Indulge In Italian Specialty Roasters at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com

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This week, we highlight coffee from 8 smaller, specialty coffee companies from Italy: Bristot, Caffè Trombetta, Caffè Vergnano, Hausbrandt, illy, Miscela D’Oro, Pellini and Sant Eustachio.

We are offering you 15% off your order of these brands with no minimum required.*

Please use coupon code: WELOVEIT

Discount valid from 2/17/19 through 11:59PM ET on 2/19/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Bristot, Caffè Trombetta, Caffè 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.

PS: Several individual roasts are on sale from these brands, and those deals are eligible for the discount too.


So Many Brands, So Little Time To Use The Discount Above! Shop Now.

Caffe-Trombetta-icon-nl-CropWhen Vittorio Trombetta began roasting and selling coffee in 1890, he opened his shop near the main terminal of the train station in Rome. He wanted his shop to be a place for travelers, giving them a chance to experience coffee in the true Italian tradition. Over the next 60 years, Caffè Trombetta grew and gained its reputation as a producer of quality coffee, particularly espresso. We have 3 roasts in Nespresso-compatible capsules, including a decaffeinated version. With the discount above, you will save on our already-low capsule prices!

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. Try Bristot Sublime 100% Arabica Whole Beans for real Italian espresso, including notes of cocoa and fruit, with a nutty finish. We also have 3 Bristot roasts in capsules for the Nespresso machine.

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. We have a wide range of Caffè Vergnano. Try ground espresso with 100% Arabica beans. We also have 3 special roasts in ground starting with Torino on the less intense side, Venezia in the middle and Firenze at the high-end of intensity. We have 5 roasts, including decaffeinated, in whole beans. We have Caffè Vergnano espresso fine grind, espresso medium grind, decaf fine grind, and six roasts in capsules, including Decaf, for the Nespresso machine, now in compostable capsules. Plus, we have 3 of the most popular roasts in 50-count boxes for real savings on Nespresso-compatible capsules!

Hausbrandt-nl-iconHausbrandt introduced the electric roaster and was one of the first to sell coffee in sealed metal containers in the early 20th century. We 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, available in ground and whole beans. Hausbrandt Trieste Espresso in whole beans is sweet, with toasty notes, and a cocoa and anise finish.

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. We have restocked a range of illy coffees, from Medium Roast Fine Ground and whole bean, to Dark Roast Fine Grind and whole bean, plus Moka and Decaffeinated ground coffee, all in the signature metal tin.

misceladoro-nl-iconWhen the Urbano family started roasting small batches of coffee in 1946, the guiding principle of the company 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. We have a wide range of coffees from Miscela D’Oro. Try any of the whole beans for a premium espresso experience. We have decaf in ground plus an Organic roast in whole beans and Nespresso capsules. Nespresso drinkers take note: We have 8 different roasts of Miscela D’Oro capsules for Nespresso, including 2 types of decaf.

Pellini-nl-iconThis 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, which we have in ground decaf in a sealed tin.

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. In addition to espresso, Sant Eustachio offers Moka, and Filtro coffee blends for a flavorful cup. We have options in ground and whole bean, plus Nespresso-compatible capsules in 2 package sizes.

Any one or more of these coffees bought with the discount above is steal. Use this week to stock up on some special coffees from special roasters.


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

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We ❤ A Valentine’s Day Sale

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How Do I Love Douwe Egberts? Let Me Count the Ways

Douwe Egberts: For Coffee Lovers

The annual celebration of love, Valentine’s Day, is later this week and will be celebrated around the world. In the Netherlands, initially the day was celebrated as a way to honor friendship by thanking someone special with flowers. Today, the day is celebrated with a card and flowers (not tulips) and perhaps even some chocolate – and, as you may already know, the Dutch do both flowers and chocolates exceptionally well!

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Here are a few Valentine’s Day surprises, then:

  • The day’s focus on love was first celebrated in Great Britain in the 1600’s, with the exchange of notes. Cards became popular during Victoria’s reign. (The early history of a day to honor St. Valentine is not at all romantic.)cadbury-original-valentine-heart
  •  A few countries celebrate romantic love on another day of the year. For instance, in Wales, the patron saint of lovers is celebrated on January 25th. Brazil hold Lovers Day in June.
  • In Slovenia, the celebration is in March, so February 14 is the day to work in the fields to honor St. Valentine, the patron saint of spring.
  • Giving the gift of chocolate started as a marketing plan of British manufacturer Richard Cadbury in the 1800’s.

But it should be no surprise that our favorite Dutch treat is Douwe Egberts coffee, of course. At EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have a wide range of Douwe Egberts coffees and products. This week, we’ll take 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts and Senseo products with no minimum purchase required.*

Please Use Coupon Code: IHEARTDE

*Discount valid from 2/10/19 through 11:59PM ET on 2/12/19 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.

Have You Tried Douwe Egberts Instant Coffee?

Douwe Egberts has been making instant coffees that taste and smell just like brewed coffee, but are ready in an instant. We offer the following instant roasts:
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Douwe Egberts Pure Gold instant in 7oz/200g jars, resealable and reusable, with a seal that preserves the smooth and rich flavors and aroma notes. Pure Gold is a medium, balanced roast, and is the standard for all instant coffees. We also have Pure Gold instant in a convenient box of 200 individual serving sticks, as well as 10- and 20-stick sample packs, making it easy to give it a try, especially when you use the discount above.

Douwe Egberts Pure Indulgence instant is dark and rich, with a velvety body. And, yes, it comes in a resealable jar.

Last, but certainly not least, is Douwe Egberts Moccona Classic Decaf instant. A blend of Robusta and Arabica beans, the coffee is full, well-rounded and smooth tasting. The rich aroma will make you forget there is no caffeine! This roast is available in a smaller, resealable jar.


The Netherlands In The News

Man Sues To Improve Dating Chances

Crazy-Man-Sues-To-Be-YoungerA Dutch man has requested to legally changes his age from 69 to 49. As a local TV personality, he has publicly spoken many times about the impact of age on his dating prospects. After being denied the request, he sued the government, comparing the situation as similar to legally changing his name. He is confident that if he were able to say he was 49 on dating apps, he would get younger women wanting to meet him. The court has denied his request.

Beach Fire Turns Dangerous

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A New Year’s Eve bonfire on the beach in Scheveningen, the Netherlands, literally spiraled out of control, creating ‘firenados’ that moved across the sand, and caused multiple fires. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries.

Dutch Government Invests In Cyclists

bikes-rowsIn the Netherlands, there are six million more bikes than residents. The government recently announced it would invest money in the cycling infrastructure (think cyclist freeways, bike parking and storage spaces), with the goal to get 200,000 more people commuting by bike over the next three years. With more than 50% of people in the Netherlands living less than 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from work, the distance can “easily” be covered by bike, per the project leader.


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

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Jacobs Coffee in the Spotlight

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Jacobs Coffee is the most popular coffee in Germany according to German consumers. In 1895, Johann Jacobs pioneered the art of commercial coffee roasting. Johann had an exceptional sense of taste and smell, and during his career, he was known and respected as a master roaster. Not surprisingly, Jacobs coffees have wonderful aromas and flavors.

Jacobs flagship coffee is Kronung, German for “coronation,” is a top-seller for its aromatic qualities, mellow flavor and reasonable price. We have several choices in the range, including whole beans, ground and instant. We also have Kronung Mild, from select beans, in ground.

Jacobs Instant coffees are some of their most popular. We have 6 instant coffees, including Americano (finely ground Arabica), Crema (instant with finely ground Arabica beans), Velvet (rich and full), Cronat Kraftig (strong) and Cronat Gold (mild), plus Jacobs Instant Cappuccino, which makes a fine, velvety cappuccino.

Jacobs whole beans are available in the medium and balanced Kronung, Crema (medium), Crema Intenso (medium intense) and Espresso (spicy).


We are celebrating the range of Jacobs coffee this week by giving you 15% off all Jacobs products with no minimum order.*

Please Use Coupon Code: JACOBS15

*Discount valid from 2/3/19 through 11:59PM ET on 2/5/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Jacobs products. 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.

P.S. Decaf ground and Kronung Whole Beans are on sale and still eligible for the discount above. You’ll really save big, so order today.


Germany In The News

German City Honors Elvis

Elvis-Traffic-LightsThe central German town of Friedberg, where Elvis Presley was stationed with the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960, has installed 3 traffic lights with the silhouetted images of the singer. The lights communicate to pedestrians to walk or to wait, or in this case, to sing or dance like Elvis! The red light shows Elvis at the mic and the green light shows him swiveling his hips, his trademark. Since the area is already a tourist destination for Elvis fans, this is just another bit of fun to get them all shook up.

Squirrel Terrorizes Man So He Calls Police

squirrelA German man phoned the police to report that he was being chased by a squirrel, as he frantically ran down the street. The police report states that when they arrived, the rodent was still going after his prey, then suddenly stopped and lay down, allowing the officers to take the squirrel into “custody” and later transferred the little guy to an animal rescue center.

For Sausage Lovers Only

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Sausages everywhere: The menu, of course; images on the walls; plastic replicas hanging from mobiles; the soap in the shower and more. You can even lay your head to rest on a pillow made to look like a sausage. The sausage-themed Bed & Breakfast opened in Germany last fall, with seven rooms, and conference spaces catering to foodies. The owner is a 4th generation butcher; his family has produced and sold meats in the small town of Rittersbach, Germany for decades. The Bratwurst Hotel also offers workshops in making wurst, and offers souvenir cans of minced sausage flavored with unusual add-ins such as beer, coffee, and chocolate.


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

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Coffee vs Espresso: They’re Both Winners! 🏆

Coffee vs Espresso: Caffeine, Preparation and More

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Here at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we often talk amongst ourselves about which we prefer: Coffee or Espresso. Of course, we love coffee, so we enjoy both coffee and espresso. But we’ve found that there are many myths about espresso, so we are here to clear them up! Some people think that espresso is just another way of making coffee, and that is true. But it isn’t the entire story.

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First, a big difference between coffee and espresso is the preparation method. Coffee can be made in several ways: Drip, pour-over, French Press (one of our favorites), moka pot, Senseo maker, K-cup, cold brew, and a few others. We even know someone who pours hot water into coffee grounds in his cup, and mixes, then drinks, leaving the grounds in the cup. (In some cultures, the grounds are read to divine future information.)

espresso-closeup-cropEspresso, which refers to the way the coffee is made, requires hot water under pressure and some amount of time for extraction. Different espresso machines are made to use a specific temperature of hot water coupled with an extraction time of 20-25 seconds.

Would you be surprised to learn that one of the biggest misconceptions about the difference is the caffeine content? One ounce of espresso has less than 75mg of caffeine, while an 8oz cup of coffee has up to 185 mg (depending on brew method and type of bean used). So a single espresso shot, or a double shot (two ounces) will still likely have less caffeine than a cup of coffee.

man-espresso-cupPart of that perceived difference can also be attributed to the drink size. Two ounces of espresso, known as a double shot, and drunk in a relatively short time as per usual, can make the drinker feel the effects of the caffeine more quickly than a leisurely cup of coffee drunk over several minutes or more. But we assure you, the caffeine is not equivalent.

At EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have coffee, espresso, instant, coffee alternatives (Ricore, Leroux, Cafix) and more! You can search our coffee by the brand’s country, by pods or capsules, and even sustainable and organic coffees. You’ll find these groups under Coffee By Type from our home page.


This week, for a few days only, we will offer you a great deal on everything from our site. We’ll give you 10% off your order when you buy $30 from our site.*

Please Use Coupon Code: COFFEE10

*Discount valid from 1/27/19 through 11:59PM ET on 1/29/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $30 minimum order required before shipping cost. 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.

One Last Note About Espresso

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Espresso 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 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, and of course, is great for making espresso.


Coffee In The News

Smoked Espresso Sea Salt Perks Up Dinner

espresso-saltA specialty spice and herb seasoning company, out of California, has created a smoked espresso sea salt that can add a burst of flavor to your meal. The blend uses gourmet Italian roasted espresso powder, along with salt from the Pacific Ocean. It is then smoked low and slow. They recommend using this as a sprinkle on protein shakes or chocolate ice cream, dusting cookies, replacing salt in baked goods, and of course, our favorite, as a marinade or rub for meat. Coffee: Not just for drinking anymore.


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

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