Holiday Gift Guide ~ Community Coffee Review & Giveaway

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I love coffee. My mornings haven't officially started until I have had my morning coffee. Because I am currently nursing, I prefer a decaf blend but most of the time I love a nice cup of fully leaded coffee. :) My favorite coffees are the flavored ones, although I recently learned that I can flavor my own coffee which has been so much fun. So, I don't know many people who do not like coffee and I think that coffee can make a fantastic Christmas gift...especially for the hard-to-by-for person.
Today, I am going to talk to you a little bit about Community Coffee. This is a company that manufactures some really tasty coffees and gifts for the coffee lover. My mom knows a couple who absolutely adore Community Coffee and it is all they drink! Personally, I think their coffees are wonderful too and this time of the year is wonderful for featuring this company on my blog. Here is a bit more of the history of Community Coffee...

For four generations, the Saurage family of Louisiana has owned and operated Community Coffee Company. In 1919, Henry Norman "Cap" Saurage discovered the secret of making this great-tasting coffee in his country store on the north edge of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He named his coffee "Community" in honor of his community of friends. 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 our mission has never changed – to share our passion for great coffee with our customers.

I have tried Community Coffee before and was very excited when they agreed to be a part of my Holiday Gift Guide!
So, for this review I was sent the Season's Greetings Variety Pack and it is sooo lovely! It contains four bags of ground coffee in four different flavors. In this pack you will find Holiday Jazz, Dark Roast, Cafe' Special and Bread Pudding flavored coffee.
I already know that I love the Bread Pudding coffee, so I thought I would try the Cafe' Special. It sounded like a coffee that would not be really strong and that is what I prefer. 
The aroma of this coffee is isn't too strong and smells very fresh too. I love whole bean coffee but hate having to grind my own beans (I don't have a grinder either) ground coffee is my preference for convenience's sake.
After my coffee was done brewing, I added some French Vanilla creamer to coffee and took a sip. The flavor is amazing. Full, fresh and flavorful, this coffee helped me jump-start my day and prepare myself for the busy hours that awaited me. I have enjoyed several cups since and each cup has been perfect!

Along with this Season's Greetings Variety Pack (which retails for $29.99), Community Coffee also offers several other beautiful seasonal gift packs that would make wonderful gifts. If you are looking for a great Chinese Auction gift, why not check out Community Coffee? I, for one, would LOVE to receive one of these gift packs as a present! :)

So, in my opinion...Community Coffee is a wonderful coffee company! With their wide variety of gift ideas and coffee selections, they are sure to have something for everyone. I love the coffee sampler I was sent and am especially enjoying the Cafe' Special and Bread Pudding flavored coffees....yummm. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone! :)
Community Coffee has offered to give away a Season's Greetings Variety Pack to one of my readers!!! Here are your entry options...
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Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post.I did receive a free Season's Greetings Variety Pack for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the Community Coffee website and email. Prize is being provided and shipped by the sponsor.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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  1. I'd like to try Earl Grey Pods

  2. I would love to try their 5 Star Hotel Blend Ground Coffee.

  3. I love the 12 oz. Ground Private Reserve®
    Bread Pudding

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  4. Love to give the Honey Lemon Green Tea Pods a try

  5. I would like to try the whole bean Founder's Blend.

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  6. I'd like to try Whole Bean Private Reserve®
    Louisiana Blend

  7. I'd love to try the French Roast. Mmm!
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  8. I would like to try the Southern Christmas Treats

  9. I also like this - Lemon and Sugar Tea Mix.
    Thank you.

  10. I'd like to try the French Vanilla Coffee.

  11. I would like Limited Edition Ornament Gift Set
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  12. I'd like to try the Evangeline Blend
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  13. I'd like to try Honey Lemon Green Tea Pods

  14. I would love to try the Ground Private Reserve Breakfast Blend coffee.

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  16. I would like the
    30 ct.
    Honey Lemon Green Tea Pods

  17. I'd try Ground Colombia Classico

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  18. I'd love to try the Bananas Foster

  19. I would love to try the Espresso.


  20. i'd like to try their french vanilla coffee - yum!

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  21. The 12 oz. Whole Bean Private Reserve Sumatra Mandheling

  22. I would like to try their dark roast!

  23. I would like to try the french roast

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  24. Dark roast would be great to try!

  25. I would love to try carnivale cake!
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  26. id love the
    12 oz. Ground Private Reserve®
    Pecan Praline


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