giveaway :: seriously good coffee from 35 north

6:14 AM

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!

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50 comments

  1. 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!

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

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  3. Amazing giveaway! Good luck to all!

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

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

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

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  7. 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.

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  8. I do like good coffee. Count me in.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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

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  10. 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!

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  11. aaannnddd . . . I already follow you on twitter

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

    tnshadylady at gmail.com

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

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  14. following you on Twitter @tnshadylady

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

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

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

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  18. 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!

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

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

    noca0603 at gmail dot com

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  21. What a terrific company!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  22. What a great cause!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  25. I follow you on Twitter @coriwestphal

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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

    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  27. gfc follower kolpin
    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  28. twitter follower @kolpin4680
    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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

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

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  31. This is a wonderful ministry. God bless you.

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  32. I followed you in Twitter (5oncover)

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

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  34. Matt's story is certainly inspiring!

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

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  36. I follow your blog via Google Friends Connect ...

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