It All Starts With Coffee, Bread And Butter

What do we mean? Breakfast in the Netherlands of course!

The home of Douwe Egberts is also home to a plateful of very specific breakfast items. They include chocolate sprinkles and flakes, peanut butter, and spice-filled cake.

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Let’s start with the sprinkles, where it’s socially-acceptable for an adult to eat said sprinkles for breakfast. Take a plain (or toasted) slice of bread, spread with butter, then spread a thin layer of the sprinkles on the butter. Chocolate is the most popular flavor of ‘hagelslag’ (literally hailstorm), but there are many flavor options, including white chocolate, fruit flavors, anise (another popular flavor), and they’re available in different colors. The sprinkles are only lightly sweetened, so not too overly-sugary, as you might imagine. The Dutch might also eat these at lunch, where sandwiches rule.

Add a layer of ‘pindakaas’ (peanut cheese) on top of the butter, and no one will complain about getting chocolate in their peanut butter. In fact, sliced, buttered bread can be topped with cheese, cold meats, jam, honey, strawberries, among others. The ‘ontbijtkoek’ (breakfast cake) is similar to gingerbread, made with rye flour, and spices including cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. And, yes, you would eat it sliced with butter, and use a knife and fork.


Add a cup of fresh Douwe Egberts coffee to this breakfast and you have an authentic, traditional Dutch breakfast. Coffee, bread and butter. What more could you want? Oh! How about a discount on all Douwe Egbert products? Done: Take 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts and Senseo products with no minimum required.*

Please Use Coupon Code: IHEARTDE

*Discount valid from 9/16/18 through 11:59PM ET on 9/18/18 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.

We have two of Douwe Egberts most popular blends, Aroma Rood and Black, both in 8.8oz ground coffee, and the premium ground coffee variety package, all at a great price and eligible for the discount above!


Decaf Lovers, Rejoice!

DE-Moccana-Decaf-AR-Decafe-NL-150pxAs for that late-night snack, and yes, bread with sprinkles is a good snack or treat too, we have just what you need. Both Moccona Decaf, in instant, and Aroma Rood Decaf, in
ground, are back in stock.

Moccona Classic Decaf is a combination of Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, which make for a balanced aroma and smooth taste and comes in a reusable jar. Aroma Rood Decafe ground coffee also combines Arabica and Robusta beans, so the blend is flavorful and aromatic. Drink Douwe Egberts as late as you like.


Europe In The News

Breakfast Is Best, And Here’s Why

breakfast-face-2A new campaign championed by all EU Member States is working to spread the news about the importance of breakfast in a healthy life. Studies have shown that children and adolescents across Europe don’t eat breakfast at all. For instance, in the Netherlands, around 90 percent of 11 year old children eat breakfast, but in Greece and Slovenia, only about 51 percent do. By the age of 15, that percentage drops to 65 percent in the Netherlands, to 40 percent in Greece and Slovenia.

The campaign is encouraging breakfast for all. Missing breakfast has been connected to behaviors that compromise healthy living, including increased use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs, and to more sedentary lifestyles. As the president of the European Medical Association stated, a daily breakfast “is an important step in taking control of your diet and your life.”


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

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Douwe Egberts: Best Coffee In The Netherlands

We enjoy writing about the Netherlands not only because it’s home to Douwe Egberts, but also because it’s a beautiful country with fun traditions. If you are traveling there, try these suggestions for activities to see and do while you’re there.

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First, ride a bike. Anytime you are trying to go anywhere. There will be plenty of other bikers on the road, even between towns. Streets in the Netherlands are narrow and filled with parked cars, sometimes trams, walkers and a lot of bicycles. Because of the network of well-maintained bike paths, it is safe, convenient, and visitors are encouraged to take advantage of local transport to get around.

gezellig-2-nbNext, stretch out in the grass at the park, or enjoy a very long lunch with friends, and feel gezellig. This Dutch word (pronounced ‘khuh ZEL ick’) is a term that’s difficult to translate into English, but the word has a general meaning of coziness and friendliness. This feeling of enjoyment is highly valued in the Dutch culture.

The Dutch have some of the lightest and tastiest pastries in Europe: appeltaart, soesjes (tiny cream puffs), and stroopwafels (a syrup cookie made only better by being warmed over your freshly poured cup of coffee).

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And, finally, the coffee! Dutch coffee (just like Dutch cheese) is considered the best in the world. Douwe Egberts is the best-selling coffee in the country, and remains popular around the world.


We enjoy Douwe Egberts coffee, and we think you will too. If you haven’t tried it before, this is your chance to scoop up a deal. Of course, if you have tried it, then you already know what a deal it is! This week, get 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts and Senseo coffee and accessories, with no minimum purchase required.

Please Use Coupon Code: IHEARTDE

*Discount valid from 8/19/18 through 11:59PM ET on 8/21/18 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.

These Are Some of Our Favorites from Douwe Egberts

DE-Sale-Advert-August-2018-NLDouwe Egberts Excellent Aroma and Select Aroma, ground in 8.8oz/250g soft packs, are two special Douwe Egberts roasts. Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma is medium to dark roasted coffee, smooth and full. Select Aroma, with a light-medium roast, is gentle and mild. And, most importantly, you can use the discount above.

We have Douwe Egberts most popular blend, Black, in ground coffee, at a great price and still eligible for the discount above. If you like your coffee flavorful and strong, then you must try Douwe Egberts Black. And, yes, the discount above is valid too!

We also have variety packages of ground and of whole beans, so you can try more than one of the Dutch’s favorite coffee, and save even more!


The Netherlands In The News

Don’t Read This Over Your Eggs Benedict

Dutch-people-healthyAccording to European Commission figures, the Dutch exercise more than any other group in Europe, by almost double. Eighty percent cycle, walk, swim, dance and/or garden on a regular basis. The European average is a mere 44%. With the strong and supportive cycling infrastructure, it’s easy for people to cycle to work, or to ride to the tram. The data also showed that the Dutch expressed a preference to perform regularly in sporting activities for pleasure, rather than health. An online and weekend-printed newspaper in the Netherlands crunched the numbers. And, if you’re wondering, yes, they ride bikes in the snow.


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

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Get A Deal on Italy’s Best Coffees

Italian Coffee: Who Fuels Italy?

Would you be surprised to know that Lavazza holds the number one spot in the retail coffee market of Italy? Lavazza is so popular, it holds more than a third of market share at 36 percent! In addition, included in the top are Kimbo at ten percent market share and Segafredo with a solid two percent share. Considering that nine out of ten Italians drink their coffee at home, that is a lot of coffee.

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This week, we are highlighting 3 big Italian roasters: Lavazza, Kimbo and Segafredo.

moka-pots-groupedIn Italy, coffee is drunk at various times during the day, usually with sugar and no milk. Espresso is made with coffee machines that use pods, capsules or sachets. Moka pots are also popular, and most households usually have one of those. Coffee is usually served with a glass of water to drink alongside.

We have a range of coffees from these popular Italian brands, including Nespresso-compatible capsules, all of which makes for a truly authentic Italian coffee experience.


This week, we are giving you 15% off your order of these top 3 brands with no minimum order required on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: COFFEEIT

*Discount valid from 8/12/18 through 11:59PM ET on 8/14/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Lavazza, Kimbo, and Segafredo. 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.

 Lavazza: Italy’s Favorite Coffee

Lavazza-espresso-advert-square2We have a wide range of Lavazza coffee, from those made with 100% Arabica to blends of Arabica and Robusta beans. Lavazza harvests coffee beans from South America, many from Brazil. Lavazza also makes annual calendars with well-established artists and photographers, which have long been collector’s items.

We have the most popular coffee in Italy, Lavazza Super Crema Espresso Whole Bean Coffee. This coffee is mild and creamy, with a spicy aroma. Also popular is Lavazza Crema e Gusto ground coffee, intense and distinctive, with chocolatey notes, this full-bodied coffee is already priced economically even before our discount above! Try Lavazza Caffe Espresso ground coffee in a can, which is intense, velvety, and distinctive from 100% Arabica beans. Try any of our four Lavazza capsules for Nespresso machines, with Delicato and Decaf on the lower end of intensity and Vigoroso and Deciso on the high end of intense.


Kimbo: True Italian Espresso

kimbo-advert-250px-CR2Kimbo Coffee, as they say, is not just Italian espresso. It is espresso from Naples, “bellebbuono” (extra good) as they say. We have several coffees available, from the rich and delicious Antica Tradizione, to Aroma Gold, with 100% Arabica beans, perfectly balanced, smooth and delicate. Try Kimbo Extra Cream Espresso in whole beans, which are sweet and balanced, with a good crema. Try any of our three Kimbo Nespresso capsules, or get a variety package with all 3 types of capsules.


Segafredo: Crafted Like No Other

Segafredo-advert-espressoA flagship product from the Massimo Zanetti coffee empire, Segafredo is consistently high-quality coffee. We have a wide range of Segafredo coffee, including rich and intense Espresso Moka ground coffee, to the dark and rich Montagna, to the spicy Casa whole bean coffee, with plenty of choices in between. Segafredo makes capsules for the Segafredo Espresso machine (not Nespresso), all of which are strong with a persistent crema.


Italian Coffee In The News

Lavazza Labor Agreement Supports Parents

For Lavazza workers at the coffee plant outside Turin, having or adopting a child earns the employee a 250 Euro bonus. This is part of a new labor agreement, which was approved almost unanimously by workers. Others benefits include work performance-linked bonuses.

Charge Yourself and Your Phone

airoAn Italian company has created Airo Vision+, a coffee machine and wireless charger combined. Development started in 2014; now the product is completely designed, ready for production and available via Kickstarter. The espresso machine uses the current pods and capsules, or new, composable Airo capsules can be used.


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

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The Rich Tradition of German Coffee

Fact: More than 80 percent of the entire German population above the age of 14 drinks coffee. That’s even more than in the United States. Jacobs Kronung is the most popular coffee drunk by German consumers. In the top five most popular brands in Germany, Dallmayr and Tchibo are in the third and fifth spots.

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This week, Jacobs, Dallmayr and Tchibo are in our spotlight, along with these other German coffee roasters: Eilles Kaffee, IDEE Kaffee, Eduscho, and Davidoff.

We have shared the history of coffee in Germany, so you may recall that coffee houses were open to both men and women in the earliest days, back in the 17th century. Women were able to sit down inside and meet with other ladies to chat. Men grumbled, and it came to be referred to as coffee and gossip (“kaffeeklatsch”), the term well-embedded in the language by the 19th century.

Today, with family and friends, coffee is served with cake (“kaffee and kuchen klatsch”), as a late afternoon break, and on holidays and Sundays. Honey almond cake, cheesecakes, fruitcakes, and the iconic Black Forest cake are some of the most popular.


At EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have the best of German coffee, including several specialty coffees. Get 15% off of your purchase, with no minimum order.*

Please use coupon code GERMAN15

*Discount valid from 8/05/18 through 11:59PM ET on 8/07/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off on Jacobs, Dallmayr, Tchibo, Eilles, Eduscho, IDEE, and Davidoff 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.

Did You Know…?

> A German woman is responsible for creating the coffee maker filter, so we have her to thank for being able to drink ground-free coffee.

> Germans drink more coffee than beer or water on average.

Hamburg-cropped> Many of the brands above are based in Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany. Hamburg is a major global trading port, located on the Elbe River, in northern Germany. The city is a popular tourist destination, with major European education and research industries, cultural and artistic venues. And, of course, the Beatles were greatly influenced by, and even performed there in their early years.


Have You Tried…?

EBC-German-Coffee-Brands-NL-80518Try Eilles Kaffee Gourmet in ground, and instant, and you’ll appreciate the distinct aroma and flavor.

IDEE Kaffee is delicious, mild coffee, with a higher caffeine content. Because of special processing, the coffee is very gentle on the stomach. We have balanced IDEE Kaffee in ground.

Dallmayr French Press Selection is an extra-coarse blend created with help from a popular French Press maker. The blend is 100% Arabica beans, with a floral and spicy aroma. We also have 3 very special blends: Neiva (spicy), Kilimanjaro (light and floral) and Granverde (nutty and soft). All are 100% Arabica beans, ground, in 8.8oz packs. We have 10 Capsa roasts capsules for the Nespresso maker, including: Prodomo (the flagship blend, strong aroma, full-bodied and smooth); Espresso Dark Roast (intense, full-bodied, with fruit and chocolate notes), and Vanillla (sweet and delicate, with a delicious aroma). Vanilla is a perfect addition to a special coffee drink, but any Dallmayr coffee is great on its own (milk’s optional)!

We have Jacobs Kronung coffee, the flagship roast, in instant, whole bean, and regular and decaffeinated in ground. We also have 3 new roasts from Jacobs new line of whole beans:  Jacobs Crema Intenso is a full-bodied dark roast. Jacobs Espresso is intense and velvety with spicy notes. Jacobs Crema is a smooth and balanced medium roast

Tchibo Exclusive Ground coffee is great for stovetop Moka makers and espresso, and we have the roast in Instant too. Tchibo Beste Bohne, literally ‘best bean’, is made from the best available beans and carefully harvested, processed and roasted to perfection, and available in ground. Tchibo’s Espresso Milano Style is a medium/dark roast, intense, with a medium body and an excellent crema. Tchibo Black & White in instant and ground is full, intense and unique, a special coffee from Tchibo.

Eduscho Gala Nr. 1 Der Klassiker blends carefully selected beans roasted to a smooth, classic drink. If you like smooth, try Gala Mild coffee, naturally roasted for a balanced taste.

Davidoff Café Creation Superieure Jade instant coffee is a blend of choice Arabica beans from Colombia and Brazil, giving the coffee a pleasing body, sweet aroma, and a soft taste. Café Rich Aroma is an intense, full-bodied coffee that we have in ground and in instant coffee. Fine Aroma is mild with a delicate aroma and a soft texture and is available in ground and instant. For Nespresso makers, we have Nespresso-compatible capsules from Davidoff available in two roasts.


Coffee In The News

Made From Coffee For Coffee

coffee-cups-from-recycled-coffee-groundsA German designer and a Berlin start-up company have partnered to create reusable coffee cups from coffee grounds and wood particles. The components are combined to create a liquid that can be injection molded to create the espresso, cappuccino, and travel cups. The coffee grounds come from cafes in Berlin, and the wood is from sustainable sources. The dark, speckled cups are all dishwasher safe and durable. Prices range from $17 USD for one cup to sets of 8 espresso or 6 cappuccino cups, with saucers, for about $140 USD. The products were awarded the Red Dot Award for design just this year. Reuse, check. Recycle, check. Reduce, check.


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

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Segafredo Coffee: Experience Authentic Italian Espresso

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Who:  Segafredo Coffee, part of the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group

Why: To share the taste, culture, and preparation of true Italian espresso

Where: Treviso, Italy

How: Fifty million cups consumed daily

When: Since 1973

What: We offer a range of Segafredo coffees, including four new roasts plus a deal you can’t miss!

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The Roasts:

Segafredo Enzo is a combination of Arabica beans from Colombia and Brazil. This dark roast is rich and bold.

Segafredo Montagna is another dark roast made from a blend of Rain Forest Alliance coffees and mild beans grown in the mountains. Intense and complex, the coffee is 100% Arabica beans.

Segafredo Brillante is a light roast, medium body coffee made from mountain-grown mild coffee beans from Colombia and Sumatra. This coffee works well for cold-brew.

Segafredo Vivace is a medium roast coffee made with Arabica beans, smooth and subtle.


The Deal:
Try any one of these, all 4, or any of our Segafredo range. We’ll give you 15% off your order of Segafredo products with no minimum.*

Please Use Coupon Code: SEGAFREDO

*Discount valid from 7/08/18 through 11:59PM ET on 7/10/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Segafredo 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.

About Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group

MASSIMO-ZANETTI-BEVERAGE-300pxThe Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group is a large privately-held coffee company that owns more than 20 consumer brands. This Bologna, Italy-based company sells 120,000 tons of coffee, an estimated $1.2 billion USD per year, and lays claim as the largest private coffee company in the coffee world. The group runs a coffee plantation and processing plant in Brazil, along with more than 11 roasting plants around the world. The company commands a worldwide distribution network of subsidiaries and authorized dealers in 100 countries, manufactures professional bar equipment and espresso machines, and owns a network of over 600 Segafredo Zanetti Espresso cafés worldwide.


Coffee In The News

A Pour-Over by Poursteady

poursteadyA pour-over is a single cup of coffee made by putting ground coffee in a filter over an empty cup, then pouring very hot water over the grounds. It is a common drink prepared at cafes around America. In New Orleans, there is a coffee shop where the barista, named Poursteady, works diligently making pour-overs all day – and he could do it all night if they were open. That’s because Poursteady is a robot, actually a sophisticated coffee machine that is precise, reliable and speedy. Sure, he’s fast, but do we have to tip him?


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The Brands of J.J. Darboven

On a map of western Europe, you’ll notice Germany and Switzerland nestled together. It turns out that these countries not only share a short border, and a language, but also an appreciation of good coffee, from bean blending, roasting, packaging to drinking.
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While these two neighbors differ wildly in size and population, they both are homes to makers of fine coffee, including the 3 brands we are highlighting this week. Plus, we have a great deal on these brands: Eilles Kaffee, IDEE Kaffee, and Movenpick. These iconic brands are part of another coffee leader, J.J. Darboven, which sources premium green coffee from only the best growing regions in the world. The business is built on quality and stability, so you know you’ll be buying the best coffee available.

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Eilles Kaffee and IDEE Kaffee are both based in Germany. For more than 130 years in Germany, Eilles Kaffee has been the preferred brand, even with Bavarian royalty. Try Eilles Kaffee Gourmet in ground, and instant, and you’ll appreciate the distinct aroma and flavor.

IDEE Kaffee is delicious, mild coffee, with a higher caffeine content. Because of special processing, the coffee is very gentle on the stomach. We have balanced IDEE Kaffee in ground and aromatic Gold Express instant coffee.

Movenpick, our Swiss offering, gently roasts the coffee beans using a traditional Swiss recipe. We have Movenpick Der Himmlische coffee in ground, whole beans, and instant, which is a flavorful roast from high-altitude beans.

We also have Movenpick Nespresso-compatible capsules, from Ristretto, to Intenso, to Lungo Crema and Lungo Classico. Use the discount below to really save on these capsules.


This week, we’ll give you 20% off your order of these delicious coffees, but it won’t last, so order today!*

Please Use Coupon Code: DARBOVEN

*Discount valid from 7/01/18 through 11:59PM ET on 7/03/18 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Eilles, IDEE, and Movenpick 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.

The Best Coffee To Order…

In Germany, filtered coffee is by far the most popular drink. Almost three-fourths of the population drinks coffee every day. Two-thirds of Germans drink 2-5 cups of coffee per day.

In Switzerland, the rule is espresso, with milk or whipped crème. Similar to their German counterparts, the average Swiss drinks 2-5 cups of coffee per day.


Coffee In The News

ISS Re-Supply Includes Strong Coffee

Late last week, SpaceX was scheduled to launch a rocket to the ISS with almost 6,000 pounds of supplies. Part of that payload is 60 pouches of Death Wish coffee, a specially-made instant version. The pouch has a nozzle that is used to add 8 ounces of hot water. The astronauts add an elongated straw to drink the prepared brew. The coffee maker claims the coffee has twice the caffeine of a regular cup of coffee. We wondered if this is a death wish for the ISSpresso.

Vacuum Maker Designs Futuristic Coffee Maker

dyson-concept-coffeemakerIt’s only a conceptual design, but the Dyson Coffee Maker has a motor that brews coffee in a powerful way, and it looks pretty cool too. Part of the design includes a window that allows everyone to see the internal components at work, which are similar to the visible ones on the brand’s ball-type vacuum. It’s compact, with a tubular design, so it fits in small places.


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

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