I’m giving away a Folgers Gourmet Selections Coffee Sampler Pack to get you through the next month of holiday madness that includes a Keurig Brewer, a Black and Decker Coffee Maker, and a selection of coffee for both.
I’m the sole coffee drinker in my family. Occasionally my baby brother, whom I have done everything in my power to lead to the dark side whenever possible, will indulge and consume the thick black substance that accompanies me at my desk daily. However, I grew up in a coffee-free home. The beverages of choice in my childhood residence were skim milk and water. Occasionally my mom would have some caffeine-free herbal tea that we could pilfer for a bit of flavor in our lives.
It’s no surprise then that I was mystified by the intoxicating smell and the warmth that came off my grandmother’s cup. I would hover and hold the warm porcelain cup in my hands, breathing deeply at this strange substance that didn’t exist in my home. My grandmother, always willing to indulge her first grandchild, happily let me taste spoonfuls of the liquid when it had cooled to a temperature my two-year-old self wouldn’t object to. Yes. Two.
My grandmother would then come to visit, which is a nice way of saying she babysat me often and would wash our clothes on high heat and scrub our floors as though specks of dirt would infect the entire house, riding over on her black European-style city bicycle, the basket packed with a small mug of coffee for me. This continued until I was old enough to start walking to the coffee shop to purchase my own when I became a coffee drinker. I have no regrets.
For me, coffee isn’t so much about the waking up, but about the act of drinking it that I find comforting. (I can say that, as I was coffee free for 7 years while I had kids and came back because I missed the ritual.) I like it dark and complex, and variety is always nice, too, with one cream. The kind of cup you want to get lost in…or is that the book?
With a full line of gourmet blends, there’s certain to be something you love with Folgers, whether you want sweet and flavored or Try it for yourself! You can grab a free sample of the Folgers Gourmet Selections by liking their Facebook page. Samples are limited to the first 500,000 people, so grab yours today.
I’m giving away a Folgers Gourmet Selections Gourmet Coffee Sampler that includes:
- (1) Keurig Special Edition Brewer
- (1) Black & Decker 12-Cup Coffee Maker
- Full line of Folgers Gourmet Selections bagged flavor varieties: Vanilla Biscotti, Baked Berry Cobbler, Coconut Cream Pie, Caramel Drizzle®, Toasted Hazelnut and Mocha Swirl
- New Folgers Gourmet Selections K-Cup® Packs roast varieties (2 varieties)
- Folgers Gourmet Selections mug
Leave me a comment below. Tell me anything: What you’re planning for holiday shopping, what your baking list looks like, whether you hosted/are hosting Thanksgiving dinner.
This giveaway is provided by Folgers and will run until Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at 11:59 pm CDT and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years of age and older. A winner will be chosen at random using Random.org from all eligible entries. Chosen winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!