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It All Starts With Coffee, Bread And Butter

What do we mean? Breakfast in the Netherlands of course!

The home of Douwe Egberts is also home to a plateful of very specific breakfast items. They include chocolate sprinkles and flakes, peanut butter, and spice-filled cake.

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Let’s start with the sprinkles, where it’s socially-acceptable for an adult to eat said sprinkles for breakfast. Take a plain (or toasted) slice of bread, spread with butter, then spread a thin layer of the sprinkles on the butter. Chocolate is the most popular flavor of ‘hagelslag’ (literally hailstorm), but there are many flavor options, including white chocolate, fruit flavors, anise (another popular flavor), and they’re available in different colors. The sprinkles are only lightly sweetened, so not too overly-sugary, as you might imagine. The Dutch might also eat these at lunch, where sandwiches rule.

Add a layer of ‘pindakaas’ (peanut cheese) on top of the butter, and no one will complain about getting chocolate in their peanut butter. In fact, sliced, buttered bread can be topped with cheese, cold meats, jam, honey, strawberries, among others. The ‘ontbijtkoek’ (breakfast cake) is similar to gingerbread, made with rye flour, and spices including cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. And, yes, you would eat it sliced with butter, and use a knife and fork.


Add a cup of fresh Douwe Egberts coffee to this breakfast and you have an authentic, traditional Dutch breakfast. Coffee, bread and butter. What more could you want? Oh! How about a discount on all Douwe Egbert products? Done: Take 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts and Senseo products with no minimum required.*

Please Use Coupon Code: IHEARTDE

*Discount valid from 9/16/18 through 11:59PM ET on 9/18/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Douwe Egberts and Senseo products. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.
Questions? Call 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

We have two of Douwe Egberts most popular blends, Aroma Rood and Black, both in 8.8oz ground coffee, and the premium ground coffee variety package, all at a great price and eligible for the discount above!


Decaf Lovers, Rejoice!

DE-Moccana-Decaf-AR-Decafe-NL-150pxAs for that late-night snack, and yes, bread with sprinkles is a good snack or treat too, we have just what you need. Both Moccona Decaf, in instant, and Aroma Rood Decaf, in
ground, are back in stock.

Moccona Classic Decaf is a combination of Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, which make for a balanced aroma and smooth taste and comes in a reusable jar. Aroma Rood Decafe ground coffee also combines Arabica and Robusta beans, so the blend is flavorful and aromatic. Drink Douwe Egberts as late as you like.


Europe In The News

Breakfast Is Best, And Here’s Why

breakfast-face-2A new campaign championed by all EU Member States is working to spread the news about the importance of breakfast in a healthy life. Studies have shown that children and adolescents across Europe don’t eat breakfast at all. For instance, in the Netherlands, around 90 percent of 11 year old children eat breakfast, but in Greece and Slovenia, only about 51 percent do. By the age of 15, that percentage drops to 65 percent in the Netherlands, to 40 percent in Greece and Slovenia.

The campaign is encouraging breakfast for all. Missing breakfast has been connected to behaviors that compromise healthy living, including increased use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs, and to more sedentary lifestyles. As the president of the European Medical Association stated, a daily breakfast “is an important step in taking control of your diet and your life.”


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Tomorrow Is A Special Day But We Can’t Wait…

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Have a restful and relaxing Labor Day weekend and enjoy 10% off your order of $30 or more today through Tuesday at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: LDSALE10

*Discount valid from 9/02/18 through 11:59PM ET on 9/04/18 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? Our office will be closed on September 3rd but the EBC team will be available to talk Tues-Fri 9AM-5PM ET at 800.582.6617.

Have a safe and happy holiday!


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Fika, Hygge and the Secret To Happiness at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com

EBC-Scandi-Banner-Coastal-View-082618Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga); Norwegian for “to give comfort, joy;” similar to a hug.

Fika (pronounced fee-ka); old Swedish term, for which there is no English equivalent, but roughly refers to making time for friends and colleagues with coffee and goodies.

It is also the name of a new coffee roast from Lofbergs, but more about that in a moment.

EBC-Scandi-FIKA-082618-E2This week, we are highlighting the range of Scandinavian coffee we offer at EnjoyBettterCoffee.com. No mention of coffee from countries such as Norway, Denmark, and Sweden would be worth its weight in beans without the mention of hygge and fika, key parts of life in the Nordic countries. We aren’t talking about a coffee break, but an extended break, twice a day, with special baked items to make it all cozy and comfortable. And, it’s the law in Sweden that companies give employees two Fikas per day. It is considered socially unacceptable for employees to skip these gatherings.

Happiness-Factor-Scandinavia-2-300px-E2These Scandinavian cultural norms, which put a premium on cozy and warm feelings as key parts of interactions with friends and co-workers, could be a big part of why the Nordic countries consistently place in the top 10 Happiest Countries, per the annual World Happiness Report. For 2018, the report deemed Finland to be the overall happiest country in the world. Following in order are Norway, Denmark, Iceland, with Sweden jumping to 9th place, up from 10 last year. You may already know that the report is based on values assigned to six variables that contribute to well-being: income; healthy life expectancy; social support; freedom; trust, and generosity. Data is pooled from Gallup World Poll surveys to calculate the happy ratings. (The U.S.A. comes in at 18th.)

Are there other reasons for this regional contentment? Frigid weather and long winters may bring communities together in support of each other. (Think of the effort behind a barn-raising where everyone helps the farmer in need.) These countries also offer social programs, affordable higher education and healthcare, and have a high GDP. A Finnish researcher speculates that Finns are quietly satisfied with life conditions, and unwilling to compare what they have against others, comparison being the “thief of joy” (according to Teddy Roosevelt).


Through Tuesday, get 15% off your orders of Paulig, Lofbergs, and Arvid Nordquist coffees with no minimum required at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: NORDIC15

*Discount valid from 6/3/2018 through 11:59PM ET on 6/5/2018 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off no minimum order required on Arvid Nordquist, Lofbergs and Paulig coffees. 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.

Check out our roast reviews to help you decide among these comforting coffees.

Lofbergs-Swedish-Fika-Advert-NLLofbergs, one of the largest coffee roasters in the Nordic countries, is based in Sweden. We offer two exemplary roasts, both new to us: Lofbergs Swedish Fika Medium Roast Ground Coffee and Lofbergs Swedish Fika Dark Roast Ground Coffee. Fika Medium Roast is a light roast (3 of 5) of Arabica beans with a balanced taste and aroma. Fika Dark Roast is rated 4 of 5, made of 100% Arabica beans, including about 1/3 of beans certified by the Rainforest Alliance (an international sustainability organization we have written about here before). These two special roasts alone make this deal special!

Arvid-Advert-NLArvid Nordquist opened a small shop in Stockholm, Sweden in 1884. Today the Arvid Nordquist brand is a leader in premium coffee, food and wine products. We offer three roasts: Medium roast, Extra Dark roast, and Classic Gran Dia, all prime examples of Swedish coffee roasting. In addition, all three are UTZ Certified and CO2 Compensated (read more about these organizations on the product page). The Medium roast is balanced, with chocolate and spice notes. Extra Dark is full-bodied, and intense, with just the right amount of bitterness. Classic Gran Dia is a medium to dark roast, full-bodied, with nut and floral notes, and a nice finish.

Paulig-Advert-wDKRoast-NL-EOur last Nordic brand is Paulig, from Finland, who roasts and packages their coffee out of their facilities in Helsinki. We offer three roasts. Juhla Mokka ground coffee is light-roasted, rich, balanced and intense blend of beans from South America and Africa. Presidentti ground coffee is a light roast (1 of 5) from a blend of beans grown in Africa, and delivers a strong and rich coffee. Juhla Mokka Dark Roast ground coffee is a medium roast coffee with chocolate and baked pastry notes. This coffee works with most preparation methods, including drip, French press and moka pot. All three of these coffees are perfect examples of Finnish coffee and well worth a try.

We get it directly from the region, for the Nordic market, so you are getting the real deal, just as a native would buy.


Coffee In The News

Queen of Specialty Coffee Passes at 96

Erna-KnutsenIt shouldn’t be surprising that a central figure in coffee history, a legend in the coffee industry, and the person credited with originating the term “specialty coffee,” was from Norway. Erna Knutsen died in June, just short of her 97th birthday. Knutsen emigrated to the United Sates in 1927, a couple years after her father arrived alone to work in the shipyards while saving to send for his family. Erna, her mom and two sisters would move to New York, where her parents eventually had four more children.

Erna went on to work as a secretary for a Wall Street firm. Eventually, she joined a coffee, tea and spice trading house in San Francisco. There, she was one of the first women ever to sell green coffee. Legend has it that during the 1970’s, she was able to convince an Indonesian man who was driving to New York city with very special coffee beans to open, roast and cup (taste) the coffee. Ten years on, she bought her own trading house and renamed it Knutsen Coffees, Ltd. (She would later recount that being disallowed from the cupping room because she was a woman actually made buying the company all the sweeter, especially when she fired the men who excluded her.)


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Douwe Egberts: Best Coffee In The Netherlands

We enjoy writing about the Netherlands not only because it’s home to Douwe Egberts, but also because it’s a beautiful country with fun traditions. If you are traveling there, try these suggestions for activities to see and do while you’re there.

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First, ride a bike. Anytime you are trying to go anywhere. There will be plenty of other bikers on the road, even between towns. Streets in the Netherlands are narrow and filled with parked cars, sometimes trams, walkers and a lot of bicycles. Because of the network of well-maintained bike paths, it is safe, convenient, and visitors are encouraged to take advantage of local transport to get around.

gezellig-2-nbNext, stretch out in the grass at the park, or enjoy a very long lunch with friends, and feel gezellig. This Dutch word (pronounced ‘khuh ZEL ick’) is a term that’s difficult to translate into English, but the word has a general meaning of coziness and friendliness. This feeling of enjoyment is highly valued in the Dutch culture.

The Dutch have some of the lightest and tastiest pastries in Europe: appeltaart, soesjes (tiny cream puffs), and stroopwafels (a syrup cookie made only better by being warmed over your freshly poured cup of coffee).

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And, finally, the coffee! Dutch coffee (just like Dutch cheese) is considered the best in the world. Douwe Egberts is the best-selling coffee in the country, and remains popular around the world.


We enjoy Douwe Egberts coffee, and we think you will too. If you haven’t tried it before, this is your chance to scoop up a deal. Of course, if you have tried it, then you already know what a deal it is! This week, get 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts and Senseo coffee and accessories, with no minimum purchase required.

Please Use Coupon Code: IHEARTDE

*Discount valid from 8/19/18 through 11:59PM ET on 8/21/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Douwe Egberts and Senseo products. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.
Questions? Call 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

These Are Some of Our Favorites from Douwe Egberts

DE-Sale-Advert-August-2018-NLDouwe Egberts Excellent Aroma and Select Aroma, ground in 8.8oz/250g soft packs, are two special Douwe Egberts roasts. Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma is medium to dark roasted coffee, smooth and full. Select Aroma, with a light-medium roast, is gentle and mild. And, most importantly, you can use the discount above.

We have Douwe Egberts most popular blend, Black, in ground coffee, at a great price and still eligible for the discount above. If you like your coffee flavorful and strong, then you must try Douwe Egberts Black. And, yes, the discount above is valid too!

We also have variety packages of ground and of whole beans, so you can try more than one of the Dutch’s favorite coffee, and save even more!


The Netherlands In The News

Don’t Read This Over Your Eggs Benedict

Dutch-people-healthyAccording to European Commission figures, the Dutch exercise more than any other group in Europe, by almost double. Eighty percent cycle, walk, swim, dance and/or garden on a regular basis. The European average is a mere 44%. With the strong and supportive cycling infrastructure, it’s easy for people to cycle to work, or to ride to the tram. The data also showed that the Dutch expressed a preference to perform regularly in sporting activities for pleasure, rather than health. An online and weekend-printed newspaper in the Netherlands crunched the numbers. And, if you’re wondering, yes, they ride bikes in the snow.


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