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Monday, April 27, 2015

Sustainable and Delicious Colombian Coffee #MindtheBean

These days, consumers want to know the story behind their coffee. Where did the beans come from? Who grew them? How were they grown? Or you can choose beans from Café de Colombia and rest assured knowing that you will enjoy authentically-delicious coffee with every cup.

Colombian coffee grows in one of the best climates in the world, on the slopes of the Andes Mountains that cross the country from south to north. Year-round, the beans are harvested for optimal freshness by more than 500,000 proud families who live in over 50% of Colombia’s towns. We believe the more you know about the DNA of your coffee, the more you will enjoy its flavor.

Enter the Bean Bang Theory, an online destination designed to educate coffee lovers worldwide about the quality of Colombian coffee while celebrating its long history and dedication to sustainability. I spent some time on TheBeanBangTheory.com web site over the weekend and I learned quite a bit about where authentic Colombian coffee comes from, how it's harvest and how it finally ends up in my coffee cup. Very interesting and I invite you to visit their site to learn more about it.

I was sent an entire coffee making kit which included: 1 bag 100% Whole Bean Colombian Coffee, a Bodum French Press 3 Cup Coffee Maker, a Coffee Mug and Apron so that I could have a pure coffee experience compliments of TheBeanBangTheory.com.

To start things off, I opened up my bag of Cafe Colombia Narino & Cauca Whole Bean Coffee. Oh my gosh, as soon as you open that bag you smell fresh coffee beans! I love that it comes in a resealable bag too! This is a medium acidity coffee with a high body flavor.

I've never used a French Press Coffee Maker before so I did have to read the little booklet that comes in the package to learn about it. I thought it would be complicated but surprisingly, it's not! I used my coffee bean grinder and ground up my beans. You will coarse grounds when using a French Press Coffee Maker. I then measured out the amount that I needed, placed the grounds into the French Press Coffee Maker, added my hot water and waited for 3-4 minutes before I pressed out some freshly brewed coffee. I was really surprised that no grounds leaked into the coffee, so that speaks to the high quality of this Bodum French Press Coffee Maker.

After I was done brewing the 3 cups of coffee, my mother and I filled up our mugs and headed out onto the porch to enjoy our coffee outdoors. We like medium-bodied coffees and this one was delicious! You can NOT get a fresher cup of 100% authentic Colombian coffee other than this! By using the French Press Coffee Maker, you really get a nice strong cup of coffee that tastes delicious!

Giveaway: One lucky winner is going to win a bag of whole bean coffee, a Bodum French Press Coffee Maker, a branded coffee mug and a branded apron from TheBeanBangTheory.com. Retail Value of this Coffee Kit is $70.00.

Giveaway Details: This giveaway is open to residents of the USA ONLY who are age 18 and over. Please read the Terms of Service and Disclaimer Policy before entering. You must be a PUBLIC FOLLOWER of this Blog to have your entries count in my giveaways. (Follow via Google Friend Connect) All non-blog followers will have their entries disqualified after the giveaway closes. This giveaway will close on May 13th, 2015 at midnight EST time.




Disclaimer: Shelly H. has personally reviewed the product listed above. Shelly has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Shelly did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. The Shakin N Bakin Blog is not responsible for delivery/shipping of giveaway items won from this blog nor are we responsible for mis-use or injury caused by items won from this Blog. Content on this blog is copyrighted, all rights reserved. We reserve the right to legally pursue anyone who violates our rights and/or steals our copyrighted material.

182 comments:

Darla said...

Oh I know Mr. Russ will enjoy this, and we love to share it with our church family on Sunday Morning coffee time. Thanks for sharing.

christopher sorel said...

Love coffee black and strong Good 100% Columbian is good stuff

amy guillaume linderman said...

i learned that More than 500.000 coffee growing families dedicate their lives to these beans.

Joanne said...

Behind every single Colombian Coffee bean, there are more than 500 thousand coffee growers represented by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation.

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erika said...

What I learned was that their Colombian coffee beans are selected carefully on a daily basis.

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Cindy Merrill said...

I see they have decaf coffee available as well.

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Jennifer W said...

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I learned that their coffee beans are harvested all year round.

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DeniseL said...

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Kris said...

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Susan D said...

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