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Eiskaffee means “ice-cream coffee” and this recipe will deliver a creamy iced coffee in a snap. Of course, any of our coffees make delicious coffee – iced or hot! But use one of our great German brands of coffee for a true eiskaffee experience. Tchibo Instant coffee and Jacobs Instant coffee are two of the most popular brands on our site and in Germany and get you that much closer to a quick drink. Tchibo and Jacobs also make full-flavored ground and whole bean coffee if that’s how you roll.

Ingredients

1 quart strong instant or fresh-brewed coffee
2 scoops of ice cream (per drink)
Whipped cream
Chocolate chips OR nut brittle

Directions

1. Make the coffee. Allow to cool to room temperature, then chill in fridge.

2. Into a tall glass, place 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream.

3. Pour the cooled coffee into the tall glass, leaving a little room below the rim.

4. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with chocolate or brittle (or both for true decadence). Enjoy.
You’ll find a Caffé Freddo in most coffee bars in Italy. This drink is made of straight espresso that’s been stored in a freezer and is served as a coffee slush. Pour espresso over a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream and you have an Affogato, perfect for dessert. We have a wide range of Italian espresso, including Bristot, Caffe Vergnano, Illy and Lavazza.

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It’s Party Time! With the upcoming holidays, many of us will be planning or hosting or attending events with the family, friends and neighbors. This week, we are sharing some tips and suggestions to help you get through the holiday party season without added stress!

This week, we are offering you $5 off any order of $40 or more, giving you ample time to stock up on coffee and cookies.*

Please use coupon code EBCPARTY

*Discount valid through 11/25/2014 on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with orders of $40 or more. Not valid with any other coupons or discounts. Not valid for discounted, special sale or case sale items.

For The Host

First of all, if you’re hosting, you must have coffee available, regular and decaf, at any holiday gathering. There are always guests who like coffee (or tea), whether they are drinking adult beverages or not.

We love the idea of a “Coffee Bar”. (We hear they are all the rage at weddings these days!) Have at least 2 urns or carafes of coffee (Regular and Decaf; more options could include French Press, Espresso or flavored coffees). Then, stock the table with cups, spoons and a variety of stir-in options. Any or all of these are great complements to coffee:

Chocolate shavings Ice cream Nutmeg
Whipped Cream Flavored creamers Cinnamon
Tiny chocolates Flavored syrups Orange peel
Kahlua Frangelico Chambord
Whiskey Cognac Raw Unrefined sugar/Sugar cubes

If You’re a Guest, Try This

So many open houses, so little time. In the spirit of giving, it is always appropriate to bring something for the hostess. We recommend coffee – either beans or ground or just a special roast – as a gift that is always appreciated.

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2014_Cold Brew Coffee image with logoDoes it seem as if suddenly summer is over? The kids are going back to school and everyone you knew on vacation has returned. Even the Emmy Awards are early this year (tomorrow night), since most years, they are held well into September.

Not ready for summer to end? We aren’t either – so we have selected some great European iced coffee drink recipes that should help you squeeze out that last bit of the summer. Even if it isn’t that warm where you are, iced coffee will take you back to the lazy days of summer!

At www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have the perfect European coffees for the iced drinks described below and for anytime you want a great cup of coffee. We have all the brands, great accessories, cocoa and even cookies like Italian biscotti and Dutch speculas (spiced cookies). We will take $5 off of all orders of $40 or more.*

Please use coupon code EBCAUG

*Discount valid through 8/27/2014 on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with a $40 minimum order required. Not valid with other coupons. Not valid for special sale items.
 

German Eiskaffee

Ingredients

1 quart strong instant or fresh-brewed coffee
2 scoops of ice cream (per drink)
Whipped cream
Chocolate chips

Directions

1. Make the coffee. Allow to cool to room temperature, then chill in fridge.
2. Into a tall glass, place 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream.
3. Pour the cooled coffee into the tall glass, leaving a little room below the rim.
4. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with chocolate. Enjoy.

Italian Iced Coffee – Think Icy Slush

You’ll find a Caffé Freddo in most coffee bars in Italy. Straight espresso is stored in a freezer and served as a coffee slush. Pour espresso over a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream and you have an Affogato, perfect for dessert. We have a wide range of Italian espresso, including Bristot, Caffe Vergnano, Illy and Lavazza.

Greek Frappe

Ingredients

1 ½ – 3 teaspoons instant coffee
2/3 cup cold water
Sugar, Milk and ice cubes (optional)

Directions

1. Add coffee, sugar and a splash of water to a cocktail shaker or blender. Shake or blend until the mixture forms a thick and frothy foam.
2. Pour the foam into a tall glass, then stir in the remaining water, sugar, milk and ice if using. Enjoy with a straw.

NOTE: Variations on this drink include versions without sugar, medium sweetened, very sweet and without milk.

 

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Are you following EnjoyBetterCoffee.com on Pinterest yet? You can find our boards at www.pinterest.com/ebc2006/. Pinterest launched less than 4 years ago and already has more than 70 million users, 80% being women. In the U.S., twenty percent of women who use the internet are on Pinterest while five percent of men using the internet pin. There are more than 500,000 business accounts on Pinterest with users pinning more than 5 million items a day.

Pinterest is a fun place to find out about all sorts of topics from boards created and curated by users. Our boards include Our Products, Our Brands, Coffee Recipes, quotes, Tea and others! We want to be the place for the best of European coffee and fine imported teas. If you have ideas for boards we should include, post a message on any of our social media sites. We look forward to hearing from and seeing you on Pinterest soon!

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As we always say, we love cooking with coffee.  (We really love drinking it, of course!)

When we came across this recipe, we had to share.

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 box French Vanilla Cake Mix, or other vanilla or white cake mix
  • 1/4 cup ground coffee of your choice
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 stick unsweetened butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons White Chocolate Creamer
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk, optional

Instructions for Cake

  1. Set oven to bake at 350 degrees.  If making cupcakes, insert baking cups in pan.  For cake, grease cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, follow directions on box for cake mix.  Stir in coffee grinds.
  3. Pour batter into cake pan or baking cups.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center of cake.

Icing

1. In a large bowl, mix shortening, butter and creamer with an electric mixer until creamy.

2. Add in milk if too thick.

Frost and Enjoy!

You can check out the site we found it on, as it has some additional suggestions and pictures:  http://bnadyn.hubpages.com/hub/Coffee-Cake-with-White-Chocolate-Mocha-Icing

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CREPEYum!

Bananas and Nutella in Coffee-Infused Crepes

1 cup milk

2 eggs

1/2 cup cold, strong coffee

4 T sugar

1/3 cup flour

2 T melted, cooled butter plus 1 teaspoon butter for pan

2 T chocolate-hazelnut spread (such as Nutella)

1/2 banana, sliced

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, coffee and sugar until well incorporated.
  2. Add the flour slowly, making sure no lumps are left.
  3. Stir in butter and coffee mixture to make batter.
  4. Heat 1 teaspoon butter in a crepe pan or non-stick sauté pan. Pour in batter to form a light layer on the pan bottom. Cook crepe 30 seconds per side, then transfer it to a plate.
  5. Spread evenly with Nutella and top with banana slices. Fold crepe in four to serve. Makes 1 serving.

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Because of our love for coffee, we already know that it can bring a rich, nuanced flavor to foods when used in cooking.  We know it works for savory dishes like baked beans and with sweet dishes such as crepes.  Coffee is soothing and uplifting at the same time, which is why we see coffee becoming more and more popular in cooking.  We’ve found some great recipes for Coffee Baked Beans, Coffee BBQ Sauce and Bananas and Nutella in Coffee-Infused Crepes, which we have posted below.

Coffee Baked BeansRibs and Beans

1/4 cup strong coffee

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1 1/2 T butter

1 T molasses

2 tsp powdered dry mustard

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp liquid smoke

1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper

1/8 tsp dried thyme

1/8 tsp dried rosemary

1 oz. (2 T ) brandy

1 large can (about 14 ounces) red kidney beans, drained

1 large can (about 14 ounces) pinto beans, drained

1 sweet onion, sliced thin

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a small saucepan, combine coffee, vinegar, butter, molasses, dry mustard, garlic, salt, liquid smoke, pepper, thyme and rosemary. Bring to a slow boil and gently simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in brandy. Place beans in a glass casserole dish and top with sauce. Stir to combine.
  3. Top with sliced onions. Bake uncovered for 1 hour. Makes about 6 servings.

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Coffee Barbeque Sauce

1/2 cup brewed espresso or strong, dark coffee

1 cup ketchup

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 onion, peeled and finely chopped (about 1 cup)

2 cloves garlic

3 fresh jalapeños

2 T hot dry mustard mixed with 1 T warm water

2 T Worcestershire sauce

2 T ground cumin

2 T chili powder

  1. In a small pot, stir together coffee, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, onion, garlic, jalapeños, dry mustard mixture, Worcestershire sauce, cumin and chili powder. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  2. Lower heat so the mixture is just simmering; let simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, let the mixture cool, then puree mixture in a blender or food processor until smooth. Makes about 2 cups.

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