Luxurious Italian Espresso

Holiday decorations are making their way out of storage, and party menus are taking shape. Many of us are looking forward to special times with family and friends. As you prepare for Thanksgiving, Enjoy Better Coffee brings you a collection of premium Italian Espresso brands so that you can create delightful moments and magical memories this holiday season and, into the new year.


Through Tuesday, we’re highlighting these special gourmet and artisanal espresso brands. Get 15% off these brands:

Sant Eustachio • Illy • Hausbrandt • Kimbo • Caffe Trombetta

Order today using coupon code: WELOVEIT

*Discount valid from 11/17/19 through 11:59PM ET on 11/19/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Sant Eustachio, Illy, Hausbrandt, Kimbo, and Caffe Trombetta. 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.

Meanwhile, In Italy…

This time of year, Italians anxiously await several seasonal events. There are festivals for saints, a jazz festival, a film festival, but the 2 most important food-related fests are the Truffle Festivals and the annual return of roasted chestnuts.

Chestnuts are considered a fall fruit in Italy, and have been grown in the area for centuries, with some chestnut trees honored as state monuments. Being low fat and high fiber, these vitamin-filled nuggets of flavor helped many Italians, especially those without access to farmland, to survive winters. Today, you will find street vendors roasting and selling chestnuts across the country, then serving them in paper cones. It’s a sure sign that winter, and the winter holidays, are coming.

From street gourmet to culinary gourmet, here’s a look at the various Truffle festivals held across the country in November. Many towns celebrate the fungus, which looks similar to a mushroom but has a mild garlic and earthy flavor, and just happens to deliciously complement Italian cuisine. The largest gathering is the Alba International White Truffle Festival. Also eagerly anticipated are the truffles available for sale. In 2018, two pounds of Alba truffles sold for the equivalent of $85,000 USD. Parma and San Miniato are other towns that have large gatherings in honor of the precious truffle.


Take a Closer Look at These Artisanal Brands

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In the heart of Rome, just a few steps from the Pantheon, Sant Eustachio slow roasts beans over wood in the back of the shop. This roasting technique creates a mild coffee with a fragrant aroma. Try the Sant Eustachio Filtro and Sant Eustachio Moka, in ground, or the Nespresso-compatible capsules. You’ll really save with the discount above.

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With origins in Trieste, illy coffee is always rich and full-bodied with a velvety texture. Try the Medium Roast Fine Grind Espresso, Dark Roast Fine Ground Espresso, Moka, and Decaffeinated, in ground or, whole beans Blend Classico Medium Roast and Intenso Bold Roast.

In The Spotlight: Kimbo

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Based in Naples, in the south of Italy, Kimbo has produced premium coffee for more than 50 years. We have a wide range of Kimbo coffees, including several signature espresso-ready roasts, available in ground, whole beans, and capsules.

Our popular roasts include Kimbo Antica Tradizione in ground, which is the original rich and flavorful Kimbo blend; Kimbo Espresso Napoletano in ground, roasted and prepared using the Neapolitan tradition; and Kimbo Premium Espresso Bar in whole beans, which creates an intense espresso drink.

Just in, soon-to-be favorites: Kimbo Crema Suprema Espresso (balanced, perfect espresso); Kimbo Dolce Crema Espresso (light roast, smooth and velvety); Kimbo Crema Intensa Espresso (medium, full-flavor).

For Nespresso connoisseurs, try these from Kimbo: Delicate Armonia, medium, balanced Napoli, medium/dark toasty Lungo, and full-flavored Intenso. Kimbo BIO Organic capsules are a medium roast, with organic Arabica beans.

The founder was a merchant marine, eventually opening a coffee roasting business in Italy. His innovations revolutionized packaging, storage, and transport of fresh coffee in proper containers made for long hauls. We offer Caffe Hausbrandt roasts in whole beans. On the delicate side, there’s Gourmet Columbus, a balanced coffee, and Gourmet, spicy and citrusy. Academia Espresso is a single origin medium roast, smooth with fruit notes. The more intense roasts include Trieste Espresso, full-bodied, with toast notes; Classic Espresso, from Robusta beans and is full-bodied, and H. Hausbrandt, a sweet, spicy, nutty roast.

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When Vittorio Trombetta began roasting and selling Caffe Trombetta coffee in 1890, he opened his shop near the main terminal of the train station in Rome. Over the next 60 years, the company grew and gained its current reputation as a producer of quality coffee, particularly espresso. Try Nespresso-compatible capsules available in 3 roasts: Arabica (balanced), Crema (creamy), and Organic BIO (100% Organic beans).


Coming Soon…

There are plenty of things to look forward to this month and beyond, and a few of them might well come from us. We are making some exciting changes at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, and can’t wait share the all the details with you, our valued customers. And, as always…

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Amazing Brands. Amazing Coffee.

This week, we spotlight 3 of our premium Italian brands:

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trieste-port-itlAs coffee made its way into Europe through Italy, the busy port city of Trieste was vital in this regard. The founder of Hausbrandt was Austrian, yet he chose to open his coffee roasting business in Trieste. Hermann Hausbrandt, a merchant marine, is known for his innovation with transport and storage of coffee to keep it fresh. Hausbrandt also introduced the invention and use of the electric roaster right in their coffee shop, and was one of the first companies at the time to sell coffee in sealed metal containers.

Another coffee leader from Italy is Lavazza Coffee. When this coffee business was founded in 1895 by Luigi Lavazza, he pursued his passion of blending great coffee, and four generations later, it is still about that passion. Based in Turin, in the northwestern part of the country, Lavazza blends and creates the highest-quality Italian espresso. Lavazza continues to innovate new coffee blends, combining coffee beans from different regions to create premium tastes, and is always improving the packaging of their coffees to preserve freshness.

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Caffè Vergnano is one of the top Italian coffee companies, and can be found in more than 80 countries. Since Domenico Vergnano opened a grocery store in the foothills surrounding Turin more than 130 years ago, the beans have been meticulously selected and slowly roasted for the best flavor. Caffè Vergnano slow roasts the bean for no longer than 22 minutes, then inspects for quality.


We have fresh, delicious coffee from Italy that only tastes expensive. Order from these great brands in the next 2 days, and we will give you 15% off our prices, with no minimum purchase required.*

Please Use Coupon Code: ITALY15

*Discount valid from 11/3/19 through 11:59PM ET on 11/5/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Lavazza, Caffè Vergnano and Hausbrandt. 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 – Don’t forget clocks to turn back your clock an hour. Then order some coffee from us.


Indulge In These Real Italian Coffees

HB-AdvertWe have a wide selection of Hausbrandt whole bean coffee. Hausbrandt Gourmet is spicy with citrus flavors from the delicately roasted 100% Arabica beans. Trieste Espresso delivers a full, sweet and toasty flavor and aroma. Hausbrandt Gourmet Columbus, also 100% Arabica beans, has a special selection of the best Colombian beans, so the coffee has a balanced taste and aroma.

We have a wide range of Lavazza, from those made with 100% Arabica to blends with Arabica and Robusta beans. One favorite is Lavazza Crema e Gusto ground coffee, Lavazza-Advertwith an intense and distinctive taste, chocolatey notes, and a smooth finish. Try Lavazza Caffe Espresso ground coffee in a can, intense, velvety, and distinctive thanks to the 100% Arabica beans. We also have other Lavazza espresso ground, plus a Premium House Blend that is good anytime. Lavazza makes 2 special single origin coffees: Santa Marta, from beans grown on a mountain, is balanced and sweet, while Kilimanjaro is grown in volcanic soil in a tropical forest and has hints of cherry. For those who love Nespresso (and who doesn’t?!), we have 4 roasts for your Nespresso machine. We have intense flavors in Deciso, and Armonico capsules and the softer flavors of Avvolgente, and Leggero capsules. With Lavazza, you won’t be disappointed. Use the discount above, and you’ll really save!

cv-1882Caffè Vergnano makes espresso and drip coffee from 100% Arabica beans. We have Caffè Vergnano 1882 in whole beans, delicate and smooth, and perfect for any coffee drink. Caffè Vergnano Espresso Crema 800 in whole beans is soft and sweet, with a chocolate aroma, and makes a quality espresso. We have Nespresso-compatible capsules, including dark Intenso, spicy Cremoso, and smooth Arabica. The capsules are made with compostable materials.


Enjoy a true Italian specialty drink with a Caffe Corretto, also known as an Espresso Corretto, using our recipe below. Enjoy!

Recipe: Espresso Corretto

An espresso with energy, an espresso corretto refers to a traditional espresso ‘correcting’ itself to feel warmer with a splash of spirits to bring the cheer. It couldn’t be easier to make.
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1. Prepare a serving of espresso in a small cup.

2. Choose your favorite spirit, add 1 shot (1 tablespoon) and pour into the espresso.

3. Drink

Spirit options: Sambuca, Brandy, Irish Crème, Flavored vodka, cognac, bourbon or whiskey


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

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The Most Important Meal of the Day: Serve with Coffee

Germany is home to the brands we’re spotlighting this week, so here’s a little more about this historic and important country.

Let’s start in Germany’s capital, Berlin, considered to be the best city to live in for its culture, according to a survey conducted by a bank whose customers live abroad. This expat banking service, for people living outside their native countries, asks participants to rate top locations, quality of life topics, work opportunities and standards, cultural offerings and more. The survey found 70 percent of expats living in Berlin found its cultural side to be “vibrant” and 55 percent found the city diverse and “welcoming.”

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Another welcoming aspect of Germany is the traditional food of the country. Despite the name, Boiled Meatballs are a favorite and filling comfort food. Veal (or other ground meat) is mixed with onions, eggs, anchovies, and spices, made into small meatballs which are cooked and served with a creamy, lemony white sauce dotted with capers.

sauerbratenAnother national dish is Sauerbraten. The pot roast dish (literally “sour roast”) is labor-intensive to prepare, so it is often for special occasions. While there are regional variations, basically beef or venison is marinated in a red wine vinegar spice mixture for several days, then cooked slowly in a covered pot at a low heat. Serve the thinly sliced meat with a dark beetroot and sugar gravy, rye bread, red cabbage, and potato dumplings. Finally, we have to mention the most popular food in Germany: Potato pancakes, a comfort food and street food staple, are usually served with apple sauce on black pumpernickel rye break, sometimes with a drizzle of sweet syrup.

Kuchen-un-kaffeeOur last highlight of the day is a mention of Kaffee & Kuchen. This long-standing German tradition calls for sitting down in the afternoon with a piece of good cake, and a cup of coffee! Everyone participates in the ritual, from the young to the old, and cafes fill up with people gossiping away the time while enjoying good German coffee.


You supply the cake, we’ve got the coffee! Choose from these premium German brands:

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 Get 15% off your order of anything from these brands with no minimum purchase required.*

Please Use Coupon Code: GERMAN15

*Discount valid from 10/20/19 through 11:59PM ET on 10/22/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Jacobs, Tchibo, Dallmayr, Mount Hagen, and Eduscho 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.

Find Love At First Sip With These Brands

JACOBS

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Jacobs flagship coffee is Kronung, [“coronation” in German], and is well-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 tends to sell quickly, and which makes a fine, velvety cappuccino. We have 3 other instant coffee roasts from Jacobs, and because this is instant made for the European market, the flavor is strong and full.

TCHIBO

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Tchibo Feine Milde Ground coffee is a naturally mild coffee made from Arabica beans grown in different geographical areas. The perfect blend makes the coffee mild and soft with a delicious flavor. If you prefer a coffee with a stronger flavor, try Beste Bohne. It has a sweetness with good body making it perfect to drink every time. We also have Tchibo Espresso Milano Style and Sicilia Style, both in whole beans and both with a velvety crema.

DALLMAYR

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If you are looking for a smooth coffee, then you must try Dallmayr Prodomo, their most popular product. The coffee is smooth from the first sip to the finish, and we have whole beans, ground, plus a decaf roast and a mild roast, both in ground. Velvety Dallmayr Crema D’Oro is balanced, smooth, with spicy aroma notes. Dallmayr also has capsules for the Nespresso machine. We have a range of 8 roasts in our Capsa line. On the lighter end, we have Lungo Ethiopia (medium); Decaffeinato (medium/dark), Prodomo, and Lungo Belluno (soft and balanced). Artigiano is complex with fruit and nut notes, Barista (dark with cocoa tones), Lungo Azzuro (strong) and Ristretto (intense) are the dark roast options. All of these capsules are available, along with our entire Dallmayr line, for the discount offered above. If you have a Nespresso machine, do not miss this deal!

MOUNT HAGEN

MH-Products-Advert-NL-102019Mount Hagen instant coffee is made from 100 percent organically-grown Arabica beans, certified under USDA standards. The taste is unique and fresh.
Even the freeze-drying process is additive-free. We have Mount Hagen instant in jars of regular and decaf and in single serve sticks, all with the rich aroma and taste of fair-trade and organic beans. Mount Hagen instant coffee consistently is rated high on the taste scale for instant coffee.

EDUSCHO

Eduscho-Advert-NLEduscho opened its first store in Bremen in the 50’s, and within a few years, introduced Gala coffee. Because it was sold in bakeries – kaffee and kuchen – its popularity took off. In 1980, Gala coffee was renamed to Gala Number 1 (Nr. 1) Klassisch to reflect its status in the market, along with its top flavor and quality. Try Gala Mild, with its mild taste and gentle aroma, or the stronger Gala Nr 1 Klassisch.


One Last Note About Coffee in Germany

cafe-canaleWe read about a café in Hamburg, situated on the scenic Mühlenkamp canal, that serves coffee and cake (and other food) to its patrons who paddle up, ring a bell, order, then are served in their boat. A picture on the café’s site shows several canoes gathered around an open window which displays the menu of the day, but the site really focuses on their cakes. They claim their cakes are incomparable. One of their cakes with crunchy butter crumbles apparently has a devoted following, and all their cakes are served with fresh cream and really good espresso. Whether rhubarb, plum, apple or gooseberry cake, or the famous “Bee sting” cake (with almonds and custard), all are baked fresh daily using local ingredients.


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

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We Have Imported Italian Coffee Just Like Italians Drink Everyday!

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If you have ever considered moving to Italy, because let’s face it, they have great coffee there, then you should investigate the small Italian villages looking to attract new residents. Several towns and villages in the country are offering homes for one Euro ($1.10 USD); some are even offering to pay a stipend if you do buy there. The catch is that the homes are abandoned, often dilapidated, needing work and improvements, so while you may get the house cheaply, you are obligated to complete planned repairs within a few years. In some cases, the buyer must open a small business, and there is usually a non-refundable deposit.

itl-villa-interior-staircaseInterestingly, many of these villages are historical centers showcasing architecture, archeological ruins, cave and underground chamber living, wine harvesting, mountain-side and seaside areas, and even featuring centuries-old stone houses at the base of a castle. Even more interesting for the Italians already living there, it turns out that these inexpensive homes have attracted Europeans and Americans, who are buying and renovating. Almost ten percent of Italy’s population consists of people from other countries.

Small villages in the country have increasingly fewer residents, as people have slowly abandoned the areas to move to larger towns for work. In addition, Italy’s birth rate has drastically fallen, with 2018 registering as the lowest on record ever.


Luckily, you don’t have to move to Italy to get real Italian coffee. At EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have fresh and delicious Italian coffee imported from Italy. This week, we are offering a special deal on 3 of our top brands:

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Get 20%, yes, you read right, 20% off your order of these products when you order by Tuesday, October 8th.*

Please Use Coupon Code: ITALY20

*Discount valid from 10/6/19 through 11:59PM ET on 10/8/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Lavazza, Segafredo and Miscela d’Oro. 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.

You Could Be Enjoying These Coffees Right Now!

Miscela D’Oro: Quality, Elegance and Simplicity

MD-esp-cityWhen the Urbano family started roasting small batches of coffee in 1946, the guiding principle of the company was to simply choose the highest quality raw beans. Miscela D’Oro sources the best raw coffee beans, carefully blends the green beans, then roasts them to produce a full-bodied espresso with a rich, thick crema. We have whole beans for premium espresso, including an Organic roast. Nespresso drinkers take note: We have 7 different roasts of Miscela D’Oro capsules for Nespresso, including a decaf and an Organic style.


Lavazza: It’s How You Say Coffee In Italian

Lavazza-cup-beansBased in Turin, in the northwestern part of the country, Lavazza has been blending and creating the highest-quality Italian espresso for more than 120 years. Our range of Lavazza coffee includes espresso and filter coffee in ground, many options in whole beans, and one roast in capsules for the Nespresso machine. Our most popular roasts include the medium roast Qualita Oro in ground, in a can for easy storage; Café Espresso in ground and in decaffeinated, perfect for every day; a range of ground coffee that can meet every taste; and, Qualita Rossa in whole beans, for a full-body brew.


Segafredo: Crafted Like No Other

segafredo-shot-300pxA flagship product from the Massimo Zanetti coffee empire, Segafredo coffee is consistently high-quality. We have a wide range of Segafredo coffee, including whole beans, capsules for the Segafredo espresso machine (NOT for Nespresso machines), pods for espresso machines, and rich, ground coffee. Try Casa which is spicy and full; Intermezzo which is strong and rich, and Espresso Moka, which is intense. Segafredo Espresso is strong with a persistent crema.


Coffee In The News

Burglary Spree Made Him Thirsty

Coffee-Police-LineIn a suburb of Atlanta, a block of businesses were broken into and plundered during several hours overnight one day last week. The intruder was spotted on surveillance cameras, and is accused of taking computers, tvs, sports memorabilia, and food. He tried but was unsuccessful in making a cup of coffee at one of his stops, so he grabbed the coffee itself and took that instead. Police released video images asking for the public’s help in identifying the perp.


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

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Germany: Fundamental In Coffee’s History

Germany, much like Italy, has played a pivotal role in the history of coffee in Europe. From the opening of coffeehouses as early as the 1670’s in Hamburg and Bremen, two key shipping ports that ultimately brought coffee into Germany and eastern Europe, Germany took its place as a European coffee leader. With the spread of coffeehouses over the next 50 years, women would be found frequenting the café, and even more shockingly, meeting and chatting with other women out in the open. This was not happening in other countries, making Germany ahead of its time!

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One of the country’s biggest contributions to the long history of coffee is the simple coffee filter. The 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. 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). Since making coffee in Turkish style was common, so were grounds in your cup. She strained the boiled coffee through the paper and an empire was born.

filter-closeShe 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 spotlighting 2 of our iconic German coffee brands:

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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: JCTC15

*Discount valid from 9/22/19 through 11:59PM ET on 9/24/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Jacobs and Tchibo 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.

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 more options from Jacobs including Mild ground coffee and Balance ground coffee. Currently in stock is Jacobs Instant Cappuccino, which makes a fine, velvety cappuccino, so get it while we have it. Jacobs has several whole beans, including Espresso, a dark roast that produces a traditional espresso, Kronung, Crema, a medium roast, and Crema Intenso, a darker roast. We also have 4 instant coffees from Jacob, all easy, convenient, and best of all, tasty.

 
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Tchibo is another top seller, and we offer several premium products. Try Tchibo Exclusive Ground coffee, great for stovetop Moka makers and espresso, also available in Instant. We have several other 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 very special Brazil Mild (smooth Arabica, with hazelnut notes). Tchibo whole beans include Beste Bohne, and 2 espresso styles, Sicilia Style (dark and intense) and Milano Style (medium strength). We offer 2 instants also, Exclusive instant (medium) and Gold Selection instant (more intense). See…something for everyone!


Coffee In The News

GOffee Delivers To Your Desk

A local coffee chain in New York city that roasts and sources its own coffee has partnered with a coffee and tea delivery service. Workers whose employers use the beverage supplier GOffee can now order coffee delivered right to one’s desk. The eco-friendly service uses reusable cups to help the environment. You may have noticed that food and beverage companies are making more on-demand deliveries to where customers may be located (parks, beaches, sport fields, entertainment venues), and this service fills that niche.


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

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Italian Espresso and More Reasons To Love Coffee

If French is the language of love, then Italian is the language of coffee! The reason? Espresso, born in Italy, is the basis of all Italian-named coffee drinks. From cappuccino to macchiato to latte, they all start with espresso! Let’s take a look at this key component of Italian coffee.
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Espresso is a very concentrated shot of coffee that results from forcing nearly-boiling water through finely ground coffee. Early espresso machines used steam pressure to force the water through the grounds. Today there are many different methods of extracting espresso, from manual and automatic machines to stovetop espresso makers.

esp-dripAs the water blasts through the coffee, all the flavor, oils, sugars and proteins are released and dissolved in the liquid. The resulting mixture, while small in volume, is slightly thick, with a very strong, rich flavor. Gently resting on top is the crema (foam), which many experts say indicates the quality of the espresso. Traditionally, espresso is served in a small, porcelain cup, alone or with any number of add-ins and toppings: cream, liquor, warm milk, chocolate – the list is long, just pick your favorite. The extracted shot can also be used in many other coffee drinks, as mentioned above.

We have a huge selection of espresso beans, ground espresso and even decaffeinated espresso. And, we have these Italian coffees in roasts that can prepared in a regular coffee maker. The options are endless! Even better, our prices make it easy to espresso yourself!


This week, order from our selection of coffees from specialty brands Kimbo, Lavazza and Hausbrandt and we will give you 15% off your order, no minimum purchase required at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: ITALY15

Discount valid from 09/08/19 through 11:59PM ET on 09/10/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Lavazza, Kimbo, and Hausbrandt. 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.

Italian Espresso

esp-socialize-wpEspresso became popular in the first half of the 20th century in Italy with the development of machines specially built to make coffee. Espresso bars became a place to meet and socialize.


Kimbo

Kimbo-Vesuvius-Small-Advert-CropOur range of premium espresso options include one of our favorite brands, Kimbo, based in Naples since its inception. Try Kimbo Macinato Fresco, a medium roast, full flavored, with sweet notes. Kimbo produces several roasts in whole bean: Premium Espresso Bar (dark, intense); Extra Cream Espresso (medium roast, full flavor); Superior Blend (light roast, medium body, sweet notes); and, Espresso Napoletano (medium/dark roast, rich).


Lavazza

LV-Wimbeldon-bLegendary Italian brand, Lavazza, is “The coffee of Wimbledon.” Lavazza early on started artistically blending beans of different origins to create new coffee flavors. Try any of our Lavazza range, starting with these two favorites: Qualita Rossa, available in ground and whole bean, is a blend of Robusta and Arabica beans, medium roast, good for any time. Qualita Oro, made from 100% Arabica beans, is full-bodied, with a good crema, and available in ground and whole beans. See all our Lavazza products on their brand’s page.


Hausbrandt

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Recipe: Espresso Martini

If you have never had an espresso martini, you don’t know what you are missing! Here is the classic recipe created when a model came into a London brasserie and asked for a stiff drink that would wake her up.

coffee-martini-2019• 2 parts vodka
• 1 part Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
• 1 part fresh espresso
• ½ part simple syrup (or to taste)
• 3 coffee beans to garnish

1. Mix all the ingredients except the beans in a shaker full of ice and shake hard for 30 seconds.

2. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with the beans centered on the froth.


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

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