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Coffee in the Spotlight: Italian Coffee

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Italians have loved coffee since it first arrived at the port of Trieste, Italy, in the 16th century. Italians drink coffee first thing in the morning, after lunch, at work and then after dinner. (Italians will point out that they don’t drink cappuccino after midday, as they consider the drink to be only for breakfast.) Coffee is an art in Italy, especially and most notably, with espresso.

In Italy, the coffee shop, known as the coffee ‘bar’, is extremely popular too! When you enter, you will find a lot of people standing while drinking their espressos. That’s right…in Italy, café patrons tend to stand for their coffee, served with a glass of water too, as a side drink. Making perfect espresso is a key skill in the bars. This week, we focus on Kimbo, Lavazza and Hausbrandt, Italian coffee roasters in the tradition of true Italian coffees.

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We have a huge selection of coffee by these historic Italian brands. This week, get 15% off of Kimbo, Hausbrandt, and Lavazza when you order by Tuesday on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: ITALY15

*Discount valid from 4/28/19 through 11:59PM ET on 4/30/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Lavazza, Kimbo, and Hausbrandt. 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.

Kimbo – “Where espresso is a passion”

kimboAll Kimbo coffees exemplify the great Neapolitan coffee tradition for which Italy is famous. Kimbo has a range of espresso too.

Top Sellers: Napoletano is the medium roast that is suitable for most coffee makers. Aroma Gold, available in ground and whole bean, is 100% Arabica beans roasted to perfection so that its rich aroma, full body and delicious flavor shine through. Kimbo capsules for the Nespresso machine are available in three roasts, plus a variety package of one of each, and we even have 10 packs of Armonia and Napoli capsules on sale already, so you’ll really save with the discount above.


Hausbrandt – “A legacy of passion and excellence”

Haus_Espresso-Cup-CropAlthough the founder of Hausbrandt was Austrian, he opened a coffee roasting business in Trieste. The founder, a merchant marine, is known for his innovation with transport and storage of coffee to maintain freshness. We have several roasts, all in whole bean, plus a Decaf in ground.

Top Sellers: H. Hausbrandt whole beans, a little sweet, and a little spicy, medium roast, with nut and cocoa notes. Trieste Espresso is full-bodied, with a toasty aroma, and notes of baked goods, cocoa and anise.


Lavazza – “The coffee of Wimbledon”

Lavazza-espresso-advertLavazza is all about aroma, quality and excellence. One of the first companies to mix coffee of different origins to create blends that taste delicious, Lavazza offers regular and espresso options.

Top Sellers: Qualita Rossa, available in ground and whole bean, is a blend of Robusta and Arabica beans, medium roast, good for any time. Qualita Oro, made from 100% Arabica beans, is full-bodied, with a good crema, and available in ground and whole beans. We have a wide range of Lavazza coffee, so there is something for everyone.


A Note About Espresso

Espresso-TortEspresso became popular at the start of the 20th century in Italy with the development of machines built to make coffee. Espresso bars became a place to meet and socialize. Tiny cups were all the rage. The word espresso is used to describe both a roast of coffee (Espresso Roast) and a method of brewing. Espresso is brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through a compressed pack of finely ground coffee. Espresso Roast refers to coffee roasted so that it is somewhat darker than traditional American roasts. The espresso roast highlights the bitter-sweetness of the bean while keeping the acidity (the tartness) down.


Coffee In The News

These Bears Are A Different Kind of Gummy

coffee-gummiesA candy store has introduced a new product just this week: Coffee-infused, caffeinated gummy bears in three flavors. Cold brew is described as earthy; Bourbon brew is smokier and iced vanilla latte is a vanilla and almond milk espresso flavor. Reviewers found the aromas pleasantly sweet, and the amount of caffeine in a serving is equal to an espresso. The beans are even packaged in small covered cups with tiny straws for those on the go!


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

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Italian Coffee: Love At First Sip

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Italy holds a key role in the history of coffee in Europe. It was in Italy, in fact, that the best-brewed coffee was produced the first-time using steam and pressure. We’re talking about espresso, of course. With the Industrial Revolution well under way, inventors were looking for ways to use steam to brew coffee more quickly. An Italian patent for a new-fangled device in 1884 describes “steam machinery for the economic and instantaneous confection of coffee beverage.” Unfortunately, that device was only used for the Turin General Exposition in the same year, where more than ten thousand exhibitors welcomed three million visitors.

patent-espresso-machineTwenty years later, Luigi Bezzerra, a manufacturer in Milan, invented the first of a series of commercial espresso machines. Early versions heated the water with a flame, making the regulation of heat and steam inconsistent, so the machine had a hard time catching on. Only when a clever designer added the first pressure release valve, along with a steam wand, did the machines start to be produced and used commonly. Introduced at the 1906 Milan Fair, “cafeé espresso“ was a hit, and similar coffee machines were soon popping up all over Italy.

This week, we are putting 3 big Italian roasters in the spotlight:

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We have a range of coffees from these popular Italian brands, including two brands with Nespresso-compatible capsules, all perfect for a truly authentic Italian coffee experience.


This week, we are giving you 15% off your order of Lavazza, Kimbo and Segafredo brands with no minimum order required on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: ITLNCOFFEE

*Discount valid from 3/3/19 through 11:59PM ET on 3/5/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Lavazza, Kimbo, and Segafredo. 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.

Segafredo: Crafted Like No Other

Segafredo_Espresso-Cups-CropA flagship product from the Massimo Zanetti coffee empire, Segafredo is consistently high-quality coffee. We have a wide range of Segafredo coffee, including rich and intense Espresso Moka coffee, sophisticated Emozioni, intense and nutty Enzo, and the spicy Espresso Casa, all in ground. Try one or more of Segafredo’s whole beans in one-pound bags of Casa, dark and strong, and medium blend Intermezzo. We also have 2.2lb bags of whole beans in the range, Espresso Mild and Massimo. Segafredo also makes capsules for the Segafredo espresso machine, all of which are strong with a full crema.

NOTE: Segafredo capsules are NOT compatible with Nespresso machines.


 Lavazza: Italy’s Favorite Coffee

Lavazza-espresso-advertWe have a wide range of Lavazza coffee, from those made with 100% Arabica to blends with Arabica and Robusta beans. We have the most popular coffee in Italy, Lavazza Super Crema Espresso Whole Bean Coffee. This coffee is mild and creamy, with a spicy aroma. Also popular is Lavazza Crema e Gusto ground coffee, intense and distinctive, with chocolatey notes, this full-bodied coffee is already priced economically before the discount! Try Lavazza Caffe Espresso ground coffee in a can, intense, velvety, distinctive from the 100% Arabica beans. Try any of our five Lavazza capsules for Nespresso machines: the less-intense Decaf, the delicate Leggero, Avvolgente right in the middle, the fuller and stronger Armonico, and the rich and intense Vigoroso.


Kimbo: True Italian Espresso

kimboKimbo Coffee is espresso from Naples, “bellebbuono” (extra good), as they say. We have several coffees available, from the rich and full Napoletano, to medium roast and perfectly balanced Aroma Gold, both available in ground and whole beans, to full-bodied Antica Tradizione in ground. Try Kimbo Extra Cream Espresso in whole beans, which are sweet, balanced, with a good crema. Try any of our three Kimbo Nespresso capsules, or get a variety package with all 3 types of capsules. Our prices can’t be beat!


Italian Coffee In The News

Four Seasons Hotel Milano Offers Concierge Coffee

Concierge-coffeeA specially trained barista piloting a trolley with many types of coffee and methods of preparing said coffee will wheel it to your room, inquire what you want from your coffee, talk to you about the types of beans, and then grind them and prepare the coffee right then and there. But the real decision is in the preparation method. Choose one of five different ways, including French Press, Turkish style, Chemex or Gina (pour-over makers) or Syphon (using pressure and vacuum). The barista will take note of your preferences for next time.


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

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