Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ponderosa Roasting Company Review and Giveaway! Two Winners, Ends 11/27/12

Coffee Fiend

Seems a good way to describe me, doesn't it? LOL!

I admit it -- I wear the title proudly. I am ALWAYS on the hunt for great coffee. Sometimes, it's a hunt with a satisfying conclusion -- sometimes not. On this hunt -- I am perfectly satisfied!

I discovered the Ponderosa Roasting Coffee Company a bit by accident: I was searching for an episode of Bonanza! I found Ponderosa by pleasant accident! Reading about the company intrigued me.

 MISSION: 
*One of our goals in roasting coffee is to support farmers by buying beans that the farmers get their fair share of the profits. 
 *The other goal is to have coffees with a purpose. We roast for several worthy causes, Team in Training, Pretty In Pink, and the Denver Down-syndrome Foundations. All 3 are doing remarkable work in helping people by raising money towards cancer treatment for people that can't afford health care in North Carolina (pretty in pink) a cure for leukemia (TNT) or children and the families of Down-syndrome. 
*We want to do a coffee ministry more or less that helps people in need of help and this is the start of that business. As you notice we also do a lot of other coffees which allows us to support our family while helping support others.




Another company that gives back to the global society. I admire the effort that Ponderosa Roasting is making to give back and I know you do, as well.

I was truly blessed to receive a bag of their Decaf Costa Rican coffee. And it is brilliant!!! As you know, when reviewing coffee, I always drink my first cup black -- no sugar, no cream, to get the full effect.  It's a rare coffee indeed that impresses me so that I make a second cup without sugar.  Colour me impressed!




Costa Rican Coffee has a lovely, bright nutty flavour with a hint of fruit, very well balanced! Rich, yes. But not "burnt" or bitter. And oh... the aroma when it's brewing is heavenly.    I wish they'd find a way to capture that aroma in an air spray... *giggle*.  I'd never leave home!

I am a great fan of this coffee. I am enjoying it immensely!

There are also coffees that support causes near and dear to the company's heart: Coffees with a Cause benefitting Pretty in Pink Foundation, Claire Bear's Beans, a blend created for the MHDSA fundraiser "Stepping Up for Down Syndrome", Ex4Vets, Real Men Fight Like Girls, and Team in Training.



Ponderosa Roasting offers coffees from many regions of the world: Indonesia, Africa, and the America.  

They also offer so many delightful flavours: Bavarian Creme, Brown Sugar Cinnamon, Christmas in a Cup, Pumpkin Spice, and much more!

The wonderful folks at Ponderosa Roasting would love to hear from you!
You can connect with them on their Social Media Pages:  @PondeRoastingCo on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

They have generously offered *TWO* of my readers the chance to experience their amazing coffee!  Just follow the instructions below for your chance to enter to win!

***Open to USA only.  One entry per person per email per household, please.  All entries are verified.***

DISCLOSURE:
I received product for the purpose of review.  I received no monetary compensation.  The opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item.


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75 comments:

Karen F said...

I'd like to try the Bananas Foster

BethElderton said...

I'D like THE Espresso or Italian roasts--I love darker coffees
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Paula L. said...

Would love to try the French Roast.

jandplee at att dot net

debijackson said...

bananas foster

Barrie Mac said...

I want to try Christmas in a Cup.

abfantom said...

I would like to try Ponderosa Roasting Company's Critics Choice coffee blend

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Lanicsha W said...

The Chocolate Almond sounds yummy!

eclairre said...

Would love to try the French Roast.

Heidi V said...

Espresso - Italian Roast sounds like a good blend

SueZH said...

I would like to try the Chocolate Marshmallow.

Les Slusarczyk said...

Hmmm, I'd probably go with either the Decaf Costa Rican, or the Brown sugar cinnamon (it just sounds so unique and mothe watering).
las_va@hotmailDOTcom

El said...

bananas foster sounds unique...

Rebecca Graham said...

I would pick the Box Office Blend.

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clc408 said...

I'd love Colombia La Esperanza

danw78704 said...

like the peru coffee, twitted this today, 16/11
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Marthalynn said...

I'd love to have the Italian Roast

vickie marks allbright said...

bavarian cream

lisagee1234 said...

http://www.ponderosaroasting.com/products/almond/

Almond sounds good.

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Barbara Montag said...

Would love to try the Caramel - thank you!

llinda29 said...

I want Amaretto


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Lynne said...

I'm a big fan of African coffee....I would like to try the Zimbabwe AA!

danw78704 said...

great coffee, twitted this today, 17/11
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Living, Learning, Eating said...

I'd like the Zimbabwe AA!

Allyson Bossie said...

I would love the BAvarian Cream Coffee or the Chocolate Marshmello
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Heather! said...

Mmm...the Amaretto Flavored Coffee sounds yummy!

Thanks!
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Beverly Sadler said...

I think I would like to try the Bavarian Cream flavored coffee because I love the donuts so the coffee sounds great!

Margie said...

I'd like to try the Bavarian Cream. I love a good cup of coffee!
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Kylie Carlson said...

I'd like to try the It's a New Day Blend!

Terri Herman said...

I would like to try the chocolate coffee or maybe the almond.

Rusthawk said...

chocolate almond

Guadalupe said...

french roast

Amanda Rauch said...

Oh my gosh! I did not know that you could make a bananas foster coffee, and now i must try it!!

danw78704 said...

chocolate coffee, twitted this today, 18/11
http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

Cheryl Chervitz said...

My hubby would like the It's A New Day blend

Kristy Thiel said...

I think the Bavarian Cream looks delicious!

danw78704 said...

twitted this today, 19/11
http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

Stephanie Larison said...

I'd love to try the Italian Roast, I bet it's amazing! :)

danw78704 said...

chocolate coffee, twitted this today, 20/11
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puye said...

I want to try the italian roast

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adrienne warren said...

the sumatra ache gold. Love the darker coffee like sumatra heck I just like saying sumatra

tina reynolds said...

I would love to try the Chocolate Marshmallow

Tracy R said...

I'd love to try their Organic Peru coffee.

danw78704 said...

like the coffee, twitted this today, 21/11
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Gigi Sweeps said...

I'd love to try the Bananas Foster and the French Roast!

Cody Anderson said...

Chocolate Coffee

dena_65 said...

Visit Ponderosa Roasting and tell me which coffee you'd like to have if you win!Claire Bear's Beans

danw78704 said...

twitted this today, 23/11
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Sherry Butcher said...

Love the dark roast.

Judy B. said...

Italian Roast please

Yona Williams said...

Id like to try the Bananas Foster.

Caryn said...

I'd like to try the Italian Roast

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Sass said...

I'd like to try the Chocolate Marshmallow Coffee!

Whitney said...

Critic's Choice Blend sounds good!

Gennie Lancaster said...

I would love to try the Bavarian Cream Flavored Coffee!!

TreasureToday said...

I would like to try the Glorious Day coffee.

Marie said...

I'd love to have the Caramel

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Kathy Artis said...

french roast

Sarah said...

El Salvador 100% Bourbon

jenny green said...

I would like to have christmas in a cup

clynsg said...

Colombian Supremo Dark Roast.

cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

mary gardner said...

italian roast

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barbara stenby said...

box office bled & black tie blend

Nicole C. said...

I would love to have the Creme Brulee.

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Darlene webb said...

I would love to try Its a new day!

Diane52 said...

The french roast please
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Susan Smoaks said...

i would love to have the espresso if i was the lucky winner

susansmoaks at gmail dot com

kathy pease said...

id love the Champion Blend Benefitting Pretty in Pink Foundation

Laura said...

Caramel

saturdaynightfever said...

French Roast would be my flavor of choice!

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dlhaley said...

The French Roast sounds good to me.

Breanne said...

French Roast

James Coyne said...

Bavarian Cream

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jennafish said...

bananas foster sounds heavenly

mail4rosey said...

I'd like the critics choice blend.

Chris Alejandro said...

I'd love to try the French Roast. Lieutcrunch27 (at) gmail (dot) com