Experience A Cup Above

Imagine George Clooney. (It’s ok to linger on that thought…)

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Now imagine him walking over to the Nespresso machine, and then serving you a perfectly prepared cup of espresso just the way you like it.

If you lived in Europe, this would be a familiar scenario, as Mr. Clooney has been the face of Nespresso for more than a decade. He is considered the brand’s ambassador, and he highlights the specialty of Nespresso coffee making, rather than himself. It turns out that Europeans have long enjoyed and purchased Nespresso coffee pods, which account for almost half of the ground coffee sales in the European market. In fact, the market for the capsules is growing much faster than the coffee market in general, as much as five times as fast per year for several years now.

americano-w-strokeBecause of the disposable capsules, Nespresso machines are often compared to Keurig machines. As it happens, the only real similarity is the single cup serving of coffee. Nespresso machines extract coffee with highly pressurized water, where the Keurig is more akin to drip coffee. Nespresso capsules are smaller than K-cups, and a large majority are recyclable. Nespresso machines make espresso, where Keurig does not. (Not sure about espresso? Make an Americano by adding another portion of water to the brewed espresso.)

Even better for consumers, many coffee brands are now making Nespresso-compatible capsules since the patents on them began expiring in 2012. So many high-end and premium brands make capsules for use in Nespresso machines. Here at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have several brands of European coffee in capsules:

Lavazza, Miscela D’Oro, Pellini, Davidoff, Caffe Vergnano, Kimbo, Caffe Trombetta, Movenpick, Bristot, and Dallmayr.


This week, get 15% off all our Nespresso-compatible capsules with no minimum order.*

Please use coupon code: CAPSULES

*Discount valid from 9/09/18 through 11:59PM ET on 9/11/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order for Nespresso-compatible capsules only. 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.

Be Sure To Check Out These Capsules

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You’ll find all our capsules under Coffee By Type, Capsules, and from there, select Nespresso Capsules.

From Italy, we have Lavazza capsules in four roasts, including decaf; Kimbo in three roasts, and Pellini in four roasts, including one made from organically cultivated coffee beans. We also have organic roasts from Miscela D’Oro, Organic Purezza, and from Bristot with their BIO Organic capsules.

We have several roasts from Miscela D’Oro in capsules, and many of them are promotionally priced. Miscela D’Oro is a company that is growing, so expect to see more from them. Best of all, the discount is valid on those already-low prices too.

A new range of capsules from Caffe Trombetta, another Italian coffee brand, is now available, with great prices and also available for the discount above.

Several capsules are made with recycled and/or biodegradable material. Italian-based Caffe Vergnano makes capsules that are eco-friendly, and can be entirely composted and/or recycled.

Clooney appeared in the first ad for Nespresso back in 2006, where he overheard 2 women talking in glowing terms about Nespresso, though Clooney thinks they are talking about him. When he realizes his mistake, the long-used tag line was delivered: “Nespresso – what else?” If you ask us, we say nothing else compares to Nespresso machine coffee.


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

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Get A Deal on Italy’s Best Coffees

Italian Coffee: Who Fuels Italy?

Would you be surprised to know that Lavazza holds the number one spot in the retail coffee market of Italy? Lavazza is so popular, it holds more than a third of market share at 36 percent! In addition, included in the top are Kimbo at ten percent market share and Segafredo with a solid two percent share. Considering that nine out of ten Italians drink their coffee at home, that is a lot of coffee.

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This week, we are highlighting 3 big Italian roasters: Lavazza, Kimbo and Segafredo.

moka-pots-groupedIn Italy, coffee is drunk at various times during the day, usually with sugar and no milk. Espresso is made with coffee machines that use pods, capsules or sachets. Moka pots are also popular, and most households usually have one of those. Coffee is usually served with a glass of water to drink alongside.

We have a range of coffees from these popular Italian brands, including Nespresso-compatible capsules, all of which makes for a truly authentic Italian coffee experience.


This week, we are giving you 15% off your order of these top 3 brands with no minimum order required on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please Use Coupon Code: COFFEEIT

*Discount valid from 8/12/18 through 11:59PM ET on 8/14/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Lavazza, Kimbo, and Segafredo. 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.

 Lavazza: Italy’s Favorite Coffee

Lavazza-espresso-advert-square2We have a wide range of Lavazza coffee, from those made with 100% Arabica to blends of Arabica and Robusta beans. Lavazza harvests coffee beans from South America, many from Brazil. Lavazza also makes annual calendars with well-established artists and photographers, which have long been collector’s items.

We have the most popular coffee in Italy, Lavazza Super Crema Espresso Whole Bean Coffee. This coffee is mild and creamy, with a spicy aroma. Also popular is Lavazza Crema e Gusto ground coffee, intense and distinctive, with chocolatey notes, this full-bodied coffee is already priced economically even before our discount above! Try Lavazza Caffe Espresso ground coffee in a can, which is intense, velvety, and distinctive from 100% Arabica beans. Try any of our four Lavazza capsules for Nespresso machines, with Delicato and Decaf on the lower end of intensity and Vigoroso and Deciso on the high end of intense.


Kimbo: True Italian Espresso

kimbo-advert-250px-CR2Kimbo Coffee, as they say, is not just Italian espresso. It is espresso from Naples, “bellebbuono” (extra good) as they say. We have several coffees available, from the rich and delicious Antica Tradizione, to Aroma Gold, with 100% Arabica beans, perfectly balanced, smooth and delicate. Try Kimbo Extra Cream Espresso in whole beans, which are sweet and balanced, with a good crema. Try any of our three Kimbo Nespresso capsules, or get a variety package with all 3 types of capsules.


Segafredo: Crafted Like No Other

Segafredo-advert-espressoA flagship product from the Massimo Zanetti coffee empire, Segafredo is consistently high-quality coffee. We have a wide range of Segafredo coffee, including rich and intense Espresso Moka ground coffee, to the dark and rich Montagna, to the spicy Casa whole bean coffee, with plenty of choices in between. Segafredo makes capsules for the Segafredo Espresso machine (not Nespresso), all of which are strong with a persistent crema.


Italian Coffee In The News

Lavazza Labor Agreement Supports Parents

For Lavazza workers at the coffee plant outside Turin, having or adopting a child earns the employee a 250 Euro bonus. This is part of a new labor agreement, which was approved almost unanimously by workers. Others benefits include work performance-linked bonuses.

Charge Yourself and Your Phone

airoAn Italian company has created Airo Vision+, a coffee machine and wireless charger combined. Development started in 2014; now the product is completely designed, ready for production and available via Kickstarter. The espresso machine uses the current pods and capsules, or new, composable Airo capsules can be used.


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

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The Best Of Italy – It’s Closer Than You Think!

There are a handful of delicacies in the world that you immediately associate with its country of origin: Apple pie from America; white meat sausages from Germany; syrup waffle cookies from Holland; croissants from France…well, you get the idea. This week, we are looking at Italy, and its iconic foods, in particular coffee, of course, and the coffee-flavored dessert, Tiramisu.
Italian-coffee-and-Tiramisu-400pxTiramisu, literally translated as “pick me up” or “lift me up,” is a dessert made from cake dipped in coffee, layered with whipped mascarpone cheese, sugar, and eggs, sprinkled with cocoa. You might be surprised to know that the cake’s provenance has long been in question. One of the most popular beliefs has its invention during the 1960’s at a restaurant in Treviso. Another possible origin is a World War II dessert made for soldiers to pick them up with caffeine and alcohol. It may even date back to the 17th century in Tuscany, where layered desserts were popular. Regardless of where it started, traditional tiramisu is Italy’s dessert. We have included a recipe for tiramisu below – it’s really just a trifle, a layered dessert. So enjoy!


CBe sure to order coffee to enjoy with your dessert. This week choose from the specialty Italian roasters we are highlighting: Caffe Vergnano, Bristot, Hausbrandt, illy, Miscela D’Oro, Pellini and Sant Eustachio. All of these are 10% off when you order $30 or more at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: WELOVEIT

*Discount valid from 7/22/18 through 11:59PM ET on 724/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the following brands only: Bristot, Caffe Vergnano, Hausbrandt, illy, Miscela D’Oro, Pellini 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.

Check out our favorites from these great brands. Try one or more. You’ll thank us later.

CAFFE-VERGNANO-nl-iconWe have Caffe Vergnano 100% Arabica Espresso fine grind in regular and decaff, 100% Arabica Espresso in medium grind, plus 5 roasts in whole bean, five roasts in capsules for the Nespresso machine (all are compostable capsules), and espresso pods.

Hausbrandt-nl-iconWe have a wide selection of Hausbrandt whole bean and ground coffee. Try Hausbrandt Gourmet ground coffee, with spicy and citrus flavors from the delicately roasted 100% Arabica beans. We have these in whole beans too, along with Classic Espresso, Superbar and Trieste, the best examples of Italian espresso.

Illy-nl-icon-editThe third generation of the family is at the helm of illy’s, producing rich, full-bodied, velvety smooth coffee. We have a range of illy coffees, from Medium Roast and Dark Roast, available in fine grind and whole bean, to Moka and Decaffeinated ground coffee, all in the signature metal tin.

misceladoro-nl-iconWe have Miscela D’Oro Espresso Gusto Classico in whole beans. Miscela D’Oro also makes a chocolate cocoa drink mix with 44% minimum cocoa. Try any of the Nespresso-compatible capsules, from rich Intenso, to balanced Tradizione, to traditional, fruity Purezza (it’s organic too!). There are still more to tickle your taste buds, so go ahead and splurge!

Pellini-nl-iconPellini Top is the top of their coffee range, made with 100% Arabica beans specially roasted to deliver a smooth, full-bodied espresso, which we have in whole beans and in regular and decaff in ground. We also have 4 blends in Nespresso-compatible capsules, including BIO Organic made with 100% organic Arabica beans.

sant-eustachio-nl-iconSant Eustachio is based in the heart of Rome, just a few steps from the Pantheon. Because of their specialized wood fire roasting, Sant Eustachio is smooth coffee. We have Sant Eustachio in ground and whole beans, including espresso and Moka grinds, plus a Nespresso-compatible capsule.

bristot-nl-iconTry Bristot Tiziano whole beans for real Italian espresso, including notes of fruit and a chocolate finish, or Espresso whole beans that are rich and intense. Both roasts are on sale so take advantage of extra savings with the discount above.


Recipe: Tiramisu

This delightful, no-bake dessert is served chilled. You just may find yourself feeling a bit lifted.

Ingredients:

  • No-Bake-Tiramisu16 oz mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon coffee liqueur (optional)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 24 ladyfingers
  • 1 cup strong coffee, at room temperature
  • Cocoa or grated bittersweet chocolate, for dusting

Directions:

  1. In large bowl, whisk together the mascarpone, sugar, and liqueur.
  2. With a mixer, whip heavy cream until soft peaks form.
  3. Fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture until well-combined.
  4. Lightly dip half of the ladyfingers in the coffee and arrange them in a single layer on the bottom of an 8×8-inch square pan.
  5. Spread half of the mascarpone filling over the ladyfingers.
  6. Repeat with the rest of the ladyfingers, arranging them on the top of the mascarpone filling.
  7. Spread the remaining mascarpone filling over the ladyfingers.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to overnight.
  9. Dust with cocoa powder or grated chocolate before serving.
  10. Enjoy!

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

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Segafredo Coffee: Experience Authentic Italian Espresso

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Who:  Segafredo Coffee, part of the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group

Why: To share the taste, culture, and preparation of true Italian espresso

Where: Treviso, Italy

How: Fifty million cups consumed daily

When: Since 1973

What: We offer a range of Segafredo coffees, including four new roasts plus a deal you can’t miss!

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The Roasts:

Segafredo Enzo is a combination of Arabica beans from Colombia and Brazil. This dark roast is rich and bold.

Segafredo Montagna is another dark roast made from a blend of Rain Forest Alliance coffees and mild beans grown in the mountains. Intense and complex, the coffee is 100% Arabica beans.

Segafredo Brillante is a light roast, medium body coffee made from mountain-grown mild coffee beans from Colombia and Sumatra. This coffee works well for cold-brew.

Segafredo Vivace is a medium roast coffee made with Arabica beans, smooth and subtle.


The Deal:
Try any one of these, all 4, or any of our Segafredo range. We’ll give you 15% off your order of Segafredo products with no minimum.*

Please Use Coupon Code: SEGAFREDO

*Discount valid from 7/08/18 through 11:59PM ET on 7/10/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Segafredo products only. 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.

About Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group

MASSIMO-ZANETTI-BEVERAGE-300pxThe Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group is a large privately-held coffee company that owns more than 20 consumer brands. This Bologna, Italy-based company sells 120,000 tons of coffee, an estimated $1.2 billion USD per year, and lays claim as the largest private coffee company in the coffee world. The group runs a coffee plantation and processing plant in Brazil, along with more than 11 roasting plants around the world. The company commands a worldwide distribution network of subsidiaries and authorized dealers in 100 countries, manufactures professional bar equipment and espresso machines, and owns a network of over 600 Segafredo Zanetti Espresso cafés worldwide.


Coffee In The News

A Pour-Over by Poursteady

poursteadyA pour-over is a single cup of coffee made by putting ground coffee in a filter over an empty cup, then pouring very hot water over the grounds. It is a common drink prepared at cafes around America. In New Orleans, there is a coffee shop where the barista, named Poursteady, works diligently making pour-overs all day – and he could do it all night if they were open. That’s because Poursteady is a robot, actually a sophisticated coffee machine that is precise, reliable and speedy. Sure, he’s fast, but do we have to tip him?


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

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Discover Miscela D’Oro And Drink It In Style With This Special Offer

If you’ve never tried Miscela D’Oro before, now is the perfect time! Purchase 1 or more Miscela D’Oro coffees and get one free Miscela D’Oro espresso cup & saucer.

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Write your choice of “MDO LOGO CUP” or “MDO ARTISAN CUP” in the order comments field, found above the Place Order button in checkout.*


*Offer available while supplies last on orders placed on 5/09/18 by 11:59PM ET at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com that include purchase of 1 or more Miscela D’Oro products and include required order comments. We are unable to honor requests for promotional items received after this timeframe. Offer not redeemable for cash. All sales are final; returns are not available on promotional items. 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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Lavazza: Perfection in every cup

Lavazza Coffee is a leader in Italy and around the world. When this coffee giant was founded in 1895 by Luigi Lavazza, he pursued his passion of blending great coffee, and four generations later, it is still about that passion. Lavazza continues to innovate new coffee blends, combining coffee beans from different coffee-growing regions to create premium tastes, and finds ways to improve the packaging of their coffees to preserve freshness.

We admire Lavazza coffee, and its dedication to producing true Italian coffee. In the last couple of months, Lavazza has been in the news for some of their most innovative marketing efforts. These are just a few.

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For the last three years, Lavazza has been the official coffee served at the U.S. Open, the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the French Open. Those four tournaments are referred to as the Grand Slam, and Lavazza is the first company to hold the honor of serving coffee (instead of tennis balls) at all four events. With only the Australian Open completed, fans are looking to the end of May for the French Open for more Grand Slam fun.

Lavazza-Sequin-Print-Cups-London-Fashion-Week-2018-300pxIn February, London Fashion Week offered the best of 2018’s fall/winter clothing and the best of coffee by serving only Lavazza. In fact, more than 200kg of Lavazza coffee kept the models and support staff buzzing this year. That’s 20,000 espressos for those of you keeping count.

Lavazza-2018-Calendar-300pxThe Lavazza 2018 calendar opens with the question: 2030, What are you doing? The calendar highlights 17 sustainable development goals from the United Nations, including both large and small efforts to help the planet, along with 17 people leading various movements with similar goals. The faces of change include Jeremy Renner, Andre Agassi, and Alexandra Cousteau (Jacques’ granddaughter), to name a few.


Lavazza should be your coffee of choice, or at least on the menu. How about this for a Grand Slam: Take 15% off your order, with no minimum required, on all the Lavazza products at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

That includes the new products just in, which you can read more about below.

Please use coupon code: LAVAZZA15

*Discount valid from 5/06/18 through 11:59PM ET on 5/08/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Lavazza 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.

Lavazza Introduces Nespresso Compatible Capsules

LV-Nespresso-Capsules-Advert-NL…and you have to get in on this deal! These new capsules from Lavazza are available in five roasts, ranging from the mild, sweet Delicato light roast, to a full-bodied Viggoroso roast, to Espresso Armonico with toasty and sweet notes, the Espresso Deciso, intense and velvety, and the sweet and rounded flavor of Decaffeinato Ricco which is decaffeinated through a natural co2 process. These capsules work with Nespresso machines, one of the best ways to experience real expresso outside of Italy.

Use the discount above to save even more!


Italian Coffee In The News

Lavazza HQ Opens

Nuvola LavazzaLast month, Lavazza’s new headquarters in Turin was finally completed. The new location was designed with employees and the environment in mind. Although workers have been there for months, now all the amenities are available. Now open are the gourmet restaurant, Condividere; a coffee museum highlighting Lavazza’s history; a piazza open to the public; an archeological site with visible markers of an early church; a large space for public and cultural events; and, 700 students attending the Institute of Applied Arts and Design on the grounds. Named Nuvola Lavazza (Lavazza Cloud), the space is new, open, and high-tech, with innovative furnishings that encourage sharing and efficiency while being quite comfortable. The building itself is desgned to reuse and recycle resources, including energy savings and water conservation using new, cutting-edge technology.


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

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