Stay in Amsterdam, But Visit These Places

There is so much more to the Netherlands, home of Douwe Egberts. Today, we will highlight a few other cities in Holland that are travel-worthy, and of course, always serving Douwe Egberts at the best spots!

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Amsterdam is the 13th most-visited city in Europe by overnight tourists, but trust us when we say it is not the only place to visit if you are in the Netherlands for a day.

For instance, Rotterdam is the second-largest city, and has a very modern look and feel since being rebuilt after WW II. The unusual and innovative architecture includes floating houses, offices and a farm; an artistic cabled bridge nicknamed “The Swan”; the Art Nouveau Witte Huis (White House); the Markthal, a ginormous market hall with a ceiling that in itself is a work of art (see below); and, for something really on the nose, the Cool District, lined with eclectic shops and restaurants.

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If you love quaint, then you must stop in Delft. Home to the classic blue-and-white ceramics crafted in the area since the 1600’s, the original intent of the work was to emulate Chinese porcelain. Shops line the canals with a range of Delftware and other souvenirs. The town once served as the base of the ruling House of Orange, and you can visit the ancestral family church, Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), which overlooks the town’s market square. The gothic tower of the church stands over the tombs of the princes and princesses of the House of Orange.

Visit The Hague to see the seat of the Netherlands’ government and home to the royal family. The Hague is a center of global business too, so many expats live there. You’ll find a vast culinary scene influenced by the many home countries of the residents and several museums, all outstanding in their own right. See the Royal Picture Gallery, the world’s largest Mondrian collection, a spectacular private car collection, and of course, the history of the city and its people.

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We love the Netherlands, and you will too. Enjoy a taste of the country with Douwe Egberts. Right now, get 15% off all of our Douwe Egberts and Senseo products at http://www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: NETHERLANDS

*Discount valid from 10/15/17 through 11:59 PM EDT 10/17/17 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 and Senseo products.

You Can’t Beat Our Prices on Whole Beans…

But you can grind the beans to brew a delicious coffee. Here are our favorite whole bean options from Douwe Egberts. The prices are already a good deal. Add in the discount and you can really save on a great coffee that you can drink every day.

We have three of Douwe Egberts best roasts in whole bean: Excellent Aroma, Mocca Aroma and Aroma Rood.

DE-WB-Advert-NL-Order-250CRExcellent Aroma is a medium/dark roasted coffee. It has an intense taste, yet is very smooth.

Mocca Aroma is a rich blend with an enticing aroma, and a strong body.

Aroma Rood smells delicious, has a full body, with spicy notes.

Try all 3 of these in the Douwe Egberts Whole Bean Variety Package. We even throw in a coffee scoop! This deal is a good buy made even better with the discount above.

Coffee In The News

Self-Driving Car Gets Insured

We recently wrote about the first group of shared self-driving cars being planned for use in the Netherlands. Now the first car insurance company in the Netherlands has stepped up to insure the self-drivers. The company is already the largest car insurer in the country, and predicts this new plan will turn the car insurance market on its head. That is, insurance premiums will no longer be based on accident history. Plans include remediation for the electronics and software used in the car when accidents occur.

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A Brief Visit To Italy Plus A Deal on Real Italian Coffee

A tour of Italy would include some of its major cities. As it happens, many of those cities, especially ports along the sea, are the cradles of the business of coffee roasting, packaging and delivery.  EnjoyBetterCoffee.com wants to take you on a quick trip to a few iconic Italian coffee cities!

In today’s virtual tour, let’s begin in Turin, a city in northwest Italy. Awash with art galleries, restaurants, churches, public squares and castle gardens, parts of the city have been assigned to the World Heritage List because of their historical significance. The city was the first capital of unified Italy. More importantly, for us, In 1895, Luigi Lavazza started a small grocery store, which became a coffee shop, and which still exists today. Lavazza coffee continues to be managed by another generation of Lavazza family members. Lavazza is one of our 3 Italian roasters in this week’s discount. Read down for more information on a special deal we have with Lavazza whole beans.

Continuing our tour, we head south along the western coast of Italy, through Pisa and Rome, and ending in Naples. One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Naples is also the home of Kimbo since the 1960s. Decimated by bombing in WWII, the city has undergone reconstruction efforts to include a thriving business district, advanced mass transportation infrastructures and low unemployment. Naples is known for pizza, spaghetti, gelato and, our favorite, coffee. The espresso machine, and the Moka pot were both developed in the area. Kimbo is considered on the cutting-edge of technology, from using vacuum-packed cans to store and sell coffee, to supplying cafés and coffee shops with real coffee to get the word out. Kimbo is the second ranked retailer in the Italian market for packed coffee, and still holds that position today. Read down for our recommendations on Kimbo coffee.

Our third and final stop for today is Treviso, Italy. We saved time by heading north from Naples, to the east coast on the Adriatic Sea, up through Venice and into its western neighbor, Treviso. This smaller city is home to Benetton, the original production of Prosecco wine and another Italian favorite coffee, Segafredo. Run by the Massimo Zanetti coffee empire, the espresso producer has grown into a leading producer in Italy and around the world. Driven by the goal to share the taste, culture and preparation of true Italian espresso, today, Segafredo is drunk at a rate of 50 million cups daily. Read down for our recommendations on Segafredo coffee.

Try any one of these – or all three – and we will give you 15% off orders of $30 or more with Lavazza, Segafredo and Kimbo at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: 15POFF30

*Discount valid through 2/07/2016 at 11:59 p.m. PST with a $30 minimum order at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com on Lavazza, Kimbo and Segafredo products. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

Lavazza Is Italian Espresso

One of the best ways to enjoy fresh, delicious coffee is to make the coffee with whole beans. We have these Lavazza whole beans for a steal! And, yes, you can use the above discount!
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Lavazza Super Crema is a 60/40 Arabica/Robusta blend. Mild, medium-bodied espresso with a good crema, this coffee is perfect anytime.

Lavazza Gran Espresso is also a 60/40 blend of Arabica and Robusta beans. Medium-bodied, this blend has a spicy, mildly pungent aroma perfect for morning or evening.

Lavazza Top Class Espresso is a 50/50 blend of Arabica and Robusta beans. Full-bodied, rich with an excellent crema, its full, sweet aroma all work together to make a perfect espresso blend. It tastes great with milk too, should you be so inclined.

Lavazza Gran Aroma Bar is a 60/40 blend, dark roast, with a velvety texture and delicate flavor. The beans, from Brazil, make the best espresso-based coffee drinks.

Segafredo Knows Quality

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We have a range of Segafredo coffee that includes whole beans, decaf and ground. Segafredo coffee is available in pods and capsules for Segafredo espresso machines. Segafredo Intermezzo coffee has authentic Italian coffee flavor. The 60/40 Arabica/Robusta blend is strong, rich and distinctive. Segafredo Intermezzo comes in whole beans and ground.

Kimbo Selects The Finest Beans KIMBO Logo

Let us suggest Kimbo Extra Cream Espresso whole beans. This 50/50 blend is a medium coffee, dense crema, slightly sweet flavor and would make the perfect cappuccinos and lattes. We also have Kimbo in capsules for Nespresso and in variety packs for a quick pick-me-up.

We know you will not be disappointed by any of these great Italian brands. Use the above discount, and order today!  Shop here:  www.EnjoyBetterCoffe.com

Lavazza Retail Line Is Full Of Beans

We said it…that’s right…full of beans.  Whole Beans.  Ready to be freshly ground when you make your next cup of coffee!

Below, check out some of our favorite roasts in whole bean from the Retail Selection page on our site. All are available in 2.2lb/1kg packages of whole beans. Whole beans, ground just before using, make the most fresh and flavorful coffee.

Lavazza Caffe Espresso has the best aroma and taste for a real espresso experience. This coffee can be made in a moka pot, a machine or a French press. Lavazza recommends Caffe Espresso for “long coffee” (coffee made with a longer extraction time, which delivers even more flavor and nuance).

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Lavazza Qualita Oro is a sweet coffee, with intense flavor. The mild and smooth roast is an excellent choice for any time of the day and ideal to finish off a meal to enjoy its long lasting after-taste.

Lavazza Qualita Rossa is a popular blend of Robusta and Arabica beans that deliver a coffee that is rich and full. Qualita Rossa has a higher caffeine content than other roasts and is perfect for breakfast, with a strong and full-bodied taste and feel.

Lavazza Super Crema Espresso is a rich blend of Arabica beans from South America and Asia, delivering a velvety crema. This is a medium roast espresso coffee with an intense flavor.

Lavazza Gran Crema E Aroma delivers a creamy and aromatic coffee with a long-lasting crema. This dark roast blend is very rich and very intense and has true Italian coffee flavor.

Lavazza Gran Aroma Bar is coffee with a velvety and delicate texture. The premium blend of Brazilian beans is well-balanced and full-bodied and characterized by a long lasting flavor.

Order your favorites from www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com today!

We Love Italian Coffee!

More Italian Coffees at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com:  Sale Today

Because Italy is home to so many famous and skilled coffee purveyors, every city has its own favorite brands and caffes. And, of course, because coffee and its culture is a way of life in Italy, the patrons are loyal to their favorites.
In the USA, you will only see a small fraction of coffee brands from Italy. Luckily for you, EnjoyBetterCoffee.com has all the well-known brands – Lavazza, illy, Segafredo and Kimbo. Even better, we have other brands also based in Italy that may not be as well known, such as Vergnano, Bristot, Hausbrandt, Pellini and Sant Eustachio.
This week, we’ll tell you what we like about some of their coffees, below.

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Caffe Vergnano – This brand is one of the top 5 coffee companies in Italy. Masters in selecting beans of the best plantations in the world, using traditional Italian methods for roasting and blending. In addition to espresso, we have drip coffee with 100% Arabica beans. We have regular and decaffeinated versions in whole beans and capsules available too.

Bristot – Started as a small roaster in 1919, this company expertly chooses the best beans, roasting them in ways that best showcase their natural flavors. At Bristot, quality is their cornerstone and their ongoing mission. Try the mild Tiziano, with fruity and chocolate notes. Classico offers espresso with powerful flavor and strong crema.

Hausbrandt – Although the founder of the brand was Austrian, he opened a coffee roasting business in Trieste. A merchant marine, he is known for his innovation with transport and storage of coffee to keep it fresh. We have ground coffee for the moka pot, including Moka with its light and mildly sweet taste; Espresso, which is 100% Arabica with a medium body; Gourmet is spicy, with citrus and slightly sweet notes; Gourmet Columbus is one of Hausbrandt’s premium blends, with a delicate and balanced flavor.

Pellini – Quality is the utmost priority for Pellini. From their quality control to a tasters’ panel to Kosher certification, Pellini offers some of the best Italian coffee you will ever taste. Pellini makes espresso with a light brown crema, a rich aroma and a slightly acidic taste. Each cup has a full and consistent body. We have capsules, pods, whole beans and ground.

Sant Eustachio – In addition to espresso, Sant Eustachio offers Moka and Filtro coffee blends for a flavorful cup. Sant Eustachio is known for its wood roasting of coffee beans. Espresso coffee has the mildest coffees from around the world, with a unique and fragrant aroma. Online reviews always mention the unusual and thick crema. We have ground and whole beans available.

Capsules: Little Package, Big Taste

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve seen the popularity of single serve coffee makers grow significantly over the last few years. Really, what’s not to like? With all single serve makers, simplicity rules. You pop in the capsule or pod, press a button or two, and literally, within seconds, you have a steaming hot cup of coffee.

Keurig, an American company serving the U.S. and Canada, is the dominant force in the coffee market, accounting for 30% of ground coffee sales. In Europe, the market leader is Nespresso, also commanding approximately one-third of European coffee sales. Nespresso has been making espresso capsules and machines for more than 16 years.

Luckily for all of us coffee lovers, Nespresso is also popular in the U.S.A. That means the single serve machines are easily available and the number of brands and roasts from which you can choose is ginormous – and that’s just at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com! We have a full range of Nespresso-compatible capsules.

We’re very excited to announce that we now have Mixpresso capsules, made in Italy. These capsules are extra special because they are extra-large – that is, the capsules come in 6-gram sizes instead of the typical 5-gram size of other capsules for Nespresso machines. Try Ricco, with 100% Robusta beans for a powerful drink; try Lungo with 100% Arabica beans for a gently sweet brew or try Classe, with half Arabica and half Robusta beans, for a smooth, balanced coffee. We have these roasts from Mixpresso in air-tight packages of 10 capsules. Please note that Mixpresso capsules are made for all Nespresso models EXCEPT VirtuoLine.

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We also have Nespresso-compatible capsules from one of our favorite roasters, Sant Eustachio, where the beans are gently roasted over wood, then air-cooled to create a special taste and aroma. We have these 100% Arabica coffee in packs of 10 individually-wrapped capsules. These are made in Rome at the Sant Eustachio store and caffe.

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Lavazza: Quality is Built, Not Controlled

Lavazza coffee is known as “Italy’s Favorite Coffee” for many reasons. Lavazza holds almost 50% of the retail market share in Italy, employs nearly 4000 employees, runs four plants in Italy (plus one in India), and is responsible for 17 billion cups of coffee drunk yearly worldwide. The company has been run by the Lavazza family, now with the fourth generation since the company was founded in 1895. By 2016, a new company headquarters will be open in Turin. At www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we appreciate the quality and care that goes into making Lavazza coffee. That makes us even more excited to announce a new whole bean products from Lavazza. We’ve had these in ground, which have always been popular. Now we have Caffe Espresso, Qualita Oro and Qualita Rossa in 2.2lb/kg beans. Here is more on some of our favorite Lavazza roasts:

Lavazza Caffe Espresso has the best aroma and taste for a real espresso experience. This coffee can be made in a moka pot, a machine or a French press. Lavazza recommends Caffe Espresso for “long coffee” (coffee made with a longer extraction time, which delivers even more flavor and nuance). We have whole beans in 2.2lb/1kg bags and ground (a new release) in 8oz/227g cans.

Lavazza Qualita Oro is a sweet coffee, with intense flavor. We have it in ground also.

Lavazza Qualita Rossa is a popular blend that is perfect for breakfast, with a strong and full-bodied taste and feel. We have whole beans in 2.2lb/1kg bags and in ground too.
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Whole beans, just ground before using, make fresh and flavorful coffee. We have these Lavazza roasts in whole beans too:

Lavazza Gran Crema Espresso is a rich and intense blend of Arabica beans from South America and Asia, delivering a velvety crema.

Lavazza Gran Crema E Aroma delivers a creamy and aromatic coffee with a long-lasting crema.

Lavazza Gran Aroma Bar is coffee with a velvety and delicate texture.

Because we want you to try Lavazza coffee today, we’ll give you 10% off all Lavazza products on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code LAVAZZA10

*Discount valid through 3/31/2015 on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com This discount cannot be used with any other coupons or discounts. No minimum order required. Not valid for discounted, special sale or case sale items.

Get Douwe Egberts Coffee Today!

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Douwe Egberts is a company known for having great coffee while actively working for environmental sustainability. You may also know that they are often at the cutting edge of marketing for their products too. (Remember the coffee machine at the airport that you could earn a free coffee when you stood in front of it and yawned?) You may not know, though, that in Holland today, Douwe Egberts coffee comes with a label marked with ‘value points’ that savers can use to get gifts. (For Americans, think Green Stamps and in the U.K. they are known as Green Shield Stamps, but it’s the same basic idea.) Sadly, the point system is not available with our Douwe Egberts coffee or redeemable in the United States.

Douwe Egberts launched the gift system with value points in 1924 as a way to build brand loyalty. The labels are worth points that when collected and totaled, could be redeemed for gifts. The point system still exists and is actually the oldest active value points system in the country. In the great Dutch tradition of helping, regional volunteers from schools and shops collect the labels in order to redeem them for coffee that is then donated to local food banks. Late last year, a Lions Club organization collected more than 800,000 points, the most ever from one organization. This allowed for the purchase of 1665 packs of Douwe Egberts coffee for the food bank. Nationally, the collection effort resulted in almost 60 million coffee points, which overall accounts for 120,000 packs of coffee to food banks across the Netherlands.

We value our customers, so we are going to point you to this week’s savings on Douwe Egberts. Get 10% off all Douwe Egberts products on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order.*

Please use coupon code DE10MARNL

 

*Discount valid through today, 3/10/2015 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order. This discount cannot be used with any other coupons or discounts. Not valid for discounted, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts items.