Thursday, September 19, 2013

Drink Coffee AND Do Good? I'll Have Another Cup Please! (KEURIG GIVEAWAY!)

If you've been reading my blog for any time at all - or, heck, even if you've just seen my profile photo there on the sidebar - you know I am a big coffee lover.  #toptenlistofthingsiamthankfulfor  #sadbuttrue

Every.single.morning.
Hopefully, you also know that I like doing good and helping people. I do.
Anyway, what you might have been able to guess but probably didn't know, is that I'm not - by nature (no pun intended) - the most environmentally conscious citizen out there.  I know. I know.

Of course I love the earth (#alsoinmytopten #oknotreallybutitshouldbe); but, frankly, I'm lazy when it comes to things like recycling and biking and work. 

Thankfully, Green Mountain Coffee® - one of my favorite brands - has deliciously joined two of my loves (coffee and doing good) all while making it incredibly easy for me to do my part to help the environment and stay green.  It's like a win-win-win. :)

Allow me to explain... 
Fair Trade (a term that, if you're like me, you've heard plenty of times before but never really knew what it meant) is a global movement to help improve the lives of farmers and their families.  Since most coffee farmers live in very rural areas with little to no access to credit, they are very vulnerable to the big-box "middlemen" who can pay cash for their coffee even at only a fraction of what its worth.  Fair Trade steps in and assures that coffee farmers get a fair (get it?) price for unroasted, green coffee.  The end result is a better coffee for us and a better quality of life for coffee farmers and their communities.

Did you catch this in my classroom tour?
In 2000, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. became one of the first roasters in the US to offer Fair Trade Certified coffees; and, to date, Green Mountain Coffee® offers one of the largest selections of Fair Trade Certified™ coffees in the U.S, according to Fair Trade USA.  That's pretty impressive! Right?

So my fellow coffee drinkers, I ask you... Why NOT buy Fair Trade coffee?!?! 
This October, Green Mountain Coffee® is celebrating Fair Trade Month through the "Great Coffee, Good Vibes, Choose Fair Trade" campaign.  They have even invited Kelly Clarkson (can I get a "Since You've Been Gone" encore, please?!) to team up with them and share her experience visiting a coffee farm in Peru and the importance of Fair Trade. And, in addition to their already delicious flavors (my personal favorite is Nantucket), they are also introducing the new Fair Trade Certified™ Three Continent Blend -- the perfect combination of flavors and aromas from three different continents in one rich and delicious Extra Bold blend.  Yum!!

To learn more about Fair Trade and Green Mountain Coffee, check out ChooseFairTrade.com, as well as Green Mountain's Facebook page (here). Trust me, what I've shared up above is only the beginning of all of the great benefits of Fair Trade. :)


Want to win your own Keurig® Brewing System and a Green Mountain Coffee® gift basket? Just check out ChooseFairTrade.com to watch exclusive video of Kelly Clarkson's adventures in Peru and learn more about Fair Trade then leave a comment below answering the following question: Are you a coffee drinker, and if so, would you consider buying fair trade coffee?

Sweepstakes Rules: No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods: Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winner will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here. This sweepstakes runs from 09/19/13-10/31/13.

127 comments:

  1. I am a huge coffee drinker. So much so, I had to replace my coffee percolator for when we camp because I'm racing, I really need good quality coffee on race days. I definitely do consider buying fair trade coffee because theoretically, it provides a reasonable price to the farmers who our often taken advantage of, due to the low-wage labor exploitation.

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  2. I am a tea drinker myself. I do enjoy an iced coffee (hazelnut) every now and again. My husband loves coffee! You, E, are hysterical!

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  3. I saw on People that Kelly Clarkson was in Peru, but I had no idea this was the campaign she was supporting. Good for her!

    I am a coffee drinker, and I will admit, I am not very conscious of the Fair Trade movement. I think I will be from here on out, though!

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  4. Woo!! Yes, I'm a big coffee drinker and I definitely prefer to buy fair trade. So therefore you should give me the Keurig. ;)

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  5. I love coffee!! And even if I didn't love it I think I'd still have to drink it out of necessity! ;) I already buy quite a bit of Green Mountain Coffee. I honestly haven't paid much attention to fair trade products in the past but there's no reason I shouldn't start! Fingers crossed! :)

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  6. Definitely a coffee drinker & absolutely I'd be willing to try fair mountain coffee...in fact, I'm pretty sure I already have because I love green mountain coffee..it's good! And I love the nantucket blend too! :) This is the perfect giveaway because I need a new Keurig machine :)

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  7. I definitely drink (a ton) of coffee, and try to buy Fair Trade when/as I can.

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  8. We buy green mountain coffee all the time!

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  9. I am so, so very much a coffee drinker. I've made a point to buy Fair Trade in the past, but I haven't given it much thought in quite a while (I'm embarrassed to admit that). You've put it back on my radar now, though!

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  10. Both hubby and I are coffee drinkers; I was not aware of the fair trade market; yet having said that all we drink is Green Mountain and I agree Nantucket is a favorite...is Green Mountain the only company that follows the Fair Trade Act? :)

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  11. I'm new to coffee drinking - and I would definitely consider drinking fair trade coffee. Thanks for the reminder to think about where our food/drinks come from! :-) I tweeted the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/katepat/status/380789366580211714

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  12. I am a HUGE coffee drinker and already insist on having fair trade beans whenever possible. There really is no reason not to!

    Courtney
    French.c@live.com

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  13. I'm a coffee drinker, particularly in the winter and fall. Something about cool weather and steaming mug of coffee. I try to buy Fair-Trade when possible.

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  14. I'm a huge coffee drinker. I teach Spanish some years, and my annual Spanish Club fundraiser is always fair-trade coffee sales. My students and I even got to see the coffee plantations on our trip to Costa Rica in 2011. This is awesome!

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  15. I love how easy a Keurig is! My husband isn't a coffee drinker, so the single cup brewers are the way to go! And I love the idea of fair trade coffee. I should pay more attention to what I am drinking.

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  16. I am a coffee addict and would consider trying fair trade coffee

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  17. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/380879906235621376

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  18. I am a HUGE coffee drinker and I try to buy fair trade whenever possible!!!

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  19. I am a HUGE coffee drinker. So much so, that they know me at Dunkin Donuts. I just have to walk in and they are already making my coffee just the way I like it. I would definetly consider drinking Green Mountain Coffe just becuase of what it stands for. Even if everyone's contribution to a cause is small, each one can add up! Plus, I would LOVE a Keurig!!! ;)

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  20. Great giveaway!!! We DO buy fair trade...I didn't know what it meant until I did some research, and ever since, it's what we buy.

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  21. I am a coffee drinker and I already buy fair trade when I can!

    (Also, that is the BEST travel mug!)

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  22. I'm a coffee drinker and I would definitely buy fair trade coffee. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  23. I'm a social coffee drinker and I try to buy fair trade most of the time! I'm so happy to hear about this campaign.

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  24. I am a coffee drinker and I’ve bought fair trade coffee in the past. I don’t buy it exclusively but I feel like I’m helping others when I do buy it!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  25. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/381397404752154624

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  26. Excellent post...
    I especially like the "every morning" photo showing MY TERVIS !!
    So, mystery solved.
    Love, Dad :-)

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  27. We are big coffee drinkers and snobs, but are definitely up for learning more about fair trade and supporting farmers that way. Great giveaway! Thanks!

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  28. I love coffee and have been dying for a keurig! I had not heard of fair trade coffee but I would def buy it to support the farmers!

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  29. I LOVE coffee and try to always support Fair Trade products. A Keurig would be wonderful!

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  30. I am a coffee drink and would definitely consider buying free-trade. Not sure if Starbucks has it but I will definitely check out Green Mountain :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  31. tweeted! https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/381652433115430912

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  32. I love my green mountain! Fun giveaway!

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  33. I am a tea drinker married to a coffee lover. I am also the grocery shopper, and try to buy Fair Trade for him as much as possible!

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  34. I love the green mountain coffees! Coconut is my favorite!

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  35. Yes, I'm a coffee drinker and yes, I would buy Fair Trade.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  36. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/382287153134190592
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  37. I am a coffee drinker! Mmm with lots of sugar and milk. I would DEFINITELY consider trying fair trade coffee!

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  38. I <3 Coffee!! I watched the video and I would definitely consider buying fair trade. I am always up for trying something new, especially on a recommendation!
    cjwlam at yahoo dot com

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  39. I love coffee and would definitely buy fair trade!

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  40. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/elm028/status/382526289388654593

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  41. I am a coffee drinker and would definitely consider buying fair trade coffee.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  42. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/382715957325471744

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  43. I'm totally supporting fair trade coffee! And I love coffee, I drink it through out the day like water! :P

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  44. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/382741308059566080

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  45. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/Bless_Eliz/status/383118643321507840

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  46. I am a daily coffee person and I would love fair trade coffee everyday as long as I can trace their origins as fair trade.
    blessienelson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I a a huge coffee drinker! I love, love, love the keurig machine, it's perfect for me since I am the only coffee drinker in the house, I can just brew one cup. I always buy fair trade coffee (and anything else fair trade I can find too!)

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  48. I am an occasional coffee drinker and would definitely consider buying fair trade. I've tried various Green Mountain Coffees and they have all been good!

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  49. I love coffee and I would consider buying fair trade as long as it wasn't too expensive. becksweeps (at) gmail (dot) com

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  50. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/sweepschick/status/383407124434255872

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  51. I’m not a coffee drinker. I’m more of a hot tea or hot cocoa person. I would love to win this for my mother-in-law. She loves coffee and would consider buying fair trade.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/384370955935416321
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. Yes I am definitely a coffee drinker 24/7 and I would consider buying fair trade, it sounds yummy!

    northerncountrygrl26(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. If you want a quick refreshment that actually boosts up your energy then you must try coffee.It is clinically proven that coffee coffee boosts up the metal and physical ability of person to perform well.

    Thanks
    Finn Felton

    Kopi Luwak

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  55. I love coffee and I would buy fair trade coffee if they taste good?!
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  56. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/385955776516202496
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  57. Yes, I am a coffee-a-holic! I look forward to my coffee every morning! I would definitely try Fair Trade Coffee :)


    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  58. tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/386175740800032768

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  59. I adore coffee and fair trade is wonderful

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  60. my family loves coffee and we would definitely buy fair trade!

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  61. i posted a tweet: https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/388157975719731200


    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  62. I am the only coffee drinker in my house and I would buy fair trade coffee.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  63. Yes, I love coffee! I have to drink it daily. I would consider fair trade.

    thisisme79 @ gmail dot com

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  64. I am a big coffee drinker, and I would definitely consider fair trade.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  65. TWEET--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/391993611102871553

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  66. Love coffee! I already purchase green mountain fair trade coffee
    njharmonyg@aol.com

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  67. tweet https://twitter.com/hburmeister/status/392560241704853504
    njharmonyg@aol.com

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  68. I love coffee and would absolutely buy fair trade!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  69. I drink coffee at least every morning, and sometimes make more in the evening if the craving hits! I would buy fair trade. I don't have a Keurig, but I think it could become my favorite kitchen appliance! :)

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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  70. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/392825644716793856
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  71. I am a coffee drinker and would totally consider fair trade coffee! Thanks a bunch for a chance to win!!!! kmassman gmail

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  72. https://twitter.com/thisisme79/status/394495782096617472

    thisisme79 @ gmail dot com

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  73. i love coffee and yes i would try it

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  74. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/394524418031898624

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  75. I am not a coffee drinker but I have never tried it either. I would try fair trade.

    wlbellows at gmail dot com

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  76. https://mobile.twitter.com/electricstar/status/395015502356942848?p=v

    wlbellows at gmail dot com

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  77. I am a coffee drinker, and I wouldn't even know where to buy fair trade coffee anywhere near me! I'll check out the site for ordering online!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  78. Tweet: https://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/395410470309351426

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  79. Yes I drink coffee and would try the fair trade

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  80. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/395563412077293568

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  81. I drink a lot of coffee and am always looking for better choices so I would consider fair trade.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  82. I am a coffee addict and I always buy fair trade! tessa2000(at)mail.com

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  83. Yes, I'm a coffee drinker and yes, and would buy Fair Trade because it helps farmers get fair wages. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  84. My family drinks coffee and I believe in fair trade
    ky_grandma40@yahoo.com

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  85. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I love tea. My husband loves both, though. I would definitely consider buying Fair Trade.

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  86. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/395649016001622017

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  87. I drink coffee every day and buy fair trade when I can!

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  88. No, I'm not a coffee drinker (hubby is!) but yes to Fair Trade!
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  89. I’m not a big coffee drinker but I would drink fair trade if it tasted the best

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  90. I don't drink coffee but my brother buys free trade coffee!

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  91. I've had fair trade and wasn't disappointed. Love coffee.

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  92. I do drink coffee, but can't say I've ever knowingly had fair trade. I'd like to try :)

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  93. I love iced coffee! I would be happy to buy Green Mountain or any Fair Trade certified brand. It's a great way to support those whose livelihoods depend on a fair price for their coffee bean harvest.

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  94. My mother is the coffee drinker and we would consider buying fair trade coffee.

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  95. Yes, I drink coffee every single day and I will consider buying fair trade coffee.

    kperales25(at)aol.com

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  96. I tweeted,,
    https://twitter.com/YamiYali/status/395733190465159168

    kperales25(at)aol.com

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  97. I'm not a serious coffee drinker but I absolutely am cognizant of fair trade coffee and I think it is a very important consideration. (In short, I am more serious about fair trade than drinking coffee! Love to support those who deserve it.) tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  98. i drink coffee everyday for sure would try fair trade

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  99. Yes I love my coffee and I would buy fair trade coffee.

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  100. I enjoy coffee on occasion, especially early in the morning or late at night when I need energy. I would love to support Fair Trade Coffee if it taste good to me or anyone else in my household.

    darkmysticnight(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  101. I would buy fair trade. I drink coffee.
    andrinagoetz at gmail dot com

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  102. Yep, huge coffee drinker here! I have and will again buy fair trade!

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  103. My tweet https://twitter.com/ladylost2/status/395790682696069120

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  104. I am a coffee drinker and I am fair game for Fair Trade!

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  105. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/395820192728485888

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  106. I am a coffee drinker and I do drink fair trade coffee already! calvad at aol dot com

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  107. I am a coffee drinker and although I don't buy fair trade coffee right now I would. Its something to consider next time I go shopping especially after watching the video :)
    crystalmethod54751@gmail.com

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  108. I am a huge coffee drinker and my favorite is green mountain coffee..I would buy fair trade coffee :)

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  109. https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/395925301743472642

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  110. I am a coffee drinker (3 cups a day) and I occasionally buy fair-trade.

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  111. Coffee snobs in my household and we only drink fair trade coffee!
    hockeygalnc(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  112. I am not a coffee drinker but I drink Tea.

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  113. yes i am a coffee drinker and yes i would totally consider buying fair trade!

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  114. I am a coffee drinker and I would definitely buy fair trade!

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  115. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/395957850620444673
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  116. I am a coffee drinker and I would and do buy Fair Trade coffee

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  117. I am a coffee drinker and I would buy fair trade coffee.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  118. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/396011626295336960

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  119. Yes I am and yes I would.

    inspiring video
    elysesw@aol.com

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  120. Fair trade is the only type of coffee that I buy. :)

    HilLesha@twc.com

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  121. i am a coffee drinkers and would def consider buying it

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  122. I am a coffee drinker. I would like to buy fair trade

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  123. I tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/donnak4/status/396056455448887297

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  124. I am a coffee drinker and would love to try fair trade coffee

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