Thursday, October 02, 2008

Coffee giveaway!

I've been thinking of doing a giveaway as a thank-you to you faithful readers who stop by and leave such nice comments, but I wasn't sure what would be best. I considered a bag of roasted chiles, but shipping them would be tricky. However, with yesterday's arrival of an embarrassment of riches, it struck me that a pound of delicious Community Coffee would be just the thing.

If you'd like to try this great coffee, just leave me a comment (first-time comments welcome, too!) and tell me how you like to prepare your morning cup. Next Thursday I'll take all the comments and throw them into a hat (or a coffee pot?) and pick a winner. The lucky one will have a choice of dark, medium or between roast.

Thanks again for visiting and sharing coffee with me in spirit. Now you can for real!

152 comments:

  1. What a kind gift! You have a ton of coffee. I don't drink it, so don't send it my way!

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  2. I drink coffee! (maybe not as much as I use up flour but I do drink coffee!)

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  3. My morning coffee is usually the bitter sludge in the breakroom at work. Unfortunate, I know.

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  4. All summer I drank yesterday's brewed coffee over ice with milk and agave nectar. But now that it's getting cold, time to start brewing and drinking it fresh again. I love the spicy blends you can get this time of year.

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  5. damn, that is a lot of coffee!

    I like mine:
    1. prepared by my wonderful spouse before I wake up, so I can float downstairs on the aroma
    2. in my favorite Wallace & Gromit mug
    3. with a big splash (OK, more than a splash, a TORRENT) of half-and-half.

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  6. We have our prepared with a vintage copper and brass LaPavoni cappuccino maker that probably seen it's better days. It still makes a yummy cup o'joe though.

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  7. I drink about 4 cups of black coffee a day! Love the stuff!

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  8. I've moved from a cup a morning with cream and sugar to a chocolate soy milk smoothie with a tablespoon of instant coffee for flavor and a little boost. The cold drip would be interesting to try though.

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  9. Two cups in the morning - one lump of sugar in the first one, no sugar in the send. ANd no more. Until I get to work and walk from my car to the office and of course then I stop and get an iced coffee from the sad, struggling coffee shop. And that's IT. Except at lunchtime when I go to the French bakery joint and have a cookie and an espresso. BUT NO MORE AFTER THAT. Unless I have the late afternoon drowsies, in which case I revisit the sad, struggling coffee shop and get another iced coffee. And then a refill of that for when I go home.

    But the two cups is all I'll admit to. Send me the damned prize.

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  10. @ dg... that is an awesome post, you have my vote! Wait, we're not voting... darn.

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  11. Great gift!! I like a teaspoon of coffee, 2 packets of Splenda and Hazelnut Creamer! ;)

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  12. I either have a cup (I mean mug) of medium roast coffee, made in the drip pot or French press, w/ half-and-half and Splenda -- or I make myself a latte using the espresso maker my husband gave me a few years ago -- OR, I meet friends at Boulder's Bookend Cafe on Friday mornings, where I order a small, single-shot, skinny latter, which I doctor up w/ Splenda and a sprinkle of nutmeg. But I think that 'dg strong' should win.

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  13. GOT to have my coffee in the morning! I'm up early and have a long drive to work, so I grab my insulated cup, put about four tbs of non dairy creamer and half a packet of splenda in my cup then filler up!

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  14. During the week, I make coffee at work for our dark-roast coffee club. This year, it's me and my new friend Pattie. We make "8 cups" or whatever the lines on the pot mean, and drink it all, every day. Since changing to Stevia for sweetener, my clothes are looser. No joke! Sugar has calories, it turns out.

    On the weekends, I lovingly boil a pot of water in our electric kettle, while grinding up some dark, Sumatran beans, and then adoringly pour the just-off-the-boil water over the ground beans in my beloved French press. Wait 7 minutes, and drink with some milk. Oh, the joy!

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  15. Mmmm coffee. I take mine with half and half and LOTS of sugar hehe.

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  16. I love good coffee, like to grind my beans, steep it in a French Press and drink it straight!

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  17. hmm depends on the mood- sometimes it full strength- sometimes a scoop of vanilla ice cream, other times a load of splenda- usually splenda though in the am..and I use the leftovers in baking

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  18. My husband is the coffee drinker, and I know he'd enjoy your darkest, deepest roast. Every morning he grinds his French Roast beans and makes a big pot of coffee that I generally describe to people as "chewy." :-) When we have visitors, they generally cut it with water, or add a LOT of cream and sugar. My guy drinks it black: 1 cup here, a big travel cup for his elementary school classroom, and extra to warm up in the evening. Thanks!

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  19. In the morning I make a pot of Expresso Roast, then after that a pot of Italian Roast after a cup or two I'm ready to start the day. Great web site Thanks for the wonderful give away

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  20. I currently use Folgers, flavored coffee. I switch off an on with Cinnamon and French Vanilla, they are both so good. I usually drink 3 or 4 cups in the morning, with sugar and cream.....I love my cream! Thanks for a great contest!

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  21. I love coffee! I try different brands and flavors. Jamaican blue is the best.

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  22. My Dad is the prime coffee drinker in my home, but some of the rest of us drink it on special ocaisions. I like mine (nearly) unsweetened with no cream. However, on Christmas Eve, we all like to have it with with lots of cream and sugar, along with orange zest rolls.

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  23. Great question! I prepare my coffee in the following way, I have an expresso/cappichino machine. I take ice cold water and fill the basin. I then take my coffee from the freezer and put one tablespoon in the basket. Then I turn the button on. In two minutes I have fresh, steamy expresso.

    I add one oz of steaming milk (made hot in steamer) topped with a dash of Splenda and Cinnomin. Then I drink it on my deck unless it is raining, then I drink it in my sun room.

    The best way to start the day!

    Thanks Jas

    jashogue@ gmail.com

    I LOVE ALL COFFEE!

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  24. Current favorite = Trader Joe's Italian Roast made in a French press. Black, of course. But thanks to Kitt, and a little Google research, I'm now familiar with cold press coffee and am eager to try it out. Maybe I'll start tonight even though it's almost midnight. Just need to find some cheesecloth. I'll grind the beans, wrap them in the cheesecloth and make a big "coffeebag." Then I'll steep it in a few cups of cold water -- using a plastic or glass container, not metal. Tomorrow morning, late morning, I'll try it out.

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  25. Morning coffee is 2 teaspoons(on the heaping side)of coffee in my Coffee Duck which goes into my Senseo machine and I hit the double shot button. A little bit of milk and it's done and delicious!

    jessie1953 @msn.com

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  26. I don't drink coffee, but family members do--they like it dark roast and very hot!

    clynsg at yahoo.com

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  27. I grind my coffe and use a coffee maker. I drink it black. thank you

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  28. Cup of hot coffee with one packet of splenda. :) Not exactly "dark as night, sweet as sin" but I think of that line when I prepare my coffee. :D

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  29. I alternate between a pot of Folgers one day and a couple cups of Senseo the next.

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  30. I mix instant vanillla cappacino that I buy in bulk with a teaspoon of raw sugar! Really gets me going in the morning.

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  31. I happened to read this post while waiting for my coffee to brew (French press). I buy my beans at Sahadi's, Italian roast, and grind them myself. Half goes into my red thermos for the office and half (now) into my new Moomin mug, black.

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  32. I add a bit of sugar, a touch of milk, and put it in my thermos for the drive to work. cdziuba@aol.com

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  33. little hood calorie countdown milk and sugar free flavored syrup

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  34. As my wife won't drink coffee I usually wait until a day off and I make my way through a pot myself. Especially with it getting chilly in New England nowadays, cruise through a pot in a couple hours while reading. No sugar, no cream.

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  35. kameleon_007 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  36. I make my morning coffee with a Mr. Coffee Maker. Folgers with a tsp of powdered creamer. I'm drinking some right now!

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  37. I wake up thinking about my first sip of coffee. My grandmother served her heated and reheated sludge every time we visited. Due to that I love a strong cup of coffee drowned in sugar free coffeemate.

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  38. I like my morning coffee with lots of sugar and milk. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  39. I have a coffeemaker that makes the coffee directly into a travel mug. So I start it before I get in the shower and then it's ready to go when I am.
    I drink it strong and black.

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  40. I bought a bunn coffee maker, it is awesome, the coffee is ready in 3 minutes and it is full of flavour, I'm glad I got it. Thanks for the giveaway, titanicluck at gmail dot com

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  41. I like to have someone else prepare it for me

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  42. I like freshly ground coffee, a mixture of dark and medium roast. We have a grinder, so whole beans are best.

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  43. in the am i like to make a pot of coffee just for myself and drink it as i get ready. i especially love flavored cream-yum!

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  44. big coffee drinker morning i use coffee cream -french vanilla and later i make iced coffee great giveaway

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  45. As soon as possible :) I start it right away and get ready while it gets ready and use cream and sugar. Thank you!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  46. I use a drip coffee maker, sugar and powdered creamer.

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  47. I prepare mine very strong! And I like sweet n low in my coffee.

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  48. The timer is set so the aroma usually wakes me...it swells like heaven! Strong, beckoning me to start my day... I pour a 32 oz. cup...hot and black; add a dash of powdered creamer and a couple of Sweet-and-Lows, and a squirt of milk. I love to still be able to tast the coffee. It's usually the high point of my day... Ah, coffee, nectar of the gods!

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  49. A timer on the coffee pot is a must have -- to get up and have to measure and scoop first thing is unthinkable!
    I drink mine black, alone with my book and buttered toast. Mmmmmm.

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  50. Please disregard the spelling errors in the last comment. Should be "...smells like heaven." and, "...still be able to TASTE the coffee." I never said I could spell...besides, I was in a hurry (of sorts).

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  51. Thank you so much for having this contest. I really appreciate it.

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  52. my day doesn't get started unless I have my freshly brewed coffee....lately I've been using Breakfast Blend from a local roaster......very smooth..and I must have coffee mate in it, as well.

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  53. well,right now i am using coffee bags in the microwave.

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  54. I love to have my morning coffee prepared, perked, poured and served to me in our camper by my super guy husband.

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  55. I love Coffee, I drink it with 1/2 & 1/2 and Honey. YUM

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  56. I liked coffee, but now I can't drink because of my stomach problems, so I prefer tea. But my family would love to try this.

    damlakayi (at) yahoo.com

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  57. I drink one cup a day. One cup of instant in the morning

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  58. My morning coffee is always (even in the winter) strong iced with liquid vanilla coffee mate!

    I have burning mouth syndrome, so I don't really drink anything hot anymore, but I can't give up my coffee!

    We are always looking for new coffees to try! ty

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  59. Two cups in the morning with a flavored liquid creamer and sugar :)

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  60. I like to grind my own sometimes and also I use lots of creamer. Thanks.

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  61. bajjmayer@aol.com says: I either have espresso or dark roasted chicory coffee!

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  62. I can't go without my daily coffee fix! I brew up a couple of cups of Kona Classic in my 4-cup coffee maker and before I drink it, I add some Sugar Free French Vanilla non dairy creamer. I love that stuff. Can't drink my coffee black any more. I'd love to win a pound of coffee-it's so expensive these days. Thanks so much for sharing some of your riches:)

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  63. My morning coffee is always made with milk and a non-sugar.

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  64. I like a mild roast with cream and sugar.

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  65. The darker and stronger the better - on ice with a bit of soy milk . . . I know a bit odd.

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  66. I make 7-8 cups in the coffemaker. I fill a mug with coffee, splenda and a bit of milk and enjoy

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  67. I like my coffee plain black with nothing added.
    -Terra
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  68. My coffee machine is automatic in the morning. I always have a new flavor everyday to spice up my week!

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  69. It has to be freshly ground and I add a little bit of sugar (no fake sweeteners--ick) and a bit more milk. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  70. The first cup has a splash of milk so that I can down it without burning my throat. The next three cups are black.

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  71. I grind whole columbian coffee beans fresh every morning and use a french press.

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  72. we french press ours- the darker and richer, the better

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  73. We usually try and buy organic and fair trade, so our coffee is totally yummy. Its a morning tradition to grind our beans and fresh roast our coffee. Thanks!

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  74. ROFL at your order.

    French press. Black.

    Medium roast is normal. french roast is better. Dark is too dark.

    Glad to see someone else who likes to enjoy their self.

    Thank you for the offering.

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  75. Coffee pot is always on in my household. My husband drinks it black, I use half and half, and splenda.

    brn2lisn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. Well, I don't drink coffee, but Jim likes his black and so does my mom so I'd split it between the two of them.

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  77. I love coffee & have to have it right after I wake up. One of my sons always says you shouldn't talk to Mom until after she has her coffee because she doesn't make sense! I use a drip coffeemaker. I have a favorite brand of coffee that my boyfriend's convenience store sells. I prefer that to all others. I drink my coffee with evaporated milk, yum!

    jwright at iowatelecom dot net

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  78. with creamer and 2 packets of Splenda, Please???

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  79. Mine is usually instant with Sweet & Low.

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  80. great with a herbal teabag in the brew area with the coffee grounds...

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  81. I don't drink coffee but my Dad does. I love the smell of his coffee brewing in the morning.

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  82. I use my trusty coffee maker and grind the beans. DEcaf only

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  83. I grind some good beans and brew while I feed the cats. I drink it with a splash of fat free half and half.

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  84. I usually drink it black and use a drip machine

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  85. I like flavored coffee with french vanilla creamer. No sugar is needed when you use sweet creamer.

    mosaicrose@yahoo.com

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  86. Community Coffee is the best. Since I live in the New Orleans area, it is the only coffee to drink.
    A little bit of cream and 2 packs of Splendid for me.
    Thank you for the morning pick me up giveaway.

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  87. What a great prize to win! Sugar and amaretto cream, yum the best coffee around!

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  88. I am such a fru fru drinker :) I like alittle coffee flavor in my milk in sugar ;).. Thank you so much for the chance to win such a great prize!!

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  89. I cannot live without my coffee!! Three cups a day, splenda and creamer. Ahhh, perfection.

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  90. Gotta have Eight O'Clock - two creams, two sugars :)

    ktgonyea@gmail.com

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  91. I drink my morning coffee with a flavored creamer and splenda.

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  92. I like my coffee hot and fresh with a little creamer the first thing in the morning.

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  93. 1 cup in the a.m., with a bit of skim milk and 2 pkgs. of sweetner. Hmmm. . . .I love it!

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  94. I like my morning cup with plenty of cream and sugar.

    captfree@excite.com

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  95. I put a bit of flavored creamer in my coffee every morning. I'm working on just drinking it black, but I'm not there yet.

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  96. Thanks for the giveaway! I recently acquired an espresso maker and have been making cappuccino - my first bag of coffee I ground is almost gone!

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  97. Basic automatic drip coffeemaker. I know- BORING!!!

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  98. Automatic drip and just plain black... boring, but it's me!

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  99. coffee maker...smells good...nice big cup...milk and sugar...just how I like it!!
    only on the weekends...a guilty little pleasure!
    bliss319@hotmail.com

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  100. I wake up early and enjoy my coffee with my newspaper and the quiet of the morning

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  101. I prefer mine extra large, extra strong with sugar....

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  102. Grind the beans, use fresh filtered cold water and a splash of 2%. Nothing better on a chilly morning!

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  103. My husband fixes coffee everynight before we go to bed.The
    coffeemaker has a timer, so it is ready when we get up!! Always so nice to wake up to!!
    shjajo at aol dot com

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  104. We grind the organic beans fresh, and use a drip pot that has an internal water filter.
    jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  105. My husband makes the coffee every morning while I'm taking my shower--I guess I'm spoiled a little.
    farrell@crosslake.net

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  106. I make my morning coffe with lots of flavored cream (hazelnut or vailla).
    We drink lots of coffee.

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  107. I love coffee. My morning cup is made in a large travel mug, with 2 sweetners and some cream. I travel about 30 miles to work, so this much needed in the mornings.

    purehrt555(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  108. I add a Tbsp of homemade hot chocolate mix and a tsp of rasberry syrup.

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  109. My husband has it all prepared when I get up, and there is a cup waiting for me when I sit down, I love coffee, thanks for the giveaway.

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  110. I drink way too much coffee (if there is such a thing). I like the dark roasts and just drink it black. Thanks for the giveaway!

    asmgsk at gmail dot com

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  111. My husband likes it strong & hot @

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  112. I am lucky enough that my husband makes it for me in the morning, so I am not sure what he does to make it so magical.

    hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  113. I put a cup of water in the micro and warm it up and then put the coffee in and stir.

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  114. i'd make it w/ 1 levelled tablespoon per cup; and drink it within 4 minutes of brew; black w/ no sugar of course. Coffee is best in it's first few minutes.

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  115. Oh, man. I love coffee. I usually drink it with a spoon of sugar, and a ton of milk. The best flavoured coffee I've ever had was from a little shop in Wimberly, Texas, called "creme brulee".

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  116. I like my coffee to be strong and black, like road tar!

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  117. I like mine black. My mom always told me that unless you drink your coffee black, you shouldn't bother drinking it at all. A coffee purist (aka snob), I guess.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

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  118. I am so lucky, my hubby sets up teh coffee pot for me in the am, so I just have to push the button. I like mine as a lighter roast with sugar and fat free french vanilla creamer.
    Thanks

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  119. I like a dark roast - pretty strong. The first cup of the morning has to be black, then I sometimes use flavored creamers after the first cup.

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  120. I use the automatic coffee maker so it's ready when I get up and always have to have half and half and equal it in - milk won't do.

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  121. I'm a writer, and I can't sit down to my computer without a cup of hot coffee. I sit down wearing the old sweater that belonged to my late father, who was a writer before me, and that is my ritual to get to work.

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  122. I like a little coffee with my flavored creamer and sugar.

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  123. I make my coffee in a french press. Two tablespoons of medium roast coffee, add 12 ounces of very very hot water, stir, and steep for 5 minutes. Strain and enjoy. Deliciously strong and rich. No sugar or creamer necessary. Thanks for the contest!

    3oink63moo484 (at) gmail(.)com

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  124. I have my coffee maker set up to make coffee at about 7:30 am so that I can be awake enough to handle morning kiddo drop-off. I like my coffee a little strong with cream and sugar! Thanks for the contest!

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  125. I love coffee and make it as soon as I arise in the am. I drink it black and in my favorite Las Vegas mug that I lost numerous dollars to get it free!!pms3237@aol.com

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  126. I like it neat.

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  127. I use to live in Louisiana and bought Community Coffee and I loved putting in the French Vanilla creamer and suger in it. Oh I miss that. I no longer live in Louisiana and can noy buy the coffee here. I would love to win it and bring back good memories of a great morning. Thanks

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  128. One fresh cup in the morning with a lot of sugar and some milk.

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  129. I use to live in Louisiana and bought Community Coffee and I loved putting in the French Vanilla creamer and suger in it. Oh I miss that. I no longer live in Louisiana and can noy buy the coffee here. I would love to win it and bring back good memories of a great morning. Thanks

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  130. My wonderful DH makes the coffee before I get up. I drink 2 cups every morning with flavored creamer. Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!
    proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  131. ohh i love coffee..especially caramel coffee

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  132. I have to drink a ton of coffee to get through my day. I like it BLACK & HOT. Johnlenoraplus2@yahoo.com

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