Planning to attend or cover Mardi Gras this year?
Here are some tips from Louisianaâ€™s very own Community Coffee Company
on how to enjoy the holiday like a pro.
Back by popular demand, Community has released its LTO Mardi Gras King Cake coffee, just in time to get you in the Carnival spirit!
Have your cakeâ€¦and drink it, too! Mardi Gras is here and so is the â€œkingâ€ of flavored coffees, Community Coffee Companyâ€™s Mardi Gras King Cake coffee.
A party is best shared and so is a pot of coffee, which is why the company has just announced the return of CommunityÂ® Mardi Gras King Cake coffee. This LTO flavor features the same high-quality coffee that consumers love blended with light vanilla and cinnamon flavoring. CommunityÂ® Mardi Gras King Cake coffee hits shelves in late-December and is available for a limited time only in 12-ounce bags and single-serve K-CupÂ® pods.
The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced back to medieval Europe, beginning in Rome and Venice and evolving into the ornately-costumed festivities we see today. This Mardi-Gras-themed coffee provides a subtly sweet flavor that exemplifies the fun and spirit of the carnival season mixed with a full-bodied blend rich in tradition. To honor the heritage that has helped make Mardi Gras what it is today, this coffee blend makes CommunityÂ® fans everywhere want to celebrate.
â€œWeâ€™re happy to bring back one of Louisianaâ€™s most beloved coffee flavors,â€ said Scott Eckert, Vice President of Marketing at Community Coffee Company. â€œWe feel that drinking CommunityÂ® King Cake brings a little bit of the Mardi Gras magic to people at home, wherever that may be.â€
Mardi Gras King Cake coffee can be found in Southeastern U.S. markets such as Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lake Charles, Lafayette, New Orleans and surrounding areas, Houma, Memphis, Birmingham, Jackson, Mobile, Houston, Shreveport, Tyler, Monroe, Little Rock, Austin and Dallas. It is also available in HEB and Dierberg stores, as well as online at CommunityCoffee.com.
About Community Coffee Company
Now in its 96th year, Community Coffee Company is the largest family-owned and operated coffee company in the U.S., and four generations of the Saurage family have operated the company since its inception. Founded in 1919, Community Coffee Company is an importer, roaster and distributor of the highest-quality premium coffees, using only 100% Arabica beans. For additional information, visit CommunityCoffee.com or find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.
Itâ€™s time to put your revelry shoes on and celebrate. The origins of Mardi Gras in New Orleans can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice to evolve into the ornately-costumed festivities we see today. Thereâ€™s a lot of tradition and heritage that have helped to produce the Mardi Gras scene as itâ€™s currently celebrated. So here are our top ten good things to know to enjoy Mardi Gras like a native.
How to spell â€œkreweâ€ and â€œflambeauxâ€ and â€œMardi Grasâ€ and, well, you get the point.
Technically, Carnivale is a season, and Mardi Gras is a day. But we tend to generalize and refer to the weeks of parades leading up to Fat Tuesday as Mardi Gras.
- Any beads shorter than two feet long are unacceptable unless they are made of glass â€“ the bigger and longer the beads, the better.
- The Captain of the Krewe is more important than the King. But the King gets all the glory, while the Captain does all the work.
- If you miss a doubloon thrown from a float, never reach down to pick it up. Always put your foot on it. If you go with your hand, you`re either too late or you`ll get your fingers stepped on.
- If you bite into a plastic baby in a King Cake, that`s a good thing!
The Mardi Gras colors are purple, green and gold. Remember to coordinate your outfit appropriately.
The Captain of the Krewe is more important than the King. But the King gets all the glory, while the Captain does all the work.
If you miss a doubloon thrown from a float, never reach down to pick it up. Always put your foot on it. If you go with your hand, you`re either too late or you`ll get your fingers stepped on.
If you bite into a plastic baby in a King Cake, that`s a good thing.
Any beads shorter than two feet long are unacceptable unless they are made of glass -- the bigger and longer the beads, the better.
Once any beads have touched the ground, they are sullied and should not be picked up unless under the rarest of circumstances.
The vast majority of people in the French Quarter during Carnivale are from out of town.
The Number 1 thing you must know about Mardi Gras season is that CommunityÂ© Mardi Gras King Cake coffee hits the shelves. We suggest you celebrate with the â€œkingâ€ of all flavored coffees, our delicious Mardi Gras King Cake coffee with light vanilla and cinnamon flavoring. For a limited time you can have your cake â€¦ and drink it, too.
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I tried a couple flavors of the community coffee in the single serve k-cup versions and wow! They are delicious! Making them is easy with the single serve cups and the flavor is absolutely amazing! I particularly love the Kind Cake flavor with some whipped cream and caramel on top - yum! Community Coffee is a high quality brand that is cherished here in the South and maybe something only us Southerners can really fully appreciate. Whatever their secret it, whether the fresh taste or something else, Community Coffee is a brand my family has been using since I was a child and one I continue to keep in my kitchen today. I love their original flavors, but love their unique flavors, such as these.
Aside from their delicious and high quality coffee, there is something more to this brand that I love and that is that they stand behind our troops - something I proudly support. They have a Military Match
program, which is their way of giving back to the community. More than 2.2 million men and women serve in the U.S. military and approximately 400,000 are stationed abroad in one of the 150 countries U.S. military bases are maintained. Thatâ€™s 2.2 million reasons Community Coffee Company supports U.S. military personnel by doubling orders to ensure servicemen and servicewomen get a cup of home. I think this program is amazing and makes me love this company even more!
If you haven`t tried Community Coffee already then you certainly need to!