Life Happens. Coffee Helps. Try Douwe Egberts.

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Douwe Egberts has been roasting and marketing coffee for more than 265 years. Being one of the first businesses offering that commodity both locally and regionally, it is no surprise that Douwe Egberts is not only first in coffee, but is also responsible for many “firsts” in the Industry. Let’s take a quick look at some of the highlights:

• Introduced the red seal as its logo, an iconic image still used today

• Offered a customer loyalty program through stamps on their packages

DE-Seals-History-Portrait-300px• Early on, sold coffee via a traveling salesman, the son Douwe Egberts, spreading the popularity of the brand

• Pioneered pursuing sustainable and environmentally-friendly policies and procedures for growing and harvesting coffee

• Created the Douwe Egberts Foundation, working in-country where coffee beans are grown

• Introduced a vending machine that responded to a person’s face, where a yawn caused a cup of hot Douwe Egberts coffee to be delivered

• Recently began selling tea in China (coffee too)

Douwe Egberts coffee is the result of innovation over time, and that’s one reason the brand is known worldwide. Douwe Egberts has a range of delicious coffee at economical prices (even before our discount offer!).


We have Douwe Egberts products on sale through Tuesday. Take 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts with no minimum purchase required at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: IHEARTDE

*Discount valid from 7/21/19 through 11:59PM ET on 7/23/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Douwe Egberts products. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Questions? Call 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

Douwe Egberts coffees come in roasts that appeal to everyone, in whole beans, ground, and instant, and in sizes to meet every need.

Go lighter with Douwe Egberts Select Aroma ground coffee, a smooth coffee with fruity notes. Medium roast Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma, in ground and whole beans, is full-bodied and smooth. Douwe Egberts Black in ground is strong and rich, and one of the most popular Douwe Egberts coffee.

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Need your coffee quickly? Try Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood instant, the flagship roast. We have Aroma Rood instant in 7oz/200mg jars, resealable and reusable, with a seal that preserves the smooth and rich flavors and aroma notes. Douwe Egberts Pure Gold instant, also in the resealable jar, is a medium, balanced roast, and is the standard for all instant coffees. We also have Pure Gold instant in 10- and 20-stick sample packs, making it easy to give it a try, and please use the discount above. Douwe Egberts Pure Indulgence instant is dark and rich, with a velvety body. And, yes, it comes in a resealable jar.

Don’t wait to order – this deal lasts only a few days.


And Speaking of Innovation in The Netherlands…

A Dutch company is using small drones to control the number of flying pest insects that plague flower growers. A pilot program started last month is trying the drones to control a specific moth. Results of the program will be reviewed for effectiveness, and in looking to improve the technology.

NL-Delivery-Robot-300pxThe largest supermarket chain in the country has started a trial of grocery-delivery through a delivery robot. The robot is an electric vehicle that can travel up to eight kilometers, and is being tested within the campus of a high-tech school, as the vehicle is not allowed on the road. Groceries are packed inside the device, which makes its way to the delivery location using cameras and sensors. The customer will need to step outside to get their order.

dfw-robotsIn other robotic news, a Dutch company has built a line of robot vehicles now being tested at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to handle checked bags for customers. Used specifically for customers at the international terminal who are rechecking bags after clearing customs and security for domestic flights, travelers place their bags on the robot, use the touch screen to identify their airline, and the bag is transported to the correct baggage belt.

DE-Yawn-Activated-CoffeeOne final note: The vending machine mentioned above, originally seen as a marketing ploy, was an early iteration of “gesture recognition,” cutting-edge technology poised to grow by almost 30% over the next 5 years.


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

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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)
Ice

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!


So Many Brands, So Little Time To Use The Discount Above! Shop Now.

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!


Nordic Life In The News

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.


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

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Netherlands Wins at Eurovision

What is the Eurovision Contest?

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The contest is an annual original song competition, with participants from primarily European countries, and has been broadcast on tv since it started in 1956. It is one of the most-watched non-sporting events, and the world’s longest-running program. It has been broadcast even in countries that do not compete.

abba-eurovsion-2Who is the most well-known winner of the contest? That would be ABBA, the Swedish band, in 1974, giving that country its first win. What song did they sing? That would be “Waterloo.”

Every year a theme for the contest is set (this year’s was “Dare to Dream”), with each country submitting one original song (which may or may not connect to the theme) and then the artist performs it live. Votes are cast for the songs from listeners in the participating countries via telephone or text, but be quick about it – they only get 15 minutes! There is a jury that participates in deciding the winner, and there is a point system relating to the votes (and it’s too complicated to detail here).

bar-eurovisionThis year’s winner was crowned last month, in Israel (the 2018 winner’s home country), for his original song “Arcade.” Duncan Laurence performed the piano ballad, winning strongly. The Grand Final show, with special guest appearances by Madonna (not her first at this annual event) and Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot, was hosted by Israeli celebs, including model Bar Refaeli. (You may recall Bar “making out” with a chubby, curly-headed guy in a Super Bowl commercial a few years back.)

Let’s join the rest of the world in celebrating a Dutch victory at this international contest. How do we celebrate the Netherlands? With Douwe Egberts coffee, of course!


This week, get 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum purchase!*

Please Use Coupon Code: IHEARTDE

*Discount valid from 6/16/19 through 6/18/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Douwe Egberts products. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Questions? Call 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

Eurovision By The Numbers

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  • Total number of shows since the event began: 64
  • Audience viewers internationally: 100 million to 600 million (200 million this year)
  • Number of countries participating in the first year: 7
  • Number of countries participating in 2019: 42
  • Number of wins by the Netherlands: 5
  • Winner of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest: 1 (The Netherlands)
  • Most victories by a country: 7 (Ireland)

These Favorites Are Back In Stock!

Select and Mocca ground coffees, some of our most popular roasts, are finally back in stock again and ready to be sent to you.

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Like a darker roast? Try Douwe Egberts Mocca Aroma coffee, rich and full, with spice and cocoa notes. We have Mocca Aroma in ground and whole beans. Just a reminder that this Mocca coffee is not the kind of coffee/chocolate drink you order at a café, but instead refers to the type of bean.

If you prefer a lighter coffee, try Douwe Egberts Select Aroma in ground. The Arabica blend is silky, smooth, with very subtle notes of fruit, and a mild flavor. The discount is only available through Tuesday, so order today!


Netherlands In The News

Commuters Bike During Strike

The end of May brought a public transportation strike in the Netherlands, affecting every sort of transport, and causing delays all over. But, the Dutch, being very practical, took to their bikes, riding to work via the motorways, to avoid traffic jams. Videos show huge groups of bikers driving along the highway, in special lanes just for the bikes. The strike was in response to government plans to increase the retirement age of workers.

That’s Some Expensive Fish!

herring-200The Dutch national food is considered to be herring by many aficionados, and herring season is open. The first barrel of Hollandse Nieuwe Herring was sold last week for 95 thousand euros ($107,000 USD), which was donated to a non-profit organization assisting families of children with cancer. Herring is served at most meals, and is often served with wine, pickled onions and gherkins.


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

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