Millstone Coffee- Bean to Cup Journey & a Keurig Elite Brewing System Prize Pack Giveaway (ARV $250)

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millstone the bean to cup journey

The coffee on supermarket aisle shelves seem straightforward and simple.  Most of us just purchase a box for use at home for that morning caffeine burst.  It is easy to take for granted the level of dedication, excellence, and skill that goes into making that perfect cup of coffee.  I don’t know about you all, but I need that cup of coffee to make me sane.  That first sip is what officially starts my day and helps give me those blissful moments with those I love.

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Millstone is currently providing a unique and creative glimpse at the entire coffee process.

Starting with the coffee plants,

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to the science of roasting,

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to the perfection of blending,

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and into the comfort of your own home…..

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Millstone wants you as a consumer to be knowledgeable regarding the entire process.  Isn’t this what we want?  Isn’t there a trend to understand on a deeper level those items that end up in our homes?  Personally, I love having insight on a product I use.  It’s as simple as this- knowledge is a good thing.

In my line of work (blogging) I often review items I’ve never tried before, but occasionally I have the privilege to work with companies that I already use in my home- Millstone is such a company.  When I was nursing my little guys, Millstone Caramel Truffle Decaf was my staple.   I had not previously tried these K-cup varieties, but just as I would expect from Millstone they did not disappoint.  For the record Hazelnut was my favorite, but I enjoyed ALL the flavors.  Now I’m eager to try more!

Millstone has kindly offered one lucky Mama Report reader a prize pack of awesomeness!  Honestly, that is the best way to describe it, but I’ll also provide the specifics:)

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Millstone Coffee Bean to Cup Tasting Kit (ARV $250):

  • ·         Millstone K-Cup Portion Packs
  • ·         Millstone Pre-Pack Samples
  • ·         Keurig Elite Brewing System
  • ·         Crate and Barrel Coffee Mugs with Tray
  • ·         Crate and Barrel Embossed Cream and Sugar Containers
  • ·         Pottery Barn Luxury Bathrobe
  • ·         $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble

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Please note this contest is available to U.S. residents only.

The winner will be selected at random using Rafflecopter and contacted via email. The winner has 48 hours (2 days) to respond. If the winner’s email is incorrect or they do not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected. If a winner is selected, and their entries are found to be fraudulent, they are automatically removed from the list and another winner will be selected.The winner will be announced on this page.

GOOD LUCK!

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Comments

  1. Sherry Lochner says

    The higher the beans grow the more acidic they will be.

  2. I learned that the higher the beans grow, the more acidic they will be.

  3. I learned that Dark roasts are noted for their bold, smoky, bittersweet taste.

  4. Stephani Taylor says

    I learned that the dark roasts are bittersweet

  5. I had no idea that coffee beans look like little red berries before they are picked and roasted!!

  6. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I learned the Arabica estate spans 6000 ft

  7. Love my Keurig!

  8. Cassandra Eastman says

    I learned that after they are hand picked, they are washed so the bean comes out of the fruit and they dried on a patio!

  9. Sharon Gilbert says

    I learned what a coffee beans looks like before they are picked…it was interesting

  10. I learned that they have some really good recipes that I want to try like the Millstone Coffee Caramel Flan

  11. I learned that the elevation of their coffee plantation is from 2,000 – 6,000 feet.

  12. he higher the beans grow, the more acidic they will be

  13. Jennifer Reed says

    I learned that the higher the coffee beans grow the more acidic they will be according to the tour.

  14. cindy jones says

    i learned that the roasted beans are actually tasted to make sure of the quality

  15. Thomas Murphy says

    I learned that handpicking protects the tree and ensures only the ripest beans are selected for peak flavor.

  16. Karen Glatt says

    I learned that the elevation of the coffee plantation is from 2,000 – 6,000 feet and that coffee beans look like they are red berries before they are picked in making coffee! Interesting!

  17. susan smoaks says

    i learned that the taller the plant the higher the acidity in the beans. also it’s grown somewhere between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of capricorn.

  18. Michele Behlen says

    I learned that coffee is grown on Arabica coffee estates at 2,000 to 6,000 feet.

  19. Cheryl Abdelnour says

    I LEARNED THAT THEY HAVE GREAT RECIPES. Millstone Mocha Chocolate Cake with Butter Mocha Frosting LOOKS REALLY GOOD.

  20. Dorothy Teel says

    I learned that the coffee cherry is hand picked when they turn crimson red and they are washed by hand and laid out to dry and are turned constantly to ensure even drying and then when the cherry is dry they open and the bean comes out. Man making coffee is alot harder work then when I just put my cup in the coffee maker and let it go. My hardest decision is what flavor I want… Thank you for sharing this with us… was vry interesting…

  21. I learned that the coffee cherry is where the bean comes from and they handpick them to both protect the trees and ensures that they are picked at the peak of freshness (by their glossy red color).

  22. i learned that the average temperature for growing the beans is 68 to 74 degrees

  23. Amanda Rauch says

    Ideal temps for growing coffee beans is 68-74-I must be a coffee bean 🙂

  24. I had no idea what a coffee bean looks like before they are picked…neat!

  25. alyce poalillo says

    Truly a science, process of drying based on temperature and elevation-Drying can take anywhere from 7 to 21 day

  26. I learned the higher the bean grows the more acidic they will be. Thanks for the chance!

  27. I learned that hand picking is important for best flavor and also to protect the tree.

  28. I learned that the longer you roast the bean, the more oil comes out. I also learned that they spritz the beans with water to stop the roasting process at the right time.

  29. Christina Burrell says

    I learned that they offer lots of delicious recipes on their site. The coffee caramel flan recipe sounds delicious!

  30. Wow, didn’t know that coffee bean is called fruit, each bean turns from green, yellow then a bright red, then each bean is handpicked, wow!

  31. rebecca shockley says

    That they have a millstone coffee club

  32. Charlene S says

    The average temp where the beans grow is 68/74 degrees.

  33. Coffee Beans are actually a fruit not a bean. Drying can take anywhere from 7 to 21 days and that it only takes a few minutes in the brewing time to go from light to dark roast. It’s all about the timing!
    i love the giveaway, since I am a coffee nut and would like to Thank you for posting. I so hope to be the lucky winner.

  34. Kim Pinch says

    I never knew coffee beans came from red berries!

  35. Liza Glick says

    I learned the higher the beans grow the more acidic they will be.

  36. NICHOL TONE says

    The average temp is 68-74

  37. I learned that the higher the bean grows the more acidic they will be and they they are actually fruit!

  38. Coffee beans are fruit pits!

  39. kelly nicholson says

    Please visit the Millstone Bean to Cup Journe

    has some cool recipies

  40. The beans are handpicked to protect the trees and to ensure that only the ripest beans are selected.

  41. I learned to make sure it meets their high standard of quality the roasted beans are tasted .

  42. I learned that the higher beans grow, the more acidic they will be!

  43. Carmen Van Deursen says

    I learned that After the beans become
    bright and crimson
    in color, the ripest ones are pulled from the tree.

  44. Darlene Owen says

    I learned to dry the beans Drying can take anywhere from 7 to 21 days, depending on the weather conditions.

  45. I LOVE MY KEURIG BUT I NEED A BIGGER ONE!

  46. Betsy Barnes says

    I learned after beans are washed, it can take 7 to 21 days to dry 🙂

  47. Debra Hall says

    wow i never knew that height and temp and so many other factors make a cup of coffee

  48. Marti Parks says

    I learned that the higher the beans grow the more acidic they will be.

  49. Adrienne Gordon says

    I learned they have recipes

  50. I didn’t know that the coffee fruit changes color from green to yellow and then to red!

  51. I learned they have Millstone Cafe Au Lait

  52. I learned that they have recipes on their site

  53. steve weber says

    I learned that after they are hand picked, they are washed so the bean comes out of the fruit and they dried on a patio.

  54. I didn’t know that coffee beans come from “coffee cherries”

  55. I learned that Millstone has a coffee club! Super!

  56. Barbara Stenby says

    I now know that beans get acidic the higher they are grown

  57. i learned all about the coffee cherry.

  58. Margaret Smith says

    I learned that drying of the coffee beans, which are also called cherry beans, can take 7-21 days.

  59. saminder gumer says

    i learned how coffee comes to fruition and about the coffee cherries and where the best coffee beans grow.

  60. Katherine Majoros says

    I didn’t know the coffee beans are extracted from cherry-like berries.

  61. Cathy Truman says

    I learned that the average temperature for growing the beans is 68 to 74 degrees.

  62. I never knew coffee beans started out looking like little red berries

  63. the higher the beans grow, the more acidic they will be.

  64. Mary Casper says

    that the elevation to grow coffee beans is between 4000 and 6000 ft.

  65. I learned that the beans are hand picked, I like the thought of that!

  66. I learned that the drying process is between seven and twenty one days depending on weather conditions.

  67. Christina Oddy says

    I never knew how high the coffee grows!

  68. Drying can take anywhere from 7 to 21 days, depending on the weather conditions.

  69. Karen Gonyea says

    LOVE their recipe section 🙂

  70. I learned they have a wonderful recipe section with lots of unique coffee recipes, including Millstone® Mexican Cinnamon Coffee. Yum!

  71. I had no idea that coffee beans came out of a bright red fruit!

  72. Christy Anderson says

    I learned how coffee beans look before they are picked!

  73. they come from arabica from a delicate microclimate

  74. Jennifer E. says

    It was interesting to see pictures of where the coffee beans are actually grown.

  75. Ttrockwood says

    I learned all the coffee is hand picked and takes between 7-21 days to air dry depending in weather

  76. I learned that the coffee is handpicked to protect the bean and the tree

  77. I learned that Higher temperatures in the lower elevations can accelerate the drying process. Drying can take anywhere from 7 to 21 days, depending on the weather conditions.

  78. I learned that it is grown on a Arabica coffee estate on the mountains . It is hand picked . I never new they were red when picked and the bean comes out of that fruit

  79. I learned that the elevation of the coffee plantation is from 2,000 – 6,000 feet .

  80. Seyma Shabbir says

    higher the beans grow the more acidic

  81. sandra davis says

    i learned that they had some great recipes on their site like the millstone almond mocha coffee

  82. Tari Lawson says

    I had no idea how the plant grew, especially that the berries turned bright red when ripe.

  83. I learned the coffee plantation elevation is from 2,000 to 6,000 feet with 68 to 74 degrees for growing beans. Their coffee is handpicked to protect the bean as well as the tree. Also, they have relally great recipes on their web site. Thank-you

  84. I learned that after the beans become bright and crimson in color, the ripest ones are pulled from the tree.

  85. Carrie Phelps says

    I learned that the journey for these coffee beans begins on the lush mountainside of an Arabica coffee estate.

  86. Ann Fantom says

    I learned that drying of the coffee beans can take anywhere from 7 to 21 days, depending on the weather conditions.

  87. Janice Cooper says

    I learned during the roasting process, the bean swells to twice its size, turns brown, and begins to secrete essential coffee oil.

  88. The recipe section! Millstone® Mocha Chocolate Cake with Butter Mocha Frosting

  89. I didn’t know they were handpick from the tree.

  90. Tracy L Davis says

    I learned the higher the bean grows the more acidic they will be

  91. April Brenay says

    the best temp for growing beans is 68-74

  92. Debra Pauley says

    The average temperature for growing the beans is 68 to 74 degrees

  93. Amanda Hoffman says

    i learned handpicking the coffee cherries protects the tv

  94. Debbie Welchert says

    I didn’t know that when the coffee beans are ready to pick they are red.

  95. I didn’t realize it was such a long process.

  96. Yolanda Flores says

    I had no idea that the coffee beans looked like raspberries at first

  97. Was interesting to read about the temperature that’s needed to grow coffee beans.

  98. Wanda McHenry says

    I learned that between 2000 ft and 6000 ft is where the finest coffee trees are grown. It has the perfect climate, rainfall and elevation.

  99. erin grob says

    beans grow on trees

  100. I didn’t know that the higher the beans grew the more acidic they are.

  101. Tinajanet1 says

    Who knew that the beans were in a red fruit! It is a long process for their wonderful coffee.
    tinajanet1

  102. EMMA L HORTON says

    THE COFFEE BEAN IS PICKED WHEN IT IS CHERRY RED

  103. Colleen Schilinski says

    The higher up the coffee bean grows, the more acidic they will be….
    Hummmm – good to know.

  104. Steph Couponsx says

    I learned the average temperature for growing the beans is 68 to 74 degrees

  105. Katherine says

    Drying can take anywhere from 7 to 21 days

  106. I learned that Millstone roasts 500 pounds of green coffee beans per batch. Wow!

  107. the higher the beans grow, the more acidic

  108. I loved all the recipes they had listed. Time to start doing some cooking with my coffee.

  109. Katie Roch says

    I learned that drying can take anywhere from 7 to 21 days, depending on the weather conditions.

  110. I learned so much! They start as berries! And the drying time varies depending on the weather! Wow!

  111. Tabathia B says

    I learned that the bean comes from a coffee cherry

  112. I learned that coffee beans are red at one point

  113. Lauren Becker says

    The higher the beans are grown, they more acidic they will be. Who knew?

  114. Jenny Stanek says

    I didn’t know that coffee beans originally are a red berry!

  115. Austin Baroudi says

    I learned that coffee beans come from fruits!

  116. I wasn’t aware that Millstone carried Organic coffee, very good to know!

  117. The higher the beans grow, the more acidic they will be

  118. drying coffee beans can take up to 7 to 21 days.

  119. Michelle H. says

    I learned that the coffee cherry changes as it grows from green to yellow to red.

  120. courtney hennagir says

    i learned that the higher the beans are grown,the more acidic they are. i love coffee so it was cool learning about where it comes from and how it is grown.

  121. Rebecca Graham says

    I learned the higher the beans grow the more acidic they will be.

  122. I learned about how the best coffee beans are only grown in the best conditions.

  123. Michelle S says

    It’s amazing that it takes so long for the coffee beans to dry.

  124. The longer the beans roast the more full bodied taste they have!

  125. love the recipe link…especially the one for almond mocha coffee!

  126. Sarah Hirsch says

    i learned that the higher the beans grow the more acidic they are

  127. Scott Martin says

    dark roasts are bittersweet

  128. Andrea Williams says

    I didn’t know that coffee beans grew inside a coffee cherry.

  129. carol roberts says

    the higher the beans grow the more acidic they will b

  130. Sacha Schroeder says

    I learned that they have a lot of receipes I need to try!

  131. vivian sun says

    i learned they can take a long time to dry

  132. I learned that the average temperature for growing the beans is 68 to 74 degrees

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  133. Cynthia R says

    ilearned the fruit changes from green to yellow to bright red.

  134. Virginia Rowell says

    I learned that they have recipes and I would love to try the Millstone® Chocolate Maple Cake with Chocolate Maple Mousse.

  135. I had no idea what the coffee beans looked like

  136. they have a lot of recipes there

  137. Priscilla Benavides says

    It takes perfect Climate, Rainfall and Elevation to grow Millstone’s coffee Beans!
    priscillavbenavides at yahoo dotcom

  138. I cant believe how many different types of beans there are!

  139. Monique Rizzo says

    They take up to 21 days to dry!!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  140. jamie braun says

    i learned they grow the beans in Arabica… i also learned that Arabica existed

  141. I didn’t realize the small temperature span of 68-74 degrees that is best for coffee beans to grow in

  142. I learned that During the roasting process,
    the bean swells to twice its size, turns brown, and begins to secrete essential coffee oil.

  143. jennifer coffill peters says

    i learned what coffee beans looked like. i didn’t know they looked like little berries! i was thinking more like peas or something

  144. I really love the journey of the coffee bean – the graphics used to create it are awesome.

  145. Cindy Merrill says

    In reference to the lush mountainside of an Arabica coffee estate: This remote stretch of fertile landscape and delicate microclimate spans anywhere from 2,000 to 6,000 feet. This is where most of their coffee is grown.

  146. I learned that For coffee farmers and their families, Fair Trade Certified™ coffee means livable wages, community development, health, and education

  147. Susan Christy says

    The average temp for growing coffee beans is 68 to 74 degrees.

  148. alena svetelska says

    I have learned that they have a millstone coffee club

  149. I learned that a Coffee bean is actually red! Who knew?

  150. i learned it takes a perfect mix of climate, elevation, and rainfall for the perfect arabica bean

  151. mrsshukra says

    The beans are handpicked to protect the tree and ensure that the best beans are selected!

  152. I learned that the drying process can take 7-10 days. In our automated world I would have never thought that drying coffee beans naturally would even be an option. Our manufacturing processes always seem to be using the quickest method instead of using the method that produces the highest quality product.

  153. Jacqueline says

    I learned that there was much more effort put into making a great cup of coffee than I realized. I had no idea the “cherries” were hand picked or that it could take anywhere from 7 to 21 days to dry them. Interesting.

  154. Barb Acker says

    Higher grown beans are more acidic. “Mountain grown”from the old commercial!

  155. I learned that coffee berries are beautiful!

  156. Brittany Walker says

    That the fruit changes from green to yellow to red!

  157. The higher the beans grow the more acidic they become

  158. I learned that the higher in elevation the beans grow the more acidic they will be.

  159. I learned that the higher the beans grow, the more acidic they are
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  160. Dark roast is bittersweet

  161. Gloria Geck says

    Heard nothing but good things, would thoroughly enjoy one.

  162. Brooke Adametz says

    I learned that they sell the breakfast blend kcups at the store right down the road from me!

  163. Sara Cunningham says

    I learned that the beans turn a bright red. They are very pretty at that stage!

  164. I learned that drying can take from 7 to 21 days!

  165. I learned much about the coffee process…really was not aware of all the steps involved.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  166. I never knew that the average temperature for growing the beans is 68 to 74 degrees!

  167. Shelley quiroz says

    I learned that the bean grows inside the fruit, called a berry, that grows on a tree.

  168. Michelle C says

    I learned that the perfect temperature for growing coffee beans is appx 70 degrees. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  169. I learned that the higher the elevation the coffee is grown at, the more acidic it is.

  170. I learned that the coffee beans are handpicked.

  171. The average temperature for growing the beans is 68 to 74 degrees

  172. Amy Myers says

    Beans are hand–picked, then dried in the open air.

  173. Heidi Smith says

    The higher the plant grows, the more acidic it will be!

  174. that coffee needs the average temperature to be between 68 and 74 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal growing

  175. I was so surprised to learn that beans are actually a bright red fruit — so funny to hear!

  176. Wild Orchid says

    I learned that the higher the elevation the beans are grown in, the more acidic the flavor.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  177. Nikki Strong says

    I learned that bean are hand-picked and are removed from the fruit to dry.

  178. Wow, this would be amazing to win! Oh and that photo is SO adorable. I learned that the higher the coffee beans grow the more acidic they become. Thanks!

  179. I Learned that
    the higher beans grow, the more acidic they are.

  180. I didn’t realize that the drying time for coffee beans was so long. 7-10 days? Crazy! Thanks for the info!

  181. I learned the higher the beans grow, the more acidic they are.

  182. didn’t realize the beans grow in 68-74 degree weather – seems cold for coffee beans!

  183. Rebecca Orr says

    I learned that the higher beans grow the more acidic they are. I didn’t know much about coffee bean and how they grow but now I know more. Thanks for the chance.

  184. donny schlyer says

    The taller the plant, the more acidic they are

  185. Interesting that they swell up to twice the unroasted size during roasting.

  186. JS Seaborn says

    The higher the bean grows….the more acidic they become. I had no idea!

  187. joyce-ellen holmes says

    i learned that if a plant is really tall the beans are more acidic

  188. I learned they have wonderful recipes on their site

  189. I learned that Millstone cares a great deal about their coffee. First, the coffee is grown in the Mountains of Arabica in a micro climate. The coffee cherries grow in spans anywhere from 2,000 to 6,000 feet high. Once harvested by hand, it takes between 7 & 21 days for them to dry. Typically, the Master Brewers create batches of 500lbs (+/-) and the coffee beans take between 14-17 minutes to roast. While roasting, the beans will swell to double their original size, brown and secrete essential coffee oils. There is a very small window between mild and dark beans (minutes), however, to achieve full-bodied coffee beans, they must keep the beans roasting for longer. After the beans are finished roasting, they are moved to be cooled, and to the beans they add some moisture. When finished cooling, The beans are blended and ground. At this point, it’s time to taste! When they are satisfied they have made the best coffee, Millstone rushes the coffee out to retailers in two convenient packages: Bulk whole bean bins and prepackaged bags in both whole bean and ground varieties.
    Millstone’s Master Roasters train for 2-4 years refining their pallets.
    Millstone provides more than 30 coffee blends for every any taste or craving you may be having, such as, Organic Mayan Black Onyx Blend and Foglifter.

  190. S Brothers says

    I learned the beans start as a bright red cherry! Nifty!

  191. Angela Yeremenko says

    I learned the higher the beans grow, the more acidic they will be.

  192. Drying the beans can take anywhere from 7-21 days!

  193. Stephanie Larison says

    I learned that “Drying can take anywhere from 7 to 21 days”

  194. Higher temperatures in the lower elevations can
    accelerate the drying process.
    Drying can take anywhere from 7 to 21 days, depending on the weather conditions.

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  195. Charlotte says

    The higher the beans grow they more acidic they are.

  196. I had no idea that coffee beans came from a coffee cherry. Very interesting!

  197. Jamie wohlgemuth says

    Coffee cherries…..who knew?

  198. chelesa sims says

    Great picture

  199. Jenny Marie says

    I learned that the higher the plant grows the more acidic they can be

  200. Blessie Nelson says

    Millstone coffee is made from arabica roots

  201. I learned between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, a coffee tree grows.

  202. laurie damrose says

    I learned that due to the higher elevations and higher temps ,the drying process for the beans can take up to 21 days.

  203. their plantation elevation is up to 6000 ft

  204. april yedinak says

    I learned that the beans are picked by hand. I also learned that it is mere minutes that separates light from dark roast.

  205. i now you do not have to have the same coffee and then they have all kind and then they come in easy to make

  206. Sandy Cain says

    I didn’t know that coffee beans are like little red cherries before they’re processed – live and learn! I thought they grew brown.

  207. I learned something very interesting. When I saw the red berries I had no idea that’s what they looked like before they’re picked and roasted. The berries remind of those red ones that the birds eat and then act like they’re drunk. Lol! Thank you 🙂

  208. never knew the beans came from the handpicked fruit…

  209. Never knew that during roasting, the bean swells to twice its size, turns brown and starts to secrete coffee essential oil

  210. Alfred Reyes says

    A company originally from Seattle, like Starbucks 🙂

  211. I never knew that the higher the beans grow the more acidic they will be.

  212. Mya Murphy says

    average temp is 68-74!!

  213. I learned that the higher the coffee beans grow the more acidic they will be

  214. I did not know the beans turned bright crimson.

  215. Lori Walker says

    I didn’t know that the coffee beans came from fruit.

  216. I learned that the higher the beans grow the more acidic they will be!

  217. I learned that when I go to purchase on their site, they have symbols to denote the following:

    * Denotes Fair Trade Certified™
    ** Denotes Rainforest Alliance Certified™

  218. Average temp is 68-74 degrees. Sounds better than Texas in the summer!

  219. Robin Anderson says

    Had no idea they came from a fruit!
    I would love to win!

  220. This will make a fantastic wedding gift for my cousin.

  221. I learned what the coffee bean looks like before it is picked and roasted – I had no idea they were so pretty :)!

  222. Leslie Galloway says

    The higher the elevation, the more acidic they will be.

  223. Rachel B. says

    Wow…I never knew the beans were red!

  224. Huge keurig fan. Awesome giveaway!

  225. I learned that the dark roasts are bittersweet.

  226. Claudia M says

    wow ! the elevation of their coffee plantation is from 2,000 – 6,000 feet.

  227. I learned that the drying process for the beans can take up to 21 days.

  228. Megan Kilgore says

    I learned that the longer the beans are roasted the more oil comes out of them.

  229. Jamie Yonash says

    I didn’t know that coffee beans are considered a “fruit” on the tree!

  230. Dark roasts taste bittersweet.

  231. Cathy Tougher says

    Handpicking protects the tree and ensures only the ripest beans are selected for peak flavor.

  232. Carol Agate says

    I never knew that coffee beans grew in such a beautifully colored pod!!

  233. Andrea A. says

    I never knew that coffee beans grew so high up.

  234. Cálaeb Temple says

    the elevation of the coffee plantation is from 2,000 to 6,000 feet.

  235. Jacqueline Griffin says

    Who knew that coffee came from a bright red berry! It’s also very interesting that the elevation of the coffee plantation is from 2,000 to 6,000 feet . Much more wonderful info as well! Loved reading about it!

  236. The average temperature for growing the beans is 68 to 74 degrees

  237. I didn’t know that coffee beans are like little red cherries before they’re processed~never too old to learn!

  238. Dark roasts are noted for their bold, smoky, bittersweet taste and i love dark roasts!

  239. Brittany says

    I learned the higher they grow the more acidic they will be. Also that Millstone has a lot more flavors then I realized.

  240. joseph gersch jr says

    The average temperature for growing the beans is 68 to 74 degrees

  241. Carolyn G says

    I learned beans are handpicked

  242. Bethany says

    I had no idea there was such a thing as a Coffee Cherry. It sounds delicious! 😉

  243. mary renshaw says

    I learned that coffee beans actually look like red berries!!!!

  244. 68 degrees to 74 degrees to grow beans.

  245. I learned that the longer a bean is allowed to grow the more acidic it becomes.

  246. Samii Meyer says

    I learned that coffee beans come from berries – how neat!

  247. Christine says

    average temperature for growing the beans is 68 to 74 degrees

  248. I found out how coffee beans come from the tree. I thought they shook them down like Olives but instead they are handpicked. Interesting.

  249. wow ! the elevation of their coffee plantation is from 2,000 – 6,000 feet.

  250. Alissabeth says

    I did realize a coffee ‘bean’ was from a berry!

  251. Jonathan G says

    I learned that the higher the beans grow, the more acidic they will be.

  252. Crystal F says

    I had no idea that the beans came from a coffee cherry. I guess you learn something new every day. lol Thank you!

  253. Marcia Goss says

    The coffee beans turn from green to yellow to bright red.

  254. Vicky D says

    Didn’t know they had so many flavors for the Keurig!

  255. Wow, drying the beans takes 7-21 days. That’s amazing.

  256. Daily Woman (Lacey) says

    Coffee take the right climate, rainfall and elevation to grow well.

  257. Terra Heck says

    I learned that higher temperatures in the lower elevations can
    accelerate the drying process. Drying can take anywhere from 7 to 21 days, depending on the weather conditions.
    Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  258. learned that the beans are more acidic the higher they are grown..

  259. I learned that the perfect temperature for growing coffee beans is 68-74 degrees.

  260. meegan whitford says

    the higher the beans grow the more acidic they are

  261. Valerie C. says

    I never knew that the higher the beans grow, the more acidic they will be!

  262. Cindy Bowling says

    I learned that the higher the beans grow, the more acidic they will be.

  263. Lilia Kharabora says

    Learned that they are HAND picked when they are the brightest color red. Awesome!!!

  264. I thought that coffee beans grew in a much warmer climate – average temp of 68 to 74 seems quite cool!

  265. Anna Memphis says

    They have Gingerbread and Pumpkin Spice. goodbye Starbucks!!

  266. Jennifer Williams says

    I never knew coffee beans were ried!

  267. That was pretty cool! I learned that during the roasting process,the bean swells to twice its size, turns brown, and begins to secrete essential coffee oil! Thanks for the giveaway!

  268. Taylor Russell says

    i learned what coffee beans look like before they are picked… hmm…that’s crazy!

  269. tina reynolds says

    Very fascinating I found out about the span of the elevation is 2,000 – 6,000 feet

  270. Kele Wassum says

    The higher the bean grows the more acidic they will be

  271. aimee mcpherson says

    the higher the beans grow the more acidic they will be

  272. I learned that the higher the beans grow, the more acidic they will be.

  273. Jennifer Nixon says

    I didn’t know that coffee beans are a little red berry before they’re picked. Kinda cool!

  274. Janet Benthin says

    Who knew it was a coffee cherry before the bean…I would love to tyr Millstone Coffee.,

  275. Sharon Siqueiros says

    I love that the fruit is picked by hand in respect/safety of the tree!

  276. beatriz says

    they have a coffee club!

  277. I had no idea what coffee beans looked like before being picked….and that to get light/dark roast it was a difference of a few minutes of being picked…neat!!!

  278. i love the handpicked, red cherry looking beans …before their beans

  279. I had no idea what a coffee bean looked like before it was picked and roasted.

  280. Maria Iemma says

    I learned that the coffee beans are hand picked and they look like red berries…who knew?

  281. Vanessa says

    The higher the beans are when grown, the more acidic they will be. That whole website is beautiful! I just want to keep looking at it. 🙂

  282. The beans are grown in Arabica

  283. Kyl Neusch says

    the Arabica estate spans 6000 ft

  284. They have really good recipes on their website. I love the Millstone® Almond Mocha Coffee.

  285. Theresa says

    I learned that they have recipes… I can’t wait to try some of them!

  286. I learned that handpicking the beans protects the tree and ensures only the ripest beans are selected for peak flavor!

  287. I learned that dark roasts are bittersweet

  288. I learned that it takes a lot of different factors to grow a great coffee bean.

  289. I learned coffee comes from a fruit called the Coffee Cherry.

  290. Christa Figueroa says

    I’d like to try their Hazelnut Cream. The roasting process is a slow one to bring out the most flavor in the beans.

  291. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I learned that the beans are grown in a “delicate microclimate of 2000-6000 ft.”

  292. the acidity level of the coffee depends on the sea level/elevation of where it grows.

  293. OMGosh, can i personally thank you for not putting 5 million bloggers links for extra entries into this? I always feel like I have to do them all to have the same chances as everyone else, it takes me hours, and I never win. I find that blog giveaways which are limited to one sponsor and one blogger fare so much better odds and time cost to all involved. So I’m seriously relieved right now. It seems like you cant get a big prize (such as this) w/o liking 50 pages, and heck, who am I kidding, most of the time it’s not even a big prize such as this, its a 20$ prize. lol… I am a blogger too, so I know they are good exposure for the companies, but I feel like we are cheating our entrants, and losing our readers. Imagine you spend 40 hours in one week entering and win nothing a month later, I’m sorry I won ONE thing, and it was from a small widget such as yours above, not a large one.. would you go back and re-enter on those blogs again? Probably not. We need return readers, right? Not a high turnover. I am sorry, just blumbering, i have spent a lot of time recently thinking about this, and it’s getting annoying to me, so I just needed to voice it.

  294. I learned the drying can take 7-21 days!

  295. I learned that master roasters spend 2-4 years training their palates.

  296. Brittney House says

    the temperature that’s needed to grow coffee beans

  297. Eugenia Hall says

    I learned that the fruit around a coffee bean is called a cherry.

  298. Victoria Carlson says

    I learned that higher temperatures in lower elevations can accelerate the drying process and that it takes 7-21 days just to try the beans!

  299. Laura Jacobson says

    I learned that there is only a few minutes of time difference between a lightly roasted bean and a dark one!

  300. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    that the beans are bright red think that is unusual
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  301. I learned that their beans are handpicked, hand washed, and then laid on a patio to dry in the sun! Can’t get much more natural than that!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  302. Karrie Millheim says

    Once handpicked, most
    beans are washed
    in water to help remove them from the fruit. The beans are then spread out on immense patios to dry.

  303. Theresa D says

    I learned that hand picking protects the tree and ensures only the ripest beans are selected for peak flavor.

  304. Tess Crosswhite says

    I was surprised when I learned what the beans look like right after they are picked.

  305. K. Cleaver says

    I learned they have some recipes on their site.

  306. Ellen C. says

    I learned a great recipe for café mocha. Thanks for the chance.

  307. April Bever says

    Once fully formed, the fruit changes from green to yellow, and finally to a bright, glossy red.

  308. Learned that the beans start in the Arabica area.

  309. Leslie L. Stanziani says

    I learned that the higher the beans grow the more acidic they will be.

  310. Melanie Montgomery says

    Coffee beans come from Red Berries

  311. Ashley Morrow says

    I learned that the fruit on a coffee plant look like cherries when they are ripe, and the beans that are roasted and ground for coffee are inside the fruit.

  312. Kathy Davis says

    I learned that the coffee beans are called Coffee Cherries.

  313. Michelle W says

    They have a recipe for a Millstone® Caramel Latte that looks yummy

  314. Amy Chester says

    I found it very interesting to finally know what a coffee ACTUALLY looks like!

  315. Lorena Keech says

    I learned that coffee beans are handpicked.

  316. I learned that the average temperature for growing the beans is 68 to 74 degrees

  317. Wow, didn’t know the coffee fruit was once bright red and glossy. So pretty! It’s good to learn something new today.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  318. wendy rozema says

    the higher the beans the more acidic!!

  319. cheryl lister says

    didn’t know coffee was acidic

  320. Shannon Smith says

    There are so many different factors that will affect what the final coffee will taste like.

  321. I didn’t know they had great recipes on their site.

  322. I learned they have recipes that look yummy! Can’t wait to try a couple, thanks for introducing this site & got the great giveaway!

  323. John Hutchens says

    coffee beans are a fruit!

  324. The coffee beans are grown between 68 and 74 degrees.

  325. I learned that the higher coffee beans grow, the more acidic they tend to be. Neat fact!

  326. I learned during the roasting process the bean swells to twice its size, turns brown and begins to secrete essential coffee oil

  327. I learned the higher the beans grow the more acidic will be

  328. robyn paris says

    I learned the bean needs a perfect mix to grow

  329. Denise Donaldson says

    I learned that hand picking protects the tree

  330. carol lewis says

    If beans are more acidic it means they were grown higher. A lot of work and care goes into every cup.

  331. Teresa Thompson says

    The coffee beans are handpicked. Impressive.

  332. Shelia S says

    The average temperature is 68 – 74 degrees. The taller the plant grows, the more acidic he beans will be.

  333. the average temperature is between 68-74 for growing the beans

  334. Suzanne Lewis says

    I learned the average temperature to grow beans is 68 to 74 degrees.

  335. Bonnie Gonzales says

    I learned that the coffee bean is hand picked when it is a bright glossy red so the coffee will have the best flavor.

  336. Christine H says

    I have learned that beans can only grown in very, very specific climates. I guess that means no beans in my backyard. Sad face.

  337. Daniella says

    The higher the beans grow, the more acidic they will be

  338. Donna Kellogg says

    The higher the Bean grows the more acidic it becomes…… I was not aware of that .

  339. Terry Cross says

    I learned that during the roasting process, the bean swells to twice its size, turns brown, and begins to secrete essential coffee oil

  340. Savannah miller says

    I found lots of new recipes I want to try!

  341. dark roasts are bittersweet

  342. jules m. says

    you need the perfect mix of climate elevation and rainfall to make the perfect beans

  343. Hope Mitchner says

    I did not know that they would be more acidic the higher the beans were grown.

  344. Trisha McKee says

    I learned you can brew just one cup of coffee and it takes less than a minute. So convenient when you are the only one that likes coffee in the house.

  345. The coffee cherry turns red when it’s ripe

  346. Rachel Ellis says

    I learned that the higher beans grow, the more acidic they will be.

  347. Beverly Metcalf says

    I would love to win this contest. I learned the coffee beans are picked by hand when they are ripe. Thanks for having this giveaway.

  348. Once fully formed, the fruit changes from green to yellow, and finally to a bright, glossy red.

  349. I learned they have recipes on their website and I am dying to make the Millstone® Raspberry Mocha Coffee

  350. Katherine H says

    I learned they use a perfect mix of climate, rainfall and elevation!

  351. Laura Proctor Unger says

    I learned the higher the beans grow, the more acidic they will be.

  352. Coffee Beans are actually a fruit not a bean, interesting!

  353. Robert Pyszk says

    I learned that the coffee is picked when it’s red color

  354. Bryan E. says

    …beans roasted in excess of 400 F.

  355. Dawn Monroe says

    I learned the coffee fruit changes color three times and a higher temp decrease drying time.

  356. Ellen Anderson says

    I didn’t know there were so many yummy recipes! Awesome 😀

  357. Joan Kasa says

    Never knew the coffee beans were hand picked or everything that went into making an exceptional cup of coffee. Would love to wake up to the perfect brewer and cup of coffee.

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