Happy New Year!!

All the best to you and yours for the coming year!

Thank you for making us your stop for all your favorite coffees (and premium teas!).  We appreciate your business and look forward to being able to delight you with all our delicious coffees in this coming year.

Be safe, be happy and as always, Enjoy Better Coffee!

So Sweet: Check Out Our Candy and Cookies

You may know we have coffee candies in a variety of ‘roasts’ and flavors.  We recently introduced some new treats:  Crunchy Almond bars and Almond Caramel bars from El Amendro Turro and Pernigotti Hard and Soft Nougats.  In addition, we have some French cookies that are authentic and flavorful.  We have Fossiersbutter cookies, almond macaroons and pink champagne biscuits (for dunking in a glass of wine or champagne, should you feel so inclined).  Traou Mad butter cookies and galettes come in boxes or tins.  (If you are ever in France, you can visit the factory in Pont-Aven.)  Lastly, we have Biscuiterie Craquantes, an almond cookie similar to biscotti.  Bicuiterie Navettes are a light shortbread made with orange-flower water.

All of our cookies and candies can be found under the Coffee By Brand section, Candy and Cookies.

These treats are just perfect for the  gifts, or have them in bowls around the house for easy snacking with family and friends.

And if you haven’t tried stroopwafels yet, you don’t know what you are missing.  These Dutch cookies are thin waffles with a layer of sweet syrup holding them together.  Paired with coffee, you will enjoy how sweet it is!

Cracker Jacks Packs a Prize

Cracker_Jack_bag_Image[Originally published 11/16/2012]

Do you have fond memories of snacking on Cracker Jack, with its carmelized popcorn and sweetened peanuts?  Sure, it tastes good, but it was the prize that all the kids wanted.  Well, a new version coming out by the end of the year will contain a new sort of prize:  coffee.  “Power Bites” wafters, mixed into the snack, will contain the coffee.  Called Cracker Jack’d, it will be labeled as having caffeine and marketed only to adults, per parent company Frito-Lay.  The FDA has been asked to look into whether this violates any of their food rules.

Coffee in the Spotlight: Jacobs

Jacobs_KR_Mild_500_New_SMALLJacobs is a German coffee producer that started in the business almost 120 years ago. As one of the earliest of commercial coffee roasters, he had already spent more than a decade honing his roasting methods with the benefit of his exceptional sense of taste. Not surprisingly, Jacobs coffee has a wonderful aroma and flavor. Today, Jacobs is available around the world and remains the best-selling brand in Germany.

We have Jacobs coffee in ground, whole, decaffeinated and instant. Their most popular blend, Krönung (labeled as Monarch in some countries), comes in a Mild version too. Jacobs is also known for their instant coffee, including Milka 3 in 1, Cappuccino and a tasty Choco Cappuccino.

Try Jacobs coffee today and get 10% off all Jacobs products on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. *

Please use coupon code JACOBSSALE

* Valid through 12/13/2012.  Not valid with any other coupons or discounts.  No minimum order required.  Not valid for discounted, special sale or case sale Jacobs items.

Cuba’s Coffee Farms Hurt by Hurricane Sandy

[Originally published 11/11/2012]

The wrath of Hurricane Sandy stretches from its impacts in the Caribbean up through the northeastern United States.  Reports from Cuba indicate that Sandy has ruined 1300 tonnes of coffee.  Unfortunately, coffee production estimates from Cuba were already much lower than normal:  Experts predicted 5300 tonnes for the year, far below the 7100 tonnes produced last year.  From the hurricane damage, estimates are suggesting that the number could be below 4000 tonnes.  The most damage was done in the Sierra Maestra Mountains, where more than 90% of the country’s coffee is grown.