May 15, 2012

Coffee with a Purpose: Avodah Coffee {Giveaway}

Coffee is one of the bright spots in my day as an at-home mother.  Not just for the caffeine pick-me-up (or start-me-up, in most cases), but for that little getaway where I may just have a chance to savor a quick, hot cup of coffee.
I'm not a coffee snob by any means--well, maybe a little--but I do prefer to have a cup of good quality coffee.  I'd hate to waste my coffee breaks on cheapo stuff that is bland and watery, since there are very few times in my day that I can relax.  Coffee time is one of them, usually.

When I heard that my blog friend Jessica and her husband Jordan too the plunge (pun totally intended, French Press lovers) and started a coffee roasting business, I was excited for them.  Like caffeine-high excited.  What a great way to make a livelihood and a way to wake up to the world, both literally and figuratively.

They call their business, Avodah Coffee which is not just a personal business venture for their family, but also a charitable endeavor.  
According to their website,
The word Avodah is Hebrew, and describes action that is simultaneously work, worship and service. It means that the work we do is more than a job – that bringing the awesome to our customers is about serving you, the farmers who grow the coffee, and those who benefit from the organizations we support.  All this combines under a lifestyle of Avodah, through which all we do becomes an offering.  When you see Avodah, you know you’re getting great coffee with a great purpose.

I feel a bit lowly just sitting around here, savoring the world but not saving it. But at least I can do my part and buy some of their brew.

So how does it taste?  Really, really good.  Jessica sent me the Mocha Java and the Avodah Blend, and I made some time to try both of them in one day (it was a double-caffeine sort of day).
Chris and I tried the Mocha Java this morning, and it had a full-bodied flavor and richness about it.  We compared the freshly-ground beans (we ground them ourselves) to some Dunkin' Donuts grounds we had lying around and remarked on how dry DD was compared to Avodah.  The Avodah beans shined with those tasty oils that make good coffee sooooo good.

The Avodah Blend was our after-lunch treat.  It's not quite as strong as the Mocha Java, but just as tasty.  It seems more of a breakfast blend to me than a french roast (try their Meet the Deadline for that).  We found both coffees to be very sensual, in that they stimulated our senses with their thick smells, the shiny look and feel of the beans, and of course their smooth tastes.

I'm impressed that Avodah's coffee not only supports charitable work, but is priced reasonably ($8.50/12 oz. bag) in order for regular folks and families to afford it.  I'm more impressed with this business at every turn and hope to support it however I can.  I hope you will too!
Avodah Coffee is very social, as you'd imagine it would be, with a blogger at the helm.  You can connect with them via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and even their own blog.
WIN IT!
One lucky reader will win a 12 oz. bag of Avodah Coffee.  Winner picks the blend.  Enter via Rafflecopter below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received samples of coffee for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.

62 comments:

  1. Would love to try the Sumatra!! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  2. Oh, the getaway a simple cup of coffee provides!! :) I could use one now! :)

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    1. I love that it's a family endeavor... and that they give to charities!!

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  3. The more I learn about Avodah Coffee, the more I like them!

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    1. Whoops, I didn't answer the question. One thing I really like about Avodah Coffee is that they give a portion of their proceeds to charitable organizations.

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  4. I would like the Morning Brew.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  5. I love companies that give back and try to support them however I can. I'd try the richest, boldest roast.

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  6. I'd like to try the Sumatra coffee.

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  7. Their mission is beautiful--and the meaning of their name is amazing!

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  8. Mocha Java Blend would be my favorite to try! This sound like a fantastic company.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  9. I found about this company through a FB mention and only this morning did I realize that I missed the online party last night. (lost a day somewhere in there!) Anyway, I like the God-hearts behind the business side of things.

    As a former grocery store tin can coffee drinker, I reckon if I won a bag o' their beans, I'd never go back to the simple stuff in my cup. ;-)

    Blessings.

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  10. I love their mission and that the coffee is AFFORDABLE! I am simply amazed.

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  11. I'm impressed by a lot, family owned, micro-roaster, and the price and shipping.

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  12. Love the personal feel of their company and the affordability of their coffee!

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  13. Just love everything about this new startup. Can't wait to have it in my cup!!

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  14. I like the morning brew
    ccasper@centurytel.net

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  15. I love everything about a new start up! Sounds delicious and I never say "no" to coffee. ;-)

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  16. I'd like Meet the Deadline

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  17. I would love to try mocha java...thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. I would love to try the Meet The Deadline ... of course your description of Mocha Java sounds awfully good! :-) They sound like such nice people ... and they are doing such good things for the world! I wish them luck & success! Thanks for this opportunity!
    Sml Footprints
    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

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  19. I sort of wish that they'd tell you if the roast was light or dark, but based off of the cause and the intriguing description, I'd pick "Monsooned Malabar".

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  20. I so want to try that Mocha Java!!

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  21. I'm interested in the Meet the Deadline blend, medium roast, ground espresso

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  22. I love roast, so I am interested in Meet the Deadline. But, I also am interested in Mocha Java. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. In my last comment, I meant to say dark roast. I think I need coffee!

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  24. Brand new baby blend sounds awesome!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  25. 'meet the deadline' for me

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  26. They have fundraising opportunities!

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  27. the mocha java sounds good!what a neat company

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  28. My favorite is Morning Brew.

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  29. I like the avodah blend

    dancehottie1621 at aol dot com
    Katie

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  30. I would like to try the Morning Brew.

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  31. My favorite is the Mocha Java.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. would want to try meet the deadline

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  33. I guess my favorite would be Brand New Baby.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I think Meet the Deadline sounds like a great one for me!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  35. Meet the Deadline for sure! (Miz Vickik)

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  36. I like the price! It's close to what I pay for DD coffee bags and this company is doing charitable work and making a quality product:)

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  37. Favorite - Morning Brew.
    Thank you.

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  38. My Favorite is the Morning Brew

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  39. Meet the Deadline sounds great!

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  40. I would love to try the morning brew

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  41. I enjoy many blends and I am a bit of a coffee snow, too. But I like to start with a new company's "house blend" so in this case I guess it would be the Avodah blend. If my name is the winning draw, could I have mine ground, please. ;) (I'm not so much a coffee snow that I grind it myself.)

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  42. I want to try Start the Presses!

    lanalbradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I'm impressed that they donate (or even know) Nuru which is an organization that helps end extreme poverty by teaching farming and agriculture.

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  44. Something that impressed me is that because they are a small roaster they can literally roast each bag to order. I would love to try the Avodah Blend of their coffee.

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  45. i like the "Brand new baby" blend. eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

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  46. I like the sample pack!
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  47. I love that they give to charities. That is really important to me.

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  48. I like the Brand New Baby Blend.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  49. Would love to try the Sumatra
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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  50. I would love to try the Meet the Deadline blend.

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  51. I think my mom would want to try the Mocha Java variety. I don't drink coffee!

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