Douwe Egberts In The Spotlight

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The Netherlands is home to Douwe Egberts, one of our most popular coffee brands. This week, we highlight some of the unusual and special homes that are must-sees!

Anne-Frank-House-Amsterdam-CRAny trip to Amsterdam should include a visit to the Anne Frank House. The house also has a museum and a gift shop, and is one of the quietest places you will ever find. The annex where the family and four others hid and lived for more than two years is preserved for visitors to get a sense of their life. Anne’s pictures of movie stars taped to her small room’s wall is preserved under glass. You can peek out the window of the top room, just as Anne would do to get away from the cramped communal space. The House opened in 1960, and continues to this day to spread knowledge, freedom and democracy.

hendrika-marie-houseboat-275pxOn the very same canal you will find the houseboat Hendrika Maria, also known as the Houseboat Museum. Since 1997, the owner has opened his home and welcomed visitors. Amsterdam canals are lined with similar houseboats. Check out the full kitchen down below, the wood-burning stove in the sitting room, and all the containers of plants soaking up the sun on the boat’s roof. Plus, getting a picture of the canal and bridges from the canal itself makes for a special photo.

rembrandt-house-museum-in-amsterdam-300px-crOne of the greatest visual artists in history, and the most important in Dutch art, is Rembrandt. A Dutch painter and printmaker, he lived in Amsterdam from his mid-twenties until his death. He is well-known for his portraits, his Biblical scenes, his etchings and his creative use of light and shadow in his work. The Rembrandt House Museum, where the artist actually lived for almost 20 years, is restored to look exactly how it did during those years. It was here that he painted the majority of his great works, stored his collection of unusual objects (stuffed animals, musical instruments, shells, coins, etc.), and taught art to students. Whether you are a fan of art or a fan of architecture, this place is worth a visit.


Amsterdam is a special place just as Douwe Egberts is a special coffee. You can enjoy any and all of our Douwe Egberts range and get 15% off your order, no minimum required at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: AMSTERDAM

*Discount valid from 2/18/18 through 11:59PM ET on 2/20/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Douwe Egberts products with no minimum order. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts products.

 

Douwe Egberts Note On Grinds

Scoop of Ground CoffeeThe grind size of coffee has a direct impact on the quality of the flavor of the brewed coffee. While you should always use the correct grind for the type of equipment you are using to make coffee, the good news is that Douwe Egberts in ground is a medium coarse grind. This flexible grind works in French Press, filter, and drip machines.


Coffee In The News

Beans In Space

weather-balloon-300px-E2Astronaut coffee is made from beans sourced from a small farm in Colombia that are launched on a weather balloon and sent to space. Well, more accurately, the beans traveled 30 miles up into the stratosphere. When the barista recovered the package of beans several hours later using GPS, the beans were slightly frozen and coated with water from the air pressure. Two servings of these beans cost $50, which is made and served pour-over style. The coffee is supposed to be light, soft and fruity, with notes of licorice.


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

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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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Let’s Talk Douwe Egberts!

But First, This:

People in the U.S. are talking about the recent big winners of two multi-state lotteries. This month, in the Netherlands, people are talking about the Postcode Lottery, a large charity lottery, supported by a series of draws every month that can win money for the resident with that postcode (zip code). In addition, there are other drawings, such as one for the New Year, and one where an entire street can win. Fifty percent of the lottery’s revenue is donated to a variety of charities. (Read more about that below.)

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Postcode-Loterij-in-Eastermar-winners-300px-eThis year, the New Year’s Postcode Lottery’s big prize – almost 27 million euros ($32 million USD) – went to two homeowners with the exact postcode in the small village of Eastermar (pop: 1500 residents). Additionally, 272 residents each won fifty-five thousand euros. One of those winners is lobbying the other local winners to donate to a fund she began to benefit everyone in the village. The fund will be used to organize local activities. She hopes to get one hundred Euros from each of them, giving them a great start to the fund. Sounds like a win-win situation to us!


We enjoy being able to share interesting news about the Netherlands, home of Douwe Egberts. We also enjoy offering a range of Douwe Egberts coffee products at affordable prices. This week, www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com will give you 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts, with no minimum purchase required.*

Please use coupon code: DE15POFF

*Discount valid from 1/14/18 through 11:59PM ET on 1/16/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Douwe Egberts products with no minimum order. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts products.

PS: It seems that many people in the Netherlands play this lottery for fear of missing out if their code is drawn. It costs about $15 USD per draw.


Don’t Miss Out On This Bonus Deal

DE AROMA ROOD WB NL 200PXWe are overstocked with Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood Whole Beans and our mistake is your opportunity to stock up on this delicious and popular coffee. The blend of beans is balanced and smooth, a perfect example of Douwe Egberts coffee. Grinding beans right before brewing the coffee is the best way to have fresh-tasting coffee. Please note the best-by date on these beans is 2/10/18, so we have some tips on safely storing coffee beyond this date. Even better, this deal works with the discount above too, so you can really save!


More About Charities That Benefit From The Postcode Lottery

Since 1989, dozens of charities (99 in 2017) have received more than 5.1 billion euros ($6 billion USD) from the Dutch Postcode Lottery. While a majority are in the Netherlands, the charities include organizations in other parts of the world, such as Britain and in the U.S. Recipient organizations must be working towards a humane and green world. These groups include UNICEF, WWF, Doctors Without Borders, African Parks Network, Greenpeace, Oxfam, Rocky Mountain Institute, among many others. Approximately 17 million people live in the Netherlands; approximately 3 million people play the lottery.


Coffee In The News

Storing Coffee Should Be Cool

coffee-container-100pxAlways store coffee, whether ground or beans, to protect from air, moisture, heat and light. Store beans in an opaque, air-tight container at room temperature. The container should be kept in a dark and cool location. This works for coffee both before and after its best-by date.

Coffee Grounds Make Biodiesel Fuel

A partnership among a petroleum company and two biodiesel firms is producing a fuel made from the extracted oils of used coffee grounds. The fuel blend is named B20, and combines the coffee ground oils, other recycled waste fats and oils, and a mineral diesel fuel. The product is 85% more carbon-efficient than standard diesel, achieving more than 10% CO2 reduction over the standard. So far, the business has produced 6,000 liters of pure coffee oil, enough to produce 30,000 liters of biofuel.


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!

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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!

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Stock Up On Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood Whole Beans

No Limit BOGO Deal. Today Only.

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Buy one bag of Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood whole beans and receive a second 17.6oz bag of Aroma Rood at no charge. Just place a bag of Aroma Rood whole beans in your cart and the free bag will be added to your cart automatically. No coupon code needed.*


*Order must be placed by 11:59PM ET Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood whole beans with a best-by date of 2/14/2018. Not redeemable for cash. All sales are final; no returns please.

Do you know that you can safely keep and use coffee after its best by date? Grind the beans when you are ready to brew them to get the best flavor. Once opened, store the coffee beans in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

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

Phone: 800 582 6617
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As they say in the Netherlands, ‘Vrolijk Kerstfeest’

Cheerful Christmas!

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dutch-horns-at-christmas-300pxIt’s that time of year, just as in other parts of Europe and beyond, when adults and children alike focus on and celebrate the Christmas holiday. There might be a Christmas hamper (box or package) from your employer, time to decorate the tree (only after St. Nicolas Day), a 4’ horn to sound at dawn, and most importantly, time spent with the people you love.

In fact, researchers found that in the Netherlands, spending time with family was identified as the most important part of the Christmas season.

Advocaat-Dutch-Eggnog-250px-eThe big day itself is actually two days in the Netherlands. The Dutch celebrate First (25th) and Second (26th) Christmas Days as time spent with family, and indulging in the holiday feast. Traditional holiday favorites include oliebollen (heavy donut), Christmas fruit bread, roasted venison or goose with plenty of vegetables, and the Dutch version of eggnog, Advocaat, actually a creamy brandy custard, often eaten with a spoon.


The Dutch find this time of year special, just as we do. Indulge in the wonder of it all with authentic Dutch coffee from Douwe Egberts. As our gift to you, we’ll take 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts products on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: DUTCH15

*Discount valid from 12/10/17 through 11:59 PM EST on 12/12/17 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Douwe Egberts products with no minimum order. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts products.

We Have Douwe Egberts For Everyone

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Our Douwe Egberts range includes ground coffee, whole bean, instant, and some fun coffee gift sets. Grinding the beans just before brewing produces the best-tasting coffee. Our whole bean selection includes Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma, a perfect medium roast, with a smooth and full-bodied taste and a strong finish. For something a little darker, try Mocca Aroma, full-bodied, with spice and chocolate notes. If you are looking for a daily drinker, we have Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood, a medium, smooth, and aromatic blend of Robusta and Arabica beans. We have these great roasts in ground too.

Douwe Egberts Select Aroma in ground is a lighter roast, silky-smooth and fruity. Douwe Egberts also makes an Aroma Rood Decaf in ground. You won’t miss out on any flavor, just the caffeine.

For convenience, and as a great gift for people who travel or spend a lot of time on the road or just like to grab coffee and go, we have 5 roasts of instant coffee. Get Aroma Rood, Pure Gold, Pure Indulgence, Pure Decaf, and Moccona Classic Decaf in beautiful, resealable jars that can be repurposed later. Our Pure Gold instant is also available in easy to use sticks in two package sizes.

Check out our selection of cups and our prepacked variety packages. These make great gifts too.


Holiday Ordering Deadlines

presents-on-a-tree-300pxLast Friday, December 8th was our suggested deadline for ordering without having to pay for expedited shipping. If you absolutely must have your order before the holiday, we suggest you choose from one of our expedited shipping options available when checking out.


Other Dutch Traditions

Christmas Markets are popular in many European cities. Amsterdam has large markets, usually with stalls in wooden cabins, selling food, clothing and gifts. You will also find a Gebakkraam, a food truck with specialties such as appelflappen and oliebollen. One of the most popular markets is the Market at Museumplein, also known as Christmas Village on Ice, where the market stands next to a large public ice rink. Add in some live music and entertainment, and you will have a true Dutch Christmas Market experience.</p>
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<h3>One More Very Dutch Part of the Holiday</h3>
<p><img class=Gezelligheid is the most important part of the Christmas Season. This Dutch word is difficult to translate, but in general, it refers to the feeling of being with your loved ones, and/or reuniting with someone after a long separation, and/or a general sense of togetherness (think warm and fuzzy feelings).

Lastly, New Year’s Eve (Oud en Nieuw) in the Netherlands, people congregate in the central squares of the cities. Around 11PM, rounds of fireworks begin to welcome the coming year. At the stroke of midnight, more fireworks, more celebrations and more fun!


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

Phone: 800 582 6617
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