Happy St. Patrick’s Day from All Of Us At EnjoyBetterCoffee.com

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Would you be surprised to know that St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in many places around the world? Sure, it is very popular in the U.S. and in Ireland, but the holiday is recognized as a big party in more countries than any other national festival. Originally the day commemorated the saint, with celebrations being held as far back as the 1600’s. Read on to learn more about St. Patrick’s Day in some of our favorite spots in Europe. In the meantime, consider this newsletter to be your lucky four-leaf clover!

The shamrock, a popular symbol of the big day, is a three-leaf clover. But it’s the four-leaf clover that’s one of the most common symbols for luck. There is some debate over what the four leaves represent. Many say the four leaves represent Hope, Faith, Love and Luck. Others say the leaves represent fame, wealth, love and health.


Because the chances of discovering a four-leaf clover are one in ten thousand, it is pretty lucky to find one. But for you, for just a few days, that clover is even luckier because you can get $4 off orders of $20 or more EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: GOODLUCK

*Discount valid from 3/17/19 through 11:59PM ET on 3/19/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $20 minimum order required before shipping cost. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Offer not redeemable for cash. Questions? Call us at 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

Brand Highlight: Bewley’s Irish Coffee

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The Bewley family began selling coffee in 1840 in Ireland after a few years of selling tea from China. Within 50 years, the family opened two cafes, but it wasn’t until 1927 that the flagship store opened on Grafton Street in Dublin. By the end of the 20th century, the company had more than 20 cafes in Ireland and six more around the world. Bewley’s runs the Rebecca’s Café chain in Boston, and moved to the west coast when they purchased the Java City brand. Bewley’s also runs a chain of hotels in the UK and in Ireland.
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We have Bewley’s Irish Cream ground coffee. Made from 100% Arabica coffee, the flavored coffee has hints of Irish Cream liqueur. (No alcohol or sugar is in this coffee!) Try some today and use the discount above to really save.


St. Patrick’s Day in Europe

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Regardless of where you spend the day, some things are universal: Wearing green; dancing; eating and drinking.

In the UK, Birmingham was one of the first cities in the UK to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The parade held in the city is one of the largest worldwide, just behind Dublin, Ireland and New York City.

Germany hosts a huge St. Patrick’s Day party in Munich, of course, where there is a large Irish community. Drinking is a big part of the day.

Dublin, Ireland is the where the party of all parties takes place! By sunrise, revelers are filling the streets, regardless of the weather. The parade starts at noon, but you’ll be too far back in the crowd to see anything if you don’t stake your spot two or more hours before. Before, during and after, they’ll be dancing in the streets.


Irish Coffee Recipes

Irish coffee at its most basic is made with hot coffee, whiskey, sugar and whipped cream. The drink is simple to make, so you can whip one up in just a few minutes. We included a list of fun ways you can jazz up your Irish coffee too.

Basic Recipeirish-coffee-shamrock

  • 1 cup fresh hot coffee
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar (brown, white, or substitute maple syrup)
  • 3 Tablespoons (1.5oz) Irish whiskey
  • Cream, slightly whipped

Directions:

  1. Using a footed mug, pour the hot coffee to about ¾ full.
  2. Add the sweetener, and stir to dissolve. Blend in the whiskey.
  3. Gently pour the cream over the top of a spoon held above the mug so it falls on top gently. Enjoy!

Variations:

* Add a garnish such as a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg or shaved chocolate on top.

* Serve it on ice. Use a splash of cream instead of the whipped.

* Substitute Irish Cream liqueur for the whiskey.

* Substitute half-and-half for the cream.

* Add 2 teaspoons Crème de Menthe with the sugar and whiskey.

* Drizzle Crème de Menthe on the cream for a touch of green.

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

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Your New Year’s Resolution: Enjoy Better Coffee ☕🎇🎉

Ringing In The New Year With Coffee and Cheer!

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Tomorrow evening and the following day are big party days – the evening welcomes 2019, and the next day is filled with parades, football and more snacking!

This week, we have a few tips and tricks to include coffee in the festivities.


In the meantime, take advantage of our weekly deal and get 15% off your order of $30 or more.*

Please Use Coupon Code: NEWYEAR15

*Discount valid from 12/30/18 through 11:59PM ET on 1/1/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $30 minimum order required before shipping cost. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Offer not redeemable for cash.

Please note that our offices will be closed from December 29nd through January 1st. We will be available at 800.582.6617 on Wednesday January 2nd through Friday January 4th 9AM-5PM ET this week.


Must Have Coffee

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Not just our first words in the morning, coffee is also a great idea for a party. Whether you have just a few guests or dozens, be sure you offer coffee to your guests. Some people (like us) love good coffee any time of the day; for others, it will be appreciated later in the evening. Offer both decaf and regular, and hot water available for instant drinks and hot cocoa.

Surround the carafes holding the liquids with different sized-cups, spoons and all the stir-ins you can find. Try simple flavors such as:

  • Small chocolate candies (kisses in many flavors; Andes)
  • Flavored syrups
  • Hot cocoa mix (add a spoonful to coffee – yum!)
  • Good instant coffee
  • Raw sugar
  • Real cream
  • Candy canes
  • Whipped cream
  • Candied orange peel
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Assorted teas
  • Flavored creamers
  • Spices: Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Lavender, Cloves (to name a few)
  • For Adults only: Kahlua, Frangelico, Chambord, Whiskey, Cognac

You can be as elaborate or as uncomplicated as you want. You may already have a lot of potential add-ins in your pantry.

Speaking of keeping things simple…


Coffee-Related Appetizers

Coffee makes a delicious BBQ sauce or rub. Serve grilled or broiled pieces of steak, chicken or pork, cut into chunks or strips, on skewers, or prepare (or buy) chicken wings, with a selection of BBQ sauces alongside for dipping. Add a coffee BBQ sauce to baked beans, shredded meat sliders, or for meatballs or sliced sausages in the crockpot.

Here’s an easy coffee BBQ sauce recipe:

Ingredients

  • Coffee-bbq-sauce1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1½ tsp black pepper
  • 1½ Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1½ tsp low-sodium soy sauce

Directions

  1. Combine ketchup, coffee, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder and chili powder in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in black pepper, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce.
  3. Store in the refrigerator. Can be made in advance.

Serving Adult Beverages?

A coffee martini is a real treat!

Espresso Martini

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  • 1.5 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz espresso

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.

Here’s to a wonderful New Year’s Eve celebration!
Goodbye 2018
Hello 2019!


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

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The Best Of Italy – It’s Closer Than You Think!

There are a handful of delicacies in the world that you immediately associate with its country of origin: Apple pie from America; white meat sausages from Germany; syrup waffle cookies from Holland; croissants from France…well, you get the idea. This week, we are looking at Italy, and its iconic foods, in particular coffee, of course, and the coffee-flavored dessert, Tiramisu.
Italian-coffee-and-Tiramisu-400pxTiramisu, literally translated as “pick me up” or “lift me up,” is a dessert made from cake dipped in coffee, layered with whipped mascarpone cheese, sugar, and eggs, sprinkled with cocoa. You might be surprised to know that the cake’s provenance has long been in question. One of the most popular beliefs has its invention during the 1960’s at a restaurant in Treviso. Another possible origin is a World War II dessert made for soldiers to pick them up with caffeine and alcohol. It may even date back to the 17th century in Tuscany, where layered desserts were popular. Regardless of where it started, traditional tiramisu is Italy’s dessert. We have included a recipe for tiramisu below – it’s really just a trifle, a layered dessert. So enjoy!


CBe sure to order coffee to enjoy with your dessert. This week choose from the specialty Italian roasters we are highlighting: Caffe Vergnano, Bristot, Hausbrandt, illy, Miscela D’Oro, Pellini and Sant Eustachio. All of these are 10% off when you order $30 or more at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: WELOVEIT

*Discount valid from 7/22/18 through 11:59PM ET on 724/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Bristot, Caffe Vergnano, Hausbrandt, illy, Miscela D’Oro, Pellini and Sant Eustachio. 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.

Check out our favorites from these great brands. Try one or more. You’ll thank us later.

CAFFE-VERGNANO-nl-iconWe have Caffe Vergnano 100% Arabica Espresso fine grind in regular and decaff, 100% Arabica Espresso in medium grind, plus 5 roasts in whole bean, five roasts in capsules for the Nespresso machine (all are compostable capsules), and espresso pods.

Hausbrandt-nl-iconWe have a wide selection of Hausbrandt whole bean and ground coffee. Try Hausbrandt Gourmet ground coffee, with spicy and citrus flavors from the delicately roasted 100% Arabica beans. We have these in whole beans too, along with Classic Espresso, Superbar and Trieste, the best examples of Italian espresso.

Illy-nl-icon-editThe third generation of the family is at the helm of illy’s, producing rich, full-bodied, velvety smooth coffee. We have a range of illy coffees, from Medium Roast and Dark Roast, available in fine grind and whole bean, to Moka and Decaffeinated ground coffee, all in the signature metal tin.

misceladoro-nl-iconWe have Miscela D’Oro Espresso Gusto Classico in whole beans. Miscela D’Oro also makes a chocolate cocoa drink mix with 44% minimum cocoa. Try any of the Nespresso-compatible capsules, from rich Intenso, to balanced Tradizione, to traditional, fruity Purezza (it’s organic too!). There are still more to tickle your taste buds, so go ahead and splurge!

Pellini-nl-iconPellini Top is the top of their coffee range, made with 100% Arabica beans specially roasted to deliver a smooth, full-bodied espresso, which we have in whole beans and in regular and decaff in ground. We also have 4 blends in Nespresso-compatible capsules, including BIO Organic made with 100% organic Arabica beans.

sant-eustachio-nl-iconSant Eustachio is based in the heart of Rome, just a few steps from the Pantheon. Because of their specialized wood fire roasting, Sant Eustachio is smooth coffee. We have Sant Eustachio in ground and whole beans, including espresso and Moka grinds, plus a Nespresso-compatible capsule.

bristot-nl-iconTry Bristot Tiziano whole beans for real Italian espresso, including notes of fruit and a chocolate finish, or Espresso whole beans that are rich and intense. Both roasts are on sale so take advantage of extra savings with the discount above.


Recipe: Tiramisu

This delightful, no-bake dessert is served chilled. You just may find yourself feeling a bit lifted.

Ingredients:

  • No-Bake-Tiramisu16 oz mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon coffee liqueur (optional)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 24 ladyfingers
  • 1 cup strong coffee, at room temperature
  • Cocoa or grated bittersweet chocolate, for dusting

Directions:

  1. In large bowl, whisk together the mascarpone, sugar, and liqueur.
  2. With a mixer, whip heavy cream until soft peaks form.
  3. Fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until well-combined.
  4. Lightly dip half of the ladyfingers in the coffee and arrange them in a single layer on the bottom of an 8×8-inch square pan.
  5. Spread half of the mascarpone filling over the ladyfingers.
  6. Repeat with the rest of the ladyfingers, arranging them on the top of the mascarpone filling.
  7. Spread the remaining mascarpone filling over the ladyfingers.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to overnight.
  9. Dust with cocoa powder or grated chocolate before serving.
  10. Enjoy!

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

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Clever Jar Hack Puts Douwe Egberts In News

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A woman in Australia posted a quick coffee-drinking “hack” (think: shortcut) on a Facebook group for new moms. She showed a Douwe Egberts jar of Pure Gold Instant coffee with sugar filled in the removable lid. That way she had her coffee and her sugar conveniently in one place – spoon one of each into a mug, then add hot water. She demonstrated in pictures how to remove the top, then take the plastic cover off of the lid. Fill the glass lid with sugar, pop the plastic cover back on, and put the lid on the jar. As the Dutch say: Alstublieft! (There you have it!)

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After posting the hack, the group was inspired! Other members posted their own ideas for the jars. They included:

–Hummus in the lid, with cut-up vegetables in the jar

–Yogurt in the lid, with chopped up fruit in the jar

–Use the lid alone for raisins or other small bites

The post also noted that the lid seals tight, so there’s no spillage with any ingredients.

We found some other great ideas for repurposing the jars too, and would love to hear your ideas too. (Tell us about your best one on our Facebook page!)

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We have Douwe Egberts Instant Coffee in the same type of jars available at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, along with an entire range of Douwe Egberts coffee in ground and whole bean too. And for a few special days this week, you can get 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts and Senseo products with no minimum purchase required.*

Please use coupon code: DEFUN15

*Discount valid from 6/10/18 through 11:59PM ET on 6/12/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Douwe Egberts and Senseoproducts with no minimum order. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts products.

But Wait, There’s More…

DE-WB-Cups-Advert-NL-150-CrWe have Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma Whole Bean coffee on sale, and you can still get an additional 15% off too. Whole bean coffee is a top seller, and one of the best ways to enjoy fresh coffee, especially if you grind the beans just before brewing.

If you’ve been thinking about indulging in a beautiful white ceramic cup, soon to be your favorite coffee cup (and we all have the *one*), now is the time. We have individual coffee cups, and espresso cups and saucers (single and sets of 6), with the Douwe Egberts bright red seal, and all are available with the discount above. Now you can have an authentic Douwe Egberts coffee experience, just as in the Netherlands.


It’s Iced Coffee Time – Enjoy!

Try these tasty drinks using instant coffee, a great way to make iced coffee.

Creamy Iced Coffee

Serves 1

  • 6 oz prepared Douwe Egberts Instant Coffee
  • 3 oz cream liqueur (RumChata, Bailey’s, for example)
  • 1 oz vodka

Fill a pint glass with ice. Pour over prepared coffee, then add the vodka. Gently add the cream liqueur and stir.

Coffee Summer

Serves 1

  • 4 blackberries
  • 1 oz prepared strong black coffee
  • 1 ½ oz gin
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • ½ oz orange juice

Muddle (crush) the berries at the bottom of a cocktail shaker with a muddler, or a large spoon. Add the remaining ingredients, then ice. Cover and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a glass with ice. Garnish with an orange slice and/or a blackberry. Enjoy!

NOTE: Simple syrup is made with equal parts sugar and water heated in a pan until the sugar is dissolved. Store in refrigerator up to a couple of weeks.


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

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6 Current Coffee Trends + 1 Great Deal from Enjoy Better Coffee = Score!

For fun, this week we have gathered the scoop on 6 current coffee trends, including how you can recreate a few of them at home, should you feel so moved. Then, order coffee from us and we’ll give you $5 off your order of $30 or more.*

Here are the top 6 coffee trends for 2017, in no particular order:

1.  Gourmet Coffee varieties have made a big splash for coffee drinkers. Consumer consumption increased from 18 to 24 percent in just one year. More than half of all consumers, almost 60 percent, report they drank a cup of gourmet coffee in the last 24 hours.**

~At Enjoy Better Coffee, we have only premium and specialty coffees made in Europe for the European market.

2. Sparkling Coffee Soda is cold-brew coffee with lemon and tonic water, seltzer or flavored soda. Use the typical ratio of 1:1 coffee to water, replacing the water with something bubbly. Put a scoop of ice cream on top and you have a very special float.

3. Gin and Coffee Tonic, served in a glass, is made with 10ml (2 teaspoons) of cold-brew coffee added to a shot of gin. Add tonic, garnish with lemon.

4. Vietnamese Egg Coffee consists of one espresso and 3 tablespoons of condensed (not evaporated) milk that has been whisked with an egg yolk and a drop of vanilla into a meringue-like, creamy topping. Enjoy.

5. Coffee In A Cone probably won’t be available at your local café. But imagine this: A specially-made chocolate lined waffle cone that is leak-proof for 10 minutes, and is filled with a coffee latte.

6. More people than ever are drinking coffee daily, with all age groups showing an increase from last year. Up a mere 2 percent are the 18-24 year olds, while those aged 40-59 are up 11 percent from last year.**

Try one or more of our premium ground, whole bean and instant coffees. Find a great espresso roast. Bring home an assortment of pods or capsules. Whatever your choice, you’ll get $5 off your order of $30 or more at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: FIVEOFF

*Discount valid through 11:59 PM PDT on 8/22/17 with $30 minimum order before shipping costs at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.
**Per the National Coffee Association’s 2017 National Coffee Drinking Trends report

Interested in trying one or more of these trends? You’ll need this easy recipe for making cold-brew coffee. And maybe you will just create your own coffee trend!

How to Cold Brew:

1. Use a medium to coarse grind of coffee. Place the grounds in the bottom of a non-reactive container. Add cold water, using a 1:4 parts coffee-to-water ratio. Stir gently to combine.

2. Cover, then allow mixture to steep for 18-24 hours, either in or out of the refrigerator.

3. Strain the brewed coffee into a container to remove the grounds; it may take a few passes using paper towels, muslin or even a coffee machine filter. (If it remains cloudy, try using a larger grind next time.)

4. To make a coffee drink, try 1:1 parts coffee to water. You may have to adjust the ratio, up to 1:8 parts coffee to water, to get the flavor you like.

5. The concentrate should be stored in the refrigerator in a covered container.

 

Iced Coffee Around Europe

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.

Party On!

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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.