Let’s Play Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway! #44 (January 8, 2014 Edition)

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Welcome back everybody! And welcome to the first Humpday Giveaway of 2014! Our Humpday Hiatus is over (along with Christmas and New Year’s Day), and we’re back to our weekly trivia contest for fun and prizes!

We have a great prize this week from the awesome folks at Boston Stoker! It’s a Boston Stoker sample kit. The Ohio-based specialty coffee company put this kit together (and shared one with us!) to highlight some of the great coffees they have available.

The Boston Stoker Sample Kit features 5 different coffees to try.

The Boston Stoker Sample Kit features 5 different coffees to try.

Here’s how the team at Boston Stoker describes the kit and the coffees:

“I’ve spent eight years traveling the globe, cultivating relationships with farmers and cooperative so Boston Stoker can provide the best direct trade, single origin bean to bring back and hand roast in Dayton, Ohio. For us, it’s all about finding the best beans and supporting the farmers who grow it. Because better care for the farmers means better conditions for the crops means better coffee for you. “

Henry Dean

The sample kit is a great way to taste a variety of coffees, and you can win it today!

The sample kit is a great way to taste a variety of coffees, and you can win it today!

 The coffee included in the pack is:

·         16oz of Custom House - This is a  full-bodied blend in the European tradition. A staple Boston Stoker offering since 1973.

·         8oz of La Minita – We chose to feature this coffee due to our long standing relationship with La Minita and our continued commitment to a better cup of quality.

·         8oz of La Meseta – This is a coffee Henry developed and sourced directly over the years and he has finally gotten it into the states. It is a part of our current path of sourcing directly with the farmers to get more money to the source and a better cup of coffee to our customers.

·         8 oz each of Ethiopia Konga Yirgacheffe /Ethiopia Kochere Yirgacheffe- We included these two African coffees to show how diverse coffees from the same region and processing station but processed differently can taste to help educate the public on the wonderful diversities of coffee. We understand not everyone has the pallet of a seasoned barista but even the untrained pallet can pick out the differences of these two.

With cool packaging and tasty coffees, the Boston Stoker sample kit will be delivered to the winner's door!

With cool packaging and tasty coffees, the Boston Stoker sample kit will be delivered to the winner’s door!

The kit retails for $49.95, and if you happen to not win this week’s prize you can always order a set for yourself by calling Boston Stoker at 800-745-5282. (And they’ll be available soon on the company’s online store.)

Ok, so now that you know about the prize, we need a trivia question. (Oh, and a quick review of the rules…)

Humpday Giveaway Rules

—Answer the trivia question by referencing the current issue of Barista Magazine. You can look at the whole issue for free online by going HERE.

—Leave your answer plus your FIRST and LAST names, as well as your country of residence, in the blog comments section.

—Answers may be submitted between 7 a.m. PST on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, through 6:59 a.m. PST on Thursday, January 9, 2014.

—The names of those who submitted the correct answer will be entered into a drawing, and Barista Magazine will randomly select a name, which will be announced on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10 a.m. PST right here on the Barista Magazine blog.

OK, ready to play? Here we go…

QUESTION: According to Darren Daniel’s Field Report on Indonesia both palm oil and coffee exports are vital to the Indonesian economy. How much revenue does each bring into the country?

Think you know the answer? Then type it into the comments section below! Unsure? Then check out the issue online for no charge by going HERE!

Thanks for playing Humpday Giveaway! And remember to check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won!

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