10.15.2013

Green Mountain Coffee's "Three Continent Blend", Coupon Codes, Kelly Clarkson and Fair Trade all in One!


This post sponsored in part by Green Mountain Coffee as I was given a product to review through my participation as a BzzAgent.  All opinions are mine and are not influenced by sponsorship.



If you work hard to produce a product you sell to someone, you hope you get a fair price for it.  A price to ensure the time, money, work involved is compensated to you.  That's fair, right?  And that is where we get 'fair' trade.

Coffee like Green Mountain Coffee, that gives coffee bean farmers in communities like Agua Azul in Peru, a fair price for their coffee so they can build their community and provide for their families, while the people purchasing the final product get a great cup of coffee and the chance to have helped make a small difference in the world.  For more information about the benefits of buying Fair Trade Certified coffee you can check out the site; ChooseFairTrade.com.

I was given the chance to try Green Mountain Coffee's new "Three Continent Blend" in k-cup style as well as learning more about Fair Trade Certification through a trip to Peru Green Mountain sponsored with singer-songwriter, Kelly Clarkson.

The coffee package arrived just in time for my afternoon coffee and browsing the news online.  Brewing, the aroma was good - not as strong as I hoped, as I find the scent of freshly brewed coffee to be part of the process of total enjoyment of the blend.  The flavor was fairly light - not heavy or dark.  It reminded me of a coffee I would enjoy with a dessert or perhaps the first early morning coffee.  There was a hint of an aftertaste that I can't describe.  It's not bitter, but it's... something.  I tasted the same in a couple other Green Mountain Coffee's but I can't put a name to the sensation.  In general I found it perfectly acceptable - although I do tend to prefer a darker, more bold flavor and roast.


Green Mountain Coffee and Ms. Clarkson filmed their educational trip to Peru to show first hand, the benefits of Fair Trade.  You can see the experience and learn at the same time thanks to the videos and journals at ChooseFairTrade.com - but the site has so much more!  Not only educational and interesting but you can listen to her original Fair Trade song and even order coffee straight from the site.  

If you decide you want to order the brand new Three Continent Blend coffee or any of their other coffee blends, be sure to use one of these coupon codes to save $2 on a 24 pack of K-cups for your Keurig brewer, Vue packs and/or bagged coffee**.
  • FTBZZ-JYSG32X, 
  • FTBZZ-JYT9H58
  • FTBZZ-JYTJYCR
  • FTBZZ-JYTL8PC
  • FTBZZ-JYV6LFT
Now, each of these codes can only be used once and supplies are limited, so if one doesn't work for you, try another.  It's possible someone already snatched that one before you (remember, the early bird gets the worm!  Or in this case, the coupon for coffee code).  Too late for the coupons?  I've got another treat for Fair Trade fans and Kelly Clarkson fans alike:  Visit the Green Mountain Coffee® Facebook page to enter for a chance to win two tickets to see Kelly perform a special Fair Trade Month concert in New York City.

What if I don't have a Keurig Brewer yet... but want one?  Here is perhaps the biggest savings of this post.  I have coupon codes from Keurig for 50% off select Keurig and Vue Brewers!  They are only good this month (October) and are good for orders through the Keurig.com site.  I can mail you the actual paper coupon or I can send you the coupon code for you to use on their site.  I have no information, guarantees or promises about Keurig, their products or their site - but I am the woman with 20 coupon codes to give out for half price Keurig brewers!  Email me or ask me on Twitter for your code.






**Offer valid for $2 off all boxes of Green Mountain Coffee® Fair Trade K-Cup® packs, Vue® packs, and bagged coffee. Free standard shipping on orders of $45 or more within the contiguous U.S. Offer excludes 80-count value sizes. Enter provided keycode at checkout. Offer valid through 12/8/13 11:59 PM PST, while supplies last. Keycode is not valid with automatic delivery, Cafe Express® auto-ship orders, or previous purchases, cannot be combined with other offers, and is not redeemable for cash.