Cooking with Coffee and Big Island giveaway!

It’s here, it’s here!!

cooking with coffee cookbook

I can’t believe it’s finally here – in print – and being delivered to my friends and family and all of you!

To help celebrate the cookbook, I’m partnering up with Barn2Door, to host a giveaway for a copy of the cookbook and a 3 month coffee subscription to Big Island Coffee Roasters. You don’t want to miss this!

big island coffee roasters

Have you heard of Barn2Door? It is the coolest thing. Barn2Door is a marketplace where you can buy sustainably grown meat, fish, fruits, vegetables & items like raw honey and real maple syrup directly from producers and growers. Farmers, fishers, ranchers and gardeners have their own store – like Etsy for farms –  where they showcase the food they have for sale, and manage direct communications, sales and fulfillment (local delivery, national shipping or both!). It’s a virtual farmer’s market, and I love it!

And one of the shops is Big Island Coffee Roasters, aka one of our new favorite things. Founded in 2010, Big Island Coffee Roaster was voted “Hawaii’s Favorite Artisan Beverage” in 2015 and won the 2013 Hawai’i Coffee Association’s statewide cupping competition. They are incredibly passionate about the craft of coffee, and make sure to focus on each step of the process.

They roast each shipment to order and send directly from their farm to your doorstep. Roasted coffee to order is like having your own coffee butler. And you can tell in the quality and flavor that they take great coffee seriously.

big island roasters

I think my favorite (so far) is this Maui Mokka – a medium roast with a toasty, caramelly flavor. It’s the perfect brew for fall and winter! And you can’t really go wrong with “layered chocolate, brown sugar, graham cracker” as the tasting notes on the bag.

pour over

Like most of our coffee, we’ve made these either in the french press or pour over, and after weeks of trying them, I think the pour over won! It made the perfect cup. I can’t wait for tomorrow morning to have another.

Want a chance to win your own 3 month coffee subscription and a copy of the cookbook? Enter here!

AND, just for you guys — Barn2Door created a special promo code just for you! Use BRANAPPETIT15 when checking out for $15 off a $50 purchase – good from now through November 7.

And make sure to sign up for the Barn2Door newsletter so you don’t miss out on news, updates, promotions, new farmers, and seasonal food.

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  1. I love Barn2Door! I’ve gotten lemons, honey and maple syrup from them. Wonderful and affordable!

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