Mardi Gras 2018 falls on Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Community Coffee Company, the largest family-owned and operated coffee company in the United States, unveils the new packaging for its Private Reserve® coffee. The history of Community Coffee goes all the way back to 1919 in Baton Rogue, LA when creator, Cap Saurage, began selling his coffee to local people and grocery stores. Four generations later, the same family is still selecting, roasting and perfecting great-tasting blends for coffee lovers everywhere.
Nothing says “good morning” like a warm cup of coffee—especially in this cold weather. With Mardi Gras right around the corner, what better way to start your day than with Community Coffee Company’s limited edition King Cake blend?
Made with 100% select Arabica coffee beans, this delicious combo of cinnamon & vanilla is the perfect way to celebrate Carnival season from the comfort of home. Enjoy Community Mardi Gras King Cake on its own or paired with a traditional NOLA dessert for an extra sweet treat!
The king of all flavored coffees. Enjoy this perfectly balanced blend made from only 100% select Arabica coffee beans.
- serves 8 to 10
- Active time: 30 minutes
- Total time:2 hours
For the King Cake:
- 2/3 cup golden raisins
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup toasted pecans, chopped (See Notes)
- 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 4 ounces cream cheese, chilled and cut into small pieces
- 2 tablespoons chopped candied ginger
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, plus additional for dusting counter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 package Dufour brand puff pastry, thawed according to package instructions (See Notes)
- 1 fava or kidney bean, or plastic baby doll
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
For the Glaze:
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons bourbon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Colored sanding sugar for decorating
For the King Cake: Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 375°F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Microwave in small bowl (or bring to boil in small saucepan) raisins, bourbon, orange zest, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 2 minutes in microwave, 5 minutes in saucepan. Cool to room temperature, 5 to 10 minutes.
In large bowl, using two dinner knives, cut in pecans, brown sugar, cream cheese, ginger, flour, and salt until mixture resembles coarse meal. Alternatively, work mixture together with fingertips. Stir in cooled raisin mixture.
Dust clean, dry counter with flour. Flour rolling pin. Roll pastry out to 20- by 15-inches. Distribute filling evenly over dough, leaving a 1-inch border on all sides. Place fava anywhere on filling.
Starting at the long end, roll dough up into a log. Transfer log to prepared baking sheet and shape into an oval, pressing ends to seal. Beat egg yolk and cream and brush over log.
Bake until puffed and golden, 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
For the Glaze:Whisk confectioners’ sugar, cream, bourbon, and salt together in medium bowl. Drizzle over cooled cake and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Serve.
Brewing for a Better Tomorrow! Community Coffee’s Cash for Schools® program has contributed to thousands of schools over the past 25 years by providing nearly $8M for textbooks, computers, playground equipment, and more. Wow! Enroll online and earn cash for your school with every purchase of Community® coffee.
Donations for Schools! Community Coffee Company is committed to giving back to the local communities they serve. They focus primarily on programs that benefit the local educational systems grades Pre-K through 12 as well as non-profit charitable organizations with 501(c)3 status. If you would like to request their participation in an event or a product donation, please submit your request a minimum of 30 days prior to your event on this online request form here.
About Community Coffee Company: Now in its 96th year, Community Coffee Company houses the largest family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America, and four generations of the Saurage family have operated the company since its inception. Founded in 1919, Community Coffee Company is an importer, roaster and distributor of the highest-quality premium coffees and teas, using only 100% Arabica coffee beans. For additional information, visit CommunityCoffee.com or find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.
List Price: $ 6.49 (12 oz. blend)