A Traditional Italian Christmas

Christmas in Italy is one big celebration from early December into January! The holidays are filled with celebrations, parades, music, food and a deep reverence for the religious aspects of the season.

In Italy, people wish each other “Buon Natale!” Christmas decorations are put up the day following the celebration of Mary’s Immaculate Conception, December 8th. Everyone displays a version of the Nativity scene, called the “Presepe.” In fact, Naples is the home to an extremely elaborate and detailed Nativity scene with more than six hundred decorations and figures. Another symbol of the season is the Poinsettia plant, displayed and sold everywhere.

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la-befana-300pxA unique aspect of gift-giving in Italy is the arrival of La Befana, a kindly old witch. She rides a broomstick, dressed in patched clothing, but smiling as she delivers bags of gifts for the children by way of the chimney. Good children get candy; bad children get lumps of coal.

La Befana sweeps up after herself when she leaves too. She does this the night before Epiphany, the 12th day of Christmas, in early January. A large family meal is shared on Epiphany, which officially ends the Italian holiday season.


What is served at every holiday meal in Italy? You guessed it: Delicious Italian coffee! This week, we are offering 15% off our specialty Italian roasters including Bristot, Caffe Vergnano, Hausbrandt, illy, Miscela D’Oro, Pellini, and Sant Eustachio at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: ITALY15

*Discount valid from 12/17/17 through 11:59PM ET on 12/19/17 for the following brands only: Bristot, Caffe Vergnano, Hausbrandt, Illy, Miscela D’Oro, Pellini & Sant Eustachio with 15% off no minimum at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

Not sure which to try? Read more about each of these brands, and you’ll find just the right roasts for you. If you’re still looking for that perfect gift, there is nothing better than real Italian coffee!

CAFFE-VERGNANO-nl-iconCaffe Vergnano makes espresso along with drip coffee with 100% Arabica beans. We have a range of regular and decaffeinated espresso in ground and whole beans. If you know someone getting or using a Nespresso machine, then they must try any of our Nespresso-compatible capsules. We have Caffe Vergnano in five different roasts, including dark Intenso, sweet Arabica, spicy Cremoso, and Decaf. Those last 4 are now in compostable capsules.

Hausbrandt-nl-iconAlthough the founder of Hausbrandt was Austrian, he opened a coffee roasting business in Trieste. A merchant marine, he is known for his innovation with transport and storage of coffee to keep it fresh. We have a wide selection of whole bean and ground coffee. Check out our sealable and reusable Hausbrandt specialty tins, each with a package of Nero Espresso inside, perfect for giving the gift of delicious Italian espresso.

Illy-nl-icon-editilly began in Trieste, producing a coffee that is always rich, full-bodied with a velvety texture. We have medium (balanced and sweet) and dark espresso (intense) in ground and whole beans. We also have a medium ground Moka and Decaffeinated ground coffee suitable for any preparation. All blends come in illy’s signature metal tin.

misceladoro-nl-iconMiscela D’Oro is committed to sourcing the best raw coffee beans, creating blends that are then carefully and specially roasted. The technique, blending the green beans before roasting, is considered non-traditional, but creates a full-bodied espresso with a rich, thick crema. We have a range of Miscela D’Oro espresso in ground, whole beans and the very popular capsules compatible with Nespresso coffee machines. Try any of the espresso range for an authentic espresso experience.

Pellini-nl-iconA family business, originally a company producing medicinal herbs, moved to roasting coffee in 1947 in Verona. Today, Pellini is known for high-quality, gourmet, Italian espresso. Pellini Top is their top of the line, made with 100% Arabica beans specially roasted to deliver a smooth, full-bodied espresso. We have a range of Pellini coffee, including ground and whole beans. Even better, we have 5 blends in Nespresso-compatible capsules.

sant-eustachio-nl-iconSant Eustachio is known for its wood roasting of coffee beans. Sant Eustachio offers Espresso ground coffee blends in addition to whole beans and Nespresso capsules options. The aroma will take you to a small café on an Italian piazza.

 

bristot-nl-iconBristot started as a small roaster in 1919, this company expertly chooses the best beans, roasting them in ways that best showcase their natural flavors. Try Bristot’s flagship product Tiziano Whole Beans for real Italian espresso, including notes of nut, fruit and chocolate with an excellent aftertaste. We have several roasts from Bristot, all perfect for drinking or gifting. Bristot espresso is a leader in the business and among espresso.


Another Great Gift Idea for Coffee Drinkers

We have cups and saucers available individually and in sets for many of our brands. Caffe Vergnano and Miscela D’Oro have beautiful white ceramic sets, something every espresso-drinker should have.


One Last Italian Holiday Tradition

cuccia-wheat-kernals-300pxSaint Lucy’s day on December 13th celebrates light in the darkness, with the winter solstice coming. The festival is marked with fireworks or bonfires. In Naples, fires are lit at dawn along the beachfront leading to the church. In Sicily, people eat a traditional pudding made from boiled wheat kernels.


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

Phone: 800 582 6617
support@enjoybettercoffee.com
http://www.enjoybettercoffee.com

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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.

 

One Of Our Best Deals. Ever.

Today, while supplies last, get 20% off our Current Deals in BOTH coffee and tea at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.

That means you save even more off our selection of overstocked items and short Best-By Dated items.*

Please use coupon code CDEALS20

Remember that you can safely keep and use coffee and tea after its best-by date.  Just as with coffee, store opened packages of tea and coffee in airtight containers in a cool, dry place away from strong odors.

*Discount valid 06/15/17 only, ending at 11:59 P.M. PDT at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com in the Current Deals sections of the site. The 20% discount applies to all products included in the Current Deals sections for Coffee and Tea only (Current Deals page under Coffee By Brand and under Tea By Brand). Current Deals are either overstocked items or have short best-by dates and cannot be returned for any reason. Offer available while supplies last. Offer not redeemable for cash.

Stroopwafels + Coffee = Caramel Deliciousness

Today, While Supplies Last –

Get an 8.9oz package of stroopwafels, a delicious Dutch treat with your order of $30 or more as our gift to you.

Please write   6/7 Stroopie  in your order comments at checkout and we will add the Stroopie stroopwafels to your order.*

Never tried a stroopwafel? Place the cookie on the top of your hot beverage for a minute or two and the cookie becomes soft, chewy and gooey.

*Offer available while supplies last on orders of $30 or more, not including cost of shipping at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com and include required order comments. This promotion ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on 6/07/2017  (today) so we will not honor requests for the promotional item received after this timeframe. This product has a best-by date of 08/26/2017. Offer not redeemable for cash.

Memorial Day Savings Through Tuesday!

Our gratitude goes out to all who have served.  We will not forget those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

Through Tuesday, please take 10% off your order of $30 or more on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: THANKYOU

*Discount valid through 11:59 p.m. PST 05/30/2017 on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $30 minimum order not including cost of shipping. Coupon cannot be used with any other discounts. Not valid on case sale or special sale products. 

You Can Still Celebrate Mom at Enjoy Better Coffee

 Join in with our celebration of Moms everywhere with 10% off your order of $30 or more through Tuesday at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code EBCMOMS

*Discount valid through 11:59 p.m. PST 05/16/2017 on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $30 minimum order not including cost of shipping. Coupon cannot be used with any other discounts. Not valid on case sale or special sale products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Cups Have Perks!

Got Coffee?  Get Glass!

Get our EnjoyBetterCoffee insulated double-walled glass FREE with your order of $30 or more.  This offer is available today only, so act fast.

Specify which glass size, 8.5 oz or 11.8 oz in your order comments at check out and we will include one glass with your order. No coupon code needed.*

Shop Now by clicking here.

*Offer available on valid orders of $30 or more before additional shipping costs when the order is placed by 11:59 p.m. PST Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 with required order comments at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. Not redeemable for cash. All sales are final; no returns please.