Summer: The Sweet Smell of Coffee and A Cool Breeze

It’s all you need!

The Summer Forecast: Bright and sunny with the chill of iced coffee in the air.

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Every summer, we share the newest recipes for iced coffee. EnjoyBetterCoffee.com has all the coffees that you want for iced coffee drinks (and for anytime you want a coffee). Our coffees are made for the European market so they have slightly stronger and more intense flavor profiles than coffee made for the U.S, making them perfect for that iced coffee.

This week, we have selected several European iced coffee drinks that will help you enjoy your summer in a cool way.


If you’ve been thinking of ordering from us, then now is the time. We’ll give you 10% off your purchase of $30 or more when you order from our site.*

Please Use Coupon Code: ICED10

*Discount valid from 7/29/18 through 11:59PM ET on 7/31/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with purchases of $30 or more before shipping cost. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Questions? Call us at 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

PS – Try any of our flavorful instant coffees – perfect for a quick iced coffee!


Italian Iced Coffee Two Ways

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You’ll find Caffe Freddo in most coffee bars in Italy. Straight espresso is stored in a freezer and served as a coffee slush. Or try espresso over a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream and you have an Affogato, perfect for dessert. We have a wide range of Italian espresso, including Bristot, Caffe Vergnano, Illy and Lavazza; you bring the ice cream.


Germans Know Eiskaffee

Eiskaffee means “ice-cream coffee” and this recipe delivers a creamy iced coffee in no time at all. Use one of our great German brands. Tchibo Instant coffee and Jacobs Instant coffee are two of the most popular brands on our site and in Germany. Tchibo and Jacobs also make full-flavored ground and whole bean coffee if you prefer.

Eiskaffee-2018Ingredients:

  • 1 quart strong instant or fresh-brewed coffee
  • 2 scoops of ice cream (per drink)
  • Whipped cream
  • Grated sweet chocolate to garnish

Directions:

  1. Make the coffee. Allow to cool to room temperature, then chill in fridge.
  2. Into a tall glass, place 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream.
  3. Pour the cooled coffee into the tall glass, leaving a little room below the rim.
  4. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with chocolate. Enjoy.

In Greece, It’s Frappé

When the Summer Olympics was last held in Athens, Frappé was a huge hit among the tourists. Nescafe instant coffee is the recommended instant in Greece because it gets foamy. You’ll need a blender or cocktail shaker.

FrappeIngredients:

  • 1 ½ – 3 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 2/3 cup cold water
  • Sugar, Milk and ice cubes (optional)

Directions:

  1. Add coffee, sugar and a splash of water to a cocktail shaker or blender. Shake or blend until the mixture forms a thick and frothy foam.
  2. Pour the foam into a tall glass, then stir in the remaining water, sugar, milk and ice if using. Enjoy with a straw.

NOTE: Variations on this drink include versions without sugar, medium sweetened, very sweet and without milk.


Iced Coffee Add-Ins Can Spice It Up:

ESPRESSO-DRINK-W-TONIC-200px* Try a strip of lemon peel, twisted over the glass, then rubbed on the rim of the iced coffee. Very refreshing!

* Pour a shot of espresso over a glass of tonic water and ice. Bitter and sweet.

* Mix 1 cup of milky tea and 1 cup of strong coffee, then serve over ice. Creamy and smooth.


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We Have Eilles Kaffee At A Special Price Today Only

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The Best Of Italy – It’s Closer Than You Think!

There are a handful of delicacies in the world that you immediately associate with its country of origin: Apple pie from America; white meat sausages from Germany; syrup waffle cookies from Holland; croissants from France…well, you get the idea. This week, we are looking at Italy, and its iconic foods, in particular coffee, of course, and the coffee-flavored dessert, Tiramisu.
Italian-coffee-and-Tiramisu-400pxTiramisu, literally translated as “pick me up” or “lift me up,” is a dessert made from cake dipped in coffee, layered with whipped mascarpone cheese, sugar, and eggs, sprinkled with cocoa. You might be surprised to know that the cake’s provenance has long been in question. One of the most popular beliefs has its invention during the 1960’s at a restaurant in Treviso. Another possible origin is a World War II dessert made for soldiers to pick them up with caffeine and alcohol. It may even date back to the 17th century in Tuscany, where layered desserts were popular. Regardless of where it started, traditional tiramisu is Italy’s dessert. We have included a recipe for tiramisu below – it’s really just a trifle, a layered dessert. So enjoy!


CBe sure to order coffee to enjoy with your dessert. This week choose from the specialty Italian roasters we are highlighting: Caffe Vergnano, Bristot, Hausbrandt, illy, Miscela D’Oro, Pellini and Sant Eustachio. All of these are 10% off when you order $30 or more at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: WELOVEIT

*Discount valid from 7/22/18 through 11:59PM ET on 724/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Bristot, Caffe Vergnano, Hausbrandt, illy, Miscela D’Oro, Pellini and Sant Eustachio. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Questions? Call us at 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

Check out our favorites from these great brands. Try one or more. You’ll thank us later.

CAFFE-VERGNANO-nl-iconWe have Caffe Vergnano 100% Arabica Espresso fine grind in regular and decaff, 100% Arabica Espresso in medium grind, plus 5 roasts in whole bean, five roasts in capsules for the Nespresso machine (all are compostable capsules), and espresso pods.

Hausbrandt-nl-iconWe have a wide selection of Hausbrandt whole bean and ground coffee. Try Hausbrandt Gourmet ground coffee, with spicy and citrus flavors from the delicately roasted 100% Arabica beans. We have these in whole beans too, along with Classic Espresso, Superbar and Trieste, the best examples of Italian espresso.

Illy-nl-icon-editThe third generation of the family is at the helm of illy’s, producing rich, full-bodied, velvety smooth coffee. We have a range of illy coffees, from Medium Roast and Dark Roast, available in fine grind and whole bean, to Moka and Decaffeinated ground coffee, all in the signature metal tin.

misceladoro-nl-iconWe have Miscela D’Oro Espresso Gusto Classico in whole beans. Miscela D’Oro also makes a chocolate cocoa drink mix with 44% minimum cocoa. Try any of the Nespresso-compatible capsules, from rich Intenso, to balanced Tradizione, to traditional, fruity Purezza (it’s organic too!). There are still more to tickle your taste buds, so go ahead and splurge!

Pellini-nl-iconPellini Top is the top of their coffee range, made with 100% Arabica beans specially roasted to deliver a smooth, full-bodied espresso, which we have in whole beans and in regular and decaff in ground. We also have 4 blends in Nespresso-compatible capsules, including BIO Organic made with 100% organic Arabica beans.

sant-eustachio-nl-iconSant Eustachio is based in the heart of Rome, just a few steps from the Pantheon. Because of their specialized wood fire roasting, Sant Eustachio is smooth coffee. We have Sant Eustachio in ground and whole beans, including espresso and Moka grinds, plus a Nespresso-compatible capsule.

bristot-nl-iconTry Bristot Tiziano whole beans for real Italian espresso, including notes of fruit and a chocolate finish, or Espresso whole beans that are rich and intense. Both roasts are on sale so take advantage of extra savings with the discount above.


Recipe: Tiramisu

This delightful, no-bake dessert is served chilled. You just may find yourself feeling a bit lifted.

Ingredients:

  • No-Bake-Tiramisu16 oz mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon coffee liqueur (optional)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 24 ladyfingers
  • 1 cup strong coffee, at room temperature
  • Cocoa or grated bittersweet chocolate, for dusting

Directions:

  1. In large bowl, whisk together the mascarpone, sugar, and liqueur.
  2. With a mixer, whip heavy cream until soft peaks form.
  3. Fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until well-combined.
  4. Lightly dip half of the ladyfingers in the coffee and arrange them in a single layer on the bottom of an 8×8-inch square pan.
  5. Spread half of the mascarpone filling over the ladyfingers.
  6. Repeat with the rest of the ladyfingers, arranging them on the top of the mascarpone filling.
  7. Spread the remaining mascarpone filling over the ladyfingers.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to overnight.
  9. Dust with cocoa powder or grated chocolate before serving.
  10. Enjoy!

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

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Jacobs Douwe Egberts Supports Climate Smart Agriculture

Douwe Egberts Instant Coffee In The News

In the Vietnamese Central Highlands (also known as the “Kingdom of Coffee”), the climate is perfect for coffee plants. Because of the ideal combination of rain and sun on the rich soil of these mountains, most of the country’s coffee crop is grown there, and it’s the reason Vietnam is the world’s second largest coffee exporter.

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DE-Sustainability-Project-crA new project to train coffee farmers in sustainable practices was just announced this month. Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) has partnered with a leading business firm based in the Netherlands that has enterprises in the agriculture, food processing, shipping, and finance industries. The three-year plan is to train Vietnamese coffee farmers in climate change resilience techniques, fertilizing, and work safety. Another agricultural solutions leader is on board too, helping the farmers meet growing product demand, especially in sourcing traceability and safety. The $1 million (USD) project will help 3000 farmers in the Dak Lak, Dak Nong, and Gia Lai provinces of Vietnam. Because JDE “recognizes the various environmental and social issues that go with coffee cultivation,” it’s a great match for the farmers.

Starting with 30 demonstration plots about 1-2 hectares each, various approaches to soil and fertilizer management, crop protection products, and irrigation will be tested. The most successful techniques will be then used across 300 hectares of coffee farms. This project is similar to another initiative we shared with you in 2016, where another 3000 farmers in the Central Highlands region were similarly trained.


Douwe Egberts produces delicious and sustainably-grown coffee. This week, we are offering all our Douwe Egberts and Senseo coffees at 15% with no minimum order.*

Please use coupon code: DEFORWARD

*Discount valid from 7/15/18 through 11:59PM ET on 7/17/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Douwe Egberts and Senseo products. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Questions? Call 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

Sale Items Included!

DE-Sale-Advert-July-2018-NLWe have Senseo French Vanilla Coffee Pods in packages of 16 pods on sale. In addition, we have Douwe Egberts Black Ground (rich and full) and Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma Whole Beans also on sale and eligible for the discount above.


The Netherlands In The News

Housing Complex Is World’s First

netherlands-3d-printed-homes-crNext year, the city of Eindhoven, Netherlands, will unveil the first ever 3-D-printed home. The first is expected to have three bedrooms, printed in concrete by a robotic arm. An advantage to printing the pod-like homes is the customizable components, even for natural objects found on the home’s plot. In addition, the process of building is shortened from months to weeks, and the robots will replace the need for craftsmen such as masons and carpenters. Monthly rental is set to be between $1000 and $1400 USD. As the technology improves and becomes more popular, experts predict the prices will come down to make the housing more affordable in the future.


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

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Segafredo Coffee: Experience Authentic Italian Espresso

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Who:  Segafredo Coffee, part of the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group

Why: To share the taste, culture, and preparation of true Italian espresso

Where: Treviso, Italy

How: Fifty million cups consumed daily

When: Since 1973

What: We offer a range of Segafredo coffees, including four new roasts plus a deal you can’t miss!

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The Roasts:

Segafredo Enzo is a combination of Arabica beans from Colombia and Brazil. This dark roast is rich and bold.

Segafredo Montagna is another dark roast made from a blend of Rain Forest Alliance coffees and mild beans grown in the mountains. Intense and complex, the coffee is 100% Arabica beans.

Segafredo Brillante is a light roast, medium body coffee made from mountain-grown mild coffee beans from Colombia and Sumatra. This coffee works well for cold-brew.

Segafredo Vivace is a medium roast coffee made with Arabica beans, smooth and subtle.


The Deal:
Try any one of these, all 4, or any of our Segafredo range. We’ll give you 15% off your order of Segafredo products with no minimum.*

Please Use Coupon Code: SEGAFREDO

*Discount valid from 7/08/18 through 11:59PM ET on 7/10/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Segafredo products only. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.
Questions? Call us at 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

About Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group

MASSIMO-ZANETTI-BEVERAGE-300pxThe Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group is a large privately-held coffee company that owns more than 20 consumer brands. This Bologna, Italy-based company sells 120,000 tons of coffee, an estimated $1.2 billion USD per year, and lays claim as the largest private coffee company in the coffee world. The group runs a coffee plantation and processing plant in Brazil, along with more than 11 roasting plants around the world. The company commands a worldwide distribution network of subsidiaries and authorized dealers in 100 countries, manufactures professional bar equipment and espresso machines, and owns a network of over 600 Segafredo Zanetti Espresso cafés worldwide.


Coffee In The News

A Pour-Over by Poursteady

poursteadyA pour-over is a single cup of coffee made by putting ground coffee in a filter over an empty cup, then pouring very hot water over the grounds. It is a common drink prepared at cafes around America. In New Orleans, there is a coffee shop where the barista, named Poursteady, works diligently making pour-overs all day – and he could do it all night if they were open. That’s because Poursteady is a robot, actually a sophisticated coffee machine that is precise, reliable and speedy. Sure, he’s fast, but do we have to tip him?


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

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