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!

Phone: 800 582 6617
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New Must-Try from Tchibo: Black and White Coffee

The striking black and white package of this new roast from Tchibo is just the first of the surprises with this coffee. Made from a premium selection of Arabica AND Robusta beans that are gently roasted, the coffee has a balanced flavor with a full-bodied taste. Even better, you can enjoy this coffee black or add milk to bring out more of its creamy texture. We have this delicious new roast available in 8.8oz/250g vacuum-sealed packs of ground coffee and in jars of convenient instant.

 

It All Starts With A Nescafe

When Nestle was approached by the Brazilian government in 1930 to create a new instant coffee, the government was interested in addressing the annual coffee bean surplus. It took Nestle eight years to get it right, but finally, Nescafe was introduced.

Today, Nescafe coffee continues to carefully select the best Arabica and Robusta coffee beans. After removing the outer shell of the cherries to get to the green coffee bean, the coffees are blended into a wide variety of flavors. The beans are roasted to perfection, and then ground to allow the flavors to be extracted. Finally, the coffee is spray- or freeze-dried to remove the water, leaving a high-quality instant coffee. You only need to add just-boiled water to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. Nescafe is good any time of day, and you just can’t beat the convenience!

Enjoy Better Coffee has 5 Nescafe instant roasts:

Gold Instant is 100% Arabica coffee, all coffee, with a rich and aromatic flavor. Like all Nescafe coffees, the taste is fresh and balanced. This is the brand’s flagship product.

Espresso Instant, also 100% Arabica coffee, is strong and flavorful, with a fine, velvety crema. We have Espresso instant in jars, to keep the freshness inside!

Espresso Instant sticks are made from 100% Arabica coffee, and create a rich, intense espresso with a golden crema. Enjoy espresso any time of day, easy to make and easy to drink.

Cappuccino Instant packets create a delicate cappuccino that is super-creamy, with a rich foam on top. Nescafe Cappuccino includes sugar, so you can mix and go.

3 in 1 Strong Instant coffee in sticks is coffee just as you like it! This coffee is aromatic and intense and, even better, the cream and sugar are already included!

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PS–Nescafe Instant coffees routinely have excellent reviews!  Try it and surprise yourself!

Jacobs Coffee: Each Cup is Pleasure

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Jacobs (pronounced yah-kuhbz) is a German coffee producer and one of the first commercial coffee roasters. Company founder Johann Jacobs spent decades honing his roasting methods with the benefit of his exceptional sense of taste. Not surprisingly, Jacobs coffee has a wonderful aroma and flavor. Today, Jacobs is available around the world and remains the best-selling brand in Germany.

Jacobs’ leading premium coffee is Krõnung, which means coronation in German. It is known for its aromatic qualities. Many folks discover it while visiting or living in Germany, then must have it back in America. Jacobs consistently gets high marks in online reviews for its taste, described as smooth and mellow, and the aroma, which is rich and full. Even better is the price. This premium coffee is priced so economically, you can drink it every day!

We have Jacobs coffee in ground, whole beans and instant. Krönung (labeled as Monarch in some countries), also comes in a half-caffeine version called Balance. For a quick coffee break during the day, we suggest their gourmet instant coffees Krönung or Cronat Gold.

Try it yourself and get 10% off all Jacobs coffee at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

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Is That a Flash of Gold?

Why yes it is – a Flash Sale of Pure Gold Instant Coffee, that is!

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