It’s Time For A Coffee Klatch!

Coffee klatch comes from a German phrase that literally translates to coffee and gossip, and in Germany, it marked the time that women were allowed to visit and chat for a while at coffee houses (we are talking about the 1800’s). The Coffee Klatch is alive and well today.

This week, we are highlighting 3 of our most popular German brands: Tchibo, Eduscho, and Davidoff. Tchibo has owned and run Eduscho and Davidoff for many years.

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Let’s start with a little news from Germany’s coffee culture.

Our first bit of news comes from Tchibo, one of our highlighted brands. Tchibo has long been roasting coffee, and in the 20th century, added retail products to the company portfolio. Launched last month, a new service named Tchibo Share allows customers to choose to rent clothing for children and pregnant moms for a month or longer. Returned clothing is professionally cleaned and then is available for rental again. Costs start at two euros ($2.45 USD) monthly. The company states that one goal of the business is to support sustainability.

freiburg-cup-300pxNext up, we head to the city of Freiburg in Germany. The city is responsible for introducing the idea of a reusable cup that can be returned to one of many shops to cut down on disposable waste. Those shops disinfect the plastic cup; the cup itself can be reused up to 400 times. It comes with a disposable lid (just like from a coffee shop), which helps cut down the amount of waste with the cup overall. The cups are available all over town at places where coffee is sold. In fact, the city has an entire web site devoted to the Freiburg Cup and how to get one.

Our last item of news refers to a very recent decision that will allow some German workers to work only 28 hours per week. Though starting in only one region of the country, where almost one million workers are affected, it should eventually impact almost 4 million people. The 28-hr week is intended to be used where there is a need to care for children and/or elderly and sick relatives, and can be chosen for up to two years. Interestingly, the deal includes having willing workers increasing their weekly hours by five and receiving a 4 percent pay raise. This flexible working time system could impact businesses across the country, including BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche.


High-end cars bring us to high-end coffee brands, but thankfully, the prices are much better. Here is our deal this week: Get 15% off your order of Tchibo, Eduscho, and Davidoff, with no minimum required at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: 15TCHIBO

*Discount valid from 2/11/18 through 11:59PM ET 2/13/18 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order of Tchibo, Davidoff and Eduscho. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

PS—Valentine’s Day is Wednesday. If you are still looking for the perfect gift for the ones you love, consider Enjoy Better Coffee gift certificates. They are easy to purchase and easy to send! And, best of all, the lucky recipient will love you for it!


Coffee In The News

Robo-Baristas Can’t Make Latte Art

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A cafe in San Francisco, and another unrelated café in Tokyo, both have robots making and delivering coffee to customers. The robot in both places is a one-armed device with a grasping device at the end. (In Tokyo, the machine has cartoon eyes displayed above the arm, but in San Francisco, no misleading occurs.) The customer orders and pays for a drink using a tablet, gets a printed ticket that the robot is able to scan, then make and deliver the drink. In California, the goal is to have more human interaction by the employees with clients while the robot makes the drink. In Tokyo, the goal is efficiency and to serve as many folks as possible.

Are Smart Mugs Necessary?

Smart mugs, that is mugs that can remind you to drink water, measure your liquid intake, and keep your beverage at the right temp for long periods, are a new digital trend. In fact, the second generation of these smart mugs is on the market now, ranging in price from $100 to more than $200. Most are able to travel too, but will need to be plugged in for charging at times. An app on your phone helps you monitor and control the mug. You can already program your coffee maker from your phone app, so it seems only logical that you would want to control your mug too, we guess. We have always been partial to white ceramic cups, or our durable double-walled cups with our logo!


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

Phone: 800 582 6617
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Cool Beans Help To Relax

A spa based in a Chicago hotel is now offering this refreshing start to the day.

coffee-scrub-300pxThe three-part package delivers an espresso body scrub, a full-body massage, and a shot of espresso. It’s gonna be a good day!

The scrub is a mixture of espresso beans, honey and essential oils, so you can enjoy the great aroma of coffee while exfoliating the skin. The aesthetician will then use a warm towel to remove the mixture, leaving your pores open and ready for the massage. The Swedish-style massage is relaxing and calming, but even better, as it comes to an end, and you must prepare to enter the real world, you get to enjoy a shot of espresso. Now, you’re ready to start the day. This little treat for yourself will run you $210 and up, before tip.


We offer many brands of espresso, drip coffee, pods and capsules of delicious, European coffee, and you can make your own scrub, and your own espresso shot, for a lot less than going to Chicago. In fact, we want you to love our coffee as much as we do, so we are giving you 10% off your order of $30 or more at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: COFFEE10

*Discount valid from 2/04/18 through 11:59PM ET on 2/06/18 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 10% off $30 minimum order. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

European Coffee Specialties

Austria: In a lovely Viennese café, the drink to order is a Wiener Melange. It’s espresso with steamed milk and light foam, and is delicious with any torte you might try.

France: In Paris, try the Café Crème, an espresso drink with a lot of steamed milk, so it is most like a cappuccino, something the French don’t usually order.

Ireland: Of course it has to be Irish coffee! Hot coffee, Irish whiskey, brown sugar and whipped cream make this a cold-weather treat. If you like this drink, you can get a rum version, but you’ll have to visit northern Germany.

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Italy: Espresso is the standard coffee drink, but you should only drink it with milk in the morning there. (Italians believe that milk affects the digestive system when drunk after morning.) Italians like a sweet pastry with their espresso, stuffed with custard, marmalade, or Nutella.

Sweden and Finland: Fika (mid-morning and late-afternoon coffee breaks), always better with friends, means a coffee with a bun or roll. Try a cardamom-style kardemummabullar or a heavily-iced cinnamon roll known as a kanelbulle.

Enjoy Better Coffee has coffee brands from all these countries. We think you should go European style, and the discount above makes it even easier to enjoy a “European holiday.”


Coffee In The News

Cold Brew In Top 5 Popular Foods for 2017

Cold brew coffee and its popularity have increased rapidly since 2016, per Google Trends’ Beverage report. Want to try a fancy barista-style cold brew? Simply start with high-quality beans (we have plenty from which to choose). Grind the beans semi-coarse. Stir ¾ cup grounds with 4 cups of water, and put in the fridge for 6-24 hours. Strain in a sieve lined with a coffee filter. To make a cup, use one-part concentrate with 2 parts water, or to taste. Enjoy! Btw, the other top items in the food category for 2017: Zoodles (zucchini noodles); ketogenic foods (based on a newer popular diet); riced veggies (think cauliflower, sweet potato and broccoli); and poke bowls (a deconstructed sushi roll in a bowl, with rice or noodles, vegetables, and sauce).

Forget Butter; There’s Egg In My Capp

K-Cappuccino-w-Egg-Yolk-200pxThis trend, from South Korea, involves straining out the egg white, then dropping the yolk in a cup of espresso and whisked. Top with heavy cream, cocoa powder and serve! Someone described it as drinking espresso “Rocky” style. Apparently the heat from the coffee kills the bacteria from the raw egg.


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

Phone: 800 582 6617
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New Year’s Resolution: Enjoy Better Coffee

EBC-NYE-BANNER-2017We proudly offer premium ground, whole bean and instant coffees and espresso in a variety of roasts, along with a selection of teas, all from the top European brands. Find your new favorite coffee or tea at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com and save with $5 off your order of $40 or more.*

Please Use Coupon Code: NEWFAV5

Discount valid 12/31/2017 through 11:59PM ET on 1/02/2018 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $40 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.

 

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

Phone: 800 582 6617
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A Christmas Wish (And A Sale!) From EnjoyBetterCoffee

May your Christmas holiday be filled with happy moments shared over rounds of coffee and tea…
EBC-Christmas-Banner-Bright-2017-E-650px…and when you find yourself running low on your favorite coffees, espresso, herbal teas and hot chocolate, visit EnjoyBetterCoffee.com today through Tuesday and save 15% off your order of $30 or more.*

Please Use Coupon Code: MERRY15

*Discount valid 12/24/2017 through 11:59PM ET on 12/26/2017 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $30 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.

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

Phone: 800 582 6617
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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.*

Please Use Coupon Code: THANKS15

*Discount valid 11/23/2017 through 11:59 PM EST 11/25/2017 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.

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

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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!


We have a wide selection of specialty German coffees that are 15% off, through Tuesday, October 10th, and no minimum order is required at www.enjoybettercoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: GERMAN15

*Discount valid from 10/8/17 through 11:59 p.m. EDT 10/10/17 with no minimum order on Dallmayr, Jacobs, Tchibo, Eduscho, Davidoff Cafe, Eilles and IDEE products only at www.enjoybettercoffee.com. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.


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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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.*

Please use coupon code: FIVEOFF

*Discount valid through 11:59 PM PDT on 8/22/17 with $30 minimum order before shipping costs at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.
**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.