Grounds For Change Coffee GIVEAWAY!!




Grounds for Change is a family owned and operated coffee roasting business located in the Pacific Northwest . They roast their 100% Fair Trade, Organic coffee in small batches to ensure that you receive the freshest coffee possible.

Grounds for Change Coffee-

  • Certified Organic Coffee
    Organic coffee is grown without the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers, thereby assuring the health of the soil, forest and farmers. All of the coffee we roast is certified organic coffee.

  • Certified Fair Trade Coffee
    Fair trade coffee gives farmers a better standard of living and producer cooperatives are guaranteed a minimum fair price for their crop. All of the coffee we roast is Fair Trade Certified coffee.

  • Shade Grown Coffee
    Shade grown coffee protects migratory bird habitat, reduces clear-cutting in tropical rainforests, promotes biodiversity and enhances flavor.

  • CarbonFree® Certified Coffee
    To get a product certified CarbonFree®, a company must submit the item for a detailed Life Cycle Analysis, a third-party process that formally scrutinizes the carbon emissions associated with every step in production. The resulting analysis accounts for and offsets all carbon dioxide emissions, in our case, starting with a coffee plant and ending with an empty bag of coffee.

  • Wholesale Coffee Program
    Grounds for Change is proud to offer a unique coffee wholesale program for our Organic, Fair Trade coffee that is geared towards independent cafes.
That's pretty impressive. Makes you wonder what the big brand main stream coffee's are not doing to be sustainable, fair and responsible.

I love products that make you feel good to use them - it's how it should be. Products that do no harm like Grounds For Change.

I got to try the 3-pack Sampler. It was fun to choose the coffee although a bit tough to do, as they all sounded really good. I ended up choosing Nordic blend, Espresso blend, and the 2009 Holiday Blend. My favorite is the 2009 Holiday Blend, but I'm very happy with all my selections.

I like an X-bold cup of coffee light sugar & milk. My Grounds for Change coffee selections all make a really good flavored cup off coffee - just how I like it. Each coffee having it's own subtle characteristics that are unique to that blend.

Selecting a coffee from Grounds of Change is almost like selecting wine - along with a detailed description of the flavor and region, you are given a flavor profile which gives you a detailed description of the roast, aroma, body, and brightness. You leave feeling a little more enlightened about coffee and really excited to try your selections!

Everything is custom - you even select the grind - whole bean, french press, metal filter, paper filter, or espresso grind.

I'm having a cup right now as a matter of fact, and I'm running low so lets get to the fun part.

BUY IT:

You can purchase Grounds for Change at their site where you can find all their coffee blends, teas, chocolate, gifts, accessories & their coffee of the month club.

or...

WIN IT!!!

The happy people at Grounds For Change would like to offer one lucky reader a 3-pack sampler like I received!

MAIN ENTRY:

Visit Grounds For Change and tell me something you learned there. There's tons of information & it's good to learn something new everyday!


EXTRAS
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*enter to win a pair of UGG boots (simple 2 step entry) ( 5 bonus entries) -MUST BE ENTERED THROUGH THIS BLOG

* follow Wishing Penny blog ( 2 bonus entries)

* Subscribe to Wishing Penny by email

* Subscribe to Wishing Penny by reader

* blog this post & leave a link ( 3 bonus entries )

* grab my button

* follow me at Networked Blogs (right side)

* follow me @ Twitter & tweet this contest - RT @Jamaise Win a Sampler from Grounds For Change Coffee {fair-trade organic shade grown} @Grounds4Change http://tinyurl.com/yjeksz2 ( 2 bonus entries)

* follow @Grounds4Change

*become a fan of Grounds For Change at Facebook

*Favorite me at Technorati

- That's 12 possible entries with a chance for 20 possible entry points!!

Giveaway will end on January 20th at 11 :59 am EST. Winner will be selected using Random .org. I will email the winner & you will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner . Please remember to leave me your email address if it is not visible on your profile so that I can contact you if you win. Good luck to everyone :)

Thank you to Grounds For Change for providing me review product and the same for one winner.

152 comments

Jennifer said...

They recycle all of their empty burlap coffee bags, coffee chaff and inbound freight pallets!

Jennifer said...

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I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) and I tweeted #1: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/7602038001

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CMC said...

I learned that "as members of 1% For The Planet, (they) donate well over 1% of (their) gross annual sales to social & environmental organizations."

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Kristie said...

I learned farmers in Peru receive a higher price per pound for their coffee, above the going rate, to help support local domestic violence programs.

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Grace said...

I hope I am doing this correctly. Their coffee is grown in the shade.

I follow your blog and have it loaded into my blog reader. Plus I have placed your button on my blog. I am featuring you blog in my next blog.

I am following you on networked blogs.

I am following you on twitter and have tweeted about this contest!

Thanks for this opportunity!!!

nightowl said...

I learned that they recycle all inbound freight pallets by donating them to a local business that rebuilds them for reuse.

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I follow Wishing Penny blog. #1

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sweetfazes said...

their coffee is grown in shaded conditions.

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i subscribe by e-mail

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facebook fan of Grounds for Change

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roswello said...

i learned that the recycle all of their coffee chaff, the organic by-product of the roasting process, by giving it to local, organic farmers to be used as a nitrogen-rich soil amendment.AND they
Recycle all inbound freight pallets by donating them to a local business that rebuilds them for reuse. very COOL
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Kimberly said...

Experts agree that the flavor of shade grown coffee is superior to that of full-sun coffee and that it is significantly less bitter. This is very interesting - I always wondered why coffee doesn't taste as good as it did years ago - now I know!
Kimberly
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roswello said...

i follow you on twitter @roswello stacey dempsey and tweeted
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Kimberly said...

I subscribe by email.
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roswello said...

i follow grounds for change on twitter @roswello stacey dempsey

Kimberly said...

I follow on networked blogs.
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Kimberly said...

I follow on Twitter and Tweeted.
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Kimberly said...

I follow Grounds For Change on twitter
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I'm a fan of Grounds For Change on Facebook
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FIBERONE said...

They have East Timor "Ramelau" Limited coffee. This coffee reminds me of my father-in-law who liked dark molasses, because it has a sweet aroma with notes of dark molasses and butterscotch

Mama Zen said...

Yay! They have a coffee of the month club!

helen4041 said...

I read that you have CarbonFree® Certified coffee and that's great!
I follow you on Twitter @dizzylady1012

clenna said...

I learned that the vast majority of the coffee we sell is also Shade Grown Coffee which ensures healthy habitat for migratory birds.Wow - who would have thought of that?

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I'm a fan of Grounds For Change at FB
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moushka said...

They offer a Coffee Fundraiser. It's a fundraiser that you can use on a regular basis, even with the same people that have purchased from you in the past.

moushka said...

1 Follower!

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2 Follower!

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Email Subscriber!

MikeFrizzi said...

I will not be entering the contest but I think that anything that helps get the word out about fair trade coffee is a positive thing, so I support this effort very much!

Kim said...

LEARNEd that they do this: Recycle all inbound freight pallets by donating them to a local business that rebuilds them for reuse.

Kim said...

follow u #1

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twitter follow them - kgail11

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Seizing My Day said...

Grounds for Coffee is a member of Coffee for Kids...read about it on their mission page!

kakihara said...

I learned that most of the coffee they sell is also Shade Grown Coffee which ensures healthy habitat for migratory birds.Wow - who would have thought of that? very cool! Happy new Year & Thanks for the chance to win!
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alexandrea said...

I learned they are so sustainable they recycle everything from excess coffee chaff to their burlap bags, and only use recycled paper. MMM, thank you for the giveaway!

LittleEagle said...

I like that a number of community-based programs in coffee-growing countries directly benefit from the purchase of our coffee. For example, farmers in Peru receive a higher price per pound for their coffee (above the going rate for certified coffee) to help support local domestic violence intervention programs and small business loans for women.

daer0n said...

I learned that Grounds for Change's coffee is Fair Trade Certified by TransFair USA and our Organic Certification meets the stringent Organic Processor Standards enforced by the United States Federal Government and the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

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I have your button.

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I follow you on twitter and tweeted:
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daer0n said...

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daer0n said...

I follow groundsforchange on twitter.

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I am a fan of grounds for change on facebook.

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arress said...

I learned that Grounds for Change is a certified organic coffee roaster specializing in 100% Fair Trade Coffee..
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y2 said...

I learned that "Grounds for Change" sells more than coffee such as chocolate bars, hot chocolate, organic tea, mugs and more.

barbara.montyj said...

Something I learned - Every single bean they roast is certified Fair Trade Organic coffee.

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Following your blog.

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Following you - Networked Blogs.
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Twitter follower @JalapenoMama and a tweet.
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onangelwings said...

That they donate well over 1% of their gross annual sales to social & environmental organizations. Very nice.

onangelwings said...

I am a subscriber

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I am a new follower

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I follow you in Networked blogs

ms mel said...

i learned that this company offers Theo Fair Trade Organic Chocolate, and thank you for the chance!

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Wanda said...

I learned that Grounds for Change is a sustainable business in that they purchase 100% renewable energy (solar, wind) through Puget Sound Energy's Green Power Program, and they rigorously offset 100% of the global warming emissions associated with their coffee. Wow.
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Wanda said...

I follow your blog with GFC.
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I follow your blog with GFC.
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Email subscriber.
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I subscribe via Google Reader RSS.
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Wanda said...

I follow u on Twitter as TantaDesChiens and have tweeted this giveaway:

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Lovely Little Nest said...

Oooh I love that they sell hand-cast stoneware mugs!

bison61 said...

they Donate well over 1% of their gross annual sales to social and environmental organizations as part of their membership with 1% For The Planet.

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

"Grounds for Change coffee bags have a built-in zipper for in-bag coffee storage of up to two weeks days after opening." *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Linda Kish said...

They use 100% renewable energy and carbon offsets.

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Vanessa said...

I learned that the recycle all of their coffee chaff, the organic by-product of the roasting process, by giving it to local, organic farmers to be used as a nitrogen-rich soil amendment.

Awesome!

Belinda M said...

I learned that they donate well over 1% of gross annual sales to social & environmental organizations.



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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog


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I follow on networked blogs - belinda m


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Belinda M said...

I follow on twitter as Prairiebelle and tweeted

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Belinda M said...

I follow Grounds4Change on twitter as Prairiebelle


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FIBERONE said...

"All their coffee is roasted to order and shipped fresh daily. They package the coffee in air-tight, foil-lined bags with one-way degassing valves to preserve freshness."

Cassie said...

I learned that you can recycle all of the coffee chaff, the organic by-product of the roasting process, by giving it to local, organic farmers to be used as a nitrogen-rich soil amendment!
Cassie
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