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Good Friends Do Spill The Beans…

…At least when it comes to caring for your whole bean coffee! The biggest threats to the taste and freshness of coffee beans are air, moisture and time. In a perfect world, coffee would be ground, brewed and drunk as soon as possible. When you buy fresh beans, you should try to use them within 2 weeks.2014_beans

Storage: Store your beans in the bag in which they were packaged, grinding them as you need them. Roll the top of the bag, forcing out as much air as possible, then seal the bag with tape or a strong clip. You can also store them in an air-tight canister, but make sure the container does not allow light to get in. We do not recommend storing beans (or ground coffee, for that matter) in the freezer or refrigerator. That is because moving coffee (or anything) in and out of the cold allows condensation to form on the coffee. That moisture will then refreeze and thaw each and every time you move it from the cold to the ambient room temperature. This will quickly deplete the flavorful oils of the coffee, making your coffee taste flat. No one likes flat coffee.

Buy whole beans and ground coffee at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com!

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Because Holland is home to Douwe Egberts, we love keeping up with the news and events of this small but industrious country. While there are always cultural and social happenings in The Netherlands, September brings the celebration of Heritage Days (Open Monumentendag, as the Dutch say). This event is always the second weekend of September, where historical buildings and sites open their doors to the public, usually free of charge. More than 80 percent of Dutch towns participate in the event, organized by local groups. Often included in the celebrations are on-site activities, including art and other exhibitions, concerts and guided tours. It can be a tough choice about where to go: The Hague reflects the political center of the country; Maastricht shows off its medieval churches; Amsterdam has canal houses and Gouda has a beautiful city hall. So many sites, so little time.

You can celebrate Dutch Heritage too with a cup of Douwe Egberts coffee. When you order Douwe Egberts products at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, get 10% off with orders of $30 or more.*

Please use coupon code DESEPSALE

*Discount valid through 9/17/2014 on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $30 minimum purchase. Not valid with any other coupons or discounts. Not valid for discounted, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts items.

Kauai Coffee is grown on 22,000 acres of a former sugar cane plantation by the Kauai Coffee Company since 1987. Kauai Coffee’s Koloa Estate is the largest coffee farm in the United States, with more than three thousand acres where four million coffee trees grow. The soil, rain, sun and gentle winds work together to produce some of the finest Hawaiian coffee beans. Kauai Coffee Company is committed to caring for the environment with the utmost respect for the land.

2014_Kauai Coffee FarmUnfortunately, five years after the coffee estate began, a devastating hurricane ruined most of the crop. Only four years later, Kauai Coffee rebounded and their annual harvest equaled the entire Kona Coffee Belt’s harvest. Today, coffee grown in Kauai is preferred over Kona by many because it is a more flavorful cup. Were you to visit the island of Kauai, you could tour the estate by foot or by video. The tour shares information on the coffees, the process and the final roasting. Their logo of a hula girl rising from the steam of a coffee cup is well-known around the islands.

This is a new line for us, and your thoughts about it will help us decide what to stock going forward. Its future is in your hands! If you like it, let us know here, on Facebook or send us an email at support@enjoybettercoffee.com.  

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That’s right! We now have coffee grown in Hawaii, from the island of Kauai. But wait…isn’t EnjoyBetterCoffee.com all about European coffee? Well, yes, we are, but we are also about premium coffee, grown and processed with respect for the land and for the farmers. Hawaii has the perfect climate and soil for growing rich, delicious coffee. And indeed, this is a product made in America as Hawaii is the only U.S. state where coffee is grown.

Now you are probably thinking that coffee from Hawaii has to be Kona coffee. Well, at one time that was the case – all coffee was from the Big Island, grown in a specific area known as the Kona coffee belt. Thus the coffee produced there is named Kona, which describes where it is grown (not the type of bean). Like all coffee grown in Hawaii, the beans are Arabica. In the recent past, though, the other areas and islands are getting in on the fun, with Arabica beans being grown in the Ka’u district, the Puna district and the Hamakua district of the Big Island. The islands of Maui, Moloka’i, Oahu and Kauai now all produce coffee, each with its own special nuances, a direct result of the specific area in which they are grown.

We have four flavors of ground Kauai Coffee in stock: Koloa Medium Roast, Koloa Dark Roast, Koloa Coconut Caramel Crunch and Koloa  Vanilla Macadamia Nut, all grown on the Koloa Estate. These are single-origin coffees with consistent and specific flavors. The Koloa Medium Roast coffee begins with a lively aroma and finishes with gentle floral notes. The Koloa Dark Roast is bold with cocoa notes. (We also have Medium and Dark Roasts in whole beans for the same price!) Koloa Coconut Caramel Crunch and Koloa Vanilla Macadamia Nut ground coffees are just as flavorful as their names suggest!

This is a great new range of coffees we are excited to make available to you! Buy today at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com and get 10% off Hawaiian coffee with no minimum order!*

Please use coupon code ALOHA10

*Discount valid through 9/10/2014 on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order. Not valid with other coupons. Not valid for special sale items.
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Get the same deal with the same code on www.EnjoyBetterTea.com too!  (Click on the image to see a larger view.)

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.

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