The Most Important Meal of the Day: Serve with Coffee

Germany is home to the brands we’re spotlighting this week, so here’s a little more about this historic and important country.

Let’s start in Germany’s capital, Berlin, considered to be the best city to live in for its culture, according to a survey conducted by a bank whose customers live abroad. This expat banking service, for people living outside their native countries, asks participants to rate top locations, quality of life topics, work opportunities and standards, cultural offerings and more. The survey found 70 percent of expats living in Berlin found its cultural side to be “vibrant” and 55 percent found the city diverse and “welcoming.”

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Another welcoming aspect of Germany is the traditional food of the country. Despite the name, Boiled Meatballs are a favorite and filling comfort food. Veal (or other ground meat) is mixed with onions, eggs, anchovies, and spices, made into small meatballs which are cooked and served with a creamy, lemony white sauce dotted with capers.

sauerbratenAnother national dish is Sauerbraten. The pot roast dish (literally “sour roast”) is labor-intensive to prepare, so it is often for special occasions. While there are regional variations, basically beef or venison is marinated in a red wine vinegar spice mixture for several days, then cooked slowly in a covered pot at a low heat. Serve the thinly sliced meat with a dark beetroot and sugar gravy, rye bread, red cabbage, and potato dumplings. Finally, we have to mention the most popular food in Germany: Potato pancakes, a comfort food and street food staple, are usually served with apple sauce on black pumpernickel rye break, sometimes with a drizzle of sweet syrup.

Kuchen-un-kaffeeOur last highlight of the day is a mention of Kaffee & Kuchen. This long-standing German tradition calls for sitting down in the afternoon with a piece of good cake, and a cup of coffee! Everyone participates in the ritual, from the young to the old, and cafes fill up with people gossiping away the time while enjoying good German coffee.


You supply the cake, we’ve got the coffee! Choose from these premium German brands:

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 Get 15% off your order of anything from these brands with no minimum purchase required.*

Please Use Coupon Code: GERMAN15

*Discount valid from 10/20/19 through 11:59PM ET on 10/22/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Jacobs, Tchibo, Dallmayr, Mount Hagen, and Eduscho 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.

Find Love At First Sip With These Brands

JACOBS

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Jacobs flagship coffee is Kronung, [“coronation” in German], and is well-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 tends to sell quickly, and which makes a fine, velvety cappuccino. We have 3 other instant coffee roasts from Jacobs, and because this is instant made for the European market, the flavor is strong and full.

TCHIBO

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Tchibo Feine Milde Ground coffee is a naturally mild coffee made from Arabica beans grown in different geographical areas. The perfect blend makes the coffee mild and soft with a delicious flavor. If you prefer a coffee with a stronger flavor, try Beste Bohne. It has a sweetness with good body making it perfect to drink every time. We also have Tchibo Espresso Milano Style and Sicilia Style, both in whole beans and both with a velvety crema.

DALLMAYR

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If you are looking for a smooth coffee, then you must try Dallmayr Prodomo, their most popular product. The coffee is smooth from the first sip to the finish, and we have whole beans, ground, plus a decaf roast and a mild roast, both in ground. Velvety Dallmayr Crema D’Oro is balanced, smooth, with spicy aroma notes. Dallmayr also has capsules for the Nespresso machine. We have a range of 8 roasts in our Capsa line. On the lighter end, we have Lungo Ethiopia (medium); Decaffeinato (medium/dark), Prodomo, and Lungo Belluno (soft and balanced). Artigiano is complex with fruit and nut notes, Barista (dark with cocoa tones), Lungo Azzuro (strong) and Ristretto (intense) are the dark roast options. All of these capsules are available, along with our entire Dallmayr line, for the discount offered above. If you have a Nespresso machine, do not miss this deal!

MOUNT HAGEN

MH-Products-Advert-NL-102019Mount Hagen instant coffee is made from 100 percent organically-grown Arabica beans, certified under USDA standards. The taste is unique and fresh.
Even the freeze-drying process is additive-free. We have Mount Hagen instant in jars of regular and decaf and in single serve sticks, all with the rich aroma and taste of fair-trade and organic beans. Mount Hagen instant coffee consistently is rated high on the taste scale for instant coffee.

EDUSCHO

Eduscho-Advert-NLEduscho opened its first store in Bremen in the 50’s, and within a few years, introduced Gala coffee. Because it was sold in bakeries – kaffee and kuchen – its popularity took off. In 1980, Gala coffee was renamed to Gala Number 1 (Nr. 1) Klassisch to reflect its status in the market, along with its top flavor and quality. Try Gala Mild, with its mild taste and gentle aroma, or the stronger Gala Nr 1 Klassisch.


One Last Note About Coffee in Germany

cafe-canaleWe read about a café in Hamburg, situated on the scenic Mühlenkamp canal, that serves coffee and cake (and other food) to its patrons who paddle up, ring a bell, order, then are served in their boat. A picture on the café’s site shows several canoes gathered around an open window which displays the menu of the day, but the site really focuses on their cakes. They claim their cakes are incomparable. One of their cakes with crunchy butter crumbles apparently has a devoted following, and all their cakes are served with fresh cream and really good espresso. Whether rhubarb, plum, apple or gooseberry cake, or the famous “Bee sting” cake (with almonds and custard), all are baked fresh daily using local ingredients.


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

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Germany: Fundamental In Coffee’s History

Germany, much like Italy, has played a pivotal role in the history of coffee in Europe. From the opening of coffeehouses as early as the 1670’s in Hamburg and Bremen, two key shipping ports that ultimately brought coffee into Germany and eastern Europe, Germany took its place as a European coffee leader. With the spread of coffeehouses over the next 50 years, women would be found frequenting the café, and even more shockingly, meeting and chatting with other women out in the open. This was not happening in other countries, making Germany ahead of its time!

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One of the country’s biggest contributions to the long history of coffee is the simple coffee filter. The 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. 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). Since making coffee in Turkish style was common, so were grounds in your cup. She strained the boiled coffee through the paper and an empire was born.

filter-closeShe 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 spotlighting 2 of our iconic German coffee brands:

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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: JCTC15

*Discount valid from 9/22/19 through 11:59PM ET on 9/24/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Jacobs and Tchibo 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.

Everything We Love From These Brands

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Jacobs flagship coffee is Kronung, [“coronation” in German], and is widely known for its aromatic qualities, mellow flavor and reasonable price. We have several more options from Jacobs including Mild ground coffee and Balance ground coffee. Currently in stock is Jacobs Instant Cappuccino, which makes a fine, velvety cappuccino, so get it while we have it. Jacobs has several whole beans, including Espresso, a dark roast that produces a traditional espresso, Kronung, Crema, a medium roast, and Crema Intenso, a darker roast. We also have 4 instant coffees from Jacob, all easy, convenient, and best of all, tasty.

 
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Tchibo is another top seller, and we offer several premium products. Try Tchibo Exclusive Ground coffee, great for stovetop Moka makers and espresso, also available in Instant. We have several other 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 very special Brazil Mild (smooth Arabica, with hazelnut notes). Tchibo whole beans include Beste Bohne, and 2 espresso styles, Sicilia Style (dark and intense) and Milano Style (medium strength). We offer 2 instants also, Exclusive instant (medium) and Gold Selection instant (more intense). See…something for everyone!


Coffee In The News

GOffee Delivers To Your Desk

A local coffee chain in New York city that roasts and sources its own coffee has partnered with a coffee and tea delivery service. Workers whose employers use the beverage supplier GOffee can now order coffee delivered right to one’s desk. The eco-friendly service uses reusable cups to help the environment. You may have noticed that food and beverage companies are making more on-demand deliveries to where customers may be located (parks, beaches, sport fields, entertainment venues), and this service fills that niche.


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

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Jacobs Has A Coffee for Every Cup

Jacobs Coffee started as a small shop in the center of Bremen, and expanded as demand for their products grew. Today Jacobs Coffee is available in more than 20 countries, and a best-seller in shops today.
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Germany is a cradle of coffee, and deserves that honor. Bremen and Hamburg had the first coffeehouses in the 1600’s and coffee was served at the royal court as early as 1675. Berlin opened the first public coffee house in 1721. Even the spelling of the word changed over time – originally “coffee” then “café” then landing on and remaining in Germany as “kaffee.”

Helping to spread the word about Jacobs coffee, in the last month, Jacobs has launched a flagship store in China, one of the fastest growing digital consumer markets in the world. China has gone from traditional tea drinks to instant coffee to now with demand for more freshly brewed coffee products. In the last couple of years, sales of fresh coffee increased by double digits in China.


We have several roasts from Jacobs, including in ground, whole bean, and instant. Just for a few days this week, get 15% off your order of Jacobs coffee, with no minimum purchase required.*

Please Use Coupon Code: JACOBS15

Discount valid from 7/14/19 through 11:59PM ET on 7/16/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Jacobs 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.

Our Favorites Right Now

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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, Balance, and Decaf, some in ground and whole beans.

We also have Jacobs Instant Cappuccino, which makes a fine, velvety cappuccino. This is such a popular product we 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.

Jacobs has long been known, and popular in Europe, for its instant coffees. We have several roasts in instant available, from Kronung Instant, to Cronat Gold Instant, and Velvet Instant. We even have two Barista Editions, Crema Instant and Americano Instant, both made with finely ground Arabica beans.

Even items on sale are available for this discount. Order today!


German Coffee In The News

Sparkling Flavored Coffee Debuts In Cans

sparkling-cold-brewClaiming to be the first sparkling coffee ready to drink in cans, a German company has launched a series of drinks. Flavors include ginger, lemon, and grapefruit. The brews are nitro-infused, meaning it’s a cold-brewed drink with tiny bubbles that remain in the drink to the last sip. Flavored cold brews are becoming more diverse, so look for exotic flavors such as dragon fruit, Kaffir lime, Sicilian Lemon and Arctic Raspberry to show up on the market. As for us, we’ll take a good espresso any time.


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

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Jacobs Coffee in the Spotlight

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Jacobs Coffee is the most popular coffee in Germany according to German consumers. In 1895, Johann Jacobs pioneered the art of commercial coffee roasting. Johann had an exceptional sense of taste and smell, and during his career, he was known and respected as a master roaster. Not surprisingly, Jacobs coffees have wonderful aromas and flavors.

Jacobs flagship coffee is Kronung, German for “coronation,” is a top-seller for its aromatic qualities, mellow flavor and reasonable price. We have several choices in the range, including whole beans, ground and instant. We also have Kronung Mild, from select beans, in ground.

Jacobs Instant coffees are some of their most popular. We have 6 instant coffees, including Americano (finely ground Arabica), Crema (instant with finely ground Arabica beans), Velvet (rich and full), Cronat Kraftig (strong) and Cronat Gold (mild), plus Jacobs Instant Cappuccino, which makes a fine, velvety cappuccino.

Jacobs whole beans are available in the medium and balanced Kronung, Crema (medium), Crema Intenso (medium intense) and Espresso (spicy).


We are celebrating the range of Jacobs coffee this week by giving you 15% off all Jacobs products with no minimum order.*

Please Use Coupon Code: JACOBS15

*Discount valid from 2/3/19 through 11:59PM ET on 2/5/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Jacobs 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.

P.S. Decaf ground and Kronung Whole Beans are on sale and still eligible for the discount above. You’ll really save big, so order today.


Germany In The News

German City Honors Elvis

Elvis-Traffic-LightsThe central German town of Friedberg, where Elvis Presley was stationed with the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960, has installed 3 traffic lights with the silhouetted images of the singer. The lights communicate to pedestrians to walk or to wait, or in this case, to sing or dance like Elvis! The red light shows Elvis at the mic and the green light shows him swiveling his hips, his trademark. Since the area is already a tourist destination for Elvis fans, this is just another bit of fun to get them all shook up.

Squirrel Terrorizes Man So He Calls Police

squirrelA German man phoned the police to report that he was being chased by a squirrel, as he frantically ran down the street. The police report states that when they arrived, the rodent was still going after his prey, then suddenly stopped and lay down, allowing the officers to take the squirrel into “custody” and later transferred the little guy to an animal rescue center.

For Sausage Lovers Only

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Sausages everywhere: The menu, of course; images on the walls; plastic replicas hanging from mobiles; the soap in the shower and more. You can even lay your head to rest on a pillow made to look like a sausage. The sausage-themed Bed & Breakfast opened in Germany last fall, with seven rooms, and conference spaces catering to foodies. The owner is a 4th generation butcher; his family has produced and sold meats in the small town of Rittersbach, Germany for decades. The Bratwurst Hotel also offers workshops in making wurst, and offers souvenir cans of minced sausage flavored with unusual add-ins such as beer, coffee, and chocolate.


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

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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!

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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 EnjoyBetterCoffee.com 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

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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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