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Kicking Horse Coffee

 100% Certified Organic- Fair Trade- Shade Grown

Arabica beans-Roasted in Canada

Kicking Horse Coffee offers 17 varieties of coffee for those who coffee. Their variety selections include names like Kick Ass, Horse Power, Cliff Hanger, and Mocha Yoho. 


The name says it all: carpe diem, play to win, no regrets. Don’t let this cute little donkey fool you-he plays for keeps. This take-no-prisoners roast is popular with athletes who’d rather enjoy a good cup of coffee than choke down an energy bar before a workout. A great mix of Indonesian and Central American beans that is guaranteed to kick some sense into you.

Tasting Notes: Intense, full-bodied, dark-roasted attitude


I was lucky to get to review Kick Ass®. I classify it as a masterpiece! The aroma from the opened can was superb; the taste was SMOOTH and dark. (I drink my coffee black) This whole bean coffee came freshly packed in a tin container. Love this fresh coffee at the start -or finish- of my day. 




Buy it (Kicking Horse Coffee recommends US buyers to shop via Amazon)

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THE WINNER IS: Fred Turblos

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Enter To Win (1) package Kiss Ass® from Kicking Horse Coffee

(1)Leave a comment telling me you’d like to savor a cup of Kick Ass®. That’s all there is to it. 

Contest ends on Derby Day (May 3, 2014 @11:59 pm est. and is available to US and Canada residents) A winner will be selected at random using the integer generator from Please be sure to leave your email address. If I have no contact information, I can’t award you as winner. The winner must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

Life is too short to start drinking the wrong cup of coffee.

I received Kick Ass® from Kicking Horse Coffee to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.



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Hillary Sciarillo is the Co-founder & Creative Director of Yellow Label Kids. As an enthusiastic new mom, she started this ethically made, Eco minded collection. Yellow Label Kids offers you clothing and toys that are created, not produced. 

yellow label kids

fun, stylish and functional

ethically crafted and environmentally responsible


Yellow Label Kids offers children clothing (sweaters and hats) and toys (dolls, puppets, and rattles). I reviewed the Frog and the Panda hat. Although both these hats are made of conventional cotton, they do have products that are made with bamboo yarn. (website’s Earth Friendly tab) I asked Hillary/YLK why only some of their products were made with Eco fabrics. Her response:

Because eco materials are unfortunately not available in all of the developing countries where YLK products were sourced. YLK began first and foremost as a Fair Trade company and began to incorporate eco-friendly materials as they became available.

My Frog and Panda hats were HAND-made in China. YLK products come from several different countries; I was told that “finger puppets, hand puppets, waldorf dolls, sweaters and some hats have been manufactured in countries such as Bangladesh, Peru, India and Armenia.”



Spring isn’t here yet-

Need a hat? (age 0-3) Hop on over to the Yellow Label Kids website!

Notes From Dawn received fair trade, earth friendly hats from Yellow Label Kids in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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