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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Coffee In The News, Expanded Edition, From EnjoyBetterCoffee.com

Turns out, coffee has been in the news recently, and sometimes for the most unexpected reasons!

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Let’s start down under, in Melbourne, where three different cafes offer a freshly brewed organic coffee that costs just over $100 USD per cup, or in this case, per glass goblet. With flavor notes of lychee, passionfruit, cognac, and cocoa, it’s a “lavish” and special blend that costs about $3500 USD per kilo.

air-force-coffee-mug-cropIn news from the Air Force, there is discussion around the costs for replacement coffee mugs used by personnel working on air-refueling tankers. The cups are able to reheat the liquid, but are easily dropped, and the handle is the first to go. The department is replacing the mugs, at $1280 apiece, when this happens. The Air Force is looking into ways to produce new handles, possibly with a 3D printer, to help save money.

If you’d rather stay planted firmly on the ground, you can stay in a tiny house (of TV fame) that is powered by coffee. Well, ok, a generator powers the 275-square foot home using a biofuel blend of 80 percent coffee oil extracted from coffee grounds. The space includes a loft bed, full-sized bathroom, spa tub, and cedar porch. Unfortunately, it’s booked solid for its limited run at its current location near Boston.

edible-water-cropA UK company has been extracting natural minerals from plants and seaweed in order to create waste-free alternatives to disposable plastics such as bottles, cups, and plates. Its first product is an edible water bottle made from brown seaweed. Seaweed decomposes in weeks, it’s cheap and easy to grow and harvest, plus it’s readily available on coastlines. Now, company resources are working with the brown seaweed to make a sustainable paper cup for to-go drinks. The European Union has a goal to make all packaging reusable or recyclable by 2030.


All this coffee in the news has inspired us to offer our weekly deal on all our brands, and all the products at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. Get 10% off your order, with no minimum purchase required.*

Please use coupon code: COFFEE10

*Discount valid from 10/28/18 through 11:59PM ET on 10/30/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for 10% off 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.

Coffee And Your Health

Turkish-coffee-300pxA Spanish scientist has found that Turkish coffee is the richest in polyphenols, a compound in coffee that research suggests helps reduce the risk of heart disease. Scientists acknowledged this after studying the locals from a Greek island who happen to live beyond the age of 90. These locals drink coffee daily, 3-4 cups per day. We have Turkish coffee under Coffee By Type, if you want to experiment.

Also in the news this week was the release of a report that found women who drank four or more cups of coffee per day had a 23 percent lower chance of getting rosacea, a skin disorder, compared to those who drank less than a cup a month. As always, further studies are required to understand how it all works.

Not that any of us need more reasons to drink coffee, but it’s good to know anyway!


And Finally, Just In Time For Halloween…

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Real-life paranormal investigators have found that a coffee shop in Marietta, Georgia, is “definitely haunted.” Baristas had been reporting strange things: “ghostly whispers,” knocked over chairs, and other items out of place. Shop owners invited the paranormal PI’s to check into it. During their time in the café, they and others heard a baby crying, and with their electromagnetic reading equipment, claimed that some ‘uncooperative spirits’ were hanging out in a corner booth, and in a hallway. With Halloween just around the corner, seems the timing of this “news” is just a bit too coincidental. Just sayin’.


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

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We ❤ Coffee and Deals

International Coffee Day celebrates coffee across the world. While the celebration in the U.S. was just yesterday, but around here, EnjoyBetterCoffee.com still wants to celebrate. And, why not? We have a huge selection of the best of coffees grown from and produced in the best places around the world. Our coffees are made for the European market, which makes the flavor profiles a bit stronger and more robust than coffee for the American market.

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So, let’s carry on the party, and this week, you can join in by getting 10% off your order from EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order.*

Please Use Coupon Code: COFFEE10

*Discount valid from 9/30/18 through 11:59PM ET on 10/2/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with orders of $30 or more not including cost of shipping. 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.

Here are just a few tastes of the top European coffee brands

Italian-Coffee-Intl-Coffee-DayFirst up, Italy. Italy is the cradle of coffee civilization. Maybe that’s why there are some serious rituals and customs when ordering coffee in Italy, especially for what and when. The science of espresso has been honed through the decades here, so the flavors and aromas are fragrant and strong. Beans are ground at the time of ordering, so cafes themselves can be rather noisy places. You’ll get a glass of water with the coffee, to cleanse your palate before and after the coffee. Drink up quickly, you may as well, since you are likely standing when you are served.

EnjoyBetterCoffee.com has an extensive selection of Italian coffees, all premium and artfully crafted coffees. From Lavazza, choose from many ground coffees, from Caffe Espresso (dark and velvety) to Qualita Rossa (a balanced blend perfect with milk) to Classico (full-bodied with fruity notes) to Intenso (dark, bold, smoky), with many options in between, and beyond! Several of these are available in whole beans, and we also have Lavazza roasts for Nespresso. We can’t go into all 31 roasts here, but trust us, Lavazza is, as they say, “From Italy with passion.”


Austrian-Coffee-Intl-Coffee-DayNext is Austria. Home to some of the oldest coffee houses in the Western world, the traditional cafes are in Vienna and Salzburg. The servers wear dinner jackets, and serve your coffee on small silver plates, with a glass of water alongside, and sometimes, a piece of chocolate. Everyone drinks the Melange, a coffee drink with frothed milk and steamed coffee, similar to a cappuccino. Have one any time of day.

We offer a range of coffees from the top Austrian brand, Helmut Sachers, including Vienna Blend (fine and aromatic), Deluxe (rich and creamy, great for espresso drinks) and Espresso (rich). These roasts are available in both ground and whole beans. Superb is a special blend of fine beans roasted slowly, the Viennese way, creating a smoother and full-flavor coffee.


Let’s head to France for delicious coffee and chocolate drinks.
French-Coffee-Croissant-ParisStreetside cafes line the streets, with small round tables where a leisurely coffee is the rule. In fact, most of the time, the chairs will be turned to the street or corner or square facing out just to watch the world go by. Café au lait, drip coffee with plenty of milk, is often consumed in a bowl with breakfast. Noisette, another popular drink, is an espresso with just a dash of milk. The name refers to hazelnuts, because the coffee turns to that color once the milk is added.

We have coffees from Carte Noire, a top French coffee brand, in ground, whole beans, Senseo coffee pods, and decaffeinated ground. We also have A L’ancienne instant chocolate in assorted size and serving options. In addition, we have two different French brands of fruit candy and pastilles.


Swiss-Coffee-Intl-Coffee-Day-400pxFinally, our whirlwind tour lands in Switzerland, where coffee comes in a real cup with a small piece of chocolate to enjoy alongside, and you’re expected to pay with cash. You’ll find to-go coffee places at railway stations. In restaurants, coffee is ordered and served at the end of the meal.

Our Swiss brands include Davidoff Café, available as instant, ground, Nespresso capsules, and even one roast, Davidoff Café Crème, in whole beans. Davidoff Café makes premium coffee, with a luxurious taste and aroma. As the founder of the brand said: “I have a simple taste, only the best.” Another famous Swiss brand is Movenpick, and we have one of their most popular roasts, Der Himmlische, in ground and whole bean. We also have four Movenpick roasts, including decaffeinated, in Nespresso capsules.

You’ll find all our brands by country on the Coffee By Type page.


Coffee In The News

The DNA of Coffee

Genome-Arabica-250Just this week, Lavazza and Illycaffè announced that they have achieved the first fully sequenced genome for arabica coffee and available to the public. The project began in 2015, with the goal to ensure future coffee agriculture. Per the researchers, having access to the genome is “an essential precursor to unlocking the potential of genetics research to transform coffee production.” (Note: The download requires registration and specialized software to open the file.) We aren’t sure what all this might do, but we are watching and will keep you posted.


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

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