$250 Millstone Coffee & Keurig Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Millstone. I received a Millstone Coffee “Bean to Cup Tasting Kit” to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

This Mocha Glaze is the perfect cinnamon roll frosting recipe. It is super easy to make using Millstone coffee made in my Keurig!

Millstone Bean To Cup Tasting Kit GiveawayI’ve made no secret of my love for coffee. It is one of my daily pleasures! So I was delighted when Millstone offered to send me a Millstone Bean To Cup Tasting Kit complete with a Keurig and Millstone K-Cups! Test delicious coffee at home in my yoga pants? Oh yeah! That is perfect for me!

I was even more excited when they said I could give an additional kit to one of my followers! Are you a fellow coffee lover? You can enter to win a Millstone Bean To Cup Tasting Kit that includes all of the items in the photo collage above! But first, let me tell you about my experience with Millstone coffee.

MillstoneI visited Millstone.com and check out the beautiful, new, virtual Millstone Bean Journey! The journey starts with how the beans are grown in Arabica, handpicked, washed and dried.

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As I scrolled down the virtual through the virtual journey, I learned how the beans are roasted and blended. I learned that Millstone Master Roasters spend 2- 4 years training their palates to detect the key attributes that make each cup of Millstone Coffee taste exceptional! They look at the acidity, body, aroma, flavor and balance! Want to learn more? Check out the Millstone Bean Journey!

Keurig Millstone Foglifter K-CupAfter all that reading, I was ready for some sampling! The Foglifter is a medium roast that has a bright, spicy aroma with a complex flavor, delicate notes and a rich, full body. This is a perfect coffee for drinking after dinner with a chocolate dessert!

Millstone K-CupsI also sampled Millstone Breakfast Blend and Hazelnut Cream. The Breakfast Blend is a light roast. It has delicate top notes and a bright floral, almost tea-like finish. We found that it was a perfect way to start the day!

But my favorite coffee was the Hazelnut Cream! It is a deliciously flavored coffee that is such a treat to drink. I received my tasting kit on a Monday and by Friday we only had a couple hazelnut K-Cups left from the box!

Keurig Millstone K-CupI am excited to finally have a Keurig and I love that I can make Millstone coffee in it. I have been loving waking up in the morning, popping a K-Cup in my Keurig and sitting down to start the day with a cup of delicious, smooth Millstone coffee! My tween even offers to make it for me now. Brian very rarely drank coffee in the morning because of the time it took to make it. Now, he makes himself a cup of coffee almost every morning and has really been enjoying it!

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon RollI’ve been enjoying my coffee so much that I couldn’t stop at just drinking it. I had to use it in a recipe and I wanted the recipe to be easy enough to make in the morning.  And of course the recipe had to include chocolate! I started out by placing Pillsbury refrigerated cinnamon rolls on a greased cookie sheet. Then, I took a teaspoon of mini chocolate chips and pressed them into the top of each cinnamon roll. I put them in the oven at 400°F for 8-10 minutes.

Mocha Glaze DrizzleWhile the cinnamon rolls were baking, I made a Mocha Glaze Drizzle with my Millstone coffee! I put one tablespoon of mini chocolate chips in a bowl and added one tablespoon of hot Millstone Foglifter coffee to the chocolate chips and stirred until the chips melted. Then, I slowly stirred in the frosting that came with the refrigerated biscuits until smooth. I put the mocha glaze into the fridge for 15 minutes to get it to thicken a bit before drizzling on the cinnamon rolls.

Mocha Glazed Cinnamon Roll Millstone Coffee

Mocha Glazed Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients

  • 8 ct package Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls w/ frosting
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon hot Millstone coffee

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place cinnamon rolls on a greased baking sheet.
  3. Press 1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips into each cinnamon roll.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Melt 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips in 1 tablespoon hot Millstone coffee.
  6. Add frosting from cinnamon roll tube and stir until smooth.
  7. Place mocha glaze in fridge for 15 minutes to thicken.
  8. Drizzle mocha glazed on cinnamon rolls.
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So, are you ready for your own ultimate Millstone coffee tasting experience?

Enter To Win A 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
  • Luxury Bathrobe
  • Crate and Barrel Embossed Cream and Sugar Containers
  • $25 gift card to redeem for magazine subscriptions of your choice

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Comments

  1. Thomas Murphy says:

    I learned the beans are roasted in excess of 400 degrees

  2. Karen Lynch says:

    I didn’t know that the coffee bean came from a fruit.

  3. The higher the beans, the more acidic!

  4. Sara Beth says:

    I learned higher temperatures in lower elevations can accelerate the drying process. :)

  5. I didn’t know he coffee beans are hand picked.

  6. Stef Coupns says:

    I learned Handpicking protects the tree and ensures only the ripest beans are selected for peak flavor.

  7. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I learned that when a bean turns red it means its ripe

  8. I learned that the higher the bean grows the more acidic it will be

  9. I had no idea that elevation of the beans affected their acidity. Very cool fact!

  10. meredith says:

    I learned between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, a coffee tree grows.

  11. Kacee Hoffman says:

    I learned that the beans are actually hand picked

  12. I was surprised to learn about coffee cherries.

  13. I learned that the beans are nestled inside a fruit, which is bright red when ripe, and that they must be handpicked.

  14. wendy rozema says:

    i learned the higher the bean grows the more acidic it’ll be!

  15. I learned that the higher the beans grow, the more acidic they will be.

  16. Christina Z says:

    I learned they are red crimson color when growing.

  17. Taylor Krasley says:

    I was surprised to learn that it takes 7 to 21 days for the beans to dry. So much more appreciation for my cup of coffee!!

  18. I learned that the berries are originally bright red.

  19. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I learned so much! I think the neatest thing is that coffee beans come from a fruit, and when they wash them the bean comes out and they let them dry on patios! Amazing!

  20. Wild Orchid says:

    I learned that the beans are more acidic the higher the elevations they are grown in.

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  21. Amy Greenberg says:

    I liked learning about all of the different roasts and blends available.

  22. susan smoaks says:

    I learned that the beans grow somewhere between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of Capricorn. i am such a coffee lover and i loved reading the jounrey!

  23. Tabathia B says:

    that the beans start off as a coffee cherry

  24. donny schlyer says:

    i learned that the taller the plants are the more acidic the beans are

  25. Samantha says:

    I learned that the coffee beans are encased in a “coffee cherry” until they are ripe

  26. Cherie Montorio says:

    I learned that the higher the beans grow the more acidic they become.

  27. I had never seen a coffee cherry!

  28. Ooh that looks amazing, and this would be awesome to win! I learned that the higher the coffee beans grow the more acidic they become!

  29. That is crazy they have to hand pick beans! That’s a lot of time to go into 1 cup;) The mocha glaze sounds amazing!

  30. Amy Lynn says:

    I learned the higher the beans grow the more acidic they are!

  31. I never had a clue that the coffee bean came from a coffee cherry!

  32. I didn’t know that handpicking beans actually protects the tree!! I’m an environmental science major, so that’s important to me,

  33. Phyllis Filbeck says:

    I learned that I’m addicted to coffee and love it! And, the beans are all hand-picked!

  34. Catherine says:

    I learned that the higher the beans grow, the more acidic they will be.

  35. I had no idea that coffee berries turn bright red when ripe – they look like grapes!

  36. The longer the beans roast, the larger, glossier, and more full bodied they become.

  37. Lethea B says:

    That every bean is hand picked!

  38. Laura Jacobson says:

    I learned that drying can take anywhere from 7-21 days!

  39. I learned that coffee beans look like bright red berries when picked! Who knew?

  40. the beans while roasting grow twice it’s size

  41. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I did not know about the coffee “cherry” Bright & Crimson is beautiful!
    “Once fully formed, the fruit changes from green to yellow, and finally to a bright, glossy red.”
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  42. I learned that the coffee beans gets larger when they are roasted.

  43. I didnt know that coffee is actually a fruit first. We enjoy the yummy goodness from the pit of that red fruit.

  44. I had no idea that a coffee starts as a cherry!

  45. As a fruit it is a glossy red.

  46. What a great tour! I’m a coffee addict, so I appreciate a good bean! The coffee berry is a bright red color when ripe.

  47. Love my coffee… so many flavors. Want to try them all

  48. Coffee is a great morning retreat drink each AM! Think I would try the breakfast blend first.

  49. I didnt realize that they were only roasted between 14-17 minutes. I thought it took a lot longer than that.

  50. Sarah Gardner says:

    I didn’t realize that Millstone came in Keurigs!

  51. Jonelle L says:

    I didn’t realize so many factors went into how the beans taste, just from where and how they’re grown.

  52. Vanessa B says:

    I learned they mix different beans to make different flavors, cool! I love my Keurig Vue and I need a K Cup Keurig for even more flavors, Thanks for the chance!

  53. I learned that coffee beans are handpicked, which is pretty incredible since everything seems to be done by machine nowadays

  54. I didn’t know the coffee beans actually got bigger as they roasted

  55. Oh my gosh these rolls look amazing :)

  56. Jessie C. says:

    I learned that Higher temperatures in the lower elevations can accelerate the drying process. Drying can take anywhere from 7 to 21 days, depending on the weather conditions.

  57. I learned that they use multiple roasted beans for the different blends of coffee that they sell. I always thought it was one bean, one style.

  58. Mmmm that glaze looks DELICIOUS!! And now that I am a stay-at-home mom (and not rushing off to work in the morning without a chance to make coffee) I am becoming more and more of a coffee person. That Hazelnut Cream sounds heavenly!!

  59. I learned that the coffee beans as we know them start out in the form of a bright red berry.

  60. The drying process is exceptionally long.

  61. I didn’t know that coffee beans are not dark brown until they are roasted and that they start out looking like berries. :)

  62. I didn’t know beans were in a pink pod?

  63. Sweet giveaway!

  64. I had no clue beans came out of shells that looked like berries! Wowwww, where have I been? LOL.

  65. Wow, didn’t realize how pretty the coffee beans are! And I’m amazed that they’re hand-picked…awesome! :)

  66. Elisabeth says:

    I learned that the higher the beans grow, the more acidic they will be.

  67. I would love to win this.

  68. I learned that you can buy Millstone Coffee in stores, by phone, or online.

  69. Cecilia Wade-Doron says:

    It was interesting to learn that the higher the temperature can cause the beans to dry from 7 to 21 days faster!

  70. I learned that Arabica is where the first coffee beans in the world have their roots. And that the higher the beans grow, the more acidic they become. How interesting!

    KK

  71. Well…I learned that the beans are a very light color to start out with…before roasting. I never thought about that.
    I also learned that maybe I’d like to be a coffee taste tester. :)
    Kelly

  72. I seriously just want to reach through the screen and eat one of those rolls. YUM!

  73. Becky Lewis says:

    Wow…..those cinnamon rolls…..get in mah belly!!! Would be perfect with Millstone Hazelnut!! Thank you!!!!!

  74. I thought it was crazy that they hand pick and wash the beans!!!!

  75. Amanda Hoffman says:

    i learned to protect the tree they handpick the coffee cherries

  76. Joanne Gregory says:

    The fruit changes from green to yellow and finally to red.

  77. I had no idea about any of the process. It was very interesting. And that it actually came from a coffee cherry so does that mean it is a fruit and part of a regularly healthy diet (hehe, couldn’t resist). Love my coffee! Wakes me up in the morning and then at night, nothing relaxes me more than climbing in my bed with a nice hot cup of coffee!

  78. Allison D says:

    I learned that the beans double in size during the roasting process, then shrink back down as they dry.

  79. trisha kilpatrick says:

    The ripest beans are pulled once they turn bright red and crimson.

  80. YES PLEASE! :) neeeeeed this!

  81. MIllstone coffee is grown in plantations that range from 2000 to 6000 feet above sea level.

  82. I would love, love, love to have this coffeemaker!

  83. I didn’t know that the beans were picked by hand. Most things aren’t…or so I thought. :)

  84. i learned that the coffee berry is red

  85. Amazing that the roasters train 2-4 years. But to be able to sample coffee like wine, its worth it. ;-)

  86. love! those rolls look so good! would love to have my own Keurig!

  87. Handpicking protects the coffee trees and ensures the ripest beans are chosen.

  88. I have wanted a Keurig forever!! It would be awesome to win one!!

  89. I learned the coffee berry is bright red when ripe!

  90. The higher the bean the more acidic it will be

  91. The photos of the land there are so beautiful, it would be a great place for a vacation and a personal tour of the lands would be awesome! I didn’t realize they had 30 varieties either, I guess I need to make a list.

  92. I had no idea they turned a crimson color!!! how neat!

  93. Storm W. says:

    the higher the beans grow, the more acidic they will be. I didn’t know that cool :)

  94. I love this post! I found you on Pinterest, I can’t wait to see what else you’ve got going here! This coffee sounds so delicious and those cinnamon rolls, Oh My Goodness! Thanks so much!

  95. Okay, I’m a little slow, but all these years of drinking coffee, and I never realized coffee beans secrete oil. Wow. I’ve never felt more blonde in my life! My best friend has a Keurig, and I keep trying to talk her out of it so she’ll give it to me! I would love love love to have one of my own!

  96. Oh what a blessing it would be to win this coffee maker! I have been wanting one for a long time! Thanks so much for the giveaway! I already follow you on Pinterest but now I follow on Twitter also! Have a blessed day!

  97. Wonderful giveaway, Tonia! I want everything :)

  98. Not being a coffee drinker I knew nothing about it. I found it very interesting how it is grown and what the coffee plant looks like. I wouldn’t have known it comes out of something that looks like a berry. I thought it would have come from a pod, after all isn’t it called a coffee bean.

  99. LisainLouKY says:

    Oh, how I would enjoy all that coffee! One of life’s simple pleasures is a good, cup of coffee to start the day!

  100. I learned that they roast 500 pounds of beans per batch.

  101. Yum! I would love the convenience of a Keurig in my studio!

  102. I had no idea that “coffee cherries” were a thing! They are beautiful! I thought they were just green, I did not realize they turn to a beautiful bright red!

  103. Carla H. says:

    I learned the higher the bean grows, the more acidic it will be.

  104. Elisabeth says:

    Would be awesome!!

  105. Ambrielle Bender says:

    I learned a few things, I did not know that the higher the beans grow the more acidic they become, I didn’t know it is called a Coffee Cherry (see I am getting my daily recommended amount of fruit). I learned the “beans” are roasted in excess of 400 degrees! And the length of the roast determines the strength of the roast. 2-4 years of training for a taster is pretty incredible too. The one thing I already knew is that my favorite Millstone flavor is always sold out :( lol All of this makes me appreciate each cup even more.

  106. Looks like a breakfast of champions to me! Mmmmmmmm…
    Bliss

  107. Kelli LeRiche says:

    I cannot wait to try this recipe!!! Oh, they look amazing!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  108. I love Millstone coffee! I have one Kuerig that I use about 5 times a day, but I need another one for the vintage camper I’m redoing. Wish me luck!

  109. I never would have guessed that a coffee bean started out looking like that!! Thanks for the education and the chance to win a fabulous prize!!

  110. Didn’t know they took so long to dry

  111. The higher the bean grows the more acidic they will be.

  112. The rolls look good.

  113. I didn’t know coffee was red on the tree.

  114. I didn’t realize how long the drying process took.

  115. I love coffee and have wanted to get a Kuerig. It would be great to be able to enjoy the breakfast blend in a Keurig every morning!

  116. Karan Ogilvie says:

    Can’t wait to try the Mocha Glaze rolls; the chocolate chips are a great addition.
    Enjoy your blog and recipes.
    Karan.

  117. It takes the perfect mix of soil, weather, location to grow the best coffee beans.

  118. Brittany says:

    I didn’t realize that the beans are picked by hand. I just figured in this day and age, that they had some sort of machine to help with that process.

  119. Martha Hughes says:

    I learned that coffee berry are bright red when ripe and have to be handpicked.

  120. Laura F. says:

    I didn’t know that the beans are hand picked.

  121. pruttybird says:

    During the roasting process, the bean swells to twice its size, turns brown, and begins to secrete essential coffee oil.

  122. barbara n says:

    I learned that the longer the beans roast, the larger, glossier, and more full bodied they become.

  123. I learned that the higher the beans grow, the more acidic they will be.

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