It’s January 1 2019!

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

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Your New Year’s Resolution: Enjoy Better Coffee ☕🎇🎉

Ringing In The New Year With Coffee and Cheer!

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Tomorrow evening and the following day are big party days – the evening welcomes 2019, and the next day is filled with parades, football and more snacking!

This week, we have a few tips and tricks to include coffee in the festivities.


In the meantime, take advantage of our weekly deal and get 15% off your order of $30 or more.*

Please Use Coupon Code: NEWYEAR15

*Discount valid from 12/30/18 through 11:59PM ET on 1/1/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $30 minimum order required before shipping cost. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Offer not redeemable for cash.

Please note that our offices will be closed from December 29nd through January 1st. We will be available at 800.582.6617 on Wednesday January 2nd through Friday January 4th 9AM-5PM ET this week.


Must Have Coffee

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Not just our first words in the morning, coffee is also a great idea for a party. Whether you have just a few guests or dozens, be sure you offer coffee to your guests. Some people (like us) love good coffee any time of the day; for others, it will be appreciated later in the evening. Offer both decaf and regular, and hot water available for instant drinks and hot cocoa.

Surround the carafes holding the liquids with different sized-cups, spoons and all the stir-ins you can find. Try simple flavors such as:

  • Small chocolate candies (kisses in many flavors; Andes)
  • Flavored syrups
  • Hot cocoa mix (add a spoonful to coffee – yum!)
  • Good instant coffee
  • Raw sugar
  • Real cream
  • Candy canes
  • Whipped cream
  • Candied orange peel
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Assorted teas
  • Flavored creamers
  • Spices: Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Lavender, Cloves (to name a few)
  • For Adults only: Kahlua, Frangelico, Chambord, Whiskey, Cognac

You can be as elaborate or as uncomplicated as you want. You may already have a lot of potential add-ins in your pantry.

Speaking of keeping things simple…


Coffee-Related Appetizers

Coffee makes a delicious BBQ sauce or rub. Serve grilled or broiled pieces of steak, chicken or pork, cut into chunks or strips, on skewers, or prepare (or buy) chicken wings, with a selection of BBQ sauces alongside for dipping. Add a coffee BBQ sauce to baked beans, shredded meat sliders, or for meatballs or sliced sausages in the crockpot.

Here’s an easy coffee BBQ sauce recipe:

Ingredients

  • Coffee-bbq-sauce1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1½ tsp black pepper
  • 1½ Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1½ tsp low-sodium soy sauce

Directions

  1. Combine ketchup, coffee, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder and chili powder in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in black pepper, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce.
  3. Store in the refrigerator. Can be made in advance.

Serving Adult Beverages?

A coffee martini is a real treat!

Espresso Martini

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  • 1.5 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz espresso

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.

Here’s to a wonderful New Year’s Eve celebration!
Goodbye 2018
Hello 2019!


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

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Holiday Traditions Across the Globe

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Over the next two days, billions of people across the globe will pause their usual work and take part in a special event wherever they are. Perhaps that event is a religious church service. Or maybe it’s a particular meal with family or friends. Or maybe it’s just taking some time on your own to read or reflect.

Just as the holidays here are filled with traditional activities, so too are the cities and towns across Europe, and beyond, as people prepare for and carry out their seasonal rituals. Because EnjoyBetterCoffee.com has the best of European coffee made for the European market, we thought you would enjoy knowing a bit about some of the traditions of the countries that produce our most popular coffees.


But first, here’s our special deal for the holiday:

We’ll take 15% off your order of $30 or more of our products on our site when you order by Wednesday, December 26!*

Please Use Coupon Code: HOLIDAY15

*Discount valid through 11:59PM ET on 12/26/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $30 minimum order required before shipping cost. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Offer not redeemable for cash.

Questions? Please note that our offices will be closed from December 22nd through December 25th. We will be available at 800.582.6617 on Wednesday December 26th through Friday December 28th 9AM-5PM ET this week.


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sauna-210pxChristmas Eve starts early in Finland (it will be dark by 3pm that day), so breakfast is a traditional rice porridge and plum fruit juice. Between morning and the early evening, traditional activities include decorating the tree, taking a sauna, and visiting the graves of family members to leave a candle-lit lantern at the site.

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Christmas Eve is also very important in Sweden. The main meal that day will be a buffet served at lunchtime. There will be lots of fish: cured, smoked and pickled, and served in many different ways. Ham is special, along with turkey, roast beef, pate, salads, breads, sausages, cabbage rolls, pigs’ feet, and many potato- and cabbage-based side dishes. Pastries and cookies are served as dessert.
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Silent-Night-crAustrians speak a dialect of German, so “Merry Christmas” is the same in Austria, Germany and, as it happens, in Switzerland. The big holiday tradition starts on Christmas Eve, when the tree is lit for the first time, and everyone sings carols around the bright tree. “Silent Night” is the most traditional carol, perhaps because it was written in Austria in the early 1800’s.

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7fishes-ITIn Italy, Christmas Eve finds family and friends enjoying “The Feast of the Seven Fishes” which of course includes 7 courses of fish (think eel, smelts, clams, mussels, and shrimp, to name a few).

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Stollen-cropThe Christmas tree itself is a big part of the holiday celebrations in Germany. You may already know that tree decorating as a Christmas tradition began in Germany, and was brought to England by Prince Albert, who married Queen Victoria of England in the 1800’s. A traditional treat for this time of year is stollen, bread with dried fruits, nuts, spices and icing.

Joyeux Noel

Yule-Log-CropIn Provence, France, the Christmas Eve meal is followed by Thirteen Desserts. It’s most important to have 13 offerings rather than have any specific treat. Across France, though, nothing beats the popularity of the Yule Log cake. Decorated with frosting, marzipan and cream meant to look just like a log, right down to the bark and mushrooms growing alongside, the cake is adorned with red and green holly to emphasize the season.

Most importantly, the one thing that all these countries have in common is simple: Coffee is served with the meal and/or dessert.

Try any of our coffees from these countries or beyond – Look under Coffee By Type, where we have grouped coffees by country.

Go ahead, treat yourself to some fresh European coffee and use the discount above. Order now!

Have a wonderful holiday week – and next week, look for some coffee-related party tips in our newsletter!


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

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Drink The Best Of Sweden and Finland

Scandi-Banner-November-2018At EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have a range of the best coffees from the Nordic region of the world. You’ll find Paulig from Finland, Lofbergs and Arvid Nordquist, both from Sweden, on our site.
Stockholm-Museum-RenoJust recently in Sweden, Stockholm’s National museum reopened after it had been closed for 5 years for restoration. The building, originally built in 1866, needed plenty done: Updating technology, security, accessibility, safety and temperature control. During the restoration, Swedish designers were commissioned to collaborate with more than twenty Nordic manufacturers to furnish and decorate staff quarters, a new restaurant and café, and the public spaces. A total of 82 locally-made products, from furniture, to lighting, to tableware, textiles and toys, are part of the $132 million budget. The designer team researched Nordic manufacturing, traveling throughout the region to find the best ideas. For example, inspired by fishing nets, beech plywood is molded into undulating strips, which are then formed into circular and cube shapes used as shades for lighting. The museum has tripled the number of objects than can now be exhibited, but that is still only 8 percent of their entire collection, which includes work spanning from the late Middle Ages to the present day. The museum reopened late last month, and worth a visit should you be heading that way.


You can be sure the National museum restaurant and café serve Nordic coffee to visitors, and we have the best Nordic coffee. 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 11/18/18 through 11:59PM ET on 11/20/18 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.

Fika: The Swedish Coffee Break. Time For Coffee and Friends.

Lofbergs-Swedish-Fika-Advert-NLWe have 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. These are two special roasts you should try.

Arvid-Advert-NLArvid Nordquist is a leader in premium coffee, food and wine products since 1884. 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-wHeinoarominen-2018-NLOur last Nordic brand is Paulig, from Finland. The company roasts and packages their coffee from their facilities in Helsinki. We offer two 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.

We get our coffee directly from the region, intended for the Nordic market, so you are getting the same coffee you would drink in those countries.


Coffee In The News

Coffee Cup Share Program Launches

VesselA company in Boulder, CO delivers stainless steel tumblers to participating coffee cafes for use by customers who may not want to leave with a paper or plastic cup. Comparing the system to borrowing library books, the owners noted that books are borrowed for a while, and if not returned, a fee is charged. For their program, customers order requesting the special tumbler, which has a QR code for tracking, and then can keep the cup for five days before it should be returned to one of the company’s special kiosks found throughout Boulder. Keep the cup too long, and the user is charged $15.


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

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