Are you a fan of flavored coffee? Then you're gonna love what I have for you from Community Coffee! They are giving one of my readers a Louisiana Holiday Blends Gift Set! More on that later...
Community Coffee is a legend in the coffee business. They have been around for a long time.
In 1924, he closed the store and converted his backyard barn into a coffee mill, using coffee beans purchased from a local roaster. In 1941, Cap's son H. Norman Saurage Jr. purchased the company's first coffee roaster, having decided that Community should roast its own coffee to ensure quality at every step. A roasting plant was built in Baton Rouge in 1946.
Over the years, Community Coffee Company would take countless steps to ensure the quality of its product. In 1955, the company began importing green coffee beans directly from coffee plantations in Brazil. In 1970, a new plant was built on the Mississippi River in Port Allen, Louisiana. In 1980, Community introduced the nation's first vacuum-sealed coffee package.
The first CC's Community Coffee House opened on the corner of Jefferson and Magazine Street in New Orleans in 1995. Dozens more opened during the 10 years that followed.
It's been more than 90 years since Cap Saurage founded Community Coffee Company, but their mission has never changed – to share their passion for great coffee with their customers.
And it shows in their delicious coffees! I was delighted with the Louisiana Holiday Blends Gift Set. It contains 4 12-oz. packages of coffee: Holiday Jazz®, Bread Pudding, Breakfast Blend, and Cinnamon Roll.
And it makes a great gift for those coffee lovers on your list! It comes packaged in a nice black box with a clear top so you can see the tempting coffees inside. No doubt this would put a smile on anyone's face!
Cinnamon Roll is the one I was most looking forward to trying. I found out a few years ago just how great cinnamon and coffee go together! And this coffee did not disappoint. Not too heavy on the cinnamon... more like dunking a fresh cinnamon roll in your cup of coffee. Delicious!
Holiday Jazz was my second favorite. It's kind of spicy, in a good way. I guess that's the "jazz" part. :) Kind of hard to describe...just full of flavor and very robust, without being bitter or too strong. They describe it as having a "tropical floral aroma". It's definitely exotic! A good coffee for holiday company, or just to enjoy on a cold winter night.
But my favorite was Breakfast Blend. As much as I love flavored coffee, for an everyday morning I prefer "regular" coffee. Community Coffee's Breakfast Blend is the smoothest I've ever tried. Perfect pot of coffee every time!
All in all I am delighted with the Louisiana Holiday Blends Gift Set. In fact I'm thinking of getting a couple of these for my boss and for a coffee-loving friend. At only $29.95, it makes a very special, gracious, and much-appreciated gift.
Community Coffee has more great gift sets on their website, everything from corporate gifts to holiday tumblers. Check out their offerings. I'm sure you'll find something perfect for a special person on your gift list!
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Giveaway ends midnight CST Wednesday December 15. Hopefully that will still be plenty of time to get your gift set to you by Christmas. But hurry!!
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Disclaimer: I was provided a sample from Community Coffee gratis in exchange for providing an unbiased review of the product. (Thanks Blair!) No other monetary consideration was involved, and my review was not influenced in any way.