Baton Rouge. 1919.
It all started in the early 1900s, on the north edge of Baton Rouge. With the help of his family, Cap Saurage opened a country store to sell coffee and other groceries to his neighbors. The stage was set for a story that would grow over the next century. It was the story of family serving neighbors.
Because Cap was working alongside his family, and because he was serving his neighbors, he knew his coffee had to be the best-tasting, highest quality coffee possible. By 1919, Cap had discovered a secret blend that was richer, bolder and smoother than any coffee around. He named his popular coffee Community Coffee to honor his friends and neighbors.
Cap had laid the foundation for the largest family owned and operated retail coffee brand in America.
By the time Community Coffee Company began serving business customers, it was as well known for its coffee as it was for its commitment to its customers. That commitment included industry-leading delivery and distribution services, custom service solutions, and an insatiable appetite for helping its customers grow. Today we proudly carry on that heritage with uncompromising service in thousands of offices, restaurants, hotels, non-commercial business and industry operations, colleges, universities, and convenience stores in the U.S.