Thursday, February 27, 2014

Life is good Now Offering New Coffee Line That Will Leave You Smiling -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


"In today’s fast-paced, multitasking society, busy coffee aficionados rarely take a moment to slow down. Coffee breaks used to be about taking a moment to pause and reconnect. Today, coffee breaks have turned into a grab-and-go affair. In celebration of its new coffee line, Life is good® encourages you to slow down and bring back the coffee break – a  simple 15-minute time-out to sip slowly, reconnect and reflect on what happiness means to you!"


Being a coffee lover, especially of dark and flavored roasts, I was excited when the folks at Life is good asked if I wanted to review a few of their recent varieties that make up their new coffee line.  In total, five new flavors -- Light Hearted, Happy Medium, Dark & Daring, S'more to Love and Banana Bread Bliss -- are available in 11 oz. bags in ground form, using 100% Arabcia Beans and UTZ Certified to promote sustainable farming.

Here is more about the five different coffee varieties available now at most major grocery stores nationwide, as well as through online retailers and your neighborhood Life is good store for only $7.99/11 oz. bag:

Fall head over heels and enjoy a smooth, mild taste with our Light Hearted roast. Just one sip of this light-bodied, carefree coffee and you'll feel like flying. Its delicate flavor notes will whisk you away to your happy place every morning, noon and night.

"No risk, no reward" was our motto when we roasted this deliciously dark brew. and fortune most certainly flavored the bold, full-bodied flavor of this coffee. If you're looking to knock your taste buds' socks off, take a drink-we double dog dare you. Go big and bold with dark and daring.

Drink in the good vibes of this well-balanced Arabica blend. Our Happy Medium coffee is a harmonious compromise of light and dark roasts, crafted to help you find a deliciously even state of mind. Surround yourself with its positive energy and savor an all-around at-ease coffee experience.

Banana Bread Bliss coffee is ripe with the comforts and coziness of home. Peel back the layers of sweet, Sunday-morning aromas to discover a tasty bit of paradise in your cup. Any way you slice it, this blend of banana and brown sugar flavors will surprise and delight.

Gather 'round and simmer down with this rich campfire classic. You'll hear kumbayas and acoustic serenades as you taste the melty chocolate, graham cracker, and fluffy marshmallow flavors. Go on, and take another sip of our S'more to Love coffee.

I was sent Happy Medium, Dark & Daring and S'more to Love to sample, and have been trying each variety this past week to my delight.  Maybe the girls saw that I received coffee samples because they have been going to bed late and waking at the crack of dawn each and every day -- thus, requiring me to reach for the medium or dark roast blends, to help wake up and get going in the AM.  I wish I woke up with the same energy as the girls, as I have been dragging until I get a full cup or two of coffee in me. 

Out of the three flavors I was sent, I first wanted to try out the Dark & Daring blend to sample.  Wow!  This bold, full-bodied coffee really does have a nice kick to it, and helped me wake up faster.  And, the rich flavor of the coffee was amazing, especially when I was able to drink it hot. :-)  I found myself sneaking a to-go cup of this dark coffee to work, as he found it helped him perk up, and he, too, loved the bold, full-flavor of this dark blend.

Usually I turn to medium roast coffees when the girls are on schedule and I just need a little push to get moving in the AM.  I also make a cup of medium roast coffee if I find that my mid morning I still need a little help to get me through to the afternoon and the girls' scheduled nap times.  Like Life is Good's Dark & Daring roast, this roast was also delicious and full of flavor.  I can see this being my go-to roast when the girls finally get back on their routine in the AM's, as it really makes for a great wake up roast.

I was expecting to receive the Banana Bread Bliss flavored coffee to sample, but was sent the S'more to Love blend instead to try.  At first, I was reluctant to try as I couldn't picture a S'mores flavored coffee to taste good.  But, needing to review it, I enlisted the help of my husband the other evening, and make a cup for each of us to try with cookies the girls and I made earlier in the day.  Usually we end these cold winter nights with a light tea or hot chocolate, but I thought it would be nice to try this blend.   I couldn't believe how this coffee tasted just like a freshly made S'more straight from the fire.  The chocolate, graham cracker and marshmallow flavors could each be tasted, and added to the delicious tasting flavor of the coffee.  I have found in the past that with some flavored coffee blends I have tried that you really couldn't taste the different flavors.  I would have to look at the label to see what I was supposed to taste.  But, as I brewed this ground coffee, you couldn't help but smell the S'mores flavor.  And, with the first sip, I felt like I was sitting around the campfire during the summer nights enjoying great conversation as we roasted S'mores with the kids.  If only it was summer. :-(  At least I can still enjoy the tasty S'more flavor with a freshly brewed cup of coffee thanks to the folks at Life is good.  

I am so happy to have had the chance to sample three out of the five new coffee varieties, and can't wait to try the Light Hearted and Banana Bread Bliss varieties, which I saw at my local Target and Hannafords grocery stores.  In addition to being treated to delicious cups of coffee from  Life is good, sales from the new coffee line will go toward the brand’s ten percent for kids in need initiative. Life is good donates 10% of its net profits to the Life is good Kids Foundation.  How great is that?  So, next time you go food shopping or need to restock your coffee supply, why not look for the new Life is good coffee varieties?  Once you take your first sip, you will see why I and so many others have falling in love with Life is Good's new coffee line. It really is amazing, and leaves you smiles (and more awake!) :-)


Want to try the three flavors (Happy Medium, Dark & Daring and S'more to Love) of Life is good's new coffee line for yourself? Two winners will be chosen for this giveaway, each winning a full size, 11 oz. bag of each of the coffee varieties to enjoy.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. I'd like to try the Happy Medium

  2. I would love the dark and daring. I love a good dark coffee.

  3. I'm excited to try the Smore To Love coffee, I love trying new things!