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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fair Trade Certified™ Green Mountain Coffee® Review

Green Mountain is passionate about coffee — they also are passionate about their impact on the world. That is one reason that they have a variety of Fair Trade Certified™ coffees available.

Fair Trade designation means that farmers are paid a fair price for their beans. It operates on a theory similar to minimum wage standards in the United States. Fair Trade is supposed to help prevent exploitation and allow people to have a better quality of life. It also allows money to be invested in their communities. Much of the economic benefit of fair trade goes to local schools. Education is vital to any community and its future. Coffee is a major cash crop in several countries, with many people dependent on coffee farming for their income.  Read all about Green Mountain Coffee® and Fair Trade at Consumers can help make a difference with something as simple as buying a pack of coffee.

One of their Fair Trade coffees is Three Continent Blend. It combines the good qualities of Sumatran, South American, and Ethiopian coffees. There was a time when I wouldn’t have known the difference among the coffee beans — coffee beans are all pretty much alike, aren’t they? As I’ve become more of a coffee connoisseur, I’ve realized that they do taste different. Three Continent Blend gets a lush, hearty body from Sumatran beans, while South American beans gives it a sweet smoothness and balanced fruity notes. It also has a delicate floral finish from Ethiopian beans.

Buzz Agent gave me the pleasure of trying some samples of Green Mountain’s Three Continent Blend K-Cups.  I curiously and eagerly awaited my morning cup of coffee, so I could try some. A good cup of coffee is one of life’s little pleasures for me. I confess that I’m somewhat of a coffee addict, starting each day with a cup of coffee to. Then often having a couple more cups throughout the day. Getting my fix is even easier since I’ve gotten my Keurig machine.

The coffee is smooth and flavorful.  I love that it is "extra bold" because I like more flavor and body to my coffee. This is also helpful because I put creamer in my coffee, which can dilute the coffee taste, and I want the full taste of the coffee. I must say that I enjoyed this particular blend. Another yummy coffee is Green Mountain Vermont Country Blend; it’s also Fair Trade Certified.

Don’t have a Keurig brewer? No problem, Green Mountain Coffee also has bagged coffees.

Beauty tip – save the used grounds for a body or face scrub. It feels invigorating, plus there many skincare products on the market touting the benefits of caffeine for skin.

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