July 16, 2015

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Community Coffee: Sip Your Coffee and Eat It Too #Recipes


Community Coffee Company is the largest family-owned and operated coffee company in the U.S. Community offers high-quality blends featuring 100% select Arabica coffee beans in a variety of yummy flavors such as Pecan Praline, French Vanilla, and classic Dark Roast.

Did you know when you used in recipes, coffee can flavor and tenderize, add complexity, and enhance other ingredients.  For savory meals, use Community coffee in combination with other herbs and spices to marinate meats. For sweeter treats, try coffee in pudding, cake and brownie recipes to intensify the flavor of chocolate.

Chocolate coffee cupcakes
  • 1/2 cup  room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Community Coffee (cooled)
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup   unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  1. Heat the oven to 350F. Line cupcake pans with paper liners.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well.
  3. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Add the flour mixture alternately with the cold coffee to the creamed butter.
  4. Mix until just combined.
  5. Scoop the batter into the prepared cupcake pan and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. When the cupcakes are completely chilled, make the frosting.
For the frosting
  • 3 sticks softened butter
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3½ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Mini chocolate chips
Pipe on frosting.  Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top of cupcakes.

 
Grandma W’s Extra Chocolaty Frosted Mocha Brownies

Brownies:
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons strong brewed Community® coffee, cooled
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup white whole wheat or all-purpose flour
Mocha Ganache Frosting:
  • 2/3 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup strong brewed Community® coffee
Preheat oven to 300°. In medium microwave-safe bowl, melt butter in microwave. In separate medium bowl, whisk together sugar and cocoa. Add sugar mixture, coffee and salt to butter; stir until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla to the butter-sugar mixture; mix in completely. Stir in flour just until combined.

Pour into an 8” X 8” baking pan lined with parchment paper or sprayed with vegetable cooking spray. Bake in middle of oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out moist, with crumbs attached. Don’t overbake. Cool completely in pan.

Frosting

In medium bowl, place chocolate chips. In microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl, heat coffee to a simmer in microwave. Pour coffee over chocolate and stir until completely smooth. Let cool about 1 hour. Beat with mixer for 1-2 minutes or until fluffy. Spread over cooled brownies and let frosting set. Cut into 16 squares


Want to add a smidge of flavor to your recipes?  Then use flavored coffee!  I am love with  the Vanilla Creme Brulee special edition brew.  It is amazing, I have been searching for the perfect creme brulee coffee after having some years ago and I finally found it!  Vanilla Creme Brulee features a light, crisp taste of sugar layered on top of delicious vanilla bean custard. This sweet and creamy blend has all the flavor of a traditional crème brulee. Made from only the top 10% of the world's coffee beans.

Café Special - Created for the finest restaurants, this welcoming, medium-dark roasted coffee has full-bodied flavor with a smooth and balanced finish. Made from only the top 10% of the world's coffee beans. This is a wonderful medium/dark blend for those who like a darker cup of coffee, but not all the time. Nice and smooth and not too dark.

Ground Golden Caramel - Taste the rich, buttery flavor of caramel blended with medium roasted coffee. This satiny smooth coffee is made from only top 10% of the world's coffee beans.


Community Coffee gives back in a variety of ways.  One such way is their Military Match Program.

MILITARY MATCH PROGRAM

Over a decade ago, Community Coffee began supporting our military personnel by shipping pallets of coffee overseas. Over the past five years, they have been thanking the men and women in the U.S. Military by doubling customer coffee orders for free through the Military Match program. This past year, Community Coffee Company reached a new landmark with more than 20,000 pounds of coffee shipped to overseas military personnel since the program’s inception.

HOW IT WORKS:
  • BUY 4 Buy your favorite Military Match Set of four 12 oz, 16 oz, or Single-Serve 18 ct coffees.
GET 4 FREE
  • They will match your purchase with an additional four items, and send all eight items to the APO/FPO or military base address you provide.
AND A FREE MUG!
  • They will even include their Signature Military Mug with your shipment.


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