Monday, August 15, 2011

Green Beans Coffee Review and Gift Pack Giveaway!



I love coffee. Most of you already know that :) And I recently discovered a coffee company that is absolutely fabulous! Green Beans Coffee, and with a logo of Honor First, Coffee Second, you know it's good! I'm going at this a little backwards, but I'd like to share some information about the company before I give my thoughts on the coffee.


"Green Beans Coffee Company got its start with, and has a unique dedication to, the troops of the United States military. Within our cafes at home and around the world, Green Beans Coffee offers the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces the highest quality coffee and tea beverages in an inviting environment where soldiers, airmen, sailors and marines can relax and feel at home.
U.S. Army personnel at nearby Eskan Village caught word about the new coffeehouse, and soon after, invited Jason to open a cafe on the US Army base. Within months of operating at Eskan Village, the Air Force extended an invitation for a further 3 locations at the Prince Sultan Air Base, in Al-Kharj KSA.
Today, Green Beans Coffee Company serves military personnel in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Qatar, Djibouti, Africa and domestically at military bases across North America. The company has not only grown in locations, but also in its mission to support our men and women in uniform.
Our fifteen-year heritage of supporting those that put their lives at stake in service to our country is firmly rooted and non-negotiable. That tradition of caring is the foundation of our operating philosophy and carries over in our commitment of giving back on a national level, where a portion of every sale is donated to charities like TAPS and Soldiers Angels that strive to improve the life for disabled armed services members, military families and their children."
I received a bag of Green Beans' House Blend coffee, and as soon as I opened the box, I could smell the delicious aroma. Usually I'm not one to pay a whole lot of attention to the packaging, but I really love the design on this one. Very clean and sharp, and an obvious military influence. 

I decided to try the coffee that afternoon for a nice pick-me-up. As I used the grinder and then brewed the coffee, the entire kitchen smelled like walking in to a Starbucks! I know all coffee smells good, but this was a very rich fragrance. After fixing up my iced coffee, I took a sip and talk about a full, strong coffee! A hint of sweet, and it's not too dark, but packing a nice coffee punch. 




Now, before I get to the giveaway I'd like to share something with you. Green Beans Coffee offers a unique program called Cup of Joe For A Joe. This is a small way to show your appreciation for all the men and women of our military who are overseas fighting. For only $2.00, you can purchase a cup of coffee for one of these servicemen (or women). Green Beans will send them an email, notifying them that they have a free cup of coffee waiting at the Green Beans cafe on base. You can also include a personal message or thank-you, and can even offer to be a pen-pal with the Joe or Jane who receives your Cup of Joe! $2.00 is a small price to show your appreciation, and give a "Joe" some enjoyment!
One of my readers will receive a gift pack, including a Green Beans Coffee Mug and bag of House Blend Coffee!
Mandatory Entry-
Go to Green Beans Coffee and tell me another coffee you'd like to try!
Bonus Entries-
*EXTRA* 2 entries- Buy a Cup of Joe for a Joe, and tell me you did!
2 entries-Become (or be) a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Subscribe to my RSS Feed. 


1 entry-Subscribe to my email updates. This must be confirmed!


1 entry-Follow me (Pilgrim86) on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.


1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once every 7 days, which means a total of twice during this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.


1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.


1 entry-Leave a comment on a review (NOT giveaway) post. You may do this for up to 2 review posts=up to 2 comments.


3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post.


2 entries-"Like" Green Beans Coffee on Facebook and tell them you entered the giveaway on Hope's Cafe!

1 entry-Follow Green Beans Coffee on Twitter!


This giveaway ends Monday, August 29, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents only.

Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Green Beans Coffee website.
Note: Facebook is not affiliated with this post in any way.

52 comments:

  1. I'd love to try the Screaming Eagle Blend!

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  4. following Green Beans Coffee on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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  5. entered the Gilden Tree giveaway

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  8. following you on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

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  9. entered Gourmet Gift Baskets giveaway

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  10. I would like to try their decaf french roast.

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  11. Decaf French roast :) thanks!

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  12. Entered the soft lips giveaway a few minutes ago... Great prizes!

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  13. Subscribed to emails

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  14. Entered 39 dollar glasses giveaway

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  22. I would like to try the french roast

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  30. entered greeting card universe
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  31. entered 39 dollar glasses

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  36. I'd also love to try the Espresso Blend.
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  39. I’m a subscriber via RSS Feed.
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  40. I follow you on twitter. ID: Lyndadawinda
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  42. I entered this giveaway: Gourmet Gift Baskets Snack Basket
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  43. I entered this giveaway: Supreme Protein Bars
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  45. I'd like to try their Java Roast. Thanks!
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  46. GFC follower (1)
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  51. Entered the Supreme Protein Bars giveaway
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