Welcome to another Fabulous Friday! Is it just my perception or do Fridays seem to come around a lot faster than they used to? I had in mind to promo for our local theaters but I decided to wait until the new season starts so I can give out the list of upcoming productions. Our season just finished so we won’t have another play until March/April of next year. So I suppose, for now, I’ll promo for one of my favorite things in the world…COFFEE! We have at least two local coffee roasters in Louisiana. I’m sure there are more but these two really stand out from any others I’ve tasted in a long, long, while. And while I may have sent shout-outs for these folks in the past, I believe with Christmas coming up, it’s perfectly fine to promote them again.
First I’d like to introduce you to Rêve Coffee Roasters. They are really local, with the owner being from my hometown. He started by opening our favorite cafe in Eunice and went on to roasting his own coffee, getting a wonderful line-up of products out to the public just this year. You can find out more about them at their website. Our favorite coffees so far are Salted Caramel (my number 1 favorite) and Southern Pecan (John’s number 1 favorite). Red Velvet is also a nice choice and all this is saying something special since I’m not a huge fan of flavored coffees, in general. Reve’s Breakfast Blend is nice and mild. If you prefer a stronger brew, check out the Sumatra Mandehling. The variety they offer is large enough to ensure customers will find a favorite among them. Please do check them out and try their wonderful products!
The other Lousiana coffee I’d like to promo is Community Coffee (on facebook) (on YouTube) (website). You folks up north have no idea what you’re missing! Our favorite from Community is the Dark Roast, for certain. The chicory blend, which some folks do prefer, is not one of my favorites. I’ll drink it but I really prefer the Dark Roast. My second favorite from Community is their cinnamon hazelnut, which I believe must have been a special edition for Christmas one year. I haven’t seen it in stores very much. It’s possible one could purchase those specialty brews through their website and they /do/ deliver through the mail with their Coffee Club. It’s worth it. Trust me. Another wonderful thing the website offers is the option to purchase gift sets. I hope you’ll check them out!
What goes great with coffee? Doughnuts! If you’re in our area, then you should definitely stop in at Ray’s Bakery and pick up a dozen doughnuts. Or better yet, try their cinnamon rolls. They are so good and are my favorite item at Ray’s. We’ve also tried their apple fritters and enjoyed them. John’s favorite item from Ray’s (and something we almost always never leave without) is their peanut butter cookie bars. Those are too sweet for me! We’ve also ordered cakes from them in the past and were not disappointed. So be sure to check them out! They have a wide variety of baked goods that are sure to please any set of taste buds.
“I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee.” ~Flash Rosenberg
“Coffee, the finest organic suspension ever devised.” ~Star Trek: Voyager
“Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.” ~Voltaire
I found this song by checking out some playlists on YouTube and thought I’d give it a listen. I’m glad I did! It’d make a great addition to any coffee house playlist, in my opinion. I hope you’ll enjoy “Fix You” by Coldplay.