German Court Defines Breakfast – And You’ll Be Surprised

If you have been to Germany, then you may already know that coffee and bread rolls are often served for breakfast. (Some hotels refer to this as a “continental breakfast.”) Well, you can be happy to know that a German court has just ruled that bread and coffee are not legally a breakfast unless there are meats, cheese, and, most importantly, butter for the bread.

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Why such a ruling, you ask? Well, interestingly, the issue came up when the local tax office in Muenster determined that a technology company in town was providing free breakfast to its employees, customers and guests by offering coffee and bread. The tax office said the free meal was compensation to employees, so the tech company had to pay tax on it. In fact, the tax man was trying to collect the equivalent of $1.75 per employee (there were about 80 employees in total) per day over a 3+ year period. The company took it to court, and just this week the local court ruled in favor of the company. That’s because the court said vending machine coffee (which it was) and bread without any toppings did not constitute breakfast, so the company couldn’t be taxed on this compensation. The court went on to define a real breakfast as including cold cuts, cheese, spreads, and at the very least, butter.

So now you have the legal definition of breakfast in Germany. Get some of our best German coffees, and you too can scoff at the tax man!


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Eilles-Logo-WP-200From J.J. Darboven, we have Eilles Kaffee made with selected highland-grown coffee beans which give the coffee a naturally sweet flavor with many subtle flavor notes such as citrus, vanilla, chocolate and nuts. We carry Gourmet in ground, whole beans and instant. Try Eilles Kaffee Arabica ground coffee for a delicate coffee with an irresistible aroma.

IDEE-Logo-WPJ.J. Darboven also supplies IDEE Kaffee, a classic mild coffee, made extra-flavorful by the special pre-roasting process that removes bitterness, and leaves all the caffeine, and then some. The taste is balanced, and smells wonderful. We have IDEE Kaffee in ground and Gold Express Instant coffee. Both are balanced and aromatic coffees, with all the caffeine and, even better, both are easy on your stomach.

Dallmayr-Logo-WPDallmayr is smooth, flavorful and aromatic. Our range includes ground coffee in multiple varieties and whole beans, including two blends from the d’Oro line: Crema d’Oro and Espresso d’Oro. We also have our best-selling Capsa capsules that are Nespresso-compatible, in nine different roasts. And, did we mention this coffee is smooth? Trying is believing!

Jacobs-Logo-NL-BlockJacobs’ leading premium coffee is Krõnung, which means coronation in German. It is known for its aromatic qualities, mellow flavor and reasonable price. Like all Jacobs coffees, the blends are a perfect combination of beans roasted to enhance their flavors resulting in a unique taste. We carry Kronung in ground and whole beans. We also carry a range of Jacobs instant  coffees, including Krõnung, all very popular in Germany and beyond.

tchibo-icon-WPTchibo prides itself on innovation, and has been on the cutting edge of coffee marketing. First offering coffee via mail order, the company would grow into publishing a monthly magazine and opening a tasting café right next door to the roasting plant. Try Tchibo Exclusive Ground coffee, great for stovetop Moka makers and espresso, and in Instant. Tchibo Beste Bohne, literally ‘best bean’, is available in ground and whole bean.

eduscho-icon-wpEdushco also sold coffee through the mail, but really excelled by selling its coffee in bakeries, which really strengthened the brand and its popularity. Eduscho Gala Nr. 1 Der Klassiker and Gala Mild ground coffees are top sellers. These coffees are great examples of the premium coffee Europe offers, with their balanced flavors, gentle aroma and smooth finish.

davidoff-icon-WPDavidoff Café makes coffee with the same care and devotion as is done with fine wine. Dedicated to the idea that “Having a taste for quality is having a taste of life,” the company produces coffee masterpieces to be enjoyed and savored. Try Nespresso-compatible capsules in Davidoff Café Elegance, a mild roast espresso or Davidoff Cafe Style, medium blend or Prestige, a strong espresso. Try one of Davidoff’s signature coffees. Espresso 57 is intense with a soft finish, Fine Aroma is mild with a delicate aroma and a soft texture or go bold with Rich Aroma, for an intense, full-bodied experience. All are available in ground coffee and instant.


Coffee In The News

Coffee Lovers Of Cisco

We started with a technology company in Muenster, Germany. Let’s end this newsletter with news of another tech business on the west coast of the USA. As part of International Coffee Day, employees of Cisco, an international company that manages IT networks, blogged about their love of coffee and their love of their company. From an employee from Costa Rica, who did not like coffee until college, to a manager in Poland who chooses her coffee based on her mood to another manager in Germany who says coffee makes her creative, all agree that coffee and Cisco are just “awesome.” One employee even mentioned the Virtual Coffee Meetings held within the company as a way to enjoy coffee in good company. We say enjoy coffee any way you like it!


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

Phone: 800 582 6617
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International Coffee Day: 29 Sep – 1 Oct

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What’s not to like about a day that celebrates coffee and lasts, well, 3 days!

That’s right. International Coffee Day (ICD) began on Friday, and on Sunday, events will cap the big celebration. Activities have been taking place around the world.
The origins of this holiday are rather unclear. Although there are many references to such a day going back to the 1980’s, it is the International Coffee Organization (ICO) that takes credit for this third annual celebration. Two years ago, the day was launched in Milan, Italy, with 70 events in 35 countries. Last year, almost double the number of events took place in 54 countries. This year, it’s expected to be bigger than ever!

In the meantime, consider that www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com offers a wide range of premium coffee from Europe made for the European market, so the flavor profiles are richer and more robust. Many of these companies are also focused on the same goals as International Coffee Day: Celebrate coffee, promote fair trade coffee and raise awareness of sustainability concerns.

We have Bristot, Dallmayr, Lavazza, Arvid Nordquist, Mount Hagan, Douwe Egberts and more, all companies that follow certified production guidelines from sustainability-based organizations such as UTZ Certified and the Rainforest Alliance. Find our range of sustainable products here.

Let’s celebrate European coffee and International Coffee Day! We’ll take 10% off your order of $30 or more at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

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A Little About The ICO and This Year’s Celebration

coffee-landmarks-color-200pxThe ICO is a proactive intergovernmental organization for the coffee industry comprised of representatives from seventy-seven countries. These countries account for 98% of the world’s coffee producers and 83% of the world’s coffee consumers. This year, the Specialty Coffee Association and World Coffee Research have joined forces to promote
the research group’s mission. WCR has been a leader in science-based research particularly with new coffee varieties, focused on quality, taste, and environmental resilience. In addition, this day will also kick-off the Sustainable Coffee Challenge here in the United States. The collaboration includes coffee companies, governments, and other groups across the coffee industry, all with the goal of making coffee the world’s first completely sustainable agricultural product.

Coffee In The News

Death Wish Coffee Recalled For Being Lethal

death-wish-coffee2The USDA has recalled cans of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew because of fears of botulism. There may be a concern with the brewing process leading to the growth of the toxin. The coffee has approximately twice the caffeine of normal coffee. We’re all for coffee names reflecting the roast, the taste or its effect, but not in this case.

 

Virtual Coffee Meet-Up Celebrates ICD

One way to celebrate the big day this weekend is to post a picture of yourself enjoying a cup of coffee, alone or with friends, on Sunday, Oct 1. The hope is that people all over the world will meet-up at this virtual café at Darkshot Coffee on Facebook. BTW, details of your coffee are required with the post.

ICD Players And Drinkers:

ICD: InternationalCoffeeDay.org

ICO: ICO.org

Sustainable Coffee Challenge: sustaincoffee.org

#futureofcoffee | #InternationalCoffeeDay

PS – Our blog has a new look! Let us know what you think by commenting on our most recent post.

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.*

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6 Current Coffee Trends + 1 Great Deal from Enjoy Better Coffee = Score!

For fun, this week we have gathered the scoop on 6 current coffee trends, including how you can recreate a few of them at home, should you feel so moved. Then, order coffee from us and we’ll give you $5 off your order of $30 or more.*

Here are the top 6 coffee trends for 2017, in no particular order:

1.  Gourmet Coffee varieties have made a big splash for coffee drinkers. Consumer consumption increased from 18 to 24 percent in just one year. More than half of all consumers, almost 60 percent, report they drank a cup of gourmet coffee in the last 24 hours.**

~At Enjoy Better Coffee, we have only premium and specialty coffees made in Europe for the European market.

2. Sparkling Coffee Soda is cold-brew coffee with lemon and tonic water, seltzer or flavored soda. Use the typical ratio of 1:1 coffee to water, replacing the water with something bubbly. Put a scoop of ice cream on top and you have a very special float.

3. Gin and Coffee Tonic, served in a glass, is made with 10ml (2 teaspoons) of cold-brew coffee added to a shot of gin. Add tonic, garnish with lemon.

4. Vietnamese Egg Coffee consists of one espresso and 3 tablespoons of condensed (not evaporated) milk that has been whisked with an egg yolk and a drop of vanilla into a meringue-like, creamy topping. Enjoy.

5. Coffee In A Cone probably won’t be available at your local café. But imagine this: A specially-made chocolate lined waffle cone that is leak-proof for 10 minutes, and is filled with a coffee latte.

6. More people than ever are drinking coffee daily, with all age groups showing an increase from last year. Up a mere 2 percent are the 18-24 year olds, while those aged 40-59 are up 11 percent from last year.**

Try one or more of our premium ground, whole bean and instant coffees. Find a great espresso roast. Bring home an assortment of pods or capsules. Whatever your choice, you’ll get $5 off your order of $30 or more at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

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**Per the National Coffee Association’s 2017 National Coffee Drinking Trends report

Interested in trying one or more of these trends? You’ll need this easy recipe for making cold-brew coffee. And maybe you will just create your own coffee trend!

How to Cold Brew:

1. Use a medium to coarse grind of coffee. Place the grounds in the bottom of a non-reactive container. Add cold water, using a 1:4 parts coffee-to-water ratio. Stir gently to combine.

2. Cover, then allow mixture to steep for 18-24 hours, either in or out of the refrigerator.

3. Strain the brewed coffee into a container to remove the grounds; it may take a few passes using paper towels, muslin or even a coffee machine filter. (If it remains cloudy, try using a larger grind next time.)

4. To make a coffee drink, try 1:1 parts coffee to water. You may have to adjust the ratio, up to 1:8 parts coffee to water, to get the flavor you like.

5. The concentrate should be stored in the refrigerator in a covered container.

 

Dallmayr: Like Germany, Timeless and Cool!

“Germany is a combination of cutting-edge cool and timeless tradition, wrapped up in a package of spectacular landscapes, vibrant metropolises and idyllic half-timbered villages, architectural masterpieces and fairy-tale palaces.”

-From travel site LonelyPlanet.com

Munich, located in the southern region of Germany, is the home of Dallmayr Coffee. The massive building housing the business is an example of classic 19th-century neo-Gothic architecture. Dallmayr Coffee runs a delicatessen and a café on the first floor, and a Michelin-starred restaurant on the second floor.

Munich is most popular during summer and during Oktoberfest, while Dallmayr’s shop is busy all year round. The deli and cafe portions of the business are definitely high-end (it’s been compared to Harrod’s Food Court), with everything from candies, pastries, cakes, small plates, smoked fish (22 types), dozens of cooked and raw wursts, eighteen types of hams, and coffee, of course. The café menu is a leather-covered book, and includes a variety of foods for breakfast and lunch. Offerings include special salads, two dozen artisanal breads, fried duck liver with caramelized walnuts, salmon with mustard, venison served with potato crepes, and green pasta with crayfish tails. Dessert, a must of course, is chosen from a massive cake display, all prepared by a master pastry chef.

Enjoy a cup of Dallmayr coffee with your favorite breakfast or lunch! Order today and get 10% off your order of Dallmayr products with no minimum order required at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com*

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Happy 4th of July from Enjoy Better Coffee

2 Days of Savings Begin Now!

What’s better than fireworks, family, friends, and firing up the grill? How about getting 15% off your order of $30 or more on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com! This sale will be over before you know it, so don’t miss out!*

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PLEASE NOTE that our customer support and shipping departments will be closed from July 1st through July 4th to enjoy the holiday. Orders will be shipped as quickly as possible when we return on Wednesday. There may be a delay, so we greatly appreciate your patience while we get your order processed.
Have a wonderful holiday!

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You Can Still Celebrate Dad At EnjoyBetterCoffee.com!

Happy Father’s Day To All Dads!

Make Dad’s special day even better with 10% off any order of $30 or more, now through Tuesday at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

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