two time world champion Barista, who tasted Barista Prima Coffeehouse coffee and agreed to be the spokesperson for said coffee because of how delicious it is. Check out him talking about the coffee below, and teaching you how to taste the different flavors!

    Watch live streaming video from baristaprima at livestream.com

    After the event, we were presented with two gift bags. One for us, and again, one for you!

    Barista Prima Coffeehouse Gift Bag

  • Barista Prima Coffeehouse Barista Apron
  • 18 count Barista Prima French Roast K Cup Portion Pack box
  • Two K Cup Portion Pack Sample Boxes with each of the 4 Barista Prima Flavors
  • Two Barista Prima Coffeehouse Ceramic Mugs
  • Barista Prima Placemat
  • Coffee Flavor Mouse Pad
  • Metal Coffee Tasting Spoons

  • There will be TWO winners for this giveaway. The first winner chosen via random.org will get the Vermontitude Gift Basket. The second winner will get the Barista Prima Coffeehouse Gift Bag

    Wanna win all that Vermont swag OR Barista Prima Coffeehouse Swag?

    Here’s what you have to do:

  • Leave a comment on this entry. Tell me something nice. About anything at all.

    To get extra entries, you can:

  • Follow @GreenMtnCoffee @BaristaPrima and @BluebonnetBaker on Twitter. Tweet the following phrase:

    I just entered to win coffee swag from @GreenMtnCoffee @BaristaPrima and @BluebonnetBaker! http://su.pr/1VzWvV #giveaway #coffee

    You must leave a comment here telling me you tweeted.

  • Follow Green Mountain Coffee on Facebook. Leave a comment here telling me you did so.
  • Follow Barista Prima Coffeehouse on Facebook. Leave a comment here telling me you did so.
  • Follow Bluebonnets & Brownies on Facebook. Leave a comment here telling me you did so.

    This giveaway is provided to you by Green Mountain Coffee and Barista Prima Coffeehouse. I was provided the gift baskets by Green Mountain Coffee and Barista Prima free of charge, however, I was not compensated for this post. All opinions about Green Mountain Coffee and Barista Prima are my own.

    The Barista Prima Coffeehouse gift bag will ship directly from me. The Vermontitude Gift Basket will ship directly from Green Mountain Coffee.

    Contest ends 11/18 at 8 a.m. EST. Winners will be chosen from the comments on that day via Random Number Generator. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to contact email or a new winner will be chosen.

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