Millstone Bean to Cup Journey and Giveaway

My husband loves a good cup of coffee. For years we had six or seven different types of coffee makers in our pantry because he couldn’t get enough! Now he uses his Keurig most mornings, which is great, since he is the only one in our house who drinks it.

If you are a coffee fan you’ll want to check out the new Millstone Bean to Cup Journey on the Millstone website.

I didn’t realize how much went into finding the best beans to make a great cup of coffee until I visited the J.M. Smucker company last year. Honestly, even though I’m not a coffee drinker, I was fascinated with the entire process.

While not everyone has the opportunity to head up to Ohio to visit Smucker’s, you can learn all about the bean to cup journey  on the Millstone website.

You’ll learn how elevation, climate, and the drying process all work together to make a great cup of coffee. If you have children, this colorful site is a great way to learn how coffee is made. A great cup of coffee doesn’t just happen, master roasters spend two to four years training their palates!

If you love coffee or just want to learn more about the process head over to Millstone, but before you go you’ll want to enter this awesome giveaway.

Millstone is providing the following prize pack to one of my readers.

Millstone Coffee Bean to Cup Tasting Kit (ARV $250):

  • ·         Millstone K-Cup Portion Packs
  • ·         Millstone Pre-Pack Samples
  • ·         Keurig Elite Brewing System
  • ·         Crate and Barrel Coffee Mugs with Tray
  • ·         Crate and Barrel Embossed Cream and Sugar Containers
  • ·         Luxury Bathrobe
  • ·         $25 gift card to redeem for magazine subscriptions of your choice

To enter leave a comment on this post sharing how you like your coffee. Giveaway ends Thursday, October 25, 2012. 


  1. I love coffee with cream and sugar.

  2. Good coffee doesn’t need anything added. I drink my coffee black and plentiful.

  3. Heather Mccurdy says:

    I love coffee so much I have asked my hubby to go out at 9 PM to buy me a cup of decaf before. He is my hero because he does. <3 Dunkin Donuts – decaf blueberry with cream. Home – decaf with cream and a dash of maple syrup.

  4. My hubby loves his coffee in the morning , as for myself it is my weekend treat 🙂

  5. Dark roast coffee with mocha creamer! YUM!!!

  6. I like a little bit of coffee in my cream and sugar! <3 Yummy!

  7. Elise Ridenhour says:

    I love my coffee strong with caramel macchiato cream! Yum!

  8. With homemade pumpkin spice creamer!

  9. Nothing like the smell of coffee and bacon in the morning. 😀 …After reading this, I might just have to have another cup!

  10. Jenn Oltrogge says:

    I really want a Keurig!! I love my coffee first thing in morning with a bit of cream.

  11. I like my coffee with cream and sugar!

  12. We drink coffee black.

  13. Katherine says:

    I like my coffee light & sweet 🙂 I have fond memories of going to work with my dad in Manhattan and stopping by a coffee shop for a snack. Even though I was pretty young, my dad would let me enjoy a little coffee with him… light & sweet 🙂

  14. Laura Bunker says:

    Oooohhh! This would be outstanding. My coffee maker is on the brink of breaking and I’ve been watching the Kuerig. Thanks for the giveaway. Fingers crossed!! X

  15. Black. Everything else ruins the taste!!

  16. Good coffee I drink black 🙂 leftover coffee gets iced!

  17. I can drink coffee with just about anything in it besides plain ole sugar….yuk…but I prefer black coffee to anything else.

  18. Sheila Laurence says:

    I don’t drink coffee, but my 12 year-old (!) loves it. I’ve been thinking of buying her a Keurig for Christmas.

  19. With flavored creamer. Right now we’re using Almond Joy and Pumpkin Pie Spice.

  20. I don’t drink coffee but my mother does and she likes it black.

  21. Angela Lierman says:

    I LOVE coffee!! Makes me so happy!! :). Can’t start the day without it….

  22. Dona Perkins says:

    We LOVE coffee at my house! I drink my first cup with two teaspoons of sugar in it, then my second cup gets a splash of whatever flavored creamer we have on hand. If it’s been a rough night, my third cup goes down black. 😉

  23. I LOVE my coffee ready and waiting when I wake up in the morning…so, a Keurig would be great. I wouldn’t have to worry about forgetting to set my timer. I also love mine with sugar…sometimes even a bunch of cream. 🙂

  24. I like my coffee with warm milk, Cafe au lait is a New Orleans tradition.

  25. Coffee…. Hot, cold, black, sweet, creamy……. I could go on and on about the many ways I enjoy drinking it. It can be so many drinks…..and still be coffee. Mmmmmm, I think I’ll go make a cup, in my old machine, now.

  26. love love love coffee!!! Coffee is my favorite time to start the day. Wake up, brew my cup and have some peace and quite time with GOD and My coffee 🙂 Double Double is how i take it.

  27. I like my coffee black with a touch of milk and a drop of peppermint oil in the grounds before I brew it. Delicious!

  28. Iced coffee is my favorite!

  29. I love a strong coffee with flavored creamer.

  30. I love love love coffee!!!! I must have lots of cream and sugar in mine…I could drink multiple cups per day if my husband didn’t get to it first 😉

  31. I like cream and sugar in my coffee.

  32. I love a fresh roasted cup of coffee. Sometimes I roast my own worth a popcorn popper but love it when I find a great coffee I can buy and grind myself!

  33. The one thing I count on in the morning is that first cup of coffee. I love coffee sweet with milk and agave. I also really look forward to having lattes and other mixed coffee drinks when I have the opportunity. I tried the keurig system at my brother’s house and thought it was fantastic. Yum!

  34. I just started to drink coffee. My husband loves it. We both take cream and sugar!!

  35. I don’t like coffee, but my husband says he likes his coffee like he likes his lady: Blonde and sweet.

  36. Angela Lycett says:

    I like my coffee best with some quiet and the sunrise. I few moments to reflect on life with the wonderful smell of coffee and cream in my nose just starts the day off perfectly.

  37. My grandmother started my love for coffee when I was in kindergarten. Always a lil sugar and a lil milk or cream, still love it that way many years later. I would be lost without it to start my mornings.

  38. I take my home. Brew with French Vanilla creamer. Yummy!!

  39. A little flavored cream in my coffee is great!

  40. I like my coffee with milk and a dash of splenda! I also love Iced coffee!

  41. Strong coffee with a little milk is my preference. If you or a family member likes it strong, a Bialetti coffee maker is easy to use for just a few cups. It is also great with steamed milk–much like a cappuccino.

  42. Great way to get a good cup of coffee with so little effort. Love that morning cup of coffee.

  43. I love my coffee with a generous amount of half and half. Comfort in a cup! 😉
    Thank you for offering this great giveaway.

  44. Danielle H. says:

    I take my coffee with a spoonful of sweetened condensed milk!

  45. Just black suits me fine.

  46. I use my Keurig and usually a flavored creamer.

  47. Rebekah Shaver says:

    My favorite coffee is made in my French press. Some Mornings I like Starbucks Willow Blend and others my standby Starbucks Verona. I MUST have some yummy creamer too. I LOVE Almond Joy, and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut. 🙂

  48. The morning doesn’t start until I have my coffee …. with sugar and half & half.

  49. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Black is fine with me.

  50. Gee, I don’t think I have tried all of the Millstone coffee flavors! And a Kuerig would be a great idea for brewing since I am the major coffee drinker in the house. Most of my friends are coffee drinkers so when they come over I would be able to offer them a variety of flavors! I Would love to be the owner of this prize!!

  51. I would love a keuriq since I’m the only one in my house who drinks it would make things much easier. I love coffee pretty much any way 🙂

  52. I am not a coffee drinker but my husband is:) I figure I don’t need to start another habit:) He likes his black, or with cream, sometimes sugar, doesn’t really matter as long as there is coffee. I would love this package because though I don’t drink coffee I love to host guests and offer coffee with dessert. This would be great.

  53. I love my coffee! I am like your husband, and I am the only coffee drinker in my house. This would be an amazing gift to win. I have been eyeing a Keurig, but haven’t taken the money leap. Thanks!

  54. I can’t start my morning without my cup of coffee. I love the Millstone breakfast blend and usually treat myself to a bag of the cinnamon-flavored coffee around the holidays.

  55. Steamed half and half with 2 sugars, please!

  56. Carmela Bennett says:

    very hot with one tbs of half and half.

  57. I love coffee (regular or decaf) with half & half. I can drink it plain if it’s iced. Mmmm….

  58. I love my coffee black. I’ve come to love German coffee, after living there for a couple of years nothing seems quite as delicious!

  59. I have to have my coffee with cream and one splenda!

  60. chantal cooper says:

    I like my coffee with cream and sugar. ( Love the international delight almond joy creamer… YUM)

    chantal cooper
    chantalgiardina (at) yahoo (dot) com

  61. Love my coffee with Splenda and flavored creamers!!

  62. My favorite way to drink coffee is iced or in a frappe. My husband however drinks it hot and black. He would love the items in this give away!

  63. I like my coffee with flavored creamer (Pumpkin spice in the fall, french vanilla the rest of the time) and sugar. Occasionally I will add cocoa. Also love vanilla iced coffee and in a frappe.

  64. Melissa Layman says:

    If the coffee is good I don’t need to add anything to it and prefer it black. I only add cream or milk if it is too strong or over done.

  65. I don’t typically drink coffee, but my husband has recently acquired the habit. 🙂 He likes real cream and molasses (or raw sugar) in his.

  66. mostly cream and sugar…minimum on coffee 🙂 chai is actually my fave!

  67. Jessie C. says:

    I like my coffee with soy milk, no sugar

  68. I’ve recently started mixing cocoa, maple syrup, and milk or cream so I get some sweetness & chocolate flavor and keep it unprocessed.

  69. no coffee for me, but bring on the hot chocolate

  70. Sugar and cream in mine!

  71. I like my coffee with some Almond milk. Thanks!

  72. justasimplemom says:

    Black on the front porch watching my son ride his scooter while waiting for the school bus.

  73. Cafe con leche for me : )

  74. I like coffee almost any way and in almost anything!

  75. Jennifer W says:

    First off thanks for offering such a wonderful give away. Our coffee maker recently broke and we don’t have enough money in the extras fund to replace it. would love to win!

  76. My teenager loves coffee! I don’t drink it! She loves all kinds of coffee.


  77. Coffee is considered a staple in my home. At home I like my coffee with cream and sugar, but I’m a sucker for the fancy coffee when the opportunity allows. And sometimes, I’ll even pour over ice with a shot of vanilla. Yum!

  78. I try to drink decaf with some yummy flavored creamer. Right now I’m using Almond Joy creamer 🙂

  79. I’m pretty much a coffee snob. I like it fresh and hot, which means I depend on using a one-cup at a time coffee maker. I’d really enjoy winning and using a Keurig! Also, I’ve been hearing a lot about Millstone coffee lately; they’re a good company which has stood the test of time.

  80. There are 3 people in our house and we all love coffee and drink it all day long.

  81. I like my coffee blacka nd hot so I can taste the coffee flavor.

  82. I like my coffee with tons of creamer and a little bit of sugar.

  83. Anita Ogden says:

    I like coffee just about any way. I like flavored creamers in my coffee. But I also like coffee lack! A good tasting coffee doesn’t need to have the flavor covered up!

  84. I love coffee- strong with sugar and cream

  85. My husband loves strong, black coffee.

  86. Katherine says:

    I love my coffee with a lot of flavored creamer!

  87. I like my coffee strong with just the right amount of creamer. I usually choose to start my day with a hot cup of coffee and an old black and white movie.

  88. Shannon Adragna says:

    I love completes me! It is a must within 3 minutes of waking…but I have to wait for the coffee to brew. I like it hot and black and strong! I would love a Keurig! Great giveaway, thanks.

  89. Luci Sheriff says:

    I like my coffee w a little bit of creamer….. No really, just a splash. Not a gulp, as I tell my hubby when he makes me a cup.

  90. I generally drink my coffee black as I love the coffee taste. Sometimes at work it gets too strong and I need to add creamer – French Vanilla is my fav.

  91. My favorite time to drink coffee is when I have time to sit and chat with family or friends:) I enjoy my coffee a variety of ways, sometimes with sugar only and other times with different creamers too.

  92. At our house, we love our coffee black!

  93. I like my coffee white & sweet — just like me! LOL

  94. I love my coffee with just a bit of cream and sweetener. Sure would love to enjoy it from a Keurig!

  95. purplelarkspur says:


  96. Couldn’t live without my coffee!!

  97. I love the smell of coffee, but not the flavor so much. My husband, on the other hand, loves his coffee as strong as he can make it, sometimes with a little bit of milk and sugar. I’d love to win this as a Christmas present for him. 🙂

  98. I like my coffee with a liberal splash of whole milk. 🙂

  99. I like my coffee with lots of “stuff” — flavored coffee & creamer, sugar, etc. Hubby likes just the opposite. Unflavored and black.

  100. Marsha Hinton says:

    I love my coffee with creamer and splenda.

  101. I drink mine with honey and creamer –usually hazelnut or french vanilla. Its yummy.

  102. I “learned” to drink coffee from my grandfather who had a little coffee with his cream and sugar:). Over the years I have scaled down on the added sweetener, but I still prefer a creamy cup of coffee.

  103. Coffee!!!! OHHH that delicious invitation to wake up and get your day started. I like my coffee in a large decorative cup with a splash of flavored creamer. It is best enjoyed with a friend or by myself in the early morning when all is serene.

  104. I don’t drink coffee, but all my kids do. They all like cream and sugar, but my daughter loves the frozen coffee drinks!

  105. Erin Jessen says:

    I love a cup of coffee with real cream or half and half. If I’m feeling fancy, a touch of flavored syrup!

  106. I love my coffee with extra creamer, and that’s it 🙂

  107. I drink a cup every morning with milk & Splenda. If I’m feeling decadent, I’ll throw in a little cream 🙂

  108. I like it with chocolate in it,.

  109. Kristi Romspert says:

    I like to drink flavored coffee with light cream and a little sugar. I’m drinking pumpkin coffee right now.

  110. I like my coffee with Splenda and creamer.
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  111. I love mine with vanilla and caramel added. So good!

  112. Brandi Watson says:

    I take my coffee with plenty of raw sugar and Bailey’s vanilla creamer 🙂

  113. milk and truvia or flavored syrup. . .

  114. I love mine first thing in the morning, before the kids wake up, with a splash of flavored cream

  115. vicki bell says:

    Cream and sweet n low!!!

  116. I like my coffee with a flavored creamer- usually hazelnut or in the winter peppermint mocha. I also like to enjoy my morning coffee with my husband… can’t wait until January when he’s home from Afghanistan and we can do that again! 🙂

  117. Cream and sugar! Lots! 🙂

  118. Lots of sugar and flavored creamer! Sort of like a coffee milkshake.

  119. Dark roast coffee with a splash of half & half, please! 🙂

  120. Monique O'Callaghan says:

    I would love to win this giveaway…. I love my coffee very strong, with a touch of sweetness and a hint of hazelnut flavored cream. Or on a cold evening I like a strong cup of coffee with a nice shot of Baileys.

  121. Kate Blaney says:

    This is a fantastic post and has me intrigued with more information regarding how coffee is made. Looking forward to hearing who wins the prize from Millstone!

  122. Dawn Walbeck says:

    I’m in love with my coffee. I love it strong with a spill or two of French Vanilla creamer. Nothing is better than a fresh, hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning.

  123. Abbigail Gutierrez says:

    Mmm I LOVE coffee. I love coffee with hazelnut creamer in the morning. I also like to do half and half some honey and the occasional spoonful of oval time with (weird I know). I can’t not function without my coffee in the early morning. Een if I could I love those moments with my coffee each day. 🙂

  124. I’m really not much of a coffee drinker (more an iced tea drinker) other than a latte a few times a week. Hubby is the coffee drinker and has suggested a Keurig would be the perfect Christmas gift as he’s really the only coffee drinker most mornings! He loves his strong with nothing added!

  125. I like mine with one pack of Truvia and some flavored creamer and a dollop of milk.

  126. Bold roast with sugar-free vanilla creamer on weekdays. On the weekend, vanilla coffee with half and half or dash of cream and splenda, sometimes some caramel too, we live it up! Mmmm…can’t wait for Saturdays! ?

  127. Love my coffee with a bit of sweet cream. Sure hope to win this Keurig.

  128. I like mine with a little bit of sugar

  129. i like cream and regular sugar with a touch of mint

  130. I love my coffee with a bit of vanilla soy & stevia thrown in…and it has to be caffeinated! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  131. I love my coffee from my favorite large blue mug while I am sitting next to my husband on the sofa first thing in the morning, The coffee needs to be that stage between hot and warm, I put two packets of sweetener and creamer in it and enjoy.

  132. I like my coffee steaming hot with cream and sugar. More cream than sugar. And never, ever milk!

  133. I like mine with half&half and a slice of banana bread 🙂

  134. MichelleH says:

    I love my coffee either piping hot or on ice, as long as it’s not room temp, with just a splash of cream. The very best way is to enjoy while chatting with a friend.

  135. jennifer payne says:

    I love coffee, but no one else in my house does, so to save $ I usually just buy instant so I can make a cup at a time (BLAH). However,I babysit for a nice family and they have a Keurig coffee maker & I love it! The coffee tastes so fresh & always comes out perfect. So many flavors to pick from! I am on a tight budget so I can’t just go out and buy one, but I put one on my Christmas list! Maybe this can be it! THANKS!

  136. With a little bit of milk & sugar. Even better blended with ice too!

  137. I like mine black and full bodied.

  138. love it with a little dollup of whipped cream, such a splurge

  139. suzanne flores says:

    I love my millstone coffie. But it would be nice to have a great one cup at a time coffie maker. I love my cup in the morrning with some cream please.

  140. Les Johnson says:

    I like mine with two sugars and a cream.

  141. Mild, with cream and sugar. Or even better, in ice-cream form. 🙂