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2014_Cold Brew Coffee image with logoDoes it seem as if suddenly summer is over? The kids are going back to school and everyone you knew on vacation has returned. Even the Emmy Awards are early this year (tomorrow night), since most years, they are held well into September.

Not ready for summer to end? We aren’t either – so we have selected some great European iced coffee drink recipes that should help you squeeze out that last bit of the summer. Even if it isn’t that warm where you are, iced coffee will take you back to the lazy days of summer!

At www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have the perfect European coffees for the iced drinks described below and for anytime you want a great cup of coffee. We have all the brands, great accessories, cocoa and even cookies like Italian biscotti and Dutch speculas (spiced cookies). We will take $5 off of all orders of $40 or more.*

Please use coupon code EBCAUG

*Discount valid through 8/27/2014 on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with a $40 minimum order required. Not valid with other coupons. Not valid for special sale items.
 

German Eiskaffee

Ingredients

1 quart strong instant or fresh-brewed coffee
2 scoops of ice cream (per drink)
Whipped cream
Chocolate chips

Directions

1. Make the coffee. Allow to cool to room temperature, then chill in fridge.
2. Into a tall glass, place 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream.
3. Pour the cooled coffee into the tall glass, leaving a little room below the rim.
4. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with chocolate. Enjoy.

Italian Iced Coffee – Think Icy Slush

You’ll find a Caffé Freddo in most coffee bars in Italy. Straight espresso is stored in a freezer and served as a coffee slush. Pour espresso over a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream and you have an Affogato, perfect for dessert. We have a wide range of Italian espresso, including Bristot, Caffe Vergnano, Illy and Lavazza.

Greek Frappe

Ingredients

1 ½ – 3 teaspoons instant coffee
2/3 cup cold water
Sugar, Milk and ice cubes (optional)

Directions

1. Add coffee, sugar and a splash of water to a cocktail shaker or blender. Shake or blend until the mixture forms a thick and frothy foam.
2. Pour the foam into a tall glass, then stir in the remaining water, sugar, milk and ice if using. Enjoy with a straw.

NOTE: Variations on this drink include versions without sugar, medium sweetened, very sweet and without milk.

 

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Bristot Espresso traces its roots back to the early 20th century. Prior to World War I, the social climate in Europe was characterized by optimism and contentment, in part because of the peace between the great powers and the advent of scientific discoveries from the recent industrial revolution. Arts flourished and quickly gained respect and appreciation in the capital cities.

During this time, a young man, Domenico Bristot, moved to Vienna. There he met many of the philosophers, writers and scientists of the time. He befriended a coffee roaster, which led to Bristot’s fascination with the art of blending, roasting and drinking coffee.2014_Bristo Roaster

When Bristot returned to Italy after the Great War, he opened his own small coffee roasting business in 1919, using the new and unusual techniques he learned in Austria. Through experimentation and testing, he created a coffee that had an intense aroma with sweet and fruity notes, very unlike the coffee of the day. Bristot continued to develop and master roasting techniques, in particular searching for the beans and roast that would result in perfect espresso. He learned to select beans directly from the people and places where they were grown. He discovered innovative technologies to blend and roast beans. Bristot achieved his goal and along the way, created more than a few special roasts to delight his tastes. One hundred years later, Bristot still produces espresso and other premium blends. Bristot coffee is all about quality and achieving excellence in the industry.

You deserve to enjoy better coffee. We are excited and proud to carry Bristot Italian Espresso and know you will like this coffee. Order today and we will give you 10% off all Bristot Products with no minimum order on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code BRISTOT

*Discount valid from 8/17/2014 through 8/20/2014 with no minimum order at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. Not valid with other coupons. Not valid for special sale items.
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P.S. Not sure which roast to try?

Check out Bristot Tiziano Riserva, Bristot’s flagship product. Tiziano is a blend of Arabica beans from Brazil and Central America along with full-bodied Indian Robusta beans. The coffee is mild, with a rich and balanced flavor, with nut, fruit and chocolate flavor notes and has an excellent aftertaste.

We have Bristot coffee in ground, whole beans, capsules (for espresso machines) and ESE coffee pods.

 

The Netherlands is a great place to visit any time of year. Because the country is relatively small, it’s not only possible, it is also quite easy to see several cities in Satellite_image_of_the_Netherlandsthis beautiful country on a single trip. If you ever get to go, here are some cities you should be sure to check out for their culture and their history. Let’s begin! The Hague is the city by the sea, the seat of the country’s government and the home base of the royal family. M.C. Escher, one of the most famous Dutch artists in the world, has a permanent exhibit in a royal winter palace there. The city has a beautiful park (think NYC’s Central Park), a Pier and a promenade by which to view the sea. From there, due east is Utrecht, home to 70,000+ students, so it’s no surprise that the city has many lively bars and cafes. The Domtoren is the tallest church tower in the Netherlands, its Gothic architecture reminiscent of the Middle Ages. In a few years, the city will have completed development of the world’s largest bike park, able to accommodate 12,500 bikes. (In The Netherlands, everybody rides!) Drive southeast to find Eindhoven, the Technology hub of the country. Here you will find the headquarters of Philips, a contemporary art museum named The Van Abbemuseum and a futuristic mall building made almost entirely out of glass. These are just a few cities you can visit. Don’t forget about Amsterdam (canals, museums and cafes), Rotterdam (modern architecture) and Delft, home of the blue and white pottery so loved around the world.

Celebrate this great country and a fabulous tourist destination by enjoying the best coffee available Douwe Egberts. We will give you 10% off orders of $30 or more.*

Please use coupon code DEAUGSALE

 
*Discount valid through 8/13/2014 on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $30 minimum purchase.  Not valid with any other coupons or discounts.  No minimum order required.  Not valid for discounted, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts items.

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We are always looking for the best teas from the top companies; Chinese teas are top of the line. We now carry 2 new brands of Chinese tea: Temple of Heaven and Tea King. When we enjoy Chinese tea, we are reminded of the legend of the Chinese emperor who discovered tea while traveling. Legend has it that around 2700 BC, the emperor, who dabbled in herbal medicine, preferred to have his water boiled before he drank it. While stopping to rest, water was set to boil. Somehow a leaf from a wild tea bush blew into the water. The emperor tried the drink, found it refreshing, and thus tea was created. Of course, the history of Chinese tea is long and complicated, rich with traditions, craftsmanship and even a bit of mythology. So we will tell you about our new Chinese teas – we are sure you will want to try them!

Temple of Heaven produces Gunpowder Green Tea, one of the most popular types of green tea in China. The tea gets its name from the appearance of the rolled and dried tea leaves, tiny dark pellets similar to the appearance of gunpowder. Green tea, as well as Oolong tea, are rolled into the tight pellets after being picked and withered, allowing them to retain more flavor and aroma while avoiding leaf breakage. Some of the highest grades of tea are rolled by hand even today. When the tea steeps, the pellets unroll, which delivers a soft, golden brew with a hint of smoke. We have this tea in 2 sizes.

The Tea King Tea range has 4 tea blends. We have green tea in bags and loose in a tin, Oolong tea in bags and Litchi Black and Aged Pu Erh available loose in tins. All of these teas are aromatic and special in their own way. (Read more about the spectacular Pu Erh below.)  We love them so much, we want you to try them.  Get 10% off Chinese Teas on www.EnjoyBetterTea.com.*

Please use coupon code CHINA10

*Discount valid through 8/9/2014 for orders of Chinese Teas on www.EnjoyBetterTea.com only. No minimum order required. Not valid with other coupons or discounts. Not valid for special sale items.

enjoybettercoffeelogo2.jpgOur first ever photo contest – How Do You Enjoy Better Coffee? — concluded at the end of last week. We received fun and interesting photos of you showing us how you enjoy better coffee! Check our Facebook page tomorrow at noon EDT to see our top 3 picks. Winners will be sent some of our best Douwe Egbert coffees. Stay tuned for more opportunities to win coffee from us!

You deserve to enjoy better coffee. We’ll help by giving you $5 off orders of $40 or more at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code 5COFFEE

* Discount valid from 8/3/2014 through 8/6/2014 on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with a minimum order of $40. Not valid with other coupons. Not valid for special sale items.

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We are very excited about 3 new coffees from Dallmayr just in! Dallmayr has created these roasts from 100% Arabica beans. The coffees are also UTZ Certified. Through UTZ certification programs, farmers learn sustainable farming methods, experience improved working conditions and are able to take better care of the environment.

Try Dallmayr Granverde, an organic ground coffee blend from Latin America. The coffee has a delicate nutty taste with a soft finish.

Dallmayr Neiva is grown in the coffee belt of Columbia. A single-origin coffee, this medium roast is spicy, with a fresh taste and citrus notes.

Finally, Dallmayr Kilimanjaro is a single-origin coffee from Tanzania. These unique beans are grown at the foot of the mountain, giving the coffee a balanced flavor with a light floral note.

All of these earn high marks for aroma, too, so try any or all of them for a true international coffee experience!

Coffee Shop Thwarts WiFi

Coffee shops have long struggled with issues of customers taking up table space while abusing access to the shop’s WiFi. Some shops no longer offer WiFi, while others ban phones and computers. Now a pop-up coffee shop in Vancouver has had a Faraday Cage incorporated into the café design to actually block wireless signals. The building designer for the Faraday Café stated that the material used is quite beautiful, reflecting light and shadow. The owner hopes that even those people glued to their electronic devices like the idea of no signals and see the shop as a refuge from the constant electronic activities. The event was only a temporary installation, but we may start seeing this sort of thing more regularly!

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