If anyone has ever noticed the footer on this website, they’ll see that TravelingMamas.com is not only powered by the WordPress content management system, but also Community Coffee. I’ve personally been drinking this caffeinated brew since I was a toddler watching Saturday morning cartoons and my mother would prepare a diluted version of cafe au lait (coffee milk) in my sippy cup.
Community Coffee may not be popular with the trendy Los Angeles or NYC java drinkers, but that’s because these coffee drinkers have yet to sample a quality cup of Joe by this honest, family-owned company. The name says it all – Community. This private company has been around for over 90 years and has been an integral part of business deals and law passing in Louisiana. They also support local schools with Community Cash for Schools program. In their subtle, unassuming manner, this company even supports the places where a few types of their coffee beans are harvested. They quietly have brought prosperity and a means of support to African tribes and South American villages.
This humble company won my heart many years ago and it is apparent that they have the hearts of Louisianians everywhere. Community Coffee kept me going when I worked long, hard nights building the bones TravelingMamas.com and many of the other sites I’ve created and developed. It gave me a much needed boost as I finished the manuscript of my latest book. It keeps me and coworkers awake and aware as we work many long nights and weekends in the emergency services field. Community Coffee was even there when my grandfather passed away and the family gathered at his farm after his funeral, adding a small bit of comfort to our family during a time of grief and remembrance. Most recently, Community Coffee helped me get through my son’s recent emergency surgery. Their CC’s Coffee Shop employees at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge gave me a laugh and smile with their personalities (see below).
Community Coffee doesn’t brag about what they’ve done for almost a century. Instead, this company focuses their energy on continually providing a quality product that brings family and friends together. For some that have moved away, a sip of fresh brewed Community Coffee may spark a memory of their time living in Louisiana.
Community Coffee has gernerously supplied a gift pack of their New Orleans Blend coffee and a Fleur-de-Lis travel tumbler for one randomly chosen commenter. I have one of these tumblers and take it with me anytime I leave the house. Its shape fits comfortably in my hand and always sparks up a conversation, either by someone in an airport who misses Louisiana or a passerby hollering “Whodat!”
Rules: Leave one comment per email address regarding your experience with Community Coffee or if you haven’t tried it, just say you haven’t tried it. Want extra entries? Fan Community Coffee Company on Facebook and/or tweet about them on Twitter (@CommunityCoffee). Leave another comment stating you’re a fan and another that you’ve tweeted about it. Must be a US or Canadian citizen at least 18 years old. Contest ends 11:59pm (CST) Tuesday March 2, 2010. Winner will be notified by email and must supply mailing address within three days of contest closing or will forfeit their prize, which will be awarded to another entrant.
This contest item was supplied by the company and has in no way influenced my opinion. I’ve been using this product for 34 years and have no problem in promoting something I use every day. Community Coffee is available online and in select stores throughout the southern United States.
Update: A few entries commented about the one-cup coffee pods for those hotels that use this style coffee maker. Community Coffee has them available for purchase – Community Coffee One-Cup Coffee Pods.
“Sadly, I have never tasted Community Coffee….after reading about it here, I feel my life has been incomplete without it. I love coffee and would love to try this java taste bud sensation!”
Jaque, let us know what you think of your fabulous travel tumbler and Community Coffee New Orleans Blend.