Indulge In Italian Specialty Roasters at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com

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This week, we highlight coffee from 8 smaller, specialty coffee companies from Italy: Bristot, Caffè Trombetta, Caffè Vergnano, Hausbrandt, illy, Miscela D’Oro, Pellini and Sant Eustachio.

We are offering you 15% off your order of these brands with no minimum required.*

Please use coupon code: WELOVEIT

Discount valid from 2/17/19 through 11:59PM ET on 2/19/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Bristot, Caffè Trombetta, Caffè Vergnano, Hausbrandt, illy, Miscela D’Oro, Pellini 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.

PS: Several individual roasts are on sale from these brands, and those deals are eligible for the discount too.


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

Caffe-Trombetta-icon-nl-CropWhen Vittorio Trombetta began roasting and selling coffee in 1890, he opened his shop near the main terminal of the train station in Rome. He wanted his shop to be a place for travelers, giving them a chance to experience coffee in the true Italian tradition. Over the next 60 years, Caffè Trombetta grew and gained its reputation as a producer of quality coffee, particularly espresso. We have 3 roasts in Nespresso-compatible capsules, including a decaffeinated version. With the discount above, you will save on our already-low capsule prices!

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. Try Bristot Sublime 100% Arabica Whole Beans for real Italian espresso, including notes of cocoa and fruit, with a nutty finish. We also have 3 Bristot roasts in capsules for the Nespresso machine.

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. We have a wide range of Caffè Vergnano. Try ground espresso with 100% Arabica beans. We also have 3 special roasts in ground starting with Torino on the less intense side, Venezia in the middle and Firenze at the high-end of intensity. We have 5 roasts, including decaffeinated, in whole beans. We have Caffè Vergnano espresso fine grind, espresso medium grind, decaf fine grind, and six roasts in capsules, including Decaf, for the Nespresso machine, now in compostable capsules. Plus, we have 3 of the most popular roasts in 50-count boxes for real savings on Nespresso-compatible capsules!

Hausbrandt-nl-iconHausbrandt introduced the electric roaster and was one of the first to sell coffee in sealed metal containers in the early 20th century. We have a wide selection of Hausbrandt whole bean and ground coffee. Try Hausbrandt Gourmet ground coffee, with spicy and citrus flavors from the delicately roasted 100% Arabica beans, available in ground and whole beans. Hausbrandt Trieste Espresso in whole beans is sweet, with toasty notes, and a cocoa and anise finish.

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. We have restocked a range of illy coffees, from Medium Roast Fine Ground and whole bean, to Dark Roast Fine Grind and whole bean, plus Moka and Decaffeinated ground coffee, all in the signature metal tin.

misceladoro-nl-iconWhen the Urbano family started roasting small batches of coffee in 1946, the guiding principle of the company 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. We have a wide range of coffees from Miscela D’Oro. Try any of the whole beans for a premium espresso experience. We have decaf in ground plus an Organic roast in whole beans and Nespresso capsules. Nespresso drinkers take note: We have 8 different roasts of Miscela D’Oro capsules for Nespresso, including 2 types of decaf.

Pellini-nl-iconThis family business, originally a company producing medicinal herbs, moved to roasting coffee in 1947 in Verona. Today, Pellini is known for high-quality, gourmet, Italian espresso. Pellini Top is their top of the line, made with 100% Arabica beans specially roasted to deliver a smooth, full-bodied espresso, which we have in ground decaf in a sealed tin.

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. In addition to espresso, Sant Eustachio offers Moka, and Filtro coffee blends for a flavorful cup. We have options in ground and whole bean, plus Nespresso-compatible capsules in 2 package sizes.

Any one or more of these coffees bought with the discount above is steal. Use this week to stock up on some special coffees from special roasters.


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

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Coffee vs Espresso: They’re Both Winners! 🏆

Coffee vs Espresso: Caffeine, Preparation and More

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Here at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we often talk amongst ourselves about which we prefer: Coffee or Espresso. Of course, we love coffee, so we enjoy both coffee and espresso. But we’ve found that there are many myths about espresso, so we are here to clear them up! Some people think that espresso is just another way of making coffee, and that is true. But it isn’t the entire story.

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First, a big difference between coffee and espresso is the preparation method. Coffee can be made in several ways: Drip, pour-over, French Press (one of our favorites), moka pot, Senseo maker, K-cup, cold brew, and a few others. We even know someone who pours hot water into coffee grounds in his cup, and mixes, then drinks, leaving the grounds in the cup. (In some cultures, the grounds are read to divine future information.)

espresso-closeup-cropEspresso, which refers to the way the coffee is made, requires hot water under pressure and some amount of time for extraction. Different espresso machines are made to use a specific temperature of hot water coupled with an extraction time of 20-25 seconds.

Would you be surprised to learn that one of the biggest misconceptions about the difference is the caffeine content? One ounce of espresso has less than 75mg of caffeine, while an 8oz cup of coffee has up to 185 mg (depending on brew method and type of bean used). So a single espresso shot, or a double shot (two ounces) will still likely have less caffeine than a cup of coffee.

man-espresso-cupPart of that perceived difference can also be attributed to the drink size. Two ounces of espresso, known as a double shot, and drunk in a relatively short time as per usual, can make the drinker feel the effects of the caffeine more quickly than a leisurely cup of coffee drunk over several minutes or more. But we assure you, the caffeine is not equivalent.

At EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have coffee, espresso, instant, coffee alternatives (Ricore, Leroux, Cafix) and more! You can search our coffee by the brand’s country, by pods or capsules, and even sustainable and organic coffees. You’ll find these groups under Coffee By Type from our home page.


This week, for a few days only, we will offer you a great deal on everything from our site. We’ll give you 10% off your order when you buy $30 from our site.*

Please Use Coupon Code: COFFEE10

*Discount valid from 1/27/19 through 11:59PM ET on 1/29/19 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. Questions? Call us at 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

One Last Note About Espresso

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Espresso became popular at the start of the 20th century in Italy with the development of machines built to make coffee. Espresso bars became a place to meet and socialize. Tiny cups were all the rage. The word espresso is used to describe both a roast of coffee (Espresso Roast) and a method of brewing. Espresso Roast refers to coffee roasted so that it is somewhat darker than traditional American roasts. The espresso roast highlights the bitter-sweetness of the bean while keeping the acidity (the tartness) down, and of course, is great for making espresso.


Coffee In The News

Smoked Espresso Sea Salt Perks Up Dinner

espresso-saltA specialty spice and herb seasoning company, out of California, has created a smoked espresso sea salt that can add a burst of flavor to your meal. The blend uses gourmet Italian roasted espresso powder, along with salt from the Pacific Ocean. It is then smoked low and slow. They recommend using this as a sprinkle on protein shakes or chocolate ice cream, dusting cookies, replacing salt in baked goods, and of course, our favorite, as a marinade or rub for meat. Coffee: Not just for drinking anymore.


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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