Douwe Egberts On Sale Through February 25, 2014

There is so much to admire and respect about The Netherlands! Sure, it is home to Douwe Egberts – and has been for well over 250 years. There is so much more to this small country, though. The Netherlands has always shown liberal and tolerant attitudes with cultural and social matters. Dutch painters are arguably the best in the world. And this year, at the winter Olympics, The Netherlands has ruled in speed skating.

2014_Olympic Speed SkatingIn the middle of last week, The Netherlands had as many medals in speed skating (21) as other nations had in all sports combined! With one day to go, The Netherlands is in 5th place in the medal count, with 24 total medals.  [The Dutch Olympic Teams placed 5th overall, immediately after the United States in the standings.]  That the Dutch team is the third-smallest delegation makes this even more impressive. There has been a lot of talk in the media about their complete dominance of this event! They have ruled the podium.

Celebrate with authentic Douwe Egberts and Pickwick tea – just like many Dutch athletes! Get 10% off orders of $30 or more at*

Please use coupon code DEFEBSALE

*Discount valid through 2/25/2014 on Douwe Egberts coffee and Pickwick tea orders of $30 or more at our site. Not valid for discounted, special sale or case sale items.

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Are you following on Pinterest yet? You can find our boards at Pinterest launched less than 4 years ago and already has more than 70 million users, 80% being women. In the U.S., twenty percent of women who use the internet are on Pinterest while five percent of men using the internet pin. There are more than 500,000 business accounts on Pinterest with users pinning more than 5 million items a day.

Pinterest is a fun place to find out about all sorts of topics from boards created and curated by users. Our boards include Our Products, Our Brands, Coffee Recipes, quotes, Tea and others! We want to be the place for the best of European coffee and fine imported teas. If you have ideas for boards we should include, post a message on any of our social media sites. We look forward to hearing from and seeing you on Pinterest soon!

Mid-February Sale at

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Some say that February is for lovers. Sure, February 14th is a big day for people in love, in love with libraries, that is, because February 14th is Library Lovers Day! A famous British writer once referred to libraries as full of sunken treasures. We agree!

What goes best with a good book? A good cup of coffee, that’s what! Order now and get $5 off orders of $40 or more at*

Please use coupon code 5FEBSALE

*Discount valid through 2/19/2014 on orders of $40 or more. This discount cannot be used with any other coupons or discounts. Not valid for discounted, special sale or case sale items.

If the library isn’t your scene, you could instead celebrate National Margarita Day on February 22nd. Of course, that won’t happen at the library, though you just might need coffee as soon as possible on the 23rd!

Restaurant Magazine Selects Italian Coffee for Chefs’ Choice Awards 2014

Professional chefs from every sector of the industry have voted on the top products, suppliers, brands and Chefs Choice Award Imageequipment in the U.K. In the Products category, the Best Drinks Supplier in the coffee group was illy, followed by Lavazza. Nespresso received commendations in the voting. The annual awards highlight those companies whose product quality is both consistent and excellent. There are 21 separate categories on which chefs vote.

New Products from Lavazza

Lavazza Gran Aroma Image Lavazza Gran Crema imageWith our most recent shipment, we received several items that are new in the Lavazza retail line:Lavazza Gran Aroma Whole Beans Coffee in 1.1lb/0.5kg bags is a premium blend with a well-balanced, velvety texture.

Lavazza Decaf ground coffee in packs is the same coffee as we had in cans. This medium blend is exceptionally sweet.

Lavazza Gran Crema whole beans 1.1lb/0.5kg bags is a rich and intense blend.

Lavazza Qualita Rossa whole beans 1.1lb/0.5kg bags is a popular blend that is perfect for breakfast, with a strong and full-bodied taste and feel.

Coffee in the News – Probiotic Coffee Moves at Food Show

Probiotic Coffee Moves at Food Show

The Winter Fancy Food Show was held in San Francisco last week. A New York City newspaper highlighted several of the most popular items found there, including probiotic instant coffee (we wrote about the concept early last year). Think yogurt benefits from your coffee, with a half-billion encapsulated, heat-resistant bacteria in every instant sleeve. One way or another, you’ll be moved. Other highlights included a bacon spread designed for burgers, crystallized concentrated maple syrup flakes to sprinkle on sweet and savory foods and hard candy made with beer named “Hop Drops.”