Monday, April 18, 2011

My Seattle's Best Coffee Level Revealed! And Another Giveaway...

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


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



I love trying new kinds of coffees. I enjoy how some coffees are more bold, or nutty, or rich but there are so many names for coffee it’s hard to know what is what. That’s why Seattle’s Best Coffee started their Coffee Levels – Level 1 is the lightest and mildest coffee and Level 5 is the boldest and darkest coffee.

I recently had a chance to try all five of Seattle’s Best Coffee Levels (no, not all on the same day. That would be a lot of coffee, even for me!).

I started with Level 4 – rich, elegant, and complex. It was very rich, almost like dark chocolate. I like it a lot but one cup was enough because it was so so rich.

Then I had Level 1 – mild, light, crisp. I actually enjoyed this milder blend much more than I thought I would. It was easy to drink and had a slightly sweet aroma.

But I really hit my sweet spot when I tried Level 3 – balanced, smooth, full flavored. It was funny that I liked this one best because that is what I had predicted I would like best. It was very smooth but yet full for flavor.

A close second to Level 3 was Level 2 – Bright, lively, easy drinking. Level 2 reminded me a lot of Level 3. I would definitely buy these two levels again in a heartbeat to be my daily drinkers.

I finished up with Level 5 – Bold, dark, intense. I liked this one too but it was bit too dark for me.

Overall, I liked all of the coffees a lot and think the level system is really cool. I am a little surprised I liked the more medium blends better, because I think of myself as a “strong coffee drinker” but I guess I like my coffee somewhere in the middle so I can drink it black and drink a lot of it!



Seattle’s Best Coffee and BlogHer are giving away another $100 Amazon gift card to one lucky reader!

To enter to win, Visit the Seattle's Best Facebook page to check out the levels and leave me a comment on this post telling me which level (or levels) you'd like to try.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment on this post in response to the prompt above

b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

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d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

The Rules:
• 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.

This giveaway runs from 04/18/2011 – 04/30/2011.

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164 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

I think I'd like level one.

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Mami2jcn said...

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Amy said...

I'm a level 2 baby!

chocoholic said...

I think I'd be level one!

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Rochelle said...

I think level 4 might be my perfect cup of coffee! Mmmm, I love coffee!

MCantu1019 said...

I would like to try Level 1 or 2 because I don't like my coffee too strong.
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Anonymous said...

I'd like to try level five for when I'm in the mood for a strong cup of coffee and level one for when I want something light. LPoser1 [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Kodi said...

I'm a wimp so probably level 2 would bs delightful for me.

Carrie @ Laugh Love Eat Ice Cream said...

I like lighter coffees, definitely a level 1 for me!

Bre said...

Level 3 for me!

anne said...

I drink mine with a little half-and-half, so I love something strong! Maybe a level 4! Mmmm!

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

I'm a level 2 or 3! something right in the middle-I'm goldilocks!

Rachael said...

I'd say a Level 1--I'm kinda a coffee baby :)

Lo said...

I'll take a Level 4 Fair Trade & Organic - Rich, elegant, earthy sounds good to me!

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

Robin said...

I'd like to try level 1 or two
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Daisy Newlywed said...

oooh, a level 4 with half-and-half, raw sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon! yum!

Robin said...

tweet
robinlscott
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Fox Family said...

Level 5 for sure.

Sweet Simplicity said...

I think I would like 3 or 2, something right in the middle. Not too bold, but not too light either.

LatteLove said...

I'd love to try #3, a compromise for my husband and myself! Sounds great :-)

Summer said...

Level 2

Tris-star said...

Level 1 for sure!

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Lauren said...

Level 2 for me!

Daphne Hope said...

I think I would like to try level 1 or 2 because I just started drinking coffee not too long ago, actually after having a baby and being tired! :)

Susan said...

I think I would like to try Level 4. It sounds like the right brew for me.

Daphne Hope said...

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Becca said...

Level three.. like Goldilocks, it sounds just right!

Jamie said...

I think I would be a level one!

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Mrs. Classic said...

I think I would love level 4 because I love my coffee a little fuller!

Kendra said...

Level 3 is calling my name!

Diane said...

I think I would like a medium blend.

Ashley said...

I'm a level 3 also

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Ashley said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/smash906/status/60331069081272320

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Mrs. Carioca said...

Level 1!

Erin said...

I think that I would like level 1... I'm not much of a coffee drinker. My dad would like level 5, so there is hope for me :) Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Heather said...

I'm with you, level 2 or 3 would be my preference.

Robin M. said...

Probably level 1... I like my coffee pretty mild.

AFG said...

Pretty sure I'd like Level 2!

Kimberly said...

Level 2, with cream and sugar, of course!

kimberly dot mchugh at gmail dot com

Alecia said...

Level 3 with splenda!

arzimmerman78 at gmail dot com

Mrs. Potts said...

I'd like to try Level 3 & Level 4. I'm pretty sure I'd love them both.

Lissa said...

I think I'd like level 1.

sy said...

i'd like to try all levels, i think i would like level 1 the best since i like mild coffee.
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sy said...

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JC said...

Level 3 sounds good.
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JC said...

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Rachel said...

I think I would like Level 1!

S.L.M. said...

Level 3 for me!

Meghan said...

I think I would like level 4- I like strong coffee!

Kristen said...

I think I would be a level 1 girl!

Real.simple.Kristen at gmail dot com

THE Stephanie said...

Level 3 sounds good to me. Not too light, but not too bold. YUM :)

Mrs. Puma said...

I'm pretty sure I'd be a Level 2.

Mindy said...

Hmm I think I would like the Level 3. I like a good amount of flavor.

Girl of The Grove said...

I would probably keep it pretty safe and pick level 1 because I'm a novice coffee drinker. lol I do appreciate the level system, though.

The Ramblings of a Thirtysomething Wife said...

I think I am a level 3! Also, I went to the officials rules and entered that way as well.

Thanks!

Mrs. H said...

I'm still pretty intimidated by strong black coffee, so I think I'd be a level 1 girl!

Mrs H
myhappilyeverafter0123@gmail.com

Denise said...

I would probly be a level 2. My favorite blends tend to be breakfast blends.

Rendy said...

I think I would be a level 3... I like a coffee with a good amount of flavor and boldness, but if I go too dark it seems to be bitter to me.

rendyjanssen @ gmail.com

Lindsay said...

level 3 for me!

Kiersten said...

Normally I think I'd be a level 4 because, like you, I think I like bolder coffee flavors. But your review of level 3 sounds pretty good too...

Alexandra said...

I'm a coffee wimp so level 1 for me!

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Alexandra said...

and I tweeted

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Lindsay said...

I'm not a big coffee drinker so I'd definitely start with level one!

vdkn said...

i think i would enjoy level 4...i fancy myself a dark roast drinker.

JJ said...

I think I would like either level 2-3. I also love Gloria jeans Butter toffee for the Keurig....seriously yummy coffee!

B. Wilson said...

2-3 for me probably?!

:)

Rachel said...

I love coffee, but can't drink it :( Makes me sick most of the time. But if I were able to drink it, I'd go with #3...sounds perfect!

Rachel said...

I love coffee, but can't drink it :( Makes me sick most of the time. But if I were able to drink it, I'd go with #3...sounds perfect!

Georgia said...

Level 5 all the way for me. Love that dark bold flavor!

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Georgia said...

Tweeted here too

http://twitter.com/#!/gmissycat/status/61015373830553600

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Susan E. said...

I'd like to try 4 or 5.

rogsdock[at]gmail[dot]com

E said...

I'm most likely a 2 or 3....I have to add hot chocolate or flavored creamer to any coffee. :-)

~eunice b
tigergal01 @gmail .com

E said...

http://twitter.com/#!/tigergal01/status/61101795178594304

tweet

~eunice b
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meeyeehere said...

I am such a level three
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sherri lynn said...

i'd like to try level 1!

Kara said...

Level 2 sounds awesome! :)

Pink Sade said...

I'm a level 2
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Pink Sade said...

Tweeted at http://twitter.com/pinksade/status/61351546318893056
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AStarrA said...

I'm thinking I'd be a 4 or 5 so would love to try those
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Dianne in CA said...

I think I would be a level 3.

Tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/dianneybob/status/61615707623931904

slehan said...

I am at level zero because I don't like coffee at all. But I really like Amazon and my wish list is long.
Thanks for the contest.

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The Sunshyn said...

I thought I'd be a 3 but they say I'm a 5 so I'd like to try those 2 levels out.
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The Sunshyn said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/The_Sunshyn/status/61831220442566656
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'd like Level 1!!

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katie m said...

I'm a level 1 coffee drinker. I am still acquiring my taste for coffee, so mild grounds with lots of add-ins are needed.

katie m said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/carrotrunr/status/62177316515758080

LAMusing said...

Not a big coffee drinker, so I'd try Level 1!
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LAMusing said...

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Norma said...

Pretty sure I'd be a Level 3
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Tbones said...

I think level 4 would be just delightful. I am a really strong coffee drinker. I'm talking "Gilmore Girls" kind of strong coffe. I would relish the chance to enjoy the level 4!

PauleyD said...

I’m a level 1, I like mild flavored coffee. I’d add 4 creams and 4 sugars!

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PauleyD said...

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Marianne @ MealMixer said...

I like level 4 - and not just because the bag matches my counter! I've yet to try 5, but now will pick up a bag when I go grocery shopping tomorrow. It was a 2 pot day so I'm running low...

Ker said...

Level 2 - and lots of it - sounds lovely!!

Pixel Berry Pie Designs said...

I'm sure that I'd be a level 1! {If needed, my email address is in my profile.}

benphillips-1 said...

I started with level 5 and still like it over all. I have found that decaff level 3 is great at night.

Anonymous said...

I think I would like #3 or #4 because it can't be too light because I put too much flavored creamer in my coffee, so I like it a bit stronger or I don't get the coffee taste!

-Kari Kirkham

Mandy W. said...

#1 for sure!

susan1215 said...

I'm a level 2

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susan1215 said...

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Tabathia said...

I am a level 3

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Tabathia said...

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Bgstoner said...

I think I would like to try level 2 and 3
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Mrs. Lukie said...

I'm not a coffee gal, so if I had to, I'd start with the Level 1. But my hubby? He's a coffee fanatic, and I'm positive he'd be a Level 4!

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Jamie said...

I'd try level 3!! My fiance would probably love 5 though! : )

wigget said...

i'd like to try level 1

Margie said...

I think I'd probably be a level 4.. I really enjoy my morning coffee. I store my email over in my Blogger profile. Thanks!

abitnerdy said...

mmmm... coffee... it looks like Level 2 may fit me best, but I like my coffee light.. so Level 1 may be perfect too! :)

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abitnerdy said...

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marybug2 said...

I was a level 3 type of woman. full flavored with a little cream. Yep, thats me!

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marybug2 said...

Tweeted too

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Angel Jacklyn said...

I THINK I'D LIKE TO TRY THEM ALL TO BE HONEST, IM THE BIGGEST COFFEE ADDICT OUT THERE! kytah00@yahoo.com

Angel Jacklyn said...

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Lexiquin said...

I think Level 5 would be the best fit for me. I love my coffee Bold & Black! Thanks for the giveaway.

bikeohio said...

My girlfriend would love to try level 1!

bikeohio said...

http://twitter.com/#!/bikeohio/status/64121991711559681 tweet

Kerry said...

I'd love to try the level 4 - it sounds perfect for me.
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Kerry said...

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Anonymous said...

i think im a level 2 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

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myfolly said...

I'd like a Level 3 because I like my coffee Balanced, smooth & full-flavored!
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myfolly said...

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Bev said...

They all sound delicious and I think I'd like to try each one. I imagine I'll be a Level 4. I love bold rich coffee with complex flavors.
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js22 said...

I'm a level three - and that is what i'd like to try!
Thanks for the giveaway!.
email in blogger profile.

js22 said...

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email in blogger profile.

Barbarawr said...

I'm level 3 and it sounds great!

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Barbarawr said...

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Email address is in blogger profile

jerseygirl137 said...

I would like to try level 1 and 2

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Deb said...

I'm definitely a level 5! The stronger and richer, the better for me.

angie lilly said...

I took the quiz on FB and it says, and I agree with, that I am a level Four Organic! I would love to try it too!
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/64405938035097600
Angie
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Tamara said...

I think I'd probably like the level 2. I don't usually leave my email address in comments, but you can easily find it visible in my profile. Thank you!

Scott said...

hmmm took their Facebook quiz and they say I am a level 4. I am guessing that is because I prefer to buy organic anything. LOL I would think I would fall in the level 1 though.
Scott
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Scott said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/64412644953702400
Scott
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Betty C said...

I think a level 3 is right for me.

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Monica said...

Level 3 - will take it black but enjoy half n half & Splenda, too.

Anonymous said...

Level 1 only here... like iced or the girly stuff
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Paul R. said...

I like frappucinos and caramel macchiatos so only a one here
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Cade C. said...

Definitely a 2 or 3. Started drinking in college and 2 kids later, I'm hooked.
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Colin S said...

Just a 1 or 2. I like hazelnut creamer with Splenda
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Malaina Seegers said...

2 - won't drink it black but doesn't have to have lots of creamer, sugar or sweet n low will do
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Frank C said...

definitely a 1 - cream and sugar for me
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staysathomemom said...

1. I like mine with caramel or hazelnut creamer and sugar or splenda
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Andy said...

I'm a 2 with skim milk and splenda in a lighter roast
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lucky said...

5 - dark and strong
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Meiko said...

1 with lots of milk - like more milk than coffee
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Chris said...

1 or 2 with sugar and cream
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Susan R said...

4 or 5 - no need for cream but I like Splenda in a dark blend
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Nick said...

Just a one... on dates
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Anita said...

I'm definitely a 5 but not bitter tasting dark blends
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Anonymous said...

I guess I'd be a 3 somewhere in the middle. Not too strong but definitely a little bit of a kick.
-Alan
malainasdad at gmail.com

Mike said...

I think I'm a 2 but it says a 1. I like breakfast blends with a little bit of milk or cream.
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Vincent R said...

Says I'm only a one but haven't been drinking coffee that long
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Tina said...

1 here with lots of milk, whipped cream and caramel drizzle
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Anonymous said...

Wimpy 1 with milk and sugar
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Lisa said...

Says I'm a 4 but more like a 1 in real life :)
luckylisarin @ gmail (.) com

Samantha said...

1 for sure! I love iced coffees and caramel frappucinos

Lexi said...

It says I'm a 4 but I always put milk in my coffee so who knows!

Merdie said...

5! Need a kick in the morning
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Angie said...

Says I'm a 1 and totally accurate
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Jan said...

5 strong and black. been drinking it like this since childhood
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Dee said...

It says I'm a 4 but I am definitely a 5
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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun little coffee contest! GL To everyone!
-Jackie