Community Coffee Company is letting the ‘Good Times Roll’ with its Carnivale Cake Coffee and King Cakes (in either cinnamon, cream cheese or Cajun Praline). The King Cakes are shipped overnight through CommunityCoffee.com with a free bag of Café Special®, which will pair beautifully with your King Cake. You can also purchase King Cakes fresh daily at your local CC’s Community Coffee House®.
There are several products to choose from:
Mardi Gras Gift Set ($12.95) – This set includes a 12 oz. bag of Carnivale Cake ground coffee and Community Coffee Company’s Mardi Gras travel tumbler. Mardi Gras beads complete the package.
Mardi Gras Travel Tumbler ($6.95) – Celebrate Mardi Gras year round with this fun and festive tumbler. This premium tumbler holds 16 ounces, features a sleek design and swivel lid and is microwavable. What better way to enjoy your Community® coffee or tea on the go! To keep your tumbler looking its best, we recommend hand-washing. Please note that this product is not spill-proof.
New Orleans Gift Set ($12.95) – Celebrate the rich history and culture of the Crescent City with our New Orleans gift set. Included is our exquisite Fleur-De-Lis premium tumbler and a 12 oz. package of our Crescent City Blend® whole bean coffee. A spirited New Orleans gourmet coffee blend of good times and great flavor – as interesting as the French Quarter itself! This full-bodied, medium-dark roast coffee is lively and rich. It is a tribute to the rich, bold coffee served in New Orleans.
Marguerite’s Traditional King Cake ($55.95 including shipping) – This braided sweet roll dough pastry is laced with cinnamon and baked to perfection, then iced in the Mardi Gras colors of purple (justice), green (faith) and gold (power). Each cake includes a tiny plastic baby that is inserted before shipping. Tradition has it that the person who receives the baby in his/her piece of cake must buy the next king cake or host the next party. It serves about 12 people. The gift set includes a free 12 oz. bag of Community Café Special®, a medium-dark blend that is served in the finest New Orleans restaurants and is the perfect complement to King Cake. (Beads and commemorative 2010 Mardi Gras cup are also included)
Marguerite’s Cream Cheese King Cake ($62.95 including shipping) – This is the same great taste as a traditional King Cake filled with cream cheese. It also includes a free 12 oz. bag of Community Café Special®.
Marguerite’s Cajun Praline King Cake ($65.95 including shipping) – This delicious King Cake filled with cream cheese and toasted pecans, is smothered in sweet creamy caramel and pecan praline icing. It also includes a free 12 oz. bag of Community Café Special®.
Carnivale Cake – ($8.49) – This medium roasted Central American flavored coffee has a perfectly balanced blend of vanilla and cinnamon. Enjoy the flavor of Mardi Gras in every cup. [12 oz. bag]
King Cakes and Carnivale Cake ground coffee are also available at all 29 CC’s Community Coffee House® locations at the following prices: plain, $13.95; cream cheese, $15.95 and praline, $15.95. King Cake slices are available at all coffee houses and kiosks for $1.40-$1.50.
Community Coffee sent me a Traditional King Cake to try for myself, and I waited until my daughter’s Birthday party started to serve it. It was so hard to wait! The smell of that King Cake sitting on my counter was so tempting!
The Birthday party finally came, and everyone agreed that this cake was moist with a great flavor! I liked the almond flavoring of the icing. I also liked how the baby was placed inside the cake by the bakery, so no one knew where it was! How exciting!
The King Cake package contained a few Mardi Gras beads inside of a Mardi Gras cup and information on the history the King Cake and the carnival season. A 12oz. bag of Cafe Special Coffee was sent, too. (The coffee speaks for itself. Who doesn’t love a cup of Community Coffee?)
Being over 400 miles from Louisiana, it’s not easy to find a King Cake like they make ‘back home’. They have them here in Texas, but it is nothing like ‘the real thing’! I would recommend ordering and/or shipping this cake to any of your family and friends….whether they live near or far! I would order this King Cake again. And again. And again. Delish!
Many thanks to Community Coffee who sent me a Traditional King Cake Package in exchange for this review.