International Coffee Day: 29 Sep – 1 Oct

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What’s not to like about a day that celebrates coffee and lasts, well, 3 days!

That’s right. International Coffee Day (ICD) began on Friday, and on Sunday, events will cap the big celebration. Activities have been taking place around the world.
The origins of this holiday are rather unclear. Although there are many references to such a day going back to the 1980’s, it is the International Coffee Organization (ICO) that takes credit for this third annual celebration. Two years ago, the day was launched in Milan, Italy, with 70 events in 35 countries. Last year, almost double the number of events took place in 54 countries. This year, it’s expected to be bigger than ever!

In the meantime, consider that www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com offers a wide range of premium coffee from Europe made for the European market, so the flavor profiles are richer and more robust. Many of these companies are also focused on the same goals as International Coffee Day: Celebrate coffee, promote fair trade coffee and raise awareness of sustainability concerns.

We have Bristot, Dallmayr, Lavazza, Arvid Nordquist, Mount Hagan, Douwe Egberts and more, all companies that follow certified production guidelines from sustainability-based organizations such as UTZ Certified and the Rainforest Alliance. Find our range of sustainable products here.

Let’s celebrate European coffee and International Coffee Day! We’ll take 10% off your order of $30 or more at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: COFFEEDAY

*Discount valid from 10/01/2017 through 11:59 PM EDT on 10/03/2017 for 10% off orders of $30 or more not including cost of shipping at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

 

A Little About The ICO and This Year’s Celebration

coffee-landmarks-color-200pxThe ICO is a proactive intergovernmental organization for the coffee industry comprised of representatives from seventy-seven countries. These countries account for 98% of the world’s coffee producers and 83% of the world’s coffee consumers. This year, the Specialty Coffee Association and World Coffee Research have joined forces to promote
the research group’s mission. WCR has been a leader in science-based research particularly with new coffee varieties, focused on quality, taste, and environmental resilience. In addition, this day will also kick-off the Sustainable Coffee Challenge here in the United States. The collaboration includes coffee companies, governments, and other groups across the coffee industry, all with the goal of making coffee the world’s first completely sustainable agricultural product.

Coffee In The News

Death Wish Coffee Recalled For Being Lethal

death-wish-coffee2The USDA has recalled cans of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew because of fears of botulism. There may be a concern with the brewing process leading to the growth of the toxin. The coffee has approximately twice the caffeine of normal coffee. We’re all for coffee names reflecting the roast, the taste or its effect, but not in this case.

 

Virtual Coffee Meet-Up Celebrates ICD

One way to celebrate the big day this weekend is to post a picture of yourself enjoying a cup of coffee, alone or with friends, on Sunday, Oct 1. The hope is that people all over the world will meet-up at this virtual café at Darkshot Coffee on Facebook. BTW, details of your coffee are required with the post.

ICD Players And Drinkers:

ICD: InternationalCoffeeDay.org

ICO: ICO.org

Sustainable Coffee Challenge: sustaincoffee.org

#futureofcoffee | #InternationalCoffeeDay

PS – Our blog has a new look! Let us know what you think by commenting on our most recent post.

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Today at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com: Lavazza

When the US Open begins next week, Lavazza coffee will again be an official sponsor of the tennis tournament. In fact, Lavazza is the official coffee of all four Grand Slams this year, the Open being the 4th. A Grand Slam, btw, is a major annual tennis competition. (The other 3 are the Australian Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon.)

This year, the US Tennis Association is throwing a two-day festival in New York City to celebrate all that is tennis. The fan fest is held at the Seaport District, before the actual tournament begins, with tennis being played inside a replica of the tournament’s tennis center. Star players who will compete in the tournament will be demonstrating techniques, and kids can get some on-court time in one of the many clinics offered. Selfies with the tournament trophies and from the courtside ump’s chair are required.

And, of course, Lavazza coffee will be availalbe with free snacks. As Marco Lavazza notes, “Tennis and coffee share many common ideals, among them tradition, innovation, international scope and, first and foremost, passion.”

Enjoy the rich flavor and taste of Lavazza coffee from www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. We will give you 15% off your order of Lavazza products, no minimum purchase required.*

Please use coupon code: LAVAZZA15

*Discount valid through 11:59 PM PDT on 8/29/17 for 15% off Lavazza products at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

PS – We have roasts in whole beans already on sale that are also eligible for the discount above. Here are a few of our favorites:

Lavazza Gran Crema is a 40/60 blend of Arabica and Robusta beans. The coffee is rich, intense and full-bodied, with a velvety crema. This blend makes delicious coffee drinks. The 2.2lb package is on sale for $14.99 before the discount above.

Lavazza Qualita Rossa is a blend of 30/70 Arabica and Robusta beans, a superb combination of African and Brazilian beans, producing a full and rich taste and aroma. This coffee works wonderfully with milk, so enjoy it with breakfast. We have 2.2lb packages on sale for $15.99 before the discount above.

Lavazza Top Class Espresso is a 50/50 blend of Arabica and Robusta beans. Full-bodied, rich with an excellent crema, and its full, sweet aroma all work together to make a perfect espresso blend. It tastes great with milk too. Check out our sale price on 2.2lb packages: $17.99 before the discount above.

As always, Enjoy Better Coffee!

 

 

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.

 

Happy 4th of July from Enjoy Better Coffee

2 Days of Savings Begin Now!

What’s better than fireworks, family, friends, and firing up the grill? How about getting 15% off your order of $30 or more on EnjoyBetterCoffee.com! This sale will be over before you know it, so don’t miss out!*

Please Use Coupon Code: JULY4TH

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!

*Discount valid 07/04/2017 through 11:59 P.M. PDT 07/05/2017 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.

Lavazza Takes Center Stage

Buy one 8.8oz pack of Lavazza Qualita Rossa ground coffee and you’ll get a second pack for no additional charge.
This coffee has an expiration date of 09/30/2017.

Once you place a bag of Lavazza Qualita Rossa ground coffee in your cart, an additional 8.8oz pack will be added to your order automatically ($5.99 value) . No coupon code needed.*

*Order must be placed by 11:59 P.M PST TODAY Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Lavazza Qualita Rossa ground coffee with an expiration date of 09/30/2017. Not redeemable for cash. All sales are final; no returns please.

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.