Let’s Talk Douwe Egberts!

But First, This:

People in the U.S. are talking about the recent big winners of two multi-state lotteries. This month, in the Netherlands, people are talking about the Postcode Lottery, a large charity lottery, supported by a series of draws every month that can win money for the resident with that postcode (zip code). In addition, there are other drawings, such as one for the New Year, and one where an entire street can win. Fifty percent of the lottery’s revenue is donated to a variety of charities. (Read more about that below.)

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Postcode-Loterij-in-Eastermar-winners-300px-eThis year, the New Year’s Postcode Lottery’s big prize – almost 27 million euros ($32 million USD) – went to two homeowners with the exact postcode in the small village of Eastermar (pop: 1500 residents). Additionally, 272 residents each won fifty-five thousand euros. One of those winners is lobbying the other local winners to donate to a fund she began to benefit everyone in the village. The fund will be used to organize local activities. She hopes to get one hundred Euros from each of them, giving them a great start to the fund. Sounds like a win-win situation to us!


We enjoy being able to share interesting news about the Netherlands, home of Douwe Egberts. We also enjoy offering a range of Douwe Egberts coffee products at affordable prices. This week, www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com will give you 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts, with no minimum purchase required.*

Please use coupon code: DE15POFF

*Discount valid from 1/14/18 through 11:59PM ET on 1/16/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Douwe Egberts products with no minimum order. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts products.

PS: It seems that many people in the Netherlands play this lottery for fear of missing out if their code is drawn. It costs about $15 USD per draw.


Don’t Miss Out On This Bonus Deal

DE AROMA ROOD WB NL 200PXWe are overstocked with Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood Whole Beans and our mistake is your opportunity to stock up on this delicious and popular coffee. The blend of beans is balanced and smooth, a perfect example of Douwe Egberts coffee. Grinding beans right before brewing the coffee is the best way to have fresh-tasting coffee. Please note the best-by date on these beans is 2/10/18, so we have some tips on safely storing coffee beyond this date. Even better, this deal works with the discount above too, so you can really save!


More About Charities That Benefit From The Postcode Lottery

Since 1989, dozens of charities (99 in 2017) have received more than 5.1 billion euros ($6 billion USD) from the Dutch Postcode Lottery. While a majority are in the Netherlands, the charities include organizations in other parts of the world, such as Britain and in the U.S. Recipient organizations must be working towards a humane and green world. These groups include UNICEF, WWF, Doctors Without Borders, African Parks Network, Greenpeace, Oxfam, Rocky Mountain Institute, among many others. Approximately 17 million people live in the Netherlands; approximately 3 million people play the lottery.


Coffee In The News

Storing Coffee Should Be Cool

coffee-container-100pxAlways store coffee, whether ground or beans, to protect from air, moisture, heat and light. Store beans in an opaque, air-tight container at room temperature. The container should be kept in a dark and cool location. This works for coffee both before and after its best-by date.

Coffee Grounds Make Biodiesel Fuel

A partnership among a petroleum company and two biodiesel firms is producing a fuel made from the extracted oils of used coffee grounds. The fuel blend is named B20, and combines the coffee ground oils, other recycled waste fats and oils, and a mineral diesel fuel. The product is 85% more carbon-efficient than standard diesel, achieving more than 10% CO2 reduction over the standard. So far, the business has produced 6,000 liters of pure coffee oil, enough to produce 30,000 liters of biofuel.


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

Phone: 800 582 6617
support@enjoybettercoffee.com
www.enjoybettercoffee.com

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As they say in the Netherlands, ‘Vrolijk Kerstfeest’

Cheerful Christmas!

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dutch-horns-at-christmas-300pxIt’s that time of year, just as in other parts of Europe and beyond, when adults and children alike focus on and celebrate the Christmas holiday. There might be a Christmas hamper (box or package) from your employer, time to decorate the tree (only after St. Nicolas Day), a 4’ horn to sound at dawn, and most importantly, time spent with the people you love.

In fact, researchers found that in the Netherlands, spending time with family was identified as the most important part of the Christmas season.

Advocaat-Dutch-Eggnog-250px-eThe big day itself is actually two days in the Netherlands. The Dutch celebrate First (25th) and Second (26th) Christmas Days as time spent with family, and indulging in the holiday feast. Traditional holiday favorites include oliebollen (heavy donut), Christmas fruit bread, roasted venison or goose with plenty of vegetables, and the Dutch version of eggnog, Advocaat, actually a creamy brandy custard, often eaten with a spoon.


The Dutch find this time of year special, just as we do. Indulge in the wonder of it all with authentic Dutch coffee from Douwe Egberts. As our gift to you, we’ll take 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts products on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: DUTCH15

*Discount valid from 12/10/17 through 11:59 PM EST on 12/12/17 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Douwe Egberts products with no minimum order. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts products.

We Have Douwe Egberts For Everyone

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Our Douwe Egberts range includes ground coffee, whole bean, instant, and some fun coffee gift sets. Grinding the beans just before brewing produces the best-tasting coffee. Our whole bean selection includes Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma, a perfect medium roast, with a smooth and full-bodied taste and a strong finish. For something a little darker, try Mocca Aroma, full-bodied, with spice and chocolate notes. If you are looking for a daily drinker, we have Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood, a medium, smooth, and aromatic blend of Robusta and Arabica beans. We have these great roasts in ground too.

Douwe Egberts Select Aroma in ground is a lighter roast, silky-smooth and fruity. Douwe Egberts also makes an Aroma Rood Decaf in ground. You won’t miss out on any flavor, just the caffeine.

For convenience, and as a great gift for people who travel or spend a lot of time on the road or just like to grab coffee and go, we have 5 roasts of instant coffee. Get Aroma Rood, Pure Gold, Pure Indulgence, Pure Decaf, and Moccona Classic Decaf in beautiful, resealable jars that can be repurposed later. Our Pure Gold instant is also available in easy to use sticks in two package sizes.

Check out our selection of cups and our prepacked variety packages. These make great gifts too.


Holiday Ordering Deadlines

presents-on-a-tree-300pxLast Friday, December 8th was our suggested deadline for ordering without having to pay for expedited shipping. If you absolutely must have your order before the holiday, we suggest you choose from one of our expedited shipping options available when checking out.


Other Dutch Traditions

Christmas Markets are popular in many European cities. Amsterdam has large markets, usually with stalls in wooden cabins, selling food, clothing and gifts. You will also find a Gebakkraam, a food truck with specialties such as appelflappen and oliebollen. One of the most popular markets is the Market at Museumplein, also known as Christmas Village on Ice, where the market stands next to a large public ice rink. Add in some live music and entertainment, and you will have a true Dutch Christmas Market experience.</p>
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<h3>One More Very Dutch Part of the Holiday</h3>
<p><img class=Gezelligheid is the most important part of the Christmas Season. This Dutch word is difficult to translate, but in general, it refers to the feeling of being with your loved ones, and/or reuniting with someone after a long separation, and/or a general sense of togetherness (think warm and fuzzy feelings).

Lastly, New Year’s Eve (Oud en Nieuw) in the Netherlands, people congregate in the central squares of the cities. Around 11PM, rounds of fireworks begin to welcome the coming year. At the stroke of midnight, more fireworks, more celebrations and more fun!


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

Phone: 800 582 6617
support@enjoybettercoffee.com
http://www.enjoybettercoffee.com

Stay in Amsterdam, But Visit These Places

There is so much more to the Netherlands, home of Douwe Egberts. Today, we will highlight a few other cities in Holland that are travel-worthy, and of course, always serving Douwe Egberts at the best spots!

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Amsterdam is the 13th most-visited city in Europe by overnight tourists, but trust us when we say it is not the only place to visit if you are in the Netherlands for a day.

For instance, Rotterdam is the second-largest city, and has a very modern look and feel since being rebuilt after WW II. The unusual and innovative architecture includes floating houses, offices and a farm; an artistic cabled bridge nicknamed “The Swan”; the Art Nouveau Witte Huis (White House); the Markthal, a ginormous market hall with a ceiling that in itself is a work of art (see below); and, for something really on the nose, the Cool District, lined with eclectic shops and restaurants.

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If you love quaint, then you must stop in Delft. Home to the classic blue-and-white ceramics crafted in the area since the 1600’s, the original intent of the work was to emulate Chinese porcelain. Shops line the canals with a range of Delftware and other souvenirs. The town once served as the base of the ruling House of Orange, and you can visit the ancestral family church, Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), which overlooks the town’s market square. The gothic tower of the church stands over the tombs of the princes and princesses of the House of Orange.

Visit The Hague to see the seat of the Netherlands’ government and home to the royal family. The Hague is a center of global business too, so many expats live there. You’ll find a vast culinary scene influenced by the many home countries of the residents and several museums, all outstanding in their own right. See the Royal Picture Gallery, the world’s largest Mondrian collection, a spectacular private car collection, and of course, the history of the city and its people.

Full moon over the Hofvijver - The Hague, The Netherlands


We love the Netherlands, and you will too. Enjoy a taste of the country with Douwe Egberts. Right now, get 15% off all of our Douwe Egberts and Senseo products at http://www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: NETHERLANDS

*Discount valid from 10/15/17 through 11:59 PM EDT 10/17/17 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Douwe Egberts products with no minimum order. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts and Senseo products.

You Can’t Beat Our Prices on Whole Beans…

But you can grind the beans to brew a delicious coffee. Here are our favorite whole bean options from Douwe Egberts. The prices are already a good deal. Add in the discount and you can really save on a great coffee that you can drink every day.

We have three of Douwe Egberts best roasts in whole bean: Excellent Aroma, Mocca Aroma and Aroma Rood.

DE-WB-Advert-NL-Order-250CRExcellent Aroma is a medium/dark roasted coffee. It has an intense taste, yet is very smooth.

Mocca Aroma is a rich blend with an enticing aroma, and a strong body.

Aroma Rood smells delicious, has a full body, with spicy notes.

Try all 3 of these in the Douwe Egberts Whole Bean Variety Package. We even throw in a coffee scoop! This deal is a good buy made even better with the discount above.

Coffee In The News

Self-Driving Car Gets Insured

We recently wrote about the first group of shared self-driving cars being planned for use in the Netherlands. Now the first car insurance company in the Netherlands has stepped up to insure the self-drivers. The company is already the largest car insurer in the country, and predicts this new plan will turn the car insurance market on its head. That is, insurance premiums will no longer be based on accident history. Plans include remediation for the electronics and software used in the car when accidents occur.

Two BOGO Deals Means Wednesday is Twice As Nice!

BOGO Deal On Douwe Egberts Filter Blend AND Excellent Aroma Ground Coffees.

Today Only. Order Now.

Buy one 8.8oz Filter Blend coffee and get a second 8.8oz Filter Blend coffee at no charge
AND/OR
Buy one Excellent Aroma ground coffee and get another 8.8oz package of Excellent Aroma at no charge.

No Limits On Either Coffee – Stock Up On One, Or BOTH. Today Only!

P.S. Filter Blend coffee has been discontinued, so pick up some while we have it, today!

 

Just place a package of Douwe Egberts Filter Blend and/or a package of Excellent Aroma ground coffee in your cart and the free package(s) will be added to your cart automatically. No coupon code needed.*

*Order must be placed by 11:59 PM PDT Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Douwe Egberts Filter Blend ground coffee with a best-by date of 11/15/2017 and/or Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma ground coffee with a best-by date of 12/17/2017. Not redeemable for cash. All sales are final; no returns please.

DON’T FORGET:  You can safely keep and use coffee after its best by date.  Once opened, store the coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

 

Fresh Douwe Egberts Coffee: Just Off The Boat!

The Netherlands is the home to this iconic brand, and we enjoy writing about this unique country. We especially like to highlight sights to see on a visit and other things that make this area special.

So how about a trip to the floating flower market in the largest city of the region? The Amsterdam Flower Market is the only floating flower market in the world, smells wonderful and is open all year round! The market has been there since 1862, right on the Singel canal, when boats were used to deliver the flowers to the vendors.

While the market is one of the main flower suppliers in town, the souvenir shops alongside also draw a crowd. The flower market is open every day of the week.

 

While the market has the freshest flowers, bulbs and seeds, Enjoy Better Coffee has the freshest coffee from the Netherlands. In fact, we just got a shipment in, right off the boat, as it were! And, this is our deal for you today:  Take 10% off your order of Douwe Egberts products with no minimum order!*

Please use coupon code: MARKET10

*Discount valid through 11:59 PM PDT 8/8/17 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Douwe Egberts products with no minimum order. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts products.

 

Enjoy a Sweet Treat On Us Today!

Our One-Day Special This Week Goes Great With Coffee!

Today only: Get a 2.8oz package of stroopwafels, a beloved Dutch treat, FREE with your order. Don’t miss out – this offer is only available while supplies last!*

Write 5/24 Kanjers in your order comments at checkout and we will add a 2-pack of Kanjers Stroopwafels to your order.

*Offer available while supplies last on orders placed at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 with required order comments. This promotion ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on 5/24/2017. We cannot honor requests for promotional items after this time frame; the special promotion will not be fulfilled. This product has a best-by date of 10/30/2017. Offer not redeemable for cash.

A Cool Deal on Douwe Egberts Mocca Aroma Whole Beans

…Great for making iced coffee!

Buy one 17.6 oz bag of Douwe Egberts Mocca Aroma whole beans you’ll get a second bag for no additional charge.

This coffee has an expiration date of 07/15/2017.

Once you place a bag of Douwe Egberts Mocca Aroma whole bean coffee in your cart an additional 17.6 oz bag will be added to your order automatically. No coupon code needed.*

Don’t forget:  You can safely keep and use coffee after its best by date. Once opened, store the coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

*Order must be placed by 11:59 p.m. PST Friday, May 19th, 2017 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Douwe Egberts Mocca Aroma whole beans with an expiration date of 07/15/2017. Not redeemable for cash. All sales are final; no returns please.