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Saturday, August 21, 2010

My First Give Away - Community Coffee Company Review and Give Away (Giveaway has ended)

I was so excited when Community Coffee contacted me to let me do a review of their coffee.  This was my first opportunity to try any of their coffees.  My co-workers talk about the different flavors all the time.

A little on Community Coffee’s History
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 in Dixie, Louisiana, near Baton Rouge. 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. To learn more on Community Coffee’s History and Tradition click here.

Community Coffee has a program after my own heart.  My husband a I are prior military so I was very glad to see that they have a special program that sends care packages to the troops overseas. When you order 4 bags of Community coffee and they will deliver a Military Match Gift Box containing 8 bags of delicious Community coffee to any OVERSEAS military APO or FPO address. You can choose from 5 varieties of their "Red Bag" items.  You can read more about their program here.

~Now it’s my turn to tell you a little about the coffees I received from Community Coffee.
I received from Community Coffee the 12oz. ground Breakfast Blend and a crate gift sampler set containing 4 – 12oz. whole bean Sumatra, French Quarter Fusion, Louisiana Blend, & Evangeline blend for review.  I have described each blend below~

Breakfast Blend
The Breakfast Blend is a Medium Dark roast made with 100% arabica beans from around the world.
This coffee has a very mellow and smooth coffee house taste. It is a great blend to wake up to and sit on the porch early in the morning taking in the quietness of the day. 




The following four coffees (whole bean) were sent in a beautiful gift crate.


 




French Quarter Fusion
This exclusive coffee blend captures the vibrant spirit of the French Quarter by blending Central American and Indonesian coffees to evoke a rich, spicy flavor, wonderful acidity, balanced body and warm, tropical aroma
The French Quarter Fusion is very bold with a slight bitter taste. But after a few sips it really did not seem to be too over-powering.  It absolutely smells delicious when brewing.  This one is becoming one of my favorites.


Evangeline Blen
Evangeline Blend is an exclusive gourmet coffee blend created to honor Louisiana's most enduring legend. In the tradition of the poet Longfellow, this selection was crafted in honor of the bittersweet romance of Evangeline and Gabriel.
This is a dark roast coffee with a medium roast flavor.  We had a cup with cake for dessert one night after dinner and it was a huge hit.  It goes very well with deserts with it’s combination of a sweet and rich body.


Louisiana Blend
This blend of gourmet Latin American coffees embodies the distinctive flavor of Louisiana. The medium-dark roasted blend has a fruity acidity and nutty flavor
Louisiana Blend seems a bit strong and acidy at first.  My husband really enjoyed it.  He likes a good strong bold taste and this one delivered.


Sumatra Mandheling
This distinctive Indonesian coffee is grown in an area of Sumatra near the Indian Ocean. These unique conditions infuse the coffee beans with a slightly earthy flavor and pronounced herbal nuances.
The Sumatra Mandheling has become my husband’s favorite.  As I said before he enjoys a good bold flavor, but this one delivers smoothness with no after-taste.  It smells really strong when brewing, and I was skeptical about trying it.  I was really surprised at the nice smooth taste.
Delicious!




Links for Community Coffee:
Community Coffee Co. Web Site - http://www.communitycoffee.com/ccc/default.aspx
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/communitycoffeecompany
Twitter - www.twitter.com/commuitycoffee

Now it is your turn! 
TO WIN IT!

Community Coffee has generously offered to give 1 lucky follower a chance to win everything I have reviewed ( One 12oz. ground Breakfast Blend and a crate gift sampler set containing four 12oz. whole bean Sumatra, French Quarter Fusion, Louisiana Blend, and the Evangeline blend).

Due to postal prices this give away is for US residents only.


Mandatory Entry (All entries must have a working email address so I can contact you)
Visit the Community Coffee website, take a look around, then come back here and tell me which flavor you would like to try (besides what is in the giveaway).  Leave me a comment letting me know.


Extra Entries (must do mandatory entry first, please leave a separate form comment for each entry)

1 entry- How do you drink your coffee (example:  do you drink it black or do you add lots of sugar, maybe you like it hot or like it better cold)

1 entry- "like" Community Coffee on Facebook

1 entry- Follow Community Coffee on twitter @CommunityCoffee

1 entry- Follow my blog (if you are already following my blog, please mention that in your entry)

1 entry- Follow me on twitter @vickcook01

1 entry- Tweet this giveaway, you may click the tweet this button at the top of the post, leave me the URL of your tweet (can be done daily)

Again please remember you must have a working email address in so I can contact the winner. 

This giveaway ends on at 11:9pm (Central) on 9/21/2010. I will be using random.org to pick the winner and will notify the winner via email.  The winner has 48 hrs to contact me with their mailing address before I pick a new winner. The giveaway will be shipped from Community Coffee. Victoria’s Voice is not responsible for shipping or lost/damaged prizes.

Good luck to everyone!

I received this product  from Community Coffee free for  review, I was not paid for my review.  All opinions are my own.

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