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Caramel Vanilla Cream Coffee Waffle Recipe: Hello, Gorgeous!

Caramel Vanilla Cream Coffee Waffles

Have you ever had dessert waffles? The concept was a surprise to me when I first moved to England. There, waffles aren't a breakfast food at all. They're 100% dessert food!

It didn't take me long to embrace the concept, and I think you should too. Especially when we're talking about waffles made with delicious Green Mountain Coffee® Caramel Vanilla Cream.

Light, sweet, with hints of buttery caramel and smooth vanilla, both the coffee and these waffles are a crowd pleaser. These Caramel Vanilla Cream Coffee Waffles stayed light, even though I used a whole grain baking mix in the recipe. I was pleasantly surprised. You might be looking at me with an eyebrow raised, but who says dessert can't be whole grain too?

Caramel Vanilla Cream Coffee Waffles Image

Fire up your waffle maker, grab some vanilla ice cream and the best maple syrup (Another great Vermont export!) you can get your hands on. You'll have a simple dessert whipped up before your family even knows you left the table.

Caramel Vanilla Cream Coffee Waffles

makes 4 waffles

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Bisquick Complete or similar waffle/pancake mix

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 3/4 cup Green Mountain Coffee® Caramel Vanilla Cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (roughly, see directions)

  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil

  • Vanilla Ice Cream for topping

  • Maple Syrup, for topping

Directions

  1. Heat waffle iron. While the iron is warming up, mix the batter:
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine waffle mix, salt, and nutmeg. Whisk together until nutmeg and salt are evenly distributed. Set aside.
  3. In a 2-cup measuring cup, brew one 6 oz. (3/4 cup) Caramel Vanilla Cream Coffee K-Cup® pack.
  4. Add the teaspoon of vanilla extract to the measuring cup, then add heavy cream until the measurement on the cup reaches 1 1/3.
  5. Pour the coffee-cream mixture into the dry ingredients. Add two tablespoons of vegetable oil. 
  6. Whisk all ingredients together until you have a thick batter. 
  7. Spray waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour roughly 1/3 cup of batter into each well of the waffle iron. Allow to cook until golden brown and the waffle comes away cleanly from the iron.
  8. Top with scoops of vanilla ice cream and maple syrup. Serve immediately. 

 

Care to try Caramel Vanilla Cream yourself? Hop on over to my blog, Bluebonnets & Brownies, for a chance to win some!

 

Don't forget that Fair Trade Island Coconut Coffee is available for a limited time, and you can make this gorgeous coffee cake recipe with it too!

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Are There Calories in Coffee?

 

For calorie crunchers out there, good news: Nutritionally speaking, brewed coffee is pretty much inert.

Coffee has virtually no calories or fats, no carbohydrates, no sodium, no cholesterol… if it were required to carry a nutritional product label, that label would consist mostly of a lot of zeros. (In fact, coffee is exempt from federal food label programs precisely because it has zero nutritive value.)

The same thing can be said for our flavored coffees. We don’t add sugars or sweeteners of any kind (unless, of course, you’re brewing our Sweet & Creamy iced coffees K-Cup® and Vue® packs – then there’s creamer and sugar already added to give you a perfectly creamy iced coffee every time). So while Fair Trade Island Coconut® or Chocolate Glazed Donut may taste indulgent, they're absolutely guilt-free.  

That said, coffee does offer a number of trace minerals (Thiamin, Niacin, Folate, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese) and is a good source of Potassium, Pantothenic Acid, and Riboflavin. A 6-ounce cup of brewed coffee may contain 2 to 4 milligrams of Sodium… most from the water used to brew the coffee and not the coffee itself.

Now, coffee has virtually no nutritional impact, but the things you might add to our coffee will dial up those numbers. And, if what you’re really doing is adding a little bit of coffee to a large cup of steamed milk (with a few tablespoons of flavored syrups on top!) the results can be pretty dramatic for someone looking to trim down.  Just be conscious of what you’re adding – may it be a splash of almond milk or a tablespoon of butter. 

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10 Ways to Renew Your Brew

If you’ve got a Keurig® K-Cup® or Vue® brewer, there are lots of options for trying something new to “Renew Your Brew.” Things like flavored coffees – Limited Edition Island Coconut comes to mind – and Brew Over Ice flavors like lemonade, iced coffee, and iced tea. (You did know that every Keurig® brewer can make iced beverages, right?)

The point is, single-serve packs are a really convenient way to enjoy a great cup of coffee any time of day. But being able to use your brewer to make iced coffee, iced tea, lemonade and other fruit drinks is a little like discovering that your washing machine can also fold and do ironing. Sigh…if only.

So in case you need a little more motivation, here are 10 Ways to Renew Your Brew that you may see floating around as you travel through cyberspace in the next few weeks. And if you do try something new – beverage related or not – please leave a comment; we’d love to hear about it.

10 Ways to Renew Your Brew

1. Start chillin’ with your Keurig® brewer. Enjoy iced coffee, iced tea, and more.

2. Raise a mug to Mom. Order a special Mother’s Day Brewer Bundle to make her morning easy.

3. Think outside the bean. Try Brew Over Ice lemonade by Green Mountain Naturals® and other fruit brews.

4. Stockpile your favorite flavors with 15% off storewide, now through May 7. Just use keycode RENEWBREW at check-out.

5. Give a gift of good taste to someone special (see #4 regarding storewide sale).

6. Take a sip to paradise with Green Mountain Coffee® Island Coconut® seasonal coffee.

7. Get a special delivery. Café Express® members enjoy regular automatic delivery of their favorite items AND save 15% on every order.

8. Get a newer brewer. Check out the Keurig® Vue® V500.

9. Make time for tea with Bigelow and Celestial Seasonings K-Cup® and Vue® packs.

10. Try something new to you. Fair Trade Certified™ selections, Tully’s Hawaiian Blend, and more!

You know where to find all these great options, but here’s a shortcut to get you started: www.GreenMountainCoffee.com

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Coconut Vanilla Cream Coffee Recipe for Mom

Coconut Vanilla Cream Coffee Recipe from Green Mountain Coffee

Breakfast in bed is the quintessential way to kick-off a quality Mother’s Day.  Mom gets to lounge, kids get creative in the kitchen, and dad gets to coordinate to make it all happen (and clean it all up)!  To simplify the process but still give mom that special, “For me?” moment, how about brewing her up a little something sweet and tropical in your Keurig® brewer?

Coconut Vanilla Cream

Ingredients

- Green Mountain Coffee® Island Coconut® K-Cup® pack, Vue® pack, or bagged coffee

- 1 tablespoon of brown sugar

- ½ - 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

- 2 teaspoons of heavy cream or whipped cream

Directions

- Add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar into a large mug

- Brew or pour 6-8 ounces of Green Mountain Coffee® Island Coconut® into the mug

- Add ½ - 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to taste

- Stir

- Pour 2 teaspoons of heavy cream over the backside of a spoon into the mug creating a layered effect or top with whipped cream

Tip from the Brew Team

- Don’t stir again after adding the heavy cream or whipped cream. Sip the coffee through the cream and transport your senses!

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Island Coconut is back

Island Coconut Coffee is Back for Spirng and Summer 2013

Your wait is over: Green Mountain Coffee® Island Coconut® is back for the spring and summer!   It’s time to brew yourself into a tropical getaway – even if you never leave your cubicle.

We’ve captured the lush aroma of fruity, exotic coconut and blended it with the subtle sweetness of a lightly-roasted, Central American coffee. The result is as refreshing as it is unexpected.  Enjoy it in bags, K-Cup® packs, and, for the first time, Vue® packs for your Keurig Vue® brewer!  Remember: It’s Limited Edition – brew it while supplies last!

Are you going to take a trip to paradise with Island Coconut this season?

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DIY K-Cup Pack Easter Baskets

K-Cup Pack Easter Basket

While I’m no glue gun goddess, I’ve been known to enjoy a good crafting session.  With Easter just around the corner, I have my DIY Easter list narrowed down to one project: K-Cup® pack Easter Baskets!  This little beauty came from Karen on our Sustainability team.  Cute and bunny-sized, how could I not give it a try?  Here’s how to do it: 

1. Brew your favorite Keurig Brewed® coffee – perhaps Green Mountain Coffee® Island Coconut® to welcome in spring?  Sip, savor, and enjoy that cup!  (And let the brewed K-Cup® pack cool down a touch.)

2. Once cooled, carefully remove the foil lid, filter, and coffee grounds.  Your soon-to-be planted garden will appreciate a little coffee ground compost.

3. Gently wash out and towel-dry the empty K-Cup® pack.*   

4. Poke two small holes on each side of the K-Cup® pack below the lip and thread each end of your pipe cleaner through to create a handle.

5. Fill with Eater grass and your favorite candies.  Jelly beans and candy coated chocolate eggs are our favorites. 

6. Delight your family with this bunny-sized treat on Easter morning!

*Psst - If you want to add more color, grab some paint, glue, rhinestones, - you name it - , and decorate the pack before putting in the pipe cleaner handle.

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Three Steps to Caffeinated Beauty

If only looking sleeker was as easy as sitting and drinking your beloved morning cup of coffee, right?


Well…it is! Maybe. Kind of. Intrigued? Our friends at Van Houtte® pointed out this exciting benefit of caffeine’s ability to decrease the appearance of cellulite through a DIY coffee scrub. Since we can definitely get behind incorporating caffeine into our beauty regimen, here are some more of our favorite ways you can use your beloved blend to beautify. At-home spa treatments are an easy, inexpensive way to feel luxurious without dropping crazy cash on overpriced treatments or products; plus, you can even put your old K-Cup® packs to good use. So, get to it!

 

Caffeine Facial Mask


Caffeine is a bonafide blessing for your face: according to studies, it contains antioxidant, dehydrating, and other properties, which basically equal up to the fact that it makes you look better all around. Between tightening and de-puffing, reducing dark circles, let your favorite morning cup go to work on more than just your energy level.

Ingredients:
2 Tbs. fresh coffee grounds
1 Tbs. honey
1 tsp. brown sugar
3 Tbs. whole milk, heavy cream, or plain yogurt

Directions:
Wisk ingredients together until you achieve the desired, creamy consistency. Apply evenly over your face and let dry for 10-20 minutes. Once hardened, rinse off with warm water and enjoy your freshly-awakened face.
 

Homemade Coffee Hair Treatment

On the quest to aesthetic self-betterment, don’t overlook your hair!  Hair follicles can directly absorb caffeine through the use of a simple coffee rinse, which will promote a glossy shine. While it’s true that this treatment requires fresh coffee rather than used grounds, fret not: suppose you’re not in the mood for more coffee on any given day…why not let your luscious locks reap its benefits instead?

Ingredients:
Fresh cup of extra strong coffee—try using a French or Italian roast

Directions:
Once cooled, simply pour the coffee over clean, dry hair. Let it soak in for 20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with cool water. Recommended usage: once a week for shiny tresses.

 

Abby's Super Simple Scrub

This is my favorite of the bunch - so easy and great for exfoliating (or battling cellulite).  The aroma wakes up your senses, and the scrub wakes up your body!

Ingredients
3 parts warm, used coffee grounds
1 part sugar or salt
Essential oil

Directions
1. Experiment with your favorite coffees to find a particularly decadent aroma to feature in your at-home spa concoction. Considering the season, I personally think Island Coconut® coffee would be a great base for a scrub.

2. Continuing with the tropical theme, try adding coconut oil to the mix. If that’s not your cup of tea (sorry, coffee), other options include jojoba oil (about one tablespoon), rosemary essential oil (12 drops or so), or even virgin olive oil (try three tablespoons).

3. The granular crystals in sugar help to exfoliate and smooth out skin by sloughing off the dead stuff. Try sugar in the raw for texture; sea salt is another great option, as it also exfoliates but replaces minerals in the process.

4. Mix all of your chosen ingredients together into a paste and store in your fridge (it should last about a month). Scrub onto problem areas in circular motions for 3 minutes before rinsing off. Do it twice a week, and if you see results…thank us later. 

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Welcome Back Fair Trade Island Coconut Coffee

We’ve missed you, Fair Trade Island Coconut®. We’ve missed you in bags; we’ve missed you in K-Cup® packs for our Keurig® brewer. We’ve missed your freshly grated coconut aroma. We’ve missed the fruity, fresh, exotic sensation you give us with the first (second, third…) sip we take in the morning (afternoon, evening…). We’ve missed the subtle sweetness of your lightly roasted Central American coffee. We’ve missed the warmer days and tropical nights that your Spring debut beckons. We’ve missed that good feeling we have when we sip you knowing that farmers are getting a fair wage for your Fair Trade certification.

Fair Trade Island Coconut K-Cup Coffee

Welcome back to our coffee mug, dear Island Coconut. And thank you for sticking around for Summer, too (available until August 3, 2012, or while supplies last).

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Fair Trade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cupcake Recipe

Amber of Bluebonnets & Brownies is back for her Fall coffee-inspired recipe!  And I only need four words to introduce her latest recipe: Fair Trade Pumpkin Spice!

This is the recipe I've been waiting all year to write. Recently, a promotional email from Green Mountain Coffee® went out. The subject line? "Pumpkin Spice is Here!". The text of the message? "Some people wait all year for this."

Yeah. I fully admit it. I'm pretty sure I inspired that marketing genius. Because I do. I wait all year. Or, actually, I try not to wait all year. I try to buy as many Pumpkin Spice K-Cup® portion packs as I can get my grubby little hands on, and then I hoard them, rationing myself to 2 (okay, 3) cups a day, praying that they'll last through to August.

It never works out. I just can't get enough of the Fair Trade Pumpkin Spice coffee.

Two years ago, my husband added fuel to the fire, buying me a Keurig Milk Frother for our anniversary. In November.

Autumn + Pumpkin Spice + Milk Frother = one jittery recipe writer full of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, my friends. I don't regret a single cup.


I knew we had to go sweet for this recipe. Our last recipe was savory, Island Coconut Chicken Curry, if you remember. But there's really only one direction you want to go when it comes to pumpkin and spice and everything nice - and that's straight down Sugar Lane.

 

The first recipe I ever had featured on Green Mountain Café was a chocolate mayonnaise cake. A recipe near and dear to my heart because it was my grandfather's. It relies heavily on strong coffee for its signature flavor, and so I wondered, how would a Spice Cake with a coffee and mayonnaise base be?

If the email I received from my husband's coworker this morning is anything to go by, not only does this cake work, the combination of the coffee-base and Pumpkin Spice coffee infused buttercream are, and I quote, "like manna from the Gods". (He often foists the extras of my creations off on his co-workers - it's actually made him quite popular!)

I hope that you enjoy Pumpkin Spice coffee, and Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes, as much as I have. They both embody everything I have come to love about the Fall: cozy comfort, inviting warmth, and enticing aromas.

Happy Autumn, everyone!

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cupcakes

makes 16-18

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 cup packed Brown Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/2 teaspoon All Spice

1 cup Mayonnaise - no substitutes!
1 cup (8 oz) Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Pumpkin Spice Coffee, cooled
2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and all spice. Stir completely with a wire whisk - this will allow the ingredients to distribute evenly and also aerate.

In a smaller bowl, combine mayonnaise, coffee, and vanilla extract. Whisk as well, until ingredients are well mixed.

Stir wet ingredients into dry, mixing completely to make batter.

Line 12 count muffin tins with paper liners, or spray with cooking spray. Using a 1/4 cup measure, scoop batter into each muffin well. You should end up with exactly 18 cupcakes if you use the 1/4 cup measure.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake removes cleanly. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened to room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons cold Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Pumpkin Spice Coffee
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

Directions
In a stand mixer, or using a hand mixer, cream butter until it is light and fluffy - 4-10 minutes at least. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add coffee one tablespoon at a time, mixing again after each addition, and then vanilla and pumpkin pie spice.

My kitchen was very warm, so my icing seemed a bit too soft at this point. I refrigerated it to stiffen it up, and then re-mixed it when I was ready to frost my cupcakes. If after refrigeration the frosting seems too stiff, add 1 tablespoon of half and half and mix well again with your mixer. Alternate between tablespoons of half and half and Pumpkin Spice Coffee until frosting reaches your desired consistency.

Cupcakes and frosting will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

 

 

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Mocha Coconut Coffee Recipe

With Fair Trade Island Coconut® now officially our new summer seasonal flavor, it seems like a good time to share our recipe for a tropical treat.  Three words: Chocolate and coconut.  Yes, please!

 

Mocha Coconut: Bagged

 


Mocha Coconut: K-Cup® portion pack

 

  • Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings (optional).

Simple and oh-so delicious on a chilly summer night … or day.  Really, we’ll sip on this drink any day of the week! If you make this at home, remember to take a picture and share it on our Facebook page!

 

 

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Summer Catalog - It's Cool and Convenient!

Summer is upon us! We spend much of our time in anticipation of this time of year, only to watch it go by in an instant.

How would you describe the perfect summer day? Maybe you feel like James Dent, who said that the perfect summer day "is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken." Or maybe your perfect summer day involves friends, family, and a barbecue. Or perhaps you're the type that prefers to beat the heat by staying inside and chilling by the air conditioner.

Since summer tends to be so short, many of us like to keep our lives a bit simpler so we have time to enjoy it.  That's how we can help!  We're serving up the convenience of shopping from wherever you are and having your favorite coffees, teas, and beverages shipped directly to you.  Our summer catalog is just the tool to do this! It's lightweight, portable, and offers you plenty of choices.  Keep watching your mailbox for your copy!

Highlights from our summer issue:


If you forget to take your catalog with you, don't worry, you can view it digitally, page by page, right here.

If you are not currently on our mailing list and would like to be, please visit our catalog request page on our website: www.greenmountaincoffee.com/CatalogRequest.

From all of us at Green Mountain Coffee, have a happy, safe, and healthy summer.

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Our Spring Catalog Has Sprung!

Here in Vermont, we are clinging to the hope of spring's arrival (despite what the calendar says). Maybe you're still waiting for it, too.  To help expedite its arrival, we're putting you in a spring state of mind with our Spring catalog, which should be showing up in your mailbox any day now.

A couple of the highlights in this issue are:


  • The return of our Limited Edition Spring Coffees: a 10 oz. bag of Fair Trade Spring Revival Blend, and Fair Trade Island Coconut in both bag and K-Cups®.

  • Brew Over Ice coffees and teas--nothing says, "Bring on the warm weather" like refreshing iced beverages!

  • An offer for 15% off your order (see the back cover of the catalog for details).


In the next week or so, you will be able to view our entire spring catalog online!  Be on the lookout for a link to our Digital Catalog on our site.  With the digital catalog, you can easily flip through its pages and click on an item, which will take you to the product page on our website--a very convenient way to browse and shop!

If you are not currently on our mailing list and would like to be, please visit our catalog request page on our website: www.greenmountaincoffee.com/CatalogRequest

Remember:  "No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." ~Hal Borland.




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Welcome back, Island Coconut

Two words: It's back!


Get ready to grab a good book, apply your sun block, and relax into your favorite lounge chair because Fair Trade Island Coconut® is back!  We don't know about you, but just one sip transports us to our own private island paradise … and, between you and me, it’s one sweet destination!  Even our coffee mugs are preparing for the trip – grass skirts never looked so tropical.

Whether you enjoy your Island Coconut from K-Cups® or bags, or in your office, this Seasonal favorite is around for Spring, so enjoy this coconut-ty good while it lasts!

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#NameThatCoffee Twitter Contest

Updated 6/23/11:  Stay tuned for another #NameThatCoffee contest on Twitter on Friday, June 24!  Read below to get details on how to play!

Updated 5/16/11:  You never cease to amaze us!  This week's coffee was Fair Trade Island Coconut - congrats to our 5 winners!

Updated 4/25/11:  Vermont Country Blend was our #NameThatCoffee prize this week!  Mmm, brisk and bright!

Updated 3/23/11: #NameThatCoffee was another success with Breakfast Blend Decaf!  Thanks for brewing along with us!

Updated 2/22/11:  Another contest down and you're all still amazing!  This week's coffee was Mocha Nut Fudge - how nutty you all were! :)

Updated 1/19/11: WOW - what a group of coffee connoisseurs we have on Twitter!   This week's coffee was Fair Trade Sumatran Reserve.   Guess we'll have to choose something a little harder next time...

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Can you name a Green Mountain Coffee with only three clues to help you? Let’s see:



  1. Subtle.

  2. Nutty.

  3. Fair Trade.



Name that coffee!



If you said, “Fair Trade Rain Forest Nut®,” you’re right!

See? Whether you’re someone who has tasted through the Green Mountain Coffee collection or just sticks to a few time honored favorites, it’s easy to tap into your tasting knowledge and pick the right coffee that we’re describing – and win it, too.  Win? Yes! Here are the “Ground” rules for our #NameThatCoffee Twitter Contest:

Here’s how it works:


  • Follow @GreenMtnCoffee on Twitter.

  • On Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 9 AM, we’ll tweet out three clues about a variety of Green Mountain Coffee.

  • @reply us with the coffee’s name and the hashtag #NameThatCoffee.

    • Example Reply: @GreenMtnCoffee It’s Rain Forest Nut! #NameThatCoffee



  • The first three followers to guess the coffee correctly will win a bag/box of that delicious mystery java.

  • For Official Rules, see below:


Green Mountain Coffee Name That Coffee Twitter Contest - UPDATED for 6/23/11

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE THE CHANCE OF WINNING. INTERNET ACCESS NECESSARY TO ENTER AND WIN.  RESTRICTIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED.

ENTRIES POSTED TO THE CONTEST ACCOUNT ARE NOT EDITED BY SPONSOR AND ARE THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF SPONSOR.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (“U.S.”) who are 18 years of age or older as of June 19, 2011. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. This Contest is subject to the laws of the United States and Vermont and all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Employees of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., and Keurig, Incorporated and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, Contest and fulfillment agencies, and members of the immediate family or household of each of the above are not eligible to participate.

SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Contest is Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., 33 Coffee Lane, Waterbury, VT 05676 (“Sponsor” or “GMCR”).

ENTRY PERIOD: The Green Mountain Coffee Name That Coffee Twitter Contest (the “Contest”) runs between 8:00:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) to 11:00:00 AM EST on June 24, 2011 (the “Contest Period”).   Entries must be received no later than 11:00:00 AM EST June 24, 2011.  No entries will be accepted outside of the 8:00:00 AM EST to 11:00:00 EST entry period.

HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE THE CHANCE OF WINNING. To enter, visit www.Twitter.com and log-in or create a free Twitter account. Then become a follower of @GreenMtnCoffee.  Once @GreenMtnCoffee tweets out the three clues, entrants must reply to @GreenMtnCoffee with the correct name of the coffee and the hashtag #NameThatCoffee.  Winners will be notified from the @GreenMtnCoffee page (or as otherwise determined by Sponsor in its discretion).  All entries must be received by 11:00:00 AM EST on May 19, 2011.  All entries must be submitted via Twitter.  NO OTHER FORMATS OR METHODS OF ENTRY ARE ACCEPTABLE.

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PRIZE: One (1) ten- (10) or twelve (12)-oz. bag or twenty-four (24) count box of Green Mountain Coffee, to be selected by the Sponsor. ARV of Prize: $8.49 to $15.45.  Prize includes shipment to winner’s address in the US or Canada.  Taxes are the responsibility of the winners.

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Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision.

WINNER: Contest Prize winners will be selected by Sponsor from the first three correct eligible entries received in the Contest Period. Contest Prize selection will occur on June 24, 2011.

Winner notification will be by Twitter or any other method chosen by Sponsor.  Potential winner will be required to contact Sponsor by direct message to Green Mountain Coffee via Twitter or as directed within forty-eight (48) hours of winner notification (the “Response Period”).   Return of a prize notification as undeliverable or failure to respond within the Response Period will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. If the winner chooses not to accept a Prize, an alternate winner will be chosen. In the event of a dispute, entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of Twitter account submitted at time of entry. Unless otherwise noted, allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of a Prize following completion of notification and prize acceptance process. Prizes will only be delivered to addresses within the United States.

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GENERAL RELEASE: By participating and/or submitting an entry in this Contest, entrants agree: (a) to these Official Rules and all decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all respects relating to this Contest; and (b) to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and Keurig, Incorporated and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers and employees and agents from and against any claim, cause of action, liability or expense (including attorneys’ fees) arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any Prize.   SPONSOR MAY REQUIRE EXECUTION OF A SPECIFIC RELEASE PRIOR TO AWARD OF ANY PRIZE.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY, DISPUTES: If, for any reason, the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, whether due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In the event of termination, a random drawing to award the Prizes will be conducted from eligible entries received up until the time of termination, if such a drawing can be fairly conducted in Sponsor’s judgment.

Sponsor is not responsible for (i) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software, printing or typographical errors or lost, illegible or incomplete entries; (ii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any providers, transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in or unauthorized alteration to any part of the entry process or the Contest; (iv) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (v) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant’s computer, hardware or software, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Entrant agrees that as a condition of entering the Contest: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the state and federal courts of the State of Vermont; (ii) by participating or submitting an entry in the Contest, entrant consents to the personal jurisdiction and subject matter jurisdiction of such courts for such purpose; (iii) the parties waive any right to trial by jury; (iv) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred by entrant, including costs associated with entering this Contest but in no event entrant’s attorneys’ fees; and (v) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and further waives any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE RESTRICTIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

GOVERNING LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Vermont, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law Official Rules.

ENTRY INFORMATION: Entry information becomes property of Sponsor subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy as posted on its website at the following Internet address: www.GreenMountainCoffee.com.

WINNERS LIST: For a list of winners, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope by August 1, 2011 to: Green Mountain Coffee Name That Coffee Twitter Contest Winners List Request, 33 Coffee Lane, PO Box 370, Waterbury, VT 05676-9927. Limit one request per envelope. Vermont residents do not need to include return postage.

COPY OF RULES:  For a printed copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Green Mountain Coffee Name That Coffee Twitter Contest Rules, 33 Coffee Lane, PO Box 370, Waterbury, VT 05676-9927. Limit one request per envelope.  Vermont residents do not need to include return postage.

©2011 Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.  K-Cup® is the registered trademark of Keurig, Incorporated.   Green Mountain Coffee is the registered trademark of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.

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Spring Catalog, Coming to a Mailbox Near You!

The Spring Catalog is one of my favorite catalogs to work on.  In the middle of the winter when things are dark and cold, working on the Spring Catalog brings thoughts of flowers blooming, long sunny days and song birds singing.  For me, it is a true sign that spring has finally sprung when we begin mailing out our Spring Catalog.

And so, here we are, most signs of winter have melted away and my dreams of spring have come to fruition! The Spring Catalog has dropped, and will be appearing in a mailbox near you soon!

In the catalog look for featured products including Island Coconut coffee, New revv and revv Pulse K-Cup® portion packs and some beautiful spring inspired mugs.




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Island Coconut: Let the Coconut Love Begin!

I was trying to come up with a witty introduction for the arrival of our flavored Spring Seasonal (“Time to get Island Coconut-ty!” “First sign of spring: crocuses, baby birds, and Island Coconut.” “Time to put the cream in the Island Coconut, and stir it all up!”), but, let’s be honest: the excitement, thrill, and anticipation for this coffee’s annual debut doesn’t require fanfare.  It all comes down to two little words that set flavored coffee lovers taste buds afire:

Island Coconut®.

Don’t believe me?  Take a peek at the buzz:








This Fair Trade tropical treat captures the aroma of freshly grated coconut and is blended with the subtle sweetness of a lightly-roasted, Central American coffee. Unexpectedly refreshing.

Fair Trade Island Coconut is here in bag and K-Cup® single portion packs until June 4th!

-Kristen

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