New Product Alert: J.J. Darboven German, Swiss and Austrian Coffees


What do Germany, Switzerland and Austria have in common? Well, probably a few things, but nothing more important than our new coffee lines! Introducing four new brands that each have something special to offer you. But first, let’s talk about the international company that brings them to us.

Johann J. Darboven founded a company in 1866 in Hamburg, Germany. An innovator, he pioneered delivering roasted coffee in bags to his customers. Within a few years, he was awarded a medal for his 100+ varieties of coffee at an international horticultural exhibition. A generation later, his sons successfully marketed a coffee under the brand name IDEE (Idea). IDEE was (and still is) produced with a special refining process developed by the Hygienic Institute in Hamburg. The beans are treated to reduce irritants and bitter flavors while preserving the taste, and the caffeine of the coffee. The coffee was (and still is) extremely popular in Germany, and is J.J.Darboven’s flagship product. The 1930’s found the company expanding into catering, later into other countries and during the 60’s, television, with one of the earliest coffee commercials shown. During the last few decades, J.J.Darboven has grown to include the brands described below. The company is still run by a fourth generation Darboven.

We know you will like these coffees, so we are offering 10% off your order of these brands, no minimum required at*

Please use coupon code: NEWBRANDS10

*Discount valid through 2/28/2017 at 11:59 p.m. PST with no minimum order at, Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

Check out the new ranges here.

Taste These New Coffee Selections!

2017_eilles-kaffee-logoOur first new range is Eilles Kaffee, from Germany. Their slogan is “Enjoy the good things in life.” A distinctive and special blend of beans, Eilles Kaffee uses highland beans, which assures a high-quality coffee. For more than 130 years, Eilles Kaffee has been the preferred brand in Germany. In fact, Bavarian King Ludwig II served only Eilles coffee at court during his reign in the later 1800s. We have Eilles Kaffee Gourmet in ground, whole beans and instant, and Eilles Kaffee Arabica in ground. The beautiful blue and gold packaging evokes the royal court; the aroma and flavor are unforgettable.

Also from Germany is IDEE Kaffee, a wonderfully mild classic coffee. The roasting process IDEE uses eliminates any undesirable elements with the beans prior to roasting, reducing bitter flavors that may result from regular roasting. This leaves a mild tasting coffee, with higher caffeine content, which is easier on the stomach. We have IDEE Kaffee in ground and Gold Express Instant coffee. Both are balanced and aromatic coffees.

Introducing Movenpick from Switzerland, this coffee is roasted gently and carefully following an original Swiss recipe. Der Himmlische coffee comes in ground and whole bean, taking high-altitude beans from around the world, giving the coffee a wonderful aroma and distinctive taste. We also have Movenpick Espresso in whole beans, which has a rich and strong taste and aroma.2017_mozart-kaffee-logo


Finally, we have a coffee from Austria named after its most famous son, Mozart. Mozart Kaffee is a symphony of flavors, notes and aroma. Well-balanced, delicious and irresistible, this coffee brand produces. We have a Mild ground coffee that is light and Intensive ground and instant, with a powerful aroma and taste.

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all our wonderful customers!

Get a FREE tin of Rendez Vous Flavored Licorice Pastilles with your Valentine’s Day order.*


Write RENDEZ VOUS in your order comments at checkout and we will add a tin of pastilles to your order.

We choose the flavor and you’ll get a sweet surprise!

*Offer available on orders placed Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 only on No minimum order is required but order comments “RENDEZ VOUS” must be included to receive the free tin of Rendez Vous pastilles. Offer not redeemable for cash.

A Taste Of France Is Our Weekly Deal!

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This week, we are putting our full range of French products in the spotlight: Coffee, chicory, chocolate, cookies, cakes and candies. Because the French love to make mealtimes memorable, we wanted you to know more about French food and drink customs. Read on, mon ami!

In France, a typical meal at lunch or dinner consists of 4 courses: Salad, Meat main dish, cheese with bread and dessert. Bread and water are always served and French wine is often served too. Coffee is always served!

While the French enjoy three meals a day, tea is also served in the late afternoon. Breakfast includes pastries, buttery croissants, sometimes with almond or chocolate paste.

The coffee is very strong, and it is common to have café au lait (coffee with hot milk). Fresh fruit and yogurt are also often served at breakfast.

By the way, if you order a café (coffee) in a shop, you’ll get a tiny shot of espresso in a tiny cup. This is also the café served at the end of your meal. Café Americain is filtered coffee and yes, it is more like the coffee Americans drink. Decaf gets you a decaf espresso, of course.

Read more below to find out about our range of products imported from France.  In the meantime, celebrate French delicacies from coffee to pastry to chocolate and everything in between, and we’ll give you 10% off your order of our collection of French food and drinks, with no minimum order at*

Please use coupon code: FRENCH10

*Discount valid through 11:59 p.m. PST  on 2/14/2017 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.

The Best French Coffee Is Here

Carte carte-noire-logoNoire, literally “black card”, began almost 35 years ago when Rene Monnier, a coffee blender and roaster whose family had already been producing Grand Mere, created the brand. The Monniers chose the name and the black and gold packaging to reflect sophistication and elegance. The coffee has long been marketed as “a coffee named desire”, which is also reflected in their commercials and other advertisements. In fact, some might describe their ads of their coffee as seductive! Carte Noire remains today one of France’s most popular coffee brands. We have it in ground, whole beans, instant, pods, espresso and decaffeinated.grand-mere-logo

Grand Mere, started by the Monnier family 47 years ago, is named after grandmother because “she 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 Degustation (Tasty) and Familial (Family) roasts in 8.8oz packages.



Maison Du Café is made by Douwe Egberts France, and we all know that Douwe Egberts produces quality coffee. In France, their advertising slogan is “Each cup offers a moment of pleasure and friendship.” 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.


Looking for something different?

Try one or all of these delicious and convenient drinks:

Ricore: Instant drinks made with coffee and chicory

Leroux: Instant drink with chicory – delicious alone or mixed in coffee or hot chocolate

L’Ancienne Instant Chocolate: Fine cocoa with sugar and Bourbon vanilla

A proper French breakfast includes pastries and cakes. Check out our lines of French baked goods.

Cookies and Treats Are a Sweet Deal

St. Michel Galettes Butter Biscuits and Caramel Butter Biscuits are crispy cookies made with butter, fresh eggs and sea salt.

Biscuiterie De Provence makes several cakes: Chestnut, Almond Cake, Almond Cake with Lemon, Almond Cake with Chocolate, Organic Almond Hazelnut Cake, Organic Almond Orange Cake. All are moist, made with simple ingredients such as butter and pure vanilla, and all are perfect for dessert or tea time. They do not contain preservatives, and they are all gluten free!

Pierre Biscuitere Butter Cookies, Lemon & Almond Cookies, Sea Salt Caramel Cookies, Coconut Butter Cookies and Mixed Berries Butter Cookies are made with butter and cream, real fruit and whole eggs. These ‘biscuits’ are simple yet elegant and delicious.

Delicate pastilles from Abbaye de Flavigny and Rendez Vous regular and sugar-free hard candy in tins in so many flavors. Our favorites are Lemon, Mint and Violet, but we also have Orange, Strawberry, Rose and Liquorice.

For the final touch of French flair, don’t forget Le Perruche sugar cubes with your coffee, available in Brown Sugar and White Sugar, ooh la la!



Douwe Egberts Cappuccino Sticks: Sample On Us

Long day ahead? We have all the coffee you need to power through, plus a really sweet deal.


Get a 10-stick sample pack of Douwe Egberts Cappuccino on us.

Write “2/8 cappuccino sample” in your order comments at checkout and we will add the sample to your order.*

*Offer available Wednesday, February 8, 2017 only with no minimum order and include specified order comments to receive the free Douwe Egberts 10-stick Cappuccino sample pack.  The Cappuccino sticks have a best-by date of 3/10/2017.  Offer valid while supplies last.  Offer not redeemable for cash.

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A Brief Visit To Italy Plus A Deal on Real Italian Coffee

A tour of Italy would include some of its major cities. As it happens, many of those cities, especially ports along the sea, are the cradles of the business of coffee roasting, packaging and delivery. wants to take you on a quick trip to a few iconic Italian coffee cities!

In today’s virtual tour, let’s begin in Turin, a city in northwest Italy. Awash with art galleries, restaurants, churches, public squares and castle gardens, parts of the city have been assigned to the World Heritage List because of their historical significance. The city was the first capital of unified Italy. More importantly, for us, In 1895, Luigi Lavazza started a small grocery store, which became a coffee shop, and which still exists today. Lavazza coffee continues to be managed by another generation of Lavazza family members. Lavazza is one of our 3 Italian roasters in this week’s discount. Read down for more information on a special deal we have with Lavazza whole beans.

Continuing our tour, we head south along the western coast of Italy, through Pisa and Rome, and ending in Naples. One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Naples is also the home of Kimbo since the 1960s. Decimated by bombing in WWII, the city has undergone reconstruction efforts to include a thriving business district, advanced mass transportation infrastructures and low unemployment. Naples is known for pizza, spaghetti, gelato and, our favorite, coffee. The espresso machine, and the Moka pot were both developed in the area. Kimbo is considered on the cutting-edge of technology, from using vacuum-packed cans to store and sell coffee, to supplying cafés and coffee shops with real coffee to get the word out. Kimbo is the second ranked retailer in the Italian market for packed coffee, and still holds that position today. Read down for our recommendations on Kimbo coffee.

Our third and final stop for today is Treviso, Italy. We saved time by heading north from Naples, to the east coast on the Adriatic Sea, up through Venice and into its western neighbor, Treviso. This smaller city is home to Benetton, the original production of Prosecco wine and another Italian favorite coffee, Segafredo. Run by the Massimo Zanetti coffee empire, the espresso producer has grown into a leading producer in Italy and around the world. Driven by the goal to share the taste, culture and preparation of true Italian espresso, today, Segafredo is drunk at a rate of 50 million cups daily. Read down for our recommendations on Segafredo coffee.

Try any one of these – or all three – and we will give you 15% off orders of $30 or more with Lavazza, Segafredo and Kimbo at*

Please use coupon code: 15POFF30

*Discount valid through 2/07/2016 at 11:59 p.m. PST with a $30 minimum order at on Lavazza, Kimbo and Segafredo products. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

Lavazza Is Italian Espresso

One of the best ways to enjoy fresh, delicious coffee is to make the coffee with whole beans. We have these Lavazza whole beans for a steal! And, yes, you can use the above discount!
Lavazza Super Crema is a 60/40 Arabica/Robusta blend. Mild, medium-bodied espresso with a good crema, this coffee is perfect anytime.

Lavazza Gran Espresso is also a 60/40 blend of Arabica and Robusta beans. Medium-bodied, this blend has a spicy, mildly pungent aroma perfect for morning or evening.

Lavazza Top Class Espresso is a 50/50 blend of Arabica and Robusta beans. Full-bodied, rich with an excellent crema, its full, sweet aroma all work together to make a perfect espresso blend. It tastes great with milk too, should you be so inclined.

Lavazza Gran Aroma Bar is a 60/40 blend, dark roast, with a velvety texture and delicate flavor. The beans, from Brazil, make the best espresso-based coffee drinks.

Segafredo Knows Quality


We have a range of Segafredo coffee that includes whole beans, decaf and ground. Segafredo coffee is available in pods and capsules for Segafredo espresso machines. Segafredo Intermezzo coffee has authentic Italian coffee flavor. The 60/40 Arabica/Robusta blend is strong, rich and distinctive. Segafredo Intermezzo comes in whole beans and ground.

Kimbo Selects The Finest Beans KIMBO Logo

Let us suggest Kimbo Extra Cream Espresso whole beans. This 50/50 blend is a medium coffee, dense crema, slightly sweet flavor and would make the perfect cappuccinos and lattes. We also have Kimbo in capsules for Nespresso and in variety packs for a quick pick-me-up.

We know you will not be disappointed by any of these great Italian brands. Use the above discount, and order today!  Shop here:

Jacobs Kronung On Us Today

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Place an order of $30 or more today and receive an 8.8oz package of Jacobs Krönung on us.

Write 2/1 Kronung in your order comments at checkout and we’ll add the coffee to your order as our gift to you.

No coupon code needed.*

*Offer available Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 only. Order must equal $30 or more before any applied shipping costs and discounts and include specified order comments to receive the free 8.8oz package of Jacobs Krönung. Offer not redeemable for cash. Thank you for shopping at