This post was written by me through an activation with HireInfluence on behalf of Community Coffee. Although I received compensation for participating in the campaign, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I grew up with the smell of coffee brewing every day, usually multiple times a day, as my dad is an avid coffee drinker. Mornings, with meals, especially with sweets or dessert… it’s definitely his beverage of choice. Somehow I didn’t develop my love for it until decades later but, now that I have, I look forward to it every morning. I enjoy the ritual of making coffee- perfecting my cup with cream and sugar, almost as much as I do sitting down to drink it.
You might have seen my posts lately on Instagram about our move to the country, Farmette 825. We have a big front porch, complete with a front porch swing, that overlooks a neighboring pasture with a dozen or so horses on it. Enjoying my coffee on my front porch is my new favorite way to start the day.
We invited my parents out to spend the day with us for Sophia’s birthday and I wanted to make a special treat for my dad to enjoy with his coffee. I combined my favorite chewy chocolate cookie with my favorite chocolate buttercream with his favorite Community Coffee, and the result was this decadent Mocha Buttercream Sandwich Cookie.
I love these cookies because they transport well; whether as a grown-up lunchbox treat or to your tailgate activities. (Get really festive and roll the edges in sprinkles of your favorite team’s colors!) To get you in the tailgating spirit- Community Coffee Company has created a Tailgate Traditions Recipe Booklet, which features five game day recipes using Community® coffee. Recipes include Southwestern Snack Mix, Dark Roast Coffee Pork Sliders (YUM!), Cajun Spice-Rubbed Chicken Wings, Coffee-Basted Cheeseburgers and Browned Butter Pecan Cookies (DOUBLE YUM!)).
Community coffee is available for purchase at grocery stores throughout the Southeast region of the United States and by visiting CommunityCoffee.com. (See more details below about their awesome sweepstakes promotion!)
Rich and creamy chocolate buttercream with a hint of coffee.
- 1 1/2 cup butter softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp brewed Community Coffee
Beat the softened butter with the powdered sugar until creamy.
Add in the cocoa powder, vanilla extract & coffee.
Beat 1-2 minutes, until frosting is fluffy and spreadable.
This year, Community Coffee Company is partnering with Southwest Airlines® for its annual Instant Win Sweepstakes game and sweepstakes, Tailgate Traditions. From July through September, 2 million packages of Community® coffee will give fans a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to Houston for the Big Game along with over 500 instant win prizes.
To participate, consumers can purchase specially-marked packages of Community® coffee, including 12 ounce Premium ground coffee and 12 and 18-count K-Cup® boxes in a variety of blends and flavors. Each package will feature an on-pack sticker containing a unique game code, which can be entered online at TailgateTraditions.com for the chance to win. In addition to saving 55¢ on a future Community® coffee purchase, participants are eligible to win a variety of valuable prizes.
This year’s grand prize includes a trip to Houston with two tickets to a sponsor-designated event, round trip airfare on Southwest Airlines® and hotel accommodations, as well as a $1,000 gift card, coffee brewer and one-year supply of Community® coffee. Instant win prizes include Flat Screen TVs ($500 Value; Qty: 5), Keurig® K300 Brewers & Coffee Bundles ($375 Value; Qty: 50), Outdoor Grills ($500 Value; Qty: 5), Brewers & Coffee Bundles ($150 Value; Qty: 50), Thermos & Coffee Bundles ($110 Value; Qty: 200), Southwest® gift cards ($250 Value; Qty: 150) and Tumbler & Coffee Bundles ($25 Value; Qty: 50).