Cooking and Drinking - Using @CommunityCoffee ( + Recipes!)

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Marc being from Louisiana, Community Coffee is a name he knows all to well.  I had heard of it, more than likely from him, but that was about it.  Well, if you are from the Louisiana area, you take great pride in your area and try to support as much as possible.  That is a main thing I have learned since being married to him. 
I was recently given the chance to review Community Coffee and while I can not drink it right now.  (Remember, pregnant and staying away from caffeine.)  Marc was happy to see a taste of back home had arrived at our house and I was happy to know that when we have visitors, I can offer a tasty coffee for them to enjoy.  The best is that we have a couple different flavors, so I am sure to have something to please most people.
My parents recently came up to visit and I was quick to offer them a choice of one of our new flavors we had.  My mom decided she wanted to try the Roasted Hazelnut.   I made her a cup and she said that the taste was really good.  She commented on it having a very smooth taste and that there was no bitter aftertaste like some coffee she drinks from time to time.
I can tell you that the smell was AMAZING! 
I never would have thought of using coffee to cook with, but if you are one to try new things, check out the recipes that you can make using Community Coffee.  I have added two on here for you to check out (I want to try them later on)  but there are more online. 
Maple Pecan Pie :

  • Cooking time: 30-40 minutes
  • Preparation: 30 minutes

  • Ingredients
    • Pie dough - rolled out (homemade or otherwise)
    • pecan halves - 2 cups
    • pure maple syrup - 1 cup
    • butter - 2 tablespoons
    • eggs - 3 large
    • brown sugar - 1/2 cup
    • Community® coffee Private Reserve French Roast - 1 tablespoon finely-ground
    • vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon


    Preheat oven to 375°F.

    Transfer dough to pie plate, trim edges and bake for 5 minutes. Watch carefully and set aside.

    Toast pecans by adding them to a large, dry frying pan. Heat moderately until they start to brown lightly, stirring occasionally.

    Melt butter into syrup in small saucepan on medium low heat. Once butter is dissolved, remove from heat and cool until at least room temperature.

    In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and ground coffee.

    In a large mixing bowl, or the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk eggs, vanilla and syrup mixture.  Once combined, add brown sugar mixture. Stir in pecans. Pour mixture into prepared piecrust.

    Place pie on top of baking sheet and bake 30-40 minutes. The edges should be slightly browned and the middle of the pie should be firm to the touch but still jiggly. 

    Cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

    Coffee and Chili Rubbed Steak Tip Skewers:
  • Cooking time: 15-18 minutes cooked to medium-rare
  • Preparation: 25 Minutes

  • Ingredients
    • chili powder, preferably Ancho - 2 teaspoons
    • Finely ground Community® coffee Café Special® - 3 teaspoons
    • dark brown sugar - 2 teaspoons
    • Dry mustard - 1 teaspoons
    • Ground coriander or cilantro - ½ teaspoon
    • Salt - ½ teaspoon
    • Freshly ground pepper - ½ teaspoon
    • Granulated garlic - 2 teaspoons
    • Skirt or round steak trimmings (1/4” cubes) - 6 pound filet
    • 20 skewers - metal or bamboo (soaked in cold water) 


    Preheat well-oiled broiler to 350°F.  In a small bowl, combine all ingredients until well blended. Dip and coat steak pieces so that all sides are covered. Skewer the meat leaving a small gap to ensure even cooking.

    Broil steak on a well-oiled broiler. Cook to desired doneness. When done, serve with ramekins ½ filled with grain mustard and wild flower honey or BBQ sauce on the side. 

    NOTE:  This rub can be used for steaks, ribs, pork chops or chicken

    Not only does Community Coffee do a great thing with their product as far as taste and quality, they go a step further.  Just check out their "Giving Back" link and see what all they do.  From supporting farmers and schools and honoring a MILITARY MATCH program, they really do help the community! 

    Do you use coffee when cooking? 

    What flavor of Community Coffee would you like to try some time? 


    1. I used coffee to make doughnuts. OMG they were wonderful!


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