Italian Espresso: North vs South

This week, we have two of our best Italian coffees in the spotlight: Hausbrandt and Kimbo

Kimbo-Hausbrandt-Banner-Light-300pxTogether, these two brands, from opposite sides of the country, showcase true Italian coffee. Hausbrandt is from northern Italy, in Trieste, while Kimbo is based in the southern part of the country, out of Naples. In every part of Italy, people drink coffee all day, often standing up at a coffee bar, alongside a glass of water, meant to cleanse the palate pre-drink.

When we think about the origins of coffee, many great European cities were thriving centers for coffee production. In the ancient southern city of Naples, coffee has always held a special place in Italian hearts. Neapolitans have long roasted their own coffee, either at home or from a vendor cart.
naples_coffee_with_lemons-200pxOrdering an espresso in a bar (a coffee bar, that is) will usually include a twist of lemon peel alongside, a popular citrus fruit in that part of Italy. In fact, in the south, food is simple, fresh and a little spicy. Perhaps it is the warm sea breezes, sunny weather, and a later start to the day, but southern roasts are darker, full-bodied with a heavier mouth-feel.

Up north, Trieste is an historical center of the coffee industry in Europe, one of the most important for the last few centuries. It was here that coffee was delivered for processing, and encouraging small shops and cafes to open along the waterfront and neighborhoods. Here, espresso is traditionally a bit lighter, with a more delicate taste, with little acid. Sweetness and smoothness are key factors in coffee from the north.


We enjoy both these coffee brands, and we know you will too. This week, get 15% off your order of Kimbo and Hausbrandt products at http://www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required.*

Please use coupon code KIMHAUS15

*Discount valid from 1/28/18 through 11:59PM ET on 1/30/18 at http://www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off no minimum order required on Kimbo and Hausbrandt products. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

Coffee Drinks In Italy

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Here are the go-to coffee drinks in Italy. We’ve included our suggestions for roasts from our two featured Italian brands to make the perfect cup.

Un Caffe is an espresso. Hausbrandt Espresso ground is 100% Arabica beans, with a sweet flavor, medium body and floral aroma notes. Kimbo Napoletano ground is made with Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, roasted to extract an intense flavor and rich aroma.

Cappuccino is espresso topped with hot, foamy milk. Try Hausbrandt Espresso Rossa ground coffee for a sweet and aromatic cappuccino. Kimbo Antica Tradizione ground is a classic espresso; with milk, the creamy drink is smooth.

Caffe Latte in Italy is usually served with a tall glass of heated milk. Made of 1/3 espresso and 2/3 heated milk, this creamy coffee, just as with cappuccino, is only ordered by Italians before lunch. Hausbrandt Superbar whole bean coffee has a superb aroma with toast notes, while hints of cocoa and liquorice linger. Kimbo Aroma Gold ground is 100% Arabica coffee, so it has a rich aroma and flavor with a smooth finish.

Caffe Americano is espresso with additional hot water added. Hausbrandt Nero Espresso ground is sweet, with floral aroma notes. Kimbo Superior Blend in whole bean is sweet and smooth.

Macchiato, meaning “stained,” is an espresso with a teaspoon or so of foamed milk on top, and is the one coffee drink with milk that Italians will drink any time of day. Hausbrandt Oro Espresso ground coffee has a nutty flavor and an excellent deep brown crema. Kimbo Extra Cream in whole beans is considered one of the best of the southern Italian espressos.

These coffees and these drinks will immediately transport you to a sunlit Italian piazza. Try one, two or more with the discount above, which is only available through Tuesday.


Coffee In The News

Teen vs Council in Australia; Bureaucracy Wins

Fifteen year-old Dante Valentinis, a high school student living in Newcastle, South Wales, is considered by many to be a self-starter. He’s run a vegetable and fruit business from his backyard, walked dogs and bred chickens to make money. With his father’s help, he found a discarded kitchen cabinet, refurbished it into a cart, added a fridge, a water heater, sinks, a hot plate and a generator. He and 3 staff (friends and family) got matching uniforms and set up the coffee cart at a local beach on the weekends. Unfortunately, the business, known as D’oro the Exploro, was forced to close by the Newcastle City Council. While claiming to support the lad’s initiative and entrepreneurship, they stated Dante must be required to follow the same steps and processes for approval that anyone with a mobile food van has to complete. Plans for his business were developed last year with his teachers in high school. No surprise that Dante has already started the process and plans to jump through the council’s hoops.


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

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

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Jacobs Kaffee In The Spotlight

Think Outside the Trash. Recycle.

In Germany, recycling is taken very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that according to a 2017 year-end report, Germany is top in recycling compared to other countries in the world. German households alone recycle 57 percent of their waste. Perhaps that’s because the government provides funding, accessibility and incentives that encourage recycling. Some would say this is thinking outside the box.

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The top five recycling countries on the list are all within 3 percentage points in the rankings. The report finds Austria in second place, followed by South Korea in third, by only a mere .1 percent difference. Wales, in the United Kingdom, comes in fourth. That country has an ambitious plan to achieve zero waste by 2050. Switzerland rounds out the top 5.

coffee-cups-trash-200pxJust last week, in Europe, the European Union (EU) began debating a strategy for managing plastic waste, with a focus on recycling, renewables & responsible sourcing. One way the EU intends to facilitate this is by making recycling profitable for business. Regardless, single-use coffee cups, such as those at a café, will be banned in the EU by 2030.

It shouldn’t be surprising then to learn that Jacobs Coffee, from Germany, and a staple in German households, takes corporate responsibility seriously too. Jacobs adheres to guidelines for responsible sourcing, including UTZ and Rainforest Alliance-certified suppliers, while also working with farmers to address sustainability issues. As part of their commitment, Jacobs makes continuous business improvements to minimize the impact of the production and delivery on the environment. Within their parent company, JDE, Jacobs holds a market share of more than 25% in their home country.


While Jacobs is popular in Germany and beyond, we want it to become one of your favorites. Try it in your own home, and prepare to be delighted! We are giving 15% off your order of Jacobs products at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required.*

Please use coupon code JACOBS15

*Discount valid from 1/21/18 through 11:59PM ET on 1/23/18 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off no minimum order required on Jacobs products. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

Popular Items from Jacobs Back In Stock

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It’s back! Time to stock up on Jacobs Balance ground coffee before we sell out again. This special blend is half regular and half decaffeinated coffee. The balance is gentle and flavorful, and perfect for drinking anytime.

Also back in stock is Jacobs Kronung Decaf, a smooth medium blend without caffeine. Jacobs uses a specialized process to remove the caffeine with water and CO2. The beans are then dried and processed the same as Jacobs regular caffeinated coffee, and have the same great taste and flavors.

Also back after a long absence is Jacobs Instant Cappuccino. This instant blend is creamy and foamy just as a cappuccino should be. Enjoy this drink anytime.

Best of all, use the discount above for these delicious coffees and for any of our Jacobs products. Don’t miss out on this deal: Order today!


Coffee In The News

One Bar of Coffee, Please

In a few cities in the Baltic states of Europe, you can consume your coffee not in a glass, but as a bar (think candy-bar). A start-up company, with the goal of making specialty coffee more accessible, has begun selling edible coffee that tastes like coffee and has caffeine. The makers state that the bars give 4 hours of energy because it is absorbed more slowly in the body; it can go anywhere, and uses the entire coffee cherry. One of the 2 types of bars available is made with beans and the cascara, the fruity part that encases the bean. The flavor is described as dried fruit. The other type, for what it’s worth, is the Milk version. Made the same way as the first bar, but with milk powder added in, the company likens it to a mild cappuccino. We couldn’t help but wonder: Does it melt in your hand?

Dallmayr Kaffee In The Spotlight At Enjoy Better Coffee

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Dallmayr Is Passionate About Coffee

This distinctive coffee brand has a secret: Dallmayr uses the best highland coffee plants from the top coffee-growing areas in the world. That includes Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, Colombia and Brazil. When coffee beans grow in higher altitudes, the temperatures are cooler, which ripens the cherries more slowly. This allows more time for the beans to develop flavor, aroma and gentle acidity. Dallmayr is well-known for its smooth taste and finish.

We are so excited to tell you about several of our most popular Dallmayr products that are back in stock, even items we haven’t seen for a long while!


We know you will love Dallmayr, a perfect example of the best European coffee available. In fact, you will love it so much, we want to give you 15% off your order of Dallmayr, with no minimum purchase required at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: DALLMAYR15

*Discount valid from 1/07/2018 through 11:59PM ET on 1/09/2018 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off no minimum order required on Dallmayr Kaffee products. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

Dallmayr: What’s Brewing

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If you’ve been reading our newsletters for a while, then you know we think a French Press is one of the best ways to make and enjoy coffee. Dallmayr French Press Selection, one of their newer roasts, is now back in stock. This blend was created with help from a popular French Press maker. The grind is extra coarse, which is perfect for the French Press maker. The blend is 100% Arabica beans, with a floral and spicy aroma.

We also have 3 very special blends back in stock: Neiva, Kilimanjaro and Granverde. All are 100% Arabica beans, ground, in 8.8oz packs.

Dallmayr Neiva is grown in the coffee belt of Columbia. A single-origin coffee, this medium roast is spicy, with a fresh taste and citrus notes.

Try Dallmayr Grandverde, an organic ground coffee blend from Latin America. The coffee has a delicate nutty taste with a soft finish.

Dallmayr Kilimanjaro is a single-origin coffee from Tanzania. These unique beans are grown at the foot of the mountain, giving the coffee a balanced flavor with light floral notes.

All of these are extremely aromatic, so try one, two or three today. For the Nespresso coffee maker, in addition to the 10 roasts in capsules, we have four new roasts in the Capsa line: Crema d’Oro (light, mild and balanced); Prodomo (the flagship blend, strong aroma, full-bodied and smooth); Chocolat (notes of caramel and dark chocolate in a smooth, creamy espresso), and Vanilla (sweet and delicate, with a delicious aroma).

Dallmayr Capsa capsules for the Nespresso machine are one of our top-selling products, and invariably sell out, so you must order today!

Dallmayr: So many options, so little time!


Coffee In The News

CNN Hero Of the Year Runs A Coffee Shop


2498202_Beaut_26Amy Wright, of North Carolina, won the CNN Hero of the Year last month for her support and employment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has hired 40 workers with disabilities to staff the coffee shop, named after her own two children with Down syndrome. She was awarded $100,000 to continue her work, and plans to open a second shop in Charleston, South Carolina. The project began when Amy and her husband learned that 70% of adults with disabilities are unemployed. They quit their corporate jobs, and eventually opened the coffee shop to raise awareness about the employment issue. Amy says that families who come into the shop who have children with disabilities are given a glimpse of hope, and to see what’s possible for their own children.


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

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

Douwe Egberts In The News

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In 2015 Douwe Egberts Will Buy 25% Sustainably Certified Coffee Worldwide

Douwe Egberts has always been a leader in buying sustainable, certified coffee. By 2012, UTZ Certified coffee was found in more than 6 billion cups. About 30% of Douwe Egberts coffee in the Netherlands was certified, compared to 16% worldwide. This coming year, at least 25% of all the coffee that Douwe Egberts buys across the globe will be sustainably certified. Along with their environmentally-friendly packaging, which is lighter and uses recycled materials, Douwe Egberts hits all the marks on the sustainability score card.

Try Douwe Egberts coffee at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com today!

Coffee Unites Colombian Community

Deep amidst the Colombian Andes lies the Perija mountain range, one of the remotest coffee-growing regions in the country. This area has 2014_Columbia Mountain Communitybeen hit hard by political violence starting more than 10 years ago. Displaced small-scale farmers lost everything when they fled their homes and paramilitaries moved in. Now, a permanent army battalion is stationed to give the farmers reassurance to be able to return home and start anew. Because coffee has been such an important source of income for the area, a project is helping more than 600 families in the area to help repair homes, replant fields and boost earnings in specialty coffee production. The project is funded and managed through the country’s Coffee Federation, the Douwe Egberts Foundation and the Dutch Embassy using a budget of almost 4 million Euros ($5.5 million USD). About half of the farmers participating in the project earn a premium for the coffee by meeting UTZ Certified requirements for sustainable farming.

Don’t Toss Those Used Coffee Grounds!

2014_Coffee Mug with plantWe love to share ideas on reusing coffee grounds. Check out this latest list of ideas for your used coffee grounds:

1. Deodorize your fridge with a bowl of used coffee grounds set inside. It’ll work just like baking soda to clear odors.

2. Used coffee grounds help fertilize indoor plants. They are also good for your composting bin.

3. When washing your hair, rub used grounds through the ends, rinse and you will have soft, glossy locks.

4. Used coffee grounds are great for removing cooking smells like garlic from your hands. Just rub a handful and rinse well.

5. Fill a sack or other cloth container with dry used grounds and place in a musty closet or a smelly basement.

 

Center for Coffee Study Opens at UC, Davis

March, 2014

The University of California, Davis hosted a research conference in the newly-founded Coffee Center last month. The conference is the first step 2014_UCD Center for Coffee Studytoward establishing a dedicated coffee research study center, akin to the school’s existing Institute for Wine and Food Science. On the docket were topics such as coffee genetics, sustainable growing and sensory perceptions of coffee drinkers. The Coffee Center will eventually operate a greenhouse to grow coffee for research and study. Ultimately, the school will offer a coffee science major as part of the research programs, but for now, the Coffee Center is looking for a permanent home and early research funding.