Mardi Gras Top 10 Countdown
It’s time to put your revelry shoes on and celebrate. The origins of Mardi Gras in New Orleans can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice to evolve into the ornately-costumed festivities we see today. There’s a lot of tradition and heritage that have helped to produce the Mardi Gras scene as it’s currently celebrated. So here are our top ten good things to know to enjoy Mardi Gras like a native.
How to spell “krewe” and “flambeaux” and “Mardi Gras” and, well, you get the point.
Technically, Carnivale is a season, and Mardi Gras is a day.
But we tend to generalize and refer to the weeks of parades leading up to Fat Tuesday as Mardi Gras.
The Mardi Gras colors are purple, green and gold. Remember to coordinate your outfit appropriately.
The Captain of the Krewe is more important than the King.
But the King gets all the glory, while the Captain does all the work.
If you miss a doubloon thrown from a float, never reach down to pick it up.
Always put your foot on it.
If you go with your hand, you're either too late or you'll get your fingers stepped on.
If you bite into a plastic baby in a King Cake, that's a good thing.
Any beads shorter than two feet long are unacceptable unless they are made of glass --
the bigger and longer the beads, the better.
Once any beads have touched the ground, they are sullied and should not be picked up
unless under the rarest of circumstances.
The vast majority of people in the French Quarter during Carnivale are from out of town.
The Number 1 thing you must know about Mardi Gras season is that Community© Mardi Gras King Cake coffee hits the shelves. We suggest you celebrate with the “king” of all flavored coffees, our delicious Mardi Gras King Cake coffee with light vanilla and cinnamon flavoring. For a limited time you can have your cake ... and drink it, too.
The Origins of Mardi Gras
The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced back to medieval Europe, beginning in Rome and Venice and evolving into the ornately-costumed festivities we see today. This Mardi-Gras-themed coffee provides a subtly sweet flavor that exemplifies the fun and spirit of the carnival season mixed with a full-bodied blend rich in tradition. To honor the heritage that has helped make Mardi Gras what it is today, this coffee blend makes Community® fans everywhere want to celebrate.
Where Can I Purchase Community Coffee?
Mardi Gras King Cake coffee can be found in Southeastern U.S. markets such as Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lake Charles, Lafayette, New Orleans and surrounding areas, Houma, Memphis, Birmingham, Jackson, Mobile, Houston, Shreveport, Tyler, Monroe, Little Rock, Austin and Dallas. It is also available in HEB and Dierberg stores, as well as online at CommunityCoffee.com.
About Community Coffee Company
Now in its 97th year, Community Coffee Company is the largest family-owned and operated coffee company in America, and four generations of the Saurage family have operated the company since its inception. Founded in 1919, Community Coffee Company is an importer, roaster and distributor of the highest-quality premium coffees, using only 100% Arabica beans. For additional information, visit CommunityCoffee.com or find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.