International Coffee Day celebrates coffee across the world. While the celebration in the U.S. was just yesterday, but around here, EnjoyBetterCoffee.com still wants to celebrate. And, why not? We have a huge selection of the best of coffees grown from and produced in the best places around the world. Our coffees are made for the European market, which makes the flavor profiles a bit stronger and more robust than coffee for the American market.
So, let’s carry on the party, and this week, you can join in by getting 10% off your order from EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order.*
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Here are just a few tastes of the top European coffee brands
First up, Italy. Italy is the cradle of coffee civilization. Maybe that’s why there are some serious rituals and customs when ordering coffee in Italy, especially for what and when. The science of espresso has been honed through the decades here, so the flavors and aromas are fragrant and strong. Beans are ground at the time of ordering, so cafes themselves can be rather noisy places. You’ll get a glass of water with the coffee, to cleanse your palate before and after the coffee. Drink up quickly, you may as well, since you are likely standing when you are served.
EnjoyBetterCoffee.com has an extensive selection of Italian coffees, all premium and artfully crafted coffees. From Lavazza, choose from many ground coffees, from Caffe Espresso (dark and velvety) to Qualita Rossa (a balanced blend perfect with milk) to Classico (full-bodied with fruity notes) to Intenso (dark, bold, smoky), with many options in between, and beyond! Several of these are available in whole beans, and we also have Lavazza roasts for Nespresso. We can’t go into all 31 roasts here, but trust us, Lavazza is, as they say, “From Italy with passion.”
Next is Austria. Home to some of the oldest coffee houses in the Western world, the traditional cafes are in Vienna and Salzburg. The servers wear dinner jackets, and serve your coffee on small silver plates, with a glass of water alongside, and sometimes, a piece of chocolate. Everyone drinks the Melange, a coffee drink with frothed milk and steamed coffee, similar to a cappuccino. Have one any time of day.
We offer a range of coffees from the top Austrian brand, Helmut Sachers, including Vienna Blend (fine and aromatic), Deluxe (rich and creamy, great for espresso drinks) and Espresso (rich). These roasts are available in both ground and whole beans. Superb is a special blend of fine beans roasted slowly, the Viennese way, creating a smoother and full-flavor coffee.
Let’s head to France for delicious coffee and chocolate drinks.
Streetside cafes line the streets, with small round tables where a leisurely coffee is the rule. In fact, most of the time, the chairs will be turned to the street or corner or square facing out just to watch the world go by. Café au lait, drip coffee with plenty of milk, is often consumed in a bowl with breakfast. Noisette, another popular drink, is an espresso with just a dash of milk. The name refers to hazelnuts, because the coffee turns to that color once the milk is added.
We have coffees from Carte Noire, a top French coffee brand, in ground, whole beans, Senseo coffee pods, and decaffeinated ground. We also have A L’ancienne instant chocolate in assorted size and serving options. In addition, we have two different French brands of fruit candy and pastilles.
Finally, our whirlwind tour lands in Switzerland, where coffee comes in a real cup with a small piece of chocolate to enjoy alongside, and you’re expected to pay with cash. You’ll find to-go coffee places at railway stations. In restaurants, coffee is ordered and served at the end of the meal.
Our Swiss brands include Davidoff Café, available as instant, ground, Nespresso capsules, and even one roast, Davidoff Café Crème, in whole beans. Davidoff Café makes premium coffee, with a luxurious taste and aroma. As the founder of the brand said: “I have a simple taste, only the best.” Another famous Swiss brand is Movenpick, and we have one of their most popular roasts, Der Himmlische, in ground and whole bean. We also have four Movenpick roasts, including decaffeinated, in Nespresso capsules.
You’ll find all our brands by country on the Coffee By Type page.
Coffee In The News
The DNA of Coffee
Just this week, Lavazza and Illycaffè announced that they have achieved the first fully sequenced genome for arabica coffee and available to the public. The project began in 2015, with the goal to ensure future coffee agriculture. Per the researchers, having access to the genome is “an essential precursor to unlocking the potential of genetics research to transform coffee production.” (Note: The download requires registration and specialized software to open the file.) We aren’t sure what all this might do, but we are watching and will keep you posted.
As always, enjoy better coffee and thanks from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!