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.


You don’t last almost a century without being forward-thinking. Over the past 95 years we’ve developed and perfected not only our great-tasting blend of coffee but also our best-in-class route delivery system. Our passion to be the best coffee company in America motivates us to continually make better products and services for our foodservice, convenience store and hotel customers.


It takes more than hard work to make great coffee and tea. It takes inspiration. From the beginning of planting season to the moment our coffees and teas are poured, we’re inspired. We simply love making and serving coffee and tea. We love smelling it, tasting it, sharing it, talking about it. We work hard to ensure that our passion lives on through delivery and service, so that our business customers can provide their people with truly inspired beverage experiences.


Over the past 95 years, many things have changed at Community Coffee Company. But our core values have remained the same. They were Cap's values. They are our family values. They are the foundation of Community Coffee Company today. You can trust us to act with absolute integrity, to serve our customers with passion and an uncompromising commitment to quality, to promote safety, and lastly, to make respect a part of everything we do.