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If you’re serious about your joe, you’ve most likely heard of Green Mountain coffee. Green Mountain coffee is one of the most popular coffees on the market today. The company has had amazing success in a relatively short period of time, compared to many other businesses.

History of GreenMountain coffee

Green Mountain coffee had a humble beginning. It started out in a small restaurant in Waitsfield, Vermont, meant for local customers. It’s hard to keep a good thing a secret, so it didn’t take long for the word to spread across the state, then the nation, then much of the world.

Along with this success came a world of new types of coffee and flavored coffee, available to you with just the click of a mouse.

Green Mountain coffee today

Because of its rousing success, Green Mountain coffee has expanded its operations. Today, the chief Green Mountain coffee processing center is located in Waterbury, Vermont. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters also has several other offices and distribution centers in order to meet the demand for the product.

Green Mountain coffees are often given as gifts to coffee lovers, especially in attractive gift baskets. This might be something you want to consider for the gourmet-coffee drinkers on you gift list.

Where and how is Green Mountain coffee produced?

Green mountain coffee is grown mostly in Mexico, Hawaii, Central and South America, Africa, and Indonesia, where growing conditions are just right for producing mild, delicious beans. The process is very “green,” so Green Mountain coffee is aptly named. The term mountain green coffee would also be apropos.

Green Mountain Coffee takes several steps to ensure that the environments where their beans are grown are safe. Since the company depends on the health of the land, it’s in their best interest to maintain and nurture it.

Green Mountain Coffee was one of the first roasters to include Fair Trade coffees in their line of products. The company also helps support several charities, and due to their growing practices, they’re doing their part in slowing global warming.

What is Fair Trade certified coffee?

Many areas in which coffee beans are grown are very poor. The Fair Trade agreement guarantees these growers a minimum price for their beans. You’re probably aware that the coffee market prices fluctuate. With Fair Trade, however, growers will not receive less than $1.55 a pound for organic coffee or $1.35 per pound of regular coffee. This price exceeds production costs, so growers and workers are guaranteed a profit.

Members of Fair Trade also agree to promote diversity in agriculture, conservation, and responsible land management. Hazardous waste is disposed of responsibly, and natural habitats for birds and wildlife are provided and maintained.

Descriptions of Green Mountain coffees

Green Mountain Coffee categorizes its coffees into three regional types: the Americas, Indonesia, and Africa. Each area of origin has different soils and different climates, so coffee beans grown in a specific area will have a different taste, consistency, and aroma from those produced in another region.

Coffee beans grown in the Americas, for example, are generally smooth, with a good mixture of acidity and sweetness. Green Mountain coffees made from these beans also have a wonderful aroma. Notes of fruits are usually part of the flavor.

GreenMountain coffee made from beans grown in Indonesia typically has a strong yet smooth flavor. These coffees are usually heavy, with a sweet, earthy taste and a tantalizing smell. Undertones of spice are often discernible.

African coffee beans have a taste of their own. Green Mountain coffees produced from these beans often have hints of citrus, chocolate, or berries, with a medium body.

Green Mountain K cups

Green Mountain Coffee K cups are extremely popular – both in homes and in offices. K cup coffees are a great way to sample several different flavors without committing to one. What are Green Mountain K cups? K cup coffees are small capsules of coffee – enough for one six-ounce cup of brew.

Green Mountain K cup coffee is great when you want to make just a single cup of coffee quickly, with no measuring and no mess. K cup coffees are available in a wide range of flavors. You can purchase a single flavor or variety packs of K cup coffees in several different flavors. K cup coffees are also the perfect type of office coffee, when everyone prefers a different flavor or roast.

Coffee K cups are available in blends, caramel, blueberry, French vanilla, hazelnut, Southern pecan, cinnamon roll, mocha nut fudge, chocolate donut, peach, and other great flavors. Of course, the traditional coffees are also available as K cup coffees. Regular and decaffeinated GreenMountain coffees are available as K cup coffees.

Where to buy Green Mountain coffee and GreenMountain K cups

The best place to explore all the great varieties and flavors of Green Mountain coffees and Green Mountain K cups is online. You can find scores of different Green Mountain coffees, all of which sound scrumptious! The hardest decision you’ll have to make is deciding on the flavors you want to try first.

I definitely recommend trying a variety pack of Green Mountain Coffee K cups if you don’t already know which is your favorite! To see more flavors and varieties, click on any product.

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SilverGenes 6 years ago

Great information here, habee! I'm all for 'green' coffee and only buy Fair Trade organic, too. It's amazing what can grow from a small business. Thanks!

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sheila b. 6 years ago

I'd just like to clarify - Vermont is the Green Mountain State, and that's where the name came from.

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lctodd1947 6 years ago from USA

You taught me something. Well written and useful. Great info. Thanks

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Yeah, Sheila - I know how Green Mountain Coffee got its name. I was just having some fun with the term "green."

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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

Another great hub.Rate up! I sure do want a mug of steaming fragrant coffee right about now, because this hub made me (almost )smell the coffee.

But shuckins....those prices are not in my coffee budget. If I ever get rich................

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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

I like it... it's very good!!!

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G L Strout 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

As a coffe adict, you got my attention. Wonderful information, thanks for sharing.

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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

I LOVE COFFEE! Thanks for the information........... moving into organics is something I am focusing on............ one thing at a time! Thanks for this! Kaie

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Habee, vert Good "Green Mountain" coffee hub! As always "Thank You" for sharing! In HIS Love & Blessings!

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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

Excellent company. Excellent coffee. And I absolutely LOVE the stock. Great hub as usual Holle...

If only we could incorporate aromas. This one would have quite the attraction.

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

Really great information about Green Mountain Coffee. It really is a fantastic tasting coffee.

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Definitely great. Anything organic and fair trade I am there. Thank you for instroducing it.

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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Great info. It is a wonderful coffee!

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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Thank you for the great info. I have never heard of this coffee. I am not a coffee drinker but this hub almost made me want a cup. lol

Good job

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Ictodd!

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, Bayou. I could use a cuppa joe about now, too!

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you, Christopher!

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

GL, thanks for visiting!

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Kaie, I'm doing the same thing - working in organic coffee and other organic products gradually.

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for stopping by, Deb!

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Jim, I'd love to be able to smell Green Mountain coffee whenever I wanted to. We need a "scratch and sniff" option here!

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Many thanks, KKgals!

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

HH, I like the idea of fair trade coffee, also.

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Good morning, Buckie! Green Mountain coffee rocks!

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Barb, I haven't tried any of their flavored coffees, but now I will. Thanks for your kind words!

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Granny, Green Mountain coffee could make a coffee drinker of you! lol

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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Nice review Habee but I am a Tea face

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

A "tea face"? Good one, Eth!

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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

I do like a good cup of coffee in the morning. I've never tried Green Mountain Coffee but I will certainly give it a go on your recommendation! Thanks :)

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Katie, I've had Green Mountain coffee only a few times, but it was really good!

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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

Great hub with great information. I love the smell of coffee but can't stand the taste. My husband, on the other hand, loves coffee. Maybe I'll get him some as a gift. Thanks for sharing all this great information.

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Nancy, has he ever tried Green Mountain coffee?

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