Let’s Fika! (It’s a Coffee and Pastry Break)

Who drinks the most coffee in the world? For 2016, it was the Finns, according to the International Coffee Organization. In Finland, adults drink more than 26 pounds (approximately 78 gallons) of coffee a year. Other northern European countries such as Norway, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden are usually in the top 10 coffee-consuming countries list too.

Perhaps these countries produce delicious coffee because the people like good coffee. Or maybe it is the long, cold winters that spurred the coffee drinking. We can’t say why, but we do know the coffees we have from Sweden and Finland are the epitome of Nordic coffees.

Up for some more unusual and surprising facts about Scandinavia? Read on!

Danish pastry is not from Denmark. It is from Austria. · Sweden’s “Moose Crossing” road signs are apparently the most popular souvenir in Sweden, as many are reported stolen every year.

Finns love a sauna – in fact, they claim to have invented the sauna (as do the Swedes). With over 2 million saunas in the country, that’s one for every 2.5 people.

The Swedish are very inventive. The zipper, the pacemaker and the computer mouse are Swedish. So are Ikea and H&M stores.

Finland is known as the “land of a thousand lakes.” In fact, it has more than 180,000, more lakes in relation to a country’s size than any other country. Finland has one lake for every 26 people.

Norwegians created the World Barista Championships, first held in 2000 in Monaco.

An old Icelandic superstition says drinking piping hot coffee made you ugly and colder coffee made you prettier. Additionally, if you put the cream in your coffee before sugar, you wouldn’t get married for seven years.

This week, we will give you 10% off your order of Nordic brands Lofbergs Lila, Arvid Nordquist and Paulig at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, making it a good time to buy it, try it and love it!*

Please use coupon code NORDIC10

*Discount valid through 11:59 p.m. PDT 6/13/2017 (TODAY) at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 10% off no minimum order required on Arvid Nordquist, Lofbergs Lila and Paulig coffees. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

Learn more about our three iconic Nordic brands: Lofbergs Lila, Arvid Nordquist, and Paulig here.

 

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Nordic People Are Happiest; You’ll Be Too With An Extra Day For Our Weekly Sale

Who are the happiest people on the planet? People living in the Scandinavian part of the world have a lot of cheer, according to the World Happiness Report, for 2017, released last week. Interestingly, these countries have often been in the top 10 section of the list since the annual report’s inception in 2012. This year, all the Nordic countries scored high, from Norway in first place, then Denmark (2), Iceland (3), Finland (5) and Sweden (10). (Scandinavia = Norway, Sweden, Denmark; Nordic includes other countries such as the 2 above.)  The report is generated from massive amounts of data including both subjective and objective measurements in areas of caring, freedom, generosity, honesty, health, income and good governance. Happiness is a factor considered to be a measure of social progress.

We think those countries have a lot to be happy about, and that includes delicious coffee from Sweden and Finland. Below we highlight our best roasts from three iconic Nordic brands:

 

 

 

If you have never tried coffee from Scandinavia, you are definitely missing out. This week, we will give you 10% off your order of these three brands, at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. And, there is no minimum purchase required making it a good time to buy it, try it and love it!*

Please use coupon code NORDIC10

*Discount valid through 11:59 p.m. PDT 3/29/2017 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 10% off no minimum order required on Arvid Nordquist, Lofbergs Lila and Paulig coffees. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.

PS–This discount is valid one more day than usual, so take advantage of it now!

Scandinavian Coffee at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com

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Would you be surprised to know that Scandinavians drink a lot of coffee? It turns out, in fact, that per capita, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland are all in the top 10 list of heavy coffee drinking countries, and have been for the last couple of years.

So of course, coffee is important in Scandinavia, and it’s not just for breakfast!

If you’re in Sweden, then you must take a coffee break. Known as fika, it is used as both a noun and a verb to indicate that you sit down, take a break, enjoy a cup of coffee and a sweet treat. Always a very social event, office workers may refer to the breakroom as the ‘fika room’ and people gather a couple times a day. Cafes are also a way of life in Sweden. While the Swedes prefer classic black drip coffee, many homes use a French press.

In Finland, you start the day drinking coffee, typically a light-roasted coffee drunk with a bit of milk, no sugar. The Finnish love their kahvi, as shown in novels, paintings and essay from early last century. Perhaps the hot drink is so popular because they live in a cold country and need to drink for warmth. Maybe it’s just that coffee breaks the ice. (Literally and figuratively!)

We have 3 brands of coffee from Scandinavia: Arvid Nordquist, Lofbergs Lila and Paulig. All began as family businesses well over 100 years ago and still are leaders in the Scandinavian market today.

We love these coffees so much that when you order from us, we will include a package of Loftbergs Lila Kharisma ground coffee in 8.8oz/250mg as our gift to you.*   (Kharisma is dark and intense with nut and fruit notes.)

Buy any of our coffees and get a package of Loftbergs Lila Kharisma at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com when you make a purchase of $40 or more.*

You must write Kharisma in the Order Comments after checkout to receive one package free with your order. No coupon code needed.

*Discount valid through 2/2/2016 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with orders of $40 or more (before shipping costs are applied). Specified order comments must be included to receive free package of Lofbergs Lila Kharisma. Not valid with any other coupons or discounts. No substitutions. Not redeemable for cash.

Scandinavian Coffee at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com

2015_Scandinavian coffees at EBC

Would you be surprised to know that Scandinavians are some of the most passionate coffee drinkers in the world? Sure, more coffee is consumed in volume by coffee drinkers in Brazil and America, but Scandinavia is one of the top in terms of per-capita consumption. You may be even more surprised to learn that Scandinavia produces more than licorice and textiles. They know how to roast coffee. “Scandinavian style” is unique.

We have 3 brands of coffee from Scandinavia: Arvid Nordquist, Löfbergs Lila and Paulig. All began as family businesses well over 100 years ago and still are leaders in the Scandinavian market today.

Arvid Nordquist opened a small shop in Stockholm, Sweden in 1884. Today they are a leading company in premium coffee, food and wine products. Arvid Nordquist uses 100% Arabica beans. We have 3 roasts in ground: Medium roast, Extra Dark roast and Gran Dia roast, which is a medium/dark coffee, full-bodied with notes of flowers and nuts.

Löfbergs Lila started in Sweden by 3 brothers in 1906. Today, it is one of the largest coffee roasters in the Nordic countries. The company also owns a tea company and sponsors a Swedish hockey team and an Arena. Löfbergs Lila coffee is always made with 100% Arabica beans; we have 3 flavorful roasts in ground: Medium roast (delicious!), Jubilee, celebrating the company’s birthday, is rich with sweet tones and Kharisma, which is dark, intense, nutty with subtle fruit notes.

Paulig was started by a German immigrant in 1876 in Helsinki, Finland. In 1904, Gustav Paulig opened the first coffee roasting business in Finland at the turn of the 20th century. Today the international Paulig Group considers Paulig coffee to be their flagship coffee operation. We have two roasts: Juhla Mokka in ground is a special blend, with a strong flavor and Presidentti in ground, a rich coffee with the best flavor.

Try one, two or all three of these great Scandinavian coffees and get 10% off with no minimum order at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code 10SCANDI

*Discount valid through 11/24/2015 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order. Not valid with any other coupons or discounts. No minimum order required. Not valid for discounted, special sale or case sale items.