Dallmayr’s Expertise Is Still A Family Tradition

Munich has been home to Dallmayr Coffee since the early 18th century. Originally founded by a local merchant, Alois Dallmayr bought the enterprise around 1870. A few decades later, the original store location had grown into one of the leading delicatessens in Europe. The company headquarters is in the old part of Munich, with descendants of Dallmayr still working and holding shares in the company.

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Munich has been home to Dallmayr Coffee since the early 18th century. Originally founded by a local merchant, Alois Dallmayr bought the enterprise around 1870. A few decades later, the original store location had grown into one of the leading delicatessens in Europe. The company headquarters is in the old part of Munich, with descendants of Alois still working and holding shares in the company.
Because Munich is such a special place, especially in the history of coffee in Germany, we thought the newly-opened exhibition at the Deutsches Museum was worth a look.

Kosmos-Kaffee-BannerThe museum is an interactive science and technology space, so the new “Kosmos Kaffee” (Cosmos Coffee) exhibit opening last month takes a look at the biology, the chemistry, and the social sciences of coffee. Some might say the universe of coffee.

You can take a walk through the history of espresso machines, which will remind you of space-age design with all the chrome and knobs. They even offer an app for your phone where you can grow a coffee plant to harvest, and see how many cups of coffee your plant will make. (It’s an app; what can we say?)

An Italian manufacturer of professional espresso and cappuccino equipment which happens to own the largest collection of equipment dedicated to coffee culture, tech and design, has loaned some of their collection to the exhibit. Highlights of the collection include a horizontal espresso machine from the 1940s; a “horned” behemoth that looks more like a motorcycle engine, and a shiny model from the ‘60s, iconic and revolutionary for its extraction technology.


Dallmayr and Munich will always be connected in special ways. Our special this week is for Dallmayr coffee, so we’ll give you 15% off your order of Dallmayr products from our site.*

PLEASE USE COUPON CODE: DALLMAYR

*Discount valid from 8/11/19 through 11:59PM ET on 8/13/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com on Dallmayr products with no minimum purchase required. Offer not redeemable for cash. 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.

Dallmayr Quality is The Dallmayr Tradition

If you enjoy a smooth coffee, then you must have tried Dallmayr Prodomo, their most popular product. The coffee is smooth from the first sip to the finish, and we have whole beans, ground, plus a decaf roast and a mild roast, both in ground.

For a truly velvety coffee, Dallmayr Crema D’Oro is balanced, smooth, with spicy aroma notes. The 100% Arabica beans are gently roasted, making a delicious espresso, or to be used as a base for lattes and cappuccinos.

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Dallmayr also has capsules for the Nespresso machine. We have a range of 9 roasts in our Capsa line:

Artigiano capsules are 7 out of 10 on the intensity scale. This complex roast has subtle notes of fruit and nut.

Barista capsules have an intensity of 8 with cocoa notes, dense crema and a smooth mouth feel.

Ristretto capsules are 10 on the intensity scale, so expect full and intense flavors, including fruit and spice along with sweet notes. Perfect for making a short-shot (ristretto).

Try Lungo Belluno, with an intensity of 5, to enjoy a soft, balanced Arabica. Notes of vanilla, floral and nuts make this a special drink. Try Lungo Azzuro, intensity 8, if you are looking for something a little stronger.

We also have Crema d’Oro (light, mild and balanced); Lungo Ethiopia (medium); Decaffeinato (medium/dark), and their Prodomo. All of these capsules are available, along with our entire Dallmayr line, for the discount offered above. If you have a Nespresso machine, do not miss this deal!


Coffee In The News

Researchers Find Bamboo Reusable Coffee Cups May Carry Risks

We have previously written about Germany (and other European countries) that are actively working to support sustainable business process by supplying reusable coffee cups to replace the standard paper to-go cups. There are a variety of systems in which the cups are purchased – or would that be rented? – filled with coffee, and then returned back to the café at another time. There they are washed and sterilized. A German consumer research foundation studying the impact of bamboo cups tested them with hot coffee, and found that the temperature at which coffee is drunk causes resin from the cup to leach into the liquid. The group published their findings last month, but encouraged people to use other types of reusable cups made from other materials.


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Italian Coffee Awakens the Senses

Espresso is to Italy what champagne is to France.

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This week, for a few days, we have a deal on some of the finest coffee brands in Italy:

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All of these companies are top-sellers in Italy, where coffee is an important part of daily life. We’ll give you 15% off your order of these brands, with no minimum order required at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: ITALY15

*Discount valid from 7/28/19 through 11:59PM ET on 7/30/19 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.

Kimbo – It’s not just from Italy, it’s from Naples

Kimbo-Vesuvius-Small-Advert-CropBased in Naples, in the south of Italy, Kimbo has produced premium coffee for more than 50 years. We have a wide range of coffee, including several signature espresso-ready roasts, available in ground, whole beans, and capsules. Our current favorites include Kimbo Antica Tradizione in ground, which is the original rich and flavorful Kimbo blend; Kimbo Espresso Napoletano in ground is roasted and prepared using the Neapolitan tradition; and Kimbo Premium Espresso Bar in whole beans, which creates an intense espresso drink. We also have three roasts in capsules for the Nespresso machine, from the lighter Armonia, to the medium, balanced Napoli, to the full-flavor Intenso.


Lavazza – It’s how you say coffee in Italian

Lavazza-cup-beansBased in Turin, in the northwestern part of the country, Lavazza has been blending and creating the highest-quality Italian espresso for more than 120 years. Our range of Lavazza coffee includes espresso and filter coffee in ground, many options in whole beans, and one roast in capsules for the Nespresso machine. Our most popular roasts include the medium roast Qualita Oro in ground, in a can for easy storage; Café Espresso in ground and in decaffeinated, perfect for every day; a range of ground coffee that can meet every taste; and, Qualita Rossa in whole beans, for a full-body brew.


Segafredo – A coffee for friends

Segafredo-advert-espressoHeadquartered in Villorba, just north of Venice, in the northeast of the country, Segafredo is the flagship product of Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group. The brand is known as the leading producer of espresso in the country. We have a range of coffee from Segafredo, including fine examples of true Italian espresso, including in espresso capsules for the Segafredo machine. We are enjoying Segafredo Casa, available in ground and whole bean, a traditional espresso, intense, spicy and full-bodied. If you have a Moka maker, try Segafredo Emozioni, a special, smooth blend, available in ground.


Italian Coffee In The News

Italian Military Exercises Serve Up Strategy and Espresso

ITL-Soldiers-EspressoThe Italian Army’s paratrooper brigade has been taking part in “Swift Response” exercises in eastern Europe this summer, being dropped into the field, then searching for and capturing “the enemy.” One of the most important pieces of equipment they carry is the portable espresso machine, because, well, they love espresso. In their foxholes, the Italians brew espresso, and the other combatants have noticed. An American adviser taking part in the exercises noted that the Italian paratroopers are battle-ready, even when gripping a tiny cup of coffee. In a recent night battle, the paratroopers successfully held their position through a mock challenge. You can be sure they celebrated the win with an espresso.


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Jacobs Has A Coffee for Every Cup

Jacobs Coffee started as a small shop in the center of Bremen, and expanded as demand for their products grew. Today Jacobs Coffee is available in more than 20 countries, and a best-seller in shops today.
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Germany is a cradle of coffee, and deserves that honor. Bremen and Hamburg had the first coffeehouses in the 1600’s and coffee was served at the royal court as early as 1675. Berlin opened the first public coffee house in 1721. Even the spelling of the word changed over time – originally “coffee” then “café” then landing on and remaining in Germany as “kaffee.”

Helping to spread the word about Jacobs coffee, in the last month, Jacobs has launched a flagship store in China, one of the fastest growing digital consumer markets in the world. China has gone from traditional tea drinks to instant coffee to now with demand for more freshly brewed coffee products. In the last couple of years, sales of fresh coffee increased by double digits in China.


We have several roasts from Jacobs, including in ground, whole bean, and instant. Just for a few days this week, get 15% off your order of Jacobs coffee, with no minimum purchase required.*

Please Use Coupon Code: JACOBS15

Discount valid from 7/14/19 through 11:59PM ET on 7/16/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Jacobs products. 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.

Our Favorites Right Now

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Jacobs flagship coffee is Kronung, [“coronation” in German], and is widely known for its aromatic qualities, mellow flavor and reasonable price. We have several options including Mild, Balance, and Decaf, some in ground and whole beans.

We also have Jacobs Instant Cappuccino, which makes a fine, velvety cappuccino. This is such a popular product we usually sell out quickly, so get them while you can.

Try Jacobs Espresso whole beans, a dark roast that produces a traditional espresso. We have Crema and Crema Intenso in whole beans also.

Jacobs has long been known, and popular in Europe, for its instant coffees. We have several roasts in instant available, from Kronung Instant, to Cronat Gold Instant, and Velvet Instant. We even have two Barista Editions, Crema Instant and Americano Instant, both made with finely ground Arabica beans.

Even items on sale are available for this discount. Order today!


German Coffee In The News

Sparkling Flavored Coffee Debuts In Cans

sparkling-cold-brewClaiming to be the first sparkling coffee ready to drink in cans, a German company has launched a series of drinks. Flavors include ginger, lemon, and grapefruit. The brews are nitro-infused, meaning it’s a cold-brewed drink with tiny bubbles that remain in the drink to the last sip. Flavored cold brews are becoming more diverse, so look for exotic flavors such as dragon fruit, Kaffir lime, Sicilian Lemon and Arctic Raspberry to show up on the market. As for us, we’ll take a good espresso any time.


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Delightful Iced Coffee Drinks You Can Enjoy Now!

Italy. It’s the birthplace of espresso, the espresso machine, and where coffee beans were first imported for consumer sale. Italian coffee is a special experience.
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With summer officially here, we’re bringing you the keys to making special and delicious iced coffee. Espresso is great for making these drinks, but you can also use your favorite brew. Below are three recipes for iced coffee drinks that will keep you cool any time of the day or night!


This week, we have some of our best Italian coffees on sale, just in time to let you chill out with these drinks. Try any of our specialty Italian coffees from these brands and we will give you 15% off:

Hausbrandt, Caffè Vergnano, Miscela D’Oro, Sant Eustachio, Illy, and Bristot

Order by Tuesday to save like crazy!*

Please use coupon code: WELOVEIT

*Discount valid from 6/30/19 through 11:59PM ET on 7/2/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Bristot, Caffè Vergnano, Hausbrandt, illy, Miscela D’Oro, and Sant Eustachio. 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.

Refreshing Coffee Drinks For Summer

The time is now, in this summer heat, to switch to iced coffee. Whether you are looking for a quick fix or a more involved preparation, we’ve got you covered.

Let’s start with everyone’s summer drink, lemonade, and turn it into a caffeinated Arnold Palmer. Try this cold brew lemonade. You’ll need:

lemonade-coffee1-2 oz lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup (see note below)
4-5 oz water
4-5 oz cold brew coffee (you can use regular brew instead)
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1. Make the lemonade by combining the juice, the syrup and water in a glass. You want to make a slightly tart lemonade, not very sweet. When it tastes the way you want…

2. Add ice to the glass, then top up with the coffee. Stir and enjoy!

NOTE: Make simple syrup by combining equal amounts of water and sugar. Bring to a boil, then allow to cool. Store in the refrigerator for best results. Simple syrup is perfect for iced drinks – no trying to dissolve sugar in a cold liquid.

Affogato-2019-EAnother favorite coffee drink this summer should be an Affogato. The word means “drowned” because the espresso is poured over a scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato. The espresso should be hot, and be sure to use a spoon to get every drop. Is it a dessert? Is a drink? You decide. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Finally, let’s try a Coconut Caramel Coffee. You’ll need:
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8 oz coffee
Ice
1-2 Tablespoons coconut milk
1-2 teaspoons caramel syrup

1. Start with the coffee in a mug or glass. Stir in the milk and the syrup. Add a pinch of sweetener if desired. Serve and enjoy!


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Hausbrandt-nl-iconAlthough the founder of Hausbrandt the brand was Austrian, he opened a coffee roasting business in Trieste in 1892. The founder, a merchant marine introduced the electric roaster and was one of the first to sell coffee in sealed metal containers in the early 20th century.

CAFFE-VERGNANO-nl-iconDomenico Vergnano opened a grocery store in the foothills of surrounding Turin more than 130 years ago. Today, Caffè Vergnano is one of the top Italian coffee companies, exporting coffee to more than 80 countries.

misceladoro-nl-iconWhen the Urbano family started roasting small batches of coffee in 1946, the guiding principle of Miscela D’Oro was to choose the highest quality raw beans. The company remains committed to sourcing the best raw coffee beans, carefully blending the beans while still green, then roasting them to produce a full-bodied espresso with a rich, thick crema.

sant-eustachio-nl-iconSant Eustachio is known for its wood roasting of coffee beans. Based in the heart of Rome, just a few steps from the Pantheon, Sant Eustachio slowly roasts beans over slightly smoky wood in the back of the shop, followed by air-cooling. This roasting technique creates a mild coffee with a fragrant aroma.

Illy-nl-icon-editIlly’s founder developed the modern espresso machine. Today, the third generation of the family is still in the business of producing rich, full-bodied, velvety smooth coffee. The signature blend combines nine sustainably-grown Arabica beans from 4 continents.

bristot-nl-iconThe Bristot signature is quality and excellence. Their high standards, cutting-edge technology, development, innovation and certification, including Kosher certified, result in premium coffee blends.


Coffee In The News

Europe’s Oldest Person, Ran a Coffee Bar, Passes Away at 116

We have written before about some of the oldest people in the world who happen to live in Italy. This month, great-grandmother Giuseppina Robucci died in the southern town of Poggio Imperiale. She is officially the last European born in 1903. (A woman in Japan, 2 months older than Robucci, is the current oldest living person in the world.) Robucci had five children, nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She and her husband ran a coffee bar for much of their lives, and she was even named an honorary mayor back when she was a young 109 year old.


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

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Our Nordic Coffee is Delicious, and Here’s Why.

Drink Coffee. Be Happy.

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Once again, the Nordic countries are five of the top 10 happiest countries in the world. That is according to the World Happiness Report, which ranked 156 countries for 2019 by how happy their citizens self-identified their feelings. The report looks at factors such as life expectancy, trust, generosity, and freedom.

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Finland was at the top of the list, followed by Norway, Denmark, and Iceland. Sweden came in at number seven, the entire group scoring high marks in all the categories.

At EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we offer 3 brands of fresh, enjoyable coffee from the Nordic area of the world. We have: Löfbergs, and Arvid Nordquist, both from Sweden, and Paulig, from Finland. We think that happy workers are going to roast good coffee, and that makes us happy!


Through Tuesday, get 15% off your orders of Paulig, Löfbergs, and Arvid Nordquist coffees with no minimum purchase required at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: NORDIC15

*Discount valid from 6/23/19 through 11:59PM ET on 6/25/19 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off no minimum order required on Arvid Nordquist, Löfbergs and Paulig coffees. Offer not redeemable for cash. 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.

Try Coffee Roasted in Northern Europe. You Will Surprise Yourself.

You will find all our Nordic Brands under Coffee By Type.

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: Classic Gran Dia, , Extra Dark roast, and Medium roast, all exceptional examples of Swedish coffee roasting. In addition, all three are UTZ Certified and CO2 Compensated (you can read more about these organizations on the product page). Classic Gran Dia is a medium to dark roast, full-bodied, with nut and floral notes, with a nice finish. Extra Dark is full-bodied, and intense, with just the right amount of bitterness. Medium roast is balanced, with chocolate and spice notes.

Lofbergs-Swedish-Fika-3Roast-Advert-NLLofbergs, one of the largest coffee roasters in the Nordic countries, is based in Sweden. We offer three exemplary roasts made from 100% Arabica beans: Swedish Fika Medium Roast ground coffee, Swedish Fika Dark Roast ground coffee, and Swedish Fika Organic Medium Roast. Dark Roast creates a coffee that is rich and full (roast level 4 of 5). Medium Roast is a light roast (2 of 5) with a rich taste and aroma. We have Organic Medium Roast, gently roasted (2 of 5), with a sweet and mild flavor. All three roasts consist of a minimum of thirty percent coffee coming from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Farms.

Paulig-Advert-wHeinoarominen-2018-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) from a blend of beans grown in Africa and delivers a strong and rich coffee. These coffees are tasty examples of Finnish coffee.

Try any of these to experience the best in regional coffee. We get it directly from Europe, so you are getting coffee made for the European market. Maybe you will find the secret to (coffee) happiness in one of these brands!


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It’s A Furniture Store. It’s A Chain Restaurant. It’s Both.

ikeaYou may already know that IKEA is the world’s largest furniture retailer. There are stores in 38 countries around the world. It turns out that IKEA is also one of the largest international restaurant chains. Of course, they all offer their signature Swedish meatballs, but from there, menus vary by country. Choices on the menu are influenced by the location of the restaurant. For instance, a shop in France offers macarons; a restaurant in Winnepeg offers poutine (French fries with gravy and cheese, a national staple); in India, enjoy curry and biryani.


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Get 20% Off Original Line Nespresso-Compatible Capsules Today Only ⏳

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Explore The Brands of Tchibo

The Rich Heritage of German Coffee

Germany has played an historic role in the history of coffee. Just a few highlights:

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✔ Coffee was imported, sold and served as far back as 1723 when the first coffee house opened in Berlin.

✔ Coffee filters were invented there.

✔ In the heyday of the early coffee houses, German women were able to meet with friends and drink coffee when most other countries were not yet enlightened enough to let women be in public without a chaperone.

✔ The word “kaffeeklatsch” – coffee and gossip – came into common usage during this time.

✔ It was a German roaster who first sent coffee by mail to customers. (Tchibo)

✔ It was another German roaster who figured out that selling coffee in bakeries was a lucrative proposition. (Eduscho)

✔ A German composer named Johann Sebastian Bach composed the music and lyrics of “Coffee Cantata” in 1732. The story was a humorous comment on the coffee culture of the time.

✔ On average, Germans drink more coffee than beer or water.

✔ The second-largest city in Germany, Hamburg, is home to many historic brands, including Tchibo. The city is a major European venue for education and research industries, cultural activities and artistic endeavors.

Perhaps it is the history of coffee in Germany that set the stage, but it’s interesting that more than 80 percent of German adults drink coffee every day. Tchibo, one of our brands in the spotlight today, is in the top 5 coffee brands in Germany. In addition, we are also spotlighting two more German-related brands: Eduscho and Davidoff.


Get 15% off your order of Tchibo, Eduscho, and Davidoff coffees with no minimum purchase required, when you order by Tuesday.*

Please use coupon code TCHIBO15

*Discount valid from 6/09/19 through 11:59PM ET on 6/11/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off with no minimum order required on Tchibo, Eduscho, and Davidoff coffees. Offer not redeemable for cash. 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 – All these products are available for the discount above, including items on sale.


The Brands Of Tchibo

Davidoff-Cafe-Logo-NL-BlockDavidoff Café is a luxurious brand that produces smooth and flavorful coffee. Davidoff makes delicious ground coffee with Espresso 57 (intense espresso, mellow finish), Fine Aroma (delicate and mild), and Rich Aroma (spicy). We also have whole beans in Crème, an elegant, full-bodied espresso with a velvet crema. For the Nespresso drinkers, we have three different roasts, from Style (3 out of 6 intensity), to Elegance (4 intensity) to Prestige (5 intensity), plus all three are available in a variety package. If you like an instant, Davidoff has five different roasts, including Crema Intense and the Limited Edition Elements instant.

2015_Tchibo LogoTchibo is a top seller, with several premium products. Try Tchibo Exclusive Ground coffee, great for stovetop Moka makers and espresso, also available in Instant. We have several additional ground coffees from the Tchibo range: Feine Milde (fine and mild), Beste Bohne (100% Arabica), and Gold Selection (aromatic, unique, medium blend). Tchibo also makes Exclusive, a balanced coffee, and Exclusive Decaf, both in ground. Today, Tchibo is served around the world.

2015_Eduscho logoEduscho opened its first store in Bremen in the 50’s, soon followed by stores in all the major German cities. Introduced in 1959, Gala coffee was sold in bakeries which served to further popularize the brand in German culture. In 1980, Gala coffee was renamed to Gala Number 1 (Nr. 1) to reflect its status in the market and its flavor and quality. We have classic Gala Nr.1, an Arabica/Robusta blend and have Gala Mild again, which is a smooth, balanced, naturally mild coffee.


Coffee In The News

So Many Championships, So Little Time

woc-175In Berlin this past few days, the World of Coffee, an event organization that is part of the Specialty Coffee Association, hosted the World Latte Art Championship, World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, and the World Cup Tasters Championship. Getting an early start every day, drinking, practicing and partying were scheduled through the 4 days of the competition. We are thinking that a lot of people were in ‘good spirits’ for this event!

Blak is Back, Sort Of

coke-plus-coffeeCoca-Cola has been quietly bringing to international markets a soft drink similar to their Blak version released over a decade ago. The company released Blak, a coffee-flavored version of their namesake drink in 2006, and stopped producing it only 2 years later. Chalked up to bad timing then, the company is betting that the world is ready for coffee/cola blends now. The new product contains more real coffee than Blak, and has more caffeine than regular Coke. It might be available in the United States next year, though plans are not defined yet. We think it’s time to brew an espresso.


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