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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.

Coffee is My Valentine

Valentine's Day Happy Valentine’s Day! While we now celebrate the holiday as a day of love, the story of Valentine’s Day is actually shrouded in mystery.

History of Valentine’s Day

The most popular legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served in Rome during the third century. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing how wrong this was, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriage ceremonies for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

According to another legend, an imprisoned man named Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting after he fell in love with a young girl (possibly his jailor’s daughter). Before his death, he allegedly wrote her a letter signed “From Your Valentine,” an expression that is still used today.

Modern Day Valentine

Dark RoastNowadays, you won’t be put to death for confessing your love, but don’t get caught giving (or receiving) the same cliché gifts each year. Instead, try giving the gift of a Community coffee and dessert pairing!

  • Is your sweetie a choco-holic? Whether it’s a decadent chocolate cake or chocolate brownies, rich chocolate desserts pair well with our Dark Roast. The bold, full-bodied, yet smooth flavor accentuates the cocoa, resulting in an even greater chocolaty bite.
  • Cheesecake heals your heartbreak. Creamy desserts like crème brulee, cheesecake or tiramisu pair especially well with Café Special®. This medium-dark roast, with its smooth and distinct aroma, will help mend even the worst broken heart.
  • Do tarts melt your heart? If you or your Valentine prefer a fruity dessert like raspberry pie, fruit tarts or key lime pie, try pairing them with our Breakfast Blend. The tart flavor balanced with the sweet and mellow coffee will make everyone’s lips pucker up.

Nothing completes a day like a large cup of Community coffee, so this Valentine’s Day brew a pot and share the love.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Community Coffee Company!

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