Mom in Training: Community Coffee and King Cakes Review

January 24, 2011

Community Coffee and King Cakes Review


I'll start off by telling you YES this cake tastes as great as it looks! We recently had the opportunity to try the Marguerite's Cajun Praline King Cake and Community Café Special Coffee. The King Cake is filled with cream cheese and toasted pecans, and smothered in sweet creamy caramel and pecan praline icing. So sweet and so wonderful! Each cake includes a tiny plastic baby that you insert in the bottom of the cake before serving. Tradition has it that the person who receives the baby in their piece of cake must buy the next king cake or host the next party.  The Community Café Special Coffee was a wonderful pairing with the cake.  Nice smooth flavor that warms all the way down.


Community Coffee Company is letting the ‘Good Times Roll’ with its Carnivale Cake Coffee and King Cakes (in either cinnamon, cream cheese or Cajun Praline). The King Cakes are shipped overnight through CommunityCoffee.com with a free bag of Café Special®, which will pair beautifully with your King Cake. You can also purchase King Cakes fresh daily at your local CC’s Community Coffee House®. 

Buy it: These items and more are also available for purchase on the Community Coffee website.

Available Gift Sets: 
Mardi Gras Gift Set ($12.95) – This set includes a 12 oz. bag of Carnivale Cake ground coffee and Community Coffee Company’s Mardi Gras travel tumbler. Mardi Gras beads complete the package. 

Mardi Gras Travel Tumbler ($6.95) - Celebrate Mardi Gras year round with this fun and festive tumbler. This premium tumbler holds 16 ounces, features a sleek design and swivel lid and is microwavable. What better way to enjoy your Community® coffee or tea on the go! To keep your tumbler looking its best, we recommend hand-washing. Please note that this product is not spill-proof. 

New Orleans Gift Set ($12.95) - Celebrate the rich history and culture of the Crescent City with our New Orleans gift set. Included is our exquisite Fleur-De-Lis premium tumbler and a 12 oz. package of our Crescent City Blend® whole bean coffee. A spirited New Orleans gourmet coffee blend of good times and great flavor - as interesting as the French Quarter itself! This full-bodied, medium-dark roast coffee is lively and rich. It is a tribute to the rich, bold coffee served in New Orleans. 

Marguerite's Traditional King Cake ($55.95 including shipping) - This braided sweet roll dough pastry is laced with cinnamon and baked to perfection, then iced in the Mardi Gras colors of purple (justice), green (faith) and gold (power). Each cake includes a tiny plastic baby that is inserted before shipping. Tradition has it that the person who receives the baby in his/her piece of cake must buy the next king cake or host the next party. It serves about 12 people.  The gift set includes a free 12 oz. bag of Community Café Special®, a medium-dark blend that is served in the finest New Orleans restaurants and is the perfect complement to King Cake. (Beads and commemorative 2010 Mardi Gras cup are also included) 

Marguerite's Cream Cheese King Cake ($62.95 including shipping) – This is the same great taste as a traditional King Cake filled with cream cheese. It also includes a free 12 oz. bag of Community Café Special®

Marguerite's Cajun Praline King Cake ($65.95 including shipping) - This delicious King Cake filled with cream cheese and toasted pecans, is smothered in sweet creamy caramel and pecan praline icing. It also includes a free 12 oz. bag of Community Café Special®.


Carnivale Cake ($7.99) - This medium roasted Central American flavored coffee has a perfectly balanced blend of vanilla and cinnamon. Enjoy the flavor of Mardi Gras in every cup. [12 oz. bag]


King Cakes, Carnivale Cake ground coffee and Mardi Gras travel mugs are also available at all 29 CC’s Community Coffee House® locations at the following prices: plain, $16.95; cream cheese, $20.95 and praline, $23.95. King Cake slices are available at all coffee houses and kiosks for $2.25-$2.75.



CC’s has been voted best coffee house in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette by Gambit Weekly, 225 Magazine, Baton Rouge Parent’s Magazine and Times of Acadiana.

Community Coffee Company has sold the finest fresh-roasted premium coffee in Louisiana since Henry Norman “Cap” Saurage began selling coffee out of his country store in 1919. Today, Community® coffee can be found in grocery and convenience stores, offices, hotels and some of the best restaurants throughout the South. It is also served daily at CC’s Community Coffee House® locations in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans, and is available worldwide through CommunityCoffee.com. Community Coffee Company is the largest family owned and operated retail coffee brand in America.

Disclosure: I was provided the Marguerite's Cajun Praline King Cake for my review, no other compensation was received in exchange for my review.

3 comments:

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  2. I have tried the Community Coffee and loved it. Thank you for the review!

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  3. I would love to try this coffee out. It looks delicious, and I love coffee a lot.

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