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.*

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*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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Score A BOGO Deal On Tchibo Gold & Lavazza Caffè Espresso Ground Coffees

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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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Explore The Brands of Tchibo

This week, we are highlighting 3 of our premium German brands: Tchibo, Davidoff, and Eduscho. Let’s look at how these brands grew into the icons of coffee they are today.

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Tchibo is German coffee producer that started selling coffee via mail orders more than 60 years ago. The name Tchibo comes from the word ‘Tchiling’ (the name of a founding partner) and the German word for ‘bean’ (bohne). Thanks to its popularity, Tchibo opened a store next door to their roasting plant to sell coffee directly to customers. Their coffee was sold in new see-through containers and customers were given samples of brewed coffee to allow patrons to choose their favorites. Within a few years, there were more than 70 shops in Germany with a new one opening almost every week. Over the next 30 years, Tchibo opened roasting plants and coffee shops in Britain, Poland, Hungary and Russia. Today, Tchibo has one of the largest chains of coffee cafés with over 1000 retail locations worldwide.

Davidoff-espresso-advertZino Davidoff (1906-1994) lived his life with the belief that a taste for quality was a taste for life. Coffee was one of his greatest passions, starting each day with an espresso or two. The spirit of Zino lives on in the company as a source of inspiration and as a mandate for the business. Because only the finest quality will do, you can be sure that Davidoff coffee is as close to perfection as Zino would want.

Eduard Schopf began the family business, Eduscho coffee, in 1924 in Germany with a direct focus on fresh coffee, from the beans to the preparation. Because mail was the quickest way to reach a lot of customers, Eduscho began as one of the earliest mail order business. Eventually the business had stores in all major German cities and in bakeries, and the brand hurtled into a national presence. Around the turn of this century, Eduscho was acquired by Tchibo and expanded into Europe – Slovakia, Poland, Austria and Britain.


We love all these brands. You will too! We’ll give you 15% off your order of Tchibo, Eduscho, and Davidoff with no minimum purchase required.*

Please use coupon code TCHIBO15

*Discount valid from 8/25/19 through 11:59PM ET on 8/27/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off with no minimum order required on Tchibo, Eduscho, and Davidoff 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.

Find Your Favorite!

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“A New Experience”

2015_Tchibo LogoLet’s start with 2 new special roasts from Tchibo. Guatemala Grande, delicate with notes of chocolate, is one of the two Privat Kaffee roasts we now have. Brazil Mild is aromatic, smooth with hazelnut notes. We have both in ground.

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.


“Good Coffee Has To Be Fresh”

2015_Eduscho logoWe have two of Eduscho’s top sellers: Gala Nr 1 ground and Gala Mild ground coffee both make great every day coffee. Try them for a real European coffee experience.


“Live Every Moment”

Davidoff-Cafe-Logo-NL-BlockTry Davidoff Café Rich Aroma ground coffee for an intense, full-bodied experience. Davidoff Café Fine Aroma ground coffee is mild with a delicate aroma and a soft texture. Davidoff Espresso 57, intense with a soft finish, is available in ground and whole beans. Check out Crème Whole beans, a fine coffee with a classic crema.

For Nespresso drinkers, we have capsules from Davidoff. Café Elegance is a mild roast espresso, rated 4/6 in intensity. Davidoff Café Style is a longer-roasted blend with a distinct aroma, rated 3/6 in intensity. We also have a variety package with these 2 roasts, plus Prestige, a blend of Arabica and Robusta beans roasted longer to develop the character, rated 5/6 in intensity. With the deal above, we’re practically giving these away!


Germany In The News

Germany Celebrates Fall of Wall 30th Anniversary

berlin-wallA week-long city-wide festival in Berlin this November will commemorate when the Berlin Wall was taken down. At sites across the city, installations will tell the story of how it happened, with images, films, and sound. The event has been coordinated with museums, memorial sites, educational and artists groups, with different elements of the story told at each stop. At one stop, Berliners who were separated because of the wall tell their stories; at another stop, a gallery, experience an artistic takeover of the Wall. On November 9th, the date the Wall fell, stages across the city will showcase renowned artists connected to the events that year, and those whose work represents freedom. More than 100 events are planned, including discussion panels, guided tours, readings, theatre productions, and poetry slams. A free app for your cell or tablet has been developed that will use augmented reality technology at the wall location for those who want to see what the wall looked like at the time on their device.


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

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