Happy Holidays! Or, as they say in Dutch…

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In the Netherlands, the Christmas markets are open – one of the best is found in Dordrecht, a small town with a picturesque medieval section surrounding a 13th century Gothic church. The market is even more exclusive than you might think; the extravagant pop-up market lasts for only one special weekend. Just last week, Saint Nicholas sailed in from Spain, visited the homes of children, left presents in their shoes carefully set by the door, and sailed back to his home in Spain.

DE-Christmas-Decorations-300Family homes, shops and the big department stores are decorated with hanging lights, wreaths, wrapped boxes and decorated trees, and still more lights. Very popular decorations include displaying an Advent calendar and the Advent wreath, and a nativity scene. Special Dutch Christmas songs can be heard on the radio and in shops, including a perennial favorite about a boy looking for his lost rabbit, Flappie, who sadly turns out to be Christmas dinner. (The song was written by a Dutch comedian. Compare it to “Grandma got run over by a reindeer.”)

At Christmas, though, the food is a big star of the day – well, the 2 days (First Christmas and Second Christmas, the 25th and 26th, respectively). Some delicacies are only for the season: ginger nuts, egg-yolk liquor, mulled wine (Santa’s favorite drink), and chocolate or pastry letter shapes of your initials.

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But the real secret to an authentic and traditional Dutch Christmas is family. The Dutch have deemed spending time with family as the most important part of Christmas, well before eating delicious food and attending church.


Here at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we hope all our customers enjoy the holidays, whether it’s with family, friends, neighbors, or just your four-legged family members. Celebrate the season with our special deal this week and get 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts and Senseo products.*

Please Use Coupon Code: IHEARTDE

*Discount valid from 12/9/18 through 11:59PM ET on 12/11/18 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.

~ Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate! ~


Our Range of Douwe Egberts Has Something For Everyone

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Aroma Rood is a go-to coffee for anytime. We have ground in packages in 250g and 500g, whole beans in 500g, and 200g instant at price points you’ll appreciate even before the discount.

For a special coffee drinking experience, try Douwe Egberts lighter intensity Select Aroma in ground and Excellent Aroma in ground and whole bean. Mocca Aroma is a medium intensity, available in ground and whole beans (This is not the specialty drink ‘mocha’), and Black is a dark, intense roast available in ground.

Check out our other instants, our variety packages, and our Douwe Egberts accessories.

All of these are available with the discount above. This is the perfect time to buy for the holidays without paying for expedited shipping.


That’s right – Tuesday, December 11 is the last day to order for the upcoming holidays at regular shipping prices.

We do have expedited shipping for this month. Please contact us for options not found on the website.


Great Tasting and Convenient!

Senseo-Advert-NL-Dec-2018Senseo pods, for use in the Senseo coffee machine, are always popular! These delicious coffee blends combine for a smooth taste, delicious aroma and a special drink any time of day. Senseo comes in Classic, Strong and Decaffeinated. These European version Senseo pods have a slightly stronger flavor profile than Senseo made for the U.S. market. The Senseo machine and the pods are eligible for the discount above!


Dutch Cocoa: The Taste of Real Chocolate

Dutch-Cocoa-Droste-EDutch cocoa is made with a process developed by a Dutch chemist almost 200 years ago, which makes drinking hot chocolate very pleasant and tasty. It also tends to make the cocoa powder dark. Another type of Dutch-processed cocoa is black cocoa (think Oreo cookies). We have 2 brands of Dutch cocoa:

Van Houten cocoa in an 8.8oz tin

Droste cocoa in an 8.8oz box

Both are entirely cocoa powder with no additives, and both make rich hot chocolate and can be used in baking.

As a special deal this week, the discount is available on our Dutch cocoa.


The Netherlands In The News

Iconic Cookie Made Into Liquor

Stroopwafel-liquerOh no they didn’t! The stroopwafel, a caramel syrup cookie, is a Dutch snack that has been around since the 1850’s. Now a Dutch company has recreated the sweet taste with a splash of alcohol that reviews say really taste like the cookie. With an alcohol content of 14.7 percent, this drink is not for the children, but it will literally warm your heart!


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

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Ohh La La! French Products In The Spotlight At Enjoy Better Coffee

This week across Europe, Christmas markets are springing up in all the big cities. In France, “marchés de Noel” have been traditional holiday spectacles since the 16th century. Today, France has the second largest number of Christmas markets in Europe.

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French Christmas markets offer all sorts of local products: Lavender from Provence; soap from Marseille; wines from Bordeaux and Champagne, to name a few, plus all the seasonal goodies: Christmas trees, decorations, lights, short plays and musical performances; and, of course, the arrival of Saint Nicolas, who officially opens the Christmas season.

Eiffel-Tower-Christmas-Market-NBThe very best Christmas markets in the country each have a little extra to draw the crowds. For example, the market in Paris is set-up right in the middle of the business district. In Amiens, famous for its sugary sweets, the event includes a nightly light and sound show projected onto the town’s gothic cathedral. The market in Reims offers plenty of its local champagne, but also has a dry ski slope for visitors to try. In Licques, the market highlights festive food. After a parade of live turkeys through the town center, revelers enjoy a shot of the locally-made spirit, licquoise, before selecting their live bird.

At EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have a great range of French products, a selection of instant chocolate and coffee drinks, sugar cubes and hard candies, and most importantly, coffee, of course. Ooh-la-la!


Bring the taste of France to your home with a deal on all our French brands. Order in the next 2 days, use the coupon code below, and voilà – you’ll get 15% off your order at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com*

Please use coupon code: FRENCH15

*Discount valid 12/2/18 through 11:59PM ET on 12/4/18 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order on French brands Carte Noire, Grand Mere, Maison du Cafe, Ricore, Leroux, A L’Ancienne, and La Perruche. Offer not redeemable for cash. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

Our Products Highlight the Best of France

French-BrandsCarte Noire began 35+ years ago when Rene Monnier started his own coffee business after years working in the family’s coffee blending and roasting business. The Carte Noire name and the dramatic black and gold packaging were chosen to reflect the sophistication and elegance of the new coffee. We have a range of Carte Noire, including:

Ground coffee: An intense and rich blend made from 100% Arabica beans, including a decaffeinated version

Velours: Sweet and aromatic, as velvety as it sounds

Whole beans: Grind the 100% Arabica beans right before brewing for a rich, aromatic cup

Classique #7: Nespresso-compatible capsules with medium roast beans

L’OR began in 1992 with a mission to create the finest French coffee. We have Classique, an aromatic and lushly balanced medium roast blend in jars of instant and packs of 25 individual sticks of instant.

Top French brand Grand Mère is named after grandma because that’s who knows how to make good coffee. We have ground Dégustation (Tasty) and Familial (Family) roasts in 8.8oz packages.

Maison Du Café is produced by Jacobs Douwe Egberts. Ma Tradition is a combination of Robusta and Arabica coffee beans, roasted in the Douwe Egberts process, which produces a fragrant and balanced medium roast coffee.


Other Delicious Drinks

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Looking for something different? Try one or all of these delicious and convenient drinks:

L’Ancienne Instant Chocolate: Fine powder French chocolate with sugar and Bourbon vanilla, the cocoa is rich and thick and unforgettable. We have an assortment of sizes, from 10 individual packets to a 2.2lb can, so you can try just a taste or a splurge. Why not indulge at these prices? Remember to use the discount above!

Leroux: Instant drink with chicory; the drink has a full flavor, a smooth texture and no caffeine. The drink is delicious alone or mixed in coffee or hot chocolate. This is a five-star alternative to coffee. We offer 2 sizes in jars.

Ricore: Instant drinks made with coffee and chicory; add hot milk to find a taste of café au lait.


express_coffee-150pxHoliday Delivery Suggested Deadlines

Order by Tuesday, December 11th to get your order on time without paying for expedited shipping.


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

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Ohh La La! French Products In The Spotlight At Enjoy Better Coffee

“La vie est faite de petits bonheurs.”

The sentiment above translates as “Life is made of small pleasures” and this week’s newsletter on French coffee is all about the pleasures of French coffee! And, of course, we’ve included a sweet deal on all our French products!

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Coffee first came to France in the 1600’s with an Ottoman ambassador to the court of King Louis XIV. The diplomat brought sacks of coffee described as a magical beverage, and mixed in small amounts of cloves, cardamom and sugar to serve. The ambassador also introduced all the accoutrements for drinking coffee: china dishes, embroidered napkins and, of course, a pot in which to create the magic.

Within a couple years, a coffee-drinking booth was opened under a tent at a festival, with Turkish waiters selling the coffee from cups on trays as they wandered through the crowd. The earliest Parisian coffee houses began to pop-up around town.

The Café de Procope opened in 1686, and the owner added coffee to the menu soon after.
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This brought in many patrons, including French actors, authors and musicians. (The same café in the next century would be fundamental in the debate over the French Revolution.)

In the early 1700’s, Louis XIV received a coffee tree from the Dutch (another great coffee bastion) to install in the Royal Garden. Eventually, by the mid-1800’s, there were more than 3000 cafes in Paris. By that time, the first percolating coffee maker had been invented, and soon after a maker that used extraction pressure was introduced – and yes, it was the precursor of the espresso machine that debuted the next century.

Today, cafes in Paris and across France, offer special food and fresh-roasted coffee beans gathered from the best growers around the world.


At www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have the best of the best in French coffee. Our coffee is direct from France, and made for the European market, so the flavors and aromas are slightly darker and richer than coffee made for the U.S. market. Below, we highlight some of our French favorites, but regardless of what you choose, you will get 15% off your order of any of our French products, no minimum order required.*

Please use coupon code: FRENCH15

*Discount valid from 2/25/2018 through 11:59PM ET 2/27/2018 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order on French brands Carte Noire, Grand Mere, Maison du Cafe, Ricore, Leroux, and A l’Ancienne. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

So Many Choices, So Little Time

CN-GM-MD-FRENCH-LogosCarte Noire literally “black card”, was introduced almost 35 years ago by Rene Monnier, a coffee blender and roaster whose family had been producing Grand Mere for more than 10 years before that. The Monniers chose the name and black and gold packaging to reflect sophistication and elegance. Carte Noire remains today one of France’s most popular coffee brands. We have it in ground, whole beans, instant, pods, espresso and decaffeinated.

Even better, Carte Noire instant 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 47 years ago, is named after grandmother because she “knows how to make a good coffee.” Today, the brand is one of the top coffee brands in France. We have Degustation (Tasty) and Familial (Family) roasts.

Maison Du Café is made by Douwe Egberts France, where their advertising slogan is “Each cup offers a moment of pleasure and friendship.” Ma Tradition is a combination of Robusta and Arabica coffee beans, roasted in the Douwe Egberts process, which produces a fragrant and balanced medium roast coffee. LOR Doux is soft and sweet from the Arabica coffee beans.


And, It’s Not Just About Coffee…

Looking for something different? Try one or all of these delicious and convenient drinks:

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.

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.


 

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

Phone: 800 582 6617
support@enjoybettercoffee.com
www.enjoybettercoffee.com

Enjoy The French Holiday Season With Enjoy Better Coffee

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).

Strasbourg-France-Market-ChristmasThe 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).

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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.

 


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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
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Whipped Cream
Tiny chocolates
Cinnamon
Flavored creamers
Flavored syrups
Cinnamon
Orange peel


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

Phone: 800 582 6617
support@enjoybettercoffee.com
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Cocoa Drinkers and Cooks: Check Out This Deal on French Cocoa

Get This Thursday Short-Date Deal While Supplies Last

Buy one 2.2lb canister of A L’Ancienne Powdered Chocolate and get one free – a $26.99 retail value!

When you place a canister of à L’Ancienne Powdered Chocolate in your cart, we’ll add the free canister to your order automatically. No coupon code needed.*

Powdered chocolate mixes easily with nuts for a tasty snack, makes the best cup of cocoa, and just might help your homemade macarons bake just right.

NOTE:  You can safely keep and use powdered chocolate for at least 2 years beyond its best by date. Once opened, store in the original airtight container in a cool, dark place.

*Offer available while supplies last. Order must be placed by 11:59 PM PDT Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for the 2.2lb canister of A L’Ancienne Powdered Chocolate with a best-by date of 10/20/2017. Not redeemable for cash. All sales are final; no returns please.

 

Gift Ideas From EnjoyBetterCoffee.com

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Not only can we say Merry Christmas in different languages, we have coffees from all those countries too!

Looking for the perfect gift? We have lots of choices here! Read more about our ideas for putting together a collection of inexpensive items – guaranteed to make the recipient merry!

We have some great ideas for Do-It-Yourself gifts from our online store. Perhaps our ideas will inspire yours! No matter what, you will get $5 off orders of $40 or more at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: 5OFF40

*Discount valid through 12/6/2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST with $40 minimum order at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

PS – There is still time to order for the holidays without paying for expedited shipping. The order deadline for regular shipping is Saturday, Dec 10th and your order should arrive by December 24th.

FOR THE COFFEE LOVER:

If you know a true coffee lover – or you just know someone who should enjoy better coffee – then we have the goods!

Get 1-2 bags of whole beans and include an espresso in ground or whole bean (our prices are that good!). Give the coffee with one of our beautiful stovetop Espresso Makers and you’ve upgraded the coffee experience for someone special!

Our favorite way to enjoy coffee is with the French Press, a classic. Add in any coffee and a cup or two, and you have the perfect coffee gift!

For the person who owns (or is getting) a Nespresso machine, we have a wide range of Nespresso-compatible capsules at prices that can’t be beat! We have several great brands of capsules, including Caffe Vergnano, Kimbo, Dallmayr and the beautifully-boxed Davidoff capsules, along with several other brands. We also have capsules for Segafredo Espresso machines.

FOR THE CHOCOLATE LOVER:

We have some delicious chocolate options for gifts. Give L’Ancienne Instant Chocolate, made with only 3 ingredients (sugar, cocoa and vanilla), imported from France. Include a Kusmi Spicy Chocolate Tea for a real twist of chocolate. We have Chocolate Butter cookies and Almond Cake with Chocolate to round out the chocolatey goodness.

FOR THE TRAVELER:

Offer a virtual tour of a foreign land. Select a coffee or two from Germany, Italy or France. Add a glass or cup and saucer or a French Press or stovetop espresso maker. Throw in a box or two of cookies or other sweets and you have a simple, yet creative and delicious gift created especially for the recipient. Try these combos:

Delicious German coffees, Dallmayr and Jacobs, given with a double walled cup, or two, and a French Press maker.

The Italian coffee experience could include Lavazza, Kimbo, Miscela D’Oro, Segafredo and/or Hausbrandt. Add a matching cup and a package of Mayora Coffee Joy Biscuits and the recipient will think they’ve gone to Rome!

A trip to France should include delicious Carte Noire coffee, a beautiful French Press maker and cake from Biscuiterie De Provence and assorted butter cookies from Pierre Biscuitere.

Know someone who travels often? Give them one of our delicious instant coffees. In Europe, instant coffee has a different flavor profile and is extremely popular. In addition to iconic brands such as Davidoff, Tchibo, Douwe Egbert and Jacobs, we have large and smaller packs of instant coffee, some that include a ceramic mug. We also have instant coffee that already has the milk and sugar added, making it super-convenient.

Can’t decide? On our site, select Coffee By Type, then Coffee Gift Items, and choose from a variety of tins, double-packs, gift sets with mugs and/or scoops. Several of our gift sets allow you to choose from a selection of coffees. Still not sure what to give? Give a gift certificate, increments begin at $15, and let them choose themselves.

Need more ideas? Chat with us live at our site and we’ll help!

Holiday Shipping Options

We are offering FedEx Two Business Day and Standard Overnight options at an additional cost for quicker delivery, should you need that.

Happy Holidays From EnjoyBetterCoffee.com

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Please enjoy 10% off of your Christmas order at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

PLEASE USE COUPON CODE: EBCXMAS

*Discount valid through 12/26/2015 on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order. Not valid with any other coupons or discounts. Not valid for discounted, special sale or case sale items.

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