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!

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Coffee Talk: The Brands of JJ Darboven

We talk a lot about coffee – here at the office, in our newsletters, on our Facebook page, at home…

This week, we want to focus on 4 delicious brands that we know you will want to try (or stock up!). But first, a quick reminder about how to talk coffee. There are four key elements when we discuss a coffee:

Aroma: Not only is this the smell, but taste is also a big part of this element.

Flavor: When we talk about the flavor profile, we are talking about the flavor compounds. Think of it similar to wine-tasting, though wine has only 200 flavor compounds, while coffee has 800! (So much to explore; so little time!)

Body: This is known as “mouth feel” – how does the consistency feel in your mouth? (Think of the consistency difference between fat-free milk and whole milk.)

Finish: How does it taste after you drink it? Does it have a flavor? Is it different from the taste when you were drinking it?

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With these in mind, let’s get pouring over some of JJ Darboven’s premium coffees.

Our first tasting is IDEE Kaffee. Imported from Germany, this coffee is very gentle for sensitive stomachs. The green coffee beans are steamed prior to roasting to achieve a clean flavor – just the beans and the magic that occurs from roasting. IDEE Kaffee ground coffee, in 17.6oz packs, tastes smooth, with a mellow flavor profile, with a light body and a smooth finish. The aroma is fresh and will immediately transport you to a European sidewalk café. We also have IDEE Kaffee Gold Express instant coffee has all the same flavors, just as delicious and even more convenient, as ground.

Next up: Eilles Kaffee, also imported from Germany, was once a supplier of coffee to the Royal Bavarian court. Try Eilles Kaffee Arabica ground coffee for its mild aroma with flavors of citrus. It is full-bodied and a nice, slightly sharp finish. We also have Eilles Kaffee Gourmet coffee in ground and whole beans, with a full-bodied taste and flavor, with a strong and aromatic scent. The finish has hints of toast. We also have Eilles Gourmet in instant, with the same flavor profiles, aroma and finish.

Try Movenpick, from Switzerland. The high-quality beans are roasted to achieve a perfectly balanced coffee, medium bodied, with a mild finish. We have Der Himmlische made with 100% Arabica beans in ground, whole beans and instant. We also have Movenpick Espresso whole beans, which is a rich and strong coffee, perfect alone as espresso and in cappuccinos and lattes.

 

Our last offering from JJ Darboven is Mozart Kaffee, named after the great composer, because Mozart Kaffee is a well-balanced composition. Mozart Mild ground coffee is light and delicate in flavor, body and finish. Mozart Intensive is a strong, intense coffee, full-bodied with a smooth feel and a surprising finish. Mozart Intensive is available in ground and instant coffee.

 

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German Coffee: The Best at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com

This week we give you another chapter in our occasional series on Great European Coffee Cities. Enjoy!

When we talk about German coffee, brands that immediately come to mind are Dallmayr, Jacobs, Tchibo, Eduscho, Davidoff and our newest brands from German coffee producer J.J. Darboven, Eilles Kaffee and IDEE Kaffee.

More than half of these brands are based in Hamburg, Germany, a global trading port on the Elbe River, located about 70 miles from the North Sea. Hamburg has been a coffee capital ever since the first coffee house opened in 1677. By the turn of the 20th century, Hamburg was the largest coffee market in the world. Take a canal boat ride through the warehouse district to view the bridges between the buildings, learn about the history of the massive buildings and the multitudes of goods stored within, right on the water. At the city’s port district, the streets are lined with coffee shops where snacks and hot coffee are served with beautiful views over the water as you watch the cargo ships come and go. Also near the town center is a lake with boats afloat and cafes surrounding the water’s edge.

Drive an hour southwest on Autobahn 1 and stop in Bremen, another great coffee city in Germany, and where two of these German brands are based. Bremen is a major port on the Weser River. (The North Sea is less than 40 miles north of the city.) Many companies are based in this thriving metropolis, from automobiles, the largest industry, to food and beverage, second largest, to aerospace and shipping engineering, wind power and communications. The Market Square, with the Town Hall’s impressive Renaissance architecture on one side and famous historical and fictional characters connected to Bremen depicted in statues, draws tourists year-round.

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