New Year’s Resolution: Enjoy Better Coffee

EBC-NYE-BANNER-2017We proudly offer premium ground, whole bean and instant coffees and espresso in a variety of roasts, along with a selection of teas, all from the top European brands. Find your new favorite coffee or tea at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com and save with $5 off your order of $40 or more.*

Please Use Coupon Code: NEWFAV5

Discount valid 12/31/2017 through 11:59PM ET on 1/02/2018 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $40 minimum order required. Coupon cannot be used with any other discounts. Not valid on case sale or special sale products. Offer not redeemable for cash.

 

As always, enjoy better coffee and thanks from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!

Phone: 800 582 6617
support@enjoybettercoffee.com
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A Christmas Wish (And A Sale!) From EnjoyBetterCoffee

May your Christmas holiday be filled with happy moments shared over rounds of coffee and tea…
EBC-Christmas-Banner-Bright-2017-E-650px…and when you find yourself running low on your favorite coffees, espresso, herbal teas and hot chocolate, visit EnjoyBetterCoffee.com today through Tuesday and save 15% off your order of $30 or more.*

Please Use Coupon Code: MERRY15

*Discount valid 12/24/2017 through 11:59PM ET on 12/26/2017 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $30 minimum order required. Coupon cannot be used with any other discounts. Not valid on case sale or special sale products. Offer not redeemable for cash.

As always, enjoy better coffee and thanks from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!

Phone: 800 582 6617
support@enjoybettercoffee.com
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Stock Up On Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood Whole Beans

No Limit BOGO Deal. Today Only.

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Buy one bag of Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood whole beans and receive a second 17.6oz bag of Aroma Rood at no charge. Just place a bag of Aroma Rood whole beans in your cart and the free bag will be added to your cart automatically. No coupon code needed.*


*Order must be placed by 11:59PM ET Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood whole beans with a best-by date of 2/14/2018. Not redeemable for cash. All sales are final; no returns please.

Do you know that you can safely keep and use coffee after its best by date? Grind the beans when you are ready to brew them to get the best flavor. Once opened, store the coffee beans in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

As always, enjoy better coffee and thanks from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!

Phone: 800 582 6617
support@enjoybettercoffee.com
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A Traditional Italian Christmas

Christmas in Italy is one big celebration from early December into January! The holidays are filled with celebrations, parades, music, food and a deep reverence for the religious aspects of the season.

In Italy, people wish each other “Buon Natale!” Christmas decorations are put up the day following the celebration of Mary’s Immaculate Conception, December 8th. Everyone displays a version of the Nativity scene, called the “Presepe.” In fact, Naples is the home to an extremely elaborate and detailed Nativity scene with more than six hundred decorations and figures. Another symbol of the season is the Poinsettia plant, displayed and sold everywhere.

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la-befana-300pxA unique aspect of gift-giving in Italy is the arrival of La Befana, a kindly old witch. She rides a broomstick, dressed in patched clothing, but smiling as she delivers bags of gifts for the children by way of the chimney. Good children get candy; bad children get lumps of coal.

La Befana sweeps up after herself when she leaves too. She does this the night before Epiphany, the 12th day of Christmas, in early January. A large family meal is shared on Epiphany, which officially ends the Italian holiday season.


What is served at every holiday meal in Italy? You guessed it: Delicious Italian coffee! This week, we are offering 15% off our specialty Italian roasters including Bristot, Caffe Vergnano, Hausbrandt, illy, Miscela D’Oro, Pellini, and Sant Eustachio at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: ITALY15

*Discount valid from 12/17/17 through 11:59PM ET on 12/19/17 for the following brands only: Bristot, Caffe Vergnano, Hausbrandt, Illy, Miscela D’Oro, Pellini & Sant Eustachio with 15% off no minimum at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

Not sure which to try? Read more about each of these brands, and you’ll find just the right roasts for you. If you’re still looking for that perfect gift, there is nothing better than real Italian coffee!

CAFFE-VERGNANO-nl-iconCaffe Vergnano makes espresso along with drip coffee with 100% Arabica beans. We have a range of regular and decaffeinated espresso in ground and whole beans. If you know someone getting or using a Nespresso machine, then they must try any of our Nespresso-compatible capsules. We have Caffe Vergnano in five different roasts, including dark Intenso, sweet Arabica, spicy Cremoso, and Decaf. Those last 4 are now in compostable capsules.

Hausbrandt-nl-iconAlthough the founder of Hausbrandt was Austrian, he opened a coffee roasting business in Trieste. A merchant marine, he is known for his innovation with transport and storage of coffee to keep it fresh. We have a wide selection of whole bean and ground coffee. Check out our sealable and reusable Hausbrandt specialty tins, each with a package of Nero Espresso inside, perfect for giving the gift of delicious Italian espresso.

Illy-nl-icon-editilly began in Trieste, producing a coffee that is always rich, full-bodied with a velvety texture. We have medium (balanced and sweet) and dark espresso (intense) in ground and whole beans. We also have a medium ground Moka and Decaffeinated ground coffee suitable for any preparation. All blends come in illy’s signature metal tin.

misceladoro-nl-iconMiscela D’Oro is committed to sourcing the best raw coffee beans, creating blends that are then carefully and specially roasted. The technique, blending the green beans before roasting, is considered non-traditional, but creates a full-bodied espresso with a rich, thick crema. We have a range of Miscela D’Oro espresso in ground, whole beans and the very popular capsules compatible with Nespresso coffee machines. Try any of the espresso range for an authentic espresso experience.

Pellini-nl-iconA family business, originally a company producing medicinal herbs, moved to roasting coffee in 1947 in Verona. Today, Pellini is known for high-quality, gourmet, Italian espresso. Pellini Top is their top of the line, made with 100% Arabica beans specially roasted to deliver a smooth, full-bodied espresso. We have a range of Pellini coffee, including ground and whole beans. Even better, we have 5 blends in Nespresso-compatible capsules.

sant-eustachio-nl-iconSant Eustachio is known for its wood roasting of coffee beans. Sant Eustachio offers Espresso ground coffee blends in addition to whole beans and Nespresso capsules options. The aroma will take you to a small café on an Italian piazza.

 

bristot-nl-iconBristot started as a small roaster in 1919, this company expertly chooses the best beans, roasting them in ways that best showcase their natural flavors. Try Bristot’s flagship product Tiziano Whole Beans for real Italian espresso, including notes of nut, fruit and chocolate with an excellent aftertaste. We have several roasts from Bristot, all perfect for drinking or gifting. Bristot espresso is a leader in the business and among espresso.


Another Great Gift Idea for Coffee Drinkers

We have cups and saucers available individually and in sets for many of our brands. Caffe Vergnano and Miscela D’Oro have beautiful white ceramic sets, something every espresso-drinker should have.


One Last Italian Holiday Tradition

cuccia-wheat-kernals-300pxSaint Lucy’s day on December 13th celebrates light in the darkness, with the winter solstice coming. The festival is marked with fireworks or bonfires. In Naples, fires are lit at dawn along the beachfront leading to the church. In Sicily, people eat a traditional pudding made from boiled wheat kernels.


As always, enjoy better coffee and thanks from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!

Phone: 800 582 6617
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As they say in the Netherlands, ‘Vrolijk Kerstfeest’

Cheerful Christmas!

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dutch-horns-at-christmas-300pxIt’s that time of year, just as in other parts of Europe and beyond, when adults and children alike focus on and celebrate the Christmas holiday. There might be a Christmas hamper (box or package) from your employer, time to decorate the tree (only after St. Nicolas Day), a 4’ horn to sound at dawn, and most importantly, time spent with the people you love.

In fact, researchers found that in the Netherlands, spending time with family was identified as the most important part of the Christmas season.

Advocaat-Dutch-Eggnog-250px-eThe big day itself is actually two days in the Netherlands. The Dutch celebrate First (25th) and Second (26th) Christmas Days as time spent with family, and indulging in the holiday feast. Traditional holiday favorites include oliebollen (heavy donut), Christmas fruit bread, roasted venison or goose with plenty of vegetables, and the Dutch version of eggnog, Advocaat, actually a creamy brandy custard, often eaten with a spoon.


The Dutch find this time of year special, just as we do. Indulge in the wonder of it all with authentic Dutch coffee from Douwe Egberts. As our gift to you, we’ll take 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts products on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: DUTCH15

*Discount valid from 12/10/17 through 11:59 PM EST on 12/12/17 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Douwe Egberts products with no minimum order. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts products.

We Have Douwe Egberts For Everyone

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Our Douwe Egberts range includes ground coffee, whole bean, instant, and some fun coffee gift sets. Grinding the beans just before brewing produces the best-tasting coffee. Our whole bean selection includes Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma, a perfect medium roast, with a smooth and full-bodied taste and a strong finish. For something a little darker, try Mocca Aroma, full-bodied, with spice and chocolate notes. If you are looking for a daily drinker, we have Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood, a medium, smooth, and aromatic blend of Robusta and Arabica beans. We have these great roasts in ground too.

Douwe Egberts Select Aroma in ground is a lighter roast, silky-smooth and fruity. Douwe Egberts also makes an Aroma Rood Decaf in ground. You won’t miss out on any flavor, just the caffeine.

For convenience, and as a great gift for people who travel or spend a lot of time on the road or just like to grab coffee and go, we have 5 roasts of instant coffee. Get Aroma Rood, Pure Gold, Pure Indulgence, Pure Decaf, and Moccona Classic Decaf in beautiful, resealable jars that can be repurposed later. Our Pure Gold instant is also available in easy to use sticks in two package sizes.

Check out our selection of cups and our prepacked variety packages. These make great gifts too.


Holiday Ordering Deadlines

presents-on-a-tree-300pxLast Friday, December 8th was our suggested deadline for ordering without having to pay for expedited shipping. If you absolutely must have your order before the holiday, we suggest you choose from one of our expedited shipping options available when checking out.


Other Dutch Traditions

Christmas Markets are popular in many European cities. Amsterdam has large markets, usually with stalls in wooden cabins, selling food, clothing and gifts. You will also find a Gebakkraam, a food truck with specialties such as appelflappen and oliebollen. One of the most popular markets is the Market at Museumplein, also known as Christmas Village on Ice, where the market stands next to a large public ice rink. Add in some live music and entertainment, and you will have a true Dutch Christmas Market experience.</p>
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<h3>One More Very Dutch Part of the Holiday</h3>
<p><img class=Gezelligheid is the most important part of the Christmas Season. This Dutch word is difficult to translate, but in general, it refers to the feeling of being with your loved ones, and/or reuniting with someone after a long separation, and/or a general sense of togetherness (think warm and fuzzy feelings).

Lastly, New Year’s Eve (Oud en Nieuw) in the Netherlands, people congregate in the central squares of the cities. Around 11PM, rounds of fireworks begin to welcome the coming year. At the stroke of midnight, more fireworks, more celebrations and more fun!


As always, enjoy better coffee and thanks from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!

Phone: 800 582 6617
support@enjoybettercoffee.com
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This Carte Noire Deal Is Sure To Please

 

Great For Gifting!

No Limits. Today Only. Wednesday, December 6th 2017

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Just place a bag of 8.8oz Carte Noire Ground Coffee in your cart and the free bag will be added to your order automatically. No coupon code needed.*


*Order must be placed by 11:59PM EST Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Carte Noire ground coffee with a best-by date of 1/30/2018, while supplies last. Not redeemable for cash. All sales are final; no returns please.

Do you know that you can safely keep and use coffee after its best by date? Once opened, store ground coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

As always, enjoy better coffee and thanks from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!

Phone: 800 582 6617
support@enjoybettercoffee.com
http://www.enjoybettercoffee.com

Scandinavian Christmas Traditions

santa-w-porridgeChristmas is known as Jul or Joulua in Scandinavia. Santa Claus was originally described as a gnome, a simple bearded farmer, who did good deeds and caused a little trouble too. He expected a bowl of porridge with a pat of butter to be left out for him on Christmas Eve. In the last 100 years, he has become more like Santa Claus in size and shape, but instead of a chimney, the jolly elf enters through the front door.

traditional-swedish-christmas-buffet-or-julbord-300Traditional foods include meatballs, ribs, specially-marinated cod, herring, cabbage, and ham washed down with a big mug of glogg, a mulled wine. Finding the almond in your Christmas pudding means you will have a prosperous year, and you may even get a little gift for the honor.

And of course, coffee is always served. Scandinavian coffee is delicious, from the select beans which are then carefully and gently roasted, resulting in a distinctive style and flavor of coffee. Scandinavians are one of the top consumers of coffee on a per-capita, or per-person, basis.

These are just a few of the fun, interesting and unique traditions that Scandinavians enjoy this time of year. Please read farther down to find out more about holiday traditions in these countries.


In the meantime, we want you to enjoy coffee from our Nordic ranges: Paulig, Arvid Nordquist, and Lofbergs Lila. Get 15% off of these iconic Scandinavian brands with no minimum order at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: NORDIC15

*Discount valid from 12/03/2017 through 11:59PM EST 12/05/2017 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off no minimum order required on Arvid Nordquist, Lofbergs Lila and Paulig coffees. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

Here’s our roast review to help you decide among these enjoyable brews.

Paulig-Advert-wKavhi-2017-NLPaulig, from Finland, roasts and packages their coffee out of their facilities in Helsinki. We offer two roasts. Juhla Mokka Ground Coffee is light-roasted, rich, balanced and intense blend of beans from South America and Africa. Presidentti Ground Coffee is a light roast (1 of 5) blend of beans grown in Africa, and delivers a strong and rich coffee. These coffees are perfect examples of Finnish coffee.

Lofbergs-Advert-NLLofbergs Lila, one of the largest coffee roasters in the Nordic countries, is based in Sweden. We offer three exemplary roasts made with 100% Arabica beans: the Medium roast is perfect anytime with a rich taste and aroma (2 of 5); the Jubilee roast is rich with sweet notes (3 of 5), and Kharisma is dark, intense, nutty with subtle fruit notes (4 of 5). About 1/3 of the beans in each blend is certified by the Rainforest Alliance (an international sustainability organization we have written about here before). All are available already ground.

Arvid-Advert-3Blends-NLArvid Nordquist opened a small shop in Stockholm, Sweden in 1884. Today Arvid Nordquist is a leader in premium coffee, food and wine products. We offer three roasts: Medium roast, Extra Dark roast, and Gran Dia, all prime examples of Swedish coffee roasting. In addition, all three are UTZ Certified and CO2 Compensated (read more about these organizations on the product page). The Medium roast is balanced, with chocolatey and spicey notes. Extra Dark (intense) is full-bodied, and intense, with just the right amount of bitterness. Gran Dia is a medium to dark roast, full-bodied, with nut and floral notes, with a nice finish.


Holiday Delivery Suggested Deadlines

Order by Friday, December 8th to be assured of delivery by December 25th. After that, you’ll have to choose expedited shipping to receive your order in time.


More Scandinavian Traditions Explored

In Sweden, Advent (the 4 Sundays before 12/25) kicks off the season. St. Lucia Day, December 13, brings children dressed in white, singing angelic hymns, carrying candles led by a young girl wearing a crown of candles. Christmas porridge is sweetened rice pudding sprinkled with cinnamon, a staple of the big meal on Christmas Eve. It’s where the single almond will be found by one lucky diner. In Finland, it’s not Christmas until you’ve had your Christmas Sauna. You can always pick up your ham that’s been cooking there too! That’s right, the holiday ham used to be cooked (smoked) in a sauna, a practice recently gaining popularity again. And, that marinated cod fish? Well, it is known as lutefisk, whitefish soaked in lye, and can have an overpowering aroma. It appears to be an acquired taste, and believe it or not, is more popular with Norwegian expats living in the U.S. than with the people back in the old country.

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Finally, and this is big, Finland is where Santa lives the other 364 days a year. Visitors can see him in his natural home environment, a town on the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland.


As always, enjoy better coffee and thanks from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!

Phone: 800 582 6617
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