The Most Important Meal of the Day: Serve with Coffee

Germany is home to the brands we’re spotlighting this week, so here’s a little more about this historic and important country.

Let’s start in Germany’s capital, Berlin, considered to be the best city to live in for its culture, according to a survey conducted by a bank whose customers live abroad. This expat banking service, for people living outside their native countries, asks participants to rate top locations, quality of life topics, work opportunities and standards, cultural offerings and more. The survey found 70 percent of expats living in Berlin found its cultural side to be “vibrant” and 55 percent found the city diverse and “welcoming.”

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Another welcoming aspect of Germany is the traditional food of the country. Despite the name, Boiled Meatballs are a favorite and filling comfort food. Veal (or other ground meat) is mixed with onions, eggs, anchovies, and spices, made into small meatballs which are cooked and served with a creamy, lemony white sauce dotted with capers.

sauerbratenAnother national dish is Sauerbraten. The pot roast dish (literally “sour roast”) is labor-intensive to prepare, so it is often for special occasions. While there are regional variations, basically beef or venison is marinated in a red wine vinegar spice mixture for several days, then cooked slowly in a covered pot at a low heat. Serve the thinly sliced meat with a dark beetroot and sugar gravy, rye bread, red cabbage, and potato dumplings. Finally, we have to mention the most popular food in Germany: Potato pancakes, a comfort food and street food staple, are usually served with apple sauce on black pumpernickel rye break, sometimes with a drizzle of sweet syrup.

Kuchen-un-kaffeeOur last highlight of the day is a mention of Kaffee & Kuchen. This long-standing German tradition calls for sitting down in the afternoon with a piece of good cake, and a cup of coffee! Everyone participates in the ritual, from the young to the old, and cafes fill up with people gossiping away the time while enjoying good German coffee.


You supply the cake, we’ve got the coffee! Choose from these premium German brands:

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Find Love At First Sip With These Brands

JACOBS

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Jacobs flagship coffee is Kronung, [“coronation” in German], and is well-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 tends to sell quickly, and which makes a fine, velvety cappuccino. We have 3 other instant coffee roasts from Jacobs, and because this is instant made for the European market, the flavor is strong and full.

TCHIBO

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Tchibo Feine Milde Ground coffee is a naturally mild coffee made from Arabica beans grown in different geographical areas. The perfect blend makes the coffee mild and soft with a delicious flavor. If you prefer a coffee with a stronger flavor, try Beste Bohne. It has a sweetness with good body making it perfect to drink every time. We also have Tchibo Espresso Milano Style and Sicilia Style, both in whole beans and both with a velvety crema.

DALLMAYR

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If you are looking for a smooth coffee, then you must try Dallmayr Prodomo, their most popular product. The coffee is smooth from the first sip to the finish, and we have whole beans, ground, plus a decaf roast and a mild roast, both in ground. Velvety Dallmayr Crema D’Oro is balanced, smooth, with spicy aroma notes. Dallmayr also has capsules for the Nespresso machine. We have a range of 8 roasts in our Capsa line. On the lighter end, we have Lungo Ethiopia (medium); Decaffeinato (medium/dark), Prodomo, and Lungo Belluno (soft and balanced). Artigiano is complex with fruit and nut notes, Barista (dark with cocoa tones), Lungo Azzuro (strong) and Ristretto (intense) are the dark roast options. All of these capsules are available, along with our entire Dallmayr line, for the discount offered above. If you have a Nespresso machine, do not miss this deal!

MOUNT HAGEN

MH-Products-Advert-NL-102019Mount Hagen instant coffee is made from 100 percent organically-grown Arabica beans, certified under USDA standards. The taste is unique and fresh.
Even the freeze-drying process is additive-free. We have Mount Hagen instant in jars of regular and decaf and in single serve sticks, all with the rich aroma and taste of fair-trade and organic beans. Mount Hagen instant coffee consistently is rated high on the taste scale for instant coffee.

EDUSCHO

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One Last Note About Coffee in Germany

cafe-canaleWe read about a café in Hamburg, situated on the scenic Mühlenkamp canal, that serves coffee and cake (and other food) to its patrons who paddle up, ring a bell, order, then are served in their boat. A picture on the café’s site shows several canoes gathered around an open window which displays the menu of the day, but the site really focuses on their cakes. They claim their cakes are incomparable. One of their cakes with crunchy butter crumbles apparently has a devoted following, and all their cakes are served with fresh cream and really good espresso. Whether rhubarb, plum, apple or gooseberry cake, or the famous “Bee sting” cake (with almonds and custard), all are baked fresh daily using local ingredients.


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Dallmayr’s Expertise Is Still A Family Tradition

Munich has been home to Dallmayr Coffee since the early 18th century. Originally founded by a local merchant, Alois Dallmayr bought the enterprise around 1870. A few decades later, the original store location had grown into one of the leading delicatessens in Europe. The company headquarters is in the old part of Munich, with descendants of Dallmayr still working and holding shares in the company.

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Munich has been home to Dallmayr Coffee since the early 18th century. Originally founded by a local merchant, Alois Dallmayr bought the enterprise around 1870. A few decades later, the original store location had grown into one of the leading delicatessens in Europe. The company headquarters is in the old part of Munich, with descendants of Alois still working and holding shares in the company.
Because Munich is such a special place, especially in the history of coffee in Germany, we thought the newly-opened exhibition at the Deutsches Museum was worth a look.

Kosmos-Kaffee-BannerThe museum is an interactive science and technology space, so the new “Kosmos Kaffee” (Cosmos Coffee) exhibit opening last month takes a look at the biology, the chemistry, and the social sciences of coffee. Some might say the universe of coffee.

You can take a walk through the history of espresso machines, which will remind you of space-age design with all the chrome and knobs. They even offer an app for your phone where you can grow a coffee plant to harvest, and see how many cups of coffee your plant will make. (It’s an app; what can we say?)

An Italian manufacturer of professional espresso and cappuccino equipment which happens to own the largest collection of equipment dedicated to coffee culture, tech and design, has loaned some of their collection to the exhibit. Highlights of the collection include a horizontal espresso machine from the 1940s; a “horned” behemoth that looks more like a motorcycle engine, and a shiny model from the ‘60s, iconic and revolutionary for its extraction technology.


Dallmayr and Munich will always be connected in special ways. Our special this week is for Dallmayr coffee, so we’ll give you 15% off your order of Dallmayr products from our site.*

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Dallmayr Quality is The Dallmayr Tradition

If you enjoy a smooth coffee, then you must have tried Dallmayr Prodomo, their most popular product. The coffee is smooth from the first sip to the finish, and we have whole beans, ground, plus a decaf roast and a mild roast, both in ground.

For a truly velvety coffee, Dallmayr Crema D’Oro is balanced, smooth, with spicy aroma notes. The 100% Arabica beans are gently roasted, making a delicious espresso, or to be used as a base for lattes and cappuccinos.

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Dallmayr also has capsules for the Nespresso machine. We have a range of 9 roasts in our Capsa line:

Artigiano capsules are 7 out of 10 on the intensity scale. This complex roast has subtle notes of fruit and nut.

Barista capsules have an intensity of 8 with cocoa notes, dense crema and a smooth mouth feel.

Ristretto capsules are 10 on the intensity scale, so expect full and intense flavors, including fruit and spice along with sweet notes. Perfect for making a short-shot (ristretto).

Try Lungo Belluno, with an intensity of 5, to enjoy a soft, balanced Arabica. Notes of vanilla, floral and nuts make this a special drink. Try Lungo Azzuro, intensity 8, if you are looking for something a little stronger.

We also have Crema d’Oro (light, mild and balanced); Lungo Ethiopia (medium); Decaffeinato (medium/dark), and their Prodomo. All of these capsules are available, along with our entire Dallmayr line, for the discount offered above. If you have a Nespresso machine, do not miss this deal!


Coffee In The News

Researchers Find Bamboo Reusable Coffee Cups May Carry Risks

We have previously written about Germany (and other European countries) that are actively working to support sustainable business process by supplying reusable coffee cups to replace the standard paper to-go cups. There are a variety of systems in which the cups are purchased – or would that be rented? – filled with coffee, and then returned back to the café at another time. There they are washed and sterilized. A German consumer research foundation studying the impact of bamboo cups tested them with hot coffee, and found that the temperature at which coffee is drunk causes resin from the cup to leach into the liquid. The group published their findings last month, but encouraged people to use other types of reusable cups made from other materials.


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Get 20% Off Original Line Nespresso-Compatible Capsules Today Only ⏳

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Dallmayr – Coffee at its Finest

This week we highlight a premium coffee brand, one of the most popular brands in Germany.

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The secret of Dallmayr coffee starts with the beans – the finest highland beans grown within the global coffee belt. Beans grown in the highlands, at 2600 feet and above, ripen more slowly in the cooler temperatures, allowing the flavor, aroma and acidity to develop gently over time.

Ninety-eight percent of the green coffee beans produced around the world are either Arabica beans or Robusta beans. Arabica beans, grown at higher altitudes, have a fine aroma and a fresh, smooth taste. Robusta beans are grown at lower altitudes, and have a smoky, woody, spicy aroma and taste.

Dallmayr has learned how to blend these beans into delicious coffee, from delicate notes to robust flavors. Happily, there is something for everyone.

Dallmayr also gives advice on how to drink coffee like the experts, referenced below.


In the meantime, get 15% off your order of Dallmayr, no minimum purchase required.*

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PS – This discount also includes a wide selection of Dallmayr capsules for the Nespresso machine! Even the varieties on sale are eligible for the discount!
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Single Origin Coffee From Dallmayr

We also have 3 very special single origin coffees: Neiva, Kilimanjaro and Granverde. All are 100% Arabica beans, ground, in 8.8oz packs. Single origin means that the beans are from one single producer, crop or region, and single origin coffee tends to be higher quality coffee.
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Dallmayr Neiva is grown in the coffee belt of Columbia. This medium roast is spicy, with a fresh taste and citrus notes.

Dallmayr Kilimanjaro is grown in Tanzania. These unique beans flourish at the foot of the mountain, giving the coffee a balanced flavor with a light floral note.

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

These coffees are perfect for coffee drinks, but we can tell you that any Dallmayr coffee is great on its own!


Assess Coffee Like The Experts

The overall impression that we get of a coffee variety is a result of the combination of aroma, body and acidity.

The aroma is perceived through smell (the nose) and taste (the tongue). While the nose can distinguish between an infinite number of nuances, the tongue recognizes the basics: sweet, sour, salt, bitter and umami.

The body is the impression which the coffee leaves in the mouth. To get an idea of this, simply imagine the difference between water and milk in your mouth.

The acidity describes the lively, fruity properties of the coffee – which are particularly desired in arabica coffee.

**Source: Dallmayr.com


Coffee In The News

A Flight of Latte Art

bird-latte-artA self-described “home barista” living in Japan has been creating lattes topped with colorful birds. Originally inspired by her own pink parrot, the artist’s work showcases all types of colorful birds, including cockatiels, parakeets and sparrows. Apparently she also takes requests, and will post her work next to the real bird. Referred to online as Bird Latte Art, the work is completed using colored foam. Her work is on Instagram, with more than 1000 posts of her art.


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Nespresso Lovers Rejoice! Get 15% Off Today Only ⏳

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Dallmayr: Literally The Best Coffees In the World

Dallmayr as a trading company began in Munich more than 300 years ago. At the turn of the 20th century, the business was being run by Therese Randlkofer, widow of Anton, who had only purchased the building and store from Alois Dallmayr a mere two years before. Under Therese’s direction, the company was recognized as a key supplier to the royal courts of Bavaria, Germany and other European royal households.

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Dallmayr-Bar-and-GrillThe business flourished so that the Dallmayr Delicatessen was soon recognized as one of the best in Europe. The store employed more than 70 people by 1912, and the space of the shop had been doubled by then. The Dallmayr coffee brand launched in 1933, unique at the time for roasting in the store with a unique electric roaster, and for storing coffee beans in hand-painted Nymphenburg porcelain containers.

Today, the shop is still open at the same location (rebuilt in 1950), offering over 6000 different products, along with sandwiches and salads. There is a two-starred Michelin restaurant, a café/bistro, and a raw bar, all on the original property. And, it’s still a family business.

Dallmayr coffee is flavorful with a smooth texture that is perfect for any time of day.


We think you will enjoy it too, so get 15% off your purchase of Dallmayr coffee with no minimum required.*

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Dallmayr’s Quality From Bean To Cup

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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 blended and roasted at the Dallmayr production facilities in the southeastern city of Geising, about a 45-minute drive due south from Dresden.

We really enjoy Dallmayr coffee, so here’s a sampling of our favorites.

Dallmayr Prodomo is the flagship product, with a strong aroma, a full-bodied taste and smooth finish. We have whole bean and ground. Try a milder version, Prodomo Naturmild (fine and soft, with a gentle aroma).

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.

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

For the Nespresso maker, we have 9 Capsa roasts in capsules, including newer special roasts in the Capsa line: Crema d’Oro (light, mild and balanced); Chocolat (notes of caramel and dark chocolate in a smooth, creamy espresso), and Vanilla (sweet and delicate, with a delicious aroma). Other Capsa varieties: Artigiano (strong); Azzurro (intense); Ethiopia (medium); and Decaffeinato (medium/dark).

These coffees are perfect for coffee drinks, but we can tell you that any Dallmayr coffee is great on its own!


Coffee In The News

Campfire Coffee Gets Upgraded

lumeNot only can you make coffee while living off the grid, a new device will allow you to grind beans just before you brew your coffee. The company behind the device describes it as a Travel Automatic Coffee Grinder. It’s a coffee grinder, and looks and shines like a lantern. At full charge, this burr grinder can grind enough beans for 50 cups. It’s apparently quite popular for use while camping. The six LED lights stay bright for about 20 hours. Launched on Kickstarter 18 months ago, the devices are in high demand. They also offer a French press mug, light not included.

Marshmallow Coffee

peepsA national donut chain is offering an iced donut with a yellow marshmallow chick resting atop. The same chain is also adding the flavor of sugar-covered marshmallow chicks to hot coffee and espresso drinks. We aren’t sure what else to say about this, so you won’t hear another peep from us.


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