Scandinavian Christmas Traditions

santa-w-porridgeChristmas is known as Jul or Joulua in Scandinavia. Santa Claus was originally described as a gnome, a simple bearded farmer, who did good deeds and caused a little trouble too. He expected a bowl of porridge with a pat of butter to be left out for him on Christmas Eve. In the last 100 years, he has become more like Santa Claus in size and shape, but instead of a chimney, the jolly elf enters through the front door.

traditional-swedish-christmas-buffet-or-julbord-300Traditional foods include meatballs, ribs, specially-marinated cod, herring, cabbage, and ham washed down with a big mug of glogg, a mulled wine. Finding the almond in your Christmas pudding means you will have a prosperous year, and you may even get a little gift for the honor.

And of course, coffee is always served. Scandinavian coffee is delicious, from the select beans which are then carefully and gently roasted, resulting in a distinctive style and flavor of coffee. Scandinavians are one of the top consumers of coffee on a per-capita, or per-person, basis.

These are just a few of the fun, interesting and unique traditions that Scandinavians enjoy this time of year. Please read farther down to find out more about holiday traditions in these countries.


In the meantime, we want you to enjoy coffee from our Nordic ranges: Paulig, Arvid Nordquist, and Lofbergs Lila. Get 15% off of these iconic Scandinavian brands with no minimum order at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

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Here’s our roast review to help you decide among these enjoyable brews.

Paulig-Advert-wKavhi-2017-NLPaulig, from Finland, roasts and packages their coffee out of their facilities in Helsinki. We offer two roasts. Juhla Mokka Ground Coffee is light-roasted, rich, balanced and intense blend of beans from South America and Africa. Presidentti Ground Coffee is a light roast (1 of 5) blend of beans grown in Africa, and delivers a strong and rich coffee. These coffees are perfect examples of Finnish coffee.

Lofbergs-Advert-NLLofbergs Lila, one of the largest coffee roasters in the Nordic countries, is based in Sweden. We offer three exemplary roasts made with 100% Arabica beans: the Medium roast is perfect anytime with a rich taste and aroma (2 of 5); the Jubilee roast is rich with sweet notes (3 of 5), and Kharisma is dark, intense, nutty with subtle fruit notes (4 of 5). About 1/3 of the beans in each blend is certified by the Rainforest Alliance (an international sustainability organization we have written about here before). All are available already ground.

Arvid-Advert-3Blends-NLArvid Nordquist opened a small shop in Stockholm, Sweden in 1884. Today Arvid Nordquist is a leader in premium coffee, food and wine products. We offer three roasts: Medium roast, Extra Dark roast, and Gran Dia, all prime examples of Swedish coffee roasting. In addition, all three are UTZ Certified and CO2 Compensated (read more about these organizations on the product page). The Medium roast is balanced, with chocolatey and spicey notes. Extra Dark (intense) is full-bodied, and intense, with just the right amount of bitterness. Gran Dia is a medium to dark roast, full-bodied, with nut and floral notes, with a nice finish.


Holiday Delivery Suggested Deadlines

Order by Friday, December 8th to be assured of delivery by December 25th. After that, you’ll have to choose expedited shipping to receive your order in time.


More Scandinavian Traditions Explored

In Sweden, Advent (the 4 Sundays before 12/25) kicks off the season. St. Lucia Day, December 13, brings children dressed in white, singing angelic hymns, carrying candles led by a young girl wearing a crown of candles. Christmas porridge is sweetened rice pudding sprinkled with cinnamon, a staple of the big meal on Christmas Eve. It’s where the single almond will be found by one lucky diner. In Finland, it’s not Christmas until you’ve had your Christmas Sauna. You can always pick up your ham that’s been cooking there too! That’s right, the holiday ham used to be cooked (smoked) in a sauna, a practice recently gaining popularity again. And, that marinated cod fish? Well, it is known as lutefisk, whitefish soaked in lye, and can have an overpowering aroma. It appears to be an acquired taste, and believe it or not, is more popular with Norwegian expats living in the U.S. than with the people back in the old country.

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Finally, and this is big, Finland is where Santa lives the other 364 days a year. Visitors can see him in his natural home environment, a town on the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland.


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

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This Deal is No Turkey at Enjoy Better Coffee

EBC-THANKSGIVING-illustration-2017-ETo All Our Incredible Customers: As our way of saying THANKS, please enjoy 15% off of your order. This special deal is good today, though Saturday, at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. No minimum order required.*

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Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend and thanks as always from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!

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This Deal On Mozart Kaffee Premium Intensive Is Music To Your Tastebuds

Today Only – Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

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Just place the 2-Pack of Mozart Kaffee Premium Intensive in your cart and the free bag will be added automatically. No coupon code needed.

Premium Intensive, a harmonious blend of 90% Arabica and 10% Robusta, was created as an ode to Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute. Hints of chocolate smoothly blend with fruit and citrus notes while nuts and malt round out this fragrant and delicious masterpiece.


*Order must be placed by 11:59PM EST Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for the 2-Pack of Mozart Kaffee Premium Intensive ground coffee. Mozart Premium Intensive has a best-by date of 5/30/2018. Not redeemable for cash. All sales are final; no returns please.

Remember, 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.


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Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt. Warren G. Harding. Famke Janssen.

You won’t believe what these people have in common!

Dutch-American-Heritage-Clogs-Blue-300But first, let’s talk about Dutch-American Heritage Day, which is November 16, 2017. It was in 1991 when the U.S. Congress officially voted to make November 16th as Dutch-American Heritage Day. President George H.W. Bush decreed the day be a way to celebrate the 200 years of friendship between the U.S. and the Netherlands. Did you know that the Netherlands was one of the first countries to recognize the U.S. as an independent country? Events are held in cities across America: Holland, Michigan; Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Seattle, Washington, among many others.

famke-janssen-cr-250This year, a gala is being held in Los Angeles on the 16th to honor Famke Janssen, a Dutch actress, director, and former fashion model. Born in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, Janssen moved to New York city to attend Columbia University. She has worked for organizations that raise animal rights awareness, set international drugs and crime policies, and most recently to raise awareness about animal poaching. Proceeds from the gala will help fund education and research for cancer and for Dutch studies at two California universities.


Celebrate Dutch-American Heritage Day and the deliciousness that is Douwe Egberts by getting 15% off all Douwe Egberts products on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: DUTCH15

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Douwe Egberts On Special Sale

We have several Douwe Egberts coffees that are on sale, and still available for the discount above. You should check out these really great deals!

DE-Dessert-WB-Advert-NL-250Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood Dessert ground coffee is mild, smooth and delicate. Just like all Douwe Egberts coffee, the aroma is delicious!

Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood Whole Beans make a mild and sweet coffee. This coffee is drunk every day in Europe.

Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma Whole Beans make a dark-roasted coffee, full-bodied and smooth.


Ordering Deadlines

Our suggested ordering deadlines can help ensure that you receive your order when you want it. If you are ordering for Thanksgiving, please order today, or consider using one of our expedited shipping methods.

In December, to get your order by the 25th without paying for a quicker delivery, please have your order in by December 8, 2017.


So what do those presidents and actors have in common?

Dutch-HeritageThey are all of Dutch heritage. Other famous people of Dutch descent include: Rebecca Romijn, Chalize Theron, Anderson Cooper, Greta Van Susteren, and Odell Beckham Jr. The list goes on and on! The Dutch and America do share a special relationship.


Coffee In The News

Coffee With Bling

Glitter-Gold-Latte-200Golden glitter lattes are the next bling thing. A café in the West Midlands, UK, debuted golden glitter lattes. The non-toxic glitter is able to be used in food and drink, and apparently leaves you with a shiny lip gloss too. A café in Mumbai, India, is doing the same thing, with their “Diamond and Gold Cappuccino.”


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

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Have Your Dessert And Drink It Too!

Get Your Free Dessert Ground Coffee.
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Write “11/08 Dessert” in your order comments at checkout and we will add a free 8.8oz package of Douwe Egberts ground coffee to your order.*


*Offer valid Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 on orders of $30 or more (not including shipping cost) with required order comments placed on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. This promotion ends at 11:59 PM EST on 11/08/2017. We are unable to honor requests for the promotional item received after this timeframe. This product has a best-by date of 12/15/2017. Offer not redeemable for cash.

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

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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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Celebrate Halloween Early With Enjoy Better Coffee

Happy Halloween from…

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This Deal Will Have You Saying ‘Fangs a lot’! Get a terrifying 10% off your order of $30 or more, today through Halloween at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: SPOOKY10

*Discount valid 10/29/2017 through the witching hour of 11:59 PM EDT 10/31/2017 on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $30 minimum order required, shipping cost not included. Coupon cannot be used with any other discounts. Not valid on case sale or special sale products. Offer not redeemable for cash.

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

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