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Great Coffee, Good Vibes and a Giveaway #FairTrade

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As an ambassador for Green Mountain Coffee there are so many benefits. Sure, being a coffee lover – getting to work with one of the countries best coffee companies is awesome. New flavors, insight into how it all works and more. But, sometimes it’s about more than just coffee.

Green Mountain Coffee Roaster, Inc was one of the very first roasters to sell Fair Trade Certified coffee. And now they offer one of the largest selection of Fair Trade coffees in the country. And to add to that – GMCR was also confirmed as the world’s largest purchaser of Fair Trade coffee by Fair Trade USA.

Pumpkin Spice – If you ask coffee lovers what flavor they look forward to this time of year, most will say Pumpkin! GMCR’s Pumpkin Spice offers you fresh pumpkin pie in a cup. Warm and creamy, both the spices and the sweetness are subtle yet delicious. This is a limited edition flavor – so get it while you can! Buy Now

Colombian Fair Trade Select – This light, flavorful brew is a celebration of taste. Starting with aromas that remind you of apricot jam then flooding your taste buds with a hint of green apples and raisins. Is that walnut I taste? Buy Now

Sumatran Reserve Organic Extra Bold – For the strong coffee lover, this roast is deep and deliciously dark, offering a sweet mix of brown sugar and spice. This is the perfect cup for a cold early morning that will wake you up and get you moving. Buy Now

So what IS Fair Trade?

green mountain coffee fairtradeBuying Fair Trade goods, including coffee, ensures that workers in 70 countries are paid fairly for their work, given safe working conditions and also access to healthcare and education. Fair Trade companies also pay higher prices for organic crops, giving incentives to food producers to increase the availability of organic foods and beverages here in the United States. Even better – producers are taught how to implement sustainable farming and agrochemicals and GMOs are strictly prohibited.

Green Mountain Coffee is extending their selection of Fair Trade Certified beverages with Pumpkin SpiceColombian Fair Trade Select, and Sumatran Reserve Organic.

green mountain coffee fair trade certified

GMCR has also teamed up with musicians Grace Potter and Michael Franti for an awareness program called “Great Coffee, Good Vibes, Pass It On” to celebrate and encourage Fair Trade. Earlier this year GMCR sent Grace to Columbia and Michael to Sumatra so they could get a first-hand experience with the difference Fair Trade makes in the lives of workers around the world.

You can see more videos and get information on Fair Trade at the Green Mountain Coffee Facebook page.


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The Prize: One (1) RJC Reader will win a Keurig Mini Plus Brewer (Orange) and a pack of Pumpkin Spice K-Cups! (Est. Retail Value: $120.00)

Details: Giveaway ends December 1, 2012 @ 11:59 PM EST. US Residents, 18+ Only. Winner will be notified by email provided at time of entry and have 48 hours to reply and claim prize or a new winner will be selected. Prizing courtesy of and fulfilled by Green Mountain Coffee.

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  1. Sherrie C.
    November 17, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I would love to try Newman’s Special Blend Extra Bold K-Cup® Coffee.


  2. Jenn S.
    November 17, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I would love to try the Wild Mountain Blueberry® K-Cup® Coffee.

  3. Sophie Kovatch
    November 17, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Can only imagine enjoying a delicious cup of Pumpkin Spice coffee on a fall chilly morning! What a way to start the ay!

  4. Ashley Tucker
    November 17, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Fair Trade Our Blend

  5. Ron L.
    November 17, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Gingerbread coffee K-Cup

  6. Carmen S.
    November 17, 2012 at 9:57 am

    The Gingerbread Coffee sounds delicious :) The Pumpkin Spice is also delicious, my favorite fall blend of theirs :)

  7. Eloise Carlson
    November 17, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I would love to try the Spicy Eggnog or the Gingerbread K Cups. Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!


  8. Lauren Collins
    November 17, 2012 at 11:03 am

    The vanilla chai and spicy eggnog sound delicious!!

  9. D Schmidt
    November 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I would love to try Green Mountain Coffee®
    Spicy Eggnog K-Cup® Coffee

  10. Elena
    November 17, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Wild Mountain Blueberry

  11. Amber Louchart
    November 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Gingerbread sounds awesome!!

  12. Nicole
    November 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    the focus blend sounds interesting.

  13. Jennifer Rote
    November 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Green Mountain Fair Trade Our Blend K-Cup® Coffee.

  14. denise washburn
    November 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    This coffee maker is sooo absolutely cute!

  15. denise washburn
    November 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Definitely would want Cafe escapes

  16. Corey
    November 17, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    The spicy eggnog sounds delicious!

  17. Daniella
    November 17, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Gingerbread coffee sounds nice

  18. Tina M
    November 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Wild Mountain Blueberry

  19. November 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I would like to try the Wild Mountain Blueberry® K-Cup® Coffee

  20. Marti Parks
    November 17, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I’d like to try the Green Mountain Hazelnut.

  21. Louis Huffmire
    November 18, 2012 at 12:12 am

    I love the Colombian Fair Trade Select K-Cup® Coffee

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  22. Lena Naef
    November 18, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Gingerbread coffee sounds great!

  23. November 18, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Newman’s Special Blend Extra Bold K-Cup® Coffee – 80 ct.

  24. Tabathia B
    November 18, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    the gingerbread and the Nicaraguan Fair Trade Organic K-Cup® Coffee

  25. Jennifer Roberts
    November 18, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I would like to try the Newman’s Own Special Decaf

  26. Michele P
    November 18, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    we would like to try the Colombian Fair Trade Select K-Cup coffee

  27. Elisabeth
    November 19, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I’d like to try the Tree Hugger K-Cups!

  28. Stephanie
    November 21, 2012 at 8:32 am

    I would love to try the Gloria Jean’s Hazlenut kcups! Mmmm….

  29. November 21, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I’d love to try the Gloria Jean’s French Vanilla.

  30. November 22, 2012 at 7:17 am

    The green mountain gingerbread!

  31. Christine
    November 23, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    I would like to try the Rio Blend K-Cup Pack.
    Thanks for the chance!

  32. Katrina
    November 25, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I’d love to try the Kahlua, the French Vanilla, and the Pumpkin. Yum!

  33. Michelle S.
    November 25, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    The Lake & Lodge K-Cup Coffee

  34. Tracy Robertson
    November 26, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I want to try the Eight O’ Clock Original K-Cup! It’s sold out right now, but hopefully they will get more in stock.

  35. November 27, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Love that they have a variety pack of Decaf coffees and would also like to try the Pumpkin and Gingerbread!

  36. Sadie
    November 27, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Gingerbread coffee K-Cup for me

  37. Thomas Murphy
    November 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I want to try Wild Mountain Blueberry

  38. November 29, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Definitely the Kenya AA – my husband likes a strong cup of coffee and the one I used to get him was Africa Kitamu – they no longer make it.

  39. ashley
    November 29, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Nantucket Blend® Iced Coffee K-Cup® Pack

  40. December 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I want to try the Vanilla Chai K-Cup® Pack!

  41. MeganG
    December 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    An organic fair trade coffee for me – Newman’s Special Blend Extra Bold!

  42. Valerie C.
    December 1, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice coffee :)

  43. Christina Brundick
    December 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    milk chocolate hot cocoa