Phoenix Community Coffee (Giveaway)

Phoenix Community Coffee Giveaway (Pizza Not Included)

Breakfast of Champions. Remind me to give you my pizza dough recipe sometime.

Disclosure: There are affiliate links in this post. I would like you to enjoy some coffee. I would also like to buy some coffee for myself. Affiliate links can accomplish both of those goals. Thank you for your patronage.

I’ve been sipping on a new brand of coffee for the past couple of weeks. When I received my box of coffee, I had just decided that coffee was one of the areas in which I needed to to cut back spending. We need a bigger house, so the belt is tight right now. One thing a frugal shopper learns over time is that not everything that costs more is worth paying more for, and not everything that is low in price in low in quality.

But sometimes you get exactly what you pay for. After cutting back my spending on coffee for a little while, then quitting the black stuff altogether in disgust with what comes in the big, cheap, primary-colored cans at the grocery store, and finally getting a treat from the coffee fairy (aka the folks at Phoenix Community Coffee), I’ve learned that coffee is not one of those things that you can scrimp on and still have a good experience.

This is good coffee, y’all. And you do pay a good-coffee price for it. I could, if I had the vocabulary for it, start throwing around terms like “fair trade” and “single origin,” but the truth is that you probably know more about that stuff than I do. All I know is that the reason you’re paying more is so that the people who work to produce the coffee can earn a good wage. Furthermore, the proceeds from Phoenix Community Coffee fund charitable endeavors in the communities of both the farmers and the sellers of the coffee.

From the Phoenix Community website:

Aware of the importance of accountability and relationships, at Phoenix Community Coffee Company we purchase our coffee direct from the coffee farm at a price substantially more than the “fair-trade” minimum. Purchasing direct ensures maximum compensation to our farmers and their workers resulting in daily wages over 300% more than other farms.

Each bag of Phoenix Community Coffee sold also resources domestic relief projects such as ending the commercial exploitation of children, ending homelessness, restoring abuse victims, supporting single mothers, and much more. We call it The Cycle of Relief.

Learn more: Find out how Phoenix Community Coffee helps both farmers and the needy at the same time by clicking here.

Buy: You can buy Phoenix Community Coffees from their website. You can get free shipping on orders of 3 bags or more.

Win: One Get Along Home reader will win a generous package of coffee from Phoenix Community Coffee:

  • One 12 oz. bag of Phoenix Community’s most popular coffee, Mid-City, a medium roast

and  7 fractional packages:

  • caramel
  • chocolate
  • decaf
  • french vanilla
  • half-caff
  • hazelnut
  • peppermint chocolate (my favorite)

These each include 1.5 oz of coffee, enough for 8-10 cups in your home coffee maker. This is the same assortment I’ve been enjoying. You want it? You can have it! Well, one of you can, anyway.

How to enter: Just leave a comment. Cream and sugar or black?

Details: This giveaway is open to anyone in the US. This giveaway will be open until midnight, January 17, 2014. The winner will be chosen by And the Winner Is… WordPress plugin. You can leave as many comments as you like, but only the first comment will be considered a valid entry. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If there is no response after 48 hours, I’ll have to choose another winner. Please use a valid email address in your comments so that I can contact you if you win! Please use one email address per entrant, per household, per IP address. The giveaway provider (not Get Along Home) will be responsible for prize fulfillment. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a free package of coffee from Phoenix Community Coffee in order to facilitate this giveaway. There are affiliate links in this post. If you buy, I get paid a portion of your purchase, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting Get Along Home!

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  • Taryl January 10, 2014, 11:21 am

    Count me in! I love good coffee but definitely try to keep it a budgeted item, hence my studying (but not purchasing) an espresso machine. My husband doesn’t realize I love him and his peace of mind more than coffee 😉

    I still enjoy your blogs on homeschooling and social topics, with a Christian worldview, but a nice giveaway thrown in doesn’t hurt. And my husband thoroughly enjoys Jesse’s posts, as they think very much alike. I hope your pregnancy is going well, too!

  • Leah January 10, 2014, 11:36 am

    Definitely black! Which means I am more particular because there is no sugar or creamer to mitigate the yuck. I did try some $2 coffee recently. Never again. I always give it up during pregnancy (I know I could have one or two cups, but I am too weak for moderation sometimes!)

  • Kathleen and Mark January 10, 2014, 11:40 am

    If you got a free package, then there is a conflict of interest here.

    • Cindy January 10, 2014, 11:43 am

      Nooooo, I am promoting this coffee. Trying to sell it, and I’m being quite up front about it. No conflict whatsoever. Is this comment an entry? I’d hate for you to miss out on some good coffee.

    • Rebecca
      Twitter: momsmustardseed
      January 10, 2014, 12:22 pm

      I disagree with your comment. Cindy took time from her family to write this post on a blog that is self hosted. That means she spends money to host this and pay for the url, among other things to keep this blog on the internet (which she also pays for in her home). She has been open and honest with the fact that she has affiliates (within the post) and is trying to sell it (for her home). It’s like a commercial on the television or on the radio. The person who is advertising pays the radio/television network for the ad space/time. Which, by the way, if you pay for cable, you have paid the cable for the service your home and then the various companies pay the networks to advertise for them.

      Cindy received the product for free. Given the fact that the coffee is approx $13.95 per bag and this probably took her an hour to write and edit, that does not cover the cost of her providing information here that anyone on the internet can find and read and thus increase sales for said coffee company.

      And Cindy, I agree with you – if you skimp on coffee, you get what you pay for.

  • Dani M. January 10, 2014, 12:14 pm

    I’ve never been a coffee drinker, but my husband is. For him, it’s always black. Always.

  • Rebecca
    Twitter: momsmustardseed
    January 10, 2014, 12:15 pm

    I love it with cream and sugar!

  • Joanne Mitchell January 10, 2014, 12:21 pm


  • Katie Jo January 10, 2014, 12:24 pm

    Cream and sugar all the way, but it certainly doesn’t help my hips. Although good quality coffee is so much easier to drink black. I find that I would rather go without than drink the cheap stuff too, or switch to tea.

  • Amanda L January 10, 2014, 12:37 pm

    I enjoy my coffee with cream and sugar!

  • Christine January 10, 2014, 12:41 pm

    I used to be a cream and sugar girl but now I drink it black…with really good coffee you can drink it black…cutting the cream and sugar from my life (I drink a full pot of coffee throughout the day) has helped me get over a weight loss plateau.

    • Cindy January 10, 2014, 2:02 pm

      Hmmmmm. Maybe I should learn to take it black. Maybe that’s what’s stopping me from getting skinny. That, or the ginormous baby in my tummy. Could be both. Probably is both, actually. 😀

  • Tabatha January 10, 2014, 1:13 pm

    Just creamer! Mmmm….I love coffee!

  • Kathy D January 10, 2014, 1:27 pm

    Love me some flavored creamer but now making the change to black only. Good coffee would help.

  • JuRita January 10, 2014, 1:39 pm

    Cream and Truvia sweetener :) Fun to see a coffee giveaway!

  • Deborah Brubaker January 10, 2014, 1:40 pm

    Cream only! = )

  • Laura S. January 10, 2014, 2:53 pm

    My husband especially loves a good cup of coffee! Which is funny because when we were first married over five years ago he didn’t drink it at all. We both like it with lots of cream, no sugar. I’m a bit more of a tea lover, though. Thanks for the fun giveaway! May more expensive coffee companies send you free samples so you can continue to enjoy the good stuff! 😀

    • Cindy January 10, 2014, 3:04 pm

      Bwahahaha! Unlikely. I’ll be back to tea and the occasional splurge on good coffee soon.

  • Lyndsie January 10, 2014, 3:26 pm

    Black baby, just black! :) Hmm coffee I need some now!

  • Heidi January 10, 2014, 3:50 pm

    Lots of cream. Only a tiny bit of sugar.

  • Jetzmama January 10, 2014, 4:42 pm

    Yum! Just cream! And that 300% in extra pay
    likely means getting paid $3-6/DAY instead of $1-2. This translates into paid school fees, shoes to keep parasitic critters out, at least one meal a day, and maybe even an occasional luxury item, like a bar of soap (truly). And you’re so right about the primary colored coffees! Love that description!

    • Becca January 10, 2014, 6:04 pm

      Phoenix Community Coffee has also recently built housing with indoor plumbing, proper ventilation for cooking and electricity for the coffee pickers. Missions groups also provide villages with septic systems. There is a lot of great things happening behind the scenes on the farms they support. I encourage you to take a look around the website. You might be surprised! :)

  • Kelly D January 10, 2014, 4:53 pm

    I use milk and sugar.

  • Trina January 10, 2014, 5:21 pm

    Better than Fair Trade coffee – fantastic! I am blessed to have a budget currently that allows me to spend more than the minimum when it will help others (Fair Trade) or my family’s health (organic). But I still do love a deal! I drink mine with Coffeemate and peppermint flavoring.

  • Sennie
    Twitter: 5ennie
    January 10, 2014, 8:52 pm

    Hazelnut black, please:)

  • Lauretta Crider January 10, 2014, 9:47 pm

    sugar and creamer :)

  • Heather S January 10, 2014, 10:30 pm

    Black :)

  • Adrienne January 10, 2014, 11:26 pm

    Just a bit of milk on top and I’m good to go:) love me some good coffee!

  • Sharon F January 11, 2014, 1:50 am

    I like my cream and sugar with a little coffee in it. 😉 Which is why I don’t drink it very often. But my husband drinks it every day and he takes his black. :)

  • Carolsue January 11, 2014, 5:49 am

    I like flavored creamer….lots of it! Usually no sugar is needed!

  • Peggy
    Twitter: mycraftingworld
    January 11, 2014, 6:15 am

    I drink it black during the week. On the weekend I drink a couple of cups black and then switch to flavored cream and sweetener. It seems like a treat.

    • Cindy January 13, 2014, 9:02 am

      That is very sensible, Peggy. Much better than just throwing a mound of whipped cream on there in the middle of the week. Which I would never, ever do. Honest. :-)

      • Peggy
        Twitter: mycraftingworld
        January 15, 2014, 7:20 pm

        Well I might… sounds really good.

  • Tiffany January 11, 2014, 9:54 am

    I have never been a coffee drinker, but my husband loves his black coffee in the morning. Thanks for the free give away!!

  • Jessie C. January 11, 2014, 10:31 am

    Black is the best.

  • Janette January 11, 2014, 11:03 am

    I love cream in my coffee.

  • Jennifer P. January 11, 2014, 11:47 am

    I’d love to try the caramel! It’s flavored coffee all the way for me, along with cream and sweetener.

  • Sheila K. January 11, 2014, 3:54 pm

    Coffee creamer, no sugar for me!

    And, it is not a conflict of interest for bloggers to receive free products from companies in exchange for their honest reviews or promotional endeavors in regard to those products. This is 21st-century advertising and companies love it! Please do not accuse bloggers, who reap such small benefit, of malfeasance!

  • Joanne Gregory January 11, 2014, 5:08 pm

    Cream and Splenda, please!

  • Madeline January 11, 2014, 7:20 pm

    I like my coffee both ways!

  • Diana W. January 11, 2014, 9:00 pm

    Cream and sugar in the form of vanilla coconut milk. Mmmmm.

  • Tara H January 11, 2014, 10:36 pm

    I like good coffee black. But I usually use Natural Bliss creamer. It has sugar in it, but I justify using it because it doesn’t have anything I can’t pronounce in it. 😉

  • Kathy January 12, 2014, 12:39 am

    Oh, cream and sugar! I use coconut sugar or liquid stevia. With the really good coffee, it doesn’t take much to make it yummy!

  • Katie K. January 12, 2014, 7:20 am

    I don’t drink much coffee when I’m pregnant or nursing, which seems to be always, but if it’s really good coffee, I’ll drink it along with the Mister. He’s the coffee drinker. We could use some yummy coffee. :)

  • Julie January 12, 2014, 1:32 pm

    Whipping Cream , no sugar .

  • kathy January 12, 2014, 4:22 pm

    I buy only good coffee, cant abide the cheap taste-like-the-can-I- came-in coffee. Would love to try this brand! Always with a swirl of good rich whipping cream to bring out the natural earthiness of coffee

  • Susan January 13, 2014, 1:22 am

    I really dislike coffee (bleh), but my husband and other friends like it very much. Husband uses cream.

  • Susan January 13, 2014, 1:26 am

    Oh, and I love leftover pizza (or soup, or hamburgers, or meatloaf, etc.) for breakfast:-)

  • Mrs. E January 13, 2014, 8:32 am

    I don’t like coffee, but my husband does with cream.

  • Amy S January 13, 2014, 10:09 am

    I generally drink decaf with creamer. When we were first married, my husband wouldn’t drink coffee unless the flavored-creamer-to-coffee ratio was ridiculously high (like 1/2 creamer or better!). But he started drinking it at work on cold days, and now he drinks coffee more often than I do (and doesn’t use quite so much creamer, hooray!). I consider myself mostly a “social drinker” 😉 because I’ll rarely make it for just myself.

  • Amy S January 13, 2014, 5:35 pm

    This is irrelevant to the whole coffee-thing, but your biscuits are amazing (comments were closed on that post, so I’m letting you know here instead). We just had them for lunch. And your detailed instructions were perfect, too. Hail, Biscuit-Queen!

    • Cindy January 13, 2014, 6:07 pm

      I am so very glad you enjoyed them! :-)

  • Jane H January 14, 2014, 7:10 pm

    Real cream and coffee or if cream isn’t available black. We went on a cruise a few years ago and they have one coffee place where you have to pay for the coffee because it is a higher quality and they served it with heavy cream. Oh my oh my. But if ever I go back, I’ll be heading to that coffee place. So very good.

  • Karin A January 14, 2014, 8:38 pm

    I like it black.

  • Leah January 14, 2014, 9:41 pm

    Cream and sugar

  • Gail Harris January 15, 2014, 7:44 am

    What a great giveaway! I love my coffee…. With just flavored creamer :)

  • Rebekah January 15, 2014, 1:40 pm

    You really can’t scrimp if you want good coffee. My husband and I buy coffee from a local shop. We know the owner well, and he goes to the countries he buys from frequently to make sure he gets what he is paying for, and roasts it himself in his store at home. The best we’ve ever found.
    When we can’t afford coffee, I pretend I’m on a cleanse. :)
    This year, God has provided us with multiple opportunities for free pounds of our favorite coffee. I don’t think I have had to actually purchase coffee for two or three months.

    So in the spirit of passing on God’s gifts, if my name comes up the coffee is yours, Cindy.

    We like our coffee black or with real cream around here….

    • Cindy January 16, 2014, 8:54 am

      How sweet of you! But if your name comes up, I couldn’t possibly accept your prize. It might introduce questions about my honesty. And we already have plenty of people in the peanut gallery who would very much like to question my honesty. :-)

      • Rebekah January 16, 2014, 5:18 pm

        Argh, peanuts…
        Well, then you most heartily have my prayers that God will send some coffee blessings your way this year!

        • Cindy January 16, 2014, 6:14 pm

          LOL. Thank you.

  • Dan Phillips January 17, 2014, 10:01 am

    When a coffee server asks whether I want cream and/or sugar I say, “Why? Isn’t the coffee very good?”

    IOW: black. Duh!

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