Think Outside the Trash. Recycle.
In Germany, recycling is taken very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that according to a 2017 year-end report, Germany is top in recycling compared to other countries in the world. German households alone recycle 57 percent of their waste. Perhaps that’s because the government provides funding, accessibility and incentives that encourage recycling. Some would say this is thinking outside the box.
The top five recycling countries on the list are all within 3 percentage points in the rankings. The report finds Austria in second place, followed by South Korea in third, by only a mere .1 percent difference. Wales, in the United Kingdom, comes in fourth. That country has an ambitious plan to achieve zero waste by 2050. Switzerland rounds out the top 5.
Just last week, in Europe, the European Union (EU) began debating a strategy for managing plastic waste, with a focus on recycling, renewables & responsible sourcing. One way the EU intends to facilitate this is by making recycling profitable for business. Regardless, single-use coffee cups, such as those at a café, will be banned in the EU by 2030.
It shouldn’t be surprising then to learn that Jacobs Coffee, from Germany, and a staple in German households, takes corporate responsibility seriously too. Jacobs adheres to guidelines for responsible sourcing, including UTZ and Rainforest Alliance-certified suppliers, while also working with farmers to address sustainability issues. As part of their commitment, Jacobs makes continuous business improvements to minimize the impact of the production and delivery on the environment. Within their parent company, JDE, Jacobs holds a market share of more than 25% in their home country.
While Jacobs is popular in Germany and beyond, we want it to become one of your favorites. Try it in your own home, and prepare to be delighted! We are giving 15% off your order of Jacobs products at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required.*
Please use coupon code JACOBS15
*Discount valid from 1/21/18 through 11:59PM ET on 1/23/18 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off no minimum order required on Jacobs products. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.
Popular Items from Jacobs Back In Stock
It’s back! Time to stock up on Jacobs Balance ground coffee before we sell out again. This special blend is half regular and half decaffeinated coffee. The balance is gentle and flavorful, and perfect for drinking anytime.
Also back in stock is Jacobs Kronung Decaf, a smooth medium blend without caffeine. Jacobs uses a specialized process to remove the caffeine with water and CO2. The beans are then dried and processed the same as Jacobs regular caffeinated coffee, and have the same great taste and flavors.
Also back after a long absence is Jacobs Instant Cappuccino. This instant blend is creamy and foamy just as a cappuccino should be. Enjoy this drink anytime.
Best of all, use the discount above for these delicious coffees and for any of our Jacobs products. Don’t miss out on this deal: Order today!
Coffee In The News
One Bar of Coffee, Please
In a few cities in the Baltic states of Europe, you can consume your coffee not in a glass, but as a bar (think candy-bar). A start-up company, with the goal of making specialty coffee more accessible, has begun selling edible coffee that tastes like coffee and has caffeine. The makers state that the bars give 4 hours of energy because it is absorbed more slowly in the body; it can go anywhere, and uses the entire coffee cherry. One of the 2 types of bars available is made with beans and the cascara, the fruity part that encases the bean. The flavor is described as dried fruit. The other type, for what it’s worth, is the Milk version. Made the same way as the first bar, but with milk powder added in, the company likens it to a mild cappuccino. We couldn’t help but wonder: Does it melt in your hand?
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.
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!
We have a wide selection of specialty German coffees that are 15% off, through Tuesday, October 10th, and no minimum order is required at www.enjoybettercoffee.com.*
Please use coupon code: GERMAN15
*Discount valid from 10/8/17 through 11:59 p.m. EDT 10/10/17 with no minimum order on Dallmayr, Jacobs, Tchibo, Eduscho, Davidoff Cafe, Eilles and IDEE products only at www.enjoybettercoffee.com. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.
From 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.
J.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 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’ 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 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.
Edushco 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 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
Have a restful and relaxing holiday and please enjoy 10% off your order today through Tuesday at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*
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PLEASE NOTE that our customer support and shipping departments will be closed from July 1st through July 4th to enjoy the holiday. Orders will be shipped as quickly as possible when we return on Wednesday. There may be a delay, so we greatly appreciate your patience while we get your order processed.
Have a wonderful holiday!