February 18, 2009

37 Questions About Seattle continues...

Let's continue, shall we?

2. So, it doesn't rain all the time in Seattle. Does that mean the other things I've heard about Seattle aren't true either?

Well, I'm not really sure. What have you heard?


3. Well, people always say how good coffee is in Seattle. Is that a myth?

No, Dear Reader, that is 100% true. Seattle has some AMAZING coffee.

But I'm sure by now you know I'm not going to talk to you about the big SB. I'm not going to talk to you about Seattle's Best Coffee. Heck, I'm not even going to talk about Tully's.

I'm going to talk to you about the coffee the local coffee snobs drink. A coffee so good, they only have three locations, yet maintain a loyal following around the world. Their training materials on brewing and pouring the perfect latte are used worldwide. They have raised American coffee to an international art.


And yet, if you aren't in Seattle, you may have never heard of them. That, Dear Reader, is a shame. Allow me to introduce you to Espresso Vivace. I always stop in for a mocha when I'm in the neighborhood, and we usually buy their beans for home use. I wish every one of you could give it a try.


While I can't send every one of you a bag of coffee, I have decided to sponsor our first giveaway here at 37 Questions About One Thing by sending a very lucky reader one half-pound bag of delicious Vivace whole-bean coffee. All you have to do to get your name in the hat is:

* Be 18 or older and a resident of the U.S. or Canada
* Leave a comment on this post telling me if you would prefer drip beans (Vita) or espresso beans (Dolce)
* If you want an extra entry, become a follower and leave me another comment letting me know you did so (current followers always get an extra entry - just leave a comment so I know you want in!)
* If you're a real coffee aficionado and want yet another entry, blog about this contest and leave me a link in yet another comment.
* Each entry requires its own comment.
* You can enter until March 16th, 2009. On March 17th, I will draw one name via random number generator - the winner will have 48 hours after I email them to respond, after that a new winner will be drawn.

* If your blogger account is set to private and you don't leave an email in your comment, I will not be able to contact you to tell you how lucky you are! Please make sure I have a way to contact you so you don't miss out.

Good luck, Dear Reader. I hope you win!

139 comments:

MCJunkie said...

First of all Hello! OLS'er. Nice to meet you and would love the drip beans myself. I also am a follower now. woo hoo.

37 Questions said...

Welcome! Always glad to have a fellow OLSer stop by. I'm leaving this post as your second follower entry as I didn't make it clear that each entry needs its own post, I'll edit it to reflect that. If the RNG picks #2, it goes to you!

mverno said...

i perfer drip beans mverno@roadrunner.com

Janelle Morarie said...

I prefer Vita(drip) beans! I subscribed to your blog,too-so I think I get an extra entry for that!Good contest-my entire family lives on Camano Island,not far from Seattle-I am going to visit this summer-kewpie5448@netscape.net

Michelle said...

Would love the drip beans.

mar said...

I would prefer the drip beans! thank you

Glamorosi said...

Hello! I was in Seattle once and I really did want to stay - it's beautiful!

I would like to enter for the espresso beans (Dolce).

Peter said...

I would like the drip coffee. Hope to make it out to Seattle someday.

Glamorosi said...

You've been blogged!

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cdziuba said...

The Drip Beans (Vita) would be great to win.

janehixon said...

Vita, please.......

Gunther said...

Someday I would like to visit Seattle and try the coffee in person. Until then, if I win I'd love the Vita. Thanks for the contest!

huggr1960 said...

the drip beans sound yummy and warm,.,....

Girl-Woman said...

Hi. I am a subscriber.

Mare said...

Pour me some Vita! Some of my fave peeps are from Seattle. *wink*

Mare said...

I'd like to sing a little tune for you:

"Well, tomorrow may rain, but I'll follow your blog."
(All apologies to Sir Paul.)

I am now a follower. :)

Annie said...

Hello from across the water! I'm in Victoria BC!

I'd love the Vita coffee if I'm so lucky as to win!

Thanks so much!


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I am now following your blog and I'm going to subscribe as soon as I submit this!

Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

abfantom said...

I would love the drip beans. Thanks for the giveaway

abfantom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Eddie said...

I'd definitely go for the drip beans! Great contest!

erind35 (at) yahoo (dot) ca

Vicki and Noel said...

I would love to try the drip. Thanks! Sounds wonderful!

Vicki and Noel said...

I'm already a follower. Thanks!

demmi said...

drip beans for me con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

expresso

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

follower

Mya Brooks said...

yum. Expresso...

mzpaw@yahoo.com

lisagee said...

Drip. It would be nice to try this coffee.
I lived in Port Orchard Wa a long time ago and it never stopped raining for 5 days straight.

lisagee said...

blog follower

Dumaurier said...

I'd love to have the drip bean but I'm sure my husband would be just as happy with the espresso.

Anonymous said...

I prefer espresso beans. However, my dr told me after my last heart attack that I might consider cutting back on my coffee addiction. Drip it is.
Thanks for the giveaway. Your blog is awesome, and so is the prize of real freakin' Seattle coffee.

dakotal5(at)hotmail(dot)com

Connie K. said...

Vita, I think.

Cheryl F said...

I would prefer the drip beans. Thanks coffee giveaways are always the best. Nothing better than a good cup of coffee and an old friend.

marthajane said...

I can't live without my coffee in the morning! I'd love the drip option. Thanks for a great giveaway.

lisacna said...

Drip bean for me

myntric said...

drip beans here

rottawa said...

Love Coffee. Drip Beans for me please.

rhondastruthers at yahoo dot com

Mar said...

Must have my morning 5 cups. I love a great dark brew so expresso for me.

mmentor said...
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julis55 said...

Would love the drip beans

Tiffany said...

I'd have to vote for espresso...and Seattle coffee rocks!

Deborah said...

I've always wanted to try some real Seattle coffee! I'd choose the Vita beans. asthenight at gmail dot com

Deborah said...

I'm a follower (Deborah) asthenight at gmail dot com

PAIGE said...

I'm a follower who loves drip beans. So there!

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for a great giveaway. I would prefer the Drip. Thank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Sunnyvale said...

the drip beans

Nickolay said...

OLS'er here. I would like to try the expresso beans. I hear Seattle is a lot like Duluth MN, except the whole ocean thing

jason@allworldautomotive.com

Deci said...

I would love to try the drip beans.

OHSweep said...

I like what I am - a drip

Deborah Wellenstein said...

Drip beans, please. Thank you!

sweetsue said...

The drip beans sound great to me!
smchester at gmail dot com

sweetsue said...

I am following you on Blogger!
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Cynthya said...

Drip beans for me. Thanks for the giveaway!

NesieBird said...

Drip for me, too. Thanks for the chance!

Belinda said...

The Dolce beans would be my pick.
Thanks!
1bmore @ gmail . com

Aimee M K said...

LOVE Seattle coffee! Drip beans for me. :)

life.is.my.adventure [at] gmail [dot] com

Janice Wright said...

Drip beans for me please. I've never tried this brand of coffee, but good coffee is one of the finer things in life, in my opinion! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

jwright (at) iowatelecom (dot) net

Cary said...

Hi...it is vita for me, baby! Woot, woot! I am also a follower of yours now. Thanks for the contest. sfbythebay@windstream.net

silverbele said...

I would like to try your drip Vivance coffee in decaf please.

Creative Mom said...

Espresso beans for this coffee junkie. I am not the type of person who wakes up cheerful in the morning. I need my coffee:.)

frozenman20 said...

drip coffee for me thanks

llinda29 said...

prefer drip

David Johnson said...

I love coffee, I'd prefer the Vita(drip) beans, thanks.

Lisa P said...

mmmm espresso! Dolce please! (another olser here)!

Lisa P said...

IM following you!

Andria said...

I would love the drip beans. Thank you.

eell said...

Drip beans please

shelly said...

mmm.. coffee.. the drip beans would be perfect.. ty so much!

idahomom said...

Drip beans

ehhogan said...

Drip beans please

dn6511 said...

Drip Beans please and I am a follower

mindy said...

drip on this end and thanks for the giveaway

Lissa said...

Espresso Vita!

Lissa said...

I follow:)

Sarah said...

I love espresso!

M.A. said...

Vita for my pot.

Madam Pince said...

Another OLSer chiming in here. Vita for my pot, please. We're coffee freaks here in the Old Dominion!

CDStardust said...
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rosannepm said...

Drip Beans Vita
rosans4@comcast.net

rosannepm said...

I follow your blog
rosans4@comcast.net

Dierdra said...

rip beans

twbellamy said...

I like drip.

CRC said...

I would like the drip beans (vita).

Karen said...

Drip :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

eyeslikesugar said...

I would love to win the Vita beans! :) Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com

intime said...

drip beans

cdrury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
drip beans - sounds yummy!!!

cdrury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
subscriber

Lynne said...

OLS member here, thanks for the giveaway! I would like the drip beans.

lsfish said...

I would like drip (Vita) beans

Abby said...

Dolce for me please!

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

Kimberly said...

Vita for me! Would LOVE to try this coffee. Hello, my name is Kimberly and I'm a coffee junkie.

info (@) pingfordsporridge dot com

Melanie said...

:]
Great post.

I myself would prefer the drip beans.


clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

Ken said...

I would like the espresso beans (Dolce) to try something new. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Roxanne said...

Whichever kind would work best with a French press

idahodad7 said...

Drip
Please and thank you

iggysaysno said...

i'd like the drip bean please

ky2here said...

We'd like the drip beans please.

Marianna said...

Vita!

kanaleis said...

Dolce por favor!

paula h said...

Dolce please.

Jayfr said...

Vita, please. Sounds like a good cup.

Randominities said...

I would prefer the Vita drip beans. Thanks so much for this giveaway!

djgroz said...
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wgbc1446 said...

I would prefer the espresso beans. Thanks for the chance to win! wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

Nica0326 said...

I would perfer the expresso beans. Always looking for the best beans. As of last year I only grind my own beans and will not buy ground coffee anymore. What a difference in taste. So then I buy cappacino machine and grind my beans for that too since latte's are the best. So now I scout out the best beans and would love to try these.

yellowlabs said...

Drip beans, please!

Anonymous said...

Drip beans for me
farrell@crosslake.net

Michael said...

Espresso Vita, for that hint of caramel taste, first. But, as is usually the case when 'tempted' by varieties of noteworthy coffee, Espresso Dolce soon afterwards. And someday I would LOVE to experience Seattle! :)

mcj4tlj@comcast.net

Jammie said...

I would like drip beans if i was to win

sharonjo said...

I love coffee! Thanks for the opportunity! I would love to try the Drip Beans (Vita)! Thanks!

melinda said...

I prefer drip beans-----Love Coffee,coffee and more coffee.

courtney88 said...

Dolce for me! Seattle is a very interesting place to visit.. The best is Pike place market..They throw fish! LOL thanks for the contest!

Lindsay said...

Seattle is still on our "Bucket List" of things to do ! Drip beans are my favorite.

anny32 said...

drip beans...wow this would be good. ive had coffee from seattle and it was wonderful! had to make it in a french press

rfrakes331k said...

I just brew my coffee in an autodrip pot. It is Starbucks.

Thank you for the sweeps!

Taylor said...

Thanks for the contest and I'd like drip pls. skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

Taylor said...

I am now following you! skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

Roseann K. said...

Vita for me. Thanks!

purango said...

I prefer drip beans (Vita). garrettsambo@aol.com

jennem said...

Espresso beans, please!
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Angela said...

I would love the espresso beans.

Anonymous said...

I am a coffee fanatic and would love to try the drip beans.

stephanie_adkins@yahoo.com

dvice said...

I prefer drip beans (Vita)

travellingmomof2 said...

I prefer Drip Beans...delicious coffee.

arvard said...

The Dolce beans sound good.

wendy said...

Interesting idea for a blog and drip beans please if I win.

madamerkf at aol dot com

Sarah Z said...

Drip beans for me please!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

elsmarlouamrman said...

Thanks for this chance - drip beans for me!

elsmangeri@snet.net

Mommykat007 said...

I love coffee! I don't have an espresso coffee maker, so the Drip beans would be perfect for me! Thanks for the chance!

Mommykat007 said...

I'm also following you.

mommykat007 at gmail dot com

Bakersdozen said...

I just love this kind of coffee. I would prefer the drip beans. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gianna said...

I love espresso beans.. please enter me :)

Jill1 said...
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Donna said...

I would like the drip coffee.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I am a follower.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Betty C said...

I would like the Vita beans if I should win.

Betty C said...

I am a follower.

Kathy said...

I love coffee. I would like to win the drip beans. Thanks.

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest for the drip beans (Vita). Thanks!