Sauvie Island Coffee: review and giveaway CONTEST CLOSED

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Timestamp: 2009-07-03 04:09:08 UTC

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As you can tell by the name of my blog, I LOVE coffee! I probably drink way too much of it but there's nothing else better then to get up in the morning to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. Well, I have to admit, I don't just drink it in the morning.

So imagine how happy I was when I was asked by Sauvie Island Coffee if I would love to sample some of their coffee! Not only was I excited about reviewing the coffee, Sauvie Island is actually pretty close to where I live!

About Sauvie Island Coffee:
Sauvie Island Coffee is a family owned and operated boutique coffee roaster that specializes in the finest handcrafted beans found anywhere. They are part of a large farming community and welcome visitors to enjoy the fruits of their labor at any of the Farmer's markets there.
Their family's farm has raised goats, miniature donkeys, horses and dogs. The largest part of the farm is used to grow corn, peas, wheat and fescue.
Due to the Oregon climate you won't find anyone on Sauvie Island growing coffee beans... but that doesn't mean the finest coffee beans can't be imported and roasted there!


I was send the Sumatra and Sumatra decaf, the Guatamalan Maya Ixil, the Ethiopian Harrar
& the espresso to review.
The first thing I have to tell you is that when Dan "our mailman" dropped off the box, he said he almost didn't want to drop it off as the smell coming from the box was so good and he wanted that box to stay in his van for a while longer.
I'm not kidding you, it was pure coffee heaven! The coffee is packed in their very new fully biodegradable natural kraft paper bags, very cool!
I have 2 coffee machines at home: a Phillips Senseo machine (great coffee, really easy to use as it's a pod-holder and you just press the button for your cup.) and a coffee machine you can program, this is what I did with this coffee, I filled it at night and programmed it for the next morning. I just love to get up in the morning (not too early mind you) with a cup of freshly brewed coffee to kick-start my day.

Some more info on the coffees from the website:
* Ethiopian Harrar: From Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, we offer Harrar Longberry. Grown between 1500 & 2200 meters this coffee promises sweet blueberry notes, luscious body, and a smooth mocha like finish.
* Organic Sumatra: Sumatra Mandheling Organic. Earthy, robust, and full-bodied in nature. Love a heavy nutty cup of coffee? This one is for you.
* Organic Sumatra Decaf: Sumatra Organic Swiss Water Process Decaffeinated. A flavor so full, you won’t believe its decaf.
* Guatamalan "Maya Ixil": Members of the Maya Ixil coffee cooperative have substantially increased their income, improved living conditions and have increased school enrollment, since becoming Fair Trade Certified. Members are dedicated to conserving natural resources. Their beans are grown organically under native shade trees at 3900 – 5200’. In addition, this year the co-op joined the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center ‘s bird friendly ®coffee program. In this sustainable cup you will experience a hint of fruit in the fragrance, a bit of spice, and sweet with moderate and balanced acidity.
* Espresso: A perfect balance of sweet fruit, cocoa and soft nuttiness with a clean bright finish that make a delectable straight shot.

My 2 favorites are the Espresso and the Sumatra and I have to say I'm trying to drink more decaf in the afternoon so I can actually fall asleep at night and this decaf coffee is excellent!

Check here if you want to find out more about the roasting process and if you want to stay updated, please go check out their blog here.

Sauvie Island Coffee is very generously offering 3 lbs of coffee (winner's choice of blend) as a giveaway! (that's a value of $36.75 plus shipping)!
For a chance to win this, head on over to Sauvie Island Coffee, have a look around and then give feedback on the logo/branding or the use of the website. Any suggestions? (this is a required entry before you can do any other additional entries)

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The deadline for this giveaway is 7/1/09 midnight PST. The winner will be emailed and announced at this post and Prizey on the 2nd. This giveaway is open to US only.
Thanks Brenda, I love the coffee!

65 comments:

Shelly said...

Like the logo and the coffee beans, but the frame seems too big

Shelly said...

Love any kind of Kona coffee

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nechepurenka said...

Me and my husband adore coffee!
Your blog very informative :)

mellisarock said...

I love the logo-- esp. in black-- that is going to make one cool t-shirt! the beans in the background are cool too!

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mellisarock said...

I love flavored coffees-- esp sweet ones like french vanilla

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cdziuba said...

I think the site and logo do exactly what it's supposed to do....it makes me want to buy coffee. The large coffee beans are so pretty, and talk about user-friendly! The fonts are clear, the ordering looks like it's super easy, unlike many sites I see. Overall, I like the concept of improting and roasting the beans there. For a second, I was silly enough to think they might actually grown the beans too. lol

cdziuba said...

I like Hazelnut Coffee, and I prefer to buy and consume FAIR TRADE coffees.

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Courtney said...

I like the coffe bean touch in the background. I really like the logo. It makes me think the coffee's going to taste awesome and gives off an exotic feel. I'd go with another font on the coffee varieties though.
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Courtney said...

I don't really have a favorite kind of coffee. I've become an addict, and I know I like strong coffee. I haven't experienced many brands because of money and budgets.

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GabbyLowe said...

They're website is very nice and easy to navigate. Love the coffee bean border although I agree with Shelly that its a little too big

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valerie2350 said...

frame seems big -
'view cart' gets in the way when scrolling through buy coffee
like the logo and the small batch roasting

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Deb K said...

I like the look of the coffee beans for the background but I think that the colors need to be a bit brighter.

Thanks for the chance to win :)

Deb K said...

My favorite coffee flavor is Chocolate Macadamia Nut~It is So Good :)

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Anonymous said...

My husband likes the coffee bean background he love's coffee
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Jacqueline in Atlanta said...

Beautiful site. Easy to navigate. Clean looking. Love the coffee bean background. Is the coffee good? That's the clincher. Send it over and I'll gladly drink some. ha

Thanks for having the giveaway!

Shannon said...

I like the site layout and it's easy to use - the only user issue is that whatever picture is supposed to appear under the Community tab is missing so you get the red X in its place.

Thanks!

Shannon said...

I love Dunkin Donuts coffee - always delicious and never tastes like it's been sitting out too long!

Katie said...

The website is very east to use, I just wish they had more types of coffee.
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Katie said...

My favorite coffee is Sumatra, which they have!
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Staci said...

I love the logo, it has an exotic feel to it. And I found the site very easy to look at and navigate.
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Staci said...

My favorite kind of coffee is anything French Vanilla. Yum!

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Celina Gregory said...

love coffee

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Cranefarm said...

I found your blog from SeeryusMama. I really liked the Sauvie Island Coffee website. The logo is so attractive and you see right away what coffees are available. The only confusing thing was on the order page with the shipping price up on top. At first I thought that was the coffee price per pound. I love fair trade coffee so I would try the coffee from Guatemala although I am looking for a good decaf.
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Dina said...

I love the logo, great idea to promote the brand with a logo on a coffee beans sack. As far as the site goes, I would make the fonts a bit darker - grayish letters on blue background are hard to read. Also - the coffee beans background is nice but it takes too much space, I would make the contents pages larger and the frame smaller.

Dina said...

Love flavored coffees - especially anything caramel!

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DougR said...

Just my preference, but I'd rather have the text on the right hand side of the screen and the pictures on the left. My eyes scroll left to right, so I found myself skipping over the text, glancing at the pic, then going back to the text. It'd be nice too if the text contrasted better against the light blue background. Maybe make the text brown so it stands out better.

DougR said...

My favorite coffee is from a local roaster--their Ruwanda medium roast.

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tina said...

i really like the logo for some reason it makes me think exotic thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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Andi said...

The coffee bean border is a little too big!

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