The end of November is a special time around the world. In France, the end of the month brings the opening of the “marchés de Noel” (Christmas markets).
The holiday spectacle includes all sorts of local products and wares (think lavender from Provence and soap from Marseille); Christmas trees, decorations and lights, lots of lights; short plays and musical performances; wine-tasting in the regions that produce wine (think Bordeaux and Champagne); and, the arrival of Saint Nicolas to visit with the children. This officially opens the Christmas season. In many parts of France, Saint Nicolas Day is celebrated in early December. As you may already know, that night children place their shoes (or maybe a special St. Nick boot) near the door or by the chimney before retiring to bed. In the morning, the shoes should be filled with gifts, candies, toys and other special items that Saint Nicolas has delivered while everyone slept. The French also celebrate with “le Père Noël” (Father Christmas) on December 25th. French consumers also enjoy a Buche de Noel (yule log), available in many delicious flavors (coffee, praline, chocolate, lemon, and white chocolate).
Another huge event occurs annually on the third Thursday of November: The arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau. Paris gets very merry. Because this day marks when the new season’s wine can be sold, it is a perfect reason to enjoy some special food and drink.
This week, you can bring the taste of France to your home with a great deal on our best French coffee. Get 15% off your order of these brands at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com and you’ll be saying “Merci!” *
Please use coupon code: FRENCH15
*Discount valid from 11/19/2017 through 11:59PM EST 11/21/2017 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order on French brands Carte Noire, Grand Mere, Maison du Cafe, Ricore, Leroux, A l’Ancienne and Voison. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.
Carte Noire began more than 35 years ago when Rene Monnier started his own coffee business. The Monniers had already been in the coffee blending and roasting business producing another coffee, Grand Mere. The family chose the Carte Noire name and the black and gold packaging to reflect the sophistication and elegance of this new coffee. We have a range of roasts of Carte Noire, including:
Ground coffee: An intense and rich blend made from 100% Arabica beans
Velours: Sweet and aromatic, and as velvety as it sounds
Espresso: A true European espresso with a dark roasted, full, and intense taste
Espresso Classique: Nespresso-compatible capsules made from pure Arabica beans with citrus and chocolate notes.
We have ground, whole beans, instant, pods, and espresso Carte Noire coffees available.
Even better, Carte Noire ground coffee is already on sale — so you’ll be getting an even better deal using the discount above!
Grand Mere, started by the Monnier family, is named after a grandmother because “Grandma knows how to make a good coffee.” Just look at the package to see her smiling at you as you enjoy her coffee. Today, Grand Mere is one of the top coffee brands in France. We have ground Familial (Family) roast available in 8.8oz packages.
Maison Du Café is produced by Douwe Egberts France. Ma Tradition is a combination of Robusta and Arabica coffee beans, roasted using the Douwe Egberts process, which produces a fragrant and balanced medium roast coffee. LOR Doux is soft and sweet from the 100% Arabica coffee beans.
And, It’s Not Just About Coffee…
We have a selection of instant chocolate and coffee drinks that are both delicious and convenient:
Ricore: Instant drink made with coffee and chicory; add hot milk for a special café au lait.
Leroux: Instant drink with chicory; the drink has a full flavor, a smooth texture and no caffeine. The drink is delicious alone or mixed with coffee or hot chocolate. This is a five-star alternative to coffee.
Voison Instant Chocolate: Made entirely of all-natual cocoa and sugar
L’Ancienne Instant Chocolate: Fine powdered French chocolate with sugar and Bourbon vanilla, the cocoa is rich and thick and unforgettable.
All of these are available with the discount above.
Holiday Delivery Suggested Deadlines
Order by Friday, December 8th to be assured of delivery by December 25th without paying for expedited shipping.
Thanksgiving Day Serving Idea
If you are entertaining guests this week, try offering an open coffee bar. Make both regular and decaf coffee available, stock the table with cups, spoons and a variety of stir-in options. Any one, two or all of these are great complements to coffee and hot cocoa:
Kahlua, Frangelico, Chambord, Whiskey, Cognac
As always, enjoy better coffee and thanks from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!