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Happy Holidays From Our Family to Yours!

Happy_Holidays

If the holiday season reminds you of cozy moments sipping a cup of Community® coffee, we invite you to sit back and enjoy our latest video. Join Donald and his trusty truck, Eugene, as they light up a sleepy town with a splash of holiday spirit. Share the joy — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJAojMZWk7s

 

 

 

Dazzle Overnight Guests

Choc_ToppersChocolate is always a good start.

Add an extra hint of chocolate to your Community® coffee with a chocolate covered spoon. Melt your choice of chocolate, dip the spoon in the mixture and freeze overnight. Stir it in with your coffee. It’s a simple, yummy treat — Great for adding a little spark in your morning routine or to dazzle your overnight guests.

Or for an extra Christmasy treat, try using a candy cane dipped in chocolate as your spoon. Then you get a chocolate and peppermint addition to your morning cup of coffee.

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Consider setting up a flavored coffee bar. Brew pots of each of the Community seasonal variety coffees and organize them in individual carafes with fun name plates noting each flavor. Your guests are sure to enjoy your early morning flare.

 

Finishing Touches

Take the time to be thankful this holiday season. Don’t get so caught up in planning that you forget to enjoy your holiday. You’re supposed to be celebrating with friends and family, so keep it simple.

  • Calculate the time of your guests’ arrival so your food is done and you can enjoy the party. The last thing you want to be is running around stirring pots and heating up rolls when you could and should be welcoming guests and catching up.
  • Choose appetizers that are easy to restock and to eat. You want people to mix and mingle, and overly complicated and drippy foods can hinder conversations.MyFirstCup_GS_83857_lrg
  • Add a touch of elegance. How about a table-side coffee preparation in a French Press? The French Press is a more elegant way to brew your coffee. It relies on the “steeping method,” in which the coffee grounds are completely infused with hot water, extracting the flavor. You simply add hot water, let it steep and press down the plunger. This method results in a heavier-bodied coffee. Also, consider sippable holiday treats like the new Community Bread Pudding , or traditional seasonal favorites like Community Bananas Foster and Pecan Praline flavored coffees.
  • Think about a fun remembrance. It could be as simple as custom wrapping cookies or snapping instant Polaroid photos for guests to take with them. You want to not only enjoy your party but be able to have a memento to remember it.

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Keep in mind during this holiday season that coffee gift sets can make a great hostess gift as well as a unique present for any coffee connoisseur. Coffee lovers have a variety of items from which to choose to fit any budget and taste preference. Check out CommunityCoffee.com. Also, to learn more about  Community Coffee Company, watch our latest videos.

Designing a Good Time

filigreeHoliday menu design doesn’t have to be complicated, but there is an art to it. Consider the style of your event and what tone you’d like to set. In general the more formal the party, the more formal the food should be.

Consider including a selection of flavors and textures. Perhaps serve something spicy, something creamy and soothing, and then add something crunchy.

Always start with a staple dish that most people will eat. This would be a typical dip that every palate can enjoy. Then you can get creative with other complementary foods that your more discerning palates will enjoy.

Try to keep your perspective. Take advantage of recipes that you can make ahead of time. That way, you can enjoy the party, too. Make vegetable casseroles ahead of time, but put toppings such as buttered breadcrumbs in a separate container and add them just before baking to keep them crisp. Pie crusts, rolls, cookies and other baked goods can be prepared a week ahead and frozen. holiday_bread_puddParties are meant to be fun and enjoyed. A top priority on your to-do list should be enjoy the moment.

Visuals are important so think about the shape and color of food. If the food looks good, people will try it. If everything you offer sits on little crackers, you’re not providing any visual variety.

Remember your dessert finale paired with just the right coffee. A general rule of coffee-pairing thumb is the richer the dessert (i.e. chocolate, praline or peanut butter flavoring), the darker the roast. Also, sippable holiday treats like Community Bread Pudding, Bananas Foster and Pecan Praline flavored coffees can also add a lovely finishing touch. You were going to brew a pot of coffee anyway, why not kick it up a notch with a unique holiday flavor?

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Keep in mind during this holiday season that coffee gift sets can make a great hostess gift as well as a unique present for any coffee connoisseur. Coffee lovers have a variety of items from which to choose to fit any budget and taste preference. Check out CommunityCoffee.com. Also, to learn more about  Community Coffee Company, watch our latest videos.

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What We’re Thankful For…

We’re thankful for our military, many of which don’t have the luxury of coming home for the holidays. There are many organizations that help by offering programs to ensure our military get a taste of home. Of course, we recommend a cup of home.

We’ve been doubling orders to military APO/FPO addresses to the tune of more 19,000 pounds of coffee given to support our servicemen and servicewomen. Send 4 bags of coffee to your loved one and we’ll match your order plus throw in an offical Community Coffee Military Match mug.

Enjoy your holiday and turkey and remember to be thankful for those serving to protect our freedom.

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Give thanks to our troops with a Military Match Gift Box, click below for more details!

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Thanksgiving – Last Minute Tips

 shutterstock_2636008We’ll be quick because Thanksgiving is here. So even if you’re an experienced cook who’s prepared Thanksgiving dinner multiple times, there are ways to make the meal taste better and the preparation more seamless. Here are quick last minute tips to help you pull off the holiday dinner without a hitch.

  • Heat plates and meat platters at 300 degrees for 5 minutes so food will stay hot longer.
  • Ice, ice and more ice. It is always needed in big quantities. Get what you think you need, and then add an extra bag.
  • Let the turkey rest after roasting by removing it from the roasting pan and letting it sit about 20 minutes before carving. The juices will go back into the meat, giving you a moister main dish.
  • Toasting nuts will intensify the flavor of pecans and other nuts used in salads and other dishes. Put them on a cookie sheet and bake in a 350-degree oven about 7-8 minutes.shutterstock_627603

Finally, you’ve worked hard so enjoy your party plus our special offer on some delicious coffee. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Give thanks to our troops with a Military Match Gift Box, click below for more details!

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Cake of the Week: Sweet Potato Coffee Cake with Caramel Glaze

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Community® coffee goes well with Coffee Cake:)

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If you’re looking for something to wow your family and guests this week, this Sweet Potato Coffee Cake is for you. Not only can you serve cake for breakfast or an afternoon snack, it has swirls of brown-sugar-cinnamon and is topped with a caramel glaze. Your guests will remember it long after their Thanksgiving food comas have subsided!

While this cake is impressive in its presentation, it isn’t something you can just whip up. Because the dough has to rise in two different steps (for two hours total), this would be a good cake to prepare ahead of time or the day before you plan to serve it. It’s full of sweet potato and cinnamon flavor, and a little orange zest. Those flavors plus the caramel drizzle take this coffee cake over the top!

You could also top it with some chopped pecans or cranberries. In the reviews and ratings…

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Brew Up Your Own Holiday Cheer

Tart DessertsCoffee and dessert pairings are very similar to choosing the right wine for a meal. Coffee grown in various parts of the world and roasted at different levels will produce subtly different flavors. These flavors are the perfect accent for various types of desserts – whether they’re tart, fruited, creamy, chocolate or spiced. The trick is to use coffee made with the highest quality Arabica beans and one that supports the flavor notes in the dessert.

Here are a few desserts that are commonly served in homes and restaurants, along with each dessert’s complementary coffee:

  • Pecan pie (caramel flavor) – Café Special®, Breakfast Blend (smooth and mellow)
  • Cheesecake (creamy dessert) – Café Special® (fragrant and slightly nutty)
  • Fruit pie (tangy) – Medium Roast (fruity flavor)
  • Chocolate cake (strong and rich) – Dark Roast, Breakfast Blend. You’ll need a dark roast to stand up to the flavor!

RichCakesA general rule of thumb: the richer the dessert (i.e. chocolate, praline or peanut butter flavoring), the darker the roast.

Another option is to make the coffee the dessert.
Who would have thought to combine the rich Southern dessert of bread pudding with the best tasting coffee? We did. We’ve highlighted the flavors of the season with our new Bread Pudding variety. No heavy syrups, just the coffee customer’s love roasted with the right touch of caramel and brown sugar flavoring.

Savor sippable holiday treats like Community Coffee Company’s new Bread Pudding, or traditional seasonal favorites like its Bananas Foster and Pecan Praline.

For four generations, we’ve gone beyond to help make the holidays more festive – and more delicious. So take your next party from beyond good – to great.
You’ll find these coffees at grocery stores as well as on our website along with a coffee pairing guide.

Keep in mind during this holiday season that coffee gift sets can make a great hostess gift as well as a unique present for any coffee connoisseur. Coffee lovers have a variety of items from which to choose to fit any budget and taste preference. Check out CommunityCoffee.com.

Beyond Brave: Honoring Veterans Day

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.” — U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaiming Armistice Day for November 11, 1919.

Flag_CupIn 1926, Congress adopted a resolution declaring November 11 as Armistice Day, and then changed the name to Veterans Day in 1954.

Since then, Veterans Day is a time to remember and recognize those brave men and women who have gone into harm’s way and the sacrifices they have made to protect our freedom. We owe our freedoms to the sacrifice made by our nation’s veterans.

Every day, our U.S. military men and military women show us what it truly means to go beyond. It can be so important to our servicemen and servicewomen to get a care package from home. And, of course, we’d suggest a little cup of home — a great cup of coffee goes a long way to provide comfort.

Final_MilitaryMatchPageCommunity Coffee Company would like to express a sincere THANK YOU to all veterans past, present and future. And to that end, we have been doubling coffee orders sent to our troops overseas since 2008 and have donated more than 19,500 pounds of coffee. 

Through our Military Match program, customers can purchase four bags of Community® coffee for those serving abroad and the company will match the order with four additional bags to military addresses (APO/FPO addresses). All eight bags plus a signature Military Match mug will be shipped to the APO/FPO address provided.

 We encourage you to find a way to show your support of our troops this Veterans Day.

Beyond Good Coffee

BridgeCommunity® Coffee has a history of going beyond.

For more than 90 years, we’ve remained steadfast in our commitment to crafting the world’s best tasting coffee. And by believing that everything we do should be as good as everything we sell, we’ve also remained committed to building the world’s best coffee company. That’s because we understand that beyond is the only place ordinary can’t follow. That beyond having standards, there’s setting them.

To hear more about our story, check out these videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_0lUtgKJGE

Beyond passion, there’s obsession. Beyond good, there’s great. Which is why beyond good coffee, there’s Community Coffee.

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