Amsterdam: Iconic Architecture And Douwe Egberts

The Netherlands is the home of Douwe Egberts, the most popular coffee in the country. The country itself is iconic – think Dutch canal skating, wheels of cheese, wooden clogs, to name a few – so this week we’re highlighting special sights to see on a visit.
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When thinking of Amsterdam, do images of large houses along a canal come to mind? While that is the iconic image, there are also homes not canal-side that reflect the history and architecture of this great city.

rembrandt-house-1Let’s start with the Rembrandt House. The actual building dates from 1606, a prominent house of the time; today the interior is restored and decorated just as it was when Rembrandt himself lived there for 20 years from 1640. The iconic artist painted the majority of his masterpieces while living there, and had a collection of rare objects (suits of Japanese armor and busts of Roman emperors, for instance) along with paintings, drawings and sketches from the Old Masters. His collections and his studio, where he taught students to paint like a master, have been recreated, so the home is now a museum.

One of those houses on a canal is the Anne Frank House. The house opened to the public in 1960 with the mission to encourage freedom, equal rights and democracy. Designated a world heritage site, one million people visit annually.

3d-print-houseOne more house that is must-see: The 3D Print Canal House, made entirely of plastic and foam, is a unique look at 3D printing (one printer was 6 meters’ tall, and is on display), and the process it takes to put it all together. While the construction is still on-going, each piece used is fabricated individually and tacked on to the house. You can also learn about the printing process on your visit.


Even if you can’t be in Amsterdam, you can still enjoy great Dutch coffee with Douwe Egberts from EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. Get 15% off all Douwe Egberts coffee with no minimum order!

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*Discount valid from 10/13/19 through 11:59PM ET on 10/15/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum purchase 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.

Have You Tried These Douwe Egberts Coffees Yet?

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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.

We have Douwe Egberts Black, a dark, rich coffee in ground. As one of the brand’s most popular coffees, it’s a top-seller.

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.

Not sure? Try Aroma Rood, the flagship product, a delicious medium roast, medium strength coffee. We have Aroma Rood in whole beans, ground and instant.

These coffees are made for the European market, so it’s just like a cup served at a canal-side café in Amsterdam! The discount is only available through Tuesday, so order today!


Coffee In The News

Coffee vs Tea Study Looks At Drinker’s Personality

tea-vs-coffeeA new study of 2000 Americans gathered data to examine how a person’s choice of drink relates to her personality. For instance, you’d think that those of us who drink coffee in the morning would be the loud, extroverted group, but no. Turns out the tea drinkers are outgoing, and night owls, while the coffee drinkers are the creative, introverted types. A few other interesting findings:

• More than 75 percent drink their first cup of coffee or tea before 8AM.
• Tea lovers were more likely to enjoy “The Walking Dead” and “Friends” while coffee lovers prefer “The Office” and “Seinfeld.”
• Coffee drinkers prefer punk, rock, blues and jazz; tea drinkers choose classical, country, pop or hip-hop.
• Coffee types average 3.4 cups per day; tea types sip 2.7 cups.

The study was conducted on behalf of a company that makes disposable paper cups.


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

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Our New Look Is For You!

We are thrilled to announce we’ve made some changes to our site that will make it much easier to get the coffee you love to drink! If you haven’t been to our site lately, then you don’t know what you’re missing.

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We know some of you found it difficult to get to the brand or coffee type pages when you selected from the home page, so we have changed that in a big way. Now the brand names, the types of coffee and tea, brand information, and company information drop down and across, remaining visible while you make your selections. In fact, those selections are links taking you to the page with that information. Even better, you can quickly find the coffee brands you love easily and quickly on the left menu, with an expandable list of Coffee By Brand. Just click on the plus sign for the drop-down menu of the groupings on the brand’s page. Want to see everything with one click? Select the brand or type and go directly there.

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Another way to find the coffee you love – and perhaps even discover something new – is checking out Coffee By Type. From there, you will find different types of coffee – pods, capsules, whole bean, instant, to name a few, plus groupings of our brands by country, by organic and sustainable designations, alternatives to coffee, accessories, gift items, and chocolate and cocoa products, again, just to name a few!

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Plus find all our teas from our home page menu, or scroll to the bottom of the left menu to see a separate set of links for our tea brands. You can always go back quickly to the top of our home page by using the up arrow displayed on the lower right side of the page.

Our goal is to make shopping at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com easier and more convenient. We welcome your feedback on the changes, so share your thoughts with us in your order comments, through email at support@enjoybettercoffee.com OR on our Facebook page.


In the meantime, be sure to order your favorites while checking out the new layout! We think you’ll find it easier to get around, plus, we will give you 15% off your order this week with no minimum required!*

Please Use Coupon Code: NEWEBC15

*Discount valid from 9/29/19 through 11:59PM ET on 10/1/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required. 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—Don’t forget to check out our Current Deals and Last Chance Sale links for even better deals on our great products. Be sure to read the fine print for any products on these pages.


Today Is International Coffee Day

International-coffee-day-banner-2019In the United States, International Coffee Day is September 29, 2019, celebrating coffee as the delicious beverage it is. In other parts of the world, National Coffee Day (as it is sometimes called) has most countries celebrating either today or October 1. In 2015, the International Coffee Organization officially designated the day, in Milan, Italy, as a way to promote fair trade coffee and raise awareness of the coffee growers and their challenges bringing their coffee to market. Prior to that, though, other National Coffee Days were marked in various countries. As far back as 1983, Japan began an annual day celebrating coffee; in the USA, it began in 2005, with other countries joining in with their own national day to celebrate this popular beverage. If you didn’t get a Coffee Day greeting card yet, consider this your first! Happy International Coffee Day! Use the discount above to celebrate with all your favorite brews. Don’t wait – this offer expires soon.


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Most Americans Brew At Home

drip-coffeeResearch found that 89 percent of Americans make their coffee at home, noting that the convenience and cost-savings over a café pickup are fueling the numbers. Using data from 1000 people polled, there were a few other surprises. For instance, only 20 percent drink their coffee black. Two-thirds want to be able to recreate their favorite coffee shop drinks at home, but only one-third think they do it well (rating themselves an “A”). One last disclosure – almost two-thirds of respondents said making coffee was “therapeutic” for them. We say the discount above will help you with some in-home therapy, so order today!

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

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Germany: Fundamental In Coffee’s History

Germany, much like Italy, has played a pivotal role in the history of coffee in Europe. From the opening of coffeehouses as early as the 1670’s in Hamburg and Bremen, two key shipping ports that ultimately brought coffee into Germany and eastern Europe, Germany took its place as a European coffee leader. With the spread of coffeehouses over the next 50 years, women would be found frequenting the café, and even more shockingly, meeting and chatting with other women out in the open. This was not happening in other countries, making Germany ahead of its time!

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One of the country’s biggest contributions to the long history of coffee is the simple coffee filter. The disposable filter that keeps the grounds out of your cup and pot was created and sold by a German woman in the early 1900s. She loved drinking coffee but hated the mess of the grounds and cleaning up. As her son would say later, she hated grounds in her cup. One morning in frustration, she grabbed a piece of blotter paper from her son’s school book sitting on the table (because writing was done with nibs dipped in ink wells). Since making coffee in Turkish style was common, so were grounds in your cup. She strained the boiled coffee through the paper and an empire was born.

filter-closeShe tested the process with friends at coffee afternoons, and eventually, she had the product patented. In the early days, the business was run out of the family home, so her two sons delivered products while her husband performed demos on how to use the product. (He eventually outsourced that job to “demonstration ladies” employed for just that.) You may have already guessed that this woman was Melitta Bentz, from Dresden. Today the company employs more than 4000 people worldwide with revenue close to $2 billion USD.


This week, we’re spotlighting 2 of our iconic German coffee brands:

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Even better, we’re making it easy for you to save 15% off of these brands with no minimum order required.*

Please Use Coupon Code: JCTC15

*Discount valid from 9/22/19 through 11:59PM ET on 9/24/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Jacobs and Tchibo 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.

Everything We Love From These Brands

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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 more options from Jacobs including Mild ground coffee and Balance ground coffee. Currently in stock is Jacobs Instant Cappuccino, which makes a fine, velvety cappuccino, so get it while we have it. Jacobs has several whole beans, including Espresso, a dark roast that produces a traditional espresso, Kronung, Crema, a medium roast, and Crema Intenso, a darker roast. We also have 4 instant coffees from Jacob, all easy, convenient, and best of all, tasty.

 
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Tchibo is another top seller, and we offer several premium products. Try Tchibo Exclusive Ground coffee, great for stovetop Moka makers and espresso, also available in Instant. We have several other ground coffees from the Tchibo range: Feine Milde (fine and mild), Beste Bohne (100% Arabica), Gold Selection (aromatic, unique, medium blend), Family (full and strong), and the very special Brazil Mild (smooth Arabica, with hazelnut notes). Tchibo whole beans include Beste Bohne, and 2 espresso styles, Sicilia Style (dark and intense) and Milano Style (medium strength). We offer 2 instants also, Exclusive instant (medium) and Gold Selection instant (more intense). See…something for everyone!


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GOffee Delivers To Your Desk

A local coffee chain in New York city that roasts and sources its own coffee has partnered with a coffee and tea delivery service. Workers whose employers use the beverage supplier GOffee can now order coffee delivered right to one’s desk. The eco-friendly service uses reusable cups to help the environment. You may have noticed that food and beverage companies are making more on-demand deliveries to where customers may be located (parks, beaches, sport fields, entertainment venues), and this service fills that niche.


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

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Heritage Days In The Netherlands Celebrate Culture and History

Douwe Egberts has been based in the Netherlands for more than 265 years.

While there are always cultural and social happenings in The Netherlands, September brings the celebration of Heritage Days (Open Monumentendag, as the Dutch say). Since 1987, this annual event has always been held over the second weekend of September, where some 5000 historical buildings and sites open their doors to the public, usually free of charge. The event is part of the larger European Heritage Days, which aims to make European culture and heritage more accessible.

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In the Netherlands, more than 80 percent of Dutch citizens participate. This year, organizers expect a million people to take part in the 1000+ events across the country. Local groups in each city and village host related exhibitions, music and tours. Each location offers unique aspects of historical culture. For instance, The Hague reflects the political center of the country; Maastricht shows off its medieval churches; Amsterdam has canal houses; Leiden’s theatres shine, and Gouda has a magnificent city hall. So many sites, so little time.


You can celebrate Dutch Heritage too with Douwe Egberts coffee. When you order Douwe Egberts products at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, you will get 15% off, no minimum required.*

Please Use Coupon Code: IHEARTDE

*Discount valid from 9/15/19 through 11:59PM ET on 9/17/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum purchase 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 Roasts Offer Range of Tastes

Ground Coffee

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Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood, packaged in their signature red colors, is smooth, full, and balanced. Go lighter with Douwe Egberts Select Aroma ground coffee, a smooth coffee with fruity notes. Medium roast Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma is full-bodied and smooth. Douwe Egberts Black in ground is strong and rich, and one of the most popular Douwe Egberts coffees. Mocca Aroma coffee, a medium to dark roast, is spicy and rich.

Whole Beans

DE-WB-Variety-Advert-NLWe have Douwe Egberts whole beans in a variety of roasts, including Aroma Rood (the most popular roast), Excellent Aroma and Mocca Aroma. All our Douwe Egberts whole beans are packaged in 17.6oz/500g size packs at prices that can’t be beat! If you can’t decide among those choices, try the Whole Beans Variety Package, which has all 3 roasts, plus a coffee scoop. Whole beans make a difference!

PS: When you make your coffee by starting with whole beans, you get a cup of coffee with the freshest taste and a wonderful aroma.

Treat The Beans With Care

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The biggest threats to the taste and freshness of coffee beans are air, moisture and time. In a perfect world, coffee would be ground, brewed and drunk immediately. When you buy fresh beans, you should try to use them within 2 weeks. Store them in the bag in which they come, grind them as you need them. Seal the bag with tape or a strong clip after forcing out as much air as possible. You can also store them in an air-tight canister, but make sure the container does not allow light to get in. We do not recommend storing beans (or ground coffee, for that matter) in the freezer or refrigerator. When the coffee is moved in and out of the cold, condensation forms on the coffee. That moisture will then refreeze and thaw each and every time you move it from the cold to the ambient room temperature. This will quickly deplete the flavorful oils of the coffee, making your coffee taste flat. Life’s too short for bad coffee.


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Budweiser Now Available in Netherlands

budThe American “King of Beers” is taking the show on the road to become available in pubs and restaurants in the country. Very soon, the beer will also be available in grocery stores. Economists predict an uphill battle for the beer brand, as it is not a well-known brand. In addition, the current market trend in the country is towards specialty, artisanal and local beers.

Advice: Repair Your Coffee Machine, Don’t Replace It

Launching last week, an ad campaign is running in the Netherlands to encourage people to repair broken household good and torn clothing. The promotional campaign, running on television, the internet and radio, is the work of an industry foundation that produces ads that encourage societal improvements. The foundation estimates that people throw away 40 pounds of electric equipment every year. Their website will have tips about repairing common items and offer advice on the mending.


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

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Labor Day Savings Are Here!

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Take a break this Labor Day weekend and enjoy 15% off your order of $30 or more today through Tuesday at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: SAVE15P

*Discount valid from 9/01/19 through 11:59PM ET on 9/03/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with orders of $30 or more before shipping cost. 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.

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

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Beat The Heat With a Unique Coffee Treat!

Writer Jane Austen wrote to her sister in late summer 1796:

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While it is hot in some parts of the USA, Europe has been experiencing record-setting heat for two months now. In June, a city in France endured an all-time high of 115⁰F, while several other countries, including Austria, Luxembourg, and Germany, logged new high temperatures too, making June the hottest on record. July was much of the same – forest fires, buckled train tracks, air quality warnings, and drought-like conditions. Late in July, several countries issued “red alerts” as the temperatures increased. Britain logged 101⁰F in Cambridge; the Netherlands had 104⁰F in the south, breaking a record more than 50 years standing. Germany hit a record with 106⁰F in the western region of the country. Many homes and businesses do not have air conditioning, and with water-usage restrictions and dry fields, it seems most Europeans are just trying to stay cool.

iced-coffee-short-blue-and-white-strawsWhile there is not much that can be done about the temperatures, there are plenty of things that someone can do to beat the heat – including our favorite, iced coffee! Summer is perfect for this treat. We have a recipe with some suggestions on the newest trends in iced coffee below, but in the meantime, we are offering a sweet deal on our coffee and products.

Get 10% off your order of $30 when you use the coupon code: COFFEE10

*Discount valid from 8/4/19 through 11:59PM ET on 8/6/19 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with orders of $30 or more before shipping cost. Offer not redeemable for cash. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Questions? Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET at 800.582.6617.

Hit Me With Your Best Espresso Shot

iced-espressoEspresso is a great way to start when making an iced coffee. We offer some of the best European espresso, ground and in whole beans. We have many great Italian brands: Lavazza, Sant Eustachio, Caffe Vergnano, illy, Segafredo, Kimbo, to name a few; we also have delicious German brands such as Caffe Hausbrandt, Dallmayr, and Tchibo. All of these brands are known for strong, flavorful, classic espresso, and all of them would make a hot or cold drink that satisfies.

We also have a wide range of capsules for the Nespresso machine, and four roasts for the Segafredo Espresso machine.

You can always use instant coffee for iced coffee too – that makes it super-convenient and quick! We offer instant coffee, extremely popular in Europe, from several brands, including Davidoff, Nescafe, Tchibo, Jacobs, and Douwe Egberts, and in several roasts, with something for absolutely everyone. You can search coffee on our site by brand or by type.


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Coffee Trends This Summer

Summer is the season of iced coffee, and this season’s big trend, again, is cold-brew coffee. Those who love it say cold-brew is particularly smooth because the cold water slowly extracts the coffee from the beans. (Cold-brew is easy to make, and of course you
can use any of our coffees. See below.)

iced-coffee-summer-trendsBut this summer, look for unique styles of the brew, new and surprising flavors, and techniques that kick-up your coffee drink a notch. Here are a few:

–Floral flavors such as rose, violet, and elderflower
–Summer herbs, added to simple syrup, such as mint, basil, and rosemary
–Using different varieties and blends of coffees
–Infusing the cold-brew with surprising flavors such as juniper and agave; cocoa; pepper; vanilla bean, and vodka

How To Make Cold-Brew Coffee

cold-brew1. Use high-quality beans (we have plenty from which to choose). Grind the beans semi-coarse.

2. Stir ¾ cup grounds with 4 cups of water, and put in the fridge for 6-18 hours to make a concentrate.

3. Strain in a sieve lined with a coffee filter. For concentrate, use one-part concentrate with two-parts water to start. You can adjust the proportions of water and grounds depending on how you prefer your coffee. Enjoy!


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

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