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Mardi Gras - Things To Know Before You Go + Best Coffee Choice

Mardi Gras is crazy around here.

I have not yet been to one, despite living here for so many years. I think I can't stand the crowds, unavailability of parking, and the worry for my young children.

Maybe one day, but for now I live vicariously.

Did you get to visit the Mardi Gras revelry as yet?  How do you feel about it? 

Here are some helpful tips to help you whenever you go! And if you are a seasoned pro, just add your tips in the comments section so others can learn!

Here’s a list of the top 5 things you should know about this lively holiday:

#5: How to spell “krewe” and “flambeaux” and “Mardi Gras” and, well, you get the point.

#4: Mardi Gras colors are purple, green and gold. Remember to coordinate your outfit appropriately.

#3: Once any beads have touched the ground, they are sullied and should not be picked up unless under the rarest of circumstances.

#2: The vast majority of people in the French Quarter during Carnivale are from out of town.

#1: The Number 1 thing you must know about Mardi Gras season is that Community© Mardi Gras King Cake coffee hits the shelves. Celebrate with the “king” of all flavored coffees with some light vanilla and cinnamon flavoring!

Coffee - How Do you like yours? And are you an addict? 

And the coffee - I'm quite surprised at how immersed society has become with coffee. It's as if some people can't survive at all without the brew.

It's not my vice.

However, I'll take a nice cuppa as a treat every now and then. As a matter a fact, I've been enjoying those new frosted coffees!

I received the above pack and was so excited to try them. Truly if I could have a coffee spray for the house, I would.

I love the smell of the brew!

I did make my own and the kids loved it, but the husband said, it had too much cream :)

I must admit, I make my cream with some coffee :)

But the best tasting so far was the king cake flavored.  It was quite enjoyable.

I am very glad to make my own brew every now and then here at home.

What is your must-have coffee flavor? 

About Community Coffee CompanyNow 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 or find the brand onFacebook and Twitter.

I received the coffee pack to help facilitate this post.

Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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  1. I have always wanted to go to Mardi Gras, but I am not big on crowds so I am not sure if I will ever make it there.

  2. I go down to Louisiana and you have to get use to community coffee

  3. Mardi Gras is so much fun! It's a little different here where I live, in the heart of Acadiana :)

  4. This sounds like a super fun holiday. The coffee sounds delicious.

  5. We love community coffee!!!!!!!!
    I can't believe you have never done mardi gras

  6. I am going to New Orleans in December. I will enjoy this coffee when I get there.

  7. It is one of those festivities that I want to take part in. I have always wanted to visit Mardi Gras and to drink that coffee would be heavenly.

  8. I have never been to a Mardi Gras before either but I think it is bigger in the US than the UK?

  9. Yes! dont forget the coffee, u cant go partying and not waking up the morning after with a cup of a nice coffee ;).

  10. It sounds fun! I haven't been on one before. Coffee is not really my choice of drink most of the time, but I do enjoy a good cup!

  11. That sounds so fun. I'm a coffee lover, that sounds like a good coffee.

  12. I cant get up my bed without a good cup of coffee so I think i need to try this one

  13. Going to Mardi Gras would be a fun experience. I'm just finishing some coffee right now.

  14. I'd love to go to Mardi Gras. Sounds like my kind of party. I like my coffee differently depending on time of day. With lots of milk in the mornings, black after dinner with a splash of... good stuff. Afternoon can be either milky or sweet - usually sweet. lol I think abotu coffee a lot.

  15. I have heard a lot and seen a lot of photos and the people look like they are having lots of fun!

  16. I have never been to Mardi Gras, even though I attended graduate school at LSU...Go figure..

  17. I love the smell of coffee but I can't drink it to save my life lol and I am yet to visit Mardi Gras hoping I do one day in the future

  18. Haha, I'm one of those that survives on coffee. Trying to kick that habit :/ And I'm with you on crowds...maybe one day!

  19. I don't drink it myself, but my family loves it really dark and bold!

  20. I adore coffee. Actually, I live off of it! I've never tried this one. I'll have to check it out now :)

  21. I am a huge fan of coffee and this is sounds like a good coffee.

  22. I am fascinated by the Mardi Gras traditions. AND I love coffee!!

  23. I can't believe that I never been to a Mardi Gras before! I really need to try once for myself. As for Coffee, I'm totally addicted to it lol I love my morning brew!

  24. I always wanted to go to Mardi Gras because it looks like a fun event to attend. Sadly, we do not have here in our country. Also, my day is not complete without a coffee.

  25. I didn't know that bit about the beads. Are they sullied if they hit the ground after you get home too?

  26. I did heard about Mardi Gras from friends before. I think this is celebrated in New Orleans, Louisiana and also known as Fat Tuesday, I'm not sure though. I really love one coffee only and its Nescafe, its been a family coffee ever since and my favorite is the 3 in 1 pack.

  27. I want to try the Mardi Gras coffee! I do not drink coffee often, but I do love the scent! I have to add a lot of creamer thought when I do drink it.
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