Talking Coffee with Marco Lavazza

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Marco Lavazza is the next generation of the Lavazza coffee family, both an heir and Vice Chairman of the empire. Recently, he spoke with a men’s fashion and lifestyle blog about the business, the family and plans for the future.

Marco described traveling outside of Italy for the company for business. Going through Customs in other countries, he is of course asked why he is there.


“What do you do?”


That is when they ask “Are you related to the Lavazza coffee family?”

He goes on to explain that while it may not be obvious a family is behind the company, it is the family bond that has always been important. “There wouldn’t be Lavazza without family.”

As a company, Lavazza has partnered with a men’s clothing line in the UK, with NASA (for the coffee machine sent for the International Space Station), with chefs and with Wimbledon and Australian tennis. With over 2500 people working in the business, Marco feels the responsibility of leading an international company. “You have to be careful of what you’re doing. It’s not just fun.” Lavazza has always invested in research to find something new and different to delight coffee drinkers.

And the secret to a perfect cup of coffee? “Passion and tradition…in what we do and what we’ve done for 120 years. Just coffee.”

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PS – Check out these Lavazza whole beans at our best prices and use the discount above to save even more:

Lavazza Qualita Oro whole beans make a full-bodied coffee, with floral notes and very good crema (the lovely foam on the top from brewing).

Gran Crema E Aroma whole beans deliver a rich and intense flavor and aroma, topped with a velvety crema.

Gran Aroma Bar whole beans are a combination of Arabica and Robusta beans, roasted to deliver a coffee that is medium-bodied with a long-lasting flavor. These beans make perfect espresso!

Gran Crema Espresso whole beans combine Arabica beans from South America and Asia, giving a full-bodied flavor and aroma. This is a perfect medium espresso coffee.

Qualita Rossa whole beans are a superb combination of African and Brazilian beans, blended to produce a full and rich taste and aroma. This coffee works wonderfully with milk, so enjoy it with breakfast.

Caffe Espresso whole beans are 100% Arabica beans that produce the best of espresso: velvety and distinctive.


Dallmayr is German Coffee At Its Best!

Munich: Five Facts and a Surprise

1. Munich is the home to Dallmayr Coffee. Their building on Dienerstrasse is a striking example of elegant 19th-century architecture. Inside, you will find the delicatessen, a café-bar and a Michelin-starred restaurant. More than 1.4 million tourists visit Dallmayr each year.

2. Average high temperatures in Munich range from the coldest in January at 36-degree F to the hottest month, July, at 73-degree F. Lows in those same months: 25-degree F and 54-degree F, respectively. The most hours of sunshine occur in October.

3. Marienplatz is the central square in the Old Town (Dallmayr is around the corner). A popular glockenspiel show is performed at the town hall on the square. Glockenspiels are percussion instruments with keys similar to a piano. The show uses chimes from 43 bells while life-sized figures retell 2 historical tales.

4. Munich has been rated as among the top 10 cities in the world with the highest quality of life worldwide.

5. The population of Munich exceeded 1.5 million in June 2015, a 20 percent increase over the last ten years.

6. Surprise! Munich is twinned with the following cities: Edinburgh, Verona, Bordeaux, Sapporo, Kiev, Harare Zimbabwe and Cincinnati Ohio.

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PS—Dallmayr Coffee range includes Nespresso capsules, whole beans, espresso and a specially ground coffee for the French Press. Discover your favorites today.


White Gold Season

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Last month, we wrote about King’s Day, a big spring celebration for his Majesty in the Netherlands. Another special event in spring in the Netherlands is the search for “white gold.” No, this is not some special milky coffee. We are talking about white asparagus, often called the Queen of vegetables.

The southernmost province of the Netherlands is Limburg, a key region throughout history of the area because of its borders to Germany and Belgium. Limburg is a culinary centerpiece: The area is warmer than other parts of the Netherlands; the province has many great restaurants and cozy cafes and, this is where the best asparagus is grown and eaten! The season is short, but at the end of April, everyone is excited about the arrival of the first asparagus. White asparagus grows under the ground, unlike green asparagus. They are planted in beds covered with plastic to control temperature and the color. As soon as the tips peek above ground, the delicacies must be harvested.

Limburg offers many “Asparagus Routes” so you can explore the fields and farms and then enjoy a lunch or dinner with the vegetable at a good restaurant. BTW, ham and eggs are perfect complements to white asparagus. Served with delicious Douwe Egberts coffee, you have a traditional Dutch meal!

Let’s celebrate the harvest with 10% off your order of Douwe Egberts, including Senseo pods and Pickwick tea, at with no minimum order.*

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