Coffee Giveaway

 Bird Rock Coffee Roasters of La Jolla, California recently won the 2012 Micro Roaster of the Year Award.  It’s the first time this award has gone to a local San Diego area coffee roaster.

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters sent me their Guatemala and Sumatra coffees to sample.  One word: amazing.   The quality, taste, everything about their coffee is first class, superb, and makes me want to drink myself into jittery oblivion.  So good.

In addition to just drinking as is, the coffee was lovely in homemade pumpkin spice lattes (vegan).


From their website, “At Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, we are all about quality: From the farmer to the beans, the roasting to the brewing, to our service, our relationship with our neighborhood and our impact on the environment. We are always striving for perfection. The green beans we seek must meet our high standards, and we roast and prepare this coffee with the utmost respect to those who grew it.”

I love coffee so much that I have a Coffee Reviews compilation post where I’ve mentioned dozens of varieties and brands of coffee.

And Bird Rock Coffee Roasters would like one lucky reader to win some coffee!  One bag of each of the coffee they sent me.

To Enter the Giveaway:

1. What is your favorite coffee brand or type?


Do you brew coffee at home or get your coffee from coffee shops?

2. For a second entry, Twitter Follow LoveVeggiesYoga & Twitter Follow Bird Rock Coffee and then tweet the following:

“I love Coffee & entered the @LoveVeggiesYoga @BirdRockCoffee Free Coffee Giveaway”

3. For a third, fourth, or fifth entry, do one or more of these things and leave a separate comment for each (that’s five total chances to enter)

Facebook Like Love Veggies & Yoga, Pinterest Follow Me & Re-Pin Something of Mine, Facebook Like Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, Instagram Follow Me, Stumble Follow LV&Y & Stumble It, or post this Giveaway on your blog

Contest ends Wednesday, November 9, 2011 and winner will randomly be chosen.

Open to Continental U.S. Residents only

Comment below to enter!


  1. Honestly, it’s not particularly gourmet, but two recent favorites have been the Dunkin Donuts plain ground coffee and an off-brand hazelnut-cinnamon (perfect for the coming winter). When I’m being fancier, I adore Kickapoo beans (they roast a blend specifically for a local coffee shop, which also sells it by the pound).
    I drink coffee both at home and at coffee shops. I’m a sucker for my morning cup of french press before I switch to tea, and then I usually pick up a cup on campus at some point between classes when I’m dragging, andddd I work at a coffee shop. So free coffee whenever I’m on shift. My caffeine problem is swiftly developing out of control, despite my best efforts. My slight addiction to all things holiday (and therefore the Starbucks cups) doesn’t help.

  2. my favorite type of coffee is the coffee that’s in my mug and will keep my eyes open during statistics!

  3. I brew at home to save time and $$!

  4. i facebook like loveveggiesandyoga

  5. I make my coffee in a to-go French press mug. Add grounds, hot water and let it sit before plunging. I can even take my coffee hiking and skiing in this cup!

  6. I brew my own, but love to check out local cafes and roasters when I go to new places.

  7. My favorite type of coffee is starbucks coffee! When my brother worked there about a year ago he would come home with about three packs a week (because he got them for free) and i loved it!!! I miss it now that he doesn’t work there and there coffee is a bit expensive so i can only afford to buy it by the cupful every now and then. I live in a very small hippy town which has organic and local everything, including an amazing organic coffee bar called “Moodys” and unlike many coffee bars they have EVERYTHING. agave, soymilk, oatmilk, almond milk, natural sugars and stevia. Its amazing and i go there almost every lunch to get chai :) i love it !!

  8. Wait, what?!?! BIRD Rock Coffee? That’s got my name all over it!! And Sumatra is my fave country of origin. I recently went out on a limb and tried a new coffee….bad. I’m finishing it up now, but every cup is an exercise in willpower. I don’t think I’ll make it through the whole thing. The Peppermint Mocha coffeemate I bought helps though. ;)

  9. I follow you on instagram

  10. Clearly I follow you on pinterest!

  11. Currently I am loving Vanilla Biscotti from Folgers, but I am always open to new favorites!

  12. My favorite brand of coffee is Larry’s Beans, they’re local to my hometown (Raleigh, NC) and their coffee is AMAZING.

  13. instagram followed you.

  14. i love the newman’s own k-cups!

  15. I used to only buy my coffee at coffee shops but now I usually make my own. Part of that is due to living in a small town now instead of the suburbs :)

  16. I love Illy. I both brew at home and get coffee out.

  17. Actually, you turned me onto my favorite coffee; Trader Joe’s. Who knew? I’d love to try this one, though! You can never, ever, EVER have too much coffee. Ever. (By the way, we missed you at Foodbuzz!)

  18. Every day I have a half a pot of hazelnut decaf. I pick up the beans from the grocery store and grind them in my Vitamix. : ) I love my Bunn coffee maker, too!

  19. Oohhh coffee, how I love thee <3

    We brew our coffee at home: it comes from Saltspring Island which isn't far from where we live, so that's pretty cool (plus it tastes AMAZING!!). When we're out, though, Starbucks is the favourite. I'm all about soy vanilla Americano mistos ;)

  20. We drink alot of Alterra coffee here. We mostly try to drink coffee at home but sometimes we indulge at a small local coffee house. I keep hearing about these IKEA hand frothers. I really must invest in one.

  21. I FB liked you!

  22. we brew our own each morning..favorite is french roast :)

  23. i facebook like loveveggiesandyoga

  24. I always brew at home on my little stovetop Italian espresso maker. I love making pumpkin spice lattes of it to : )

  25. I love coffee! My favorite kind is this southern pecan we sell at the coffee shop where I work. (obviously the answer the the other question is I buy it at my shop!)

  26. I follow you already and just began following bird Rock. I also tweeted about the giveaway!

  27. I already like your page on FB!

  28. Just liked Bird Rock Coffee’s Page

  29. I already follow you on Instagram :)

  30. I LOVE coffee shop coffee. What I don’t love is the price. But I’ve never quite been able to replicate the sensation at home, though I have come close using vanilla soy milk and Nestcafe instant.

  31. I follow you on Instagram.

  32. I’m a big fan of Green Mountain and Newman’s Own- Fair Trade is very important to me!

    Great giveaway!

  33. Did somebody say “free coffee”?
    That’s pretty much the only time I go to coffee houses; when somebody else is buying! For the price of three or four coffee house coffees, I can buy an entire pound of coffee to fix at home.

  34. FB liked Bird Rock Coffee Roasters.

  35. I already FB like you, so I FB liked Birdrock!

  36. Love Love Love coffee-thank you for this giveaway! My favorite recently has been godiva’s pumpkin spice blend. Tastes just like pumpkin pie…in coffee form!

  37. We get our coffee from a local roaster, they have a ton of varieties so I usually wind up trying something new every few weeks, they’re all good! And though we brew coffee at home, I do love going out for a cup at a coffee shop

  38. We only buy Starbucks and Seattle’s Best. Whichever is on sale!

  39. Jammin Java from Amazon. Great stuff!

  40. Already “liked” you on Facebook.

  41. I love our little mr. coffee keurig, even though it’s wasteful. :(
    I’m a huge fan of the french roast barista prima coffee. :)

  42. Funny….I have coffee in a giveaway right now too! My fave is a local roaster called Dalai Java. They roast the beans in a yurt, and then when they grind them for you, they add whatever herb blends you want (like for longevity, relax, etc.). My fave is the Mexican coffee with Longevity herbs (there’s a hint of cinnamon).

  43. Most of the time I brew my coffee at home. But occasionally, especially near the Holidays, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE going to coffee shops and getting coffee.

  44. I usually brew at home but I just can’t seem yo get the flavor right. Maybe I’m not using good beans?

  45. I am following Love Veggies & Yoga and Bird Rock Coffee on Twitter and retweeted the above. (whitrolf)

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