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!

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 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


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!

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

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The Rich Tradition of German Coffee

Fact: More than 80 percent of the entire German population above the age of 14 drinks coffee. That’s even more than in the United States. Jacobs Kronung is the most popular coffee drunk by German consumers. In the top five most popular brands in Germany, Dallmayr and Tchibo are in the third and fifth spots.


This week, Jacobs, Dallmayr and Tchibo are in our spotlight, along with these other German coffee roasters: Eilles Kaffee, IDEE Kaffee, Eduscho, and Davidoff.

We have shared the history of coffee in Germany, so you may recall that coffee houses were open to both men and women in the earliest days, back in the 17th century. Women were able to sit down inside and meet with other ladies to chat. Men grumbled, and it came to be referred to as coffee and gossip (“kaffeeklatsch”), the term well-embedded in the language by the 19th century.

Today, with family and friends, coffee is served with cake (“kaffee and kuchen klatsch”), as a late afternoon break, and on holidays and Sundays. Honey almond cake, cheesecakes, fruitcakes, and the iconic Black Forest cake are some of the most popular.

At, we have the best of German coffee, including several specialty coffees. Get 15% off of your purchase, with no minimum order.*

Please use coupon code GERMAN15

*Discount valid from 8/05/18 through 11:59PM ET on 8/07/18 at with 15% off on Jacobs, Dallmayr, Tchibo, Eilles, Eduscho, IDEE, and Davidoff 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.

Did You Know…?

> A German woman is responsible for creating the coffee maker filter, so we have her to thank for being able to drink ground-free coffee.

> Germans drink more coffee than beer or water on average.

Hamburg-cropped> Many of the brands above are based in Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany. Hamburg is a major global trading port, located on the Elbe River, in northern Germany. The city is a popular tourist destination, with major European education and research industries, cultural and artistic venues. And, of course, the Beatles were greatly influenced by, and even performed there in their early years.

Have You Tried…?

EBC-German-Coffee-Brands-NL-80518Try 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.

Dallmayr French Press Selection is an extra-coarse blend created with help from a popular French Press maker. The blend is 100% Arabica beans, with a floral and spicy aroma. We also have 3 very special blends: Neiva (spicy), Kilimanjaro (light and floral) and Granverde (nutty and soft). All are 100% Arabica beans, ground, in 8.8oz packs. We have 10 Capsa roasts capsules for the Nespresso maker, including: Prodomo (the flagship blend, strong aroma, full-bodied and smooth); Espresso Dark Roast (intense, full-bodied, with fruit and chocolate notes), and Vanillla (sweet and delicate, with a delicious aroma). Vanilla is a perfect addition to a special coffee drink, but any Dallmayr coffee is great on its own (milk’s optional)!

We have Jacobs Kronung coffee, the flagship roast, in instant, whole bean, and regular and decaffeinated in ground. We also have 3 new roasts from Jacobs new line of whole beans:  Jacobs Crema Intenso is a full-bodied dark roast. Jacobs Espresso is intense and velvety with spicy notes. Jacobs Crema is a smooth and balanced medium roast

Tchibo Exclusive Ground coffee is great for stovetop Moka makers and espresso, and we have the roast in Instant too. Tchibo Beste Bohne, literally ‘best bean’, is made from the best available beans and carefully harvested, processed and roasted to perfection, and available in ground. Tchibo’s Espresso Milano Style is a medium/dark roast, intense, with a medium body and an excellent crema. Tchibo Black & White in instant and ground is full, intense and unique, a special coffee from Tchibo.

Eduscho Gala Nr. 1 Der Klassiker blends carefully selected beans roasted to a smooth, classic drink. If you like smooth, try Gala Mild coffee, naturally roasted for a balanced taste.

Davidoff Café Creation Superieure Jade instant coffee is a blend of choice Arabica beans from Colombia and Brazil, giving the coffee a pleasing body, sweet aroma, and a soft taste. Café Rich Aroma is an intense, full-bodied coffee that we have in ground and in instant coffee. Fine Aroma is mild with a delicate aroma and a soft texture and is available in ground and instant. For Nespresso makers, we have Nespresso-compatible capsules from Davidoff available in two roasts.

Coffee In The News

Made From Coffee For Coffee

coffee-cups-from-recycled-coffee-groundsA German designer and a Berlin start-up company have partnered to create reusable coffee cups from coffee grounds and wood particles. The components are combined to create a liquid that can be injection molded to create the espresso, cappuccino, and travel cups. The coffee grounds come from cafes in Berlin, and the wood is from sustainable sources. The dark, speckled cups are all dishwasher safe and durable. Prices range from $17 USD for one cup to sets of 8 espresso or 6 cappuccino cups, with saucers, for about $140 USD. The products were awarded the Red Dot Award for design just this year. Reuse, check. Recycle, check. Reduce, check.

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

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