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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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Munich and Bremen: Fun Fairs, Parades, Oompah Bands and Beverages

This week, we are highlighting two historic German coffee brands, each based in one of the above notable cities, and both extremely popular brands of coffee inside (and outside) German borders.

image6119319Dallmayr Coffee began in Munich, is headquartered there today, and is still run by family members. During the first 100 years of operation, the company supplied coffee to many royal courts of Europe.

Jacobs Coffee started as a small shop in the center of Bremen, and expanded as demand for their products grew. Today Jacobs is available in more than 20 countries, and a best-seller in shops today.

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image6119182-200-CIn Munich, the big celebration known as Oktoberfest to the world, ‘Wiesn’ in Munich, just opened festivities yesterday! Today, there is a traditional costume parade, and tents are filled with long wooden tables, some holding up to 10,000 guests.

image6119312 (1)One tent run by a local café and bakery will actually be baking pies and cakes inside the tent, which holds about 400 people, and has a band playing every evening. Be sure to get yourself a fresh pretzel when you grab a Dallmayr coffee there. Interestingly, you can make reservations in a tent to be assured of a place to sit, eat and drink.

In Bremen, the biggest celebration in this city is the Freimarkt, a celebration lasting 17 days starting in mid-October. There are more than 50 cutting-edge fair rides, lots of beer, a big parade, and regularly draws more than four million people. If you recall the story of the Bremen town musicians, then you should be amused that all around the town, you will find sculptures of the four animals. Be sure to rub the donkey’s hoof for good luck! Bremen is also known for beer (Becks Brewery is located here) and for coffee, Jacobs, of course.

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These two iconic coffee cities know how to celebrate, and with International Coffee Day this coming Saturday, we just had to offer a special deal this week: Get 15% off your order with no minimum purchase required.*

Please use coupon code JCDM15

*Discount valid from 9/23/18 through 11:59PM ET on 9/25/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off on Jacobs and Dallmayr 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.

Check Out What’s New From Dallmayr and Jacobs

JCDM-ADVERT-NEW-WBWe have a new whole bean coffee from Dallmayr, Ethiopia. A single-origin coffee, this high-quality coffee is full, well-rounded, with an exceptional aroma with notes of lemon and chocolate.

We also have 3 new espresso whole bean coffees from Jacobs, including Jacobs Espresso, a dark blend; Jacobs Crema, a blend that is a medium and balanced coffee; and Jacobs Crema Intenso, a strong and full blend.

The best part is these new items are available for the discount above. Don’t miss out on these special coffees!


Coffee In The News

An Easy Recipe for Coffee Ice Cream

It was National Coffee Ice Cream Day earlier this month, and we have a simple, churn-less recipe for making your own coffee ice cream. You’ll love it!

Ingredients:

coffee-ice-cream2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
¼ cup hot water
7 ounces sweetened condensed milk
(oh go on, use the entire can; it’ll just
be sweeter!)
2 cups heavy whipping cream

Directions:

1. Dissolve the instant coffee in the hot water. Allow to cool to room temperature.

2. Whip the whipping cream in a large bowl until peaks form.

3. Combine the sweetened condensed milk into the cooled coffee, and stir until well-combined. Add the whipped cream gently until it thickens.

4. Place the ice cream into a freezable container, and freeze for about 8 hours.


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.

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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 EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, 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 EnjoyBetterCoffee.com 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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Jacobs Kaffee In The Spotlight

Think Outside the Trash. Recycle.

In Germany, recycling is taken very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that according to a 2017 year-end report, Germany is top in recycling compared to other countries in the world. German households alone recycle 57 percent of their waste. Perhaps that’s because the government provides funding, accessibility and incentives that encourage recycling. Some would say this is thinking outside the box.

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The top five recycling countries on the list are all within 3 percentage points in the rankings. The report finds Austria in second place, followed by South Korea in third, by only a mere .1 percent difference. Wales, in the United Kingdom, comes in fourth. That country has an ambitious plan to achieve zero waste by 2050. Switzerland rounds out the top 5.

coffee-cups-trash-200pxJust last week, in Europe, the European Union (EU) began debating a strategy for managing plastic waste, with a focus on recycling, renewables & responsible sourcing. One way the EU intends to facilitate this is by making recycling profitable for business. Regardless, single-use coffee cups, such as those at a café, will be banned in the EU by 2030.

It shouldn’t be surprising then to learn that Jacobs Coffee, from Germany, and a staple in German households, takes corporate responsibility seriously too. Jacobs adheres to guidelines for responsible sourcing, including UTZ and Rainforest Alliance-certified suppliers, while also working with farmers to address sustainability issues. As part of their commitment, Jacobs makes continuous business improvements to minimize the impact of the production and delivery on the environment. Within their parent company, JDE, Jacobs holds a market share of more than 25% in their home country.


While Jacobs is popular in Germany and beyond, we want it to become one of your favorites. Try it in your own home, and prepare to be delighted! We are giving 15% off your order of Jacobs products at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required.*

Please use coupon code JACOBS15

*Discount valid from 1/21/18 through 11:59PM ET on 1/23/18 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off no minimum order required on Jacobs products. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

Popular Items from Jacobs Back In Stock

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It’s back! Time to stock up on Jacobs Balance ground coffee before we sell out again. This special blend is half regular and half decaffeinated coffee. The balance is gentle and flavorful, and perfect for drinking anytime.

Also back in stock is Jacobs Kronung Decaf, a smooth medium blend without caffeine. Jacobs uses a specialized process to remove the caffeine with water and CO2. The beans are then dried and processed the same as Jacobs regular caffeinated coffee, and have the same great taste and flavors.

Also back after a long absence is Jacobs Instant Cappuccino. This instant blend is creamy and foamy just as a cappuccino should be. Enjoy this drink anytime.

Best of all, use the discount above for these delicious coffees and for any of our Jacobs products. Don’t miss out on this deal: Order today!


Coffee In The News

One Bar of Coffee, Please

In a few cities in the Baltic states of Europe, you can consume your coffee not in a glass, but as a bar (think candy-bar). A start-up company, with the goal of making specialty coffee more accessible, has begun selling edible coffee that tastes like coffee and has caffeine. The makers state that the bars give 4 hours of energy because it is absorbed more slowly in the body; it can go anywhere, and uses the entire coffee cherry. One of the 2 types of bars available is made with beans and the cascara, the fruity part that encases the bean. The flavor is described as dried fruit. The other type, for what it’s worth, is the Milk version. Made the same way as the first bar, but with milk powder added in, the company likens it to a mild cappuccino. We couldn’t help but wonder: Does it melt in your hand?

6 Current Coffee Trends + 1 Great Deal from Enjoy Better Coffee = Score!

For fun, this week we have gathered the scoop on 6 current coffee trends, including how you can recreate a few of them at home, should you feel so moved. Then, order coffee from us and we’ll give you $5 off your order of $30 or more.*

Here are the top 6 coffee trends for 2017, in no particular order:

1.  Gourmet Coffee varieties have made a big splash for coffee drinkers. Consumer consumption increased from 18 to 24 percent in just one year. More than half of all consumers, almost 60 percent, report they drank a cup of gourmet coffee in the last 24 hours.**

~At Enjoy Better Coffee, we have only premium and specialty coffees made in Europe for the European market.

2. Sparkling Coffee Soda is cold-brew coffee with lemon and tonic water, seltzer or flavored soda. Use the typical ratio of 1:1 coffee to water, replacing the water with something bubbly. Put a scoop of ice cream on top and you have a very special float.

3. Gin and Coffee Tonic, served in a glass, is made with 10ml (2 teaspoons) of cold-brew coffee added to a shot of gin. Add tonic, garnish with lemon.

4. Vietnamese Egg Coffee consists of one espresso and 3 tablespoons of condensed (not evaporated) milk that has been whisked with an egg yolk and a drop of vanilla into a meringue-like, creamy topping. Enjoy.

5. Coffee In A Cone probably won’t be available at your local café. But imagine this: A specially-made chocolate lined waffle cone that is leak-proof for 10 minutes, and is filled with a coffee latte.

6. More people than ever are drinking coffee daily, with all age groups showing an increase from last year. Up a mere 2 percent are the 18-24 year olds, while those aged 40-59 are up 11 percent from last year.**

Try one or more of our premium ground, whole bean and instant coffees. Find a great espresso roast. Bring home an assortment of pods or capsules. Whatever your choice, you’ll get $5 off your order of $30 or more at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: FIVEOFF

*Discount valid through 11:59 PM PDT on 8/22/17 with $30 minimum order before shipping costs at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.
**Per the National Coffee Association’s 2017 National Coffee Drinking Trends report

Interested in trying one or more of these trends? You’ll need this easy recipe for making cold-brew coffee. And maybe you will just create your own coffee trend!

How to Cold Brew:

1. Use a medium to coarse grind of coffee. Place the grounds in the bottom of a non-reactive container. Add cold water, using a 1:4 parts coffee-to-water ratio. Stir gently to combine.

2. Cover, then allow mixture to steep for 18-24 hours, either in or out of the refrigerator.

3. Strain the brewed coffee into a container to remove the grounds; it may take a few passes using paper towels, muslin or even a coffee machine filter. (If it remains cloudy, try using a larger grind next time.)

4. To make a coffee drink, try 1:1 parts coffee to water. You may have to adjust the ratio, up to 1:8 parts coffee to water, to get the flavor you like.

5. The concentrate should be stored in the refrigerator in a covered container.