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For King’s Day, we are offering 10% off of Douwe Egberts coffee on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required.*

Please use coupon code DE10APRNL

 

In Holland, this time of year brings out the tulips. Almost every roundabout in Amsterdam has a grassy area in the center island blanketed with tulips. Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday were all public holidays observed earlier this month. The huge civic celebration later in April is King’s Day. Formerly known as Queen’s Day, King Willem-Alexander is the first male monarch since the holiday originated.

Queen’s Day (‘Koninginnedag’ in Dutch) began as a celebration of the Princess Wilhelmina’s birthday on August 31, 1885, when the royal daughter was only 5 years old. Then it was known as Prinsessedag (Princess Day). When she ascended the throne in 1890, the name changed to Queen’s Day and was celebrated across the entire land.

In 1949, Wilhelmina’s daughter became Queen Juliana, and the date was changed to the new queen’s birthday, the 30th of April. Queen Beatrix, Juliana’s daughter, continued to celebrate Queen’s Day on the 30th to honor her mother. When Willem-Alexander succeeded his mother Beatrix two years ago when she abdicated, the day became King’s Day and moved to his birthday, April 27. In Dutch, it is known as Koningsdag.

The night before the celebration, revelers fill the streets to dance and sing. Many residents prepare their trinkets and used belongings for the free market in the morning. Walking along, their wares are spread on blankets a là garage-sale style along every street corner and canal side. Orange is the color of the day, of course. Music performances are held in every park and plein (square) across the country, with dancing and singing. The day brings everyone together as part of the Dutch community.

*Discount valid through 4/28/2015 on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order. This discount cannot be used with any other coupons or discounts. Not valid for discounted, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts items.

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2015_Flash sale stroopwafel

* Stroopwafels are a favorite Dutch treat!  Try them today!

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We enjoy telling you about new products and these 2 are winners!

Love cocoa? Try Rapunzel Organic Cocoa Powder, created from cocoa beans grown in Central and South America. 2015_Rapunzel Cocoa PowderRoasted carefully, the cocoa is dark and rich with a velvety texture you won’t soon forget. Heat a cup of milk with 2 teaspoons of Rapunzel 100% Certified Organic Cocoa power and 1 teaspoon of sugar to enjoy a delicious hot chocolate treat. Rapunzel Organic Cocoa can also be used in all your baking. This new product is available in 7.1oz/200g tins for $7.99. Find it under Hot Chocolate and Cocoa on the left menu of our home page.
2015_Finn Crisp Thin Crispbread Finn Crisp Thin Crispbread is a crunchy sourdough rye cracker which makes a healthy and tasty snack. From Finland, Finn Crisp Crispbread comes in Original and Caraway flavors. Made from only natural ingredients, this non-GMO product has both fiber and flavor. Serve with a dip, hummus or cheese (and coffee of course) at a party or as a special treat for the family. We have them at the really low price of $2.99 for a 7oz box.

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This Wednesday is Earth Day, which is celebrated every April 22. The day was first celebrated over 40 years ago. At that time, Americans took to the streets to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment. The movement went global in 1990, with recycling efforts as a focus in more than 140 countries. This year, Earth Day’s 45th anniversary, more than 1 billion people in 192 countries will participate in activities and events, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

At EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have many brands that are dedicated to sustainability and to helping to make the world green. All of our UTZ-certified brands, coffee producers such as Douwe Egberts, Paulig, Lavazza, Tchibo, Senseo, Lor, Dallmayr and Arvid Norquist belong to this respected organization dedicated to supporting a sustainable, viable coffee market. UTZ Certified means good coffee on every level: the taste, the quality and the price while being actively environmentally responsible.

Enjoy supporting the environment while savoring our delicious coffees.  Order now at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com and get $5 off of orders $40 or more! *

PLEASE USE COUPON CODE EARTHDAY5

*Discount valid through 4/21/2015 on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with a minimum order of $40 Not valid with other coupons or with special sale items.

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve seen the popularity of single serve coffee makers grow significantly over the last few years. Really, what’s not to like? With all single serve makers, simplicity rules. You pop in the capsule or pod, press a button or two, and literally, within seconds, you have a steaming hot cup of coffee.

Keurig, an American company serving the U.S. and Canada, is the dominant force in the coffee market, accounting for 30% of ground coffee sales. In Europe, the market leader is Nespresso, also commanding approximately one-third of European coffee sales. Nespresso has been making espresso capsules and machines for more than 16 years.

Luckily for all of us coffee lovers, Nespresso is also popular in the U.S.A. That means the single serve machines are easily available and the number of brands and roasts from which you can choose is ginormous – and that’s just at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com! We have a full range of Nespresso-compatible capsules.

We’re very excited to announce that we now have Mixpresso capsules, made in Italy. These capsules are extra special because they are extra-large – that is, the capsules come in 6-gram sizes instead of the typical 5-gram size of other capsules for Nespresso machines. Try Ricco, with 100% Robusta beans for a powerful drink; try Lungo with 100% Arabica beans for a gently sweet brew or try Classe, with half Arabica and half Robusta beans, for a smooth, balanced coffee. We have these roasts from Mixpresso in air-tight packages of 10 capsules. Please note that Mixpresso capsules are made for all Nespresso models EXCEPT VirtuoLine.

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We also have Nespresso-compatible capsules from one of our favorite roasters, Sant Eustachio, where the beans are gently roasted over wood, then air-cooled to create a special taste and aroma. We have these 100% Arabica coffee in packs of 10 individually-wrapped capsules. These are made in Rome at the Sant Eustachio store and caffe.

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