Disclosure: I am a BzzAgent, which means I was provided with samples of this product to try and review, along with coupons to pass out to my friends, in a word-of-mouth publicity campaign. No monetary compensation was received for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recently, I was accepted into the Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Certified BzzCampaign, and for that, we received two pounds of coffee: one Pumpkin Spice, and one Organic House Blend, Medium Roast.
Rob was really excited to try the Pumpkin Spice. Pretty much, if it's pumpkin, he's a fan - and he was not disappointed. He liked the taste and the smell of this coffee, while I... well, not too much. It just wasn't the right flavor for me.
On the other hand, I really liked the House Blend, which made a rich, satisfyingly flavorful cup of coffee, tasty even before I doctored it up with cream and fake sugar in my usual fashion.
A few factoids for ya:
Fair Trade Certified™ coffee is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. specialty coffee market.
Green Mountain Coffee:
*has the largest selection of Fair Trade Certified™ coffees in the U.S.
*is a division of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., the largest roaster of Fair Trade Certified™ Coffee in the world - purchasing over 106,000,000 pounds of Fair Trade coffee in the past 10 years.
*has been supporting Fair Trade for over a decade, working with Fair Trade USA, a nonprofit third party that certifies and promotes Fair Trade products.
*is the leading brand in K-Cup® portion packs for Keurig® brewers and is also available in ground and whole bean bags (both packages we received were for ground coffee).
*is available nationally in most grocery stores, online at GreenMountainCoffee.com, and in convenience stores, workplaces, college campuses, and restaurants across the country.
In case you needed even more reasons to love this brand, how about this:
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.:
*offsets 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions.
*invests in sustainably grown coffee.
*allocates 5% of its pre-tax profit to socially and environmentally responsible intiatives.
In sum, there are so many of varieties of Green Mountain Coffee® available, so give it a try. It tastes great, is socially responsible, and environmentally ethical. What's not to love?