Dallmayr’s Expertise Is Still A Family Tradition

Munich has been home to Dallmayr Coffee since the early 18th century. Originally founded by a local merchant, Alois Dallmayr bought the enterprise around 1870. A few decades later, the original store location had grown into one of the leading delicatessens in Europe. The company headquarters is in the old part of Munich, with descendants of Dallmayr still working and holding shares in the company.

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Munich has been home to Dallmayr Coffee since the early 18th century. Originally founded by a local merchant, Alois Dallmayr bought the enterprise around 1870. A few decades later, the original store location had grown into one of the leading delicatessens in Europe. The company headquarters is in the old part of Munich, with descendants of Alois still working and holding shares in the company.
Because Munich is such a special place, especially in the history of coffee in Germany, we thought the newly-opened exhibition at the Deutsches Museum was worth a look.

Kosmos-Kaffee-BannerThe museum is an interactive science and technology space, so the new “Kosmos Kaffee” (Cosmos Coffee) exhibit opening last month takes a look at the biology, the chemistry, and the social sciences of coffee. Some might say the universe of coffee.

You can take a walk through the history of espresso machines, which will remind you of space-age design with all the chrome and knobs. They even offer an app for your phone where you can grow a coffee plant to harvest, and see how many cups of coffee your plant will make. (It’s an app; what can we say?)

An Italian manufacturer of professional espresso and cappuccino equipment which happens to own the largest collection of equipment dedicated to coffee culture, tech and design, has loaned some of their collection to the exhibit. Highlights of the collection include a horizontal espresso machine from the 1940s; a “horned” behemoth that looks more like a motorcycle engine, and a shiny model from the ‘60s, iconic and revolutionary for its extraction technology.


Dallmayr and Munich will always be connected in special ways. Our special this week is for Dallmayr coffee, so we’ll give you 15% off your order of Dallmayr products from our site.*

PLEASE USE COUPON CODE: DALLMAYR

*Discount valid from 8/11/19 through 11:59PM ET on 8/13/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com on Dallmayr products with no minimum purchase 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.

Dallmayr Quality is The Dallmayr Tradition

If you enjoy a smooth coffee, then you must have tried 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.

For a truly velvety coffee, Dallmayr Crema D’Oro is balanced, smooth, with spicy aroma notes. The 100% Arabica beans are gently roasted, making a delicious espresso, or to be used as a base for lattes and cappuccinos.

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Dallmayr also has capsules for the Nespresso machine. We have a range of 9 roasts in our Capsa line:

Artigiano capsules are 7 out of 10 on the intensity scale. This complex roast has subtle notes of fruit and nut.

Barista capsules have an intensity of 8 with cocoa notes, dense crema and a smooth mouth feel.

Ristretto capsules are 10 on the intensity scale, so expect full and intense flavors, including fruit and spice along with sweet notes. Perfect for making a short-shot (ristretto).

Try Lungo Belluno, with an intensity of 5, to enjoy a soft, balanced Arabica. Notes of vanilla, floral and nuts make this a special drink. Try Lungo Azzuro, intensity 8, if you are looking for something a little stronger.

We also have Crema d’Oro (light, mild and balanced); Lungo Ethiopia (medium); Decaffeinato (medium/dark), and their Prodomo. 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!


Coffee In The News

Researchers Find Bamboo Reusable Coffee Cups May Carry Risks

We have previously written about Germany (and other European countries) that are actively working to support sustainable business process by supplying reusable coffee cups to replace the standard paper to-go cups. There are a variety of systems in which the cups are purchased – or would that be rented? – filled with coffee, and then returned back to the café at another time. There they are washed and sterilized. A German consumer research foundation studying the impact of bamboo cups tested them with hot coffee, and found that the temperature at which coffee is drunk causes resin from the cup to leach into the liquid. The group published their findings last month, but encouraged people to use other types of reusable cups made from other materials.


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Beat The Heat With a Unique Coffee Treat!

Writer Jane Austen wrote to her sister in late summer 1796:

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While it is hot in some parts of the USA, Europe has been experiencing record-setting heat for two months now. In June, a city in France endured an all-time high of 115⁰F, while several other countries, including Austria, Luxembourg, and Germany, logged new high temperatures too, making June the hottest on record. July was much of the same – forest fires, buckled train tracks, air quality warnings, and drought-like conditions. Late in July, several countries issued “red alerts” as the temperatures increased. Britain logged 101⁰F in Cambridge; the Netherlands had 104⁰F in the south, breaking a record more than 50 years standing. Germany hit a record with 106⁰F in the western region of the country. Many homes and businesses do not have air conditioning, and with water-usage restrictions and dry fields, it seems most Europeans are just trying to stay cool.

iced-coffee-short-blue-and-white-strawsWhile there is not much that can be done about the temperatures, there are plenty of things that someone can do to beat the heat – including our favorite, iced coffee! Summer is perfect for this treat. We have a recipe with some suggestions on the newest trends in iced coffee below, but in the meantime, we are offering a sweet deal on our coffee and products.

Get 10% off your order of $30 when you use the coupon code: COFFEE10

*Discount valid from 8/4/19 through 11:59PM ET on 8/6/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with orders of $30 or more before shipping cost. Offer not redeemable for cash. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Questions? Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET at 800.582.6617.

Hit Me With Your Best Espresso Shot

iced-espressoEspresso is a great way to start when making an iced coffee. We offer some of the best European espresso, ground and in whole beans. We have many great Italian brands: Lavazza, Sant Eustachio, Caffe Vergnano, illy, Segafredo, Kimbo, to name a few; we also have delicious German brands such as Caffe Hausbrandt, Dallmayr, and Tchibo. All of these brands are known for strong, flavorful, classic espresso, and all of them would make a hot or cold drink that satisfies.

We also have a wide range of capsules for the Nespresso machine, and four roasts for the Segafredo Espresso machine.

You can always use instant coffee for iced coffee too – that makes it super-convenient and quick! We offer instant coffee, extremely popular in Europe, from several brands, including Davidoff, Nescafe, Tchibo, Jacobs, and Douwe Egberts, and in several roasts, with something for absolutely everyone. You can search coffee on our site by brand or by type.


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Coffee Trends This Summer

Summer is the season of iced coffee, and this season’s big trend, again, is cold-brew coffee. Those who love it say cold-brew is particularly smooth because the cold water slowly extracts the coffee from the beans. (Cold-brew is easy to make, and of course you
can use any of our coffees. See below.)

iced-coffee-summer-trendsBut this summer, look for unique styles of the brew, new and surprising flavors, and techniques that kick-up your coffee drink a notch. Here are a few:

–Floral flavors such as rose, violet, and elderflower
–Summer herbs, added to simple syrup, such as mint, basil, and rosemary
–Using different varieties and blends of coffees
–Infusing the cold-brew with surprising flavors such as juniper and agave; cocoa; pepper; vanilla bean, and vodka

How To Make Cold-Brew Coffee

cold-brew1. Use high-quality beans (we have plenty from which to choose). Grind the beans semi-coarse.

2. Stir ¾ cup grounds with 4 cups of water, and put in the fridge for 6-18 hours to make a concentrate.

3. Strain in a sieve lined with a coffee filter. For concentrate, use one-part concentrate with two-parts water to start. You can adjust the proportions of water and grounds depending on how you prefer your coffee. Enjoy!


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Italian Coffee Awakens the Senses

Espresso is to Italy what champagne is to France.

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This week, for a few days, we have a deal on some of the finest coffee brands in Italy:

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All of these companies are top-sellers in Italy, where coffee is an important part of daily life. We’ll give you 15% off your order of these brands, with no minimum order required at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: ITALY15

*Discount valid from 7/28/19 through 11:59PM ET on 7/30/19 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.

Kimbo – It’s not just from Italy, it’s from Naples

Kimbo-Vesuvius-Small-Advert-CropBased in Naples, in the south of Italy, Kimbo has produced premium coffee for more than 50 years. We have a wide range of coffee, including several signature espresso-ready roasts, available in ground, whole beans, and capsules. Our current favorites include Kimbo Antica Tradizione in ground, which is the original rich and flavorful Kimbo blend; Kimbo Espresso Napoletano in ground is roasted and prepared using the Neapolitan tradition; and Kimbo Premium Espresso Bar in whole beans, which creates an intense espresso drink. We also have three roasts in capsules for the Nespresso machine, from the lighter Armonia, to the medium, balanced Napoli, to the full-flavor Intenso.


Lavazza – It’s how you say coffee in Italian

Lavazza-cup-beansBased in Turin, in the northwestern part of the country, Lavazza has been blending and creating the highest-quality Italian espresso for more than 120 years. Our range of Lavazza coffee includes espresso and filter coffee in ground, many options in whole beans, and one roast in capsules for the Nespresso machine. Our most popular roasts include the medium roast Qualita Oro in ground, in a can for easy storage; Café Espresso in ground and in decaffeinated, perfect for every day; a range of ground coffee that can meet every taste; and, Qualita Rossa in whole beans, for a full-body brew.


Segafredo – A coffee for friends

Segafredo-advert-espressoHeadquartered in Villorba, just north of Venice, in the northeast of the country, Segafredo is the flagship product of Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group. The brand is known as the leading producer of espresso in the country. We have a range of coffee from Segafredo, including fine examples of true Italian espresso, including in espresso capsules for the Segafredo machine. We are enjoying Segafredo Casa, available in ground and whole bean, a traditional espresso, intense, spicy and full-bodied. If you have a Moka maker, try Segafredo Emozioni, a special, smooth blend, available in ground.


Italian Coffee In The News

Italian Military Exercises Serve Up Strategy and Espresso

ITL-Soldiers-EspressoThe Italian Army’s paratrooper brigade has been taking part in “Swift Response” exercises in eastern Europe this summer, being dropped into the field, then searching for and capturing “the enemy.” One of the most important pieces of equipment they carry is the portable espresso machine, because, well, they love espresso. In their foxholes, the Italians brew espresso, and the other combatants have noticed. An American adviser taking part in the exercises noted that the Italian paratroopers are battle-ready, even when gripping a tiny cup of coffee. In a recent night battle, the paratroopers successfully held their position through a mock challenge. You can be sure they celebrated the win with an espresso.


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It’s Time For Fireworks!

Our biggest sale of the season is here!

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Today through Monday please enjoy 15% off sitewide with no minimum order required at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: FIREWORKS

*Discount valid from 7/04/19 through 11:59PM ET on 7/08/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required. Offer not redeemable for cash. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Offer not redeemable for cash.

Please note: Our office will be closed from July 4th through July 7th but the EBC team will be available to assist you Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET when we return on July 8th at 800.582.6617. Orders will be shipped out as quickly as possible when we return. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!


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Delightful Iced Coffee Drinks You Can Enjoy Now!

Italy. It’s the birthplace of espresso, the espresso machine, and where coffee beans were first imported for consumer sale. Italian coffee is a special experience.
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With summer officially here, we’re bringing you the keys to making special and delicious iced coffee. Espresso is great for making these drinks, but you can also use your favorite brew. Below are three recipes for iced coffee drinks that will keep you cool any time of the day or night!


This week, we have some of our best Italian coffees on sale, just in time to let you chill out with these drinks. Try any of our specialty Italian coffees from these brands and we will give you 15% off:

Hausbrandt, Caffè Vergnano, Miscela D’Oro, Sant Eustachio, Illy, and Bristot

Order by Tuesday to save like crazy!*

Please use coupon code: WELOVEIT

*Discount valid from 6/30/19 through 11:59PM ET on 7/2/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Bristot, Caffè Vergnano, Hausbrandt, illy, Miscela D’Oro, and Sant Eustachio. 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.

Refreshing Coffee Drinks For Summer

The time is now, in this summer heat, to switch to iced coffee. Whether you are looking for a quick fix or a more involved preparation, we’ve got you covered.

Let’s start with everyone’s summer drink, lemonade, and turn it into a caffeinated Arnold Palmer. Try this cold brew lemonade. You’ll need:

lemonade-coffee1-2 oz lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup (see note below)
4-5 oz water
4-5 oz cold brew coffee (you can use regular brew instead)
Ice

1. Make the lemonade by combining the juice, the syrup and water in a glass. You want to make a slightly tart lemonade, not very sweet. When it tastes the way you want…

2. Add ice to the glass, then top up with the coffee. Stir and enjoy!

NOTE: Make simple syrup by combining equal amounts of water and sugar. Bring to a boil, then allow to cool. Store in the refrigerator for best results. Simple syrup is perfect for iced drinks – no trying to dissolve sugar in a cold liquid.

Affogato-2019-EAnother favorite coffee drink this summer should be an Affogato. The word means “drowned” because the espresso is poured over a scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato. The espresso should be hot, and be sure to use a spoon to get every drop. Is it a dessert? Is a drink? You decide. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Finally, let’s try a Coconut Caramel Coffee. You’ll need:
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8 oz coffee
Ice
1-2 Tablespoons coconut milk
1-2 teaspoons caramel syrup

1. Start with the coffee in a mug or glass. Stir in the milk and the syrup. Add a pinch of sweetener if desired. Serve and enjoy!


So Many Brands, So Little Time To Use The Discount Above! Shop Now.

Hausbrandt-nl-iconAlthough the founder of Hausbrandt the brand was Austrian, he opened a coffee roasting business in Trieste in 1892. The founder, a merchant marine introduced the electric roaster and was one of the first to sell coffee in sealed metal containers in the early 20th century.

CAFFE-VERGNANO-nl-iconDomenico Vergnano opened a grocery store in the foothills of surrounding Turin more than 130 years ago. Today, Caffè Vergnano is one of the top Italian coffee companies, exporting coffee to more than 80 countries.

misceladoro-nl-iconWhen the Urbano family started roasting small batches of coffee in 1946, the guiding principle of Miscela D’Oro was to choose the highest quality raw beans. The company remains committed to sourcing the best raw coffee beans, carefully blending the beans while still green, then roasting them to produce a full-bodied espresso with a rich, thick crema.

sant-eustachio-nl-iconSant Eustachio is known for its wood roasting of coffee beans. Based in the heart of Rome, just a few steps from the Pantheon, Sant Eustachio slowly roasts beans over slightly smoky wood in the back of the shop, followed by air-cooling. This roasting technique creates a mild coffee with a fragrant aroma.

Illy-nl-icon-editIlly’s founder developed the modern espresso machine. Today, the third generation of the family is still in the business of producing rich, full-bodied, velvety smooth coffee. The signature blend combines nine sustainably-grown Arabica beans from 4 continents.

bristot-nl-iconThe Bristot signature is quality and excellence. Their high standards, cutting-edge technology, development, innovation and certification, including Kosher certified, result in premium coffee blends.


Coffee In The News

Europe’s Oldest Person, Ran a Coffee Bar, Passes Away at 116

We have written before about some of the oldest people in the world who happen to live in Italy. This month, great-grandmother Giuseppina Robucci died in the southern town of Poggio Imperiale. She is officially the last European born in 1903. (A woman in Japan, 2 months older than Robucci, is the current oldest living person in the world.) Robucci had five children, nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She and her husband ran a coffee bar for much of their lives, and she was even named an honorary mayor back when she was a young 109 year old.


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Get 20% Off Original Line Nespresso-Compatible Capsules Today Only ⏳

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Dallmayr – Coffee at its Finest

This week we highlight a premium coffee brand, one of the most popular brands in Germany.

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The secret of Dallmayr coffee starts with the beans – the finest highland beans grown within the global coffee belt. Beans grown in the highlands, at 2600 feet and above, ripen more slowly in the cooler temperatures, allowing the flavor, aroma and acidity to develop gently over time.

Ninety-eight percent of the green coffee beans produced around the world are either Arabica beans or Robusta beans. Arabica beans, grown at higher altitudes, have a fine aroma and a fresh, smooth taste. Robusta beans are grown at lower altitudes, and have a smoky, woody, spicy aroma and taste.

Dallmayr has learned how to blend these beans into delicious coffee, from delicate notes to robust flavors. Happily, there is something for everyone.

Dallmayr also gives advice on how to drink coffee like the experts, referenced below.


In the meantime, get 15% off your order of Dallmayr, no minimum purchase required.*

Please use coupon code DALLMAYR

*Discount valid from 6/2/19 through 11:59 PM ET on 6/4/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com 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.

PS – This discount also includes a wide selection of Dallmayr capsules for the Nespresso machine! Even the varieties on sale are eligible for the discount!
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Single Origin Coffee From Dallmayr

We also have 3 very special single origin coffees: Neiva, Kilimanjaro and Granverde. All are 100% Arabica beans, ground, in 8.8oz packs. Single origin means that the beans are from one single producer, crop or region, and single origin coffee tends to be higher quality coffee.
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Dallmayr Neiva is grown in the coffee belt of Columbia. This medium roast is spicy, with a fresh taste and citrus notes.

Dallmayr Kilimanjaro is grown in Tanzania. These unique beans flourish at the foot of the mountain, giving the coffee a balanced flavor with a light floral note.

Try Dallmayr Grandverde, an organic ground coffee grown in Latin America. The coffee has a delicate nutty taste with a soft finish.

These coffees are perfect for coffee drinks, but we can tell you that any Dallmayr coffee is great on its own!


Assess Coffee Like The Experts

The overall impression that we get of a coffee variety is a result of the combination of aroma, body and acidity.

The aroma is perceived through smell (the nose) and taste (the tongue). While the nose can distinguish between an infinite number of nuances, the tongue recognizes the basics: sweet, sour, salt, bitter and umami.

The body is the impression which the coffee leaves in the mouth. To get an idea of this, simply imagine the difference between water and milk in your mouth.

The acidity describes the lively, fruity properties of the coffee – which are particularly desired in arabica coffee.

**Source: Dallmayr.com


Coffee In The News

A Flight of Latte Art

bird-latte-artA self-described “home barista” living in Japan has been creating lattes topped with colorful birds. Originally inspired by her own pink parrot, the artist’s work showcases all types of colorful birds, including cockatiels, parakeets and sparrows. Apparently she also takes requests, and will post her work next to the real bird. Referred to online as Bird Latte Art, the work is completed using colored foam. Her work is on Instagram, with more than 1000 posts of her art.


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