June 29, 2010

coffee bean direct {giveaway}

I don't indulge in much anymore, other than food and drink (and my waistline hates me for it), but I must admit that my biggest indulgence in the liquid category is coffee. You can't just give me any old coffee and expect me to enjoy it. My husband and I believe in purchasing the best quality that we can afford for our java habit, since we don't splurge on much anymore.
We tend to buy Fair Trade, organic coffee when we can, and when I came across Coffee Bean Direct, I thought that their selection of beans was great. They sell their coffee by the pound, by the 5lb, and even in 25 lb bags.
They also offer sampler packages, in case you'd like to try a few kinds before buying in bulk. Coffee Bean Direct roasts their own coffee beans, which eliminates a middleman and gets gourmet coffee at great prices to your coffee maker.

We tried out the Costa Rican La Amistad Organic which is grown on La Amistad farm, a farm that has been dedicated to organic growing practices for over 10 years.
I must say that it was wonderful! It was smooth, a bit nutty, and not acidic like some other brands we've tried. We got whole bean coffee and ground it ourselves, which makes for a better brew too.
My husband and I have been thoroughly enjoying it with our breakfasts, both iced and hot. It's a great way to wake up to the day.

You can find many more varieties and roasts at Coffee Bean Direct. Which is your favorite?

Coffee Bean Direct is kindly offering 1 K&K reader
A Small Coffee Lovers Gift Basket
  • Two 1lb Bags of Fresh Ground Coffee
  • A 12oz Package of Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
  • One Package of Cookies
  • Three Premium Biscotti
  • One Coffee Bean Direct Coffee Mug
To Enter
Visit Coffee Bean Direct and leave a comment here with the type of coffee or tea that most appeals to you.
Extra Entries (leave a separate comment for each one):
  • Sign up for Coffee Bean Direct's e-Newsletter (2 entries--leave 2 comments)
  • Blog about this contest (2 entries--leave 2 comments)
  • Subscribe to my updates
  • If you're a Fan of Katydid and Kid on Facebook leave a comment letting me know
  • If you're a Fan of Coffee Bean Direct on Facebook, leave a comment letting me know
  • Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect
  • Follow @CoffeeDirect on Twitter and leave your Twitter handle in the comment
  • Follow @katydidandkid and tweet this giveaway, leaving a link to your tweet in the comments. You can tweet once per day (leave a comment each day). You can copy and paste my tweet if you'd like: Win a Coffee Lovers' Gift Basket from @CoffeeDirect http://goo.gl/fb/IpcEE @katydidandkid #giveaway
US Postal addresses only.You must do the first entry in order to enter ("I want to win, thanks!" comments will NOT be considered). You will have until Sunday July 11th at 11:59pm EST to enter. The winner will be chosen via random number generator the next day and notified by email. I'll also post the winners on my blog HERE. If I don't hear back from the winner within 72 hours, I'll pick another.
Disclosure: I received a pound of coffee from Coffee Bean Direct for review purposes.

415 comments:

  1. Evening fantasy sounds really nice!!!!I love coffee!!!

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  2. I am a fan of coffee on FB too!

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  3. I follow coffee on twitter@meeyeehere

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  4. I follow Katydid on twitter@meeyeehere

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  5. Holy Frioles, a 25lb bag of coffee:O)
    I would love the cookiedoodle, I love love flavored coffee:O)

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  6. I put something on your FB wall!!!!

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  7. I subscribe to all of your shinanagins:O)

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  8. I like flavored coffees. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  9. I love a good Earl Grey, so I'd like to try their Earl Grey Zephyr tea.

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  10. I subscribe.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  11. The Whole Bean Regular Decaf Coffee appeals to me the most!

    LWons@HotMail.com

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  12. that is a hard one, there are many really interesting flavors to choose from but my favorite is irish cream

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  13. Cookiedoodle

    droopydog63@hotmail.com

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  14. You can't go wrong with hazelnut coffee. Charlotte
    charlottewinters@cox.net

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  15. The Vermont Maple Crunch sounds delicious! I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

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  16. French Vanilla sounds very good.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  17. blog follower via GFC
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  18. email subscriber
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  19. fan of this blog on Facebook
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  20. Would love to try the Hazelnut Coffee. vickers_73460 AT yahoo DOT com

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  21. Subscriber via email. vickers_73460 at yahoo dot com

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  22. I am a fan of Katydid. vickers_73460 at yahoo dot com

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  23. Follower via GFC/Vickie Riddle vickers_73460 at yahoo dot com

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  24. I think Italian Roast Espresso looks delicious!

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  25. The chocolate raspberry coffee sounds great!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  26. I subscribe to katydid and kid via e-mail!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  27. I am your facebook fan!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  28. I'm an email subscriber (reducefootprints (at) gmail (dot) com).

    Thanks!

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  29. I follow you via GFC!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  30. I'm a google friend connect follower.

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  31. I'm following Coffee Direct (my id = @smallftprints)

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  32. I'm following Coffee Direct (my id = @smallftprints)

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  33. the columbian supreme sounds great thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  34. Columbian Supremo is my favorite.

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  35. I am an email subscriber---eddiem11@ca.rr.com

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  36. I am sohamolina FB liker----eddiem11@ca.rr.com

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  37. I am a GFC follower---eddiem11@ca.rr.com

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  38. I Follow @CoffeeDirect on Twitter

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  39. http://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/17374439089

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  40. love: Costa Rican La Amistad Organic

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  41. twitter follow them -kgail11

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  42. There many to pick from but if i had one choice I would try Blueberry Cinnamon Cobbler
    Nofearon@rocketmail.com

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  43. I Subscribe to your updates
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  44. I am a face book fan to Katydid
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  45. I follow you on GFC
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  46. I Follow @CoffeeDirect on Twitter
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  47. I follow you on twitter
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  48. I like Japan Sencha Green Tea

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  49. subscriber.

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  50. blogged.http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaway-katydid-and-kid.html
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  51. blogged.http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaway-katydid-and-kid.html
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  52. Fan of Katydid and Kid on Facebook @tcarolinep JessieKatie S

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  53. Fan of Coffee Bean Direct on Facebook@tcarolinep JessieKatie S

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  54. Follow @CoffeeDirect on Twitter@tcarolinep

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  55. http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/17379560935 Follow @katydidandkid @tcarolinep

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  56. Blueberry Cinnamon Cobbler sounds fantastic
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  57. Fan of Coffee Bean Direct on Facebook

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  58. I think their Vermont Maple Crunch flavored coffee sounds sooooooooo good! The Blueberry Cinnamon Cobbler sounds equally yummy.
    hotpepper71 at bell south dot net

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  59. following you on twitter (as SnowflakeDay) & tweeted: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/17385470052

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  60. following Coffee Bean Direct on twitter as SnowflakeDay

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  61. google friend follower (Snowflake07)

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  62. I would like to try the Evening Fantasy coffee.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  63. Facebook fan of Coffee Bean Direct: Rebecca Honey Graham

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  64. Follow you on Twitter; rhoneygee
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  66. Daily Tweet
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  67. I would like the Danish Blend! Mmmm! ;)
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  68. The green and black teas appeal to me most.

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  69. GFC follower
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  70. cdziuba@aol.com I like this:
    Decaf Jamaican Me Crazy: $5.50-$5.75/lb

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  71. your Facebook fan carol p dziuba

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  72. Carol P Dziuba a Fan of Coffee Bean Direct on Facebook

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  73. follow on Twitter cdziuba and tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/17418767641

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  74. The Hawaiian Kona Blend coffee sounds really good.I also love the white teas.
    Thanks for the giveaway:)
    kats7960@gmail.com

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  75. I luv BREAKFAST BLEND:)


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  76. Blogged about this:

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  77. blogged about this (entry #2):

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  78. subscribed to updates:)

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  79. like KATYDID on FB:)

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  80. liked Coffee Bean on FB:)

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  81. following katydid on GFC:)

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  82. Evening Fantasy sounds very interesting but there are so many Coffee`s and Tea hard to choose just one

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  83. The Super Dark Espresso is something I would like to try.
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  84. Subscribed to your blog by e-mail (bbentry [at] aol [dot] com)

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  85. "Like" your blog on FB (Susie Randle)

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  86. "Like" Coffee Bean Direct on FB (Susie Randle)

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  87. Following you with GFC (Bacallsmom)

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  88. Following Coffee Direct on Twitter (kailua67)

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  89. Evening Fantasy sounds amazing.Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  90. French Vanilla sounds like the perfect eye-opener

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  91. Tawnda M. is a Fan of Katydid and Kid on Facebook

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  92. i always like mocha java, so i'd try their mocha java style blend

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  93. The French Roast coffee appeals to me most.

    Winterbreeze85 @ yahoo dot com

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  94. I'd like to try the Guatemalan coffee.

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  95. Mocha Java coffee blend sounds delicious!

    lambherst at gmail dot com

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  96. Signed up for Coffee Bean Direct's e-Newsleteer - Entry 1/2

    lambherst at gmail dot com

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  97. Signed up for Coffee Bean Direct's e-Newsleteer - Entry 2/2

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  98. Blogged about the giveaway - Entry 1/2

    http://lambherst.blogspot.com/2010/06/katydid-and-kid-coffe-bean-direct.html

    lambherst at gmail dot com

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  99. Blogged about the giveaway - Entry 2/2

    http://lambherst.blogspot.com/2010/06/katydid-and-kid-coffe-bean-direct.html

    lambherst at gmail dot com

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  100. Subscribed to your updates.

    lambherst at gmail dot com

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  101. I'm a fan of Katydid and Kid on facebook.
    User name = Lamb Herst

    lambherst at gmail dot com

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  102. I'm a fan of Coffee Bean Direct on facebook.

    User name = Lamb Herst

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  103. I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect
    user name = Lamb Herst

    lambherst at gmail dot com

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  104. Following Coffee Direct on twitter
    @lambherst

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  105. Following katydid and kid on twitter
    @lambherst

    tweet 6-30-10
    http://twitter.com/lambherst/status/17441055209

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  106. I like the Colombian Supremo coffee.

    adr1001025[at]msn.com

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  107. I'm not too picky. The Poor Man's Blend seems good to me.

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  108. The Decaf Caramel Royale: sounds absolutely delicious!

    imin2fun81 at mail dot com

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  109. I'm a big fan of flavored coffee and Sinful Delight sounds just wonderful.

    jerseygirl137(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  110. Signed up for Coffee Bean Direct's e-Newsletter.

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  111. #2 Signed up for Coffee Bean Direct's e-Newsletter.

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  112. I subscribed to your updates.

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  113. Became a fan of Katydid and Kid on Facebook.

    Sharon Rooney

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  114. I'm a Fan of Coffee Bean Direct on Facebook.

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  115. Following you via Google Friend Connect.

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  116. Following @CoffeeDirect on Twitter as @jerseygirl137

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  117. Following @katydidandkid and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/17456799693

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  118. tweet http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/17459889183

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  119. The Whole Bean Regular Decaf Coffee appeals to me the most

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  120. I really like the sound of the Danish coffee blend.

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  121. I am subscribed to your updates by reader

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  122. I tweeted this
    http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/17464283594

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  123. I follow you through google friend connect

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  124. I follow you on twitter (The_Sunshyn)

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  125. I'm following @CoffeeDirect on Twitter

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  126. I liked you on facebook (SunshynV)

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  127. I liked Coffee Bean Direct on facebook

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  128. I'm torn between the decaf Chocolate Raspberry and the Decaf Seville Orange!

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  129. Hawaiian Kona Blend sounds tasty!
    daikondot [at] gmail [dot] com

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  130. I signed up for Coffee Bean Direct's e-Newsletter Entry 1

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  131. I signed up for Coffee Bean Direct's e-Newsletter Entry 2

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  132. I'm following your blog via GFC.

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  133. Following @CoffeeDirect on Twitter with @daikondot

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  134. Following you on twitter and here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/daikondot/statuses/17469378166

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  135. Dark coffee like the Sumatra but many I would like to try!
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  136. email subscriber
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  137. fan of Katydid and Kid on facebook
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  138. follow with GFC
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  139. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/17484626167

    jerseygirl137(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  140. Daily Tweet
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  141. Daily Tweet
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  142. I would love to try the Sumatra Mandheling Organic Fair Trade.

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  143. Like you on fb (Cynthia Conley)

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  144. Like Coffee Bean Direct on fb (Cynthia Conley)

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  145. I tweeted today
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  146. I would love the Hawaiian Kona Blend

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  147. I follow via GFC: abfantom

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  148. I'm an email subscriber.

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  149. http://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/17520600561

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  150. I would love to try the Jamaican Me Crazy coffee.

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  151. I follow on gfc.

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  152. Tweet @lambherst 7-1-10

    http://twitter.com/lambherst/status/17540020989

    lambherst at gmail dot com

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  153. tweet: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/17543895257

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  154. Today's Tweet: http://twitter.com/daikondot/statuses/17551199280

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  155. new "liker" of Coffee Bean Direct on Facebook
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  156. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/17564539604

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  157. I love flavored coffee and Viennese with Cinnamon sounds yummy!

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  158. following coffeedirect on twitter @tnshadylady

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  159. following you on twitter http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/17566663905

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  160. I'd love to try the Dark Sumatra Gayoland Organic Fair Trade coffee.

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  161. I'm a facebook fan of Katydid and Kidunder username Jennie Tilson.

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  162. I'm a facebook fan of Coffee Bean Direct under username Jennie Tilson.

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  163. I follow via Google Friend Connect.

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  164. I signed up for Coffee Bean Direct's e-Newsletter. #1

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  165. I signed up for Coffee Bean Direct's e-Newsletter. #2

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  166. Tweet @lambherst 7-2-10

    http://twitter.com/lambherst/status/17588870160

    lambherst at gmail dot com

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  167. I tweeted today
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  168. tweet: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/17620418352

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  169. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/17644548042

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  170. Tweet.
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    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  171. I tweeted today
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  172. http://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/17668067239

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  173. Wow...the Hawaiian Kona Fancy sounds really good! I had no idea coffee beans were grown in the US. Thanks!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  174. I subscribe via google reader
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  175. Tweet @lambherst 7-3-10

    http://twitter.com/lambherst/status/17679965658

    lambherst at gmail dot com

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  176. tweet: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/statuses/17692192816

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