As they say in the Netherlands, ‘Vrolijk Kerstfeest’

Cheerful Christmas!

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dutch-horns-at-christmas-300pxIt’s that time of year, just as in other parts of Europe and beyond, when adults and children alike focus on and celebrate the Christmas holiday. There might be a Christmas hamper (box or package) from your employer, time to decorate the tree (only after St. Nicolas Day), a 4’ horn to sound at dawn, and most importantly, time spent with the people you love.

In fact, researchers found that in the Netherlands, spending time with family was identified as the most important part of the Christmas season.

Advocaat-Dutch-Eggnog-250px-eThe big day itself is actually two days in the Netherlands. The Dutch celebrate First (25th) and Second (26th) Christmas Days as time spent with family, and indulging in the holiday feast. Traditional holiday favorites include oliebollen (heavy donut), Christmas fruit bread, roasted venison or goose with plenty of vegetables, and the Dutch version of eggnog, Advocaat, actually a creamy brandy custard, often eaten with a spoon.


The Dutch find this time of year special, just as we do. Indulge in the wonder of it all with authentic Dutch coffee from Douwe Egberts. As our gift to you, we’ll take 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts products on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: DUTCH15

*Discount valid from 12/10/17 through 11:59 PM EST on 12/12/17 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 products.

We Have Douwe Egberts For Everyone

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Our Douwe Egberts range includes ground coffee, whole bean, instant, and some fun coffee gift sets. Grinding the beans just before brewing produces the best-tasting coffee. Our whole bean selection includes Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma, a perfect medium roast, with a smooth and full-bodied taste and a strong finish. For something a little darker, try Mocca Aroma, full-bodied, with spice and chocolate notes. If you are looking for a daily drinker, we have Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood, a medium, smooth, and aromatic blend of Robusta and Arabica beans. We have these great roasts in ground too.

Douwe Egberts Select Aroma in ground is a lighter roast, silky-smooth and fruity. Douwe Egberts also makes an Aroma Rood Decaf in ground. You won’t miss out on any flavor, just the caffeine.

For convenience, and as a great gift for people who travel or spend a lot of time on the road or just like to grab coffee and go, we have 5 roasts of instant coffee. Get Aroma Rood, Pure Gold, Pure Indulgence, Pure Decaf, and Moccona Classic Decaf in beautiful, resealable jars that can be repurposed later. Our Pure Gold instant is also available in easy to use sticks in two package sizes.

Check out our selection of cups and our prepacked variety packages. These make great gifts too.


Holiday Ordering Deadlines

presents-on-a-tree-300pxLast Friday, December 8th was our suggested deadline for ordering without having to pay for expedited shipping. If you absolutely must have your order before the holiday, we suggest you choose from one of our expedited shipping options available when checking out.


Other Dutch Traditions

Christmas Markets are popular in many European cities. Amsterdam has large markets, usually with stalls in wooden cabins, selling food, clothing and gifts. You will also find a Gebakkraam, a food truck with specialties such as appelflappen and oliebollen. One of the most popular markets is the Market at Museumplein, also known as Christmas Village on Ice, where the market stands next to a large public ice rink. Add in some live music and entertainment, and you will have a true Dutch Christmas Market experience.</p>
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<h3>One More Very Dutch Part of the Holiday</h3>
<p><img class=Gezelligheid is the most important part of the Christmas Season. This Dutch word is difficult to translate, but in general, it refers to the feeling of being with your loved ones, and/or reuniting with someone after a long separation, and/or a general sense of togetherness (think warm and fuzzy feelings).

Lastly, New Year’s Eve (Oud en Nieuw) in the Netherlands, people congregate in the central squares of the cities. Around 11PM, rounds of fireworks begin to welcome the coming year. At the stroke of midnight, more fireworks, more celebrations and more fun!


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

Phone: 800 582 6617
support@enjoybettercoffee.com
http://www.enjoybettercoffee.com

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Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt. Warren G. Harding. Famke Janssen.

You won’t believe what these people have in common!

Dutch-American-Heritage-Clogs-Blue-300But first, let’s talk about Dutch-American Heritage Day, which is November 16, 2017. It was in 1991 when the U.S. Congress officially voted to make November 16th as Dutch-American Heritage Day. President George H.W. Bush decreed the day be a way to celebrate the 200 years of friendship between the U.S. and the Netherlands. Did you know that the Netherlands was one of the first countries to recognize the U.S. as an independent country? Events are held in cities across America: Holland, Michigan; Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Seattle, Washington, among many others.

famke-janssen-cr-250This year, a gala is being held in Los Angeles on the 16th to honor Famke Janssen, a Dutch actress, director, and former fashion model. Born in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, Janssen moved to New York city to attend Columbia University. She has worked for organizations that raise animal rights awareness, set international drugs and crime policies, and most recently to raise awareness about animal poaching. Proceeds from the gala will help fund education and research for cancer and for Dutch studies at two California universities.


Celebrate Dutch-American Heritage Day and the deliciousness that is Douwe Egberts by getting 15% off all Douwe Egberts products on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: DUTCH15

*Discount valid from 11/12/17 through 11:59 PM EST 11/14/17 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Douwe Egberts products with no minimum order. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts products.

Douwe Egberts On Special Sale

We have several Douwe Egberts coffees that are on sale, and still available for the discount above. You should check out these really great deals!

DE-Dessert-WB-Advert-NL-250Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood Dessert ground coffee is mild, smooth and delicate. Just like all Douwe Egberts coffee, the aroma is delicious!

Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood Whole Beans make a mild and sweet coffee. This coffee is drunk every day in Europe.

Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma Whole Beans make a dark-roasted coffee, full-bodied and smooth.


Ordering Deadlines

Our suggested ordering deadlines can help ensure that you receive your order when you want it. If you are ordering for Thanksgiving, please order today, or consider using one of our expedited shipping methods.

In December, to get your order by the 25th without paying for a quicker delivery, please have your order in by December 8, 2017.


So what do those presidents and actors have in common?

Dutch-HeritageThey are all of Dutch heritage. Other famous people of Dutch descent include: Rebecca Romijn, Chalize Theron, Anderson Cooper, Greta Van Susteren, and Odell Beckham Jr. The list goes on and on! The Dutch and America do share a special relationship.


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Coffee With Bling

Glitter-Gold-Latte-200Golden glitter lattes are the next bling thing. A café in the West Midlands, UK, debuted golden glitter lattes. The non-toxic glitter is able to be used in food and drink, and apparently leaves you with a shiny lip gloss too. A café in Mumbai, India, is doing the same thing, with their “Diamond and Gold Cappuccino.”


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

Phone: 800 582 6617
support@enjoybettercoffee.com
http://www.enjoybettercoffee.com

Have Your Dessert And Drink It Too!

Get Your Free Dessert Ground Coffee.
Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 2017 only.

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Write “11/08 Dessert” in your order comments at checkout and we will add a free 8.8oz package of Douwe Egberts ground coffee to your order.*


*Offer valid Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 on orders of $30 or more (not including shipping cost) with required order comments placed on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. This promotion ends at 11:59 PM EST on 11/08/2017. We are unable to honor requests for the promotional item received after this timeframe. This product has a best-by date of 12/15/2017. Offer not redeemable for cash.

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

Phone: 800 582 6617
support@enjoybettercoffee.com
http://www.enjoybettercoffee.com

We’re Spilling The Beans On An Excellent BOGO Deal

No Limits. Today, Thursday November 2nd, 2017 Only.

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Just place a bag of Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma whole beans in your cart and the free bag will be added to your cart automatically. No coupon code needed.*

Shop now at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com


*Order must be placed by 11:59PM EDT Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma whole beans with a best-by date of 1/02/2018. Not redeemable for cash. All sales are final; no returns please.

Do you know that you can safely keep and use coffee after its best by date? Grind the beans as you need and use them to get the best flavor. Once opened, store the coffee beans in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

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

Phone: 800 582 6617
support@enjoybettercoffee.com
http://www.enjoybettercoffee.com

Celebrate Halloween Early With Enjoy Better Coffee

Happy Halloween from…

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This Deal Will Have You Saying ‘Fangs a lot’! Get a terrifying 10% off your order of $30 or more, today through Halloween at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: SPOOKY10

*Discount valid 10/29/2017 through the witching hour of 11:59 PM EDT 10/31/2017 on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $30 minimum order required, shipping cost not included. Coupon cannot be used with any other discounts. Not valid on case sale or special sale products. Offer not redeemable for cash.

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

Phone: 800 582 6617
support@enjoybettercoffee.com
http://www.enjoybettercoffee.com

This Deal on Whole Beans Will Perk You Up

Today Only – Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

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Just place the 2-Pack of Excellent Aroma whole beans (17.6oz each) in your cart and the free 8.5oz insulated glass (a $5.49 value!) will be added to your cart automatically. No coupon code needed.*

Whole beans make the freshest coffee and with this deal you’ll be drinking out of the coolest cup!


*Offer available while supplies last. Order must be placed by 11:59 PM EDT Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at http://www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for 2-Pack of Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma whole beans with a best-by date of 1/02/2018. Not redeemable for cash. All sales are final; no returns please.

Do you know that you can safely keep and use coffee after its best by date? Once opened, store the coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

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

Phone: 800 582 6617
support@enjoybettercoffee.com
http://www.enjoybettercoffee.com

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.

Full moon over the Hofvijver - The Hague, The Netherlands


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.

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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.