Wednesday, May 18, 2011

giveaway :: seriously good coffee from 35 north

I first met Matt Hensley when he came to S. Africa on a short-term trip with a team of people in 2008.  Since then, Matt has returned to S. Africa twice, letting his heart be moved to compassion for the orphan.  That compassion turned to action when he started 35 North Coffee Co.  I asked Matt to tell us what inspired him to start 35 North Coffee Co... 

matt in africa

"When I lived in South Africa, a hobby of mine was trying to find the best cup of coffee in Cape Town.  I always found that the best coffee places were the ones that roasted coffee themselves.  At the same time, I was working in a justice ministry called A Voice for the Voiceless, and we had done a lot of research on fair trade products, such as coffee.  After the research I had done on fair trade, and the conditions a lot of people who make our products go through, I didn’t think I could ever drink anything but fair trade at this point.

When I came back home I wanted to try to roast some coffee myself just to see how it went.  My brother-in-law, Sam, had been thinking the same thing, so with his help in administrative skills we decided to take it one step further and actually start a company!

Our goal is a simple one, buy fair, sell fair, give back.  We want to be able to support missionaries, and organizations through our coffee company, and help promote the things people do to care for the poor and in doing so furthering the kingdom of God!"

Isn't that beautiful?  I simply love it when God gives creative ideas for sowing into what He's doing around the world!  For every bag of coffee that is purchased, 35 North Coffee Co gives back to missionaries and ministries, including Ten Thousand Homes, which is very near and dear to my heart. (If you're new here, Ten Thousand Homes is the ministry my husband and I co-founded.)

bag of coffee from 35 north

Matt has generously offered two bags of coffee to give away to two lucky winners!  I've had it, and it's seriously good!  This is a great way to try it out and spread the word to your friends on how their cup of joe can bring hope to Africa's orphans!

Details

Giveaway is open to U.S. only.  International friends, if you have a U.S. address, then of course, that's fine!  It ends Wednesday, May 25th at 9PM Central time where the random number generator will choose two winners!

Entries

1st Entry  Simply leave a comment!

2nd Entry  Become a follower.  If you already are, that's fine, too!

3rd Entry  Tweet and/or share on Facebook the following...

enter to win a bag of fair trade coffee from @35NorthCoffeeCo via @jenprice77!  http://bit.ly/jvAgWE

4th Entry  Follow @jenprice77 on Twitter.

Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry!
  Click here to purchase coffee to benefit Ten Thousand Homes. 


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Comments are now closed.  The two winners are #11 Stacy and #6 Suz and Allan.  Congrats!

50 comments :

Elizabeth GLZ said...

I am so glad to found you, Jen. It is a lovely cause and I will buy that coffee for sure. Iam happy to be part on this giveaway. My PR Address is an US address, it is not considered international. But if I win and you think I should send another address just let mo know. I will share this great giveaway in FB and twitter right now! Have a lovely day!

The Herd said...

Oh my--what a great idea to giveaway coffee!!!

The Herd said...

I follow you!

Ana Degenaar said...

Amazing giveaway! Good luck to all!

The Herd said...

I facebooked it...now I'm putting it on my blog...with the others too

Suz and Allan said...

That is so inspiring that there are people like 35 North Coffee Co that are giving back!

Suz and Allan said...

Already following you!

heather said...

I'm in! Love the cause and the heart behind it. Blessings!!!

Phoenix Peacock said...

I love love love the cause behind this! Really spectacular. This is the type of give away that warms my heart, because even if I don't win, I feel like I have just by reading the background behind this. Fair trade is such an important mission.

Linda Kish said...

I do like good coffee. Count me in.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Stacy said...

I'm a sucker for some good coffee, and a good cause! Sign me up :)

LisaLord said...

Count me in as well. I'm also a follower. And it's a great cause. And you're right--we raised our own coffee on our little farm in Tanzania and "home" roasted is the best!

Arielle said...

yum, coffee! do want.

Arielle said...

i'm already a follower.

Arielle said...

i tweeted it!

Arielle said...

i'm following you :]

Brittany Deniston said...

Yay for coffee!!

Brittany Deniston said...

Already a follower . . .

Brittany Deniston said...

facebooked it!

Brittany Deniston said...

aaannnddd . . . I already follow you on twitter

Deb said...

I'm a HUGE coffee fan and fair trade coffee makes it even sweeter! I'm in! :)

tnshadylady at gmail.com

Deb said...

GFC follower

Deb said...

http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/71213660768452608

Deb said...

following you on Twitter @tnshadylady

Robin Norgren said...

I just became a follower!

chefmomma said...

I just ran out coffee last night, hook me up!

Megan said...

What a neat idea! I'd love to try some of this coffee!

Megan said...

I'm following (well subscribing) through google reader!

eeporter said...

Jen, you're inspiring me! Now that I have [a little more] time on my hands my creative side wants to do venture into giveaways. What fun! But, I'm pretty sure my readership is a bit smaller (and my blogging a bit more inconsistent). Haha!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

That is awesome! I'd love some of this coffee.
fastkat at gmail dot com

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I follow via GFC
fastkat at gmail dot com

Heather said...

New follower through Google... and a coffee junkie. :) Thanks for having this!

noca0603 at gmail dot com

Wehaf said...

What a terrific company!

urchiken at gmail dot com

coriwestphal said...

What a great cause!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

I'm a Google Friend (follower): Cori Westphal

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/72894909878767616

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

I follow you on Twitter @coriwestphal

coriwestphal at msn dot com

kolpin said...

coffee for a cause...2 of my fave things!

kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

kolpin said...

gfc follower kolpin
kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

kolpin said...

twitter follower @kolpin4680
kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

kolpin said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/kolpin4680/status/73046939788263424

Myranda said...

This is great. I've always wanted to try your coffee.

zees5 said...

This is a wonderful ministry. God bless you.

zees5 said...

I am following you (:

zees5 said...

I followed you in Twitter (5oncover)

eclairre said...

I'd love to win! E-mail in my profile.

Catskill Quilter said...

Matt's story is certainly inspiring!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Lesley Mitchell said...

What a great story and giveaway!
lesleymitchell52@yahoo.com

Lesley Mitchell said...

I follow your blog via Google Friends Connect ...

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