Coffee in the Spotlight: Italian Coffee

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Italians have loved coffee since it first arrived at the port of Trieste, Italy, in the 16th century. Italians drink coffee first thing in the morning, after lunch, at work and then after dinner. (Italians will point out that they don’t drink cappuccino after midday, as they consider the drink to be only for breakfast.) Coffee is an art in Italy, especially and most notably, with espresso.

In Italy, the coffee shop, known as the coffee ‘bar’, is extremely popular too! When you enter, you will find a lot of people standing while drinking their espressos. That’s right…in Italy, café patrons tend to stand for their coffee, served with a glass of water too, as a side drink. Making perfect espresso is a key skill in the bars. This week, we focus on Kimbo, Lavazza and Hausbrandt, Italian coffee roasters in the tradition of true Italian coffees.

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We have a huge selection of coffee by these historic Italian brands. This week, get 15% off of Kimbo, Hausbrandt, and Lavazza when you order by Tuesday on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: ITALY15

*Discount valid from 4/28/19 through 11:59PM ET on 4/30/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Lavazza, Kimbo, and Hausbrandt. 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.

Kimbo – “Where espresso is a passion”

kimboAll Kimbo coffees exemplify the great Neapolitan coffee tradition for which Italy is famous. Kimbo has a range of espresso too.

Top Sellers: Napoletano is the medium roast that is suitable for most coffee makers. Aroma Gold, available in ground and whole bean, is 100% Arabica beans roasted to perfection so that its rich aroma, full body and delicious flavor shine through. Kimbo capsules for the Nespresso machine are available in three roasts, plus a variety package of one of each, and we even have 10 packs of Armonia and Napoli capsules on sale already, so you’ll really save with the discount above.


Hausbrandt – “A legacy of passion and excellence”

Haus_Espresso-Cup-CropAlthough the founder of Hausbrandt was Austrian, he opened a coffee roasting business in Trieste. The founder, a merchant marine, is known for his innovation with transport and storage of coffee to maintain freshness. We have several roasts, all in whole bean, plus a Decaf in ground.

Top Sellers: H. Hausbrandt whole beans, a little sweet, and a little spicy, medium roast, with nut and cocoa notes. Trieste Espresso is full-bodied, with a toasty aroma, and notes of baked goods, cocoa and anise.


Lavazza – “The coffee of Wimbledon”

Lavazza-espresso-advertLavazza is all about aroma, quality and excellence. One of the first companies to mix coffee of different origins to create blends that taste delicious, Lavazza offers regular and espresso options.

Top Sellers: Qualita Rossa, available in ground and whole bean, is a blend of Robusta and Arabica beans, medium roast, good for any time. Qualita Oro, made from 100% Arabica beans, is full-bodied, with a good crema, and available in ground and whole beans. We have a wide range of Lavazza coffee, so there is something for everyone.


A Note About Espresso

Espresso-TortEspresso 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 is brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through a compressed pack of finely ground coffee. 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.


Coffee In The News

These Bears Are A Different Kind of Gummy

coffee-gummiesA candy store has introduced a new product just this week: Coffee-infused, caffeinated gummy bears in three flavors. Cold brew is described as earthy; Bourbon brew is smokier and iced vanilla latte is a vanilla and almond milk espresso flavor. Reviewers found the aromas pleasantly sweet, and the amount of caffeine in a serving is equal to an espresso. The beans are even packaged in small covered cups with tiny straws for those on the go!


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

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Italian Coffee: Love At First Sip

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Italy holds a key role in the history of coffee in Europe. It was in Italy, in fact, that the best-brewed coffee was produced the first-time using steam and pressure. We’re talking about espresso, of course. With the Industrial Revolution well under way, inventors were looking for ways to use steam to brew coffee more quickly. An Italian patent for a new-fangled device in 1884 describes “steam machinery for the economic and instantaneous confection of coffee beverage.” Unfortunately, that device was only used for the Turin General Exposition in the same year, where more than ten thousand exhibitors welcomed three million visitors.

patent-espresso-machineTwenty years later, Luigi Bezzerra, a manufacturer in Milan, invented the first of a series of commercial espresso machines. Early versions heated the water with a flame, making the regulation of heat and steam inconsistent, so the machine had a hard time catching on. Only when a clever designer added the first pressure release valve, along with a steam wand, did the machines start to be produced and used commonly. Introduced at the 1906 Milan Fair, “cafeé espresso“ was a hit, and similar coffee machines were soon popping up all over Italy.

This week, we are putting 3 big Italian roasters in the spotlight:

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We have a range of coffees from these popular Italian brands, including two brands with Nespresso-compatible capsules, all perfect for a truly authentic Italian coffee experience.


This week, we are giving you 15% off your order of Lavazza, Kimbo and Segafredo brands with no minimum order required on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: ITLNCOFFEE

*Discount valid from 3/3/19 through 11:59PM ET on 3/5/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Lavazza, Kimbo, and Segafredo. 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.

Segafredo: Crafted Like No Other

Segafredo_Espresso-Cups-CropA flagship product from the Massimo Zanetti coffee empire, Segafredo is consistently high-quality coffee. We have a wide range of Segafredo coffee, including rich and intense Espresso Moka coffee, sophisticated Emozioni, intense and nutty Enzo, and the spicy Espresso Casa, all in ground. Try one or more of Segafredo’s whole beans in one-pound bags of Casa, dark and strong, and medium blend Intermezzo. We also have 2.2lb bags of whole beans in the range, Espresso Mild and Massimo. Segafredo also makes capsules for the Segafredo espresso machine, all of which are strong with a full crema.

NOTE: Segafredo capsules are NOT compatible with Nespresso machines.


 Lavazza: Italy’s Favorite Coffee

Lavazza-espresso-advertWe have a wide range of Lavazza coffee, from those made with 100% Arabica to blends with Arabica and Robusta beans. We have the most popular coffee in Italy, Lavazza Super Crema Espresso Whole Bean Coffee. This coffee is mild and creamy, with a spicy aroma. Also popular is Lavazza Crema e Gusto ground coffee, intense and distinctive, with chocolatey notes, this full-bodied coffee is already priced economically before the discount! Try Lavazza Caffe Espresso ground coffee in a can, intense, velvety, distinctive from the 100% Arabica beans. Try any of our five Lavazza capsules for Nespresso machines: the less-intense Decaf, the delicate Leggero, Avvolgente right in the middle, the fuller and stronger Armonico, and the rich and intense Vigoroso.


Kimbo: True Italian Espresso

kimboKimbo Coffee is espresso from Naples, “bellebbuono” (extra good), as they say. We have several coffees available, from the rich and full Napoletano, to medium roast and perfectly balanced Aroma Gold, both available in ground and whole beans, to full-bodied Antica Tradizione in ground. Try Kimbo Extra Cream Espresso in whole beans, which are sweet, balanced, with a good crema. Try any of our three Kimbo Nespresso capsules, or get a variety package with all 3 types of capsules. Our prices can’t be beat!


Italian Coffee In The News

Four Seasons Hotel Milano Offers Concierge Coffee

Concierge-coffeeA specially trained barista piloting a trolley with many types of coffee and methods of preparing said coffee will wheel it to your room, inquire what you want from your coffee, talk to you about the types of beans, and then grind them and prepare the coffee right then and there. But the real decision is in the preparation method. Choose one of five different ways, including French Press, Turkish style, Chemex or Gina (pour-over makers) or Syphon (using pressure and vacuum). The barista will take note of your preferences for next time.


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

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A Tale Of Two Italian Brands

In The Spotlight: Lavazza and Kimbo Coffee

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The top Italian coffee brands produce premium coffee – and we have them all! This week, we are focusing on Lavazza, a brand consistently at the top of the Italian market, and Kimbo Coffee, another leader in coffee roasting in Italy and Europe.

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Both brands have their roots in Italy. Kimbo, founded in Naples, at the base of Mount Vesuvius, makes authentic Italian espresso. Many consider Naples the world capital of coffee and for more than 60 years, Kimbo has taken the art of espresso to new heights.

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Lavazza produces premium coffee and espresso. As a brand, Lavazza can be found worldwide – from international tennis tournaments, to art shows (Lavazza calendars stand as works of art on their own), to barista and coffee training centers, and to philanthropic endeavors, and it’s no surprise it’s the top selling coffee in Italy and beyond.


For only a couple days, we are offering 15% off your purchase of products from these two brands, with no minimum purchase required at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: LVKIM15

*Discount valid from 11/4/18 through 11:59PM ET on 11/6/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Lavazza and Kimbo products only. 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- We have the other Italian brands in the top 5. Sign up for our newsletter to be sure you know when we have those brands with special deals!


 Expressly for Nespresso Lovers

We have Kimbo capsules for Nespresso machines in three roasts. Napoli is full-bodied and aromatic. Intenso is a strong dark roast coffee with notes of chocolate. Armonia is dark and rich, with toast and floral flavor notes. Try any of our three Kimbo Nespresso capsules, or get a variety package with all 3 roasts, and use the discount above.

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We have Lavazza capsules for Nespresso machines in four roasts, plus decaf. We have two lighter roasts: Delicato which is sweet and gentle; Armonico is fuller and stronger. Darker roasts are the Deciso, with chocolate and wood notes, and Vigoroso, a full-bodied and strong coffee that finishes with caramel notes.

Some of the capsules are on sale, and they are also available for the discount above! Don’t miss out.


Italian Coffee In The News

Lavazza Museum Highlights 120 years Of Coffee

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When Lavazza opened their new headquarters in Turin, the company knew they wanted to create an innovative and immersive coffee experience for visitors. The Lavazza Coffee museum, a dream of coffee drinkers, opened this past summer. When you enter, a get a Museo Lavazza espresso mug that activates the interactive parts of the museum. Vintage espresso machines and other coffee-making gadgets are on display, plus, you can learn how a bean becomes a cup of coffee. Of course, the history of Lavazza is also part of the tour. The best bit: At the end of the tour, guests can try one classic coffee drink (espresso or drip coffee) and one specialty drink (a cocktail infused with coffee). With tickets around $11 USD, you’ll get lots of information and two coffee drinks. What a bargain!

Kimbo Trains Baristas And You

kimbo-barista-training-2Kimbo knows that making coffee is a form of art. Whether you own a coffee shop, or just love good coffee, Kimbo offers barista courses for every level! Small classes, hands-on lessons, latte art, certification training, and even personalized training are all available. Unfortunately, for right now, the classes are only available in London, England.


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

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Get A Deal on Italy’s Best Coffees

Italian Coffee: Who Fuels Italy?

Would you be surprised to know that Lavazza holds the number one spot in the retail coffee market of Italy? Lavazza is so popular, it holds more than a third of market share at 36 percent! In addition, included in the top are Kimbo at ten percent market share and Segafredo with a solid two percent share. Considering that nine out of ten Italians drink their coffee at home, that is a lot of coffee.

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This week, we are highlighting 3 big Italian roasters: Lavazza, Kimbo and Segafredo.

moka-pots-groupedIn Italy, coffee is drunk at various times during the day, usually with sugar and no milk. Espresso is made with coffee machines that use pods, capsules or sachets. Moka pots are also popular, and most households usually have one of those. Coffee is usually served with a glass of water to drink alongside.

We have a range of coffees from these popular Italian brands, including Nespresso-compatible capsules, all of which makes for a truly authentic Italian coffee experience.


This week, we are giving you 15% off your order of these top 3 brands with no minimum order required on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: COFFEEIT

*Discount valid from 8/12/18 through 11:59PM ET on 8/14/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Lavazza, Kimbo, and Segafredo. 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.

 Lavazza: Italy’s Favorite Coffee

Lavazza-espresso-advert-square2We have a wide range of Lavazza coffee, from those made with 100% Arabica to blends of Arabica and Robusta beans. Lavazza harvests coffee beans from South America, many from Brazil. Lavazza also makes annual calendars with well-established artists and photographers, which have long been collector’s items.

We have the most popular coffee in Italy, Lavazza Super Crema Espresso Whole Bean Coffee. This coffee is mild and creamy, with a spicy aroma. Also popular is Lavazza Crema e Gusto ground coffee, intense and distinctive, with chocolatey notes, this full-bodied coffee is already priced economically even before our discount above! Try Lavazza Caffe Espresso ground coffee in a can, which is intense, velvety, and distinctive from 100% Arabica beans. Try any of our four Lavazza capsules for Nespresso machines, with Delicato and Decaf on the lower end of intensity and Vigoroso and Deciso on the high end of intense.


Kimbo: True Italian Espresso

kimbo-advert-250px-CR2Kimbo Coffee, as they say, is not just Italian espresso. It is espresso from Naples, “bellebbuono” (extra good) as they say. We have several coffees available, from the rich and delicious Antica Tradizione, to Aroma Gold, with 100% Arabica beans, perfectly balanced, smooth and delicate. Try Kimbo Extra Cream Espresso in whole beans, which are sweet and balanced, with a good crema. Try any of our three Kimbo Nespresso capsules, or get a variety package with all 3 types of capsules.


Segafredo: Crafted Like No Other

Segafredo-advert-espressoA flagship product from the Massimo Zanetti coffee empire, Segafredo is consistently high-quality coffee. We have a wide range of Segafredo coffee, including rich and intense Espresso Moka ground coffee, to the dark and rich Montagna, to the spicy Casa whole bean coffee, with plenty of choices in between. Segafredo makes capsules for the Segafredo Espresso machine (not Nespresso), all of which are strong with a persistent crema.


Italian Coffee In The News

Lavazza Labor Agreement Supports Parents

For Lavazza workers at the coffee plant outside Turin, having or adopting a child earns the employee a 250 Euro bonus. This is part of a new labor agreement, which was approved almost unanimously by workers. Others benefits include work performance-linked bonuses.

Charge Yourself and Your Phone

airoAn Italian company has created Airo Vision+, a coffee machine and wireless charger combined. Development started in 2014; now the product is completely designed, ready for production and available via Kickstarter. The espresso machine uses the current pods and capsules, or new, composable Airo capsules can be used.


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

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9 Ways Lavazza Is Great To Drink

At Enjoy Better Coffee, we love all European coffee, but there is something special about Italian coffee. Maybe it is the rich flavor of espresso, or maybe drinking a cup takes you to away to people-watch at one of the many piazze, or quite possibly, it is having all of that in the comfort of your own home!

We love Lavazza coffee, and we know you will too. Read on, and you will want to buy Lavazza, and save at the same time!

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Why buy Lavazza? Let us count the ways.

1. Lavazza is ranked #1 in the Italian retail coffee market. It’s known as “Italy’s Favorite Coffee.”

2. The fourth generation of the Lavazza family is still involved in the family coffee business.

3. Lavazza is the official coffee of professional tennis’s Grand Slams, the 4 major annual competitions. Five and a half million tennis fans can’t be wrong.

4. Lavazza, as part of ongoing efforts for sustainability in the coffee industry, sponsored the production and release of 2 documentaries on the last Earth Day, with themes relating to their annual calendars.

5. Speaking of their annual calendars, these works of art by internationally-renowned photographers, are beautiful, sought-after and collectible.

6. Lavazza worked with NASA on building and sending an espresso machine to the International Space Station. The machine is called the ISSpresso.

7. To further knowledge of coffee, the company created the Lavazza Training Center. Students learn about and experience Italian coffee culture. The two departments in the center are The Espresso School and The Coffee Design School.

8. As one of the first roasters to ‘blend’ coffee bean types, Lavazza’s unique combinations became popular sellers.

9. EnjoyBetterCoffee.com is giving you 15% off your order of Lavazza products with no minimum order!


Get in on this deal today by ordering Lavazza at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: LAVAZZA15

*Discount valid from 11/05/17 through 11:59 p.m. EST 11/07/17 with no minimum order on Lavazza products only at http://www.enjoybettercoffee.com. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

P.S. Has “falling back” left you feeling groggy? Lavazza has some fantastic coffees to help wake you up now that Daylight Saving Time has ended!


So Many Choices from Lavazza…

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Here’s more about some of our personal favorites from Lavazza. You can’t go wrong with any of them. You’ll thank us later.

From the Lavazza whole bean range, try Lavazza Gran Crema Espresso is a 40/60 Arabica and Robusta beans. The coffee is rich, intense and full-bodied, with a velvety crema. This blend makes delicious coffee drinks.

Lavazza Qualita Rossa whole beans are 70/30 Robusta and Arabica beans, a superb combination of African and Brazilian beans, blended to produce a full and rich taste and aroma. This coffee works wonderfully with milk, so enjoy it with breakfast.

Lavazza Top Class Espresso is a 50/50 blend of Arabica and Robusta beans. Full-bodied, rich with an excellent crema, its full, sweet aroma all work together to make a perfect espresso blend. It tastes great with milk too.

Lavazza’s ground range includes Lavazza Espresso Bar, a premium blend of beans sourced from around the world. This coffee is full-bodied, rich and complex. Try Lavazza in Blu, with 100% Arabica beans, which is a home version of Lavazza espresso as sold in many cafes. Medium bodied, this works best for espresso makers and espresso drinks.

Whatever you try, you’re getting a great deal on this quality Italian coffee. If you already love Lavazza, then use the discount above to stock up!


Early Holiday Announcement

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We are happy to let you know that we have Fed-Ex 2 Day and Standard Overnight shipping options available so you don’t have to wait long to get your Italian espresso (or any of our high-quality coffee)! Choose these options at Checkout.

 


Coffee In The News

Sour Coffee Ale Combines Two Delicious Worlds

The company behind Fat Tire Belgian Ale has released a special brew named Geisha Sour Ale. The concoction is a blend of Panama Geisha coffee with one of the company’s award-winning sour ales. While the sour ale has been available for a couple decades, the company decided to find ways to present that beer, and others, in new and unique ways. The coffee makes the drink silky and rich while the ale gives a bright note. While the company acknowledges that this is the most expensive beer they have ever made, a portion of the proceeds will go to a grant that will help distribute climate resistant coffee types to smaller coffee farmers around the world.


 

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

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Enjoy A Deal That Works from Enjoy Better Coffee

Have a restful and relaxing holiday and please enjoy 10% off your order today through Tuesday at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: LABORDAY

*Discount valid through UPDATED: 11:59 PM PDT 09/05/2017  09/06/17 on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required. Coupon cannot be used with any other discounts. Not valid on case sale or special sale products. Offer not redeemable for cash.

Today at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com: Lavazza

When the US Open begins next week, Lavazza coffee will again be an official sponsor of the tennis tournament. In fact, Lavazza is the official coffee of all four Grand Slams this year, the Open being the 4th. A Grand Slam, btw, is a major annual tennis competition. (The other 3 are the Australian Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon.)

This year, the US Tennis Association is throwing a two-day festival in New York City to celebrate all that is tennis. The fan fest is held at the Seaport District, before the actual tournament begins, with tennis being played inside a replica of the tournament’s tennis center. Star players who will compete in the tournament will be demonstrating techniques, and kids can get some on-court time in one of the many clinics offered. Selfies with the tournament trophies and from the courtside ump’s chair are required.

And, of course, Lavazza coffee will be availalbe with free snacks. As Marco Lavazza notes, “Tennis and coffee share many common ideals, among them tradition, innovation, international scope and, first and foremost, passion.”

Enjoy the rich flavor and taste of Lavazza coffee from www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. We will give you 15% off your order of Lavazza products, no minimum purchase required.*

Please use coupon code: LAVAZZA15

*Discount valid through 11:59 PM PDT on 8/29/17 for 15% off Lavazza products at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

PS – We have roasts in whole beans already on sale that are also eligible for the discount above. Here are a few of our favorites:

Lavazza Gran Crema is a 40/60 blend of Arabica and Robusta beans. The coffee is rich, intense and full-bodied, with a velvety crema. This blend makes delicious coffee drinks. The 2.2lb package is on sale for $14.99 before the discount above.

Lavazza Qualita Rossa is a blend of 30/70 Arabica and Robusta beans, a superb combination of African and Brazilian beans, producing a full and rich taste and aroma. This coffee works wonderfully with milk, so enjoy it with breakfast. We have 2.2lb packages on sale for $15.99 before the discount above.

Lavazza Top Class Espresso is a 50/50 blend of Arabica and Robusta beans. Full-bodied, rich with an excellent crema, and its full, sweet aroma all work together to make a perfect espresso blend. It tastes great with milk too. Check out our sale price on 2.2lb packages: $17.99 before the discount above.

As always, Enjoy Better Coffee!