Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Community Coffee celebrates carnival season by releasing its signature Mardi Gras King Cake blend. This flavor is a tribute to the seasonal king cake tradition brought to Louisiana in 1870 and now enjoyed in cities across the country.
Introduced as a limited-edition item, the Mardi Gras King Cake blend became so popular that Community Coffee offers it year-round. Featuring cinnamon and vanilla, this blend provides the flavors of carnival in one cup.
“Community Coffee has strong roots in Louisiana. We began here more than 100 years ago, so our connection to Mardi Gras has always been extra special,” said Leah Herrington, Community Coffee EVP of sales and marketing.
“Our Mardi Gras King Cake Coffee is one way we can pay tribute to our origins, but more importantly, bring a cup of joy and celebration to our communities wherever they reside. We love introducing this unique tradition to new fans when they taste our Mardi Gras King Cake blend,” Herrington said.
According to tradition, king cake season begins Jan. 6, which is the Epiphany or Twelfth Night. The oval-shaped cakes, called king cakes in honor of the three kings, symbolize the unity of faiths.
Each cake is decorated in the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, gold and green, and has a tiny plastic baby charm hidden inside. The person who gets the baby in their slice of cake is “king” and brings the king cake to the next event. The last king cake of the year is traditionally served on Mardi Gras.
Community Coffee Mardi Gras King Cake is available online and at select grocers and retailers in 12-oz. bags or 12-count single-serve pods.
For more information or to order, go to communitycoffee.com.