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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Celebrate Mardi Gras With A Unique King Cake Coffee

Grab a package of King Cake Coffee and start the celebration

I was sent samples of coffee to facilitate this post.

 This year the Mardi Gras does not happen until March so that means the celebration will be a long one this year. The official kickoff of Mardi Gras Carnival starts January 6th and ends with the famous Fat Tuesday parade, the day before Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, a time that people choose to give up something to represent the 40-day period of Christ’s time of temptation in the wilderness. So the celebration of Mardi Gras is a time to not only party but it also has some other unique traditions. So grab a cup of coffee and learn some unique facts about Mardi Gras. If your store carries Community Coffee, you will want to stock up on their Mardi Gras King Cake coffee for the long Carnival Celebration. 

 Mardi Gras King Cake is a sweet blend of cinnamon & vanilla

  The one thing NOLA is known for beyond their food is knowing how to party. Did you know that their biggest celebration Mardi Gras actually starts in January? Called the "carnivale" season, it officially begins each year on January 6. This Feast of the Epiphany, 'King's Day', starts with traditional balls occurring in the weeks that lead up to the big event- Mardi Gras. The people of NOLA love to celebrate weekly with the delicious King Cake. This is a traditional sweet cake that has a plastic baby(the King) in it and whoever finds the baby has to bring the next cake the following week. We all know that coffee goes great with cake, so Community© Coffee introduced Mardi Gras King Cake coffee so people could have a great cup of coffee to go with their cake.

My son and I made a Kings Cake-Get the recipe HERE

Its party time so grab some a mug of King Cake Coffee 

Mardi Gras is also known for its colorful beads and fun masks. Here are some other unique facts.

1. The Mardi Gras colors are purple, green and gold. 
Remember to coordinate your outfit appropriately. Rex, the King of the Carnival, selected the signature colors of Mardi Gras in 1892. The purple represents justice, green represents faith, and gold indicates power.

2. Any beads shorter than two feet long are unacceptable unless they are made of glass.
 The bigger and longer the beads, the better. The beads are tossed from parade floats and balconies but you don't have to flash anything to get the pretty beads. So keep your shirt on as this misconception came about after some late-night parties and a few spring break-aged tourists who had too much to drink.

3. Cool Coconuts
 Beyond the beads, a coveted souvenir from Mardi Gras you may not have heard of is the Zulu krewe's decorated “golden” coconut, which is tossed out to crowds during the parade. So stand close to the floats and you might just catch this lucky souvenir.

4. Mardi Gras Masks
 The signature look of the celebration, masks, is more than just a colorful decoration. Masks were used as a symbol of hiding from social and class constraints and were considered a way to hide from the “evil” deeds that were done on Mardi Gras.

5. First U.S. Mardi Gras
 While New Orleans is now considered the home of Mardi Gras, it actually did not begin in the Big Easy. In 1699, French-Canadian explorer Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville declared what is now known as Mobile, Alabama, the "Pointe du Mardi Gras" after he and his men realized they landed there on the eve of Mardi Gras.

6. King Cake Baby
 Why is there a baby in a cake? The King Cake continues the celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany, the coming of the wise men bearing gifts to the Christ Child, with a special cake to honor the Three Kings. This tradition originated in Europe where a bean or a coin would be hidden inside of the cake for good fortune to the finder.

7. Shrove Tuesday
 Mardi Gras is also linked to Shrove Tuesday, a tradition that is now informally known as “Pancake Day.”Pancake Day is a way to use as much milk, fats, and eggs as possible before Ash Wednesday begins. Coffee is the perfect drink for pancakes,

8. King Cake
 What is a King Cake? King Cakes are a delicious sweet braided dough that is covered with purple, green and gold sugar, the traditional Mardi Gras colors. Some cakes make be stuffed with different flavors like cream cheese and fruit fillings. Community Coffee knew that this delicious cake needed a delicious coffee to enjoy with it. So they made Mardi Gras King Cake coffee, a delicious blend of cinnamon and vanilla flavored coffee that is made from only 100% select Arabica coffee beans.

 So grab a cup of coffee and celebrate the season of Mardi Gras! The Mardi Gras King Cake coffee is only available for a limited time in stores and then it is gone until the next Mardi Gras year.

A slice of Kings Cake deserves a delicious coffee

Do you want to taste this delicious coffee and celebrate?


Joan said...

I could definitely use that cake now, looks really good.

AiringMyLaundry said...

Yum, I need to make a cake like this. It looks incredible. I don't think I've ever tried a Mardi Gras cake.

Cristina Petrini said...

Absolutely! With a coffee so good you can make great desserts for Mardi Gras maybe a great tiramisu!

Joanna said...

That's a very interesting flavour for coffee. I never heard of it, but I'd love to try it. Meanwhile, maybe tomorrow morning I'll just add some cinnamon to my daily cup of coffee.

S. Graham said...

Ohhh, I've never heard of the coffee version! This sounds so good! Can't wait to give it a shot!

AnotherFoodBlogger said...

The colours are great - my wife LOVES coffee cake so this is defo for her

The Super Mom Life said...

I love the colors! So pretty! That's the coffee we have in the house right now but in K-cups.

Princess Quinn said...

This is absolutely my favorite coffee partner. It is not too sweet and you can really tell it has quality ingredients. Nothing beats this brand.

Shubh said...

I love cakes. And now this coffee version.Interesting, Yum yum yummy !

John Mulindi said...

The cakes looks colourful, and sweet. I would definitely have this with my tea.

Candace said...

Sounds like the perfect partner for coffee!! I'm such a fan of coffee and sweets. Gotta try this! Enjoy your weekend!


kumamonjeng said...

I love your king cake which done by you and your son. Look super cool to have such color on the cake and I shall try to do it too. This time I am going to be brave and explore more fun colors like yours.

Chelle Dizon said...

I will definitely checm that recipe for King cake. Mardi Gras sounds a really fun and enjoyable celebration.

Unknown said...

The coffee looks amazing! I keep meaning to introduce my kids to King cake. I’ll have to try it this weekend!

Devyani said...

Wow, I never knew about these facts behind Mardi Gras. I just knew it as a fun carnival.

Gladys Nava said...

Wow! That is really great! I love this coffee and this cake too. My son would love this for sure!

Bindu Thomas said...

Sounds like the perfect partner for coffee! I’ll have to try it this weekend!

Melissa Guida Richards said...

I love vanilla flavored coffees so I need to give this a try! The cake sounds like a good pairing as well.

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