Coffee in the Spotlight: Italian Coffee

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Italians have loved coffee since it first arrived at the port of Trieste, Italy, in the 16th century. Italians drink coffee first thing in the morning, after lunch, at work and then after dinner. (Italians will point out that they don’t drink cappuccino after midday, as they consider the drink to be only for breakfast.) Coffee is an art in Italy, especially and most notably, with espresso.

In Italy, the coffee shop, known as the coffee ‘bar’, is extremely popular too! When you enter, you will find a lot of people standing while drinking their espressos. That’s right…in Italy, café patrons tend to stand for their coffee, served with a glass of water too, as a side drink. Making perfect espresso is a key skill in the bars. This week, we focus on Kimbo, Lavazza and Hausbrandt, Italian coffee roasters in the tradition of true Italian coffees.

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We have a huge selection of coffee by these historic Italian brands. This week, get 15% off of Kimbo, Hausbrandt, and Lavazza when you order by Tuesday on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: ITALY15

*Discount valid from 4/28/19 through 11:59PM ET on 4/30/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Lavazza, Kimbo, and Hausbrandt. 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.

Kimbo – “Where espresso is a passion”

kimboAll Kimbo coffees exemplify the great Neapolitan coffee tradition for which Italy is famous. Kimbo has a range of espresso too.

Top Sellers: Napoletano is the medium roast that is suitable for most coffee makers. Aroma Gold, available in ground and whole bean, is 100% Arabica beans roasted to perfection so that its rich aroma, full body and delicious flavor shine through. Kimbo capsules for the Nespresso machine are available in three roasts, plus a variety package of one of each, and we even have 10 packs of Armonia and Napoli capsules on sale already, so you’ll really save with the discount above.


Hausbrandt – “A legacy of passion and excellence”

Haus_Espresso-Cup-CropAlthough the founder of Hausbrandt was Austrian, he opened a coffee roasting business in Trieste. The founder, a merchant marine, is known for his innovation with transport and storage of coffee to maintain freshness. We have several roasts, all in whole bean, plus a Decaf in ground.

Top Sellers: H. Hausbrandt whole beans, a little sweet, and a little spicy, medium roast, with nut and cocoa notes. Trieste Espresso is full-bodied, with a toasty aroma, and notes of baked goods, cocoa and anise.


Lavazza – “The coffee of Wimbledon”

Lavazza-espresso-advertLavazza is all about aroma, quality and excellence. One of the first companies to mix coffee of different origins to create blends that taste delicious, Lavazza offers regular and espresso options.

Top Sellers: Qualita Rossa, available in ground and whole bean, is a blend of Robusta and Arabica beans, medium roast, good for any time. Qualita Oro, made from 100% Arabica beans, is full-bodied, with a good crema, and available in ground and whole beans. We have a wide range of Lavazza coffee, so there is something for everyone.


A Note About Espresso

Espresso-TortEspresso became popular at the start of the 20th century in Italy with the development of machines built to make coffee. Espresso bars became a place to meet and socialize. Tiny cups were all the rage. The word espresso is used to describe both a roast of coffee (Espresso Roast) and a method of brewing. Espresso is brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through a compressed pack of finely ground coffee. Espresso Roast refers to coffee roasted so that it is somewhat darker than traditional American roasts. The espresso roast highlights the bitter-sweetness of the bean while keeping the acidity (the tartness) down.


Coffee In The News

These Bears Are A Different Kind of Gummy

coffee-gummiesA candy store has introduced a new product just this week: Coffee-infused, caffeinated gummy bears in three flavors. Cold brew is described as earthy; Bourbon brew is smokier and iced vanilla latte is a vanilla and almond milk espresso flavor. Reviewers found the aromas pleasantly sweet, and the amount of caffeine in a serving is equal to an espresso. The beans are even packaged in small covered cups with tiny straws for those on the go!


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

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The Easter Bunny Left A Gift For You 🐰🐣☕

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The Easter Bunny hid a coupon from EnjoyBetterCoffee.com in your Easter basket! Get 15% off your order of anything from our site with no minimum purchase required.

Please use coupon code: BASKET15

*Discount valid from 4/21/19 through 11:59PM ET on 4/23/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Offer not redeemable for cash. Questions? Call us at 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

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

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Real Coffee For People With An Instant Lifestyle

Not All Instant Coffees Are Created Equal

Instant-Coffee-In-Jar-BannerWe at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com have many great brands and roasts of coffee, all imported from Europe and made for the European market. In fact, several brands we offer are top sellers, either in their home country or on the world market.

This week, our focus is on top brands of instant coffee. You may know that instant coffee is a third of all the retail brewed coffee drunk around the world. In Western Europe, where high-quality coffee is enjoyed early and often, instant coffee has 25% of the consumer market. Coffee from the European market is darker, stronger and more intense, and you’ll be happy to know that this applies to European brands of instant coffee too. Here’s some of the best instants we offer.

2017_Nescafe cup with It all Starts With A NescafeIt all starts with Nescafe. Literally the introduction of instant coffee to the mass market can be attributed to the creation of Nescafe by Nestle in the 1930’s. Already producing instant chocolate beverages, Nescafe’s move to instant coffee and instant tea transformed the consumer coffee market, and Nescafe sales took off. We offer several roasts and flavors, including Nescafe Instant Espresso, which consistently is on the top-ten lists of the best instant coffees. Strong, rich and velvety, the pure Arabica beans ensure the best flavor of this coffee.

Nescafe-NL-Advert-041419Nescafe Gold Cappuccino, another top-reviewed instant coffee drink, has premium sugar and milk already added in. The cappuccino tastes rich, with a crema that is silky. We have boxes of 8 individual packets at such a low price when combined with the discount below, you can give them a try for practically nothing.

Nescafe also makes a 3 In 1 Classic instant coffee available as individual sticks. Europeans have already discovered the convenience of instant coffee with cream and sugar added. Nescafe 3 In 1 has a great taste, some sweetness, and earns a near-perfect score in reviews. Like other instants, this is also a good base for a coffee drink or iced coffee.


The discount we are offering gets you 15% off your order of all our instant coffees on our site, including the coffee drink substitutes mentioned below.*

Please use coupon code INSTANT15

Discount valid from 4/14/19 through 11:59PM ET on 4/16/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off Dallmayr coffees with no minimum order required. Offer not redeemable for cash. 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.

Chicory Coffee Originated in France

Chicory-Advert-NLChicory is a flowering plant that has a tough stem, purple flowers and its leaves are often used fresh in salads. To make chicory coffee, the plants are roasted, ground and then brewed into a coffee. While many people think chicory is similar to coffee in taste, you might find it has a bit of a nutty taste. During the 1800’s, a coffee shortage was addressed by brewing and drinking chicory. Later, it became popular to mix chicory in coffee, no more so than in New Orleans, a city that prides itself on chicory coffee. We carry 2 brands of chicory drinks, and both are eligible for the discount above.

Leroux: We have 2 sizes of instant chicory in jars, and ground chicory, made to be brewed as you would brew coffee, both naturally caffeine-free. It’s delicious alone or mixed in coffee or hot chocolate.

Ricore: This instant drink made with coffee and chicory. When combined with coffee, the roasted chicory creates a unique and delicious taste.


Other Coffee Alternatives With No Caffeine

Coffee-Substitutes-Advert-NLWe have several instant drinks that combine barley, chicory, rye and malted grains to create a flavorful drink that is all natural.

We have Cafix in 2 blends, both are rich and smooth, with no acid or caffeine. Pero Instant is very mild, with low acidity, and can be enjoyed on its own, or mixed with other ingredients to create special drinks.


Jacobs and Douwe Egberts Instant Coffees

de-instant-coffees-advert-nl-041419Douwe Egberts Pure Gold instant coffee wins many awards for its smooth, balanced flavor, creamy mouthfeel and strong aroma. It blends well for mochas and iced coffee, or just simple chocolate syrup. Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood instant will remind you of Aroma Rood ground: medium roasted, balanced, with a special sweetness. Douwe Egberts Pure Indulgence is a dark roast, slightly more intense, with a rich flavor and soft feel. Be sure to check out the other Douwe Egberts instant roasts.

Jacobs Kronung instant, another brand that is recognized as being at the top of the Jacobs-Advert-NL-Instantsinstant market, has the same flavor, and the same special aroma, as the ground version. Jacobs Cronat Gold is slightly milder, with a smooth flavor. Jacobs Crema instant is made from 100% Arabica beans, finely ground for ultimate mixability. Jacobs Americano instant is also entirely Arabica beans, and also ground fine. Try Jacobs instant Cappuccino, a creamy, aromatic and sweet drink, with a surprisingly solid crema.


Coffee In The News

Swiss Won’t Stockpile Coffee Anymore For This One Reason

After World War I, Switzerland enacted an emergency reserve system for food staples such as sugar, rice, edible oils, animal feed, and raw coffee. Law requires that retailers of these products store some percentage of stock in case of war, natural disaster or epidemics. A new plan, just released by the government, will allow coffee stockpiling to end by 2022. The plan stated that coffee “is not essential for life” since it has no calories, and does not support nutritional needs. There does seem to be some opposition to the plan (we won’t say a conflict is ‘brewing’), in particular from the organization that oversees the food stockpiles. A final decision is expected in November.


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

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The Dutch Celebrate This Month

In a couple of weeks, the Dutch, along with other Christian worshippers, will celebrate Easter. Then a mere week later, the people will party in honor of the birthday of their King, Willem Alexander. Both celebrations are national, public holidays, and important in the Netherlands, and here’s why.

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easter-breadEaster is April 21, but in Holland, Easter is celebrated on both the Sunday and Easter Monday. As with most religious holidays, food and family are the center of the celebration. Breakfasts, brunch and lunch are big that weekend, and foods served include eggs (boiled, poached or fried), Easter bread (with raisins, nuts and marzipan), butter (in the shape of a lamb), croissants, cheese, ham, smoked fish and of course, chocolate (in the shape of eggs or rabbits).

Easter-bunnies-amsterdamChildren decorate boiled eggs, and later will search for decorated and chocolate eggs hidden around the house and yard by Paashaas, the Easter hare. There are also Easter markets, special brunches offered at restaurants, and in some areas of the country, Easter fires are built and enjoyed by spectators. Another tradition is the sending of Dutch tulips, more than 40,000, to Rome that will decorate St. Peter’s for Easter.

kings-dayWhile Easter is a religious- and family-centered holiday, King’s Day is spent with neighbors and friends, on the streets and in the parks. The King’s Day market is a big draw, when the sidewalks turn into a one huge flea market everywhere you turn. You may know that King’s Day was originally Princess’ Day, for Willem’s grandmother, and celebrated on her birthday when she was just Princess Juliana. When Juliana ascended the throne, the day was now Queen’s Day, and continued to be celebrated on April 30th. When Queen Beatrix, Willem’s mom, ascended the throne, she kept Queen’s Day on the last day of April even though her own birthday was in January. She chose to step down as monarch five years ago, so when her son Willem Alexander became King, the holiday was renamed King’s Day, and moved to April 27, Willem’s birthday.


We know for a fact that Douwe Egberts coffee will be served at these parties because Douwe Egberts is the most popular coffee brand in the Netherlands. We have fresh, Douwe Egberts coffee, made for the European market, and ready to be shipped to you. For the next few days, you will get 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts and Senseo products with no minimum order required.*

Please Use Coupon Code: IHEARTDE

*Discount valid from 4/7/19 through 11:59PM ET on 4/9/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Douwe Egberts and Senseo coffees. Senseo Phillips Original XL Single Serve Coffeemaker not included in discount. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Questions? Call 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

Our Current Favorites From Douwe Egberts

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Douwe Egberts Black ground coffee is one of the brand’s special roasts. It’s a customer favorite, gets good reviews online, and in medium coarse grind, Black can be made in several types of coffee makers. The Arabica beans are roasted to create a strong, full-bodied dark roast coffee.

We carry three Douwe Egberts roasts in whole bean:

Mocca Aroma, a full, rich, flavorful coffee, has earthy and spicy notes.

Excellent Aroma is medium bodied coffee, with a smooth and strong flavor.

Aroma Rood is balanced coffee, an aromatic medium roast.

You can try any of these in ground too. Best of all, you get 15% of your order!


The Netherlands In The News

Come On, Get Happy

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The United Nations annually surveys people in more than 150 countries, using six factors to gauge overall happiness. Respondents assess their lives against those factors – you’ll see those broken down in the report too. The 2019 report, released last month, shows the Netherlands at fifth, up one from last year’s report. You may recall that the Scandinavians are usually in the top spots: Finland was at the top for the second year in a row, followed by Denmark and Norway, two countries that moved up on the list. Iceland came in at fourth place. The top 10 list rounds out with Switzerland, Sweden, New Zealand, Canada, and Austria. The U.S. ranks at 19 this year, down slightly from last year.


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

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