Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Giveaway: Blanchard's Coffee Supply

***Update: This giveaway has ended, find the lucky winner at the bottom of the post. Stay tuned for future giveaways right here at 17 Apart! ***


If you follow along with us regularly you'll know we'd been without power for going on 4 days - it wasn't pretty. Not getting the regular morning doses of our favorite coffee was a total bummer, so we thought what better way to celebrate our power returning late last night than with a giveaway — a Blanchard's coffee giveaway to be exact!?

We love this coffee so much we're giving away three fresh 12 ounce bags of whole beans to one lucky reader - that's a nice supply to get you through the start of autumn, depending on how quickly you get hooked! Full details below the dotted line (if you want to skip ahead).


It's no secret we're fans of Blanchard's coffee. Blanchard's is a family owned, Richmond based, and community oriented company producing organic, fair trade, and sustainable beans. I'd say just in the past year was really the time we discovered this roaster local to Richmond, VA — quite literally down the street from us. We were introduced via our neighborhood farmer's market and realized quickly this small company was being carried in several Richmond groceries including Ellwood Thompson's, Whole Foods Market, and Martin's.

Admittedly being pretty hardcore Starbucks fans prior to finding Blanchard's (which we still love to visit our neighborhood store), we were thrilled to find a local whole bean variety we liked as well for home use.

We are especially partial to the Dark as Dark whole bean variety, described by Blanchard's as "strong as a donkey kick, and bold as love. A blend of coffees from around the world to bring balance back to the dark side." Other bags read, "This coffee is not for the uncommitted. Be a man (or woman) and cowboy up" - don't think we could have given a better picture if we tried.


Here at the 17 Apart "homestead" we have a quirky collection of mugs. We've never had a full matching set — we're the type that likes to keep it a little eclectic. I think we can all spot which of the two pictured mugs is mine (Go Pittsburgh! Who's ready for game-time tomorrow at 8pm ET?). One of Mary's favorite mugs is this vintage milk glass cup with a big M initial on it. She got it a while back on Etsy from vintage dealer, KupandSaucer. Check out similar initial mugs available on Etsy here.

...And since we're blabbing on about great coffee and local options, we'll leave you with a beautiful video profiling 5 neighborhood coffee shop concepts from around the world. *Mental note: Add "Property of..." coffee shop to must visit list when we make our way through Amsterdam.



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Now down to business:
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and tell us how you like your java? Any good friend knows how the other takes their coffee.

Each of the following will earn you an additional entry:
  • Follow this blog by clicking the "join this site" button in the top right sidebar and leave a new comment on this post letting us know.
  • "Like" 17 Apart on Facebook and leave a new comment on this post letting us know you've done so.
  • Follow 17 Apart on Twitter and leave a new comment on this post letting us know you've done so.
  • Share this post by clicking the Facebook Like button at the top of the post and leave a new comment on this post letting us know you've done so.
  • Tweet about the giveaway including the following: "@17Apart is giving away
    3 fresh bags of @drinkblanchards coffee: http://tinyurl.com/3zbv9qh" along with anything else you'd like to include - then leave a new comment on this post letting us know you've done so.
  • Sign up for our mailing list by clicking the button in our sidebar and leave a new comment on this post letting us know you've done so.
The giveaway will end Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST; the winner will be auto-generated using Random.org and updated in this post shortly thereafter. Be sure to come visit to find out the winner and good luck!

***Update: This giveaway has ended, the lucky winner is commenter #71, Debbie, who says she likes her coffee "with just a bit of cream." Thanks to all that participated and stay tuned for future giveaways right here at 17 Apart! ***

152 comments:

  1. I love Blanchards, Dark as Dark, whole bean, which I grind in my tiny grinder I bought at a Starbucks in Seattle in 1995, but works like a charm. I add 2 sugars, milk (never half and half,) voila: perfection. I "liked" you FB, and followed you on twitter. I'll do anything for free Blanchards!

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  2. can never pass up on free awesome coffee ;) fingers are crossed! (and i already follow with friend connect and on twitter)

    hope you are basking in electric glow tonight!

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  3. I heard about your post via Deneen's facebook posting. She has posted many times about it on facebook and raves so much about it, you would think she owned stock in the company! Free Blanchard would be a great opportunity for me to try it.

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  4. I like my coffee black with just a tiny pinch of sugar.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  7. I like mine with a splash of fat free half and half.

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  8. Like you on fb (Cynthia Conley)

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  11. Shared on fb (Cynthia Conley)
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  12. I like mine with coconut milk and stevia.
    iridia718 at gmail dot com

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  13. LOVE dark-roast coffee! Only fair-trade, of course. I'd love the opportunity to try Blanchard's for the first time. This is the first give-away I've ever entered!

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  14. I like my coffee black and enjoy it in the morning sitting out on my balcony.
    thank you
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  15. I'm a blog follower - Barbara Montag
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  17. I follow you on Twitter @JalapenoMama

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  19. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/JalapenoMama/status/109406186629103616

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  20. Sent a tweet and I'm subscribing to your RSS feed. Love the photography and storytelling!

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  21. I like my coffee strong, black and with sugar

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  22. I follow via GFC: abfantom

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  23. I'm an email subscriber

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  24. Following on GFC as meemoe
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  28. I like my coffee with creamer and a bit of sugar.
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  29. I follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect as shala_darkstone.
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  30. I "like" your Facebook page (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
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  31. I follow you on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).
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  32. I clicked on the Facebook Like button (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
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  33. I love my coffee black and it has to be strong. I don't like it to taste like water.

    frugalmommieof2 at gmail.com

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  34. Following by gfc
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  35. I liked 17 apart on facebook.

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  37. Liked this on facebook
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  38. following by email
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  39. I like mine with flavored creamer.

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  40. 17 Apart Facebook Fan
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  41. This time of year we drink our coffee on ice with a homemade flavored creamer. When it gets cooler we like very bold, strong coffee with sugar and cream.
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  42. I joined you on gfc (Beth Elderton)
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  43. I joined you on twitter as mbm218 (my name is "Mary" over there--yes, I'm a Mary Beth)
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  45. i subscribed and confirmed via email to your cool site.
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  46. I've really been surprised in that my husband is the one who got me drinking coffee and now I can make a better cup than he. Although, he may be faking it just so I'll take over the coffee-making duties. ;) I also prefer a much bolder flavor to my coffee. Who knew!?!

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  47. I like my coffee with a nice helping of sugar :-)
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  48. I like my coffee with flavorings and sugar - my DH shakes his head as he drinks his strong plain black coffee.
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  49. Like you on FB (SusanB)
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  50. I like my coffee strong and hot and cold and . . . I just love coffee, caveat being not real sweet. I want to taste the bean and enjoy it. Thanks for the fun.

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  51. Follow GFC - Denise Zaky

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  52. Liked facebook Denise Zaky

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  54. email subscriber :)

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  56. Thanks for featuring Blanchard's Coffee in this give-away and thanks for all the great support of our coffee, we're glad you like it!

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  57. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Over the summer I've been getting into making iced coffee at home with proper strong-brewed coffee, cold milk, lots of ice and a good squeeze of caramel ice-cream sauce.

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  58. I like my coffee with creamer and whipped cream on top!

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  59. I like mine with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Yum!
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  60. Following on GFC: JennS
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  61. Following you on twitter:jashelep
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  62. Give it to me black.

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  63. like 17 Apart FB as kyhere here

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  64. following 17Apart twitter as ky2here1

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  67. I love my coffee with 3 sugars and hazelnut/ irish cream creamer :)Thanks for the chance to win! Good luck everyone!

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  68. Like my coffee with agave nectar and half n half

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  69. I like my coffee with just a bit of cream.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  70. I am also a former starbucks regular. However, you can't beat a cup of dark as dark with 1 sugar and half&half. tasty! THanks for the opportunity! Cheers

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  71. I love mine with a dash of Unsweetened, Chocolate Almond Milk and a tablespoon of honey. Yummers!

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  72. My husband and I take our java black, nothing else.
    anissacoupons@hotmail.com

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  73. liked on fb, i am an gooch
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  74. shared on fb, i am an gooch
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  75. Three sugars, half and half in a BIG mug.

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  76. I like it iced with lots of coconut milk.

    mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

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  77. I like it with flavored cream and equal.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  78. I love my coffee with creamer

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  79. i love mine with a little cream and 2 packets of splenda.

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  80. fb fan xferriza2 danielle b

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  81. i like it with a LOT of sugar! :)

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  82. following on Twitter @LilleaBrionn

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  84. I like my coffee with cream and a tsp sugar.

    Jamieadkins@mail.com

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  85. I am a GFC follower. calvad at aol dot com

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  86. Google follower and i like mine strong...men too
    Diane Baum
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  87. I like my coffee dark with cream and sugar.

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  88. I like it black!

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  89. I like you on FB (Sarah Smile).

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  90. Tweet
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  91. I like mine with flavored creamer. My favorite is International Delight's Almond Joy Creamer.

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  92. I'm a GFC follower

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  93. I prefer a milder roast but MH loves dark roast!

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  94. sugar & table cream (18% milk fat)

    mssluna02 at gmail.com

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  95. I just joined via GFC! (MssLuna02)

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  96. I like 17 Apart on Facebook.
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  97. I'm following on Twitter (@mssluna02)
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  98. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/mssluna02/status/112508666049085440

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  99. I am now an email subscriber! mssluna02@gmail.com

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  100. I love my coffee with flavored creamer! erinnsluka@gmail.com

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  101. Fb fan Erinn Arena Sluka erinnsluka@gmail.com

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  102. Twitter follower @3sonshavei erinnsluka@gmail

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  103. Dark French Roast, freshly ground, three sugars, and cream!

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  104. Follow your blog publicly via Google Friend Connect (GeorgiaMist)

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  105. I follow @17Apart on Twitter @GeorgiaMist

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  106. Shared on Facebook: (Terri P)

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  108. I like my coffee iced with milk.
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  109. I subscribe via email.
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  110. I love fresh ground hazelnut breve!
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  111. 17 Apart Facebook Fan :)
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  113. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/nwhomesteader/status/112573647121686528
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  116. I follow you on twitter @Aerated.
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  117. jacie wr
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    I have it black but I like the flavored vanilla hazelnut blends

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  118. jwtawny follows you on twitter

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  119. I am a gfc follower

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  120. I love strong coffee with cream and am sad to say I have to buy coffee online as the stores here in south Florida do not offer good coffee. I used to get fantastic coffee when we lived in Austin.
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  121. I like 17 Apart on facebook
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  122. Follow 17 apart on twitter as IvannaPlayToo
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  123. I like my coffee black
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  124. I like you on fb
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  125. Thanks for the giveaway...I like a good, strong cup of coffee with a splash of cream or soy milk !

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  127. I like my coffee with half and half.

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  128. I follow you on twitter (I'm @prizealert)

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  130. love it with amaretto! so good

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  131. follow you on GFC
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  132. like you on FB
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  133. liked the post on FB
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  137. I like Mine with Splenda and irish cream.

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  139. I follow you on GFC.
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  140. I liked you on facebook.(Donna Kozar)
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  141. I follow you on twitter.9donnak4)
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  142. 1/5 of the mug or cup full of whole milk, and an entire tablespoon of raw, unpasteurized honey! That is how I have my cup every morning!

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