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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Douwe Egberts In The Spotlight

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Many countries and languages have words that are difficult to translate. In the Netherlands, home to Douwe Egberts, the Dutch cherish something that is “gezellig.” The word is not easily translated because there is no comparable term in English, and because it means different things depending on what you are doing. It can mean cozy, quaint, fun, and can apply to anything (person, place or event) that includes feelings of belonging, love, and contentment. In fact, it’s the element of belonging that is key here. It’s time spent with friends and family, eating and drinking and enjoying being together. With the holidays approaching, what better time of year to find your own gezellig moments.


We want you to enjoy Douwe Egberts coffee by cozying up to our deal this week: Get 15% off all Douwe Egberts and Senseo products at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, no minimum order required.*

Please Use Coupon Code: IHEARTDE

*Discount valid from 11/11/18 through 11:59PM ET on 11/13/18 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.

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all of you who have served. ~


Douwe Egbert Coffees We’re Loving Right Now…

Our range of Douwe Egberts products include a variety of roasts available in ground, whole bean, instant, and our popular value packs.

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Have you tried Douwe Egberts Mocca Aroma coffee yet? It’s on the darker roast side, 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. Try it, you’ll surprise yourself.

Another standard around here is Douwe Egberts Black. We have this dark, rich coffee in ground. One of the brand’s most popular coffees, it had been discontinued a few years back, but since being available again, it’s proven to be a top-seller.

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.

With the holidays coming, grab a Douwe Egberts Premium Coffee Variety package with four of their top sellers, including the three above (plus Excellent Aroma). The four-pack of 8.8oz./250g coffees is great for sharing or giving as a holiday gift, and with the discount above, you are really saving big!

The discount is only available through Tuesday, so order today!


The Netherlands In The News

Warm Weather Breaking Records

This past week has been another warm one in the Netherlands. In fact, November 6 was the warmest November 6 ever measured. The temperature was 66°F, bringing the tally of heat records broken in the region this year to thirteen. Normally the high temperatures at this time of year are around 50°F.

Extensive Rembrandt Exhibition Opens February 2019

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The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has announced that the museum will show their entire collection of Dutch Master Rembrandt’s works in honor of the 350th anniversary of the his death. Open to the public from February to June 2019, the show will include 22 paintings, 60 drawings, and 300 prints. The Rijksmuseum already has the world’s largest collection of Rembrandts. Rembrandt is believed to have made at least 300 paintings over his lifetime. The museum will offer lectures, workshops and events about the man, the artist, and his work.


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

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A Tale Of Two Italian Brands

In The Spotlight: Lavazza and Kimbo Coffee

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The top Italian coffee brands produce premium coffee – and we have them all! This week, we are focusing on Lavazza, a brand consistently at the top of the Italian market, and Kimbo Coffee, another leader in coffee roasting in Italy and Europe.

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Both brands have their roots in Italy. Kimbo, founded in Naples, at the base of Mount Vesuvius, makes authentic Italian espresso. Many consider Naples the world capital of coffee and for more than 60 years, Kimbo has taken the art of espresso to new heights.

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Lavazza produces premium coffee and espresso. As a brand, Lavazza can be found worldwide – from international tennis tournaments, to art shows (Lavazza calendars stand as works of art on their own), to barista and coffee training centers, and to philanthropic endeavors, and it’s no surprise it’s the top selling coffee in Italy and beyond.


For only a couple days, we are offering 15% off your purchase of products from these two brands, with no minimum purchase required at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: LVKIM15

*Discount valid from 11/4/18 through 11:59PM ET on 11/6/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Lavazza and Kimbo products only. 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- We have the other Italian brands in the top 5. Sign up for our newsletter to be sure you know when we have those brands with special deals!


 Expressly for Nespresso Lovers

We have Kimbo capsules for Nespresso machines in three roasts. Napoli is full-bodied and aromatic. Intenso is a strong dark roast coffee with notes of chocolate. Armonia is dark and rich, with toast and floral flavor notes. Try any of our three Kimbo Nespresso capsules, or get a variety package with all 3 roasts, and use the discount above.

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We have Lavazza capsules for Nespresso machines in four roasts, plus decaf. We have two lighter roasts: Delicato which is sweet and gentle; Armonico is fuller and stronger. Darker roasts are the Deciso, with chocolate and wood notes, and Vigoroso, a full-bodied and strong coffee that finishes with caramel notes.

Some of the capsules are on sale, and they are also available for the discount above! Don’t miss out.


Italian Coffee In The News

Lavazza Museum Highlights 120 years Of Coffee

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When Lavazza opened their new headquarters in Turin, the company knew they wanted to create an innovative and immersive coffee experience for visitors. The Lavazza Coffee museum, a dream of coffee drinkers, opened this past summer. When you enter, a get a Museo Lavazza espresso mug that activates the interactive parts of the museum. Vintage espresso machines and other coffee-making gadgets are on display, plus, you can learn how a bean becomes a cup of coffee. Of course, the history of Lavazza is also part of the tour. The best bit: At the end of the tour, guests can try one classic coffee drink (espresso or drip coffee) and one specialty drink (a cocktail infused with coffee). With tickets around $11 USD, you’ll get lots of information and two coffee drinks. What a bargain!

Kimbo Trains Baristas And You

kimbo-barista-training-2Kimbo knows that making coffee is a form of art. Whether you own a coffee shop, or just love good coffee, Kimbo offers barista courses for every level! Small classes, hands-on lessons, latte art, certification training, and even personalized training are all available. Unfortunately, for right now, the classes are only available in London, England.


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

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Germany: Passionate About Coffee

Germany, much like Italy, has played a pivotal role in the history of coffee in Europe. There were established coffeehouse in Germany as early as the 1670’s in Hamburg and Bremen, key shipping ports that ultimately brought coffee into Germany and eastern Europe. With the spread of coffeehouses over the next 50 years, women could be found frequenting the café, and even more shockingly, met and chatted with other women in the open. This was not happening in other countries, making Germany ahead of its time!

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One of Germany’s largest contributions to the long history of coffee is the humble coffee filter. That’s right, the almost-indispensable-disposable filter that keeps the grounds out of your cup and pot was created and sold by a German woman in the early 1900s. She loved drinking coffee but hated the mess of the grounds and cleaning up. At this time in coffee history, making coffee in Turkish style was common, which creates grounds in the cup. Melitta-BentzSome did try to strain the coffee through cloth, but none of it was easy. As her son would say later, she hated grounds in her cup. One morning in frustration, she grabbed a piece of blotter paper from her son’s school book sitting on the table (because writing was done with nibs dipped in ink wells). She strained the boiled coffee through the paper and an empire was born. She tested the process with friends at coffee afternoons, and eventually, she had the product patented. In the early days, the business was run out of the family home, so her two sons delivered products while her husband performed demos on how to use the product. (He eventually outsourced that job to “demonstration ladies” employed for just that.) You may have already guessed that this woman was Melitta Bentz, from Dresden. Today the company employs more than 4000 people worldwide with revenue close to $2 billion USD.


This week, we’re giving the nod to our iconic German coffee brands:
Jacobs, Dallmayr, Tchibo, Eilles Kaffee, IDEE Kaffee, Eduscho, and Mount Hagen

Even better, we’re making it easy for you to save 15% off of these brands with no minimum order required.*

Please use coupon code GERMAN15

*Discount valid from 10/21/18 through 11:59PM ET on 10/23/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off on Jacobs, Dallmayr, Tchibo, Eilles, Eduscho, IDEE, and Mount Hagen 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.

Everything We Love From These Brands

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Jacobs flagship coffee is Kronung, [“coronation” in German], and is widely known for its aromatic qualities, mellow flavor and reasonable price. We have several options including Mild and Balanced. We currently have Jacobs Cappuccino instant, which makes a fine, velvety cappuccino. These usually sell out quickly, so get them while you can. Try Jacobs Espresso whole beans, a dark roast that produces a traditional espresso. We have Crema and Crema Intenso in whole beans also.

Dallmayr makes smooth, flavorful and aromatic coffee. Our range includes Nespresso-compatible capsules, all back in stock in 13 different roasts, plus a variety package of the four most popular Capsa Nespresso capsules. Dallmayr is also available in whole beans, including our newest in the range, Ethiopia, made from single-origin beans, with a full flavor, and spicy and herbal notes. We also carry Dallmayr in ground

Tchibo 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 ground coffees from the Tchibo range: Feine Milde (fine and mild), Beste Bohne (100% Arabica), Gold Selection (aromatic, unique, medium blend), Family (full and strong), and the exclusive Black and White (full intensity blend).

Eilles Kaffee Gourmet is from selected highland-grown coffee beans that give the coffee a naturally sweet flavor with subtle citrus, nut and chocolate notes. Available in ground and instant.

IDEE Kaffee is a classic mild coffee made by a special pre-roasting process, which results in a coffee that is balanced, fully caffeinated, yet gentle on the stomach. We have IDEE ground coffee made with 100% Arabica beans.

Eduscho Gala Nr.1 is a classic, smooth coffee. Eduscho Mild made from beans grown in tropical climates is mild, smooth and balanced, with a gentle aroma. Both are available in ground, and are Euduscho’s top sellers.

Mount Hagen makes an incredible-tasting instant coffee. It’s a medium coffee made from 100% Arabica organic, Fairtrade beans. We have Decaffeinated instant in a jar, and single-serve sticks in regular and Decaffeinated instant. It takes a minute to make, and with a great price plus our deal above, you’ll find yourself saving big-time on coffee at home.


Coffee In The News

Maple Is The New Pumpkin-Spice

maple-latteIt’s that time of year for pumpkin spice to make its grand but seasonal entrance. Between a cooking magazine predicting maple syrup will be bigger than pumpkin spice and the caloric and sugar counts of maple latte vs the spice latte (lower on both counts), maple is poised to take the crown. What do you think of maple or spice lattes? Tell us on our Facebook page!


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

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A Douwe Egberts Coffee For Every Cup

Ever feel the urge to splash out on a collection of delicious drinks? Give into the temptation! At EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have an extensive collection of Douwe Egberts coffees. Even better, this week we have a great deal at 15% off all our Douwe Egberts stock, so you can splash out economically! More on that below, but first, let’s talk about a unique display happening in the Netherlands.

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The Dutch are connoisseurs of good drinks of all kinds. In fact, recently, a group of Dutch investors bought the world’s largest collection of rare whiskies, with some of the collection from as far back as 1843. The twelve collectors invested the equivalent of $11.5 million a few years ago, then had special reinforced glass cabinets built to display the 3100 bottles. One key condition of the sale was that the collection be displayed in a museum. Currently the whiskies can be seen, but not touched, in Sassenheim, in the western Netherlands.


Douwe Egberts is made in the Netherlands, and is the most popular coffee in the country, and in other parts of Europe too. EnjoyBetterCoffee.com offers a range of Douwe Egberts. Our Douwe Egberts coffees, like all our coffees, are made in Europe for the European market. We’ll give you 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts’ products on our site, with no minimum purchase required.*

Please Use Coupon Code: IHEARTDE

*Discount valid from 10/14/18 through 11:59PM ET on 10/16/18 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.

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PS – Feel free to toss a nip of whisky into your prepared Douwe Egberts coffee. [Whisky not included.]


Did You Know…?

de-instant-coffees-advert-nlEuromonitor, an international market research company, found that nearly half of all coffee consumed worldwide is instant. We found that a new wave of instant coffee options has been making their way onto the consumer market. The companies involved describe their coffee as premium instant coffee, one selling four single-serve packets for $13. Well, we say those companies are behind the curve! Douwe Egberts has been making instant coffees that taste and smell like brewed coffee, but ready in an instant, and at a much better price than $3+ per cup. We offer the following instant roasts:

Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood instant is the flagship roast. We have Aroma Rood instant in 7oz/200mg jars, resealable and reusable, with a seal that preserves the smooth and rich flavors and aroma notes.

Douwe Egberts Pure Gold instant, also in the resealable jar, is a medium, balanced roast, and is the standard for all instant coffees. We also have Pure Gold instant in 10- and 20-stick sample packs, making it easy to give it a try, and please 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

Ban on Phones While Biking Proposed

phone-ban-nlBikes account for more than 25 percent of personal transport in the Netherlands. At the end of last month, a minister in the government drafted legislation to ban the use of phones and other mobile electronic devices on bicycles. It is already illegal to use a phone while driving a motor vehicle, but bikes were deliberately excluded from that law, despite the widespread use of bikes, because bikes are slower, and authorities thought it would be difficult to enforce such a ban. One study in The Hague found that 20 percent of bicyclists were using a phone, while more recently, the transport ministry found that devices played a role in 20 percent of biking accidents with riders under 25 years of age.


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

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Munich and Bremen: Fun Fairs, Parades, Oompah Bands and Beverages

This week, we are highlighting two historic German coffee brands, each based in one of the above notable cities, and both extremely popular brands of coffee inside (and outside) German borders.

image6119319Dallmayr Coffee began in Munich, is headquartered there today, and is still run by family members. During the first 100 years of operation, the company supplied coffee to many royal courts of Europe.

Jacobs Coffee started as a small shop in the center of Bremen, and expanded as demand for their products grew. Today Jacobs is available in more than 20 countries, and a best-seller in shops today.

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image6119182-200-CIn Munich, the big celebration known as Oktoberfest to the world, ‘Wiesn’ in Munich, just opened festivities yesterday! Today, there is a traditional costume parade, and tents are filled with long wooden tables, some holding up to 10,000 guests.

image6119312 (1)One tent run by a local café and bakery will actually be baking pies and cakes inside the tent, which holds about 400 people, and has a band playing every evening. Be sure to get yourself a fresh pretzel when you grab a Dallmayr coffee there. Interestingly, you can make reservations in a tent to be assured of a place to sit, eat and drink.

In Bremen, the biggest celebration in this city is the Freimarkt, a celebration lasting 17 days starting in mid-October. There are more than 50 cutting-edge fair rides, lots of beer, a big parade, and regularly draws more than four million people. If you recall the story of the Bremen town musicians, then you should be amused that all around the town, you will find sculptures of the four animals. Be sure to rub the donkey’s hoof for good luck! Bremen is also known for beer (Becks Brewery is located here) and for coffee, Jacobs, of course.

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These two iconic coffee cities know how to celebrate, and with International Coffee Day this coming Saturday, we just had to offer a special deal this week: Get 15% off your order with no minimum purchase required.*

Please use coupon code JCDM15

*Discount valid from 9/23/18 through 11:59PM ET on 9/25/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off on Jacobs and 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.

Check Out What’s New From Dallmayr and Jacobs

JCDM-ADVERT-NEW-WBWe have a new whole bean coffee from Dallmayr, Ethiopia. A single-origin coffee, this high-quality coffee is full, well-rounded, with an exceptional aroma with notes of lemon and chocolate.

We also have 3 new espresso whole bean coffees from Jacobs, including Jacobs Espresso, a dark blend; Jacobs Crema, a blend that is a medium and balanced coffee; and Jacobs Crema Intenso, a strong and full blend.

The best part is these new items are available for the discount above. Don’t miss out on these special coffees!


Coffee In The News

An Easy Recipe for Coffee Ice Cream

It was National Coffee Ice Cream Day earlier this month, and we have a simple, churn-less recipe for making your own coffee ice cream. You’ll love it!

Ingredients:

coffee-ice-cream2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
¼ cup hot water
7 ounces sweetened condensed milk
(oh go on, use the entire can; it’ll just
be sweeter!)
2 cups heavy whipping cream

Directions:

1. Dissolve the instant coffee in the hot water. Allow to cool to room temperature.

2. Whip the whipping cream in a large bowl until peaks form.

3. Combine the sweetened condensed milk into the cooled coffee, and stir until well-combined. Add the whipped cream gently until it thickens.

4. Place the ice cream into a freezable container, and freeze for about 8 hours.


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

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