Facebook And Coffee

Well, I’m back today to tell you that sometimes, and  maybe just sometimes, Facebook contests are real.  And guess what else – real people win!  I’m sure you doubt me.  How ever would I know?  Well, because I won a year’s supply of coffee from a Facebook contest.  But – not any coffee….Aroma Maya coffee.

Now, I didn’t know anything about Aroma Maya coffee, I drove past a sign on my drive to work but that was really all.  Then I noticed something on Facebook about them, read a little to learn more, and decided to start to follow them on Facebook.  A couple days later, they posted a contest to win a year’s supply of coffee, so I entered, of course…..who doesn’t want free coffee?

Aroma Maya

Let me tell you more about this company.  Aroma Maya is run by Sergio, a twenty-something from Guatemala in the search of good coffee.  He brings in fresh Arabica beans from Guatemala and roasts them right on site at the River Run Golf Course in North River.  They sell the freshly roasted beans on site, as well as other tasty treats in their cafe, which is in the clubhouse at River Run.  They also offer Bistro lunches, yoga classes and snowshoe passes for the winter. All in all, great coffee, great activities and a great place to hang out.

I was pretty pumped when I found out I won a year’s worth of this yummy coffee – as you can imagine if you’re a coffee lover.  I’m a huge fan of companies like this, ones who are doing something worthwhile and giving back to the community, as well.  It’s an easy spot for me to swing in on my way to work to pick up coffee and grab another bag, if I’m out at home { which equates a crisis, just so you know…. }

Aroma Maya

I’ve tried a few different roasts now, and I have to say that the Huehuetenago Highlands is my favourite.  I’m still exploring the difference of the light, medium and dark roasts.  Currently, I’m drinking their Morning Blend, which is quite enjoyable, too.  Now, please be aware I am by no means a coffee connoisseur, I just enjoy drinking it.  Don’t ask me about subtle notes or however coffee people talk about coffee.  I just love coffee.

So, I thought I’d share the love!  Comment on this blog post to be entered in a draw for one bag of coffee beans from Aroma Maya, be sure to include your name so I know who you are!  Yes, I’m willing to share my years supply with YOU!!  Open to Canadian residents only….not sure if I really want to deal with customs and coffee beans….  I’ll make a draw on November 27th and announce it on my social media platforms.

I’m writing this solely because I love their product and want to support them and this is one way I know how….getting everyone to try it and fell in love with it, too….. 🙂

Be sure to comment here, share the post with your friends and maybe you’ll get some free coffee, too!


***UPDATE – Contest is now closed – Eleanor has won a bag of Aroma Maya!!  Eleanor, I’ll email you!***

To be continued,





  • mary chaisson - November 19, 2016 - 7:56 am

    I love coffee too Lori…. and just where is this place to speak of? LOL now I have to try itReplyCancel

    • lori@farmfreshstyle.ca - November 19, 2016 - 12:05 pm

      It’s in North River, at River Run Golf Course on West North River Road. Well worth the drive!!ReplyCancel

  • Sam Graham - November 19, 2016 - 8:38 am

    I have always known you to be kind and generous Lori but sharing your coffee takes that to a new level ! 🙂
    I wish Aroma Maya much success.ReplyCancel

    • lori@farmfreshstyle.ca - November 19, 2016 - 12:06 pm

      Just goes to show how much I want you all to love this coffee, too!!! 😉 Thanks, Sam!!ReplyCancel

  • Eleanor - November 19, 2016 - 8:48 am

    Lori, how lovely of you to share your win! The aroma of coffee brewing in the morning is my favourite scent 😊☕mmmm..ReplyCancel

  • Darci - November 19, 2016 - 9:00 am

    I’ve recently been hearing about them more and more! Maybe it’s a sign I need to try some of their coffee haha. Nice post Lori and congrats on the win! 😉ReplyCancel

    • lori@farmfreshstyle.ca - November 19, 2016 - 12:03 pm

      Darci – you’ll love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Lori - November 19, 2016 - 12:33 pm

    You lucky girl! I will throw my hat in the ring for a bag of coffee 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rose - November 19, 2016 - 2:10 pm

    AROMA MAYA IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!! (Did you take the pic of the heart-shaped pile of coffee beans on distressed wood??? Love it!)ReplyCancel

    • lori@farmfreshstyle.ca - November 19, 2016 - 2:20 pm

      Haha – totally stole it from their website!!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy munro - November 19, 2016 - 4:10 pm

    How cool it that! Thanks for sharing the love. ALOT of coffee happens at this farm. A hot joe in my hand right now 😉ReplyCancel

  • Andrea D - November 22, 2016 - 4:55 pm

    That’s awesome. Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - November 23, 2016 - 7:01 am

    Love this story…and coffee. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Connie Baird - November 24, 2016 - 11:46 am

    Hi Lori,

    I love following your page on Facebook, and I’m a huge fan of new, small businesses. I’ve had a lunch treat from the bistro at Riverrun and have attended a yoga class there too. It’s great to see some new blood with new ideas. While I love the smell of coffee brewing, I am not a coffee drinker. This, by no means, says that I would not love to win a bag of their coffee. I have lots of people on my Christmas list who do love their coffee.ReplyCancel

    • lori@farmfreshstyle.ca - November 24, 2016 - 8:50 pm

      I see we are work neighbours!! I spend my days across the road at Costandi’s!! So, Aroma Maya is handy to both of us!!ReplyCancel

  • Marlene MacLean - November 24, 2016 - 9:55 pm

    You always have such a happy, positive post written that my day is uplifted whenever I read it…I know it’s not just from the coffee you drink. Like you, I love coffee!ReplyCancel

  • Juls Heighton - November 27, 2016 - 9:21 am

    l didn’t know anything about this place so thanks for spreading the word. l love coffee but am not a fan of the famous chain at all and will def stop in there on my next trip to Truro; wouldn’t mind having my own bag to try first though; just saying 😉ReplyCancel

  • Alena Martin - November 27, 2016 - 9:40 am

    sitting at the Breakfast Table, hubby just said “did you enter Lori’s coffee contest” which i replied “no I don’t like coffee” which got me a “but I like coffee” so here I am entering to win a bag of coffee just because I kinda really like that guy, he’s my favorite. I love your blog (and you!) and i love a good local company doing great things in our region.ReplyCancel

  • Linda O'Shea - November 27, 2016 - 10:11 am

    Congrats on the coffee win, and how nice of you to share. B but whether it’s for the coffee win or not, this comment is overdue. You have a very easy, informative and heartfelt style of writing. It’s always a treat to take a few moments to see what’s up at “Farm Fresh”. Happy to be neighbours in this wonderful corner of the world. Look forward to your future posts.ReplyCancel

  • Katja - November 27, 2016 - 10:23 am

    I love small batch roasted coffee! We should have coffee soon together!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie langille - November 27, 2016 - 11:32 am

    So generous to share ☕️. I too drive by that sign on my way to work. I always wondered if just anyone could stop in to grab a cup….now I know. Thanks for the info.ReplyCancel