For Emily, Mardi Gras in Richmond, Va., was just another reminder of what she’d left back home. Tales of colorful cakes and plastic babies drew blank stares from coworkers, and she missed reveling with family back in Metairie. Throughout the year, she relied on shipments of Community Coffee for a warm taste of home. Then, as fate would have it, she was offered an exciting position working for the storied Louisiana company. Today, as Community Coffee’s brand manager of consumer insights and innovation, she understands more than ever the value of heritage — and the warmth that comes with a life well lived in Louisiana.