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I’m so pleased to introduce you to Pura Vida Coffee.  Not just because they’re an excellent cup of coffee, which to me is an essential part of prying open my eyes in the morning.  But even more important than a fine brew, Pura Vida is using their capacity as a company to reach out and help those countries responsible for growing their coffee.  Fair trade, organic, and eco-friendly with a humanitarian presence in five different countries, Pura Vida donates thousands of dollars to various charities and is actively involved with numerous organizations through their project “Create Good”, helping the very countries who provide them with high-quality shade grown beans. 

Maybe that’s the extra something special that one can taste in this organic coffee – their sense of responsibility for everything from the coffee drinker’s experience to the coffee growers themselves.  Every variety I’ve tried from Pura Vida has been a quality, flavorful cup from beans fresh roasted in small batches.  Whether you prefer something bold and full of flavor such as their dark and delicious French Roast or my personal favorite due to its complex intensity, Cafe Kilimanjaro; or if you lean more towards the aromatic flavored coffees such as Irish Cream or French Vanilla, Pura Vida delivers a gourmet cup every time. I like to mix things up by preparing my coffee as an espresso, a cappuccino, regular drip – even “stuff-left-on-the-bottom” Turkish.  You can’t prepare things like espresso or Turkish with an inferior bean; I’ve not been disappointed with Pura Vida’s performance in any of these variations.  The full flavor of freshly roasted beans makes a huge difference in the end product of something as demanding as a Turkish brew! 

I always look forward to sharing companies such as Pura Vida with my readers.  When a company is able to balance a good quality product with caring for the environment and for people in need, I’ll gladly sing their praises.  We should feel good about the purchases we make; it’s nice to know where our consumer dollars are going for a change, isn’t it?  

It’s time to try some Pura Vida Coffee for yourself!  One carp(e) libris reviews reader will win a bag of the coffee of their choice; be prepared to help change your world!

Multiple Options for Entry:

1.) Just visit the Pura Vida website and tell me something this company does to help better the world.  (You may enter once a day.) Remember, leave an interesting comment.  If I cannot contact the winner, you might be chosen instead based on your comment.

2.) Email subscribers get an extra entry for as long as their subscription is active.

     Already a subscriber?  Leave me a separate comment on this post to let me know you’re interested in this giveaway.

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3.) Blog about this giveaway on your blog with a link back to this post.  Come back and leave me a Comment with a link to your blog post. (If your comment doesn’t show up right away, don’t worry – I may have to approve it first.  My blog might think it’s spam but gosh darn, I certainly don’t!)

4.) I’m feeling Twittery.  If you Twitter a link to this giveaway, come back and comment here to let me know your Twitter name for another entry! (I’m dkmommy if you want to follow me.)

Feel free to do all four to gain several entries to win! You have until midnight EST on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, to enter.

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  1. The coffees are amazing, Monday entry,. skyxsky27(at)

  2. Tuesday entry.

  3. they have built community centers in Costa Rica for the betterment of the community.

  4. operates programs for at-risk children

  5. jackie passerini

    this is my last entry!

  6. have several projects to improve the communities they are located in

  7. fair trade is the way to go

  8. Patricia Treskovich

    So nice that a company really helps farmers in foreign countries get a decent wage

  9. My enry for today. Thanks for this giveaway.

  10. Daily Entry: 3/31

  11. The company assists farmers with green practices – that’s good for everyone

  12. I learned that their coffee Helps a program in Peru called Refuge of Hope where they help disabled children of Peru with education for sustainability.

  13. Subscribe via email.

  14. fair wages

  15. Today’s entry!

  16. They are helping to restore the Hazel Wolf Wetlands Preserve.

  17. This is my last chance entry!

  18. Tuesday’s entry!

  19. They operate programs for at-risk children in areas where their coffee is grown.

  20. Tuesday entry, please.

  21. Just plain old being Organic is the number one thing I look for–in itself that is enough to make me buy a product. THis company goes further by actually providing a living wage to the people that work long,hard hours so that you and I can enjoy our “luxury” of a delicious cup of coffee! Yeah!

  22. I’m a subscriber

  23. They help provide necessities to Central America. What an amazing charity!

  24. Oh, how I love GOOD java! Thank you!!

  25. Pura Vida Coffee is operated for charitable benefit helping families in coffee-growing countries.

  26. Pura Vida has been heavily supporting the operation of Funda Vida for over a decade committing over $70,000 per year.


  27. I’m an email subscriber

  28. The Mission of Pura Vida is to “create good” by using business to empower producers, motivate customers, inspire business leaders, and, ultimately, serve the poor.

  29. They PROVIDE LIVING WAGES FOR FARMERS AND PRODUCERS. Last entry. Good luck everyone!

  30. They provide self-sustaining clean water for the villagers.

  31. tuesday’s entry

  32. I like their work on Hazel Wolf Wetlands

  33. theodore esteghamat

    They help provide necessities to Central America.

  34. They help ensure that farmers around the world receive a fair wage and can support their families, and that the natural habitat they live and work in is preserved.

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