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giveaway: $100 amazon giftcard (*second round*)

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This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Seattle’s Best.

Huge thanks to everyone who participated in the first giveaway this month from Seattle’s Best Coffee! As promised, here is the second giveaway with a rockin’ $100 giftcard from Amazon, and the results of my own taste test of the new “levels”!

As mentioned in my last post, Seattle’s Best has recently introduced a new “levels” system for labeling their coffees. Instead of individual names (like what was formerly “Henry’s Blend”), they now range from “Level 1” (mild, light and crisp) to “Level 5” (bold, dark and intense). Each coffee also includes flavor profiles and amusing character profiles. For example, the personality test pegged me at “Level 2”, for those who are “spontanteous and fun, you’re a curious optimist. Fond of going off the beaten path, you enjoy creating your own adventures and seeing where your heart leads you.

Read on to see if the taste-testing agreed with the levels profiles, and to enter the $100 Amazon giftcard giveaway!

Dum, dum, dum…..THE RESULTS!

Now I have to admit, I went to a tour of one of our local roasteries in Kansas City a year ago and learned the method for proper coffee “cupping” (taste-testing) which involved lots of loud slurping and spitting…but very little drinking. So for my less-than-proper coffee taste-testing at home, I decided to reverse that. Lots of coffee drinking. Minimal slurping. :)

For the first day of the week, I woke up extra early and decided to make a very small batch of each of the 5 levels, in order to truly be able to compare them! Then each of the following days, I made and enjoyed a full cup of each level to get the full experience. Lots. Of. Coffee.

In the end, I did honestly enjoy Level 2 quite a bit. But Level 5 was the definite favorite. This didn’t come as a huge surprise to me, since I love strong flavors in my food and all kinds of hot and cool drinks. And this Level 5 didn’t disappoint. Labeled as having a “roasty aroma, rich flavor with low acidity and body”, this coffee smelled absolutely heavenly, and tasted even better. Reminded me quite a bit of a French roast. It was wonderful served warm and steamy in the morning, and then cooled down later over ice in the afternoon. Delish!

So would definitely encourage you to check out the new coffees for yourself in stores, or read about the levels system online. And then enter to win the $100 Amazon giftcard giveaway below!


So to enter this giveaway, here are the official rules:

Sweepstakes Prompt:

  • Leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite way to prepare coffee at home.


  • You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
    • a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
    • b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
    • c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
    • d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
  • Giveaway ends at 7:00pm Central Standard Time on April 30.
  • No duplicate comments
  • 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 selected.
  • The Official Rules are available here
  • Feel free to read other bloggers’ reviews for more chances to win here

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231 comments on “giveaway: $100 amazon giftcard (*second round*)”

  1. I like French Roast coffee with honey and vanilla flavored Coconut Milk

  2. I tweeted!/The_Sunshyn/status/61830238895742976

  3. My sister likes some cream and sugar…nothing too crazy!

  4. i tweeted this as well!

  5. french press!

  6. my Dad’s leftover coffee from the morning, some chocolate mix, sugar, cream + ice! Yummy.

  7. I love Seattle’s Best :)

  8. I love Puerto Rican coffee just add milk and nothing more! :)

  9. I like flavored coffees. Not too strong so I can drink them black.

  10. I tweeted!!/pixelcat13/status/62180654699380736

  11. Not a big coffee drinker – so lots of flavored cream and sugar!

  12. I used to have mine black, but now I’m older I add a splash of cream

  13. My favorite way to prepare coffee at home is by trying to mirror chain-store coffee drinks. I love trying to come up with new recipes : )

  14. I like to use a French press and just a touch of cream!

  15. i like the level 2 Seattle’s Best, myself – with coconut milk and stevia. Yummmmmmmm!

  16. I like having the french roast black with a splash of milk and no sugar.
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  17. I tweeted –!/lyndadawinda/status/62379676206772224

  18. Strong leftover from the morning coffee, sweetened w/ simple syrup and half & half, over coffee ice cubes! ..hits the spot in the afternoon..

  19. Alway prepare the coffee the night before and set the timer so that its a no brainer for it to perk as I brush my teeth. Then I have a chance to really wake up to that smell of fresh coffee for me.

  20. I love to add a single square of chocolate to my morning cup of coffee – a great way to start the day!

  21. I like mild flavored coffee. I add 4 creams and 4 sugars!

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  23. 1 part chilled coffee to 1 part skim milk mixed with homemade chocolate syrup and Splenda

  24. I don’t really drink coffee, but if I did, I’m sure I would need plenty of cream & sugar!

  25. Have always loved Seattle’s Best! Love that I can find the right brew strength with just a glance now :o)

  26. cream n’ sugar kinda gal….the boyfriend sucks it down black (blech);-)

  27. My favorite way to prepare coffee at home is using my new Tassimo Brewbot. Of course, it’s a little more expensive but you can’t beat it for ease, quickness and variety. Thanks for your very helpful coffee posts!

  28. Tweet –!/dahbou/status/62939834586632195

  29. My hubby uses a french press

  30. Nothing fancy I like my coffee with just some cream


  32. Cream and Sugar please!

  33. I like instant black coffee with cream and sugar
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  34. tweet!/ChelleB36/status/63307117725093888

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  35. I love cream and sugar, YUM!!!

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  36. Tweeted!/middymorsel/status/63339661992542210

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  37. I love it with cream (skinny caramel macchiato) and sugar!

  38. I already buy seattle’s coffee number 4 and I enjoy it best with a splash of soy milk and some raw sugar. if i’m being fancy, some chocolate syrup does the trick!

  39. I am a COFFE FANATIC!!! I make sure I have my special mug, and I brew 2 cups with 4 table spoons of coffee!! I throw in two splenda and my coffee is ready! I make three cups a day!


  41. I like Turkish style – full of cardamom and with fresh pita/hummus on the side.



  43. i like dark roast with cream and sugar

  44. using my new keurig

  45. My favorite is cold brewed coffee. Brew it up in the summer and drink over ice all day.

  46. Some cream & some Splenda is how I drink my coffee.
    Thanks for the contest!

  47. I like to brew my coffee strong and dark. I add a good scoop of sugar and a splash of cold water to cool and mellow my cup. Yum!

  48. Oh goodness… I use a Tassimo coffee maker, and add french vanilla creamer, lots of it. I know I am a shameful cofffee drinker, but I like things sweet. :D

  49. I shared the post on Twitter :)