Thursday, October 15, 2009
Carnivale Cake from Community Coffee - Have Your Cake And Drink It Too!!
A king cake:
(sometimes rendered as kingcake, kings' cake, king's cake, or three kings cake) is a type of cake associated with the festival of Epiphany in the Christmas season in a number of countries, and in other places with Mardi Gras and Carnival. It is popular in Christmas season in France, Belgium and Switzerland (galette/gâteau des Rois), Portugal (Bolo Rei), Spain (Roscón de Reyes and in Catalonia called tortell), Greece and Cyprus (vasilopita) and Bulgaria (banitsa). In the United States, which celebrates Carnival ranging from Pensacola, Florida to East Texas, centered on New Orleans it is associated instead with Mardi Gras season traditions.
I was lucky enough to score a bag of Private Reserve Carnivale Cake Community Coffee (TM). This blend won't be available for order until December, but be sure to mark your calendars, set your blackberries and get ready to tweet about it.
I made a pot for the office this morning, and here are just a few of the comments:
"Not too sweet, but just sweet enough and this is from a guy who takes his coffee black. For the regular coffee drinker, it's brewed just right though its a touch on the lighter side. I tend to like things a bit on the stronger side. Smells spectacular--you could bottle up the scent and sell it as perfume. Me like a lot." (Gareth)
"Can't wait until I get to New Orleans for Mardi Gras (Leah)"
While you're waiting for this particular brew, check out the other varieties that Community has to offer:
If the coffee is this good, it must be from "The Big Easy!"
Have a great day, chere!
at 11:07 AM