Sunday, November 2, 2014

World Vision Fair Trade Coffee Set Review

I have a wonderful new coffee that I recently discovered from World Vision that I wanted to share with you today. I know you have seen me talk about World Vision and all the awesome charities it is involved in over the years and they have produced yet another fantastic Fair Trade coffee called Café Amani that will have you standing in line waiting for your cup of coffee!
It comes in a beautiful bag that is made by the people from Africa that is hand sewn and inside is the 12 oz bag of coffee beans and the elegant wooden spoon that can be used to measure out your coffee or to stir your coffee, whichever you prefer. This coffee and spoon came from their new 2014 Gift Catalog.
The Café Amani is a combination of delicious flavors from Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Costa Rica blended by and the beautiful wooden spoon is actually made from hand carved olivewood and the money made from buying this coffee goes to the 200 children who are orphaned in the Kamba tribe.
It is best if you hand wash this beautiful olive spoon and let it air dry by itself.
As you can see, the whole beans are a nice dark color and when I put them in the grinder, the scent really intensified and made this a coffee seem even more enjoyable. I tried it with just plain creamer, hazelnut creamer, Mudslide by Baileys and Caramel Creamers and this coffee flavor held it's own weight all the way through.
This coffee is full bodied, full of rich flavor and will hold it's own no matter what you mix into your coffee or if you drink it simply black. I wish sometimes I could drink coffee with nothing in it, but I just can't. I love the flavors that creamers add to coffee but I did take some sips of this one w/o any creamers so that I could guarantee that it really is delicious w/o adding anything else.
You can also sponsor a child if you choose to help in that way also. Here is what that will do:

For about $1 a day, you'll provide children in need with access to life-saving basics like:
  • Clean water
  • Nutritious food
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • And more!

  • You can also go check out their Gift Catalog Video on how buying a gift works and how it helps. In the past year, they used 85% of their total operating expenses for programs that directly benefit children, families, and communities. Only 10% goes back in Fundraising and 5% goes to Management. I would say that is a pretty darn percentage rate of success!

    A little bit about World Vision and who they are:
    We are called to serve the people in greatest need around the world, to relieve their suffering and to promote the transformation of their condition of life. 
    We stand in solidarity in a common search for justice. We seek to understand the situation of the poor and work alongside them toward fullness of life. We share our discovery of eternal hope in Jesus Christ. 
    We seek to facilitate an engagement between the poor and the affluent that opens both to transformation. We respect the poor as active participants, not passive recipients, in this relationship. They are people from whom others may learn and receive, as well as give. The need for transformation is common to all. Together we share a quest for justice, peace, reconciliation, and healing in a broken world.
    Connect with World Vision:

    Mailing Address:
    World Vision, Inc.
    P.O. Box 9716
    Federal Way, WA 98063-9716
    Email (US only):
    Phone: 1 (888) 511-6548 (US only)

    The awesome folks at World Vision will be giving one winner the same Café Amani Coffee and Olivewood Spoon that I just reviewed! These will be in the Gifts Galore Giveaway Hop that begins on November 3rd and ends on the 17th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

    Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


    Sarah Matos said...

    I love the background of what goes into this coffee and the beautiful fabric and serving ware.

    Jennifer Hiles said...

    I absolutely love shopping at World Vision. They have the coolest products and they just mean so much more when you know you're helping someone. I love the coffee scoop, it's so cute!

    M Clark said...

    I think this is a great idea, you buy a gift from the World Vision Gift Catalogue and your donation will go where it makes the biggest impact. Thank you for sharing this review.

    Gala said...

    What a great idea, you are not just getting wonderful gifts for yourself but helping people in need