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2017 Roastmasters Premium Giveaway

Roastmasters Premium Giveaway

Edit :: Comments have been turned off, and the winner has been notified.  Thank you so much for sharing your traditions: we read every comment, and loved reading what you wrote.  Merry Christmas!

We would love to celebrate a great year with a giveaway.  This is five different and amazing coffees–the best that we have to offer right now. We call these our “Roastmasters Premium Collection,” and we’re excited to give you a chance to win this box of special beans.

Dave, our roaster, displaying the giveaway box

First we have our Kona Fancy, from Makapueo Farms.  This is a delicious and smooth brew, from a Hawaiian owned and operated estate.

Then we have our Cup of Excellence winning Mexican, grown by Francisco Javier Montiel Valencia.  This is obviously a limited edition coffee–it won in 2017, and next year there will be new winners.  It’s truly an amazing coffee, and my favorite from this year.

Next we have our Jamaican Blue Mountain.  In our house this is a Christmas morning tradition, drinking Jamaican while we open gifts.  It’s always a treat.

This year’s Christmas Coffee is also included in the box, which is a blend of two organic beans this year, and features a picture of Archie, our resident one year old helper, on the label.

The final coffee in the collection is also a limited edition: it is a Zero Defect Colombian, grown by Carlos Eduardo Tejedor Borja.  This is also an award winning coffee, in a national Colombian competition. 

These are the five best coffees that we have in stock right now, and we look forward to sharing them with you.  Only one of you will win the box, but four of these coffees are $5 off  a pound through this weekend (with the exception of the Christmas Coffee), so you all have a chance at a great deal. 

To win the box, leave a comment on this blog post telling us about a favorite Christmas tradition.  The winner will be chosen at random next Tuesday, December 19th.* 

*No purchase necessary to enter or to win. Giveaway is limited to residents of the United States. Entrants must be 18 years old or older. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via e-mail on December 19, 2017. Prize must be collected by December 31st, 2017 for Nevada County residents, or a shipping address must be provided by that date if winner is out of county.

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56 Responses to 2017 Roastmasters Premium Giveaway

  1. Lauren Gassaway says:

    Spending Christmas Eve with my grandparents. We would share dinner, listen to Christmas music and open presents.

  2. Denise Pearson says:

    This year begins a new tradition of visiting Grass Valley and stopping in for a delicious cup of freshly brewed coffee at Carolines! Can’t forget to pick up a few pounds of coffee beans roasted to perfection and a couple of mugs for the road! We love visiting here.

  3. Mikey Don says:

    My favorite tradition is the enormous baked ham my mother cooks for Christmas dinner. Also making iced coffee and watching the snow fall from inside the living room makes for an even better day (that is, if it snows…)

  4. Moki says:

    For me, it is preparing breakfast the night before. So after getting up at 530, turning on the coffee, it is super easy to just pop breakfast into the oven get the hungries at bay when they strike, easy-peasy

  5. Lisa Johnson says:

    One of our favorite traditions is a special gift for the lucky one who finds the (foil wrapped) dime in the dessert. 😊🌲

  6. Jean McChristian says:

    We always have Caroline’s coffee at Christmas, and our tradition is soup on Christmas Eve and Danish abelskivers for breakfast Christmas morning.

  7. Wendy Willoughby says:

    We make from scatch and serve Cornish Pasties every Christmas Eve. My family having migrated here from Cornwall and working in the local gold mines has been enjoying those delicious hand pies for decades!

  8. Nicole Biron says:

    I love everything about Christmas 🎄from cutting down the tree and decorating the house for the kids to see, the elf is a love hate for sure. Kids are the magic of Christmas for sure

  9. Josie Campbell says:

    My favorite Xmas tradition is getting drunk with my parents and hearing all the stories they won’t tell us when they’re sober.

  10. As a kid, I always loved the nights where we turned off all the lights except those on the tree, put on some instrumental Christmas music, and snuggled on the couch together. A good time of quiet and peace in the midst of a busy season!

    And something about candlelit Christmas Eve services always makes me cry.

  11. Elizabeth M says:

    When our daughters wake us early on December 13 and serve us coffee and a baked good in bed because it is St Lucia Day.

  12. Elizabeth M says:

    When our daughters wake us early on December 13 and serve us coffee and a baked good in bed because it is St. Lucia Day.

  13. Sandra Bruce says:

    I make Christmas stockings for all the new babies I hear about during the year! Love Caroline’s!

  14. Danielle Green says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition started when my uncle was a little boy. He enjoyed giving presents from famous people or cartoon characters, rather than himself. For example, instead of his sister, my mom, receiving a gift from her brother, she’d receive one from “Bugs Bunny” instead. I think this is a lot of fun and have continued on this tradition and share it with my husband’s family now too. My husband will be excited to receive a gift from “Darth Vader” this year.

  15. Janet hessel says:

    Our Christmas since moving to grass valley has been to shop for a family having difficult times whom we do not know. Granting their wish list feels so good

  16. Russell Davidson says:

    My wife started the tradition of making homemade cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning. Prepping it all the day before and spending time together as a family is just as much fun as it is eating them later.

  17. Daniel C Medrano says:

    One tradition my family has is to pass around an apple and have each family member say a little prayer of thanks, and then take a bite of the Apple. The apple then gets passed to the next person, and so on until everyone has taken a bite-from young to old. It always really brings warm and cheerful thoughts and memories!

  18. Jason Santa says:

    Our tradition is leaving a cheeseburger out for Santa Clause on Christmas Eve. Our boys decided he must be sick of cookies all the time and would LOVE a nice cheeseburger, which he does every year for the last 5 years.

  19. Laura Keller says:

    We celebrate Advent all the way to the 25th. I love the daily reading and the treats the kids get. We fill our own Advent calendar, so it is extra special.

  20. Jim Pearce says:

    Our tradition is having Papa/Grandpa read “The Night Before Christmas” every Christmas Eve….

  21. August Brooks says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is having a photo of Dave posted on your blog. I know how much he tries to stay out of the limelight, so I congratulate you on getting a good picture of him.

    It would be even better if you got him to wear a pair of those reindeer horns, but that might require knocking him out and painting his eyelids so that he looks awake.

  22. Meagan Littlejohn says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is our family reading of “The Night Before Christmas.” We always read on Xmas eve, when we’re all cozy in our PJ’s with a cup of hot cocoa. We all take turns reading a page, and when we’re done we go right to bed so Santa can come!

  23. Bernie says:

    First of all, I loved reading about everyone’s holiday traditions. So many sweet ideas.
    We have a couple in our family. One is I get matching pj pants for everyone. I love the Christmas morning pictures with everyone in their new jammies.

  24. Ron Carrara says:

    My mom makes her Christmas Tree Rolls for all to share on Christmas morning. You can either eat them or build a house with them. I nailed one to a tree and it was there a year later…

  25. Terri russell says:

    Can’t wait to bake cookies with my grandson.. a special Christmas Eve dinner and watching it’s a wonderful life has been a long standing transition. And the yearly tradition of carolines Christmas blend coffee on Christmas morning.

  26. Denise Bryant says:

    I love to bake cookies for the holidays and package them up to deliver to friends and neighbors. I do it each year, and I usually make 4 or 5 kinds of cookies.

  27. Kates says:

    I love celebrating advent with my family. Lighting the candles, singing, talking about deeper things, pausing in the midst of a busy season, connecting. Also, I love my father-in-law reading “Why The Chimes Rang” on Christmas Eve. It’s a great story, look it up!!

  28. Diane Richards says:

    Favorite Christmas traditions are decorating the house, inside and out, making my delicious Rocky Road bark to share with family and friends, driving around various neighborhoods to see all the beautiful Christmas decorations and have a wonderful family dinner on Christmas.

  29. Erika Broussard says:

    Every year we stop at Carolinas Coffee Roasters to get our favorite drink then head to mcburneys tree farm in cedar ridge to pick out the perfect Christmas tree! 🌲

  30. Nicholas Alvarado says:

    From San Francisco and always stop at Carolines when arriving and when leaving Grass Valley. Love you all and your coffees soooo much I don’t get too far in GV without it. Merry Christmas!!! Nicholas (not the saint one)

  31. Christmas Eve since 1989 we sit around the table perform “A Christmas Carol” reader’s theater style. My Auntie Carol started this tradition at her condo in Long Beach. It was an activity she had done with her students. My son, AJ, has probably been the best Scrooge. Although my mom does well too! I even packed 4 copies when the folks, Fred, and I were in New Zealand for Christmas. That year we four decided we would not be away from family at Christmas again.

  32. Shelley Reeser says:

    A favorite tradition here is to have the grandparents over on Christmas Eve for a yummy dinner and afterward, go driving around and look at Christmas lights while drinking coffee (and cocoa for the kids) ❤️

  33. Rose Dupen says:

    My favorite tradition is baking lebkuchen from my great grandmother’s recipe and then sharing it with my familywhen we all get together. It’s especially wonderful on Christmas morning when we all sit together have some with cocoa while opening our stockings.

  34. Vuctoria says:

    Making Crab Cioppino on Christmas Eve, waiting for the kids to arrive, decorating and prepping for Christmas morning together, sharing the time with them.

  35. Kelly says:

    Celebrating Christmas Eve with family dinner and presents. The tradition started before I was born (I’m 40!) and the only one I missed was 9 years ago when I was giving birth to my son!

  36. Laurel says:

    My favorite tradition is getting in touch with my siblings, either visiting them or calling on the phone.

  37. Guy Prudhomme says:

    As I was growing up our family had a tradition that we have passed onto our children. The kids lined up, youngest to oldest, holding candles (making sure not to set sister’s hair on fire), then they would make a procession into the living room as I read the Christmas story from Luke chapter 2. We would form a circle in front of the Christmas tree and sing ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ to finish.

  38. 1981 was our first Christmas as a married couple. We put a white tablecloth on the table and everyone signed it. I embroidered the signatures in red; the following year in green, alternating each year. The tablecloth captures a 36 year family history; people who are gone, marriages, divorces, babies, etc. My pregnancy is there, my daughter’s outlined hand, the last Christmases with each of my parents. My mother, grandmother, daughter and daughter-in laws all have a Christmas tablecloth. This year the tablecloth will go to Florida with us, as we gather around my stepmother for our first holiday without my father. His signature will be at the table, keeping watch over our memories.



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