Indulge in J.J. Darboven at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com

Fall In Love With Coffee All Over Again With the Brands of Darboven

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For the last 150 years, J.J. Darboven has delivered high premium coffee to homes, hotels and restaurants. That’s not just because Darboven was one of the early coffee sellers to send packaged ground coffee to customers through the mail. The company has existed for four generations, with Darboven family members still running this international business today.


At EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have 4 quality brands from the Darboven group available at bargain prices. We like these coffees so much, and we think you’ll enjoy them too. We’ll give you 15% off your order of Eilles, IDEE, Movenpick and Mozart coffees, with no minimum required.*

Please Use Coupon Code: JJD15

*Discount valid from 1/20/19 through 11:59PM ET on 1/22/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Eilles, IDEE, Movenpick & Mozart products only. 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.

Coffee Tradition and Innovation from J.J. Darboven

IDEE Kaffee, a mild classic coffee, is the flagship product of the company. Prepared using a process developed by scientists to eliminate any undesirable elements from the beans prior to roasting, bitter flavors are reduced. IDEE Kaffee is made with 100% Arabica beans, prepared and gently roasted, which results in a mild coffee that has a higher caffeine content. It is easy on the stomach while still tasting delicious. We have IDEE Kaffee in ground and Gold Express Instant coffee. Both are balanced and aromatic.

Eilles Kaffee, another specialty roaster, is from Germany, and also distributed by J.J. Darboven. Created from a distinctive and special blend of beans grown in the highlands, this coffee has unique flavors with a delicate and mellow taste and aroma. We have Eilles Kaffee Gourmet in ground, whole beans and instant.

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From Austria, we have a coffee named after its most famous son, Mozart. Mozart Kaffee is an elegant composition of flavors, notes and aroma. Try Mozart Kaffee Mild, a well-balanced, delicious full-bodied coffee. We also have Mozart Kaffee Intensive coffee in ground and in instant. You’ll enjoy the powerful aroma and taste.

Our final Darboven brand is Movenpick from Switzerland. This coffee is roasted gently and carefully using an original Swiss recipe. Der Himmlische coffee comes in ground and whole bean, taking high-altitude beans from around the world, giving the coffee a wonderful aroma and distinctive taste. Movenpick also makes capsules for the Nespresso machine, ranging from a rich Espresso Ristretto (intensity 10) to Espresso Intenso (intensity 8) to Lungo Crema (7) and up to the lighter Espresso Puro (5). We even have a medium intensity Movenpick Decaffeinato. All of these capsules are available at our already-low prices. With the discount above, it’s a steal!


German Coffee In The News

Start-Up Has Grannys Baking

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You read that right! A small company known as “Kuchentratsch” (cake and gossip) has opened a kitchen space to provide local cafes with the best baked goods, ones baked by a grandmother herself, or at least by a cook using her recipe. The idea, developed by a business management graduate, grew out of a desire to enjoy coffee in a café while having cake just like her grandmother makes. Using locals, the kitchen opened for business, promoting interaction among generations and a sense of community. The finished products are delivered by a group of younger staff, who manage the logistics, marketing and accounting. All grandma needs to do is bake!


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

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For Lavazza, A New Year Means A New Calendar

Lavazza Annual Calendar Shows Nature As Art

Happy 2019!

For our first newsletter of the year, we are highlighting a customer favorite, Lavazza. It’s one of the best Italian coffees available. Period.

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With Lavazza, the new year brings their very famous, very coveted and very beautiful calendar! The theme for 2019 is “Good To Earth,” a project that covered four continents, six countries and six artists’ works, all photographed by Ami Vitale, an American photojournalist. The six artists each created a nature art installation that Vitale then photographed. One example: a 16’ x 10’ painting of a beautiful water bird surrounded by mangroves is placed at a narrowing of a river, itself surrounded by mangroves. In another installation, two children peak out from under a multilevel glacier, almost as if it were a white “sheet fort” they had built. In addition to the art installation photos, Vitale also documents in pictures efforts that are good to the earth and in the same regions as each art installation.


The annual Lavazza calendar is always a big hit. So is their coffee – delicious, Italian coffee, and we have a full range of Lavazza coffee products. So for the next 2 days, get 15% off your order with no minimum required at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: LAVAZZA15

*Discount valid from 1/6/19 through 11:59PM ET on 1/8/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Lavazza products. 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.

Lavazza Coffee: Heaven in a Cup

It’s Lavazza’s first advertising slogan, and it’s so true. Check out what we are drinking from Lavazza.

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We have a great range of ground coffee from Lavazza, from Crema E Gusto (dark and full), to Qualita Oro (medium roast), to Blu (medium roast), which is velvety and used in Lavazza coffee bars around the world. We also have Lavazza espresso ground in cans, plus a Premium House Blend that you can drink anytime.

Lavazza makes 2 special single origin coffees: Santa Marta, with beans grown on a mountain, is balanced and sweet while Kilimanjaro is grown in volcanic soil in a tropical forest and has hints of cherry.

We carry several whole beans from Lavazza too. From the economically-priced Qualita Rossa in whole beans (full, velvety with chocolate notes) to the Gold Selection Espresso (full-bodied with a strong crema), and several others in between, you won’t be disappointed by any of them!

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For those who love Nespresso (and who doesn’t??!!), we have 7 roasts to get your Nespresso machine rocking! We have intense flavors in Vigoroso, Deciso, and Armonico capsules to the subtle flavors of Delicato, Avvolgente, and Leggero capsules. We also have a decaffeinated version. If you can’t decide, try the Lavazza Nespresso Capsule Variety Pack, which includes the first four roasts mentioned above. With Lavazza, you won’t be disappointed. Use the discount above, and you’ll really save.


Lavazza In The News

Comedians in Cars Get Lavazza Coffee

lv-cicOne of the latest commercials from Lavazza shows highlights from the Jerry Seinfeld vehicle “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee,” all with Lavazza subtly intertwined into the shots – the making of espresso in the café, drinking coffee in the café or in the car. In fact, in the last shot of the commercial, Jerry is seen sipping Lavazza from the white and blue Lavazza-emblazoned cup and saucer while driving his red Ferrari down a country road. Luckily, a barista is able to grab the cup and saucer from Jerry just as he speeds down the road and off into the sunset.


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

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Ohh La La! French Products In The Spotlight At Enjoy Better Coffee

This week across Europe, Christmas markets are springing up in all the big cities. In France, “marchés de Noel” have been traditional holiday spectacles since the 16th century. Today, France has the second largest number of Christmas markets in Europe.

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French Christmas markets offer all sorts of local products: Lavender from Provence; soap from Marseille; wines from Bordeaux and Champagne, to name a few, plus all the seasonal goodies: Christmas trees, decorations, lights, short plays and musical performances; and, of course, the arrival of Saint Nicolas, who officially opens the Christmas season.

Eiffel-Tower-Christmas-Market-NBThe very best Christmas markets in the country each have a little extra to draw the crowds. For example, the market in Paris is set-up right in the middle of the business district. In Amiens, famous for its sugary sweets, the event includes a nightly light and sound show projected onto the town’s gothic cathedral. The market in Reims offers plenty of its local champagne, but also has a dry ski slope for visitors to try. In Licques, the market highlights festive food. After a parade of live turkeys through the town center, revelers enjoy a shot of the locally-made spirit, licquoise, before selecting their live bird.

At EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have a great range of French products, a selection of instant chocolate and coffee drinks, sugar cubes and hard candies, and most importantly, coffee, of course. Ooh-la-la!


Bring the taste of France to your home with a deal on all our French brands. Order in the next 2 days, use the coupon code below, and voilà – you’ll get 15% off your order at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com*

Please use coupon code: FRENCH15

*Discount valid 12/2/18 through 11:59PM ET on 12/4/18 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order on French brands Carte Noire, Grand Mere, Maison du Cafe, Ricore, Leroux, A L’Ancienne, and La Perruche. Offer not redeemable for cash. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

Our Products Highlight the Best of France

French-BrandsCarte Noire began 35+ years ago when Rene Monnier started his own coffee business after years working in the family’s coffee blending and roasting business. The Carte Noire name and the dramatic black and gold packaging were chosen to reflect the sophistication and elegance of the new coffee. We have a range of Carte Noire, including:

Ground coffee: An intense and rich blend made from 100% Arabica beans, including a decaffeinated version

Velours: Sweet and aromatic, as velvety as it sounds

Whole beans: Grind the 100% Arabica beans right before brewing for a rich, aromatic cup

Classique #7: Nespresso-compatible capsules with medium roast beans

L’OR began in 1992 with a mission to create the finest French coffee. We have Classique, an aromatic and lushly balanced medium roast blend in jars of instant and packs of 25 individual sticks of instant.

Top French brand Grand Mère is named after grandma because that’s who knows how to make good coffee. We have ground Dégustation (Tasty) and Familial (Family) roasts in 8.8oz packages.

Maison Du Café is produced by Jacobs Douwe Egberts. Ma Tradition is a combination of Robusta and Arabica coffee beans, roasted in the Douwe Egberts process, which produces a fragrant and balanced medium roast coffee.


Other Delicious Drinks

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Looking for something different? Try one or all of these delicious and convenient drinks:

L’Ancienne Instant Chocolate: Fine powder French chocolate with sugar and Bourbon vanilla, the cocoa is rich and thick and unforgettable. We have an assortment of sizes, from 10 individual packets to a 2.2lb can, so you can try just a taste or a splurge. Why not indulge at these prices? Remember to use the discount above!

Leroux: Instant drink with chicory; the drink has a full flavor, a smooth texture and no caffeine. The drink is delicious alone or mixed in coffee or hot chocolate. This is a five-star alternative to coffee. We offer 2 sizes in jars.

Ricore: Instant drinks made with coffee and chicory; add hot milk to find a taste of café au lait.


express_coffee-150pxHoliday Delivery Suggested Deadlines

Order by Tuesday, December 11th to get your order on time without paying for expedited shipping.


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

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Drink The Best Of Sweden and Finland

Scandi-Banner-November-2018At EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have a range of the best coffees from the Nordic region of the world. You’ll find Paulig from Finland, Lofbergs and Arvid Nordquist, both from Sweden, on our site.
Stockholm-Museum-RenoJust recently in Sweden, Stockholm’s National museum reopened after it had been closed for 5 years for restoration. The building, originally built in 1866, needed plenty done: Updating technology, security, accessibility, safety and temperature control. During the restoration, Swedish designers were commissioned to collaborate with more than twenty Nordic manufacturers to furnish and decorate staff quarters, a new restaurant and café, and the public spaces. A total of 82 locally-made products, from furniture, to lighting, to tableware, textiles and toys, are part of the $132 million budget. The designer team researched Nordic manufacturing, traveling throughout the region to find the best ideas. For example, inspired by fishing nets, beech plywood is molded into undulating strips, which are then formed into circular and cube shapes used as shades for lighting. The museum has tripled the number of objects than can now be exhibited, but that is still only 8 percent of their entire collection, which includes work spanning from the late Middle Ages to the present day. The museum reopened late last month, and worth a visit should you be heading that way.


You can be sure the National museum restaurant and café serve Nordic coffee to visitors, and we have the best Nordic coffee. Through Tuesday, get 15% off your orders of Paulig, Lofbergs, and Arvid Nordquist coffees with no minimum required at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: NORDIC15

*Discount valid from 11/18/18 through 11:59PM ET on 11/20/18 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off no minimum order required on Arvid Nordquist, Lofbergs and Paulig coffees. Offer not redeemable for cash. 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.

Fika: The Swedish Coffee Break. Time For Coffee and Friends.

Lofbergs-Swedish-Fika-Advert-NLWe have Lofbergs Swedish Fika Medium Roast Ground Coffee and Lofbergs Swedish Fika Dark Roast Ground Coffee. Fika Medium Roast is a light roast (3 of 5) of Arabica beans with a balanced taste and aroma. Fika Dark Roast is rated 4 of 5, made of 100% Arabica beans, including about 1/3 of beans certified by the Rainforest Alliance. These are two special roasts you should try.

Arvid-Advert-NLArvid Nordquist is a leader in premium coffee, food and wine products since 1884. We offer three roasts: Medium roast, Extra Dark roast, and Classic 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 chocolate and spice notes. Extra Dark is full-bodied, and intense, with just the right amount of bitterness. Classic Gran Dia is a medium to dark roast, full-bodied, with nut and floral notes, and a nice finish.

Paulig-Advert-wHeinoarominen-2018-NLOur last Nordic brand is Paulig, from Finland. The company roasts and packages their coffee from 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) from a blend of beans grown in Africa, and delivers a strong and rich coffee.

We get our coffee directly from the region, intended for the Nordic market, so you are getting the same coffee you would drink in those countries.


Coffee In The News

Coffee Cup Share Program Launches

VesselA company in Boulder, CO delivers stainless steel tumblers to participating coffee cafes for use by customers who may not want to leave with a paper or plastic cup. Comparing the system to borrowing library books, the owners noted that books are borrowed for a while, and if not returned, a fee is charged. For their program, customers order requesting the special tumbler, which has a QR code for tracking, and then can keep the cup for five days before it should be returned to one of the company’s special kiosks found throughout Boulder. Keep the cup too long, and the user is charged $15.


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

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Germany: Passionate About Coffee

Germany, much like Italy, has played a pivotal role in the history of coffee in Europe. There were established coffeehouse in Germany as early as the 1670’s in Hamburg and Bremen, key shipping ports that ultimately brought coffee into Germany and eastern Europe. With the spread of coffeehouses over the next 50 years, women could be found frequenting the café, and even more shockingly, met and chatted with other women in the open. This was not happening in other countries, making Germany ahead of its time!

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One of Germany’s largest contributions to the long history of coffee is the humble coffee filter. That’s right, the almost-indispensable-disposable filter that keeps the grounds out of your cup and pot was created and sold by a German woman in the early 1900s. She loved drinking coffee but hated the mess of the grounds and cleaning up. At this time in coffee history, making coffee in Turkish style was common, which creates grounds in the cup. Melitta-BentzSome did try to strain the coffee through cloth, but none of it was easy. As her son would say later, she hated grounds in her cup. One morning in frustration, she grabbed a piece of blotter paper from her son’s school book sitting on the table (because writing was done with nibs dipped in ink wells). She strained the boiled coffee through the paper and an empire was born. She tested the process with friends at coffee afternoons, and eventually, she had the product patented. In the early days, the business was run out of the family home, so her two sons delivered products while her husband performed demos on how to use the product. (He eventually outsourced that job to “demonstration ladies” employed for just that.) You may have already guessed that this woman was Melitta Bentz, from Dresden. Today the company employs more than 4000 people worldwide with revenue close to $2 billion USD.


This week, we’re giving the nod to our iconic German coffee brands:
Jacobs, Dallmayr, Tchibo, Eilles Kaffee, IDEE Kaffee, Eduscho, and Mount Hagen

Even better, we’re making it easy for you to save 15% off of these brands with no minimum order required.*

Please use coupon code GERMAN15

*Discount valid from 10/21/18 through 11:59PM ET on 10/23/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off on Jacobs, Dallmayr, Tchibo, Eilles, Eduscho, IDEE, and Mount Hagen coffees with no minimum order required. Offer not redeemable for cash. 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.

Everything We Love From These Brands

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Jacobs flagship coffee is Kronung, [“coronation” in German], and is widely known for its aromatic qualities, mellow flavor and reasonable price. We have several options including Mild and Balanced. We currently have Jacobs Cappuccino instant, which makes a fine, velvety cappuccino. These usually sell out quickly, so get them while you can. Try Jacobs Espresso whole beans, a dark roast that produces a traditional espresso. We have Crema and Crema Intenso in whole beans also.

Dallmayr makes smooth, flavorful and aromatic coffee. Our range includes Nespresso-compatible capsules, all back in stock in 13 different roasts, plus a variety package of the four most popular Capsa Nespresso capsules. Dallmayr is also available in whole beans, including our newest in the range, Ethiopia, made from single-origin beans, with a full flavor, and spicy and herbal notes. We also carry Dallmayr in ground

Tchibo is a top seller, with several premium products. Try Tchibo Exclusive Ground coffee, great for stovetop Moka makers and espresso, also available in Instant. We have several ground coffees from the Tchibo range: Feine Milde (fine and mild), Beste Bohne (100% Arabica), Gold Selection (aromatic, unique, medium blend), Family (full and strong), and the exclusive Black and White (full intensity blend).

Eilles Kaffee Gourmet is from selected highland-grown coffee beans that give the coffee a naturally sweet flavor with subtle citrus, nut and chocolate notes. Available in ground and instant.

IDEE Kaffee is a classic mild coffee made by a special pre-roasting process, which results in a coffee that is balanced, fully caffeinated, yet gentle on the stomach. We have IDEE ground coffee made with 100% Arabica beans.

Eduscho Gala Nr.1 is a classic, smooth coffee. Eduscho Mild made from beans grown in tropical climates is mild, smooth and balanced, with a gentle aroma. Both are available in ground, and are Euduscho’s top sellers.

Mount Hagen makes an incredible-tasting instant coffee. It’s a medium coffee made from 100% Arabica organic, Fairtrade beans. We have Decaffeinated instant in a jar, and single-serve sticks in regular and Decaffeinated instant. It takes a minute to make, and with a great price plus our deal above, you’ll find yourself saving big-time on coffee at home.


Coffee In The News

Maple Is The New Pumpkin-Spice

maple-latteIt’s that time of year for pumpkin spice to make its grand but seasonal entrance. Between a cooking magazine predicting maple syrup will be bigger than pumpkin spice and the caloric and sugar counts of maple latte vs the spice latte (lower on both counts), maple is poised to take the crown. What do you think of maple or spice lattes? Tell us on our Facebook page!


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Italian Specialty Roasters In The Spotlight

EBC-Italian-SR-Banner-E.jpgCoffee from Italy is some of the best available, and luckily for you, we have a tremendous range in stock. This week, we look at a group of smaller, specialty Italian coffee brands. Order from any, some or all of these premium brands, and we’ll give you 15% off your order: Bristot, Caffè Trombetta, Caffè Vergnano, Hausbrandt, Miscela D’Oro, Pellini and Sant Eustachio.

Please use coupon code: WELOVEIT

*Discount valid from 10/7/18 through 11:59PM ET on 10/9/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Bristot, Caffè Trombetta, Caffè Vergnano, Hausbrandt, 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.

Here’s a bit about each company and some of their best roasts.

Caffe-Trombetta-icon-nl-Crop-rectangleWhen Vittorio Trombetta began roasting and selling coffee in 1890, he chose to open his shop very near the main terminal of the train station in Rome. He wanted his shop to be a place for travelers, giving them a chance to experience coffee in the true Italian tradition. Word quickly spread that this shop served premium quality coffee and the shop soon filled with travelers and locals. Over the next 60 years, the company grew and gained its reputation as a producer of quality coffee, particularly espresso. Vittorio promoted his coffee using vacuum packaging, one of the first coffee companies to do so. We have ground roasts from Classico, to Gusto Forte and Gusto Pieno. We also have Caffè Trombetta Gold Bar whole beans, which makes a soft, gentle espresso with a strong aroma. We also have 3 roasts in Nespresso-compatible capsules, including a decaffeinated version.

bristot-nl-iconAt the turn of the 20th century, Domenico Bristot was living in Vienna and hanging out with a local coffee roaster, leading to a fascination with the art of blending, roasting and drinking coffee. When he returned to Italy after the Great War, he opened his own small coffee roasting business, using the new and unusual techniques he learned in Austria. He created a coffee that had an intense aroma with sweet and fruity notes, very unlike the coffee of the day. Bristot continued to search for the beans and roasting styles that would result in the perfect espresso. One hundred years later, Bristot still produces espresso and other premium blends using their high standards, cutting-edge technology, and innovation. We have a range of Bristot coffees, including whole bean and Nespresso-compatible capsules. Try Bristot Speciale Whole Beans for real Italian espresso, including intense flavor, with notes of citrus and chocolate finish. Bristot Classico is just that: a classic espresso blend of beans, rich and complex.

CAFFE-VERGNANO-nl-iconDomenico Vergnano opened a grocery store in the foothills surrounding Turin more than 130 years ago. Today, Caffè Vergnano is one of the top Italian coffee companies, exporting coffee to more than 80 countries. In addition to their meticulous approach to coffee selection, Caffè Vergnano also slow roasts the bean for no more than 22 minutes, then inspects for quality. Try Caffè Vergnano drip coffee with 100% Arabica beans. We have regular and decaffeinated in whole beans. We have Caffè Vergnano espresso fine grind, espresso medium grind, decaf fine grind, plus 5 roasts in whole bean, six roasts in capsules, including Decaf, for the Nespresso machine, now in compostable capsules.

Hausbrandt-nl-iconAlthough the founder of Hausbrandt was Austrian, he opened his coffee-roasting business in Trieste, Italy. Hermann Hausbrandt is known for innovation with transport and coffee storage. Hausbrandt also introduced the invention and use of the electric roaster and was one of the first to sell coffee in sealed metal containers. We have a wide selection of Hausbrandt whole bean, ground coffee, including two types of decaffeinated coffee. Try Hausbrandt Gourmet ground coffee, with spicy and citrus flavors from the delicately roasted 100% Arabica beans. Venezia Espresso in whole beans delivers a full, sweet and toasty flavor and aroma. We have Hausbrandt gift tins with beautiful artwork and special coffee blends at a super value.

misceladoro-nl-iconMiscela D’Oro is committed to sourcing the best raw coffee beans, creating blends that are then carefully and specially roasted. The technique, blending the green beans before roasting, though non-traditional, creates a full-bodied espresso with a rich, thick crema. We have a range of Miscela D’Oro espresso in ground, whole beans, and Nespresso-compatible capsules. Try whole bean or ground Espresso, in tins, at a size and price worth trying. We also have two of their organic coffees in whole bean and in capsules.

Pellini-nl-iconPellini, a family business that originally produced medicinal herbs, moved to roasting coffee in 1947 in Verona. Today, Pellini is known for high-quality, gourmet, Italian espresso. Quality is the utmost priority for Pellini, from their quality control to a tasters’ panel to achieving Kosher certification, Pellini offers some of the best Italian coffee you will ever taste. Pellini Top is their crown jewel, a special coffee made with 100% Arabica beans specially roasted to deliver a smooth, full-bodied espresso, which we have in ground and Decaffeinated ground as well. We also have 4 types of Nespresso-compatible capsules, including BIO Organic, 100% Arabica beans. BIO is also available in ground, packaged in a resealable tin.

sant-eustachio-nl-iconSant Eustachio is known for its wood roasting of coffee beans. Based in the heart of Rome, just a few steps from the Pantheon, Sant Eustachio slowly roasts beans over slightly smoky wood in the back of the shop, then air-cools the beans. This roasting technique creates a mild coffee with a fragrant aroma. In addition to espresso, Sant Eustachio offers Moka, and Filtro coffee blends for a flavorful cup. We have options in ground and whole bean, plus Nespresso-compatible capsules in 2 package sizes.


Coffee In The News

Tiramisu Guild Rejects “Creative” Tiramisu

Creative-TiramisuThe Tiramisu World Cup, being held for only the second time in history, will award two winners this year. One award will go to the best “classic” recipe and the other to the best “creative” recipe. That creativity means adding a twist, like chilies, wasabi, beer, though organizers don’t want the recipe distorted. The Tiramisu Guild, a separate local entity that represents 50 area businesses, does not want to be involved with anything trying to change the traditional recipe. Last year, more than 700 participants vied for the one award, fifty percent from Italy, with the majority of entrants being women. This year, applications are open for 180 judges who will choose the world’s best tiramisu over four days of heavy eating, uh, competition.


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Fika, Hygge and the Secret To Happiness at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com

EBC-Scandi-Banner-Coastal-View-082618Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga); Norwegian for “to give comfort, joy;” similar to a hug.

Fika (pronounced fee-ka); old Swedish term, for which there is no English equivalent, but roughly refers to making time for friends and colleagues with coffee and goodies.

It is also the name of a new coffee roast from Lofbergs, but more about that in a moment.

EBC-Scandi-FIKA-082618-E2This week, we are highlighting the range of Scandinavian coffee we offer at EnjoyBettterCoffee.com. No mention of coffee from countries such as Norway, Denmark, and Sweden would be worth its weight in beans without the mention of hygge and fika, key parts of life in the Nordic countries. We aren’t talking about a coffee break, but an extended break, twice a day, with special baked items to make it all cozy and comfortable. And, it’s the law in Sweden that companies give employees two Fikas per day. It is considered socially unacceptable for employees to skip these gatherings.

Happiness-Factor-Scandinavia-2-300px-E2These Scandinavian cultural norms, which put a premium on cozy and warm feelings as key parts of interactions with friends and co-workers, could be a big part of why the Nordic countries consistently place in the top 10 Happiest Countries, per the annual World Happiness Report. For 2018, the report deemed Finland to be the overall happiest country in the world. Following in order are Norway, Denmark, Iceland, with Sweden jumping to 9th place, up from 10 last year. You may already know that the report is based on values assigned to six variables that contribute to well-being: income; healthy life expectancy; social support; freedom; trust, and generosity. Data is pooled from Gallup World Poll surveys to calculate the happy ratings. (The U.S.A. comes in at 18th.)

Are there other reasons for this regional contentment? Frigid weather and long winters may bring communities together in support of each other. (Think of the effort behind a barn-raising where everyone helps the farmer in need.) These countries also offer social programs, affordable higher education and healthcare, and have a high GDP. A Finnish researcher speculates that Finns are quietly satisfied with life conditions, and unwilling to compare what they have against others, comparison being the “thief of joy” (according to Teddy Roosevelt).


Through Tuesday, get 15% off your orders of Paulig, Lofbergs, and Arvid Nordquist coffees with no minimum required at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: NORDIC15

*Discount valid from 6/3/2018 through 11:59PM ET on 6/5/2018 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off no minimum order required on Arvid Nordquist, Lofbergs and Paulig coffees. Offer not redeemable for cash. 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 roast reviews to help you decide among these comforting coffees.

Lofbergs-Swedish-Fika-Advert-NLLofbergs, one of the largest coffee roasters in the Nordic countries, is based in Sweden. We offer two exemplary roasts, both new to us: Lofbergs Swedish Fika Medium Roast Ground Coffee and Lofbergs Swedish Fika Dark Roast Ground Coffee. Fika Medium Roast is a light roast (3 of 5) of Arabica beans with a balanced taste and aroma. Fika Dark Roast is rated 4 of 5, made of 100% Arabica beans, including about 1/3 of beans certified by the Rainforest Alliance (an international sustainability organization we have written about here before). These two special roasts alone make this deal special!

Arvid-Advert-NLArvid Nordquist opened a small shop in Stockholm, Sweden in 1884. Today the Arvid Nordquist brand is a leader in premium coffee, food and wine products. We offer three roasts: Medium roast, Extra Dark roast, and Classic 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 chocolate and spice notes. Extra Dark is full-bodied, and intense, with just the right amount of bitterness. Classic Gran Dia is a medium to dark roast, full-bodied, with nut and floral notes, and a nice finish.

Paulig-Advert-wDKRoast-NL-EOur last Nordic brand is Paulig, from Finland, who roasts and packages their coffee out of their facilities in Helsinki. We offer three 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) from a blend of beans grown in Africa, and delivers a strong and rich coffee. Juhla Mokka Dark Roast ground coffee is a medium roast coffee with chocolate and baked pastry notes. This coffee works with most preparation methods, including drip, French press and moka pot. All three of these coffees are perfect examples of Finnish coffee and well worth a try.

We get it directly from the region, for the Nordic market, so you are getting the real deal, just as a native would buy.


Coffee In The News

Queen of Specialty Coffee Passes at 96

Erna-KnutsenIt shouldn’t be surprising that a central figure in coffee history, a legend in the coffee industry, and the person credited with originating the term “specialty coffee,” was from Norway. Erna Knutsen died in June, just short of her 97th birthday. Knutsen emigrated to the United Sates in 1927, a couple years after her father arrived alone to work in the shipyards while saving to send for his family. Erna, her mom and two sisters would move to New York, where her parents eventually had four more children.

Erna went on to work as a secretary for a Wall Street firm. Eventually, she joined a coffee, tea and spice trading house in San Francisco. There, she was one of the first women ever to sell green coffee. Legend has it that during the 1970’s, she was able to convince an Indonesian man who was driving to New York city with very special coffee beans to open, roast and cup (taste) the coffee. Ten years on, she bought her own trading house and renamed it Knutsen Coffees, Ltd. (She would later recount that being disallowed from the cupping room because she was a woman actually made buying the company all the sweeter, especially when she fired the men who excluded her.)


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

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