Green Mountain Coffee Reviews & Sweepstakes

Green Mountain Coffee began in 1981 as a small café in Waitsfield, Vermont and has grown to be a leader in the specialty coffee industry, recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and social responsibility. In 2000, the brand was a pioneer in the Fair Trade movement when it became one of the first brands to sign on with Fair Trade USA. It now offers the largest selection of Fair Trade Certified™ coffees in the U.S.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and by allocating 5% of its pre-tax profit to socially and environmentally responsible initiatives. Recently Green Mountain Coffee invited twelve bloggers to try our their coffee and find out more about Fair Trade. Click on the links below to check out their reviews and enter for a chance to win a prize pack from Green Mountain Coffee. Also, check out Green Mountain Coffee's Facebook to get information and coupons!

Meg from Whatever was excited to tell her readers about a new way to help out.  "When i find out ways to help people in need....I tell you! Whether it's special needs adoption or clean water for africa or charcoal stoves for haiti.... and now i have a way to help by buying your coffee...using Fair Trade! Fair Trade is a strategy to help aid in alleviating poverty and sustaining development." Read More...

Melanie from Big Mama wrote that visiting the Dominican Republic showed her the value of Fair Trade. "Until about three years ago, I never thought much about Fair Trade products and what that meant.  It was just a term I heard people use.  But then I was invited to go to the Dominican Republic with Compassion International and it took on a whole new meaning for me.  I saw families living in extreme poverty and unsanitary conditions due to the abuses of various companies and the way they choose to do business and all of the sudden products that were Fair Trade Certified took on a whole new meaning." Read More...

Elizabeth from The Heir To Blair revealed that coffee has played a special role in her life "I started drinking coffee at a younger age than most, but I loved the taste & the friendship it allowed with my mother as we sat across the kitchen table with steaming mugs. I formed some of my greatest friendships over a cup of coffee (hi, Kacia!) & even lost some, where the red chairs in Starbucks remind me of conversations during the good times." Read More...

Lindsay from The Cottage Home learned that Fair Trade is not only a win for farmers but for consumers as well. "Often farmers are forced to use cost-cutting practices when they do NOT receive a fair price for their beans, thus impacting the quality of the coffee as well as causing a harmful effect on our environment. So, not only does Fair Trade promote a better quality of life for the farmers, but it means better quality coffee overall." Read More...

Susan from Eat Your Flowers admitted that at first she was skeptical about trying something new. "It was with skepticism that we tried the K-Cups Portion Packs from Green Mountain Coffee. Could this little cup really contain magic? That was all I could think about when ever I looked at the box. In less than a minute, hot, piping coffee jetted out of the machine. I gingerly handed the cup to our first guest. He set it down on the picnic table, on the deck, overlooking our fire from the night before, and let the cup brew a bit. Then, he brought the cup of up to his lips, and said, “Excellent.” Read More... 

Jessica from The Novice Chef loved the ease of making a single serving. "Absolutely nothing beats the ease of Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup Portion Packs. While this post may be sponsored, Jorge and I have been huge fans of Green Mountain Coffee for over a year now. Jorge loves Dark Magic Extra Bold, I love Breakfast Blend, and we both love what a wonderful company Green Mountain Coffee is." Read More...

Mary from Owlhaven wrote of her concern about conditions for overseas coffee farmers "However it often happens that the farmers who most deserve and need to benefit from this sale end up being paid very little for their crops.  The movie Black Gold reveals that there are Ethiopian farmers getting 50 cents a day to grow coffee that will be sold in America for $8 a pound.  But since in most cases the farmers are not in a position of power, they don't have the ability to charge more." Read More... 

Brenda from Secret Agent Josephine liked surfing the Green Mountain Coffee website to find information and even free samples. "So if you are the type who enjoys using a single-serve coffee machine (admit it, they are so handy and clean) this is good news!  Green Mountain Coffee is known for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology and social responsibility.  They offer a lot of fancy coffees on their website (and free samples too!) and several of them are Fair Trade Certified™ coffees." Read More... 

Gen from Welcome To Quadville was amazed at how much flavor Green Mountain Coffee had for the picky coffee drinkers in her life. "Now, I will admit, I was skeptical. How could a little thing, this single serve cartridge, brew me a sufficiently flavorful cup a joe? Not only a flavorful cup, but a Fair Trade cup as well? Too good to be true, right? Not at all. This coffee lover was sold after one sip. NO JOKE!! Next I tested it on my husband, who likes to get "fancy" coffee in a coffee shop. He too was pleasantly surprised. THEN the ultimate test came when I gave my UBER PICKY father in law, Papa Jon, a cup. He too is a convert! Can you believe it!?!" Read More...

Yvonne from Joy Unexpected enjoyed the many choices which Green Mountain Coffee offered. "I was impressed by the variety of coffees they have to offer. Flavored, Regular, Decaf, Extra Bold, Seasonal, Fair Trade & Organic, Iced Coffees! I have to say, I was also impressed with the company itself. Green Mountain Coffee was one of the first brands to sign on with Fair Trade USA. They now offer the largest selection of Fair Trade coffee in the US." Read More... 

Naomi from Bakers Royale shared that not only did she like the taste, she was also impressed by Green Mountain Coffee's social initiatives. "The taste goes without saying is awesome. My personal favorite: Donut Shop. But for a coffee addict like me taste is necessity, so I was relieved and happy to know that behind a great tasting coffee is a community driven company.  Green Mountain Coffee has been supporting Fair Trade for over a decade. They purchase their products directly from the growers. The idea is to promote and support healthier working conditions." Read More...

Amanda from i am mommy was happy that Green Mountain Coffee offers options to suit both her and her husband. " He likes deep rich bold flavors, I prefer light vanilla-y decaffeinated flavors. And we can both get exactly what we want with little to no effort." Read More...

The BlogHer Green Mountain Coffee sweepstakes runs from September 8, 2011 to September 24, 2011 and is only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older.  Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries.  Click here for official rules.  Good luck!