Baton Rouge, LA, January 2019
— Community Coffee Company, the largest family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in the United States, is celebrating its 100th
anniversary this year.
For a century, Community Coffee Company has maintained an unwavering dedication to making the best-tasting, highest-quality coffee possible. It all began in 1910, when Cap Saurage opened a general store in Baton Rouge, LA. With a fresh pot of free coffee always available, the store became a gathering place for the community. By 1919, the coffee became so well-liked by the store’s customers that Cap started grinding and packaging the coffee himself. Cap named the blend “Community” out of appreciation for his community of friends and the customers he served and delivered it by horse-drawn cart with the name stenciled on brown paper bags.
Since then, Community Coffee Company has evolved from a small family business to the largest family-owned retail coffee brand in the United States—and is still growing. Today, Community Coffee Company is an importer, roaster and distributor of the highest-quality coffees and teas. In addition to offering an array of premium coffee blends, seasonal coffee flavors, coffee drinks and teas, Community is also a full beverage solutions provider for business customers and serves offices, restaurants, convenience stores and the healthcare, education and hospitality industries.
“Community Coffee Company has grown beyond just coffee—it’s grown into a story of all the communities we’ve touched for these past 100 years,” says Matt Saurage, fourth-generation owner of Community Coffee Company. “We’re so thankful for those that have shared their lives and families with us and are looking forward to celebrating the next 100 years together.”
Over the past 100 years, one thing hasn’t changed, and that’s Community Coffee Company’s commitment to making great coffee and serving great people. Community Coffee Company dedicates approximately 2.5% of its pretax income to socially-responsible programs such as its Military Match program, which has shipped nearly 7 million cups of Community® coffee to active-duty military personnel around the world.
Throughout this year, Community Coffee Company will celebrate its 100th anniversary by highlighting the people who have graciously welcomed the brand into their communities over the past century. A dedicated website, communitycoffee.com/100years, will be updated regularly with stories, videos, blogs posts and more. It will showcase 100 reasons to celebrate and the incredible communities of Community® coffee drinkers. Community Coffee Company is also releasing limited edition 100-year product packaging and will be hosting a variety of giveaways and promotions on its social media channels.
About Community Coffee Company
Now in its centennial year, Community Coffee Company houses the largest family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America. Four generations of the Saurage family have operated the company since its founding in 1919. Community Coffee Company is an importer, roaster and distributor of high-quality premium coffees, using only 100% Arabica coffee beans, and teas. For additional information, visit CommunityCoffee.com or find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.