I begin each morning with Community Coffee, a brand that’s been enjoyed by my family for more than four generations. It was there for me as a child, as I sipped coffee milk while watching Saturday morning cartoons. It got me through those college years, and has been with me through 18 years of working shift work in the fire service. Community Coffee was there for me, each time a hurricane hit our area, and we made our brew old-school with camping supplies. Community Coffee is also my travel companion, accompanying me from the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (it’s served in the cafe once you get through security), a fresh cup in my travel tumbler as I board the flight to my next adventure.
No matter how I travel, be it a family road trip, a train trip, or to a far off destination, I bring along my own coffee supplies. I do my best to find out which type of coffee maker is in my hotel room, and pack accordingly. Here’s what I have in my travel coffee supply pack:
- 4-Cup Filter Packs of Community Coffee
- Community Coffee Pods
- Premium Travel Tumbler (must be taken out of bag to go through security)
- Packets of raw sugar
- A few plastic stirrers
- Packets of powdered creamer
I pack according to the number of days I’ll be away, along with a little bit extra in case my flight is delayed or I need an extra cup. This is all placed in a quart zippered bag and placed in my carry on. If we are on a road trip and staying in a condo, I just pack a few coffee filters in a small, round plastic container, along with my coffee in a zippered bag and a Community Coffee plastic measured scoop.
Now, I used to be up a creek if I ended up in a hotel with a Kuerig coffee maker, however my friend and sometimes travel companion MommyMusings came up with a great way to refill a K-cup using your own coffee grounds. Problem solved!
- One (1) 18-count pack of Community Coffee Pods
- Three (3) Community Coffee Travel Packs (makes 4 cups).
- One (1) Community Coffee Premium Travel Tumbler
The winner will get to choose which roast, based on their preference. We’re traditional Louisiana coffee lovers and drink dark roast at our home, but if you are new to Community Coffee, you may want to start with Cafe Special or a medium roast.
How to Enter:
Just leave a comment telling us about an experience with an in-room coffee maker at a hotel, or leave a tip on how you travel with coffee. That’s it! You must be 18 years or older to enter and live in the US. One entry per email address per day. We will recover all valid comments from spam.
Bonus Entries: Once you leave your initial entry comment, you are eligible for bonus entries. Be sure to leave each bonus entrie as its own comment to be counted.
- Like Community Coffee on Facebook and share this contest on your Facebook page.
- Follow @CommunityCoffee and share this contest on Twitter.
That’s it! Contest entries will close at 11:59 PM CST on August 25, 2011.
Giveaway items provided by Community Coffee. I’ve been drinking this coffee since I was two years old and it is a staple in my home. TravelingMamas.com is not sponsored by Community Coffee, however we do enjoy stopping in their office for conversation and a cup of coffee. It is a family owned business based in Louisiana that we support. All opinions are my own.
Winner Update: Congrats to Marjorie from New York who won this giveaway.