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Friday, February 3, 2012

Kicking Horse Coffee Review and {Giveaway!} Ends 3/2 (CLOSED)

Recently I had a chance to try some really KICK ASS coffee...  Kicking Horse Coffee sent me a canister of their Kick Ass Coffee. I opened it and I was in love with how it smelled before it even started to brew. Once it started brewing my kitchen smelled just like some high end coffee shop you'd find in Los Angeles. But lets not forget about the taste... The taste was incredible and very delicious!

I also liked the canister it came in. It just sticks out and makes you want to use this coffee. Every time someone wanted to make some coffee here in my house they would choose to make the Kick Ass Kicking Horse Coffee. And I know it was because it tasted better than our "regular" coffee we were use to drinking.  Its also Certified Organic!

From their website:

Fair Trade. Not Aid.

Coffee is big business in world trade — second only to oil. It’s a commodity, subject to the market’s ups and downs. That’s led to the suffering of many of the world’s 25 million coffee farmers, who often get little financial return on this labour-intensive crop. Bare subsistence, environmental degradation, unstable societies: It’s not fair!

Who said life was fair? We did. That's who.

But it can be fair. In the late 1980s, after nearly a century of fluctuating markets and crashing economies, a group of fair-minded people realized there had to be a better way. The fair trade coffee movement was born.
When we started Kicking Horse Coffee in 1996, we scoured the planet to find bona fide Fair Trade coffee. We discovered the Fair Trade Labelling Organizations International (FLO), an umbrella organization that sets fair trade standards, and TransFair Canada, the national certification organization. These organizations demand rigorous monitoring, auditing and certification before they allow us to proudly use the Fair Trade label.
We are now the largest Fair Trade roaster in Canada. All our coffee is 100% Certified Fair Trade and 100% Certified Organic.
Fair Trade benefits the farmer by guaranteeing them a fair price for their coffee. This brings them economic stability and a higher standard of living. It improves their access to loans, provides technical assistance, increases health care, and expands educational opportunities. While Fair Trade improves the wellbeing of the producers, it is just the beginning of an equitable economic and social system that Kicking Horse Coffee supports wholeheartedly.
Fair Trade benefits the environment by encouraging farming and production practices that are sustainable, by minimizing pollutants, pesticides and herbicides, and by encouraging organic agriculture techniques.
Fair Trade benefits the coffee lover by giving him or her the option to buy according to principles and values. It assures people that the product they’re buying is ethical, which helps them feel good about themselves.
We’ve got all that goodness in our coffee and it still tastes wicked.
2010 Fair Trade Labelling Study (PDF 2.6MB)

This was just a great company to work with and especially drink their fabulous coffee. I would so recommend this to any coffee drinker who enjoys a good cup of coffee without having to travel to a good coffee shop!

Connect with Kicking Horse Coffee:
Website 
Facebook
Twitter

Buy it:
You can purchase this great coffee throughout Canada and the US, also on Amazon.com, and on their Online Store

Or you can,

Win it!
The very generous people over at Kicking Horse coffee want to give one of my readers their very own canister of coffee. ARV. $13.99 Thanks so much!
 

All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter Form below with the MANDATORY Entries filled out. If you choose to do the extra entries, that's great too! Remember if you Click, I DID THIS! Please make sure you really did, because I verify all entries.





Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway  
Disclaimer: I was sent the above mentioned product free of charge, upon my request, for the purposes of this review. I was not monetary compensated. All opinions are 100% mine.


61 comments:

  1. this is right down the street from me in roy, utah

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

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  2. This is available in Boulder, CO, but I am in north Denver--not all that far for a day trip, but too far for regular shopping.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  3. 454 horse power is a great tasting coffee and enjoy hoodoo joe as well before

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  4. There are none near me in upstate NY.

    beh2351@frontier.com

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  5. Unfortunately there is one here, but to far for me here in NJ.

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  6. Kicking Horse Coffee is not located near me -- the nearest location is nearly 100 miles away ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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  7. The nearest to me is 87 miles away.

    Bumblebutt92 at hotmail dot com

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  8. No, none near me.
    crochet4hats[at]gmail[dot]com

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  9. There are none near me in GA
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  10. There are no stores within 50 miles of me

    GFC: Danielle/See Shop Love!
    Email: dhsauers(at)gmail.com

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  11. They sell it in a town 46 miles from me.

    nineteen19 at blackfoot dot net

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  12. I can purchase it in Goderich, just a few kilometres away from my home.

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  13. I am dying to try the mocho yoho!!!! Also, There aren't any stores near me :-(

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  14. The closest one is 105 miles away!

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  15. Closest is 56 miles away from me.

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  16. Yes I can buy it at our Safeway, only 2 blocks from my home!

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  17. Yes, I can buy this at several different stores located within my community.

    andrea_hockeygirl@hotmail.com

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  18. not located near me
    taraz9 at excite dot com

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  19. I live in STL, MO - none near me :(
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  20. no this coffee is not in my area
    mrbuyou@gmail.com

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  21. The closest is sixteen miles away.

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  22. The nearest store is 60.9 miles away from me.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  23. None near me where I live in WI, which is a pity, I love trying new coffee!

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  24. No, closest location is in Atlanta which is about 5 hours from me!

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  25. No, I cannot get this near me. Cheryl cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

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  26. None near me in Indiana....or Kentucky! Guess I have to win it. :o)

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  27. No, not near SC
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  28. Gfc name is Amy Orvin
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  29. Yes, I found out that they sell it in a grocery store in San Mateo, CA, literally walking distance from my home!
    cardprincess(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  30. Nope not really near me it would be a 70 mile drive.

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  31. No results found :(
    masugr at yahoo dot com

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  32. I am in south east Kansas- there is none available
    loriemcguire@ymail.com

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  33. Yes, it is located at a store 8 miles away
    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

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  34. The closest is in Atlanta, GA (200 Miles away) :)

    cherriesjessilee at gmail dot com

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  35. None near me here in the middle of MA :(

    rachelm59@yahoo.com

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  36. Nope none by me.
    Thank you.
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  37. Yummy giveaway. Thank you. Yes, there's one about 1.09 miles away.
    --Vicki Vix on r/copter form
    fromfurrin at gmail dot com

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  38. nothing here in SoCal :(

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  39. nothing within 100 miles
    jednc @ hotmail .com

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  40. Unfortunately, they aren't close to my place

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  41. YES I do have a major store that carries around us Sobeys

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  42. The closest store to my house is 16.3 miles away.

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  43. the nearest is too far away :(
    eg kaufman

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  44. the closest one is cheney only 60 miles from us

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  45. Yes it is at the superstore just down the road from me.

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  46. There's no store around me

    Ted Kooper
    fwdsd45 @gmail.com

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  47. There is one 15 miles from me in Oviedo, xD

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  48. No results within 250km
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  49. Nothing within 100 miles of my home. =(

    Thanks,
    Vadebby at cox dot net

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  50. Yes, less than 1 mile from my home! YAY

    kkloskin@hotmail.com

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