As they say in the Netherlands, ‘Vrolijk Kerstfeest’

Cheerful Christmas!

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dutch-horns-at-christmas-300pxIt’s that time of year, just as in other parts of Europe and beyond, when adults and children alike focus on and celebrate the Christmas holiday. There might be a Christmas hamper (box or package) from your employer, time to decorate the tree (only after St. Nicolas Day), a 4’ horn to sound at dawn, and most importantly, time spent with the people you love.

In fact, researchers found that in the Netherlands, spending time with family was identified as the most important part of the Christmas season.

Advocaat-Dutch-Eggnog-250px-eThe big day itself is actually two days in the Netherlands. The Dutch celebrate First (25th) and Second (26th) Christmas Days as time spent with family, and indulging in the holiday feast. Traditional holiday favorites include oliebollen (heavy donut), Christmas fruit bread, roasted venison or goose with plenty of vegetables, and the Dutch version of eggnog, Advocaat, actually a creamy brandy custard, often eaten with a spoon.


The Dutch find this time of year special, just as we do. Indulge in the wonder of it all with authentic Dutch coffee from Douwe Egberts. As our gift to you, we’ll take 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts products on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: DUTCH15

*Discount valid from 12/10/17 through 11:59 PM EST on 12/12/17 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Douwe Egberts products with no minimum order. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts products.

We Have Douwe Egberts For Everyone

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Our Douwe Egberts range includes ground coffee, whole bean, instant, and some fun coffee gift sets. Grinding the beans just before brewing produces the best-tasting coffee. Our whole bean selection includes Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma, a perfect medium roast, with a smooth and full-bodied taste and a strong finish. For something a little darker, try Mocca Aroma, full-bodied, with spice and chocolate notes. If you are looking for a daily drinker, we have Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood, a medium, smooth, and aromatic blend of Robusta and Arabica beans. We have these great roasts in ground too.

Douwe Egberts Select Aroma in ground is a lighter roast, silky-smooth and fruity. Douwe Egberts also makes an Aroma Rood Decaf in ground. You won’t miss out on any flavor, just the caffeine.

For convenience, and as a great gift for people who travel or spend a lot of time on the road or just like to grab coffee and go, we have 5 roasts of instant coffee. Get Aroma Rood, Pure Gold, Pure Indulgence, Pure Decaf, and Moccona Classic Decaf in beautiful, resealable jars that can be repurposed later. Our Pure Gold instant is also available in easy to use sticks in two package sizes.

Check out our selection of cups and our prepacked variety packages. These make great gifts too.


Holiday Ordering Deadlines

presents-on-a-tree-300pxLast Friday, December 8th was our suggested deadline for ordering without having to pay for expedited shipping. If you absolutely must have your order before the holiday, we suggest you choose from one of our expedited shipping options available when checking out.


Other Dutch Traditions

Christmas Markets are popular in many European cities. Amsterdam has large markets, usually with stalls in wooden cabins, selling food, clothing and gifts. You will also find a Gebakkraam, a food truck with specialties such as appelflappen and oliebollen. One of the most popular markets is the Market at Museumplein, also known as Christmas Village on Ice, where the market stands next to a large public ice rink. Add in some live music and entertainment, and you will have a true Dutch Christmas Market experience.</p>
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<h3>One More Very Dutch Part of the Holiday</h3>
<p><img class=Gezelligheid is the most important part of the Christmas Season. This Dutch word is difficult to translate, but in general, it refers to the feeling of being with your loved ones, and/or reuniting with someone after a long separation, and/or a general sense of togetherness (think warm and fuzzy feelings).

Lastly, New Year’s Eve (Oud en Nieuw) in the Netherlands, people congregate in the central squares of the cities. Around 11PM, rounds of fireworks begin to welcome the coming year. At the stroke of midnight, more fireworks, more celebrations and more fun!


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

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

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This Carte Noire Deal Is Sure To Please

 

Great For Gifting!

No Limits. Today Only. Wednesday, December 6th 2017

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Just place a bag of 8.8oz Carte Noire Ground Coffee in your cart and the free bag will be added to your order automatically. No coupon code needed.*


*Order must be placed by 11:59PM EST Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Carte Noire ground coffee with a best-by date of 1/30/2018, while supplies last. Not redeemable for cash. All sales are final; no returns please.

Do you know that you can safely keep and use coffee after its best by date? Once opened, store ground coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

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

Phone: 800 582 6617
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Scandinavian Christmas Traditions

santa-w-porridgeChristmas is known as Jul or Joulua in Scandinavia. Santa Claus was originally described as a gnome, a simple bearded farmer, who did good deeds and caused a little trouble too. He expected a bowl of porridge with a pat of butter to be left out for him on Christmas Eve. In the last 100 years, he has become more like Santa Claus in size and shape, but instead of a chimney, the jolly elf enters through the front door.

traditional-swedish-christmas-buffet-or-julbord-300Traditional foods include meatballs, ribs, specially-marinated cod, herring, cabbage, and ham washed down with a big mug of glogg, a mulled wine. Finding the almond in your Christmas pudding means you will have a prosperous year, and you may even get a little gift for the honor.

And of course, coffee is always served. Scandinavian coffee is delicious, from the select beans which are then carefully and gently roasted, resulting in a distinctive style and flavor of coffee. Scandinavians are one of the top consumers of coffee on a per-capita, or per-person, basis.

These are just a few of the fun, interesting and unique traditions that Scandinavians enjoy this time of year. Please read farther down to find out more about holiday traditions in these countries.


In the meantime, we want you to enjoy coffee from our Nordic ranges: Paulig, Arvid Nordquist, and Lofbergs Lila. Get 15% off of these iconic Scandinavian brands with no minimum order at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: NORDIC15

*Discount valid from 12/03/2017 through 11:59PM EST 12/05/2017 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off no minimum order required on Arvid Nordquist, Lofbergs Lila and Paulig coffees. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

Here’s our roast review to help you decide among these enjoyable brews.

Paulig-Advert-wKavhi-2017-NLPaulig, from Finland, roasts and packages their coffee out of their facilities in Helsinki. We offer two roasts. Juhla Mokka Ground Coffee is light-roasted, rich, balanced and intense blend of beans from South America and Africa. Presidentti Ground Coffee is a light roast (1 of 5) blend of beans grown in Africa, and delivers a strong and rich coffee. These coffees are perfect examples of Finnish coffee.

Lofbergs-Advert-NLLofbergs Lila, one of the largest coffee roasters in the Nordic countries, is based in Sweden. We offer three exemplary roasts made with 100% Arabica beans: the Medium roast is perfect anytime with a rich taste and aroma (2 of 5); the Jubilee roast is rich with sweet notes (3 of 5), and Kharisma is dark, intense, nutty with subtle fruit notes (4 of 5). About 1/3 of the beans in each blend is certified by the Rainforest Alliance (an international sustainability organization we have written about here before). All are available already ground.

Arvid-Advert-3Blends-NLArvid Nordquist opened a small shop in Stockholm, Sweden in 1884. Today Arvid Nordquist is a leader in premium coffee, food and wine products. We offer three roasts: Medium roast, Extra Dark roast, and Gran Dia, all prime examples of Swedish coffee roasting. In addition, all three are UTZ Certified and CO2 Compensated (read more about these organizations on the product page). The Medium roast is balanced, with chocolatey and spicey notes. Extra Dark (intense) is full-bodied, and intense, with just the right amount of bitterness. Gran Dia is a medium to dark roast, full-bodied, with nut and floral notes, with a nice finish.


Holiday Delivery Suggested Deadlines

Order by Friday, December 8th to be assured of delivery by December 25th. After that, you’ll have to choose expedited shipping to receive your order in time.


More Scandinavian Traditions Explored

In Sweden, Advent (the 4 Sundays before 12/25) kicks off the season. St. Lucia Day, December 13, brings children dressed in white, singing angelic hymns, carrying candles led by a young girl wearing a crown of candles. Christmas porridge is sweetened rice pudding sprinkled with cinnamon, a staple of the big meal on Christmas Eve. It’s where the single almond will be found by one lucky diner. In Finland, it’s not Christmas until you’ve had your Christmas Sauna. You can always pick up your ham that’s been cooking there too! That’s right, the holiday ham used to be cooked (smoked) in a sauna, a practice recently gaining popularity again. And, that marinated cod fish? Well, it is known as lutefisk, whitefish soaked in lye, and can have an overpowering aroma. It appears to be an acquired taste, and believe it or not, is more popular with Norwegian expats living in the U.S. than with the people back in the old country.

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Finally, and this is big, Finland is where Santa lives the other 364 days a year. Visitors can see him in his natural home environment, a town on the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland.


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

Phone: 800 582 6617
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What’s Better Than Cyber Monday? Cyber Sunday & It Starts Now

SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY ONLY

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Start Cyber Monday early at Enjoy Better Coffee with free shipping on orders of $50 or more in the continental U.S., today through Monday.*

Please Use Coupon Code: FREESHIP50

*Discount valid 11/26/2017 through 11:59 PM EST 11/27/2017 on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $50 minimum order required. Coupon cannot be used with any other discounts. Not valid on case sale or special sale products. Offer not redeemable for cash.

Unfortunately, free shipping is not available for HI, AK, PR, APO/FPO/DPO and Canada but please call 800.582.6617 or email us at support@enjoybettercoffee.com to place an order using reduced-cost USPS Flat Rate shipping methods not available online.


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

Phone: 800 582 6617
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This Deal is No Turkey at Enjoy Better Coffee

EBC-THANKSGIVING-illustration-2017-ETo All Our Incredible Customers: As our way of saying THANKS, please enjoy 15% off of your order. This special deal is good today, though Saturday, at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. No minimum order required.*

Please Use Coupon Code: THANKS15

*Discount valid 11/23/2017 through 11:59 PM EST 11/25/2017 on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required. Coupon cannot be used with any other discounts. Not valid on case sale or special sale products. Offer not redeemable for cash.

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend and thanks as always from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!

Phone: 800 582 6617
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Enjoy The French Holiday Season With Enjoy Better Coffee

The end of November is a special time around the world. In France, the end of the month brings the opening of the “marchés de Noel” (Christmas markets).

Strasbourg-France-Market-ChristmasThe holiday spectacle includes all sorts of local products and wares (think lavender from Provence and soap from Marseille); Christmas trees, decorations and lights, lots of lights; short plays and musical performances; wine-tasting in the regions that produce wine (think Bordeaux and Champagne); and, the arrival of Saint Nicolas to visit with the children. This officially opens the Christmas season. In many parts of France, Saint Nicolas Day is celebrated in early December. As you may already know, that night children place their shoes (or maybe a special St. Nick boot) near the door or by the chimney before retiring to bed. In the morning, the shoes should be filled with gifts, candies, toys and other special items that Saint Nicolas has delivered while everyone slept. The French also celebrate with “le Père Noël” (Father Christmas) on December 25th. French consumers also enjoy a Buche de Noel (yule log), available in many delicious flavors (coffee, praline, chocolate, lemon, and white chocolate).

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Another huge event occurs annually on the third Thursday of November: The arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau. Paris gets very merry. Because this day marks when the new season’s wine can be sold, it is a perfect reason to enjoy some special food and drink.


This week, you can bring the taste of France to your home with a great deal on our best French coffee. Get 15% off your order of these brands at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com and you’ll be saying “Merci!” *

Please use coupon code: FRENCH15

*Discount valid from 11/19/2017 through 11:59PM EST 11/21/2017 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order on French brands Carte Noire, Grand Mere, Maison du Cafe, Ricore, Leroux, A l’Ancienne and Voison. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

 


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Carte Noire began more than 35 years ago when Rene Monnier started his own coffee business. The Monniers had already been in the coffee blending and roasting business producing another coffee, Grand Mere. The family chose the Carte Noire name and the black and gold packaging to reflect the sophistication and elegance of this new coffee. We have a range of roasts of Carte Noire, including:

Ground coffee: An intense and rich blend made from 100% Arabica beans

Velours: Sweet and aromatic, and as velvety as it sounds

Espresso: A true European espresso with a dark roasted, full, and intense taste

Espresso Classique: Nespresso-compatible capsules made from pure Arabica beans with citrus and chocolate notes.

We have ground, whole beans, instant, pods, and espresso Carte Noire coffees available.

Even better, Carte Noire ground coffee is already on sale — so you’ll be getting an even better deal using the discount above!

Grand Mere, started by the Monnier family, is named after a grandmother because “Grandma knows how to make a good coffee.” Just look at the package to see her smiling at you as you enjoy her coffee. Today, Grand Mere is one of the top coffee brands in France. We have ground Familial (Family) roast available in 8.8oz packages.

Maison Du Café is produced by Douwe Egberts France. Ma Tradition is a combination of Robusta and Arabica coffee beans, roasted using the Douwe Egberts process, which produces a fragrant and balanced medium roast coffee. LOR Doux is soft and sweet from the 100% Arabica coffee beans.


And, It’s Not Just About Coffee…

We have a selection of instant chocolate and coffee drinks that are both delicious and convenient:

Ricore: Instant drink made with coffee and chicory; add hot milk for a special café au lait.

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

Voison Instant Chocolate: Made entirely of all-natual cocoa and sugar

L’Ancienne Instant Chocolate: Fine powdered French chocolate with sugar and Bourbon vanilla, the cocoa is rich and thick and unforgettable.

All of these are available with the discount above.


Holiday Delivery Suggested Deadlines

Order by Friday, December 8th to be assured of delivery by December 25th without paying for expedited shipping.


Thanksgiving Day Serving Idea

If you are entertaining guests this week, try offering an open coffee bar. Make both regular and decaf coffee available, stock the table with cups, spoons and a variety of stir-in options. Any one, two or all of these are great complements to coffee and hot cocoa:

Kahlua, Frangelico, Chambord, Whiskey, Cognac
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Whipped Cream
Tiny chocolates
Cinnamon
Flavored creamers
Flavored syrups
Cinnamon
Orange peel


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

Phone: 800 582 6617
support@enjoybettercoffee.com
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This Deal On Mozart Kaffee Premium Intensive Is Music To Your Tastebuds

Today Only – Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

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Just place the 2-Pack of Mozart Kaffee Premium Intensive in your cart and the free bag will be added automatically. No coupon code needed.

Premium Intensive, a harmonious blend of 90% Arabica and 10% Robusta, was created as an ode to Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute. Hints of chocolate smoothly blend with fruit and citrus notes while nuts and malt round out this fragrant and delicious masterpiece.


*Order must be placed by 11:59PM EST Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for the 2-Pack of Mozart Kaffee Premium Intensive ground coffee. Mozart Premium Intensive has a best-by date of 5/30/2018. Not redeemable for cash. All sales are final; no returns please.

Remember, you can safely keep and use coffee after its best by date. Once opened, store the coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.


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

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