Get Ready For Koningsdag With Douwe Egberts

From Princess, to Queen, to King

What started as a day to honor a princess in the 1800’s turned into a day to honor the Queen of the Netherlands at the end of the century. In the 1900’s, the date changed, but the party remained the same: Honoring the previous Queen (Wilhelmina) and the then-current Queen (Beatrix). Today, with a minor date change (now April 27), the party is for the King’s birthday. King Willem-Alexander turns 51 years young this month, and the entire Netherlands will be celebrating! In Amsterdam, imagine a city-wide open-air festival, with almost 1 million people arriving to party hard!

DE-KingsDay-2018-Banner-NLIn Dutch, it’s known as Koningsdag. The night before, revelers fill the streets while others prepare their spot for their belongings for the national “freemarket” in the morning. People spread a blanket, offering trinkets and goods (think yard sale) along every street, corner and canal. Everyone is wearing orange, the national color, in honor of the House of Orange, the Dutch monarchy’s lineage. Musical performances are found in every park and plein (square) across the country. The canals are filled with smaller boats of raucous partiers, drinking beer from plastic cups, if the weather cooperates, that is. The 1500 bridges that cross the various canals are also lined with spectators wanting to see the boats. Traffic is restricted, most businesses are closed, so the streets are filled with people.

Koningsdag-King-Willem-Alexander-CrThe royal family always visits a town or two on King’s Day, and participates in the good-natured fun, drinking and eating. This year, the family plans to be in Groningen, a city in the northern part of the Netherlands.

By 8pm, the parties move indoors to the pubs and clubs, at least for those still able to continue on.

The party isn’t just in the Netherlands, either. We have some information about Dutch King’s Day celebrations in the U.S. further down below.


You too can celebrate King’s Day, well, like a king, by drinking Douwe Egberts (before the beer), and saving 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts.*

Please Use Coupon Code: KINGSDAY

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PS- Don’t forget Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th in the United States. Send her on an armchair visit to Holland with some delicious Douwe Egberts coffee. Order today to use the discount, and you’ll be ahead of the game.


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King’s Day: Not Just In The Netherlands Anymore

murphy-windmillThis year, the largest Orange Party in southern California happens in Los Angeles, at the Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach. Similar to the Amsterdam party, there will be Dutch food vendors, live music, a flea-market, photo stations, and of course, Heineken beer. Since it is LA, everyone is in fashionable and spectacular orange ensembles. Be there on Sunday, April 29.

If you find yourself in northern California over King’s Day weekend, be sure to stop by Golden Gate Park on Saturday. The Murphy Windmill is scheduled to be turned on, and that in itself is a rare occasion. The party will include music, Dutch food trucks (snacks, pancakes, pea soup, sausage and herring), a group bike ride, children’s toy exchange, Heineken beer and activities for everyone. Look for lots of orange hair, orange shirts and orange streamers.


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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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J.J. Darboven: A Company Dedicated to Gourmet Coffee

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This past week marked the 152nd year anniversary of the start of a small shop in Hamburg, Germany. That shop, owned by Johann Joachim Darboven, sold bread, milk, and a novelty of the time, roasted coffee beans. When he started shipping packaged coffee and sugar cubes to customers using the postal system, the legacy was set.

Within a few years, the company was offering 144 coffee varieties identified by origin and trade name at an international horticulture exhibition, and the company won the silver medal. When J.J. passed away 40 years later, his two sons took over a company that had already grown far beyond Hamburg. During WW I, the company faced a lack of green coffee beans, so they developed a popular drink that could replace coffee. This drink contained grain, chicory, sorghum, sugar beet, and roasted figs. But the brothers did not stop their innovation there.

IDEE-Kaffee-WS-FlyerA decade later, they hired a food chemist to develop a coffee that was easy to digest, yet still tasted the same, and had the same amount of caffeine. Using the already-established brand name ‘Idee’, this new coffee was launched under the name IDEE KAFFEE. The popularity of this coffee forced the company to expand production. Soon, the business expanded into restaurant supply.

JJ-Koff-175pxFaced with the same lack of green beans during WW II, the company improved the flavor of the substitute drink, renaming it Koff. (The slogan was “Until we can enjoy IDEE KAFFEE again, Koff is a good alternative.”) J.J.’s sons were able to navigate the company through the wars, and the company quickly rebounded through the surviving loyal employees and customers. The sons died within 2 years of each other, about a decade before the 100th anniversary of the company. By then, the fourth generation of the family was managing the company. By 1980, Eilles and Movenpick coffees were part of the Darboven family.

Today, the company sources only premium green coffee from the finest coffee growing regions. Quality and stability are their guiding principles.


We enjoy all the coffees J.J. Darboven produces, and we know you will too! This week, get 15% off your order of these great brands: Eilles, IDEE, Movenpick, and Mozart. Better yet, no minimum order required!*

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J.J. Darboven Brands: A World Of Flavor

2017_eilles-kaffee-logoEilles Kaffee, from Germany, is all about enjoying the good things in life. A distinctive and special blend of beans, Eilles Kaffee uses highland beans, which assures a high-quality coffee. For more than 130 years, Eilles Kaffee has been the preferred brand. In fact, Bavarian King Ludwig II served only Eilles coffee at court during his reign in the later 1800s. We have Eilles Kaffee Gourmet in ground, whole beans and instant, and Eilles Kaffee Arabica in ground. The beautiful blue and gold packaging evokes the royal court; the aroma and flavor are unforgettable.

IDEE-Logo-WPAlso from Germany is IDEE Kaffee, a wonderfully mild classic coffee. The roasting process IDEE uses eliminates any undesirable elements with the beans prior to roasting, reducing bitter flavors that may result from regular roasting. This leaves a mild tasting coffee, with higher caffeine content, which is easier on the stomach. We have IDEE Kaffee in ground and Gold Express Instant coffee. Both are balanced and aromatic coffees.

2017_movenpick-logoMovenpick, from Switzerland, produces coffee that has been roasted gently and carefully follows an original Swiss recipe. Der Himmlische coffee comes in ground and whole bean, taking high-altitude beans from around the world, giving the coffee a wonderful aroma and distinctive taste. We also have Movenpick Espresso whole beans, which has a rich and strong taste and aroma.

2017_mozart-kaffee-logoFinally, a coffee from Austria named after its most famous son, Mozart. Mozart Kaffee is a symphony of flavors, notes and aroma. Well-balanced, delicious and irresistible, this coffee brand produces. We have a Mild ground coffee that is light and Intensive ground and instant, with a powerful aroma and taste.

Try any or all of these, and you won’t be disappointed.


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Cold Brew + Red Wine = Is This A New Trend?

A California winemaker has announced the release next month of a red wine blend that features cold brew coffee. Coffee wines, as these blends are known, tend to be rich and aromatic drinks, with lots of flavor notes from both the coffee and the wine. This new brew is a limited release. Other coffee wines have been made by soaking green coffee in red wine, or by combining Cabernet or Chardonnay with espresso or cappuccino. We like our wine, and we like our coffee, but we aren’t so sure about enjoying them together. Tell us what you think on our Facebook page!


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Get Cozy with Scandinavian Coffee from Enjoy Better Coffee

All Together Now!

Coffee-In-The-Fjords-Scandi-BannerHere at Enjoy Better Coffee, we take our coffee seriously. It is one of the reasons we love Scandinavian coffee, the highlight of this week’s newsletter. Scandinavian coffee is specially roasted in Scandinavian style: The highest quality of green coffee beans are roasted to highlight the flavors unique to each bean type. While some might say that part of that style is to roast ‘lighter,’ that is not entirely accurate. Scandinavian coffee runs the gamut from very light to medium/dark, all of which the Scandinavians maintain allows the drinker to explore a new set of flavors.

In addition, you gotta love a place that has protected coffee breaks by law.

fika-spread-300pxThat’s right! In Sweden and Finland, Fika is a seriously taken ‘coffee break’ where school and work are stopped two times a day, mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Workers can earn 5 minutes for every hour on the clock for their fika (or fika pause). The key here is that it’s rarely a solitary event. Friends, coworkers, family – all get together over steaming cups of coffee and cookies, cake, or a warm cinnamon roll.

This experience is not just in these 2 Nordic countries. In Norway and Denmark, they also promote the “coziness” of being together with a hot drink, a sweet treat and friends (the Danes call it ‘hygge’), and how can we not love that?!


We just got a new shipment of Scandinavian coffee and this week, our favorite Nordic brands: Paulig, Arvid Nordquist, and Lofbergs Lila is 15% with no minimum order at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

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Fresh Off The Boat

We have 3 brands of coffee from Scandinavia that we have just restocked with fresh coffee: Arvid Nordquist, Lofbergs Lila and Paulig.

All began as family businesses well over 100 years ago and all are leaders in the Scandinavian market today.

Arvid-Advert-3Blends-NLArvid Nordquist opened a small shop in Stockholm, Sweden in 1884. Today they are a leading company in premium coffee, food and wine products. We have Arvid Nordquist Classic in 3 roasts: Medium(balanced), Extra Dark (intense), and Gran Dia (medium roast, with floral and nut tones) all in ground.

Lofbergs-Advert-NLLofbergs Lila started in Sweden by 3 brothers. Today, it is one of the largest coffee roasters in the Nordic countries. The company also owns a tea company and sponsor a Swedish hockey team and an Arena. We have 3 flavorful roasts in ground: Medium roast (perfect anytime!); Jubilee roast (rich with sweet notes), and Kharisma (dark, intense, nutty with subtle fruit notes).

Paulig-Advert-wDKRoast-NL-EPaulig was started by a German immigrant in 1876 in Helsinki, Finland. Today the international Paulig Group considers Paulig coffee to be their flagship coffee operation. We have two roasts: Juhla Mokka in ground (strong) and Presidentti in ground (rich with a strong flavor), plus a great new roast from Paulig, just in: Juhla Mokka Dark, a medium/dark roast with chocolate and toasted notes.


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Creamy Irish Coffee Recipe

Ingredients

Creamy-Irish-Coffee-250px4 Cups strong fresh coffee
1/4 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup Irish whiskey
1 Cup whipping cream
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons Irish whiskey

Instructions

  1. Place 4 cups of strong fresh coffee in a saucepan with 1/4 cup
    of sugar, or to taste.
  2. Add 1/2 cup Irish Whiskey and heat thoroughly but do not boil.
    (Scotch whiskey, Bourbon or other whiskeys could be used.)
  3. Meanwhile whip 1 cup whipping cream until light.
  4. Beat in 2 Tablespoons each of sugar and Irish whiskey.
  5. Pour coffee into mugs or goblets and pipe or spoon the
    flavored cream on top.

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

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