Celebrating National Fair Trade Month & A Giveaway: Keurig® Mini Plus Brewing System {Closed}

by Jessica on October 15, 2012

Fair Trade

Happy October and National Fair Trade Month! Did you know that for more than a decade, Green Mountain Coffee® has been a leader in the fair trade movement, providing a better cup of coffee to consumers and a better quality of life for coffee farmers? Fair Trade means coffee farmers get a fair price for the beans they grow, which provides them the necessary funds to further invest in crops, their communities, and their futures.

To help spread the word about Fair Trade, Green Mountain Coffee and acclaimed musicians Grace Potter and Michael Franti are celebrating in a big way with “Great Coffee, Good Vibes, Pass It On” – an awareness campaign that celebrates the good vibes of fair trade through free concerts and an opportunity to win a trip to the source.

As part of the campaign, Grace and Michael were invited to Colombia and Sumatra respectively, to get a first-hand look at how Fair Trade makes a difference in the lives of coffee farmers – and in the coffee you’re drinking. To see the positive effects Fair Trade has on these farmers and their communities, click over to YouTube to enjoy the videos Michael and Grace filmed on their respective trips down South.


As for a Fair Trade celebration, I’m giving away a new, bright orange Keurig® Mini Plus Brewing System and a box of Fair Trade Certified™ Pumpkin Spice K-Cup Packs (just in time for Halloween!)! It’s one of my favorite flavors, as you know, so I’m super excited to gift this to one lucky MBH reader! To enter, just leave a comment below listing your favorite Fair Trade Certified™ Green Mountain Coffee variety by October 19th at midnight CST. Easy peasy!

As if a brewer wasn’t fun enough, visit Green Mountain Coffee’s Facebook page, where you can enter to win a trip to Costa Rica, one of the many locations where Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Certified™ coffee is grown!

And finally, are you just itching for a box of Fair Trade Certified coffee and can’t wait another minute? Then plug in this month’s promotional code – GMCFTC8167 – on Green Mountain Coffee’s website for an additional 10% off all Fair Trade Certified products! These K-Cup packs are already on sale, however this promo code offers extra savings on top! Offer valid until November 5th.

Good luck and Happy National Fair Trade Month!

Disclosure: I am participating in a twelve-month campaign with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and am being compensated with a brewer and product samples. All photography & opinions are my own.

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1 melissa@IWasBornToCook October 15, 2012 at 11:02 am

Great giveaway! Organic Extra Bold, please 🙂

2 Lindsay {life and kitchen} October 15, 2012 at 11:09 am

I’ll speak for my husband (since I’m more into the teas and cocoa), but he likes the extra bold!

3 Robyn October 15, 2012 at 11:17 am

My favorite fair trade coffee is the Green Mountain French …but that may be because I haven’t tried the Pumpkin Spice …and would LOVE too! 😉

4 tina October 15, 2012 at 11:28 am

I love the pumpkin spice!

5 sarah hufffman October 15, 2012 at 11:32 am

This is exactly what I need!! It’s on the xmas list 🙂

6 Caroline {Thebarbeehousewife} October 15, 2012 at 11:55 am

My favorite is the Pumpkin Spice, I just can’t get enough!!

7 Mary Katri October 15, 2012 at 11:58 am

The pumpkin spice sounds yummy!

8 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking October 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Great giveaway. Thanks for sharing! My favorite would have to be the pumpkin spice. Yummy!

9 Stacey October 15, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Sumatran reserve is awesome!

10 Sherri October 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I am with you on the pumpkin spice. It is delicious! Tastes like fall in a cup!

11 Geriann October 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Pumpkin spice is my favorite… but the blueberry looks inticing.

12 Bianca Crouse October 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Pumpkin Spice all the way! 😉

13 Hezzi-D October 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm

The Pumpkin Spice is my favorite…I just bought 3 boxes this weekend!

14 Diana Limbacvher October 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I love the Mocha Nut Fudge — which is actually coffee, though it sounds like dessert.

15 Stephanie October 15, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I haven’t tried any, but I’m certain the Pumpkin Spice would be my favorite!

16 Eve October 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I like the green mountain dark magic extra bold blend

17 Amy @ The Nifty Foodie October 15, 2012 at 6:10 pm

I’m a big fan of their golden french toast k-cups! And what a fun Keurig color!

18 Lethea B October 15, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I love the Pumpkin Spice!!!
Thanks bunches for the chance=)

19 Melinda October 15, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I love the Extra Bold

20 Kelly D October 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I would like the Fair Trade Vermont Country Blend.

21 Katie October 15, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I’m totally with you on the pumpkin spice!

22 Jessie C. October 15, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I like Colombian Fair Trade Select K-Cup Coffee

23 kristen October 15, 2012 at 9:04 pm

The pumpkin spice definitely, love the colour, really perky.

24 Cisco October 15, 2012 at 9:23 pm

right now – it’s Pumpkin Spice 🙂

25 Jan October 15, 2012 at 10:19 pm

I really want to try the pumpkin spice b/c pumpkin anything is yuummmy!

26 Karina October 15, 2012 at 10:20 pm

My favorite is the pumpkin spice, I’m addicted to anything and everything pumpkin flavored!

27 Lisa M October 15, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I would love Pumpkin Spice – It my fav anytime of yr

Lisa M

28 Corisa October 15, 2012 at 10:53 pm

That’s an easy question! Pumpkin all the way!

29 Dawn October 16, 2012 at 5:40 am

This is great! I love organic extra bold for those rough mornings!

30 ashley nance October 16, 2012 at 10:08 am

OK, love the orange color! War Eagle to you!!! I like anything with chocolate, and Mocha Nut Fudge is delish. I might have to fight my teenagers for the pumpkin spice though! 🙂

31 Lisa D. October 16, 2012 at 10:37 am

Hey there! This is perfect for Halloween! I haven’t tried the pumpkin spice yet but my two favorites are french vanilla k-cups and caramel vanilla cream k-cup! So delicious! Hopefully I’ll win this Keurig so I can enjoy the pumpkin spice k-cups!

32 Brianne D. October 16, 2012 at 11:33 am

This is great, Jessica! I do enjoy the light roast wild mountain blueberry 🙂

33 Tina M October 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I like the pumpkin spice

34 kat October 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

mmm, i vote for the fair trade organic french roast…it’ll pair nicely with your crispy crackly apple-almond tart! 🙂

35 Michele October 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I have only tried Mocha Nut Fudge so I would say by default it is my fav. I do not have a Kuerig so I would love to win to try many flavors! 🙂

36 Suzanne October 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Breakfast Blend! LOVE the orange! 🙂

37 Jim Galloway October 16, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Pumpkin Spice! Also LOVE the orange!

38 Karla G October 16, 2012 at 6:38 pm

I’ve recently been in love with their Pumpkin Spice. ‘Tis the season!

39 Jen October 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm

The only fair trade one I’ve tried was Tree Hugger . It was delicious as I’m sure they all are.

40 Kelsey October 16, 2012 at 9:26 pm

I love this orange brewer. It matches the colors in my new house PERFECTLY! I love my strong coffee in the mornings, so I’m a fan of the dark, rich Italian Roast.

41 Amanda Thompson October 16, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Southern Pecan please!

42 Rebekah Cobb October 17, 2012 at 10:43 am

Love Blueberry, Pumpkin Spice, and French Vanilla. How can I choose?!

43 Kelley October 17, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I like the Fair Trade Vermont Country Blend 🙂 Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

44 domestic diva October 17, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Pumpkin spice sounds great.

45 Wenda October 18, 2012 at 8:46 am

I am loving the Pumpkin Spice right now.

46 Julie October 18, 2012 at 10:24 am
47 mckay October 18, 2012 at 11:15 am

oooh! the pumpkin spice is my favorite! what a fun giveaway! 🙂

48 Julie October 18, 2012 at 11:32 am

I don’t love coffee BUT Jeremiah does 🙂

49 Michelle G October 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Although I enjoy many of the Green Mountain coffees, I really like the Dark Magic Roast. It’s bold enough to wake me up in the morning, without being bitter!

50 lucinda woolheater October 18, 2012 at 1:02 pm

great products keep up the good work !!

51 Elaine October 18, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Breakfast Blend every morning at work!

52 Hilary October 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

The seasonal Pumpkin Spice is my favorite right now!

53 Amanda October 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm

How fun is this?!! I always go after hot teas, but Pumpkin Spice sounds fab for the fall!

54 Elena October 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I like the Mocha Nut Fudge

55 Jessica F October 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm

I love the pumpkin spice 🙂

56 Trisha October 19, 2012 at 6:46 am

I had no idea it was National Fair Trade Month…or that National Fair Trade Month existed, for that matter! We have a great Fair Trade Coffeehouse here in town, that I may just have to hit up more often than usual. You know, to celebrate. 🙂
Pumpkin Spice sound pretty tasty right now!

57 Am L October 19, 2012 at 7:05 am
58 LaTanya October 19, 2012 at 9:48 am

I love the french vanilla flavor

59 Sherri October 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

The Wild Mountain Blueberry sounds interesting.

60 Barb October 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Love the extra bold and pumpkin spice.

61 bmk112302 October 19, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Definitely pumpkin spice!

62 Patty October 19, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Very cool- love the color! This is a generous giveaway;-)

63 Michelle October 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Tis the season for Pumpkin Spice…yum! Can’t pass on the Island Coconut either!

64 beth October 19, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Green Mountain has always been a favorite of mine, Chocolate Raspberry Truffle was always my favorite but has been discontinued, now I like their French Vanilla.

65 Coleen October 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm

I have had the Caramel Vanilla Cream at my sisters house and loved it. I would love to try the pumpkin spice.

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