I Need a Coffee… Want some too???

by Janice

I started late in life…

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It was on the Sony Mom Blogger Junket almost three years ago that I tasted my first Starbucks Frappuccino. I remember it clearly — the day I began a Starbucks habit.

You see up until that fateful afternoon, when I was 34 years old, I had never had a cup of coffee. I had wanted to. I had sipped some. But as much as I loved the smell of coffee, the real thing just didn’t taste good to me.

But, as I sat trying to keep my weary eyes open that afternoon, (I had brought my nursing baby Olivia along on the junket, thanks to Sony!) a fellow blogger sitting next to me said, “Have one of these — they taste like ice cream.” The first one is always free, right?

And so I did. And so it did. And so it began.

My Coffee Habit…

Now, more often than not, you can find me at Starbucks, working on my laptop, while drinking a Skinny Hazelnut Latte or Caramel Frappucinno. In fact, I am sitting at Starbucks right now as I type this, working on my second latte of the night.

seattles-best-coffee-chocolateAnd, if I had a Seattle’s Best Coffee nearby, I would be dropping by there as well — since I discovered this past fall that I love them too!

You see, in October, I attended a blogger junket at Seattle’s Best Coffee.

My schedule was already packed when the email hit my inbox, but I couldn’t resist — it was Seattle’s Best Coffee, which is owned by Starbucks!

I couldn’t miss that!

So I packed my bags and drove to Seattle — to immerse myself in the world of coffee.

I never imagined I would ever know so much about (or taste so much) coffee in my lifetime! It was an incredible experience, to learn, sip, and sample my way through coffee 101.

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We learned about the entire process of turning those little beans into the perfect cup of coffee.

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No wonder Starbucks and Seattle’s Best Coffee tastes so darn good — such care goes into their blends!

I felt like an expert by the time I left!

Introducing LEVELS…

One of the reasons we bloggers were called to Seattle was to hear all about Seattle’s Best Coffee’s new LEVEL SYSTEM — an innovative move to bring simplicity to the coffee aisle!

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Seattle's Best Coffee - Introducing Levels

The Level System is a radically simplified packaged coffee line featuring a unique array of numbers and vivid colors to tell consumers exactly what they want to know: which type of coffee fits their taste profile.

The new Level’s coffee varieties include:

  • Level 1 – mild, light crisp
  • Level 2 – lively easy drinking
  • Level 3 – balanced, smooth, full-flavored
  • Level 4 – rich, elegant, complex
  • Level 5 – bold, dark, intense
  • C – Cinnamon Flavored
  • H – Hazelnut Flavored

*Level 3 available in decaf and whole bean; Level 4 available in organic fair trade blend

It was still under embargo while we were there. So I had to hold back posting even my photos of the new concept.

But now that the new Levels System packaging has been released I can share all the delicious details with you!

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And as delicious as all the coffee treats we tasted were, and oh my word did we taste, the levels packaging was almost as delicious!

I just love the enticing descriptions like, “For those who like to stare up at the blue sky, and then drink it.” I am not exactly sure what that means when it comes to what kind of coffee I like, but I just love the sound of it.

And while we sipped and sampled, I learned something that surprised me. I actually like the stronger 4 and 5′s. My preference probably comes from the fact that I usually drink Starbucks which is usually a level 4 or 5.

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I also like 3, which is why I enjoyed Seattle’s Best Coffee so much. They serve a level 3 for the majority of their drinks in their stores.

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Surprisingly, even though I like my coffee softened with sweetness and milk, I didn’t like the weaker level 1 or 2. It was fascinating to taste all the different varieties and better understand my coffee preferences!

And yet another irresistible way to drink your coffee…

If you don’t always have time to stop into Seattle’s Best Coffee to get your Latte fix, you now have another unbelievably delicious way to consume your caffeine: the new Iced Canned Lattes.

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The line includes an Iced Latte, Iced Vanilla Latte and Iced Mocha Latte each with 130 calories. I have to warn you: these iced treats are insanely good. It is everything I can do to stop after one. I could drink three in one sitting. (But I won’t. I promise.)

Want to Try Them?!? Enter to Win

Seattle’s Best Coffee would like YOU to be amongst the first to try their new blends. As well, they want to include a “Curiosity Pack” filled with sample sized bags of their new Levels coffee (five blends labeled “1” through “5” in order of the strength of the roast), so you can experience and find your perfect blend.

Leave a comment telling us about your coffee habits and you will be entered to win.

We will have five winners, each will receive a 4-pack of iced canned lattes and a Levels curiosity pack.

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian shipping addresses and closes on March 4th. This giveaway is void where prohibited. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for our complete contest rules.

Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom. Talk with me: @5minutesformom and Facebook.com/5minutesformom.

Please Note: My travel and accommodations, as well as product samples and prizing, were provided by Seattle’s Best Coffee. My love of coffee and Seattle’s Best is all my own!



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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Megan February 16, 2011 at 8:37 am

My coffee habits are so simple! I set my coffee pot for the morning every day, wake up, pour, and try to get as much in my mouth as possible. :)

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2 Lewis F February 16, 2011 at 8:40 am

Start everyday with coffee to get the motor revving.

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3 Kari February 16, 2011 at 8:41 am

I love coffee! I make it at home and have it every morning and every evening after dinner. I like a mild, smooth black coffee – no sweeteners or flavorings added for me.

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4 Heidi February 16, 2011 at 9:08 am

Janice~ you have a charmed life! :)

I love coffee. I drink “regular” coffee at home every morning (we prefer flavored creamers) but I love treating myself to specialty coffees (like Starbucks) when we’re out and about. I’d love to win this prize!

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5 Janice February 16, 2011 at 10:45 pm

I really do Heidi — BUT if it seems too charmed, I stayed up till 6:20am getting this post done. LOL It is charmed, but tiring. Hence the new coffee habit.

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6 Kelly Massman February 16, 2011 at 9:12 am

My husband makes the coffee at our house! He loves it a lot. I drink it when he is home! Thanks for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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7 Sheryl Edwards February 16, 2011 at 9:14 am

I need my coffee to get going in the morning. I also love a cup in the afternoon with a little treat as an afternoon pick me up. And sometimes, I even have a cup of decaf in the evening, especially in the winter. I always drink coffee with cream. Sugar free hazelnut liquid creamer is my favorite! I have wonderful memories of drinking a cup of coffee with my mother, grandmother and sister. We would drink our coffee and enjoy having a wonderful chat! :)
Following and tweeting @textiff

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8 Erin February 16, 2011 at 9:15 am

I am currently 5 months pregnant & coffee isn’t my thing right now. I can do iced coffee every once in awhile. This would be a great gift fo my Hubby who has to hide his coffee from me :)

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9 Ollie McKay's Chic Boutique February 16, 2011 at 9:16 am

Great post! I LOVE my coffee at home with sugar free creamers ~ I even get excited in the night cuz I can’t wait to get up and have that yummy stuff in the morning!! Ha!! :)) Love my Starbucks every now and then – just so expensive!! My Fav is Skinny Van Latte – Venti of course :))

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10 Marcia "HDMac" McFarlane February 16, 2011 at 9:23 am

“Get your motor running….” could be (well it IS) my hubby’s theme song…. every morning! Up and first to the coffee maker EVERY morning! and always a commuter cup FULL when he heads to work! :)

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11 Carpl February 16, 2011 at 9:29 am

2 cups in the morning, gets my day off to a great start! Thanks so much!

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12 brandy February 16, 2011 at 9:32 am

My coffee habit is pretty typical, one cup every morning.. Sometimes more in the winter..and anytime I get to a Starbucks..but, the closest one is 50 miles away so don’t get that very often!

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13 Kirsten February 16, 2011 at 9:37 am

Oh how I could go on about my love of coffee…
After my daughter was born my taste buds changed & suddenly put hair on my chest coffee was divine. I still love the lighter blends but I found myself walking into a little Dominican cafe by my train sation to get my cup of Bustelo only the way they could make it. I got sick from the food…but the coffee kept me coming in…now that’s love.

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14 Cassandra D. February 16, 2011 at 9:58 am

Wow…I was never a coffee drinker until college. My roommate was crazy for it and so I started going to the coffee shop with her and instantly fell in love! Now I need a cup of Joe daily – whether it’s the fancy stuff or just regular home-brewed. I try to make it at home as much as possible to save on costs, but sometimes its tates so much better when I haven’t had to do anything but drive-thru on my way to work! Thanks.

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15 Amber February 16, 2011 at 10:15 am

My day always begins with coffee!!! I started late too – while in grad school. I guess I’ve been making up for lost time ever since!

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16 saly February 16, 2011 at 10:19 am

One of the things I miss most from my transition to being a WAHM is getting coffee outside of my own home. We go through a lot more coffee now; I drink it all day long! But I make it a point to treat myself once or twice a week.

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17 Michele Puccini February 16, 2011 at 10:25 am

I just started drinking coffee…thanks to my husband, who is a coffee junkie…lol I have a cup every morning after the kids are in school. I like mine lightly sweetened with french vanilla creamer. Yummy

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18 Misty Dawn February 16, 2011 at 10:31 am

At night, I set my coffee pot to auto-start for me in the morning while I’m in the shower before getting ready for work. Then I drink a cup while I get ready and take a big travel mug with me for the drive.
I’m also a little weird, because I put ice cubes in my coffee, because I don’t like it too hot.

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19 Janice February 18, 2011 at 2:10 am

I put ice cubes in my tea. :)

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20 Sonia Koehler February 16, 2011 at 10:41 am

I was also started drinking coffee late in life just a few years ago now I dont know what I would do with out I prepare everything at night so in the morning when I wake up all I have to do is push the on button to start brewin by the time I make breakfast for my kids coffee is ready for me to poor!

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21 Shana February 16, 2011 at 10:57 am

Sounds absolutely YUMMY! My husband and I have different coffee tastes. He uses more scoops than I’d prefer, so I go add more water to it when he’s had his 2 cups and leaves for work. I drink way more than I should, but it’s my one guilty pleasure!

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22 Kris February 16, 2011 at 11:27 am

I love Seattle’s Best coffees…they carry them at my local Safeway store. I haven’t seen the iced coffees there, but I hope they get them. I’d love to try them.

By the way Henry’s Blend is my all time favorite.

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23 Andrea O. February 16, 2011 at 11:43 am

I didn’t start drinking coffee until I was almost 30! But now I enjoy a cup or 2 with flavored creamers, but for me it’s more of a treat than a must have to get through the day.

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24 Heather February 16, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I was always a mocha girl, myself. It started in high school. Just a few months ago I finally started drinking coffee and I consume entirely too much and blame it on having two sets of twins.

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25 Lisa Burkholder February 16, 2011 at 12:05 pm

I started drinking coffee because my husband got a night job and he wanted a coffee maker so I got him one! But then I was smelling the yummy coffee so I started drinking it too!

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26 Erin P February 16, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I first tried starbucks so long ago I can’t even remember when it was! lol! I am a java chip frapp kind of girl but try not to over do it while I’m trying to diet! :)

My coffee habits started in high school! I would have a cup of decaf coffee with my grandmother each morning before school. I drank it (and still do) with a little bit of sugar and milk or french vanilla creamer. French Vanilla is my favorite flavoring!

Now my husband makes the BEST pots of coffee ever! We drink 1 or 2 cups in the morning or when we need a pick me up through out the day. A few days of week I have 1 or 2 cups at night after putting my 2 year old to bed so i can unwind and get some work done! :) Blogging and housework would not be possible without the help of coffee!

Thanks for sharing with us Janice!


Erin
ejsmomej{at}gmail{dot}com

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27 Katrina - February 16, 2011 at 12:27 pm

You know, I’m a lot like you in that I never liked coffee. Oddly enough, I discovered I love coffee flavored icecream and Starbucks bottled Frappucino. Maybe I just haven’t found my blend yet. My grandmother keeps telling me I won’t be an adult until I drink coffee or tea…maybe this is my chance to grow up?

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28 Kristi Duncan February 16, 2011 at 12:42 pm

My coffee habits – coffee for breakfast, lunch and dinner, sometimes a midnight snack ;)

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29 brenda February 16, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Half those photos are no more of coffee than a photo of a birthday cake is a photo of eggs.

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30 Anne February 16, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I love the level idea – buying coffee is too confusing!

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31 Fabs February 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm

We don’t have a Seattle’s Best Coffee where I live. :-( But I find myself at the local coffee shop almost every afternoon, I usually order a Tan which is kind of in-between a mocha and a latte. I’d love to try some SBC, though!

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32 Cascia February 16, 2011 at 1:54 pm

They all look delicious! I don’t think I’ve tried that coffee.

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33 Amy February 16, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I have to have my coffee to start the day. With a young toddler in the house, coffee is a must! I also usually have a cup in the afternoon after the little one wakes up from naptime.

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34 nan February 16, 2011 at 2:32 pm

i like to brew my own coffee it’s a control thing..with one splenda and cream
nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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35 Kathy Stevenson February 16, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I have to have coffee right away in the morning to function!

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36 Btrflywmn February 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Coffee all day long :)

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37 Celeste February 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Love coffee–thanks to my Italian dad who never let a day go by without a latte! Pregnant right now, so I sip on decaf all day.

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38 Hollie Pollard February 16, 2011 at 4:20 pm

I too am a late start coffee drinker. Now thanks to Tassimo, I can have a latte at home anytime. A skinny latte is my current drink of choice.

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39 annaliza February 16, 2011 at 4:38 pm

i started drinking coffee when my grandparents used to make it when i was little and staying at their house. haha. it was part of my collection of fuzzy, childhood memories. i am a mom now and still drink coffee. i make it sweet according to my mood. ;)

thanks for the opportunity.

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40 simplywebly February 16, 2011 at 4:52 pm

I’ve tried seattle a couple of times when shopping at Borders. They are pretty tasty. I hope I win.

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41 JD Northwest February 16, 2011 at 6:12 pm

I’m a regular coffee drinker. I like Americano to drip coffee, rarely a sweeter coffee drink. At home on the weekend I rely on a French press to get me through the morning. Heaven is a cappuccino in Florence while people watching.

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42 Jennifer H. February 16, 2011 at 7:02 pm

I start every morning with coffee. Lots of cream and sugar. Anytime I have some time away from the kids I always treat myself to a Mocha or Latte.

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43 Just Sarah February 16, 2011 at 7:24 pm

OMG… Coffee!!!!! I was just trying to remember when my coffee habit started because I dont recall drinking coffee when I was in the Navy. At one point in my life I was drinking 3 VENTI carmel Machiattos a day… and then I found out how many calories were in those babies. I am a “dont talk to me until I have had my coffee” kinda girl and lucky for me, hubby knows it so he brews it, makes me the perfect cup of coffee, splenda and powered creamer and puts it next to by the bed!

What a fun contest!

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44 Shandell February 16, 2011 at 7:24 pm

I make coffee at home every morning and use flavored creamers to give it a little kick. It’s just a regular part of my morning routine.

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45 Penelope February 16, 2011 at 7:39 pm

That looks sooo yummy! I’m such a coffee lover.

~Penelope

PS Is that shaved chocolate on that one cup? I read the post but didn’t see anywhere what it was. I LOVE that idea!

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46 Amy February 16, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Coffee every day here. Morning with a mug starts the day and iced coffee later is a bonus!

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47 Angie Newton February 16, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Oh I have a major coffee habit. Love all kinds but lean more towards Starbucks iced for sure and we drink various Keurig coffees every day and always bring back a ton of Blue Mountain coffee from Jamaica. Triple yum especially French press OH YES

Sounds like a cool experience at Seattle’s Best.

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48 Kari L. February 16, 2011 at 10:49 pm

More than anything, it’s the SMELL of coffee that I love. mmmmm

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49 Some Lucky Dog February 16, 2011 at 10:51 pm

My usual coffee drink is a decaf, non-fat, mocha with 4-pumps in a tall or 6-pumps in a grande (of mocha). I am a Starbucks mocha addict. I buy their mocha powder and have my own espresso machine at home (We live 85 miles from the nearest Starbucks and the Seattle’s Best at Borders.) We almost always stop for a coffee drink as we leave town for home!
someluckydog at gmail dot com

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50 John February 16, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Without coffee in the morning I am dead.

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51 Natalia February 16, 2011 at 10:52 pm

I like coffee with milk

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52 Florence February 16, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I’m more of a tea person but I do like a cuppa every now and then, ;)

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53 April Stevenson February 16, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Coffee coffee coffee, must have it now! My Starbucks addiction started four and a half years ago when my husband (fiance at the time) first introduced me to it. He was lucky enough to spend his formative years in Seattle where his lifelong love affair with beans and brew was initiated. As a former Starbucks employee (manager during college years) he insisted that I learn the “proper” way to order a favorite drink. The first delicious drink I ever had the pleasure of sipping was a Grande Soy White Chocolate Mocha. From then on it became a tradition to end each of our dates with a Starbucks iced coffee or frappucino. Since then he has also taught me about so many “exotic” sounding coffee drinks and treats. For Valentine’s Day this past week he gave me a book devoted to coffee with directions on how to make over 100 different drinks! He even inscribed the inside with “let’s make lots of love and coffee together the rest of our lives.” We collect coffee mugs during our travels and start each day with a cup of joe in our favorites, sometimes slosh down some more down for an afternoon pick me up, and almost unfailingly will swing by Starbucks or Seattle’s Best after dinner to chill and converse over one last cup.

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54 debbie lewandowski February 16, 2011 at 11:41 pm

my coffee habits are getting worst as I get older…..honestly i didn.t start drinking coffee till my forties….I am 55 now..don.t tell eanybody…I like t to try all kinds of coffee…now adays
i crave a cup , arount 4pm..mid afternoon and then I.m okay…just one cup…just weird….but i really am trying to cut back…no luck…. so far….

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55 Barbie February 17, 2011 at 12:41 am

I LOVE coffee! I am quite the addict and am NOT seeking help at this time. I think I began drinking coffee in my early 20′s. It’s always been about the “foo foo” stuff. I like my coffee sweet. I would drink it all day long if I could afford such a habit.

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56 Kelli February 17, 2011 at 1:23 am

Completely addicted! Can’t go a day without my coffee! Love drive-thru coffee stops!

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57 Krista February 17, 2011 at 3:56 am

How did I miss that Starbucks bought out Seattle’s Best? And isn’t it kind of weird that they still keep their own label?
Anyway, I am not much of a coffee drinker, but I will on occasion have a cup if someone else is buying! ;)
I would really love to win this for my hubby so we could have some coffee in the house though!

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58 debra b February 17, 2011 at 5:56 am

I own a keurig coffee maker and buy my k cups online. I drink coffee from the time I get up till the time I go to bed and love the flavoured ones. This would be a real treat for me to try these.

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59 Marj M. February 17, 2011 at 6:11 am

My eyes are at half mast as I stagger to the coffee pot first thing in the morning to start my half a pot habit.

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60 Lisa M February 17, 2011 at 6:54 am

I am a coffee-aholic but prefer iced coffee over hot coffee. Even when it’s -20 degrees outside, I saunter into work with a huge iced coffee, which makes me coworkers laugh.
I have to have coffee before my day begins – it is as essential to me as taking a shower each morning :)

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61 Beth Ann February 17, 2011 at 8:10 am

I make a big pot of coffee every other day or so, drink about two cups that day, and save the rest in a pitcher in the fridge for the next day. I love drinking it hot or cold. Strangely, it’s not normally my morning thing (except when my dh is off), but my afternoon pick-me-up! :)

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62 Sandra Brower February 17, 2011 at 9:09 am

I love coffee, but it sometimes doesn’t love me. Still, I treasure my coffee moments and can’t think of a better way to start the day than with a steaming delicious cup (or two) of cappuccino.

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63 CaroleM February 17, 2011 at 9:38 am

I love my coffee! in fact I am having my ‘before the kids get up” coffee right now while I check my email. I also bring coffee in a thermos with me to work so that I can get my second hit within minutes of getting to work. And I’ve turned into a coffee snob. I drank some coffee a friend brewed the other day and I just couldn’t drink it. Oh what have I become?

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64 Stacie February 17, 2011 at 11:15 am

I really enjoyed reading your website! Another good one is……www.beautybloggin.com. Thx! Ill be back :)

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65 Maureen February 17, 2011 at 11:32 am

Hi – I’m a once-a-day (typically Starbucks mostly because it is the most geographically desirable) extra foamy latte. Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

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66 My Bits and Bleeps (Jeannine) February 17, 2011 at 12:08 pm

ok, wait, DID SOMEONE SAY COFFEE????? Coffee is MY department PERIOD. I grew up on coffee! Being of European background, kids aren’t given a glass of milk … NO NO NO … kids are given COFFEE with MILK (dark lattes!). By the time I was a teen, I was drinking about 15 cups per day. Yes, espressos, double espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, and the normal cup of coffee! Coffee is what got me through University, and marriage, and then divorce! Coffee is essential to me … it’s like air. I NEED coffee. In fact, it’s a cold day in HELL when you DON’T see a coffee in my hand! I must confess, the only time I cut back on coffee was when I was 39 yrs old & pregnant, and then breastfeeding. As soon as baby was off of breastfeeding, I was back on my regular dosage of coffee (15-20 cups/day).

So, you want to talk coffee, do you?

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67 Tamara B. February 17, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Can’t live without my coffee and love them all :)

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68 Idaho Jill February 17, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I never used to drink coffee, either. Don’t remember why I started, but I have one or 2 cups every morning now – at home. I have to have creamer in it. I have never been to Starbucks ( I’m a little bit proud of that because I HAVE to be the only one! :) ) even though they are everywhere!

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69 riTa February 17, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Are you serious?!!!
Missed coffee two days prepping for stress test. :(
I’m ready now!!!

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70 Janice February 18, 2011 at 2:10 am

oh gosh – hope u get some coffee now!

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71 GinaGlimme February 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm

On the mornings I go to work it is simply coffee from the pot at home with lots of cream. Weekends and days off usually mean a walk to Starbucks for a vanilla latte, a special treat.

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72 Jennifer C February 17, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Being from the Seattle area – My coffee obsession started at a young age and by the time I got my license at 16 I would leave the house early before school just so I could pick up a Starbucks on the way! Of course nearly 10 years and 2 (well 3 next month!) kids later I’ve had to cut back on that spendy daily habit a bit so now it’s limited to about 3 days a week. The other days I enjoy coffee made at home. So it would be absolutely wonderful to win this giveaway and sample new yummy coffee!! I’d love to try new Seattle’s Best!!

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73 Linda Kish February 17, 2011 at 5:25 pm

One or two cups in the morning then another mid afternoon.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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74 hippie4ever February 17, 2011 at 6:31 pm

You should try Caribou, they even use real chocolate in their Mochas! Starbucks lost my love when they stopped offering Swiss Water decaf, I really don’t like chemicals in my coffee. And when they switched soy. I’ve never tried Seattle, but I’d love to:)

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75 Crystal W February 17, 2011 at 7:22 pm

I came into loving coffee later in life like you. Of course “real” coffee drinkers will tell you that my coffee (which has so much sugar the spoon stands straight up) isn’t real coffee! I prefer a flavored coffee and usually buy favored coffee beans and then grind them right before I make it. I love making Frappucinnos at home for my hometown is one the only ones in America without a Starbucks, Seattles best or any good coffee shop! So it’s do it yourself or go coffee less!

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76 Susan Heim February 17, 2011 at 7:41 pm

I recently got a Tassimo one-cup coffee maker so I can indulge my coffee cravings anytime without making a huge pot of coffee. And getting flavored coffee drinks at the bookstore or fast-food place is the ultimate indulgence for me!

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77 LaVonne February 18, 2011 at 12:08 am

Love coffee with flavored low calorie creamer! :)

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78 Susan P. February 18, 2011 at 12:57 am

I usually have a couple of mugs of coffee in the morning in my large pottery mugs handmade by me!

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79 Jessica Lynette February 18, 2011 at 11:47 am

Crazy you’re blogging about this now – I JUST bought a Level 4 a couple days ago :) We love it!

We adore coffee here – we use a french press for all our coffee making needs.
Would LOVE to win this!! Looks delicious!

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80 mrsshukra February 18, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I’m not picky with my coffee. Drink half a cup a day and don;t mind a hot cafe mocha now and then!

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81 katklaw777 February 19, 2011 at 10:20 am

I like iced and fancy sweet dessert type coffees…Yum, yum, yum. I drink them in the evening by the fire or in the summer when I need something refreshing.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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82 Angela G February 19, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I never really liked coffee growing up. In fact, in order to keep me from liking it, my mom would always tell me that drinking coffee would put hair on your chest. Ha! About 8 years ago a co-worker told me what to get at Starbucks…a white chocolate mocha. That is what did it! I don’t get white chocolate mochas anymore, mainly just regular mochas. At home I love drinking coffee on the weekend mornings with my husband! Thankfully, mom was wrong about it putting hair on my chest!

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83 tennille February 19, 2011 at 5:09 pm

bring it on! I would love this pack!

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84 Mama Zen February 20, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I drink coffee all day long, so I would love to try this!

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85 Christine Roeske February 20, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Heart my coffee. I’d be a 4-5 fan, too as I like my coffee stronger. Or maybe its because I put so much delectable cream in it. Either way, I love my two cups in the morning and one “pick me up” cup in the afternoon before making dinner for the family.

Thanks for the chance to try their new blends and coffees!

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86 Shari February 20, 2011 at 9:38 pm

I generally only have coffee at home, brewed often with Starbucks coffee, but I’m very open to trying other kinds. I even sometimes have instant. ;) Usually I’m a one cup in the mid-morning sort of drinker. MAYBE a cup in the evening, too, once in a great while. Must have flavored liquid creamer!

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87 Becca H February 21, 2011 at 8:46 am

Love the idea of the “Curiosity Pack”! I started a daily coffee habit in college – bringing coffee in a travel mug to those early morning classes. I love the whole routine of getting the coffee in the morning. I have a few favorite mugs, half+half + sugar (though I am trying to cut back on that) – always start my day with the first cup.

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88 Steph February 21, 2011 at 8:48 am

My coffee habits are not too bad. I have a few cups early in the morning to get my day going.

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89 Rebecca February 21, 2011 at 9:31 am

OH, we would love some Level 4!!

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90 Alison S. February 21, 2011 at 10:46 am

I LOVE coffee. I think that’s why I don’t have a coffee maker at home…because I wouldn’t stop drinking it! So it’s my treat when I’m at work or out and about.

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91 Allison McGrady February 21, 2011 at 8:09 pm

I like the more “fru fru” coffee drinks like lattes and macchiatos. I don’t get to have them often but they sure are good. My husband however, LOVES coffee!!

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92 Candace Sikiric February 21, 2011 at 8:38 pm

OMG! Love, love, love coffee! Gotta have my JAVA! I have a couple in the morning and then maybe a latte in the pm if I am in town. Love coffee

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93 Ruth Hill February 21, 2011 at 9:11 pm

My coffee habits: I must have 2 cups of coffee in the morning. I generally have coffee at some point in the afternoon. I am always ready to go and buy a coffee at any nearby coffee shop! I never used to be a coffee addict until I cam back home to live with my parents!!

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94 Staci A February 22, 2011 at 11:46 am

I have recently cut back on my coffee. But before that, I was downing at least 4 or 5 cups a day. Love it!

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95 Gina Conroy February 23, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I didn’t start drinking coffee until in my 30s and then only in the winter. Now I’m in my 40s and I’m becoming a coffee snob!

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96 Angie February 25, 2011 at 10:15 pm

I love coffee!! I struggle to not go to Starbucks everyday (we don’t have any Seattle’s Best shops here in Omaha that I am aware of). I like to have some of a few different kinds/strengths of coffee around the house, so I can decide in the morning what I am thirsty for that day. Running around after two preschoolers every day requires me to have some coffee to keep up with them!

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97 Linda F February 26, 2011 at 1:25 am

I love to drink coffee both hot and iced. I can drink it any time of the day but my favorite is as a pick-me-up in the middle of the afternoon.

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98 SaraR February 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Mmmm, coffee. I do love me some coffee. It’s become a habit to have a cup in the morning soon after waking. Sometimes I’ll make a French Press full and drink the whole thing myself through out the day other times I’ll just have one mug. I recently saw these leveled coffees at the store and was sorely tempted to purchase some but I refrained since I’m trying to drink what I already have before purchasing more.

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99 Lisa February 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Serious coffee drinker here. My dd and I make americanos way too often using a handy little gadet we bought at world market. I’ll take it from it brewed, as a cappacino, latte, iced- how ever I can get it. i would love to try out the Seattles best pack!

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100 bonnie w February 28, 2011 at 10:22 am

I do not have a coffee chain near me but love my morning coffee with flavored creamer.

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101 mary b March 1, 2011 at 10:40 am

i guess I am an old school coffee drinker, always drank it black until I was pregnant, then had to add a little cream or ½ & ½. I am just so not into what I call “dessert coffee” as a regular drink, so I have never been to Starbucks (and no Seattle’s Best around here). A cup of cappuccino after an Italian meal is nice though.
But I do like GOOD coffee, a darker roast is my fave, and I try different blends all the time. I like the idea of the Level system, makes it easy to choose

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102 Eileen March 4, 2011 at 4:18 am

My coffee crutch is actually cappuchino’s . I cant drink alot of coffee because it gives me heart palps, but I can have a daily small cappu and my husband fills the house in the AM with the sweet smell of french vanilla or hazelnut. It is the most delicious smell of all! We like to give my husband Starbucks for bday, Father’s Day, and Christmas as a special treat! His eyes kind of glaze over. LOL!

thanks much!

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103 Dena March 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I’ve always liked coffee, but just started drinking in more in the past year. Hubby got me a programmable coffee maker for our anniversary so we’ve been trying out lots of different kinds of coffee. Hes a medium roast kinda guy and I like it the darker the better. Sadly we have never been to a Starbucks : ( but would love to try them out sometime! Sign us up for the giveaway please!

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104 Debby March 10, 2011 at 1:12 pm

This would be the only way that I could drink Starbucks coffee. I love it, but my pocketbook does not! This would be a great gift to win. Thanks Ladies

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105 Debby March 10, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I don’t know why I wrote starbucks coffee! I know it is Seattle’s Best Coffee, duh. . .

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106 Allison March 28, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I don’t know if your giveaway is still going on, but if it is I would love to enter because lately my coffee habits include driving around from store to store trying to find one that has Seattle’s Best Iced Lattes (preferably Vanilla) in stock. I love to stock up when I can find them because I love to start my morning with iced coffee. These are the perfect size and a great price compared to the competitors! Thanks for an informative article!

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