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We want to see how you enjoy better coffee and we are offering a great prize just to find out! Old Russian Camera
Starting today, EnjoyBetterCoffee.com is kicking off our first Photo Contest! We want you to show us how you enjoy the fabulous European coffees we have to offer. We hope you will get your creativity on with these photos, because that is what we want to see: Creativity and originality. The best news is that you can enter as many times as you like! Please make each photo its own post, but otherwise, post away! We are looking for funny, serious, silly, dramatic, artistic, all of the above or none of the above – you decide!If you are judged to have the most creative and original photo or video, we’ll send you a Douwe Egberts Premium Coffee Prize Pack, which includes Douwe Egberts Excellent, Select, Mocca and Black ground coffee. We’ll include two double-walled glasses as well. We have prizes for 2nd and 3rd place too!There are 2 ways to enter:

1. Post your picture on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/enjoybettercoffee.

2. Send your photo to Support@enjoybettercoffee.com. Use the subject “Photo Contest”

All entries are due by 11:59 PM EDT on July 31, 2014. We can’t wait to enjoy your photos!

Official Rules can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/enjoy-better-coffee/enjoybettercoffeecoms-photo-contest-official-rules/10152599912898921

 

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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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The Netherlands International Team (circa 1905)

Did you know that as you read this the World Cup is happening in Brazil? Since early June, soccer teams from all around the world, including the U.S., have been competing in Brazil to move forward in the race to the championship finals. But did you know that the Netherlands is one of the better teams playing in this World Cup series? They are predicted to make it to the quarterfinals this time. The Dutch have been a powerhouse on the field (or shall we say ‘pitch’?) for decades, when some say they reinvented the game with a new focus on passing. In fact, the team has been referred to as “Clockwork Orange” for their precision passing. World Cup Soccer championships occur every four years, since 1930, except during WWII, this being the 20th World Cup. The Dutch teams have been in the finals 4 times in World Cup history, thrice making it to second place (Runner-up). When you consider that this is only the 20th time the World Cup is taking place, that is not bad for a country of only 17 million people. So far this year, the Orange hammered Spain 5-1, shut out Chile at 2-0, won by 1 over both Australia and Mexico, fans continue to cheer them on against Costa Rica as we go to press.  (UPDATE:  The Netherlands won the match in a dramatic penalty shoot-out!)

We respect quality in soccer and in coffee, so order any Douwe Egberts coffee and get 10% off your order of $30 or more.*

Please use coupon code DEJULY

*Discount valid through 7/9/2014 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.
 

The discount includes our Senseo selections. We have a variety of Senseo pods, including the Lungo range, medium roast, dark roast, decaf, Brazil – and just back in stock, Columbia. The newest additions to our Senseo options are the Espresso range, which includes Senseo Black Intense pods, a full and complex blend of long-roasted coffee with chocolate, blackberry and citrus notes. Please note it is similar, but not the same, as the Aroma Variaties. This Black’s intensity level is 8. We have the best price on Senseo pods. With the discount above, you really can’t afford to wait.

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We get a lot of questions about our coffee pods, capsules and cartridges so we are devoting this week to try to clear up any confusion.

Let’s start with some key dates in Europe’s single-serve coffee history.

1988 – The first single serve coffee machine, the Nespresso system, becomes a business success. Within a couple years, Nespresso machines are sold in Europe; other contracts with Krups, Phillips, Siemens and De’Longhi were soon signed.

1989 – Lavazza sells the Espresso Point machine using capsules.

2001 – Senseo obtains a patent for coffee pods that can be used in multiple machines.

2003 – Lavazza debuts the BLUE machine (“Best Lavazza Ultimate Espresso”), mostly used in business and vending machines initially.

(NOTE: K-Cups are not included in this list as the product is for US distribution only.)

As you can see, the single-serve coffee machines have been around for a while. It is only in this last decade that the market exploded with choices and flavors and styles.

At www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have Pods, Capsules and Cartridges. This week, get 10% off all pods, capsules and cartridges with orders of $30 or more.*

Please use coupon code BYTHECUP

*Discount valid through 7/2/2014 on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $30 minimum order required. This discount cannot be used with any other coupons or discounts. Not valid for discounted, special sale or case sale items.
 

What goes where?

Coffee Pods:  Neat and Biodegradable 

We have 2 types of coffee pods: Coffee Pods for Senseo type coffee makers and Pods for Espresso makers. Senseo pods work with Senseo coffee machines, or machines compatible with Senseo.Senseo pods

You can find a huge selection of our Senseo pods from the left menu on our home page. Try Medium roast or Dark roast, Brazil or Columbian roast or espresso or decaf. We have other brands of coffee in pods that can be used in Senseo machines. Check out our selection of Dallmayr and Carte Noire coffee pods. All our different pods are listed under the Coffee Pods page under Coffee By Type on the bottom left side menu of our website.

Capsules:  Coffee the Easy Way!

Coffee machines that use capsules of ground coffee have been around since Nespresso debuted its innovative coffee maker in the 80’s. The earliest systems were considered closed, so that only one brand of capsule worked in brand’s machines. More recently, Lavazza, Espresso Point and others have created open systems, which mean that the coffee machines use generic capsules that are not tied to any single company.

Coffee Capsules are usually single-serve coffee packed into either plastic or aluminum packages. We have several different sorts of capsules:

  • Nespresso – We have a large selection of coffee in Nespresso-compatible capsules
  • Lavazza Espresso Point – We have Caffe Vergnano, Lavazza and Pellini coffees available for this machine
  • Lavazza Blue (“Best Lavazza Ultimate Espresso”) – We have 6 espresso versions for this machine
  • Segafredo – We have 3 types of Segafredo espresso capsules plus a decaffeinated version


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These capsules are not interchangeable! Be sure to read the capsule descriptions to make sure that you are ordering the capsules you need for the type of machine you have. We know that coffee capsules can be confusing! Remember that coffee pods are different from, and are not interchangeable with, any sort of capsule. Just take a deep breath – and double check your order. Please call if you want us to help you figure out what you need.

All our different capsules are listed under the Coffee Capsules page under Coffee By Type on the bottom left side menu of our website.

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We have another type of coffee pod designed for certain espresso machines. The coffee in these pods is specifically selected, roasted and packaged for espresso machines, so the pods are somewhat smaller and the coffee is pressed tightly in the pod.

We have several brands of these pods/capsules including Hausbrandt Espresso Pods, Caffe Vergnano 1882 Espresso Capsules as well as a variety of their extremely popular Nespresso capsules and Kimbo and Segafredo roasts in pods or capsules.

ORDER TODAY! 

 

2014_Table cup and logItalians have loved coffee since it first arrived at the port of Trieste in the 16th century. Italians drink coffee first thing in the morning, after lunch, at work and then after dinner. Coffee is an art in Italy, especially and most notably, with espresso. In Italy, the coffee shop, known as the coffee ‘bar’, is extremely popular too! Making perfect espresso is a key skill in the bars.

We have a huge selection of coffee by historic Italian brands. We’ve included a brief overview below to help you decide which one is for you. This week, you can try any of these and get 10% off orders of $30 or more on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code ITALY10

*Discount valid from 6/22/2014 through 6/25/2014 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $30 minimum order required. This discount cannot be used with any other coupons or discounts. Not valid for discounted, special sale or case sale items.

Check out our Italian Coffee Selection:

Caffe Trombetta — Gold Bar is soft with a full-bodied taste; Red Bar is rich, strong and creamy. Both are available in whole beans.

Caffe Vergnano – In addition to espresso, this great brand offers drip coffee with 100% Arabica beans.  We have regular and decaffeinated in whole beans.

Illy — With origins in Trieste, this coffee is always rich, full-bodied with a velvet texture.

Intenso — The Intenso range of coffees covers all the Italian great drinks. From espresso to cappuccino to classic breakfast coffee, there is something for everyone in this collection. We also have espresso capsules and Nespresso capsules, along with ground and whole beans.

Kimbo — Napoletano, Antica Tradizione and Aroma Gold exemplify the great Neapolitan coffee tradition for which Italy is famous. Kimbo has a range of espresso too.

Lavazza — “The coffee of Wimbledon” is all about aroma, quality and excellence. One of the first companies to mix coffee of different origins to create blends that taste delicious, Lavazza offers regular and espresso options.

Pellini — Quality is the utmost priority for Pellini, from their quality control to a tasters panel to Kosher certification, Pellini offers some of the best Italian coffee you will ever taste.

Sant Eustachio — In addition to espresso, Sant Eustachio offers Moka and Filtro coffee blends for a flavorful cup. Sant Eustachio is known for its wood roasting of coffee beans.

Segafredo — This company is a leading Italian espresso producer. Try any of their espresso for a truly Italian coffee experience.

Hausbrandt – Although the founder of the brand was Austrian, he opened a coffee roasting business in Trieste. The founder, a merchant marine, is known for his innovation with transport and storage of coffee to keep it fresh.

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