Cafe Mam ~ 100% Organic, Fair Trade & Shade Grown Coffee ~ GIVEAWAY!!! ~ Ends 6/07



I love my coffee. I love good coffee and when it's considerate of the environment and the people who grow it, I love it even more. That's where Cafe Mam comes in.

Each cup is full and rich, no bitterness, just smooth. Very nice flavor. I am enjoying the blends and roasts I chose -

Italian roast - which is their original -a roast well suited to Café Mam beans. It is rich and dark in flavor with a bold, complete taste.

Mochó - is a three to two blend of Medium and Italian. It is fruity with a good body and clean aftertaste. Mochó is excellent served with food.

Othello - has 1 part French, 1 part Italian, and 2 parts Light. It is full-bodied with a mellow, herbal aftertaste.

I allow myself one cup of Java a day and I'm glad it will be Cafe Mam :)

It's a feel good product, allowing me to fully enjoy my cup.

Café Mam (say 'mom') coffee is grown by fair trade cooperatives of native Mayan farmers living in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico and Guatemala. The growers, primarily of the Mam, Tzetzal and Mochó peoples, are organized according to egalitarian democratic ideals that emphasize hard work, responsibility to the cooperative, and high standards. The cooperative’s programs provide countless benefits to outlying native communities.

The farmers believe that by taking care of the soil, they are taking care of the entire bio-system. Their beliefs and sustainable approaches to agriculture benefit their communities in many positive ways. Café Mam farmers seek to conserve and rebuild the natural environment and work toward a higher quality of life for their families.

Each purchase of Café Mam coffee helps support goals of:

• Honoring and healing the earth

• Self-sufficiency and political independence

• Sustainable development of rural communities

• Child welfare, including education & nutrition

• Defense of indigenous cultural identity

• Education in organic agriculture

• Promotion of progressive groups


100% Organically Grown

The farmers of Café Mam coffee encourage growth by practicing terracing, composting, and regenerative pruning. They must also plant leguminous shade trees and establish a seedling nursery before their harvest is classified as organic. Beneficial insects are used to control one of the most damaging coffee pests, la broca - a tiny beetle. The farmers use biological remedies for plant diseases and pests.

Each sack of coffee has an 'audit trail' to ensure that it does not contact any chemicals in the growing, cleaning, drying, milling, bagging, transport, shipping, import customs, USDA inspection, warehousing, roasting or packaging process. The entire process is certified 100% organic by Oregon Tilth. In many years of residue testing, no pesticides or herbicides have ever been detected. Café Mam's decaf, 'Swiss Water Process', is also a certified organic process. We feel confident in stating that our coffee is free of contaminants.


100% Fairly Traded

The cornerstone of Café Mam's social responsibility has been our recognition of a living wage based coffee price. The price per pound of coffee paid to the farmers has been calculated to sustain and support a family in the region. Café Mam supports farmers who have made a commitment to better their social and natural environment.

Café Mam beans are Fair Trade Certified™ by TransFair USA, an independent certifying agency. Fair trade guarantees livable wages for farmers and their families, improving their opportunities for better healthcare, housing, and education. By choosing this Fair Trade Certified™ coffee, you are directly contributing to the livelihood of coffee growing communities. To learn more about our commitment to fair trade, read "Fair Trade: Changing the World with Every Cup."

Saving the Rainforest; Shade Grown = Healthy Birds

Most high-yielding coffee trees are sun-grown and sprayed aerially. Such farming techniques destroy the forests, which are winter homes to millions of North American songbirds. Café Mam farmers preserve the jungle canopy by growing in the shade, which protects the biological diversity of plants and animals vital to the migratory bird population. Farmers build terraces to conserve rainwater and reduce run-off, which in turn prevents erosion, and protects paths and creeks.

Sustainability

The principles of sustainability influence all aspects of our business. The exclusive use of certified organic coffee is essential. We are committed to using recycled materials or materials that are readily recycled everywhere we can.

The bulk of our coffee is packaged in glassine-lined (not plastic) Kraft bags, which is both recyclable and compostable. For more information on recycling/composting our packaging, please see here. Our steel cans are made of recycled steel and can be reused or recycled. We also use recycled, unbleached boxes, and all of our paper is made from 100% post consumer recycled office waste.

To lessen our dependence on petroleum based economy and transportation, we are now fueling our main delivery truck with biodiesel, a clean burning diesel fuel made from vegetable oil.

As individuals, we not only strive to bring sustainability into the world through our work place, but also in our lives outside of work.

Cafe Mam is all around GOOD coffee. And knowing that it's responsible coffee makes Cafe Mam 100% enjoyable.

Also, Happy 20th year to Cafe Mam! From 1990-2010!

BUY IT:

You can purchase Cafe Mam online @ http://www.cafemam.com/store

WIN IT!!!

One very lucky winner will recieve their choice of roast & blend in a 1.5 lb. size

MAIN ENTRY:

Visit Cafe Mam, and tell me which roast & blend you think you'd choose :)

EXTRAS:

*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 {GIVEAWAY} WIN Cafe Mam ~ 100% Organic, Fair Trade & Shade Grown Coffee ~http://bit.ly/bcV6Hf ~ Ends 6/07 ( 2 bonus entries)

* Re-Tweet daily for an extra entry each tweet

*follow @CafeMamCoffee
at Twitter

*Like Café Mam at Facebook & post on the wall about this giveaway with link ( 2 bonus entries) thanks :)


- That's 13 possible entries with a chance for unlimited possible entry points!!

Giveaway will end on June 7th 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 :)


Disclaimer: Cafe Mam has provided me with the product I reviewed. They are also providing a a prize for one winner. These views are my own.



111 comments

Grace said...

Italian whole bean looks perfect for me.

windycindy said...

The "Breakfast Whole Bean" sounds like my husband and me!
Many thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

I follow your blog via Google
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I follow you on Twitter! #1
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windycindy said...

"Tweet!" #2
Thanks bunches!
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windycindy said...

Also, I follow @CafeMamCoffee on
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windycindy said...

I "Like" Cafe Mam on Facebook. #1
http://www.facebook.com/CafeMam#!/CafeMam?v=wall&story_fbid=399742212299&ref=mf.
Thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

Facebook fan of Cafe Mam. #2
http://www.facebook.com/CafeMam#!/CafeMam?v=wall&story_fbid=399742212299&ref=mf.
Merci beaucoup!
Cindi
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valerie2350 said...

the tango blend sounds fun :)

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Kristie from Kristie's List said...

Love it!
I think I'd like to give the Trinity Blend a whirl.

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but prefer to be contacted at kristieslist at yahoo,
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debbie said...

I would like to try the tango ground coffee.
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debbie said...

I am a gfc follower.
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debbie said...

follower 2
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debbie said...

I am a email subscriber.
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thaeter7 said...

I would like to try the 'Tango blend"
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thaeter7 said...

I subscribe
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I follow
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thaeter7 said...

I follow#2
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Jennifer said...

I like the mocho blend and french press

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog #1

Jennifer said...

follow your blog #2

Jennifer said...

I subscribe via email

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I subscribe via google reader

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Jennifer said...

I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) and I tweeted #1: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/14971357986

Jennifer said...

I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) and I tweeted #2: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/14971357986

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mike said...

Light roast for me, whole bean of course! Thanks!
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I subscribe to your blog too!
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Kelsey said...

i'd get royal espresso blend!!

Kelsey said...

following via google friend!!

Kelsey said...

following cafe mam on twitter! @carrothead

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Jackie said...

I'd love to try the Trinity Blend. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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Jackie said...

I am a follower #1
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Jackie said...

I am a follower #2
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Snowflake07 said...

I would pick the Regular Caffeine, Breakfast Blend, Automatic Drip.

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Snowflake07 said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/15013914384 #1

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tweeted: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/15013914384 #2

Snowflake07 said...

following CafeMam on twitter as SnowflakeDay

Snowflake07 said...

google friend follower #1

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google friend follower #2

Snowflake07 said...

email subscriber

Snowflake07 said...

RSS feed reader

windycindy said...

"Daily Tweet!"
http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/15016839014.
Thanks, Cindi
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Rebecca Graham said...

I would pick french roast whole bean.

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Rebecca Graham said...

Facebook Fan of Cafe Mam coffee: Rebecca Honey Graham
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Rebecca Graham said...

Facebook Fan of Cafe Mam coffee: Rebecca Honey Graham
Wrote on their wall about the giveaway
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windycindy said...

"Daily Tweet!"
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Sharon said...

Their blends look divine! I think I would have to choose the Tango blend.

Sharon said...

I am following you on GFC.

Sharon said...

I am a twitter follower.

Sharon said...

I am following on GFC (2).

Sharon said...

I am subscribed to your email.

Sharon said...

I am subscribed to your RSS feed.

Sharon said...

Following CafeMamCoffee on twitter.

Snowflake07 said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/15140490053

Cirra said...

Trinity sounds great!

barbara.montyj said...

I'd choose this - Mocho - Medium Roast!

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Following you - Networked Blogs Barbara Montag

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I follow you on Twitter @JalapenoMama and a daily tweet.
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barbara.montyj said...

I follow you on Twitter @JalapenoMama and a daily tweet.
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Like Cafe Mam at Facebook
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barbara.montyj said...

Like Cafe Mam at Facebook
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Snowflake07 said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/15211824671

windycindy said...

"Daily Tweet!"
http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/15219746680.
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ms mel said...

the Trinity blend sounds good, and thank you for the chance!

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Jennifer T. said...

I'd like to try their whole bean Royal Espresso Blend.

Jennifer T. said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect. #1

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I follow via Google Friend Connect. #2

Jennifer T. said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber.

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I subscribe via Google Reader.

Jennifer T. said...

I follow on Networked Blogs under username Jennie Tilson.

Jennifer T. said...

I'm a facebook fan of Café Mam under username Jennie Tilson. Left link/comment.

barbara.montyj said...

It's a Daily Tweet!
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Snowflake07 said...

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barbara.montyj said...

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windycindy said...

"Daily Tweet!"
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Thanks, Cindi
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barbara.montyj said...

It's a Daily Tweet!
http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/15460224336

Snowflake07 said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/15462487274

windycindy said...

"Daily Tweet!"
http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/15464726841.
Thanks, Cindi
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barbara.montyj said...

It's a Daily Tweet!
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Snowflake07 said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/15529815322

barbara.montyj said...

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Snowflake07 said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/15586518197

Snowflake07 said...

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barbara.montyj said...

It's a Daily Tweet!
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windycindy said...

"Daily Tweet!"
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