Coffee Break {A Giveaway}

Now that I’m back in the workforce my love of java has grown even greater.

coffee barWhen you read my recaps from now, on you can assume I had at least one (big!) cup of coffee a day, even if I don’t always blog about it.

DSC06233I was recently sent a new type of coffee to review.  This post is so that I can share my thoughts on it… and share the love with you guys!

DSC06168Please note – I was sent the coffee free of charge.  The company is also providing another bag for me to share with one of you.  I was not provided additional compensation for this post.

The Cafe Amani coffee is a blend of Fair Trade beans from Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Costa Rica.  It was delicious: roasty but smooth.  The coffee came with a gorgeously printed handmade bag (which I’m actually using to store tea bags, don’t tell the beans!) and a cute, little wooden coffee scoop.

DSC06167My only complaint about this product is that it only comes in whole bean form and not grounds.  I don’t have a coffee grinder at home so we had to sneakily use one that the grocery store and I felt like a criminal idiot.

World Vision sent me the coffee because they asked me to blog about their gift catalog.  Here is a quick video that explains how the gift catalog works –

Basically, you can do something nice for the world in a loved one’s name.  Like provide a goat and 2 chickens ($100) to a hungry family in Grandma’s name or send 5 ducks ($35) in Uncle Bob’s.

The catalog also has options for buying a tangible good for your loved ones while knowing that the proceeds from the sale will directly help children and families in urgent need.  The following are three options that they’ve put together for the foodies in your life –

  •  “Prosperity” Cinnamon Box – Vietnam’s renowned sweet cinnamon is a renewable resource collected from the Cassia tree by skilled artisans. It is presented in a beautifully carved cinnamon bark box that bears a common Asian character for prosperity.
  •  Hand-Carved Serving Spoons – this beautiful set of two hand-carved olivewood serving spoons is delivered in a hand-sewn gift bag of African fabric and can be used as a decoration or for serving.
  •  The Fair-Trade Coffee Set – includes whole bean coffee from Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Costa Rica blended by and is delivered in a bag hand-sewn by local women with a hand-carved olivewood scoop.  <— this is what I was sent

FYI – The One Cup Project is a partnership between Seattle-based Silver Cup Coffee and World Vision.  For every bag of coffee purchased at, a $2+ donation is sent to World Vision.  That donation is then multiplied 5x by matching grant partners.  This means that when you buy a bag of coffee, a sum equal to the total purchase price goes to fund the work that World Vision does in Africa.

Now for the giveaway.

I am giving away one Fair-Trade Coffee Set to one lucky reader.  For a chance to win, just leave a comment on this post by 2 pm on Saturday, December 8th.

10 thoughts on “Coffee Break {A Giveaway}

    • Lol, I almost didn’t admit to it but then it made the whole thing feel even more dirty! 🙂

      On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 12:19 PM, Eating Chalk

  1. COOL giveaway! I actually never thought of grinding my coffee beans at the store. I always borrow my neighbor’s grinder. She hinted she’s giving me one for Christmas 😉

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  3. Ooooooo. Seeing as how a stay at home mom has no income it would be nice to gift a real gift to my hubby instead of homemade ones 🙂

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