Delightful Iced Coffee Drinks You Can Enjoy Now!

Italy. It’s the birthplace of espresso, the espresso machine, and where coffee beans were first imported for consumer sale. Italian coffee is a special experience.
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With summer officially here, we’re bringing you the keys to making special and delicious iced coffee. Espresso is great for making these drinks, but you can also use your favorite brew. Below are three recipes for iced coffee drinks that will keep you cool any time of the day or night!


This week, we have some of our best Italian coffees on sale, just in time to let you chill out with these drinks. Try any of our specialty Italian coffees from these brands and we will give you 15% off:

Hausbrandt, Caffè Vergnano, Miscela D’Oro, Sant Eustachio, Illy, and Bristot

Order by Tuesday to save like crazy!*

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*Discount valid from 6/30/19 through 11:59PM ET on 7/2/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Bristot, Caffè Vergnano, Hausbrandt, illy, Miscela D’Oro, 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.

Refreshing Coffee Drinks For Summer

The time is now, in this summer heat, to switch to iced coffee. Whether you are looking for a quick fix or a more involved preparation, we’ve got you covered.

Let’s start with everyone’s summer drink, lemonade, and turn it into a caffeinated Arnold Palmer. Try this cold brew lemonade. You’ll need:

lemonade-coffee1-2 oz lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup (see note below)
4-5 oz water
4-5 oz cold brew coffee (you can use regular brew instead)
Ice

1. Make the lemonade by combining the juice, the syrup and water in a glass. You want to make a slightly tart lemonade, not very sweet. When it tastes the way you want…

2. Add ice to the glass, then top up with the coffee. Stir and enjoy!

NOTE: Make simple syrup by combining equal amounts of water and sugar. Bring to a boil, then allow to cool. Store in the refrigerator for best results. Simple syrup is perfect for iced drinks – no trying to dissolve sugar in a cold liquid.

Affogato-2019-EAnother favorite coffee drink this summer should be an Affogato. The word means “drowned” because the espresso is poured over a scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato. The espresso should be hot, and be sure to use a spoon to get every drop. Is it a dessert? Is a drink? You decide. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Finally, let’s try a Coconut Caramel Coffee. You’ll need:
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8 oz coffee
Ice
1-2 Tablespoons coconut milk
1-2 teaspoons caramel syrup

1. Start with the coffee in a mug or glass. Stir in the milk and the syrup. Add a pinch of sweetener if desired. Serve and enjoy!


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Hausbrandt-nl-iconAlthough the founder of Hausbrandt the brand was Austrian, he opened a coffee roasting business in Trieste in 1892. The founder, a merchant marine introduced the electric roaster and was one of the first to sell coffee in sealed metal containers in the early 20th century.

CAFFE-VERGNANO-nl-iconDomenico Vergnano opened a grocery store in the foothills of surrounding Turin more than 130 years ago. Today, Caffè Vergnano is one of the top Italian coffee companies, exporting coffee to more than 80 countries.

misceladoro-nl-iconWhen the Urbano family started roasting small batches of coffee in 1946, the guiding principle of Miscela D’Oro was to choose the highest quality raw beans. The company remains committed to sourcing the best raw coffee beans, carefully blending the beans while still green, then roasting them to produce a full-bodied espresso with a rich, thick crema.

sant-eustachio-nl-iconSant Eustachio is known for its wood roasting of coffee beans. Based in the heart of Rome, just a few steps from the Pantheon, Sant Eustachio slowly roasts beans over slightly smoky wood in the back of the shop, followed by air-cooling. This roasting technique creates a mild coffee with a fragrant aroma.

Illy-nl-icon-editIlly’s founder developed the modern espresso machine. Today, the third generation of the family is still in the business of producing rich, full-bodied, velvety smooth coffee. The signature blend combines nine sustainably-grown Arabica beans from 4 continents.

bristot-nl-iconThe Bristot signature is quality and excellence. Their high standards, cutting-edge technology, development, innovation and certification, including Kosher certified, result in premium coffee blends.


Coffee In The News

Europe’s Oldest Person, Ran a Coffee Bar, Passes Away at 116

We have written before about some of the oldest people in the world who happen to live in Italy. This month, great-grandmother Giuseppina Robucci died in the southern town of Poggio Imperiale. She is officially the last European born in 1903. (A woman in Japan, 2 months older than Robucci, is the current oldest living person in the world.) Robucci had five children, nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She and her husband ran a coffee bar for much of their lives, and she was even named an honorary mayor back when she was a young 109 year old.


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Our Nordic Coffee is Delicious, and Here’s Why.

Drink Coffee. Be Happy.

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Once again, the Nordic countries are five of the top 10 happiest countries in the world. That is according to the World Happiness Report, which ranked 156 countries for 2019 by how happy their citizens self-identified their feelings. The report looks at factors such as life expectancy, trust, generosity, and freedom.

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Finland was at the top of the list, followed by Norway, Denmark, and Iceland. Sweden came in at number seven, the entire group scoring high marks in all the categories.

At EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we offer 3 brands of fresh, enjoyable coffee from the Nordic area of the world. We have: Löfbergs, and Arvid Nordquist, both from Sweden, and Paulig, from Finland. We think that happy workers are going to roast good coffee, and that makes us happy!


Through Tuesday, get 15% off your orders of Paulig, Löfbergs, and Arvid Nordquist coffees with no minimum purchase required at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: NORDIC15

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Try Coffee Roasted in Northern Europe. You Will Surprise Yourself.

You will find all our Nordic Brands under Coffee By Type.

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: Classic Gran Dia, , Extra Dark roast, and Medium roast, all exceptional examples of Swedish coffee roasting. In addition, all three are UTZ Certified and CO2 Compensated (you can read more about these organizations on the product page). Classic Gran Dia is a medium to dark roast, full-bodied, with nut and floral notes, with a nice finish. Extra Dark is full-bodied, and intense, with just the right amount of bitterness. Medium roast is balanced, with chocolate and spice notes.

Lofbergs-Swedish-Fika-3Roast-Advert-NLLofbergs, one of the largest coffee roasters in the Nordic countries, is based in Sweden. We offer three exemplary roasts made from 100% Arabica beans: Swedish Fika Medium Roast ground coffee, Swedish Fika Dark Roast ground coffee, and Swedish Fika Organic Medium Roast. Dark Roast creates a coffee that is rich and full (roast level 4 of 5). Medium Roast is a light roast (2 of 5) with a rich taste and aroma. We have Organic Medium Roast, gently roasted (2 of 5), with a sweet and mild flavor. All three roasts consist of a minimum of thirty percent coffee coming from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Farms.

Paulig-Advert-wHeinoarominen-2018-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) from a blend of beans grown in Africa and delivers a strong and rich coffee. These coffees are tasty examples of Finnish coffee.

Try any of these to experience the best in regional coffee. We get it directly from Europe, so you are getting coffee made for the European market. Maybe you will find the secret to (coffee) happiness in one of these brands!


Nordic Life In The News

It’s A Furniture Store. It’s A Chain Restaurant. It’s Both.

ikeaYou may already know that IKEA is the world’s largest furniture retailer. There are stores in 38 countries around the world. It turns out that IKEA is also one of the largest international restaurant chains. Of course, they all offer their signature Swedish meatballs, but from there, menus vary by country. Choices on the menu are influenced by the location of the restaurant. For instance, a shop in France offers macarons; a restaurant in Winnepeg offers poutine (French fries with gravy and cheese, a national staple); in India, enjoy curry and biryani.


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Netherlands Wins at Eurovision

What is the Eurovision Contest?

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The contest is an annual original song competition, with participants from primarily European countries, and has been broadcast on tv since it started in 1956. It is one of the most-watched non-sporting events, and the world’s longest-running program. It has been broadcast even in countries that do not compete.

abba-eurovsion-2Who is the most well-known winner of the contest? That would be ABBA, the Swedish band, in 1974, giving that country its first win. What song did they sing? That would be “Waterloo.”

Every year a theme for the contest is set (this year’s was “Dare to Dream”), with each country submitting one original song (which may or may not connect to the theme) and then the artist performs it live. Votes are cast for the songs from listeners in the participating countries via telephone or text, but be quick about it – they only get 15 minutes! There is a jury that participates in deciding the winner, and there is a point system relating to the votes (and it’s too complicated to detail here).

bar-eurovisionThis year’s winner was crowned last month, in Israel (the 2018 winner’s home country), for his original song “Arcade.” Duncan Laurence performed the piano ballad, winning strongly. The Grand Final show, with special guest appearances by Madonna (not her first at this annual event) and Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot, was hosted by Israeli celebs, including model Bar Refaeli. (You may recall Bar “making out” with a chubby, curly-headed guy in a Super Bowl commercial a few years back.)

Let’s join the rest of the world in celebrating a Dutch victory at this international contest. How do we celebrate the Netherlands? With Douwe Egberts coffee, of course!


This week, get 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum purchase!*

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*Discount valid from 6/16/19 through 6/18/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Douwe Egberts products. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Questions? Call 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

Eurovision By The Numbers

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  • Total number of shows since the event began: 64
  • Audience viewers internationally: 100 million to 600 million (200 million this year)
  • Number of countries participating in the first year: 7
  • Number of countries participating in 2019: 42
  • Number of wins by the Netherlands: 5
  • Winner of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest: 1 (The Netherlands)
  • Most victories by a country: 7 (Ireland)

These Favorites Are Back In Stock!

Select and Mocca ground coffees, some of our most popular roasts, are finally back in stock again and ready to be sent to you.

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Like a darker roast? Try Douwe Egberts Mocca Aroma coffee, rich and full, with spice and cocoa notes. We have Mocca Aroma in ground and whole beans. Just a reminder that this Mocca coffee is not the kind of coffee/chocolate drink you order at a café, but instead refers to the type of bean.

If you prefer a lighter coffee, try Douwe Egberts Select Aroma in ground. The Arabica blend is silky, smooth, with very subtle notes of fruit, and a mild flavor. The discount is only available through Tuesday, so order today!


Netherlands In The News

Commuters Bike During Strike

The end of May brought a public transportation strike in the Netherlands, affecting every sort of transport, and causing delays all over. But, the Dutch, being very practical, took to their bikes, riding to work via the motorways, to avoid traffic jams. Videos show huge groups of bikers driving along the highway, in special lanes just for the bikes. The strike was in response to government plans to increase the retirement age of workers.

That’s Some Expensive Fish!

herring-200The Dutch national food is considered to be herring by many aficionados, and herring season is open. The first barrel of Hollandse Nieuwe Herring was sold last week for 95 thousand euros ($107,000 USD), which was donated to a non-profit organization assisting families of children with cancer. Herring is served at most meals, and is often served with wine, pickled onions and gherkins.


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Explore The Brands of Tchibo

The Rich Heritage of German Coffee

Germany has played an historic role in the history of coffee. Just a few highlights:

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✔ Coffee was imported, sold and served as far back as 1723 when the first coffee house opened in Berlin.

✔ Coffee filters were invented there.

✔ In the heyday of the early coffee houses, German women were able to meet with friends and drink coffee when most other countries were not yet enlightened enough to let women be in public without a chaperone.

✔ The word “kaffeeklatsch” – coffee and gossip – came into common usage during this time.

✔ It was a German roaster who first sent coffee by mail to customers. (Tchibo)

✔ It was another German roaster who figured out that selling coffee in bakeries was a lucrative proposition. (Eduscho)

✔ A German composer named Johann Sebastian Bach composed the music and lyrics of “Coffee Cantata” in 1732. The story was a humorous comment on the coffee culture of the time.

✔ On average, Germans drink more coffee than beer or water.

✔ The second-largest city in Germany, Hamburg, is home to many historic brands, including Tchibo. The city is a major European venue for education and research industries, cultural activities and artistic endeavors.

Perhaps it is the history of coffee in Germany that set the stage, but it’s interesting that more than 80 percent of German adults drink coffee every day. Tchibo, one of our brands in the spotlight today, is in the top 5 coffee brands in Germany. In addition, we are also spotlighting two more German-related brands: Eduscho and Davidoff.


Get 15% off your order of Tchibo, Eduscho, and Davidoff coffees with no minimum purchase required, when you order by Tuesday.*

Please use coupon code TCHIBO15

*Discount valid from 6/09/19 through 11:59PM ET on 6/11/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off with no minimum order required on Tchibo, Eduscho, and Davidoff coffees. 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.

PS – All these products are available for the discount above, including items on sale.


The Brands Of Tchibo

Davidoff-Cafe-Logo-NL-BlockDavidoff Café is a luxurious brand that produces smooth and flavorful coffee. Davidoff makes delicious ground coffee with Espresso 57 (intense espresso, mellow finish), Fine Aroma (delicate and mild), and Rich Aroma (spicy). We also have whole beans in Crème, an elegant, full-bodied espresso with a velvet crema. For the Nespresso drinkers, we have three different roasts, from Style (3 out of 6 intensity), to Elegance (4 intensity) to Prestige (5 intensity), plus all three are available in a variety package. If you like an instant, Davidoff has five different roasts, including Crema Intense and the Limited Edition Elements instant.

2015_Tchibo LogoTchibo is a top seller, with several premium products. Try Tchibo Exclusive Ground coffee, great for stovetop Moka makers and espresso, also available in Instant. We have several additional ground coffees from the Tchibo range: Feine Milde (fine and mild), Beste Bohne (100% Arabica), and Gold Selection (aromatic, unique, medium blend). Tchibo also makes Exclusive, a balanced coffee, and Exclusive Decaf, both in ground. Today, Tchibo is served around the world.

2015_Eduscho logoEduscho opened its first store in Bremen in the 50’s, soon followed by stores in all the major German cities. Introduced in 1959, Gala coffee was sold in bakeries which served to further popularize the brand in German culture. In 1980, Gala coffee was renamed to Gala Number 1 (Nr. 1) to reflect its status in the market and its flavor and quality. We have classic Gala Nr.1, an Arabica/Robusta blend and have Gala Mild again, which is a smooth, balanced, naturally mild coffee.


Coffee In The News

So Many Championships, So Little Time

woc-175In Berlin this past few days, the World of Coffee, an event organization that is part of the Specialty Coffee Association, hosted the World Latte Art Championship, World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, and the World Cup Tasters Championship. Getting an early start every day, drinking, practicing and partying were scheduled through the 4 days of the competition. We are thinking that a lot of people were in ‘good spirits’ for this event!

Blak is Back, Sort Of

coke-plus-coffeeCoca-Cola has been quietly bringing to international markets a soft drink similar to their Blak version released over a decade ago. The company released Blak, a coffee-flavored version of their namesake drink in 2006, and stopped producing it only 2 years later. Chalked up to bad timing then, the company is betting that the world is ready for coffee/cola blends now. The new product contains more real coffee than Blak, and has more caffeine than regular Coke. It might be available in the United States next year, though plans are not defined yet. We think it’s time to brew an espresso.


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