{Giveaway} Green Mountain Coffee & a Keurig!*


When BlogHer sent out an email about a possible Green Mountain Coffee review, I immediately responded. The photos above are the best part of my morning. 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 the “Dark Magic”, I love the “Breakfast Blend”, and we both love what a wonderful company Green Mountain Coffee is.

While Green Mountain Coffee may have started small back in 1981, in Waitsfield, Vermont, by 2000 it was one of the very first brands to sign on with Fair Trade USA. These days, Green Mountain Coffee, is the leading brand in K-Cup Portion Packs and many of these are Fair Trade Certified.

For my Mom and people like her ;-), Fair Trade Certified means the coffee was purchased directly from the growers at a fair price. This means that we, the consumer, are getting a higher quality coffee and the farmers are receiving a better quality of life. And while doing all of this, Green Mountain Coffee somehow manages to keep their K-Cup Portion Packs the same price as all the others. It truly is a win-win situation for everyone involved.

In the end all you need to know is this…

Green Mountain Coffee is delicious.

It is Fair Trade Certified which creates the best outcome for both you and the farmers.

It comes in over 60 flavors for you to try.

And for once, doing the “green” thing will not cost you any extra.


If you want to learn more about Green Mountain Coffee or what exactly Fair Trade Certified means, check out their Facebook page!

And thanks to Blogher and Green Mountain Coffee, one of you are going to receive your very own Keurig coffee machine and a supply of Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup Portion Packs!

You have between September 8th till September 24th to enter! Good luck!


To enter: What was your first experience with Coffee? 



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You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry

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this post

d) 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

Winners 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

The Official Rules are available here.


**This post was sponsored by BlogHer, however my opinions are all my own.  :-)

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370 Responses to “{Giveaway} Green Mountain Coffee & a Keurig!”

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    Harrison — September 7, 2011 @ 11:17 pm

    the bubbles on the keurig looks awesome! :p

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    Cathy — September 7, 2011 @ 11:24 pm

    what a great giveaway!

    I only started drinking coffee when I started working a 9-5 job. It was Cafe Bustelo, and to this day, it’s still one of my faves. I’ve tried the Green Mountain as well, and I’m pretty fond of the dark magic too!

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    Clare @ Clare Cooks! — September 7, 2011 @ 11:24 pm

    The first time I remember having coffee was ‘stealing’ it after church on Sundays at coffee and donuts and it was horrible. I remember dumping so much sugar and milk into it and it was the most disgusting thing ever. I was so desperate to have it though, due to the popular urban legend of coffee stunting your growth. Being 6 feet tall since 7th grade, might explain the fact my coffee obsession started so young.

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    sabrina — September 7, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

    college–first finals period led to lots of caffeine! but now I just like how it tastes.

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    Angie — September 7, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

    My first experience with coffee was in college – vanilla lattes! While I still like fancy drinks, my travel mug of black coffee is my companion every day on my commute these days.

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    Cathy — September 7, 2011 @ 11:26 pm



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    Angie — September 7, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

    Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/happywrkgmom

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    Katie — September 7, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

    I’ve been drinking coffee for…a long time. My parents brewed a pot every morning and I started drinking it regularly sometime in middle school and kept it up through college and grad school. Years later, I can’t start my day without it. I’d love to try the Keurig to add new life to my regular cup of joe!

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    Nelly Rodriguez — September 7, 2011 @ 11:43 pm

    First coffee experience? My Mom’s cafe con leche…she’d let me have little sips when I was a toddler (toddler-ish…not like 3, maybe like 5? lol) …and now, I’m hooked!

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    Ellen — September 7, 2011 @ 11:51 pm

    I started drinking coffee in college to help me stay up and study!

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    Jessica — September 7, 2011 @ 11:52 pm

    I started drinking coffee in high school to wake me up in the mornings…I am not a morning person!!

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    Amanda — September 7, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    My dad drank a lot of coffee growing up, and would always let me taste it. Then I just kept drinking it!

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    Nelly Rodriguez — September 7, 2011 @ 11:55 pm

    I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/nella22/statuses/111648432988491776

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    The Good Wife — September 8, 2011 @ 12:12 am

    tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/thegoodwifeblog/status/111652363512709120

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    The Good Wife — September 8, 2011 @ 12:14 am

    I have wanted one of these forever

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    Beth Anne — September 8, 2011 @ 12:16 am

    I’ve been sipping coffee for as long as I can remember, only the proportions have changed. As I’ve gotten older it’s more coffee less milk as when I was a child it was all milk and a spoon of coffee.

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    LIndsay @ Peace, Love and French Fries — September 8, 2011 @ 12:17 am

    I’m not a huge coffee fan. My mom always swore I’d acquire the taste, but now I’m pushing 30 with still no luck. HOWEVER – my husband LOVES coffee but never gets to make it at home because he doesn’t want to make a whole pot for himself. He would die for one of these!

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    Beth Anne — September 8, 2011 @ 12:20 am

    tweeted about the giveaway :)

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    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions — September 8, 2011 @ 12:35 am

    My grandmother drinks coffee everyday all day. Her house smells like the wonderful smells of a coffee shop. My parents don’t drink coffee so as a small child visiting my grandmother this smell was one of my first distinct memories of her. To this day EVERY time I smell coffee I immediately think of my grandmother!

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    lynne — September 8, 2011 @ 12:48 am

    eating kona coffee ice cream on a school night, unaware it’d keep me up the whole night!!

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    bianca — September 8, 2011 @ 12:55 am

    I need it to make it through the day in college!

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    5 Star Foodie — September 8, 2011 @ 1:07 am

    My dad used to make coffee in an old fashioned coffee pot on a stove, and it was always so incredible, that was the coffee I first had, black of course!

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    Jamie T. — September 8, 2011 @ 1:16 am

    I was only 3-4 years old when I had my first taste of coffee. My mom walked away from her cup on the table and I drank it all (or a few sips really because most of it ended up all over me). Luckily it wasn’t hot so I wasn’t hurt but I think since that experience I have been hooked. It is a great pick me up on those blah days!

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    Sarah Zinkann — September 8, 2011 @ 1:19 am

    I was 6 years old and my Grandma gave me sips from her cup. I loved it and now it always reminds me of her and our memories with each other. I have had my eyes on this coffee maker for quite some time and I love the single serving concept. Can’t wait try a yummy cup of coffee from one.

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    BridgetSoup — September 8, 2011 @ 1:25 am

    Looove this! My only real experience with coffee is because of my Father. He always had it going first thing in the morning. It always reminded me of him, and comfort and warmth. Now that he is gone, it’s just a nice feeling that I get when I smell it. :)

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    BridgetSoup — September 8, 2011 @ 1:25 am

    Tweeted about this! http://twitter.com/#!/HookerNextDoor/status/111669069580738560

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    Yellowfish — September 8, 2011 @ 1:55 am

    I didn’t start drinking coffee until college, when my room mate and I had a reeeealllyyy early chemistry class. She took me to the cafeteria and every morning we’d get a coffee on our way… and, a lifelong addiction was born! (a glorious glorious addiction :).

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    Yellowfish — September 8, 2011 @ 2:01 am

    I’m not a very good tweeter, so I can’t figure out how to leave a link to the tweet it self, but I did it! http://twitter.com/#!/missyellowfish

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    Sarah in Miami — September 8, 2011 @ 2:11 am

    My first memory of coffee was when I was about 9 years old. I snuck a sip of my dad’s black coffee and nearly spat it out, it was so strong!! Who know that in a few short years I wouldn’t be able to live without it =)

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    Addison — September 8, 2011 @ 2:32 am

    I really hated coffee growing up, god bless my mom, but she makes one very bitter cup of coffee. Later I learned to love it because my best friend worked at Starbucks.

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    Amy S — September 8, 2011 @ 2:38 am

    I remember when I was a kid I tried my mom’s coffee because it smelled good but it tasted awful. Now I love coffee!

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    Addison — September 8, 2011 @ 2:39 am

    Tweet Tweet!


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    Amy's Cooking Adventures — September 8, 2011 @ 2:50 am

    Sounds great, I’d love to win!

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    Amy's Cooking Adventures — September 8, 2011 @ 2:53 am

    Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/amyscookingadve/status/111693493331705856

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    theresa — September 8, 2011 @ 3:10 am

    sounds like a great giveaway…especially with the cooler fall weather coming!!

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    Andrea G — September 8, 2011 @ 3:19 am

    The first time I tasted coffee I was around 8 or 9, sitting at my Meemaw’s dining room table. She put so much sugar and cream in her Community Coffee that it was a gray-ish brown color. I didn’t think I could ever like coffee after trying a sip of hers that morning, but long nights and early mornings changed that! haha

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    Desiree — September 8, 2011 @ 6:10 am

    I can’t remember my first experience with coffee but I have spent many many hours with friends drinking coffee and chatting the night away. :)

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    Shelley — September 8, 2011 @ 6:12 am

    I have been a fan of coffee since I was a little girl. I used to get up early with my dad and have coffee with him before he’d leave for work in the morning. Back then it was mostly milk…but its where my love of coffee began (and still reminds me of my dad)! :)

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    Kelly Schaefer — September 8, 2011 @ 6:19 am

    My first experience with coffee came as a child. It was THE beverage of choice by my mom and she liked it strong and black. We were never allowed to taste it, but we sure poured many cups for her. I never really cared for coffee……until 1.5 yrs ago. I was running a huge meeting at a hotel and was exhausted. I knew that I needed a “kick” and asked for a cup of coffee. I sweetened it up a little bit and put a few drops of creamer in and, Voila, I drank my first full cup of coffee. And I liked it! You might call me a late bloomer. During that conference, I am certain that I drank more than 2 dozen cups. Couldn’t get enough of it. I was hooked and had to add coffee to my Christmas list last year. My family has been supporting my coffee habit ever since! Hot and cold, I now LOVE my coffee! Kelly

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    Katrina — September 8, 2011 @ 6:28 am

    My first experience was the smell. My Mom’s a coffee drinker and I have always loved the smell of it brewing. When I was about 9 I finally asked to try it annnnnnd HATED it! I couldn’t believe something that smelled so good tasted so gross! Once in University I tried it again. This time with a bit of sugar and cream and it rocked my world. Now I’m a lover, not a hater. lol

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    amy marantino — September 8, 2011 @ 6:40 am

    i started drinking coffee when i got my first job… at McDonald’s

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    Meari — September 8, 2011 @ 6:48 am

    My first expierence with coffee was as a counselor at camp. My friend doctored it with a lot of cream and sugar. I finished her cup while she was getting breakfast!

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    Kate — September 8, 2011 @ 6:49 am

    My mom would give me a small drop of it in my glass of milk on Saturday mornings as a special treat. It made me feel so grown up.

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    Susan — September 8, 2011 @ 6:54 am

    My first sip of coffee was in the hospital after the birth of one of my daughters.

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    Catie — September 8, 2011 @ 6:59 am

    I got my first job when I was 15 at a coffeehouse, and worked there for 6 years. That definitely turned me on to coffee and espresso drinks!

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    jessica — September 8, 2011 @ 7:09 am

    i love your blog and i would LOVE a Keurig!

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    Katie — September 8, 2011 @ 7:20 am

    My mom started letting me have coffee on Saturday mornings when I was 8 or 9. I remember it was mostly milk and sugar with just a little coffee, but I loved it and I’ve loved coffee ever since.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — September 8, 2011 @ 7:22 am

    I always liked coffee and would taste my moms when I was a kid, but I’m pretty sure my first introduction to coffee was in ice cream:-)

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    Blog is the New Black — September 8, 2011 @ 7:24 am

    I heart my Keurig AND GM coffee. I have to say ICE CREAM was my first! Although, I do remember in high school, prob junior or senior year, having my first real cup and enjoying it… and then in college- it was all downhill!

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    Cristina B — September 8, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    I drink coffee every morning. I don’t know what I would do without it!! This giveaway is amazing!

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — September 8, 2011 @ 7:27 am

    1st experience with coffee. I was about 7 and thought I was chugging the rest of my dad’s Coca-Cola out of Styrofoam cup when in fact, it was old coffee. I spit it out soooo fast! Boy, times have REALLY changed b/c I am a coffee fiend!

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    Bobbi — September 8, 2011 @ 7:28 am

    My first encounter with coffe was as a child. When I would visit my Grandmother in Ohio, she would let me sit in her lap and have a sip of her coffee. I have been obsessed with it ever since!

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    Kanika — September 8, 2011 @ 7:32 am

    I didn’t encounter coffee until college, but oh my how it has been more than crucial to my day since then

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    Emily — September 8, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    I could really use this!!

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    Lynda — September 8, 2011 @ 7:45 am

    My first experience was when I was about 6. I had a terrible migraine (everyone in my family has them) and my mom made me coffee with a lot of milk.

    My son was about 16 when he had coffee. He had gone to Sweden on a mission trip and when he got back, he told us he had something to tell us. We thought, what in the world? He had drank coffee for the first time in Sweden and loved it.

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    Jill — September 8, 2011 @ 8:12 am

    My first experience with coffee was in tiramisu and I despised it. I still don’t like coffee-flavored things but I do love my coffee. I love Green Mountain – their Nantucket Blend coffee is by far my favorite type.

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    Ashley C — September 8, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    Love the giveaway, this would be perfect for my morning tea and afternoon coffee!

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    Dawn P — September 8, 2011 @ 8:16 am

    My H is the coffee drinker in our house. I’ve yet to acquire a taste for coffee, but I do love hot tea. This would be perfect for us.

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    Jill — September 8, 2011 @ 8:18 am

    I tweeted about this contest. I <3 Keurig. :) http://twitter.com/#!/jbhops/status/111774343293452289

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    Emily — September 8, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    I love green mountain coffee! Its so delicious, what a great giveaway :) I first started drinking coffee my freshman year of college when I had late nights or needed a quiet place to go to school work!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — September 8, 2011 @ 8:27 am

    My first cup of coffee was before the ACT – my friends and I all met at Waffle House. I’ve had coffee just about every day since then. :)

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — September 8, 2011 @ 8:31 am

    My first experience was with DD french vanilla – I was truly turned off from that flavor pretty much after the first sip. People say I’m crazy but I love hazelnut.

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    Jessica — September 8, 2011 @ 8:33 am

    I remember my dad always drinking a pot of coffee every morning since I was little. But, really what my dad drank was more akin to tar than coffee. Even now that I actually like coffee I can’t stomach the stuff he drinks, he brews it way too strong. I think he’s got his coffee/water ratio reversed!

    I think my first positive coffee experience was when my sister took me to Starbucks for the first time and got me a caramel mocha frappuccino. I was in love. Now I can’t stand them, they’re way too sweet. But my cold brewed iced coffee (with a little condensed milk) that I make myself really hits the spot these days. Although it might be getting a little too cold for iced coffee now! I guess the Keurig would really come in handy during the winter months!! ;o)

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — September 8, 2011 @ 8:37 am

    I actually thought coffee was disgusting at first. I didn’t see the appeal until I had a frappuchino then slowly worked in drinking more of the real stuff! Love it!

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    rachel e. — September 8, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    My first coffee experience was a mocha. I’m not sure I’ll warm up to straight up coffee, but I love a good mocha!!

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    Eva — September 8, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    My parents used to go to the Coffee Beanery at the mall. I first tried the cafe’ carmel (yup, spelled without that extra ‘a’) and I loved it!

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    Sarah — September 8, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    I first had coffee when I was 12. I accidentally drank from my mom’s cup of coffee rather than my cup of steamed milk. I hated it the first time I tried it, but once I hit college, I learned to love it! Now, I can’t live without it!

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    Jillian — September 8, 2011 @ 9:04 am

    My first experience with coffee was groing up in Miami and drinking those little cuban coffees. My mom would order them and I would get little sips. Now I am proud to say I make a mean cuban coffee!!! However, my birthday is on the 24th of this month and I would love, Love, LOVE to have one of these machines. It would make my morning routine so much faster and I also love Green Mountain Coffee. We always have that and Caribou at our office for the Kuerig, yum!!!!

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    Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups — September 8, 2011 @ 9:05 am

    My first experiences with coffee were me trying to be cool in high school drinking Starbucks frappachinos. Thank goodness, my appreciation for coffee has expanded to normal coffee–with just a little milk, no sugar, super strong. I love Green Mountain’s Fair Trade K-Cups and the Dark Magic as well!

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    pascale — September 8, 2011 @ 9:12 am

    When I was a little girl, my sister and I would spend the summers at our grandparent’s home in france (not as glamorous as it sounds when you really want to be in NJ with your friends). I absolutely refused to drink the digusting sterilized milk that had a shelf life of 100+ years. So, my grandmother, always clever, decided to introduce me to cafe au lait, with LOTS of sugar. And of course, I loved it… tasted like Hagen Daz coffee ice cream. To this day, I still drink my coffee that way (but with splenda).
    Ironically, my 14 year old daughter, who has started high school, asked if she could have coffee (for the first time this morning) and wants it to take like ice cream!!!

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    Caroline — September 8, 2011 @ 9:12 am

    How exciting, I’ve been meaning to pick up one of these for a while!

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    Tina - My Life as a Mrs — September 8, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    When I was little, I really REALLY wanted to like coffee (my aunts/uncles/grandparents all drank it so I thought it was a cool “grown-up” thing)… I tasted it and hated it~ so when middle school came around the Frappuchino became my gateway coffee beverage haha Then i graduated to coffee sweetened with flavored creamer. Now? I just want plain coffee with plain creamer and a touch of sugar… funny how your tastes change ;)

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    Sarah — September 8, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    I tried coffee occasionally in high school and fell in love with the starbucks Frappacinos in a bottle, then I tried to move on to coffee in a peculator. I then discovered I have a bad reaction to caffeine! I went on to work at starbucks and now I will drink their single origin blends but prefer caribou coffee!

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    Corisa — September 8, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    My first experience was at my grandmas house for a birthday dinner. Everyone is at the dining room table sipping on their coffee and eating dessert after the meal. I asked to try my mothers even though she was hesitant!

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    Gwyn — September 8, 2011 @ 9:29 am

    I remember sitting around the table visiting with my mom and her friends as a kid and always felt so grown up when I would get a cup of coffee, which I suspect was mostly milk and sugar.

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    Mary Bridget — September 8, 2011 @ 9:30 am

    The first time I tried coffee I was VERY young, I want to say 5 or so. I don’t exactly remember it, but my family tells me the story all the time. Apparently, I thought my dads strong black coffee was hot chocolate and took a big old swig and spit it out all over my dad : )

    I guess I was not a fan, but I couldn’t live without it now!

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    Francesca — September 8, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    My first experience with coffee…making espresso for my dad and some Cafe Francis for my mom…neither of which I liked. My first experience with drinking coffee…Panera Bread…Caramel Macchiato. My love for coffee drinks flourished from there. Plain coffee, though, with cream and Splenda…definitely from Tim Hortons. The best around, hands down.

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    Ashlee — September 8, 2011 @ 9:41 am

    My first experience with coffee was when I was in high school. My first job was at the local DUNN Brothers coffee shop, at the time I was hired I absolutely hated coffee, but I lied and said I liked it so I could get the job. The manager was a total cutie, BIG crush. He made me a caramel latte on my first day and of course I had to drink it to impress him. I loved coffee ever since :)

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    Shannon O'Connell — September 8, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    My first experience was probably around 7 or 8. My poppop would sneak me a cup (in my very own coffee cup!!!) after my mom left for work. From then on I have been obsessed with coffee. My husband makes me a cup every morning (I love him). It’s my favorite moment of the day. :)

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    Ilene — September 8, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    Taster’s Choice Instant Coffee… every morning I would wake up to the smell. Still this is the only coffee my mom will drink. I tried it a few times, but did not like it. When I met my husband, he convinced me that I need to try REAL coffee… I did. And then I did again on our honeymoon (costa rica) and I STILL did not like it. To this day I still do not like coffee.

    Why then am I entering this sweepstakes? Because I am throughly intregued by Green Mountain Coffee. For an entire semester I studied the company in my MBA finance class and now I feel as if they are a long lost friend. A sense of familiarity overcomes me when I hear a mention of their name and how well they are doing.

    If I did win, my keurig would likely be brewing hot cocoa ALLLLLL day. But I would have some Green Mountain Coffee on hand for my husband and house guests. :) And maybe I would even get my mom to try it! Maybe.

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    Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking — September 8, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    First experience? Hm….that’s a toughie, seems like I’ve been drinking it forever. For some reason a styrofoam coffee cup in a insurance sales office keeps popping into my head. I vaguely remember being there with my parents as they talked about house, life or whatever insurance and they said I could have a cup because I was bored. They probably thought it would keep me quiet for at least a little while. I don’t remember if it worked, but I do remember it being sickening sweet because I put too much sugar and creamer in. But I drank it anyway, of course.

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    Michelle — September 8, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    I remember tasting my parents’ coffee and wondering why on earth people would drink that and vowing never to do so. However, one late night in college I gave in and forced a very sweetened version in to survive a late night and I was hooked. I now drink at least a cup black every day.

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    Bekah — September 8, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    My first coffee experience…gas station cappuccino. :) My first “real” coffee experience – Starbucks in Barnes & Noble my freshman year of college. Coming from small town Iowa ten years ago, coffee shops weren’t something we had, so this was a whole new world!

    My first Keurig experience…a law firm I worked at had them throughout the office…LOVED it! The perfect cup of coffee in no time!! I would love to have one of these at home!

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    Tasha — September 8, 2011 @ 10:07 am

    I did not like cofee growing up. In late high school, my freinds and I would hang out downtown, walking around with our cameras, trying to be artsy, and meet skater boys. We’d always wind up at this funky cofee shop. It was there I discovered couscous and learned to like cappuccino, which led to the cofee addiction I have today.

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    Amanda — September 8, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    My first experience with coffee was when I was 16 and I got my first job working 9-5 at a coffee and bagel shop and I have been drinking coffee ever since then I love coffee !!!

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    Nichole — September 8, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    First, Keruig is totally AWESOME!
    Second, Green Mountain Coffee is DELICIOUS!

    And my first coffee experience was during college on a trip over to Germany – that’s all they drink with breakfast, so I tried it then and now I’m hooked!

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    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean — September 8, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    i didn’t have coffee until finals week of my senior year of college. now, to be honest, i’m not sure how i made it that far in life without it :)

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    Nichole — September 8, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    I just tweeted the contest!


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    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean — September 8, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    i tweeted! (@LeanGrnBeanBlog) i don’t know how to get the specific link to that tweet!

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    Tammy Britt — September 8, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    My first coffee experience… I was probably 7 years old and I begged and begged and begged my grandmother for some of her coffee. She told me it would make me have wrinkles. It was soooo good!! Loved it from the start and I have been drinking it ever since.

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    Lena H. — September 8, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    My first memory of coffee was “coffee hour” with my great-grandmother when I was 4. It was just a teensy bit of Maxwell’s instant coffee and a LOT of milk and sugar, served in one of her antique miniature china tea cups. This actually continued up until she passed away when I was 12 and I am now enjoying the same moments with my niece. Although she gets juice instead of coffee though.

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    DeAnna — September 8, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    How did you get the bubbles? I LOVE my Keurig! It’s the best thing I have ever bought. I even made it the subject of my first blog. I love Dark Magic too. The stronger the better! George drinks decaf. If he drinks the real stuff, he turns into an a$#%*&%. :)

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    Karen — September 8, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    I think my first experience with coffee was in high school. I tried one of those instant, sugary, flavored-coffees. I didn’t start drinking real coffee until college.

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    Kristin — September 8, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    I think I made it to age 25 without drinking coffee!, and I only started then because I was working as a first-year associate in a law firm, and needed it to avoid head-bobbing during 8am meetings! I originally hated it and only drank it out of necessity, but gradually learned to add the right stuff to make it taste better, and eventually ventured into Starbucks, which was more than a little intimidating at first. I bought my mom a Keurig for her birthday, and love the simplicity and the variety it allows!

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    Kristin — September 8, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    Tweeted, but don’t know how to post a tweet-specific URL… http://twitter.com/#!/kla_law

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    angela — September 8, 2011 @ 11:03 am

    my first taste of coffee i was in grade 5 and my parents were having a dinner party, i poured some into a fancy china coffee cup and took it into my room. Love at first taste! :) we have a Keurig at work, but would love one for home. Green Mountain Coffee is the best out there, i like the Dark Magic too :)

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    Andrea D. — September 8, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    My first experience with coffee was my parents not drinking it when I was little but then they drank it when I was in highschool. Now they are addicted to it!

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    Melisa — September 8, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    In high school I’d have coffee mixed with lots of milk and chocolate. I’ve progressed to more coffee and less of everything else.

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    christine — September 8, 2011 @ 11:48 am

    Some of my first encounters was my mom drinking cup after cup while I was younger.. never was tempted to try it till I went to college.. and now I drink it everyday!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — September 8, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    My first experience with coffee was when I was 16. I was with friends and we met at a little coffee shop called Susan’s. The song Muscrat Love was playing in the background. We all thought that was the most bizarre song ever sung. T least the coffee was good. ;)

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    Mel — September 8, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    The first time I tried coffee was when I was 3 years old- I snuck a sip from my Nonna’s mug while she was babysitting me because I thought it HAD to be good the way she was drinking it all the time. It was cold by the time I got to it, watered down the way she likes it, and I thought it was deeesgusting! Now coffee has become sort of a “comfort” thing for me- it makes me feel like my morning is complete. I add a little half & half and cinnamon for some flavor and I’m good to go!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — September 8, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/katrinaskitchen/status/111831509815664640

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    Rachel M — September 8, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    I’m pretty sure I hated coffee as a child. We used to walk past the shop in the mall and I hated the smell.

    then I started on dunkin french vanilla coolatas and it was downhill from there! I’m almost at drinking it black. lol

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    casey — September 8, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

    first experience was with coffee milk when i was really little…around 4 or 5. still love it…but normally i drink coffee without so much milk and sugar now…

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    Cecelia — September 8, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    The first time I had coffee was at summer camp when I was 12 years old. I watched my mom drink coffee every day for years, but I was never allowed to try it. Then at breakfast at camp one day, after a night when my friends and I didn’t sleep (there were pranks to pull!), I followed my counselor over to the coffee dispenser and calmly added in some milk and sugar. She looked over, surprised, and asked if I was allowed to drink coffee. I lied and said ‘yes.’ When I went home and repeated the trick, my mom was surprised and upset for about 2 minutes, until I pointed out that she drank coffee and always made too much anyway. She gave in without a fuss and let me make a pot each morning. I’ve been the only other coffee addict in the family ever since.

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    Julie Ann — September 8, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    As a child, my grandma would stir a teaspoon or so of coffee into my milk and make cafe au lait. It took me more than a few years of French study to realize it wasn’t cafe ole… you know, like what you might drink while doing the Mexican hat dance.

    At age 17, I traveled to Paris and had cafe au lait as part of the hotel breakfast, and coffee has been a wonderful addition to my life ever since.

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    Abbey — September 8, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    I was probably around 10 years old…at our mountain cabin I always loved the smell of coffee being made on the old fashioned stove. I got brave enough to taste it black and aboslutely hated it. Now 25, coffee is daily staple :)

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    Paula — September 8, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    My first coffee experience was one my poor mom will never forget, I’m sure! I was a good kid, so one morning when I was around 6 or 7, I woke up much earlier than my mom and decided I’d make her coffee (since there was no way I could manage to make her breakfast without waking her up or setting off the fire alarms! LOL) So I measured out the coffee grounds into her cup…and added hot water. Voila – coffee! (Not so much. :-S)

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    Mary H. — September 8, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    I always loved how coffee smelled when my parents made it, but I never really drank it until I started working. And then, it was awful office coffee!

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    JessicaLH — September 8, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    The first time I had coffee, I was sneaking it from my mom’s cup thinking it was hot chocolate. I ended up spitting it out because it was definitely not hot chocolate. Took me about 10 years to have the nerve to try it again :)

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    Ashley J — September 8, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    My first experience with coffee was drinking it on Saturday mornings when I would spend the night at my Grandma’s house. She would make a cup of coffee for herself and a small cup (mostly milk and sugar) for me. Now she does the same thing for my son when he comes to visit.

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    Melanie — September 8, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    My mom shared her morning cup of coffee with me when I was 5! and i loved it – lol! I have a hard time remembering life before coffee :)

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    Becky C. — September 8, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    What a great give away!

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    Brooke — September 8, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    I would love to win Jess!

    Blog: http://mlkhnny.blogspot.com/2011/09/novice-chef-fan-giveaway.html

    Tweet: @brooke_waters #Coffee giveaway on @TheNoviceChef ! http://ow.ly/6oZXl #free

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    Danielle — September 8, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

    Yay, COFFEE!!!! I want to win.

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    Danielle — September 8, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    I tweeted it @Allthingsyummy7

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    jeannette — September 8, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    my first experience with coffee was making it for my mom in the mornings, every morning (I was a good daughter, don’t let her tell you any different ;P). one day when i was about 11, i decided that something that smells this amazing, HAS to taste good, right?! One sip and i was… repulsed. i made a face akin to having 100 lemons shoved in my mouth at once. i didn’t touch the stuff until a few years ago (14 years later) at starbucks (think icey, way too sweet and LOTS of cream. aka: frappaccino) and that was the gateway drug. i drank that for about a year, progressed to hot flavored lattes (peppermint mocha, hello!) and now i’ve progressed to iced coffee. still from starbucks. i know, pathetic but you asked for the hairy details ;)

    i would love to win this for my mom though, the obvious champion in this story. i mean who else has a daughter that made her coffee before work AND on weekends?? winner.

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    christine — September 8, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    The day cannot start without a coffee – i will get up EARLY to have an uninterrupted/warm cup before small children start demanding my attention.

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    Becky — September 8, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    I first started drinking coffee in high school when I got hooked on Starbucks’ java chip fraps – from there, I graduated to “real coffee” and am now a cup-a-day drinker : )

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    CookinwVictoria — September 8, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    My first experience with coffee was in 8th or 9th grade when I went to Starbucks with some friends. I immediately fell in love with their Mocha Frapp. I will even get a Frapp during the winter…I know retarded, but year round I love to get their Peppermint Mocha Frapp….SO DELICIOUS!!!

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    Andrea W — September 8, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    I don’t remember my first coffee experience but so many since then have been fabulous! I am a fan of Starbucks and love all their seasonal lattes :)

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    Jason Hall — September 8, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    Weird timing on the date here but I seriously started drinking coffee after 9/11/2001. I lived in the silicon valley area doing web design and graphic design for ad agencies, which totally took the hit financially after that tragic day and the recession that was already brewing then as well. I got laid off a few weeks later and couldnt get work except for really boring crappy temp jobs here and there. So I forced myself to start drinking espresso drinks from Starbucks as its all I could get down as i hated coffee. It was all I could do to stay awake at these gigs as they were repetitive boring gigs in quiet warm offices, not a good combo for staying awake (at least i had work though). A year later I went back to school and started drinking regular coffee because i could brew it cheaper at home (starving student again) and now Im a self-made coffee fiend, :-)

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    Jason Hall — September 8, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    Tweet tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/j_naykid/status/111860560345313280

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    Deborah H. — September 8, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

    I loved watching my mom and grandma drink coffee when I was a little girl. I also loved the smell of it throughout the house.

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    Samantha — September 8, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

    My dad is a construction worker, and I used to go to work with him sometimes in the summer time. He would ALWAYS take a coffee break at 10am and send one of the other guys to the store for coffee and donuts. I remember looking so farward to my chocolate donut with chocolate glaze! I wanted to be like the grown-ups so bad that I would always dunk my donut into my Dad’s coffee like I would watch him do, even though the bitter black coffee would make me cringe! I’m glad that reaction didn’t last forever, now I don’t know what I would do without my morning cup!!

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    Jennifer — September 8, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    My first experience with coffee was when I was little. My uncle used to love to make us laugh, so when we were all together at a family gathering and it was time for dessert and coffee, he would say, “You can’t have any coffee, you are too little.” My grandmother would pour us a small little cup with coffee in it and we would bring it to my uncle and proceed to take a sip. He would then make this huge silly production saying “What! Who gave you that coffee, you can’t have coffee, you are too small.” Which would send us into fits of laughter.

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    Erin — September 8, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    K cups are the best invention ever!

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    natalie (the sweets life) — September 8, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

    I grew up with two parents who were borderline obsessed with coffee…but I didn’t start enjoying it until recently (and only with lots of cream and sugar :))

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    Dawn — September 8, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    My first memory of drinking coffee was at my Grandmas. She would make it with lots of real cream and sugar. She would also always have homemade cookies like ginger snaps to dip into the coffee. Good memories!

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    Katie B. — September 8, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

    The smell of coffee always takes me straight back to my childhood. When I was a toddler, my Dad was on “kid duty” on Saturday mornings. I knew it was almost time to get up and play when the smell of coffee would creep into my bedroom. Minutes later, my Dad would come in and I’d always leap up into his waiting embrace. These days, I need coffee just to continue to stay upright in the mornings.

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    Laura K — September 8, 2011 @ 2:52 pm

    Probably my parents good old Mr. Coffee drip machine. I have parents who drank coffee all day when I was a kid. They have eased up a bit in their old age! (They aren’t that old but I wanted to tease my mom if she reads this!)

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    Lauren — September 8, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

    my first true experience with coffee was my 4th grade birthday party…i had my first “big” sleep-over birthday with 12 of my closest friends. i was in 10-year-old heaven.

    my mom made us a big breakfast in the morning and my dear friend liz {who was always way cooler than the rest of us because she had older sisters to show her the way} was cutting her pancakes when she paused, “can i please have some coffee?” i think my mom had to hold in her laughter. she raised an eyebrow, “you really drink coffee?” …instantly we ALL wanted to try some! i think she humored us an made a small pot so we could try it. 16 years later and it tastes much better!

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    Jaime Gil — September 8, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    My first experience was when I first moved into my husbands home. He was trying to make me feel comfortable and invited in his home. He didn’t know that I didn’t drink coffee and just assumed that I did. After I was through moving all of my stuff in, he said he had a surprise and presented me with a brand new coffee pot! He immediately asked me to brew him up a cup, to which I replied, I have no idea how to work this machine!! 4 years later, we still laugh about this!

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    Lisa Lou — September 8, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    When I was a little girl I would steal sips of coffee from my grandmother. She finally made me a big girl cup with sugar and half a glass of milk. I was hooked!!!

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    Erin — September 8, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

    I started drinking coffee at my first 9-5 job. When I drink it early, early in the morning, it still reminds me of being at that old job.

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    Sam LaM — September 8, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    I started drinking coffee on a trip to L.A., CA. I was in town for a week-long competition with my parents. By the second day, after having been up for over 24 hours the day before, I needed coffee in such a bad way. I haven’t stopped drinking it since! It’s still the only thing that allows me to be perky in the morning!

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    Erin @ One Particular Kitchen — September 8, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

    Yay coffee! My first experience with it was making it for my daddy when I could barely reach the counter; I started drinking it myself when I was 14 or 15. And I haven’t stopped since. ;)

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    Kate — September 8, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

    I remember starting to drink coffee on Saturday mornings with my parents as a child. Granted it was severely milked down and had a ton of sugar on it but I still felt very grown up!

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    Kristin — September 8, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

    My mom took me into the local coffeehouse when I was in high school and ordered me a vanilla latte…I remember taking in the great aroma of the place and loving the atmosphere. I’ve been hooked ever since.

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    Ashley — September 8, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

    Mine was also college. My mom has always been a morning coffee drinker, but I never had an interest until college. And I think ice coffee is what started me off. Now I like it black, with a touch of cream, every morning!

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    Kathy — September 8, 2011 @ 5:41 pm

    On the way back from church camp with the pastor of our church, the car broke down and we had to stop at a repair shop to get a belt fixed. )This happened probably 20 years ago, wow, has it really been that long?) There were 3 of us girls and we had no money for food (having not planned to stop before we were home) and the pastor only had money enough for us to split a can of Dr. Pepper. We were hungry and tired, so we decided to try the free coffee in the repair shop. No matter which way we doctored it (sugar, creamer, etc), none of us liked it, but we drank it anyway due the circumstances.

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    Books n' Cooks — September 8, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

    I first got hooked on coffee while studying in South America. Cappuccino with extra sugar in a little cafe off Main Street. I used to sit there with some friends almost every afternoon to work on our homework. Still love cappuccino but it’s a treat. Regular coffee, usually Green Mountain at work, for everyday

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    Books n' Cooks — September 8, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

    Tweeted – http://twitter.com/#!/booksncooks2/status/111918348664705024

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    manda — September 8, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

    how fun!! i LOVE coffee. i started with lattes and such. lots of sugar and milk! :)

    i don’t drink coffee first thing in the morning but i LOVE it as a snack during the day!

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    manda — September 8, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

    tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/mandaalacarte

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    Marissa — September 8, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    My first experience with coffee was trying some of my grandmother’s as a little girl.

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    Nacole W. — September 8, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

    I didn’t drink coffee until I became a Barista when I was 16. Ever since I have been a coffee drinker!! I can’t start my day with out a cup of coffee first :)

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    Casey — September 8, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

    my first experience with coffee was tasting my grandmother’s mostly cream & sugar mug. it was gross! but of course now i couldn’t function without the stuff ;)

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    Joyce — September 8, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    My first experience was sneaking sips of coffee when I thought that my parents couldn’t see me.

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    Tamera clark — September 8, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    I started drinking coffee in high school, if I was running late and didn’t get a cup before heading to school there was a mad dash to find Tammy a dounut or something as I was pretty cranky. My dad said he could always tell it was my coffee as it was pee warm and full of sugar.

    I now drink dark bold coffee with a bit of sweetner.

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    Cindy B. — September 8, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    My first experience with coffee was when my mom would let us have a little with our breakfast, when I was about 6year old.

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    ash! — September 8, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

    My first experience with coffee was when I was 5 or 6 in the church fellowship hall. My dad let me get his coffee for him one Sunday, and I took a sip. I was hooked! My parents let me have decaf every Sunday after church, it was the only thing that got me there!
    What an awesome giveaway, Blog Her sure sounds like a great sponsor ;)

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    Cindy B. — September 8, 2011 @ 7:35 pm

    I tweeted about this giveaway, http://twitter.com/#!/ Cinbat03.

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    Cindy B. — September 8, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    I think the Keurig is a really great product and I would love to try out the Green Mountain Coffee choices of flavors.

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    Kristen — September 8, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    My Mom loves her Keurig and the coffee packs make great stocking stuffers! She makes me coffee whenever I visit, so I need one for myself! I’m more of an iced coffee girl from April through October, but fall and winter are just around the corner…. :)

    P.S. I love your honey pot! So cute!!!

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    Laura — September 8, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    My first coffee experience…my first year of teaching.

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    Laura P. — September 8, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    my first coffee experience: I was 14. I know, I know, let me explain. I was visiting my sister in college (Madison) and she had a lot of guy friends at the time. They were all drinking coffee and I wanted to be “cool” like them so I got a cup of coffee and I’ve been hooked ever sense.

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — September 8, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

    oh wow, would love to win. My first coffee experience was once I was out of college. Once I learned to do half milk/half coffee, it was a much more pleasant experience ;)

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    Tanya — September 8, 2011 @ 8:53 pm

    I can remember being 4 or 5 and sitting down with my grandma (at the ‘big’ table) and having a cup of “coffee” it was more like milk, sugar, and a spoonful of coffee. I felt like such a big kid with my little mug. Of course now as an adult I’m addicted!! Even so coffee always taste better with a side of Grandma. :0)

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    Lena H. — September 8, 2011 @ 9:16 pm

    And tweeted (@lenaonthebeach)! http://www.tweetdeck.com/twitter/LenaOnTheBeach/~6YYpQ

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    Kristin T — September 8, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

    I remember when I was little my dad left his coffee on the table and I decided I wanted to try it. I took a sip and spit it out immediately. I could not drink coffee until I was a junior in college after that!

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    Darla McKeown — September 8, 2011 @ 11:08 pm

    The beginning of my love affair with coffee was in 1971…..I was 15 and on a church trip to Dallas, Texas. Across from our hotel was a cafe named “The Copper Cow”. They had huge amazing cinnamon rolls and it seemed the right thing to do to order coffee, too! Delicious!!! Have loved coffee ever since!

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    Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats — September 8, 2011 @ 11:09 pm

    I started drinking coffee in high school when my BFF worked at a local coffee shop. She used to always make me mochas for free! Eventually when I moved out on my own to save money, I made my own coffee. I’ve gotten to the point where I usually drink my coffee black now. I’m hardcore. ;)

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    Jessie C. — September 8, 2011 @ 11:55 pm

    I started drinking coffee right after I went to college.

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    Kelly G — September 9, 2011 @ 12:06 am

    My first experience with coffee was learning how to make a pot of coffee for my dad when I was about 6 years old…

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    Elisabeth — September 9, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    I first had coffee at an overnight fundraiser dance in high school. I drank it black and thought it was awful but kept drinking to impress someone. This was before high schoolers drank Starbucks by the gallon.

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    Elisabeth — September 9, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    ITweeted. Not sure how to get the URL from iPod.

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    Courtenay G — September 9, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    Fair trade not only has higher standards when it comes to coffee, but working conditions, too. It’s a win win in my opinion.
    We;ve been buying FT for years and will continue to do so.
    Great promotion and giveaway.

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    Sarah Anderson — September 9, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    My hot chocolate got mixed up with a co-worker’s coffee!

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    Jill Lombardo — September 9, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    My 1st experience with coffee was in college, cappuccino with hazelnut syrup. I loved it and sitting at the coffee shop with friends. Now, don’t like syrups and drink regular coffee.

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    Jill Lombardo — September 9, 2011 @ 11:40 am

    I tweeted:

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    jessica w. — September 9, 2011 @ 11:52 am

    I hated it at first,but with enough cream and sugar it is amazing! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    jessica w. — September 9, 2011 @ 11:55 am

    I tweeted about your giveaway

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    Kim S — September 9, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    My first experience with coffee was when my best friend introduced me to a Cookies and Mint Mocha in the local mall coffee shop…I told her I didn’t like coffee and she told me to trust her, I would like this. Nowadays I still like the sugary specialty coffees the best, so they are more of an occasional (once-a-week-ish) treat instead of something I drink every day. I do, however, love the idea of the Keurig and being able to make a cup at a time whenever that urge strikes!

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    Melissa — September 9, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

    When I was a kid I asked my dad to make me a cup of coffee just to look cool, since he had some every morning. He gave me a sip of his coffee first because he knew I wouldn’t like it. I tried some and immediately spit it out; he was right! I now am addicted and have a cup almost every morning.

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    Amy Tong — September 9, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

    My first experience with coffee was when I needed to stay up all night to study for my final exams in College. I downed the whole pot but still, super sleepy. I did managed to stay up because I needed to use the bathroom every 5 minutes! LOL

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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    Bonnie — September 9, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

    I tweeted this! https://twitter.com/#!/bonniebakes

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    Bonnie — September 9, 2011 @ 6:47 pm

    Ill never forget my first experience with coffee. I sipped the last cup from my coffee carafe in my college house while my parents drove away after visiting over Christmas break. I ddidn’t even like coffee, but I felt like I needed to drink it since my mom had brewed it and she was leaving. Call it nostalgia, call it good timing…but something about that cup got me hooked forever!!

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    Lara — September 9, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

    Hasn’t coffee always been a part of my life?? I don’t remember when I first tasted and loved coffee, but it became a regular part of my life around the time I was in High School.

    (Early Mornings + Late Nights) * Teen-aged Tendancies = COFFEE FIX.

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    Connie — September 9, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    I can remember very occasionally having a small cup of coffee with my mom and dad after supper.

    Would love to win!

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    wooliegirl — September 9, 2011 @ 9:32 pm

    My first experience was as a small child in a full coffee drinking family, but I hated it! It took me MANY years to fall in love with coffee and now I can’t think of living without it. I want it now…at 9:32 pm :)

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    Lindsay — September 9, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    I really only drink fancy drinks from Starbucks. But my father in law got me hooked on Green Mountain coffee, as he orders it online. I love it. It was actually the first coffee I remember drinking that wasn’t loaded with sugar and cream!

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    Susan Smith — September 9, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    My first experience with coffee was when I was in High School and I took a sip of my Mom’s coffee and I didn’t really care for it.

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    Dee — September 9, 2011 @ 11:30 pm

    My first experience with coffee with a pumpkin spice latte from starbucks. I really liked it but then discovered other brands and began trying out new brews! :)

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    Dee — September 9, 2011 @ 11:31 pm

    tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/DeeGee13/status/112367436325597185

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    Chris P — September 9, 2011 @ 11:39 pm

    My first experiences with coffee were with my Mom around the breakfast table when I was in what we called junior high school. She would give my brother and I a cup of coffee with lot’s of milk and sugar as a treat. Loved it then, love it now.

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    Lisa S — September 10, 2011 @ 6:54 am

    I think they put a coffee IV in my arm at birth! lol I have been a coffee junkie forever!!

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    Georgia — September 10, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    I can honestly say, I really don’t remember my very first experience with coffee because it was so long ago but today, I love my coffee and could not start a morning without it.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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    Georgia — September 10, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    Tweeted here too


    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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    Courtney — September 10, 2011 @ 11:38 am

    My first experience was when I was 7 and I thought it was my chocolate milk. Let’s just say after that I always got a little decaf mixed in my chocolate milk from my mommy :-)

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    Courtney — September 10, 2011 @ 11:48 am

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/CourtneysSweets/status/112552961170882560 :-)

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    Brynne — September 10, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

    I think my first experience with coffee was mixing it with hot cocoa to recreate the Dunkaccino after school in sixth grade or so!

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    Heather C — September 10, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    Yay KEURIG! We drink Green Mountain coffee, too.

    Um, first experience…probably around age 10? My mom and I both drink multiple cups a day, so I get it honest!

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    Brynne — September 10, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    I tweeted it! http://twitter.com/#!/brynne88

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    yellowfish — September 10, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

    Oh! this is just to replace my last post… I learned how to link to an actual tweet! (learn something new every day…) :).

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    meredith — September 10, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    i grew up with coffee as my parents are addicts. i cant remember not drinking the good stuff

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    Liz — September 10, 2011 @ 6:40 pm

    IWhen I was a kid. I remember sneaking coffee out of those gigantic coffee urns that the little old ladies set up between church and sunday school. We had pink tupperware mugs (before we new it wasn’t a good idea to drink hot stuff out of plastic), and sugar cookies the size of my face. De-lish!

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    Vanessa — September 10, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

    I think my first coffee experience was smelling the freshly brewed coffee my grandmother would make for her guests in Puerto Rico. I loved the smell and when I got older I was finally able to also indulge in her delicious evening coffee.

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    Tera — September 10, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

    I always loved the smell, so when I was a kid I would always try to drink it because it looked so good. It was gross at first, but I grew to like it and now I can’t live without it!

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    Eunice — September 11, 2011 @ 12:30 am

    My first experience with coffee was when my friend dragged me to a Starbucks in 6th grade and gave me a taste of her mocha frappaccino. After that there was no turning back. I have graduated from the frappaccino but I would be lying if I said that I’ve completely turned away. I love drinking one every now and then.

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    karen M — September 11, 2011 @ 1:16 am

    First thing we smelled in the mornings and making a cup as a teen, I used to put a lot of cream and sugar.. Love it. Now I have it with a little cream and no sugar.

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    Lynda Clark — September 11, 2011 @ 5:11 am

    My first experience with coffee was with my grandparents. They used to make coffee in an old fashioned stove-top pot and sometimes I would get to have a tiny mug of it filled mainly with milk or cream. I used to feel so grown-up sitting at the table drinking coffee with Grandma and Grandpa.

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    Lynda Clark — September 11, 2011 @ 5:11 am

    Tweeted this giveaway @lyndacooks

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    Lindsey — September 11, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    My first experience with coffee was from the sad 7-Eleven that was the only place to get quick coffee in my little hometown with one streetlight. I thought it was heaven with a few shots of International Delights creamer. Luckily, I’ve moved far beyond those days :) Great giveaway!

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    B Smith — September 11, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

    Oh wow! I am not sure I really remember my first coffee experience…however..I am glad I had it ;)

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    Emily — September 12, 2011 @ 1:07 am

    My first experience with coffee when I was around 8 years old. My cousin, who was 10, had came down to visit from Wyoming. Since she was 2 years older than me I always thought that everything she did was ”the coolest thing ever!”, so I had to do it as well. So when she came to visit that summer, she decided to beg my grandma for coffee every day. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I of course had to beg for coffee too. At first I didn’t like it, but drank it anyway because it was the cool thing to do. 11 years later and you can’t keep it away from me. And no, I don’t ”drink the kool-aid” anymore, if you were wondering ;)

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    Annie — September 12, 2011 @ 2:59 am

    ooooh I don’t recall my very first experience with coffee, but I really grew to love it when my mom would bring it to me in bed so I would get up and get ready for school.

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    Kellie K — September 12, 2011 @ 10:22 am

    I remember trying my mom’s coffee when I was little. We were sitting in her car and it taste so gross I didn’t try it again until college. Now I love coffee!

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    Kellie K — September 12, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    tweeted as @keltom2 http://twitter.com/#!/keltom2/status/113261466144083969

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    Lynsey — September 12, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    I’ve been around coffee as long as I can remember. My first experience with coffee was when I was little. After our naps, my MaMaw and I would go to the kitchen and have coffee and cookies as an afternoon snack. Although my coffee was more milk, with a splash of coffee for color:). As I’ve gotten older, my cup has become full of more coffee with a splash of milk or creamer. I love coffee and it’s part of my everyday routine…I couldn’t make it without it!

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    lyndsey — September 12, 2011 @ 3:50 pm

    my dad is a big coffee drinker, and i’ve always had his

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    Holly — September 12, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    You know, I don’t remember my first experience with coffee. My parents always had coffee in the morning when I was growing up. Now, I can’t start the day without it, and it has to be leaded (No decaffeinated, I need the boost!)
    I enjoy a good cup of coffee anytime of the day. Thanks for the chance at winning one of these awesome machines. They’re so nice, everyone can have the flavor they like and want, anytime they want. Great Giveaway. Good luck everyone!

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    Kelly Massman — September 12, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

    I don’t really remember my first experience with coffee, but I didn’t start really drinking it on a regular basis until I married my sweet hubby–I drink it with him on the weekends!!

    thanks also for a chance to win!

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    kristin m. — September 12, 2011 @ 7:38 pm

    when i was little i spent alot of time at my grandparents house (mom worked odd hours, dad was away in vietnam), i remember those special saturday mornings spent with my grandpa, drinking coffee on the back porch, watching the sun come up. of course, back then my “coffee” was little more than milk and sugar, slightly stained with a splash of coffee, but i’ll never forget the time my grandpa spent, listening to my mindless chatter… he’s since passed on, but anytime i have a free moment in this hectic life to stop and watch the sun come up, as i sip my slightly-less sweetened coffee, i smile and remember those special times. kristinmik at gmail

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    Tina M — September 13, 2011 @ 12:57 am

    My hubby loves drink coffee every morning. He made me love coffee!!

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    Michelle M — September 13, 2011 @ 1:46 am

    I always snuck sips of my moms coffee as a kid.

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    amanda smith — September 13, 2011 @ 7:01 am

    I’ve been wanting to try k cups and this coffee sounds amazing!

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    Morgan — September 13, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    As a teenager my friends and I would go to Village Inn late in the evening and I would get a cup of coffee with cream, sugar and whipped cream on top. I guess you could still call it coffee but there was so much other stuff in it that it only barely qualified :)

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    Maryland — September 13, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    Dunking chocolate chip cookies in coffee when I was about 5 years old.

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    Laura Major — September 13, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    I started drinking coffee, for “real” late in my life, just after my second child was born! Go figure uh!? I never really liked it much before then. Now I drink it morning, late afternoon and I have to have it with dessert, of course! ;) I’m Hooked!

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    aubreylaine — September 13, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    College, trying to stay up to study!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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    Michelle — September 13, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

    Was never much of a coffee drinker until I married a coffee-holic. : )

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    Dana — September 13, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    My first experience with coffee was when I was around 5. My mom was a huge coffee drinker and I wanted to be just like her. So on the weekends, for a treat, she would fix me a cup of coffee with tons of milk, a splash of coffee, and lots of sugar. I felt so special and adult and it was the best to have something just mom and I would share together.

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    Kerry — September 13, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

    My grandma let me try it at her house when I was little – of course I had to add lots of cream and sugar!

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    Kerry — September 13, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/113782293356744704

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    Lethea B — September 13, 2011 @ 9:17 pm

    My first experience with coffee was after the birth of my second child~My get up and go was gone=) Hubby had always been a coffee drinker & at first I only drank the flavored coffee blends but now I enjoy almost any type/flavor of coffee & probably drink far more than I should! Thanks for a fantastic giveaway=)

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    Russell at Chasing Delicious — September 13, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    My first experience with coffee was the instant kind my mom drank when I was a kid. I hated it. Then I finally tried the real stuff and fell in love. What a fun giveaway!

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    Melissa — September 14, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    My first experience (that I recall) was my Nana making me “baby coffee” aka a mug full of milk with a splash of coffee on top. I loved it and I suspect that my mom will be making it for my daughter in a few years. =]

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    Mary M. — September 14, 2011 @ 8:25 pm

    I was 13 years old, I think and I had my first cup of coffee with my dad. Wasn’t sure that I actually liked it back then but I love it now.


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    Mary M. — September 14, 2011 @ 8:26 pm



    marybug2 @ yahoo . com

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    Jennifer W — September 15, 2011 @ 1:40 am

    My first experience with coffee when I was 13/14 was the result of watching my mom drink a full pot (black with sweet & low) each morning. I tried it the way she drank it and thought it was about the most foul thing I had ever tasted. It took about 5 years from that first taste to stop drinking exceedingly sugared mochas and switch to lattes or minimally sweetened coffee at work or home. To this day I can’t drink coffee without milk (preferably half & half) unless it’s a very well-made espresso.

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    Gina @ The Crave to Save — September 15, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    I first started drinking it in college to stay awake…now I can’t stay away from it!! :)
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Gina @ The Crave to Save — September 15, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Diane h — September 15, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

    I started drinking coffee after college- and haven’t stopped!

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    laurel — September 15, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

    i spent a year in germany right out of highschool. my parents had never drunk coffee, but the nuns that i was living with were appalled that i had never had it. they had no idea what else to serve with breakfast, so i just started drinking it… with TONS of chocolate powder in it, so it was basically a mocha. super yummy….

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    laurel — September 15, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

    tweeeet: https://twitter.com/#!/loveolamb/status/114443101610852352

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    Danielle — September 15, 2011 @ 7:38 pm

    High school! We would have all evening rehearsals for our musicals and we needed the caffeine to make it through all the rehearsals. We always got it frozen, so I still enjoy myself a frozen mocha coffee!

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    Claire — September 16, 2011 @ 9:31 am

    My mom used to put extra sugary, creamy coffee in a sippy cup for me when I was little! lol!

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    Erica — September 16, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

    I only started drinking coffee last winter when I bought my husband a Keurig Coffee maker to take to his office and I won’t drink any other kind! The bad thing is since he took that one to work so I don’t have one at home!

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    Winnie L — September 17, 2011 @ 2:21 am

    I remember my mom drinking coffee every morning. I loved the smell of it and I started stealing sips at a young age.

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    Debra F — September 17, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    Goodness, I’m so old I don’t remember….but I know I started drinking it in my later college years

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — September 17, 2011 @ 3:12 pm

    I used to sneak sips of my dad’s coffee when I was little – but he always drank it black. I’m a cream and sugar kind of girl myself!

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    nan — September 17, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    i think it was a sip of moms and i told her i would never drink it…i am now an addict
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

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    Kayla — September 18, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    I’ve been drinking coffee ever since I was younger. I absolutely love drinking it!


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    Kayla — September 18, 2011 @ 12:42 am

    Tweeted about it! http://twitter.com/#!/raised_alt/status/115284368766935040

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    Leann Lindeman — September 18, 2011 @ 11:55 am

    I didn’t start drinking coffee until a few years ago… I think what got me started is when my daughter got a chocolate mint frappe chino from Starbucks and she got me to taste it!!!! Yes I am a “foo foo” coffee drinker. :)

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    kay swederski — September 18, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    I can’t really remember my first experience with coffee my parents always had a pot going – so I started drinking it.

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    Donna B. — September 18, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

    My first experience with coffee was from my dad – he was an avid drinker, and used to let me sip from his coffee on occasion.

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    Simone — September 19, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    My first experience with coffee was when I was a kid. I can’t remember the exact age I was, but my mom drank it (and still does) all the time. She puts a lot of cream and sugar in it, and I thought it smelled good, so I asked for a sip.

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    JM — September 19, 2011 @ 10:51 am

    I have vivid memories of stale coffee breath on my professors in college… ugh!

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    Ron Thompson — September 19, 2011 @ 10:52 am

    While working on a mobile nuclear exhibit, we had an early morning visit to a state prison. When we got there the warden invited us to have breakfast, in the prisoner’s cafeteria. When asked what I would like to drink I asked for milk – not available; ditto for any kind of juice. It turns out the question was really, “would you like coffee or not?” After several trips back to the counter, I ended up with 7 sugars and 5 creams and a drink that was still pretty bad.

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    Debra G — September 19, 2011 @ 11:38 am

    My Mom always had a pot of coffee going..all day every day…I can remember her letting me have a cup every now and them which she doctored with 3/4 Milnot and sugar and 1/4 coffee…made me feel grown up.

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    Todd Teghtmeyer — September 19, 2011 @ 2:26 pm

    I started drinking coffee when I worked the late shift at a restaurant.

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    Todd Teghtmeyer — September 19, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    Tweet !


    toddlovessweeps at gmail.com

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    John — September 19, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    We would like to win this one!

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    Helen Keeler — September 19, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    My first experience with coffee was when I was about 9 and my father offered me a small amout with cream and sugar.

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    Helen Keeler — September 19, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/helen1949/status/115929520728580096

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    Mary Beth Elderton — September 19, 2011 @ 9:35 pm

    My good Louisiana grand-mother served me coffee when I was a kid about 6 or 7 (could have been earlier, but that’s what I remember.) She put heavy cream and plenty of sugar.

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    NICHOLAS ELIAS NIEVES — September 19, 2011 @ 10:01 pm

    my grand mom would give me coffee when i was two or three years old, good sweet puerto rican coffee with milk and at nite in my baby bottle to sleep and i been loving coffee all my life and i an 66 years old

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    Xtina — September 20, 2011 @ 12:36 am

    I think I must have been 6 or 7 when I first drank cafe con leche. My grandmother used to make it very light and sweet for us and as many people back home do, she added a slice of “queso de papa” (cheddar cheese) to the cup to let it melt and sink to the bottom. I know, I know! who adds cheese to their cafe con leche! but I promise it is good!! There is also a saying back home that says you should drink your coffee like you like your man, strong, sweet and a little dark…as a 32 single woman, I think I’ll stick to the rules!!

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe — September 20, 2011 @ 1:29 am

    I don’t remember a specific incident…what I do remember is that my parents wouldn’t allow me to drink coffee unless I could drink it black (no cream or sugar allowed). To this day, that is how I prefer my coffee. My parents made “cowboy coffee” by putting coffee grounds on top of a pot of water and boiling it. After the first cup, they’d pour the coffee off the grounds (however, I’d still need to spit out coffee grounds some of the time :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe — September 20, 2011 @ 1:31 am

    Tweet! https://twitter.com/#!/lexiquin/status/116021333141360640

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    Jason Anderson — September 20, 2011 @ 2:02 am

    comment on this blogpost.

    I like coffees. & stuff.

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    Andrew Dankleff — September 20, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    when i was 16, mixed it half and half with hot chocolate

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    Jammie — September 20, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    My first experience with coffee I was really young, maybe 9ish. When we would stay with grandma and grandpa we always got up with them at 4am to get some breakfast, I remember sneaking drinks of grandpas coffee, this was routine on weekends, after they went to work we went back to bed lol sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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    Jammie — September 20, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Jammie79/status/116191977418137600

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    Selinda — September 20, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    My first experience is smelling my Dad’s brewing!


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    raquel from Florida — September 20, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

    I started drinking coffee in an internship as a sophomore in college. An old (very old) cleaning lady offered me coffee and I could’n say no!.thanks!

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    Alicia Wallace — September 20, 2011 @ 7:58 pm

    My grandfather giving me some as a preteen with lots of cream and sugar

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    Jane — September 20, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

    My first experience with coffee was sneaking little sips from my mom and dad’s as a child- preferably mom’s since she was heavier on the cream and sugar. What a fun giveaway- thanks for the chance!

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    sandra — September 21, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    it’s been so long, but my mom would let us sip iced coffee when we were young

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    B Mom — September 21, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    look at your adorable coffee corner with a special basket for the k-kups – love it! And I am straining to even remember my first experience with coffee…but my addiction was definitely cemented in college, when I was hooked on both a flavored instant coffee (which would probably make me gag now) and a flavored brew from a local bagel shop, which sold it cheaper in giant travel mugs…I had a bout ten of those mugs in my dorm room! : )

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    Kira H. — September 21, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

    My first coffee experience was as a child and I took a sip of my mom’s iced coffee thinking it was a Coke! Boy was I wrong! Now I drink it with cream and sugar :)

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    Ashley — September 21, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

    My Grandparents let me try it when i was 10. I thought is was so gross. Now i can’t drink it without tons of syrup.

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    Carolyn G — September 21, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

    Very early on my grandmother would give me a teaspoon of coffee with milk. I loved it

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    sy — September 21, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    My first coffee was from mcdonalds, and I still like it lol
    songyueyu at gmail

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    sy — September 21, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/116687721472331777

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    shel — September 22, 2011 @ 2:56 am

    I’ve always loved the smell of fresh brewed coffee but not the taste until I was in my 20’s. I had just had my son and there were a lot of late night feedings and early mornings with no sleep. I tried drinking coffee to stay up and stay awake and I’ve been hooked ever since. I don’t think I’ve gone a day without at least one cup.

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    Dahbou — September 22, 2011 @ 4:43 am

    I wish I could remember my first experience with coffee but that was too long ago! I do recall that it was during our tour of duty in Germany when I first became addicted to it. I loved the strong German coffee and drank it black with sugar.

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    Dahbou — September 22, 2011 @ 4:44 am

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/dahbou/status/116794527720816640

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    Zach — September 22, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    My first experience with coffee? I didn’t actually start drinking coffee until the most recent presidential election. Starbucks was giving away a free cup of coffee on election day and, never being one to pass up anything FREE, I got the cup. Since then, I’ve been hooked, and rarely go a day without at least one cup of coffee!

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    Lauren Reid — September 22, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    I tweeted it!

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    Erin Fitzsimmons — September 22, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    Well, if you want the truth it would be when I was 8 and my Dad accidentally spilled his coffee on me before swim practice and I was not pleased! But growing up in Jacksonville the spill was always so intoxicating when you went downtown and the winds shifted so you got a good sniff from the plant. But it was about the age of 20 when my roommate took me to a coffee shop to get a chocolate infused coffee and it was delicious!

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    Lindsey — September 22, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    My first experience with coffee was in college. We had a starbucks in our student union and I would always order the frapachino’s and soon I became addicted to other stuff on the menu. Great giveaway!!!

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    Staci @ Foodies on the Fly — September 22, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    First coffee was at age 9, on the Gateway Clipper riverboat in Pittsburgh. It was an evening cruise with my family and I sipped it black with sugar, paired with cake for dessert. It was a bit strong for me as I did (and still do) prefer tea, but will never forget my first sip.

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    Lauren Reid — September 22, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    I don’t know how to find the twitter url, but I did tweet it: https://twitter.com/#!/SUNDAYMUFFIN

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    Lauren Reid — September 22, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    My first experience with coffee happened when I was working as a late-night waitress at a Denny’s diner. This job put me through college and I started loving coffee out of necessity!

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    Staci @ Foodies on the Fly — September 22, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    Tweeted: Want to win a Keurig? Visit @TheNoviceChef blog: http://www.thenovicechefblog.com/2011/09/giveaway-green-mountain-coffee-a-keurig/#comment-8310

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    cat@neohomesteading.com — September 22, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    Unfortunately my first memories of. Coffee weren’t great. Folgers just isn’t my bag. As I’ve gotten older I’ve become obsessed slightly. It can be magical if made well!

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    Ashley Sachariat — September 22, 2011 @ 10:05 am

    started drinking it when I was little…now have it almost everyday!

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    Fara — September 22, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    First experience with coffee was from my grandfathers cup while sitting on his lap one morning. I was about 5 and grabbed his cup and drank luke warm bitter sweet yumminess. The rest of the time I spent with my grandfather he made my own cup in the mornings but as soon as I got back to my parents I had to go cold turkey. I did not have coffee again until I was in high school. when my parents could no longer argue with me. :) I guess in Mexico it was no big deal to drink coffee at 5 years old. LOL

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    tullie — September 22, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    It is impossible to remember my first experience with coffee! I do not remember my life without it! :-)

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    Aubrey — September 22, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    I would love to win this Keurig! I love that I can have chai tea lattes and hot cocoa too with it.

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    Aubrey — September 22, 2011 @ 10:47 am

    I Tweeted about this too. http://twitter.com/#!/Aubreyland325/status/116885698358947840

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    Sandi — September 22, 2011 @ 11:07 am

    As a really little girl, I could always tell when my mum woke up, because the smell of coffee hung heavy in the air.

    Obviously, as a kiddo, they never let me drink coffee, but when I got old enough, I dove right in! Coffee is so comforting to me!

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    Sandi — September 22, 2011 @ 11:08 am

    Also, I Tweeted about this giveaway! :)


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    Matt — September 22, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    Coffee. You sweet delicious bitterness. First had it at 12. Didn’t have it again until about 19. Who knows the secrets of rebrew? So so so so gross

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    Gigi Cuccaro — September 22, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    I remember drinking my first cup of coffee when we were camping in Italy. I still can taste the sugared donut I dunked in my coffee. Love looking forward to my first cup of coffee in the morning.

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    Jill Lombardo — September 22, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    I began drinking coffee in college, with syrups at the time-which I now dislike!

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    Jill Lombardo — September 22, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    I tweeted:

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    Becca — September 22, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    At work, I tried espresso, because everyone said it was great!

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    Becca — September 22, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

    Tweeted about this here:

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    angie — September 22, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    My first experience with coffee was in the form of the candy called “coffee nips.” I used to be addicted to these coffee treats in high school. I then moved onto Haagen Daz coffee ice cream and am in love with that to this day. I did not truly start drinking coffee beverages until my first visit to a Starbucks when I was in college. My first coffee based drink was a chocolate brownie mocha frappiccino…they don’t even make those anymore! LOL

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    angie — September 22, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/116924977835548672

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    Lori L — September 22, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    My first experience with coffee was learning how to make coffee for my parents when I was 6 or 7. I would try to drag them out of bed at the butt crack of dawn, and they wanted to sleep in, so the deal was that I’d make them coffee and bring them a cup before they’d get up on Saturdays. They got a few extra minutes of sleep, and I learned to make coffee. At some point I asked to try some, and they let me have a small cup with mostly milk. I’ve been drinking it ever since. My parents were sneaky bastards…

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    Amanda J. — September 22, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

    My first experience with coffee was both my parents. I used to hate my mom’s coffee breath!


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    Amanda J. — September 22, 2011 @ 2:59 pm

    Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/mssluna02/status/116949657967538176

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    jeremy crane — September 22, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    First was sneaking a sip from my mother’s cup when she wasnt looking lol.

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    Amy Brewer — September 22, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

    My first experience was when I was 17. I was up and ready for school and my dad was up drinking his morning coffee. He asked me if I wanted to try it and said it would help with my not wanting to wake up. I loved the taste and have been drinking it every since.

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    steve — September 22, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

    When I was 7 my dads coffee spilled all over me… that was my first experience with coffee hahahaha.. I actually didn’t start drinking it until I was 22 and I worked some where that had one of those k-cup like machines, been hooked on it since!

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    luckylifepath22 — September 22, 2011 @ 9:10 pm

    seeing my mom drink a pot of it by herself when i was younger…then i was doing the same thing once i got to college!

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    Cori Westphal — September 22, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

    My grandma used to give me coffee when I was about 7 or 8. And she’d give me hersheys kisses to dip in it. So yummy!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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    Cori Westphal — September 22, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/117050082154655744

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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    Kyona — September 22, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    I would love to win th is. Who doesn’t love coffee?

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    Shelby N — September 22, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

    my first experience with coffee? I was really young and tried a sip — hated it. Still don’t care for it actually. Would LOVE a Keurig though for hot chocolate, hot cider and teas…yum!

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    Annie — September 22, 2011 @ 11:39 pm

    My first experience was with cafe au lait with my grand mother.

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    Amanda @ Semi-Health Nut — September 23, 2011 @ 1:35 am

    I was about five years old and it was at church. We were helpers at the church’s after service doughnut-coffee session in the “social hall.” I would follow my mom around, trying to help her set things up (probably getting in the way) and as a treat at the end…we would get our very own doughnut. One day my sister and I asked if we could try some coffee. Watching the other adults, I poured in creamer and sugar (lots of it!). Since then I have been in love with the stuff. I even work as a part-time barista! Right now my fav is pumpkin pie latte a la mode. :-)

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway and I will be sure to tweet this!

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    Sally Armstrong — September 23, 2011 @ 10:55 am

    College finals are what started me on coffee…and chai tea lattes :)
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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    shirley fin — September 23, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    it was so long ago i can’t remember!!

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    shirley fin — September 23, 2011 @ 11:13 am

    tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/shirleyrfin/status/117254918494105600

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    Summer Boyce — September 23, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    My firts experience with coffee is when I was really little and would smell it as my grandparents made it and I have always loved the smell of coffee since.

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    Katie Fary — September 23, 2011 @ 12:21 pm

    My first experience was when I was 6 and my uncle let me try it.

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    Kim — September 23, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    I remember sneaking a sip of my mom’s coffee when I was about 9 years old because I wanted to be grown up. I spit it right out….she drank it black… serves me right!

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    Shannon Dagesse — September 23, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    My first experience I was probably 13 and my grandmother gave me black coffee and I did not like it Now I am a coffee finatic

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    Sammi — September 23, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

    I don’t remember the first time I had coffee but I have it everyday now!

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    CMC — September 23, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    I was a teenager and had just discovered General Foods International Coffee! I thought it was the coolest thing since sliced bread!

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    Pearl — September 23, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

    My first exp with coffee was with coffee flavored ice cream at relatives house in upstate new york…i was 8 years old and its still my favorite flavor! I didnt start driving coffee until i was much older!

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    CMC — September 23, 2011 @ 5:14 pm



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    cindy — September 23, 2011 @ 5:43 pm

    i started drinking coffee in my early teens i needed a jolt to get ready for school

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    Stacy — September 23, 2011 @ 7:28 pm

    I remember drinking coffee as a kid at holidays and other parties so I could feel more “grown up” but I always put lots of sugar and milk or creamer in it. Like, half the cup would me sugar and milk and the other half coffee.

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    Linnea — September 23, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

    Procrastination in college led to late night coffee with way too much french vanilla creamer and sugar.

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    Kira H. — September 23, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/hultsy/status/117413148818030593

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    Maria — September 23, 2011 @ 10:32 pm

    It was so long ago I can’t remember. I just remember drinking it always. I like mine with milk and lots of sugar.

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    ashley frange — September 24, 2011 @ 12:35 am

    my first experience with coffee was during college. i was accepted into nursing school and my life changed from then. All the hard work, late nights studying i didnt know how to stay up and i just wished there were more hours in the day to get done what i needed to get done for school. I turned to coffee. Coffee was my best friend, a long with my books for the past 4 years, now i just graduated nursing school and i am proud to say i have my RN license and currently seeking employment. Coffee is great.

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    judee — September 24, 2011 @ 2:59 am

    My 1st was a starbuck’s mocha…and i was hooked.

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    Gina — September 24, 2011 @ 4:03 am

    My first experience with coffee was a plain black coffee at a diner when I was 14.

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    Ashley Domes — September 24, 2011 @ 9:23 am

    My first experience with coffee was stealing a sip for my mother’s starbucks when I was 10 years old. Been hook ever since. SHHH don’t tell my mom!!!

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    Jill L — September 24, 2011 @ 9:24 am

    It would have been when I was in high school. I loved the smell but never really liked it. Now it’s a great way to start off the day.

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    Jill L — September 24, 2011 @ 9:25 am

    Tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/117590034659540992

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    Ryan Domes — September 24, 2011 @ 10:07 am

    My wife made me try it when we first got married five years ago, so i have her to thank for the addiction.

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    Pamela Hansen — September 24, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    My firsst experience with coffee was day 2 of bootcamp for the Us navy i was soooo tired i needed something to give me a boost and coffee was it

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    Tabathia B — September 24, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

    I tried instant maxwell because that’s what dad was drinking when I grew up since he worked 1st shift and liked it with lots of cream and sugar

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Tabathia B — September 24, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Margaret Smith — September 24, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    My first experience with coffee was when I was a teen, my Mom use to let us have a cup every once in awhile. She would put in lots of sugar & cream. Always tasted great when Mom made it.
    Thanks so much.

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    Margaret Smith — September 24, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/peg42/status/117659356278960128
    Thanks so much.

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    Mari — September 24, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

    I don’t remember…probably in college when I had to stay up late studying for exams.

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    Mari — September 24, 2011 @ 3:27 pm


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    Allyson Bossie — September 24, 2011 @ 4:07 pm

    I was in Junior High School the first time I experienced coffee. My dad always drank it so I snuck and got a cup. I have been hooked every since!!!

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    Allyson Bossie — September 24, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

    Tweeted!!! http://twitter.com/#!/masugr/status/117691875216998400

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    Jrego — September 24, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

    My first experience with coffee…every sunday at my grandparents house after the full 7 course meal my grandmother served, my father would make a big pot of espress. I think I was 4 the first time I tried it!

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    Kandi Smith — September 24, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

    I can remember always having a cup of coffee with breakfast whenever I stayed with my Grandma. She used instant coffee and stirred in one tsp. of sugar. We drank it from insulated plastic mugs that she received through grocery store promotions. I know I was drinking coffee by the time I was in middle school but I don’t know when I had my first cup of coffee. I’ve loved coffee from the very start but I normally only drink it with breakfast.

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    Michelle Spayde — September 24, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

    I can’t even remember when or why I first had coffee!!! I DO know that I love it now, though! :-)

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    Michelle Spayde — September 24, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

    Tweet – http://twitter.com/#!/arniebelle/status/117753291059892225

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    meme — September 24, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

    I remember when I was little I snuck I sip of my mom’s that had nothing in it super strong and awful

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    Linda Davies — September 24, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

    Sitting on my favorite aunts lap drinking some of her coffee with her spoon.

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    teressa oliver — September 24, 2011 @ 11:42 pm

    My first experience with coffee was when I was a kid and not feeling well my grandfather gave me a cup to help me feel better

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    Mary — September 21, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    Sounds perfect for anytime… And better still no wasted coffee…. Love the giveaway… Coffee makes everyday better also love all your recipes and posts :)

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    Mary — September 21, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    OOPS forgot the first experience with coffee! I sat with my Grandmother at her house for my first cup and have been addicted to it ever since.

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    Neeha Agarwal — September 14, 2014 @ 10:39 am

    Drinking coffee with my parents and talking about what happened that week on a sunday morning is something I would like to continue with my kids.

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    Neeha Agarwal — September 14, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    tweeted about the giveaway


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