Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tell me what Seattle's Best Coffee "Level" you are and win!

***This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for your participation!***



This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Seattle’s Best.



My day is not complete without a cup of coffee or two (or even three).

I love drinking coffee with my morning breakfast both when I am at home or when I am traveling for work. I love drinking it in my cold office in the morning or right after lunch (or both). And I love grabbing a cup of coffee with a friend to catch up after work or on the weekends. Sometimes on the weekends my husband will even make me and espresso treat in the fancy espresso maker we got for our wedding. He is the best.

I take my coffee black. Or sometimes black with a bit of non-fat milk. It took me years of coffee drinking to learn to like it without cream and sugar, but I actually prefer it mostly black now. You can call me crazy if you want.

Recently I had the chance to read about Seattle’s Best Coffee’s new “Level” system for packaged coffee.

The Level System allows you to easily find and choose a Seattle’s Best Coffee blend that fits your tastes and personality best – from a mild, light, crisp Level 1 to a bold, dark and intense Level 5. It really takes the "guess work" out of picking a coffee. Pretty cool, right?


I went to the the website to see what Level I thought I would be. Having not yet sampled any of the levels, I think I’m a Level Three.

The Level Three personality says that, “you’re ready for anything. Adept at problem solving, you might be found playing chess, building a tree house, or negotiating a business deal.” That sounds like me, particularly the problem solving and business deal part (which is what I do all day every day).

The Level Three flavor profile is “medium-bodied, medium acidity, nutty nuance, and a clean finish.” Sounds delish! I can't wait to try it with a dash on non-fat milk as I head out the door to the office.

Soon I am going to taste all five levels and let you know what I think. But in the meantime, BlogHer is giving away a $100 Amazon gift card to one lucky reader!


To enter to win, visit the Seattle’s Best Coffee Levels site and leave me a comment on this post to let me know how bold you like your coffee or which level (1-5) you think you are.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the prompt above
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

The Rules:
- The giveaways/sweepstakes run from 4/1-4/17
- The Official Rules are available: here
- No duplicate comments.
- This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older
- Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
- You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Visit the BlogHer round up page for more chances to win in the Exclusive Offers section!

287 comments:

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Tris-star said...

I'm definitely a level 1!

moderndaywife said...

Great giveaway, I am a level 5!

moderndaywife said...

My tweet entry...

@moderndaywife
Lauren
Awesome giveaway on @SoCalNewlywed's blog! http://newlywedsnextdoorreviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/tell-me-what-seattle-best-coffee-level.html

katie m said...

I'm a level 1; I prefer a lighter, less intense coffee.

katie m said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/carrotrunr/status/55090286342307840

Linda said...

I'd probably be a level 1.

Shel said...

I'm probably a solid Level 2...I don't like my coffee really strong but I do want a dash of flavor. I usually add some flavored cream or even Hershey's syrup to liven it up a bit too.

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/auntiethesis/status/55151639245504512

shel704 at aol dot com

jillyrh said...

I'd be a level 1.

jillyrh said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/55165666952626176

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Pretty sure I'd be a Level 1 - I'm a wimp!

Bech and Marley Evans said...

I'm not a coffee drinker, but my husband is. He normally uses a french press, so he likes his coffee pretty strong...I'm guessing he'd be a 4!

Virginia Belle said...

I just took the quiz and I'm a level 3!

Eileen said...

another level 3 here! though I def need a splash of milk and a bit of sugar in my coffee :)

Jenn said...

I'm a fairly new coffee drinker, so I would probably be a level 1, but I have to say level 4 sounds a lot like me. So maybe I'll be moving up the scale in no time!

amybyrd said...

Like you I am a level 3, definitely not a chess player--but teaching 8th grade is a similar challenge right?

Brittany said...

I didn't start drinking coffee until about a year ago, at which point I would literally dump creamer and sugar to make it palatable. Now I can't imagine starting my day with a few cups of black coffee. So I'm guessing I'd be around a 4!

brittanythompson1035 at yahoo dot com

Becky said...

I'm thinking that I'm a level 2.

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

100% level five because I LOVE bold dark rich roasts... but description for level 1 could also be applicable to me. LOL

the rigdons said...

I'm probably around level 2 or 3... althought I do enjoy a good bold every now and then...

The Tesdalls said...

I am not the biggest fan of coffee so I would definitely be a level 1!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

I'm definitely a level 2!! I think I'm going to have to try this some day!

Thanks, K! :)

Mrs. Carioca said...

I'm a level 1.

Dee Stephens said...

I'm pretty sure I'm a level three!

Sara Lang said...

I bet I'm a level 2 or 3.

Kara said...

I think that I am a level 2!

francophilehic said...

in terms of taste: level 4.
personality: level 1

Sara said...

I'm definitely a level 3 or 4. I like my coffee bold, but not too bitter.

Fox Family said...

I am not much for coffee, and that is a good thing seeing how I am expecting. My husband on the other hand is addicted to the stuff. I would even say that he is a 5 because he is so intense, and that is how he likes his coffee. I do love the concept of putting in levels.

Stephanie Schwartz said...

I would have to say I'm a level 3!

jakiesmom said...

i'd probably be a 3 with extra cream and splenda
nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

Mrs.Olson said...

Level one all the way. Your trip looks so awesome ! Keeps me warm in this cold oklahoma weather.

Shorty said...

I love the levels concept! I'd probably start out at number 3 and go from there!

Angel Jacklyn said...

I'M A LEVEL 1, I LIKE MY COFFEE VERY LIGHT WITH LOTS OF CREAM & LOTS OF SUGAR! THANKS! kytah00@yahoo.com

Angel Jacklyn said...

2ND ENTRY TWEET @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/55354312259416065 kytah00@yahoo.com

thisoldbroad said...

Most days I'm a 3, but keep a stash of 4 in my freezer for special 'me' times.

SEJ said...

I think I'm a Level 2!

chocoholic said...

I'd be a level one

rrwrites@hotmail.com

B. Wilson said...

I'm a medium girl. I like a little kick sometimes, though... so those are reserved for days I reaaaally can't get outta bed. :)

I gave up caffeine til June 1, but I'll be back on the bandwagon soon enough.

Glad you had a nice ski vacation! Last one of the season, I bet!

Mrs. Puma said...

I'd either be a 1 or a 2, but I'm thinking a 2.
soonerpsych@gmail.com

Sonya said...

I would be a level 1 because I prefer to not actually taste the coffee!

Anonymous said...

I think I'd be a level 2....

rachel DOT or DOT clark AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/clarkerrr/status/55392013243269120

rachel DOT or DOT clark AT gmail DOT com

Princess Aurora said...

I am a total 1! LOL.....
auroraboriealice @gmail .com

Princess Aurora said...

I Tweeted!
http://twitter.com/RoraBorieAlice/statuses/55411916654395392

auroraboriealice @gmail .com

MCantu1019 said...

I am a level two, for sure.
MCantu1019 at aol dot com

Mrs. Smith said...

Love it.
I think I'm a 2. :)

JC said...

Level 1.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/55481326488391680

Small Footprints said...

I'm a level 4 - mmmm! Thank you for this opportunity!
reducefootprints at gmail dot com

Small Footprints said...

I tweeted this giveaway:
http://twitter.com/#!/smallftprints/status/55615876086505472
reducefootprints at gmail dot com

Julie said...

I'm a level 3!

Julie said...

I'm a level 3!

AubreyLaine said...

I am a level 4!
aubreyfick@yahoo.com

Megan said...

Certainly a Level 2!

Jamie said...

Definitely a level 1!

jmajunkmail at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

I am a total 5! Great coffee!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'm definitely a level 3!!

Anonymous said...

I like my coffee very bold and dark. I think that Seattle's Best Level Five Coffee would be my favorite. LPoser1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Alecia said...

I would say I'm probably a level 3. Right in the middle!

Anonymous said...

level 5 - black - all the way :) hello wake up !:)

cdm65atmail.com - @cdmtx65

cdmtx said...

http://twitter.com/cdmtx65/status/55701331830247424

cdm65@maildotcom - @cdmtx65

Lesley Mitchell said...

I am Level 1!
lesleymitchell52@yahoo.com

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

I'm a level 2, for sure!

susan1215 said...

I'm a level 2

s2s2 at comcast dot net

susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/55785622312464384

s2s2 at comcast dot net

Margaux said...

Level 1!

Christina said...

i think i would be a level 2...gotta be a little adventurous!

christina.moskos@gmail.com

Ann said...

4 or 5 for me definitely! YUM!!! annsterwolfe at comcast dot net

Janice said...

level one is me
whit1966@gmail.com

Cindy said...

I'm a level 1/2 and prefer light coffee with milk.
Dove056 at aol dot com

Cindy said...

Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/Dove056/status/56007878326226945
Dove056 at aol dot com

The Sunshyn said...

I think I'm a level 3.
chainmail (at) iwon(dot) com

The Sunshyn said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/The_Sunshyn/status/56008890831212544
chainmail (at) iwon(dot) com

mar said...

Level 1 for me!

LWons@HotMail.com

The Ramblings of a Thirtysomething Wife said...

I think I am a level 1!

The Ramblings of a Thirtysomething Wife said...

I tweeted about your giveaway, but I don't know how to get the URL to just that one tweet, so I am giving the link to my twitter page. Hope that works!

http://twitter.com/GrayC25

peg42 said...

I'm a level 3 with a splash of cream. Thanks so much.

Scott said...

I’m a level 3!

Scott Martin
spmartin122@gmail.com

abfantom said...

I like my coffee bold with some milk. I'd say I'm a level 4.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

I am a level 4.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

amp said...

I came out as a Level 4 Organic


apoalillo AT Hotmail (dot) com

coliebear said...

I'm a level 2 with skim milk.
lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

sodahoney said...

I like mild and light.

sodahoney said...

Blog http://sodahoney.blogspot.com/2011/04/read-seattles-best-coffee-level-system.html

Super Frugalette said...

I am a level 5. topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

Super Frugalette said...

https://twitter.com/#!/kotekbug/status/56190851910602752 topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

Stephanie said...

strong, light (milk) and sweet (honey)
tvollowitz at aol dot com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

3......................

sweepmom said...

Level 1.

bleush said...

i would say lvl 2

sarah said...

i don't drink coffee so I guess I'd be a level 0, although adding some cinnamon or vanilla to a level 1 does sound more tasty.

Peace Love and Pets said...

Most days I would say I'm a 2, some days a 3

Peace Love and Pets said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eyzofblu63/status/56395452928626688

Bacallsmom said...

I'm definitely a level 5--the bolder, the better for me.

bbentry [at] aol [dot] com

Dorothy said...

I think I'd be a level 3.

buzzd said...

I am a level 1

buzzd said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/buzz8/status/56413919228596224

E said...

level 2

ekieuuu@gmail.com

E said...

http://twitter.com/#!/ekieu/status/56415639044227072

ekieuuu@gmail.com

naturegirl said...

I'm a level 2.

Deborah said...

I'm a level 4 organic. asthenight at gmail dot com

Kelly said...

I'm probably a level 4. Sadly, I've recently developed a caffeine intolerance and have to take what I can get in decaf! Either way, I like mine with half and half (no sugar) and occasionally some flavored syrup.

krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

Joy said...

I'm level 2.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

crystalf said...

I'm a level 1! I don't really drink coffe, I eat the coffee grounds. lol Thank you!
crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

saphyress said...

That was an interesting quiz, Im a level 2

Princess Golden Hair said...

I just love Bold and intense Full-bodied and nutty level 5 coffee with cream & sugar

teechbiz at gmail dot com

Mrs. Potts said...

I'm a level 4 - "Both wise and clever, you’re well respected by everyone who knows you."

ohkeeka said...

Level 3

ohkeeka at gmail dot com

Steven said...

I'm a level 3 type.

clc408 said...

I am a level 3 fan

clc408 said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/clc408/status/56680212578041856

Deb said...

Level 5 for me. I like the darkest roast I can get, but then I do add nutrasweet and half and half - light and sweet. I know it doesn't make sense to say I like a dark roast with tons of cream, but the dark roast has a wonderful flavor.

Deb said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/fairydancer35/status/56791550679728128

dawns41 said...

I am a level 3 but add in some Cream and Sugar!
dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

Mami2jcn said...

I think I'm a level 1.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/56837086854123520

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

VickieB said...

I'm more of a level 4
vlbsweeps at gmail dot com

VickieB said...

tweet http://twitter.com/#!/vlbsweeps/status/56852193290104832
vlbsweeps at gmail dot com

smilekisses said...

Level 3 here.
dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

Anonymous said...

level 4 sounds right to me
sherricrawford70/at/yahoo/dot/com

kolpin said...

i'm probably a mild-mannered 1 or 2
kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

hale2005 said...

I would be level 2 drinker. I like sugar and cream in my coffee.

hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

hale2005 said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/mrcheapo/status/57160973601087488

hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

hbbs55 said...

I am level 5, bold and intense!

hbbs55 at gmail dot com

hbbs55 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/hbbs55/status/57201832715497472

Jayne Martin said...

Level 5 -- no question about it. :)

jvmwordsmith@comcast.net

Jayne Martin said...

Tweeted.

http://twitter.com/#!/Jayne_Martin/status/57224342739763201

jvmwordsmith@comcast.net

Betty N said...

I would be a number one on the scale

Betty N said...

tweet here
http://twitter.com/#!/Grandma3710/status/57243607115104257

Eve said...

I think level 3 would be me as I do like to taste that coffee flavor, but not too bold

shopgurl101 at gmail dot com

Eve said...

http://twitter.com/shopgurl/status/57333676937183232

tweeted

debbie said...

I would say 4, I like it pretty bold.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

I am probably right in the middle at level 3.... I like bold but not tooooo bold :)

Thanks for the chance!
gina.m.maddox AT gmail DOT com

Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/57440655412174848
gina.m.maddox AT gmail DOT com

sweetsue said...

I'm level 2!
smchester at gmail dot com

KaHolly said...

I'm a level 5 coffee-aholic. I prefer it rich and unflavored with just a touch of sugar, but every once in awhile, I absolutely love treating myself to hazelnut!! Iced coffee in the summer?? Nothing better!!~karen

Lisa said...

I'm a level 3 I also like my coffee with rice dream. msmith572@yahoo.com,

Lisa said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/flowergirl523/status/57537898655924224

msmith572@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

Blogged: http://insanityisforthelame.blogspot.com/2011/04/newlyweds-next-door-reviews-tell-me.html

msmith572@yahoo.com

Denise S. said...

I would be a level 1.
lazybones344 at gmail dot com

Sandy said...

I think our house is a level 3 or 4.

Susan C. said...

I'm definitely a level 2, with skim milk and sugar. Yum!

Jennifer Neal said...

Level 3 here too :)

Chip said...

I'm a level 3 who likes it black.
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chip said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/57607443638779904
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tabathia said...

level 3 with lots of cream & sugar
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/57663375987056640
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

pestkaj said...

I like it mild, but depending on my moood I could see going up to a 3. I would like to try them all though to see for sure!

pestkaj(at)yahoo(dot)com

Susan E. said...

I like very bold coffee so I'd probably be a level 4 or 5.

rogsdock[at]gmail[dot]com

Margie said...

I think I'd like to try the level 2. Sounds really good!
I store my email over in my Blogger profile. Thanks!

sksweeps said...

I'm a level 3 decaf (my body does NOT do well with caffiene), and I always put lots of yummy flavored non-dairy creamer in!

Janssen said...

Unbelievably I've never had a cup of coffee. I do love the smell, though. . .

Bart said...

The smell of coffee reminds me of breakfast at my dad's house. But I don't drink it myself.

Eva said...

I think I would be a Level 3

pokraj (at) yahoo (dot) com

Eva said...

tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/holud/status/58135926542573568

pokraj (at) yahoo (dot) com

mmburdette22 said...

I don't like my coffee very bold. I sweeten it up with soy creamer and agave sweetener.

Pinkie said...

Level 2 with sugar and cream!

L said...

I'm a 1 or 2 with some splenda!

marcia goss said...

I'm a level 3!
marcia.goss@gmail.com

marcia goss said...

Tweet.
http://twitter.com/#!/mgoss123/status/58287866488426497
marcia.goss@gmail.com

sy said...

i like my coffee mild, i think i'm a level 1.
songyueyu at gmail

sy said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/58304241701371904

Bohemian Gypsy said...

I probably am a level one coffee drinker...though I like it best while dunking donuts, more so than drinking it. My husband drinks it like it is going to be out of style. Thank you.:)

Kerry said...

I would say I'm a level 4.
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Kerry said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/58352297952018434
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Jolene said...

I'd like to try level 1 because i like sweet stuff

Pixel Berry Pie Designs said...

I'm not really a coffee drinker, so if I tried out Seattle’s Best, I'd have to go with the Level 1. {If needed, my email address is in my profile.}

Tina said...

I'm a level 1! i like sweet coffee
merleandtina@yahoo.com

Tina said...

http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/58372857092243456
merleandtina@yahoo.com

Alicia said...

I'm not a coffee drinker, but my BFF (who is) says level 4 would be awesome for her.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

~dab said...

I'm a level 4, although occasionally I'll take a walk on the level 5 side :)

I like my coffee with sweetened with stevia, and with a touch of creamer (sometimes plain, sometimes flavored - at the moment, it's Creme Brule)

Nancy said...

I like my coffee mild and light so I guess I am a level 1.

Nancy said...

My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/58553695121575937

Mrs. Lukie said...

I'm not a coffee gal, but prefer tea. My hubby, on the other hand, would definitely be a 5.

Bre said...

I'm definitely a level 3! I am so disappointed when my coffee is weak and grossed out when it's too strong. Level 3 it is!

Maura said...

I like my coffee medium. If it's too weak it is gross with milk and splenda in it. On the other hand, Starbucks is too strong for me. I like Seattle's best and I'd love to try the new "levels!"

Kristin said...

I think I'd be closest to a Level 3.

kwolfrum at ymail dot com

Shoshanah said...

I think I'd have to be a level 4, especially since it goes great with chocolate!

Kristin said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/kwolfrum/status/58695446071214082

kwolfrum at ymail dot com

bikeohio said...

http://twitter.com/bikeohio/status/58718447152017408 tweet

slehan said...

I wouldn't care to try any level because I don't like coffee (or even mocha flavoring).
I *do* like Amazon.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2011/04/win-100-visa-blogher-seattles-best.html

ChrisC said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Can't go to the SBC site because it's a facebook page and that's blocked at work. (HATE IT when companies use facebook pages instead of real web sites!). But I like my coffee dark and strong :_)

M.A. said...

Make mine Level 5!

Jeanentt said...

I'm a lever 5 with just a touch of half and half, no sugar.

Lo said...

Make mine a Level 4 Fair Trade & Organic - Rich, elegant, earthy sounds good to me!

http://twitter.com/#!/laurelhh

Daniel M said...

i'm probably a 3 too - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Debbie C said...

I like my coffee mild with lots of cream and sugar. I'd be a Level One.

dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

Debbie C said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/DchrisG3/status/59035731141722112

dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

Melissa O. said...

Probably a level 4, but with a good bit of milk in it.

wolverina401 at gmail dot com

Jennai said...

I like my coffee fairly mild, like a level 2.
HobartsMama {at} aol {dot} com

Jennai said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog. Here is where you can find it.
http://jennaiscorner.blogspot.com/p/blogher-and-seattles-best-coffee_15.html
HobartsMama {at} aol {dot} com

Erica C. said...

I think I'd be a level 1.

Claire said...

I think I'm a level 4.. but only with a bit of creamer added!

kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

abitnerdy said...

I keep wanting to hop between Level 1 and 2, can I say I am level 1.5 depending on how much sleep I get? :) I like my coffee with soy milk and a bit of cinnamon on top :)


abitnerdygirl at gmail dot com

abitnerdy said...

i tweeted about the post.
tweeteroo linky: http://twitter.com/abitnerdy/status/59302237461168128

abitnerdygirl @ gmail dot com :)*

PauleyD said...

I like level 1, mild flavored coffee. I would add 4 creams and 4 sugars.

pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

PauleyD said...

http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/59329941996703744

pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Doug said...

I would be a level 3. Thanks!

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