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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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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The Brands of J.J. Darboven

On a map of western Europe, you’ll notice Germany and Switzerland nestled together. It turns out that these countries not only share a short border, and a language, but also an appreciation of good coffee, from bean blending, roasting, packaging to drinking.
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While these two neighbors differ wildly in size and population, they both are homes to makers of fine coffee, including the 3 brands we are highlighting this week. Plus, we have a great deal on these brands: Eilles Kaffee, IDEE Kaffee, and Movenpick. These iconic brands are part of another coffee leader, J.J. Darboven, which sources premium green coffee from only the best growing regions in the world. The business is built on quality and stability, so you know you’ll be buying the best coffee available.

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Eilles Kaffee and IDEE Kaffee are both based in Germany. For more than 130 years in Germany, Eilles Kaffee has been the preferred brand, even with Bavarian royalty. Try Eilles Kaffee Gourmet in ground, and instant, and you’ll appreciate the distinct aroma and flavor.

IDEE Kaffee is delicious, mild coffee, with a higher caffeine content. Because of special processing, the coffee is very gentle on the stomach. We have balanced IDEE Kaffee in ground and aromatic Gold Express instant coffee.

Movenpick, our Swiss offering, gently roasts the coffee beans using a traditional Swiss recipe. We have Movenpick Der Himmlische coffee in ground, whole beans, and instant, which is a flavorful roast from high-altitude beans.

We also have Movenpick Nespresso-compatible capsules, from Ristretto, to Intenso, to Lungo Crema and Lungo Classico. Use the discount below to really save on these capsules.


This week, we’ll give you 20% off your order of these delicious coffees, but it won’t last, so order today!*

Please Use Coupon Code: DARBOVEN

*Discount valid from 7/01/18 through 11:59PM ET on 7/03/18 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Eilles, IDEE, and Movenpick 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.

The Best Coffee To Order…

In Germany, filtered coffee is by far the most popular drink. Almost three-fourths of the population drinks coffee every day. Two-thirds of Germans drink 2-5 cups of coffee per day.

In Switzerland, the rule is espresso, with milk or whipped crème. Similar to their German counterparts, the average Swiss drinks 2-5 cups of coffee per day.


Coffee In The News

ISS Re-Supply Includes Strong Coffee

Late last week, SpaceX was scheduled to launch a rocket to the ISS with almost 6,000 pounds of supplies. Part of that payload is 60 pouches of Death Wish coffee, a specially-made instant version. The pouch has a nozzle that is used to add 8 ounces of hot water. The astronauts add an elongated straw to drink the prepared brew. The coffee maker claims the coffee has twice the caffeine of a regular cup of coffee. We wondered if this is a death wish for the ISSpresso.

Vacuum Maker Designs Futuristic Coffee Maker

dyson-concept-coffeemakerIt’s only a conceptual design, but the Dyson Coffee Maker has a motor that brews coffee in a powerful way, and it looks pretty cool too. Part of the design includes a window that allows everyone to see the internal components at work, which are similar to the visible ones on the brand’s ball-type vacuum. It’s compact, with a tubular design, so it fits in small places.


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

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As the Viking comedian said: I just rowed in from Norway and boy, are my arms Thor!

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If you haven’t already guessed, we are highlighting Scandinavian coffee this week. We have found that some people don’t always understand the differences between Nordic and Scandinavian, so let’s start there.

Scandinavia usually means 3 main countries: Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Finland is sometimes included in that list but is not technically Scandinavian. Refer to the countries as Nordic, and you can add Finland and Iceland to the group.

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A common stereotype is that Scandinavians are blue-eye blonds. While it is true that the percentage of blondes is a bit higher, it’s a long way from being a majority. Another false idea about this region is that everyone’s house is full of IKEA furniture, as it is a Swedish-based company. There are more than 20 IKEA stores in Sweden, nine in Norway and five in Denmark. It is possible that because homes are small there, and IKEA furniture is functional, with clever storage options, you may find some in Scandinavian homes.

But there is one thing that really sets the region apart from any other area of the world: Coffee drinking. These countries drink more coffee than anywhere else in the world, even Italy and France. The Nordic people like strong, delicious filter coffee. And, they drink it all day long. We know they love coffee, they know how to roast coffee and they know how to drink coffee.


We have 3 Nordic coffee brands that will light up your taste buds: Paulig, Lofbergs Lila, and Arvid Nordquist. We will give you 15% off these iconic brands with no minimum order 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 Lila 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.

Can’t Decide? Read On…

Use our roast reviews to help you decide among these always-enjoyable brews.

Paulig-Advert-wDKRoast-NL-EPaulig, from Finland, roasts and packages coffee out of their facilities in Helsinki. We offer three roasts. Juhla Mokka Ground Coffee is light-roasted, rich, balanced from an intense blend of beans from South America and Africa. Presidentti Ground Coffee is a light roast (1 out of 5) from a blend of beans grown in Africa, and delivers a strong and rich coffee. Juhla Mokka Dark is a medium/dark roast with chocolate and toasted notes. These coffees are perfect examples of Finnish coffee.

Lofbergs-Advert-NLLofbergs Lila, one of the largest coffee roasters in the region, is based in Sweden. We offer three exemplary roasts: Lofbergs Lila Medium Roast is a light roast (2 out of 5) from Arabica beans, with a rich taste and aroma. Jubilee is light roasted (3 of 5) 100% Arabica beans, including beans certified by the Rainforest Alliance (an international sustainability organization we have written about before). Kharisma is dark, intense, and nutty with subtle fruit notes (4 of 5).

Arvid-Advert-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 two roasts: Medium roast and Extra Dark roast, both prime examples of Swedish coffee roasting. In addition, they are UTZ Certified and CO2 Compensated (you can 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.

Try one, two or even more to experience the best in Nordic regional coffee. We get it directly from the area, so you are getting the real deal, just as a native would drink. As they say in Nordic country: “Je er glad i kaffe” which means “I love coffee!” The discount above will help you save.


Coffee In The News

Coffee Makes You Social

Coffee-work-tasksA new study found that people who drank a moderate amount of caffeine before a group activity were not only more alert, but better at tasks in the group. Those who had coffee before participating in an activity saw themselves and the others as more productive and more active. The study attributed the positivity of oneself and others to heightened alertness and improved performance (not a perception of improvements, but actual improvements). So, if you find yourself not liking someone you have to work with, try downing some coffee before the interaction.


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

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Lavazza: Perfection in every cup

Lavazza Coffee is a leader in Italy and around the world. When this coffee giant was founded in 1895 by Luigi Lavazza, he pursued his passion of blending great coffee, and four generations later, it is still about that passion. Lavazza continues to innovate new coffee blends, combining coffee beans from different coffee-growing regions to create premium tastes, and finds ways to improve the packaging of their coffees to preserve freshness.

We admire Lavazza coffee, and its dedication to producing true Italian coffee. In the last couple of months, Lavazza has been in the news for some of their most innovative marketing efforts. These are just a few.

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For the last three years, Lavazza has been the official coffee served at the U.S. Open, the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the French Open. Those four tournaments are referred to as the Grand Slam, and Lavazza is the first company to hold the honor of serving coffee (instead of tennis balls) at all four events. With only the Australian Open completed, fans are looking to the end of May for the French Open for more Grand Slam fun.

Lavazza-Sequin-Print-Cups-London-Fashion-Week-2018-300pxIn February, London Fashion Week offered the best of 2018’s fall/winter clothing and the best of coffee by serving only Lavazza. In fact, more than 200kg of Lavazza coffee kept the models and support staff buzzing this year. That’s 20,000 espressos for those of you keeping count.

Lavazza-2018-Calendar-300pxThe Lavazza 2018 calendar opens with the question: 2030, What are you doing? The calendar highlights 17 sustainable development goals from the United Nations, including both large and small efforts to help the planet, along with 17 people leading various movements with similar goals. The faces of change include Jeremy Renner, Andre Agassi, and Alexandra Cousteau (Jacques’ granddaughter), to name a few.


Lavazza should be your coffee of choice, or at least on the menu. How about this for a Grand Slam: Take 15% off your order, with no minimum required, on all the Lavazza products at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

That includes the new products just in, which you can read more about below.

Please use coupon code: LAVAZZA15

*Discount valid from 5/06/18 through 11:59PM ET on 5/08/18 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 Introduces Nespresso Compatible Capsules

LV-Nespresso-Capsules-Advert-NL…and you have to get in on this deal! These new capsules from Lavazza are available in five roasts, ranging from the mild, sweet Delicato light roast, to a full-bodied Viggoroso roast, to Espresso Armonico with toasty and sweet notes, the Espresso Deciso, intense and velvety, and the sweet and rounded flavor of Decaffeinato Ricco which is decaffeinated through a natural co2 process. These capsules work with Nespresso machines, one of the best ways to experience real expresso outside of Italy.

Use the discount above to save even more!


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Lavazza HQ Opens

Nuvola LavazzaLast month, Lavazza’s new headquarters in Turin was finally completed. The new location was designed with employees and the environment in mind. Although workers have been there for months, now all the amenities are available. Now open are the gourmet restaurant, Condividere; a coffee museum highlighting Lavazza’s history; a piazza open to the public; an archeological site with visible markers of an early church; a large space for public and cultural events; and, 700 students attending the Institute of Applied Arts and Design on the grounds. Named Nuvola Lavazza (Lavazza Cloud), the space is new, open, and high-tech, with innovative furnishings that encourage sharing and efficiency while being quite comfortable. The building itself is desgned to reuse and recycle resources, including energy savings and water conservation using new, cutting-edge technology.


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

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This Week at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com: Italian Specialty Roasters

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Italy has long been a cradle of industry and innovation, particularly in the coffee market, which goes back more than 300 years. Italy’s history includes the founding of many coffee companies. Our favorites are the family businesses with a history of providing the best Italian coffee, so we have a wide selection of coffee imported from Italy produced by industry icons. At Enjoy Better Coffee, we have the best Italian coffee brands.


Check out our Italian specialty roasters below. Save money when you get any of the brands below – you’ll get 15% off your order with no minimum order required at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: WELOVEIT

*Discount valid from 4/29/18 through 11:59PM ET on 5/01/18 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.

Not sure which to try? Read more about each of these brands, and you’ll find just the right roasts for you.

CAFFE-VERGNANO-nl-iconCaffe Vergnano makes espresso along with drip coffee with 100% Arabica beans. We have a range of regular and decaffeinated espresso in ground and whole beans. We also have Caffe Vergnano Nespresso-compatible capsules in five different roasts, including dark Intenso, sweet Arabica, spicy Cremoso, and Decaf, all are available in compostable capsules.

Hausbrandt-nl-iconAlthough the founder of Hausbrandt introduced 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 and ground coffee. Try Hausbrandt Gourmet ground coffee, with spicy and citrus flavors from the delicately roasted 100% Arabica beans. We have ground on sale, and whole beans in 2.2lb bags. Use the discount above to save on the special coffees.

Illy-nl-icon-editilly’s founder developed the modern espresso machine. Today, the third generation of the family is at the helm, producing rich, full-bodied, velvety smooth coffee. The signature blend combines nine sustainably-grown Arabica beans from 4 continents. We have illy in Moka/Medium roast and Decaffeinated ground coffee, all in the signature metal tin.

misceladoro-nl-iconMiscela D’Oro is committed to sourcing the best raw coffee beans, carefully blending the beans while still green, then roasting them to produce a full-bodied espresso with a rich, thick crema. We have Miscela D’Oro  in whole beans, ground coffee, and even carry their chocolate cocoa drink mix. And just in – an all new range of Nespresso-compatible capsules in 6 delicious varieties, all eligible for the discount above.

Pellini-nl-iconThis family business, originally a company producing medicinal herbs, moved to roasting coffee in 1947 in Verona. Today, Pellini is known for high-quality, gourmet, Italian espresso. Pellini Top is their top of the line, made with 100% Arabica beans specially roasted to deliver a smooth, full-bodied espresso, which we have in whole beans and in ground as well. We also have 3 blends in Nespresso-compatible capsules.

sant-eustachio-nl-iconBased in the heart of Rome, just a few steps from the Pantheon, Sant Eustachio slow roasts beans over wood in the back of the shop. This roasting technique creates a mild coffee with a fragrant aroma. We have Sant Eustachio in ground and whole beans, including espresso and Moka grinds.

bristot-nl-iconBristot The Bristot signature is quality and excellence. Their high standards, cutting-edge technology, development, innovation and certification, including Kosher certified, result in premium coffee blends. Try Bristot Tiziano Whole Beans for real Italian espresso, including notes of fruit and a chocolate finish. It is on sale and eligible for the discount above.


Espresso In The News

Beans on Toast, But Crunchier
espresso-marmalade-300pxEspresso marmalade is now available in a jar in the United Kingdom. Reviews on the site where the product is offered range from “Job done!” to “looks amazing” to “spreadable.” For a kick on your morning bagel, or with crackers, the spread contains caffeine. This product brought to you by the same people who offer Spreadable Beer and Spreadable Gin (& Tonic) in jars. The cost is equivalent to $14 USD.


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

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Dallmayr Kaffee In The Spotlight: Drink Up!

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A guy walks into a German bar. While this may sound like the start of a joke (and maybe it is!), but in this case, we want you to think about what you might drink after walking into a German bar.

This week, we’re talking about a great German coffee, Dallmayr. But we can’t talk about great German coffee without talking about German beer. That’s because Germany is a top consumer of both coffee and beer. Per person, in Germany, consumption of beer does not even approach consumption of coffee: 28 gallons of beer vs 43 gallons of coffee vs 40 gallons of water per year.

Coffee and beer have been around for centuries. Both have been treated as special drinks through the years, yet were banned at times, revered at other times, reserved only for the wealthy at times, and today, are considered specialty, artisanal beverages.

Hildegard-of-BingenIt’s useful to remember that beer was drunk because for much of that time, water was often contaminated. Even Hildegard of Bingen, a Benedictine abbess from the 11th century, encouraged the drinking of beer for health and safety reasons. Today in Germany, more than 1300 breweries produce more than 5000 brands, more than any other country in the world!

Meanwhile, coffee proliferation contributed to the spread of a new business, coffee houses, where politicians, artists, writers, and women found company and similar-thinking neighbors and friends. Meeting there even generated a bit of gossip!

dm-restaurantDallmayr is also a key player in the bar scene of Munich, where they offer several options for bar drinks. In addition to their Café Bistro, and a Bar & Grill, they also have a Michelin-starred restaurant. And, yes, they offer beer, wine and of course their delicious coffees.


This week, in honor of National Beer Day here in the U.S. (April 7), we are offering a deal on Dallmayr that you will want to toast: Get 15% off your order of this great coffee brand with no minimum order at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com!*

Please use coupon code: DALLMAYR

*Discount valid from 4/08/2018 through 11:59PM ET on 4/10/2018 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off no minimum order required on Dallmayr Kaffee 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.

Dallmayr: The Best Coffees In the World

The first word that comes to mind when we drink Dallmayr is smooth, from the body to the finish. The beans are carefully selected from the best coffee-growing regions, then roasted at the Dallmayr production facilities in the southeast city of Geising, about a 45-minute drive from Dresden.

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Dallmayr French Press Selection is a blend created with help from a popular French Press maker. The grind is extra coarse, which is perfect for the French Press maker. The blend is 100% Arabica beans, with a floral and spicy aroma.

We also have 3 very special blends back in stock: Neiva, Kilimanjaro and Granverde. All are 100% Arabica beans, ground, in 8.8oz packs.

Dallmayr Neiva is grown in the coffee belt of Columbia. A single-origin coffee, this medium roast is spicy, with a fresh taste and citrus notes.

Try Dallmayr Grandverde, an organic ground coffee blend from Latin America. The coffee has a delicate nutty taste with a soft finish.

Dallmayr Kilimanjaro is a single-origin coffee from Tanzania. These unique beans are grown at the foot of the mountain, giving the coffee a balanced flavor with light floral notes.

For the Nespresso maker, we have 11 Capsa roasts of capsules, including newer roasts in the Capsa line: Crema d’Oro (light, mild and balanced); Prodomo (the flagship blend, strong aroma, full-bodied and smooth); Chocolat (notes of caramel and dark chocolate in a smooth, creamy espresso), and Vanilla (sweet and delicate, with a delicious aroma). The flavored coffees are perfect for coffee drinks (see below), but any Dallmayr coffee is great on its own (milk’s optional)!


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These Coffee Drinks Are Easy and Tasty

brown-sugar-caramel-latteTry Capsa Chocolat or Vanilla as the base for this aromatic and sweet treat. Add an ounce of Kahlua, ½ ounce of brandy and a dash of cinnamon. Top with sweetened whipped cream and sit back to enjoy.

These flavored coffees also make a great Brown Sugar and Caramel Latte. Add a tablespoon of brown sugar to the prepared coffee, plus ¼ cup half-and-half, with a drizzle of caramel ice cream topping. (Frothing the cream makes it even dreamier!)


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

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