3 Kiwis, A KiwiCanadian and Marley Coffee

People from New Zealand (Kiwis) are notorious for being coffee snobs. Our baristas have come up with blends known the world over and as we head off on overseas trips living in countries around the world, we are beginning to influence how coffee is brewed.

So, when I had the chance to try Marley Coffee, I thought it was great to have my Kiwi inlaws and husband on hand as taste testers. After living in New Zealand for 8 years, I also now consider myself a bit of a coffee snob. It is one think to want to embellish coffee with sweeteners of choice, milk or cream, but it if can’t be consumed on its own and actually taste good, then it is not coffee worth drinking.

Marley Coffee is just that kind of coffee. You can enjoy the aroma as it brews and then sip it with only a hint of milk and sugar.

I had the chance to try Mystic Morning and Buffalo Soldier. I admit I like a medium blend over a strong brew, so I am now a big fan of Mystic Morning. My father-in-law who enjoys a strong espresso shot enjoyed both.

It was thumbs up all around. From my mother-in-law who enjoys her coffee black, to my father-in-law who likes it strong, to my husband who though only drinks coffee occasionally expects it to be full bodied and me – a regular coffee drinker who wants a mellow brew to relax over.

What this Mama likes

Marley Coffee is not only great tasting, but it is coffee with a story and coffee sourced through organic, sustainable and ethical practices.

Bob Marley always said he would return to farming one day. With Marley Coffee, Bob’s son Rohan fulfills the dream. Rohan remembers his grandmother drying their wild coffee berries in the sun, then hulling and roasting them for her own cup of coffee each morning. Marley Coffee is determined to deliver that same intoxicating aroma and rich smooth flavor into every cup.

– from MarleyCoffee.com

Marley Coffee also supports the community through the sale of their coffee by making donations to 1 Love  in honor of Bob Marley’s vision of hope and unity.

Follow Marley Coffee on Facebook for more information about their organic coffees as well as for behind the scenes at Marley’s Jamaica Blue Mountain® coffee farm and inspirational words to help you rise and grind.

Enter to win Marley Coffee here.

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17 Responses to 3 Kiwis, A KiwiCanadian and Marley Coffee
  1. melissa
    June 18, 2012 | 8:25 am

    I have never tried this coffee. I need to check it out though because I am a huge coffee drinker! Thank you!!!
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  2. Jill
    June 18, 2012 | 9:24 am

    I’m not a coffee drinker but some of my family does. I’ve never heard of this, i’ll have to mention this brand to them :)
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  3. Susie My oCal Life
    June 18, 2012 | 10:01 am

    I am wi th Jill above, I also am not a coffee drinker! But my hubby is and it sounds like there i a coffee for everyone!
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  4. Erin @ Simply Frugal Mom
    June 18, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Sounds great. I’m always looking for new coffees to try. I’ll be looking for this one.
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  5. Sofia @ From PDX with Love
    Twitter: frompdxwithlove
    June 18, 2012 | 12:02 pm

    We love coffee in my house, we are coffeeoholics!! We’ll have to give Marley Coffee a try!! Love the idea of not having to add much to it, a hint of creamer should do for me then!
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  6. Diane Sallans
    June 18, 2012 | 12:30 pm

    I Love a good cup of coffee – I’ll have to look for this!

  7. Megan
    Twitter: meganr
    June 18, 2012 | 1:12 pm

    I think Bob Marley would be glad to know that Kiwis love his coffee, too – he probably would have liked it there!

  8. Lesley F
    June 18, 2012 | 1:15 pm

    I will have to check this coffee out. My brother-in-law is also a coffee snob :) so I am always giving him new coffees to sample. This sounds like a good one for him.

  9. Katie
    June 18, 2012 | 2:43 pm

    I don’t drink coffee, but I love the backstory of Marley Coffee and would gladly recommend it to friends who do. :)
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  10. kelly
    June 18, 2012 | 10:41 pm

    I love that the coffee is sourced through organic, sustainable and ethical practices.

  11. Jackie Reini
    June 19, 2012 | 11:01 am

    I have never heard of this brand before! I love trying new coffee brands and flavors. I like a dark roast, usually buy ground, but have bought beans in the past. I love the smell of a good pot of coffee brewing.
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  12. Darlene Owen
    June 20, 2012 | 7:11 am

    I am not a coffee drinker but my husband loves it. He would love the strong flavor coffee as the stronger the better. He has never tried coffee from New Zealand but I am sure he would love to try it.

  13. Mayla M
    June 20, 2012 | 4:13 pm

    These sound delicious! I think both I and my husband would like them.

  14. carol roberts
    June 21, 2012 | 4:50 am

    i think id like em wow

  15. polly
    June 22, 2012 | 11:57 am

    their coffee sounds really good & love they give back to the community in his honor

  16. Sarah B.
    June 23, 2012 | 6:58 am

    It’s important to me that coffee be organic, so I’ll have to try this brand! I like my coffee light-medium strength.

  17. Katie O
    June 23, 2012 | 7:25 pm

    Love that they help support the community!

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