Coffee Is In Our DNA – Really.

2014_Black and creamed coffee with logoWe don’t just mean it’s in the DNA of all of us here at, but literally it’s in all human DNA. Researchers just published their findings from multiple studies looking at coffee consumption and the DNA variation in a specific gene. It turns out that people with this specific variation in a gene called PDSS2 have a reduced ability to breakdown caffeine, causing it to stay in the body for longer. These people would not need to drink as much coffee to get the same caffeinated bump.

One study was conducted in several Italian villages with about one thousand participants. Researchers found that people with the gene variation drank fewer cups of coffee than people without the variation. Another study was replicated in the Netherlands with almost two thousand people. That study found the gene ‘effect’ was slightly lower than the Italian study. It is possible that this difference is related to the way the Dutch drink coffee in larger cups compared to smaller cups of espresso that Italians drink. Several universities, medical organizations and Illy coffee were involved in the research, but it should be noted that Illy did not provide any financial support for the studies.

Whether you drink coffee all day or just “as needed” you should enjoy the best coffee available. has the best of delicious European coffees available here in the U.S. Order online and we will take $5 off orders of $40 or more.*

Please use coupon code 5OFF40

*Discount valid through 8/30/2016 EDT at with orders of $40 or more before shipping costs are applied. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

Tchibo, Eduscho, Davidoff and…surprise: Nespresso at

2015_Tchibo LogoTchibo has always been on the leading edge of coffee production, marketing and delivery. In the early days, see-through containers stored the roasted beans and were stocked in bakeries. Later, mobile bakeries delivered coffee and pastries to the outlying areas. Eventually cafes were opened and within 50 years of its start, Tchibo was the second most-popular coffee in Germany. During this time, Tchibo acquired Eduscho.

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Eduscho is also a leader in the coffee market, gaining fame and fortune by delivering coffee through postal mail. Eventually the business had stores in all major German cities and in bakeries, and the brand catapulted into a national presence. In 1980, Gala coffee renamed their most popular blend as Number 1 (Nr. 1) to reflect its status on the market and its flavor and quality. We have a full range of Eduscho coffee at unbelievable prices.

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Tchibo also bought Davidoff, retaining the rights to the coffee business for the last 10 years. Davidoff coffee continues to live by the motto of Zino Davidoff: Having a taste for quality is having a taste for life.  This very zeal for quality has lead Davidoff to create a range of 3 premium Nespresso-compatible espresso capsules which we are delighted to include in this week’s sale.

Because we can’t bring ourselves to single out just one brand in our fantastic selection of Nespresso-compatible capsules, we have included all in the discount this week! Read below the coupon code to learn more about our Nespresso-compatible capsules below (freshly restocked!) and you just might find a new favorite coffee.

Go with your favorite coffee or mix and match a selection. Either way, you get 10% off Tchibo, Eduscho and Davidoff Café coffees plus all our Nespresso-compatible capsules at*

Please use coupon code TASTE10

*Discount valid through 8/23/2016 EDT at for Tchibo, Eduscho, Davidoff Cafe and and all Nespresso-compatible capsules for 10% off with no minimum purchase. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

We are so excited to let you know that we have some of our best Nespresso-compatible capsules back in stock plus a new range of capsules that we think you’ll love too! And, the discount above applies to all of these, so order today before we are sold out again.  We are fully restocked with:

Carte Noire no 9 capsules: Dark, intense, rich espresso. 2016_Nespresso Compat brands

Caffe Vergnano capsules: A range of 5 coffees, all with sweet and balanced flavors, from spicy Lungo to chocolatey Intenso to Cremoso’s vanilla notes.

Port Moka capsules: Six coffees including organic and decaffeinated coffees, plus pure Arabica blends (Arabica, mild Colombia) and blends of Arabica and Robusta (Forte, Intense).

Dallmayr Capsa capsules, our team favorite, come in a range of 7 coffees, from light and lively Belluno (intensity 5) to chocolatey Barista and Azzuro (both 8) to spicy Artigiano (7) to single-origin Indian Sundara (7) and intense Ristretto (10). And the range has one more….

What’s New:

Dallmayr Capsa Dark Roast capsules, the last in the range described above, is intense (intensity 11) and full-bodied. It’s definitely worth a try if you like a stronger flavor.20116_New Capsa Dark Roast and Davidoff Cafe Capsules

And introducing Davidoff Café capsules. We have a range of 3 espresso capsules. Elegance capsules have a medium flavor and body with hints of nut and cocoa. Style lungo capsules have earthy notes with just a suggestion of cereal. Prestige capsules blend Arabica and Robusta beans for a strong, smooth and velvety taste.
Navigation Tip: On our site, the easiest way to find our capsules is to hover over or click on Coffee By Type at the top of the page. From there, move to Capsules, click and all the capsules we offer will be displayed. Select Nespresso on the left menu to see only the Nespresso-compatible capsules, including all the ones described above, and a few more.

Got Coffee? Get Cup.

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Order $30 of coffee (not including shipping costs) and get our Enjoy Better Coffee insulated double wall glass on us! *

You must specify which glass size, 8.5 oz or 11.8 oz, in your order comments at checkout.  This offer is good today, so don’t wait!  Order here!

NOTE:  Order must be $30 before shipping and any applied discounts at Order must be placed by Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by 11:59 p.m. EDT with specified order comments. Not redeemable for cash.

Baby, You’re A Firework…

…Come on let your colors burst!  ~Katy Perry2016_Fireworks Competition The Netherlands

Did you know that the Netherlands – home to Douwe Egberts – has hosted an international fireworks competition for more than 30 years? The event, known as the Scheveningen International Fireworks Festival, draws tens of thousands of visitors from several countries. Scheveningen is a seaside town, outside The Hague, and shows take place after dark on the beach over 4 evenings. The celebration includes fire-eaters, jugglers, dancers and music groups strolling the boardwalk as part of this festival.

The rules of engagement are strict: Contestants all have the same budget, with 80% of their fireworks required to be produced in their own country. The display should take about 12 minutes. This year, last Friday and Saturday (12-13 Aug) and next Friday and Saturday are the nights of the shows. In addition to the Netherlands, Belgian, China, Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland and South Korea are all competing.

Douwe Egberts coffee is always a winner in our book! Get 10% off your order of Douwe Egberts coffee and Senseo coffee pods at with no minimum order.*

Please use coupon code: FIREWORKS

*Discount valid through 8/16/2016 EDT at with no minimum order on Douwe Egberts and Senseo products only. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts products.

Vive La France at

“A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, 2016_French Eiffel Tower and croissant
and in the point of life.”

~ Thomas Jefferson


What could be better than a walk around Paris, a city known for its café culture? Sitting at a street-side café, drinking freshly brewed coffee, of course!

The French have been involved in the coffee trade since the early 1700’s. The country is the home of history-rich coffee brands Carte Noire, Maison Du Café and Grand Mere.

One sip of these coffees will instantly take you to that café near the Eiffel Tower, sitting at a small round table as a beret-wearing musician serenades with his accordion. May we suggest you start your trip here with one, two or three of our favorite French coffee brands:

Carte Noire, literally “black card”, began almost 35 years ago when Rene Monnier, a coffee blender and roaster whose family produced Grand Mere, started his own coffee business. The Monniers chose the name and the black and gold packaging to reflect sophistication and elegance. Carte Noire has been marketed as “a Coffee named desire”, also reflected in their commercials and other advertisements. In fact, some have described their ads as seductive! Carte Noire still remains today as one of France’s most popular coffee brands. We have a range of roasts of Carte Noire, including Classic, Velours (as velvety as it sounds), and Decaffeinated. We have ground, whole beans, instant, pods, and espresso Carte Noire coffees available.

Maison Du Café is produced by Douwe Egberts France. In France, their advertising slogan is “Each cup offers a moment of pleasure and friendship.” We have two roasts. Ma Tradition is a combination of Robusta and Arabica coffee beans, roasted in the Douwe Egberts process, which produces a fragrant and balanced medium roast coffee. LOR Doux is soft and sweet from the 100% Arabica coffee beans.

Grand Mere, started by the Monnier family, is named after a grandmother because “Grandma knows how to make a good coffee.” Just look at the package to see her smiling down on you as you enjoy her coffee. Today, the brand is one of the top coffee brands in France. We have ground Degustation (Tasty) and Familial (Family) roasts in 8.8oz packages.

Say OUI to these French coffees and get 10% off any of these 3 brands as well as the treats listed below with no minimum order at*

Please use coupon code: FRENCH10

*Discount valid through 8/09/2016 at with no minimum order on French brands of coffee, cookies and candies specified in this newsletter. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

Wednesday = Short Best-By Date Deal: Lavazza Caffe Espresso

2015_Lavazza Caffe EspressoBuy one 2.2lb bag of Lavazza Caffé Espresso 100% Arabica whole bean coffee and get an one more 2.2lb package as our gift to you.

This coffee has an expiration date of 10/30/2016.

When you place the Lavazza Caffé Espresso whole bean coffee in your cart an extra package will be added to your order automatically. No coupon code needed.

Keep unopened packages of coffee in a cool, dry place. Once opened, store the coffee in an airtight container.  This keeps coffee fresh after its best-by date.

NOTE:  Offer valid through Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at on Lavazza Caffé Espresso whole bean coffee only. The expiration date of the Caffé Espresso whole bean coffee is 10/30/2016. Not redeemable for cash. All sales are final; no returns.