All Together Now!
Here at Enjoy Better Coffee, we take our coffee seriously. It is one of the reasons we love Scandinavian coffee, the highlight of this week’s newsletter. Scandinavian coffee is specially roasted in Scandinavian style: The highest quality of green coffee beans are roasted to highlight the flavors unique to each bean type. While some might say that part of that style is to roast ‘lighter,’ that is not entirely accurate. Scandinavian coffee runs the gamut from very light to medium/dark, all of which the Scandinavians maintain allows the drinker to explore a new set of flavors.
In addition, you gotta love a place that has protected coffee breaks by law.
That’s right! In Sweden and Finland, Fika is a seriously taken ‘coffee break’ where school and work are stopped two times a day, mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Workers can earn 5 minutes for every hour on the clock for their fika (or fika pause). The key here is that it’s rarely a solitary event. Friends, coworkers, family – all get together over steaming cups of coffee and cookies, cake, or a warm cinnamon roll.
This experience is not just in these 2 Nordic countries. In Norway and Denmark, they also promote the “coziness” of being together with a hot drink, a sweet treat and friends (the Danes call it ‘hygge’), and how can we not love that?!
Please use coupon code: NORDIC15
*Discount valid from 3/11/2018 through 11:59PM ET 3/13/2018 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% 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.
Fresh Off The Boat
We have 3 brands of coffee from Scandinavia that we have just restocked with fresh coffee: Arvid Nordquist, Lofbergs Lila and Paulig.
All began as family businesses well over 100 years ago and all 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. We have Arvid Nordquist Classic in 3 roasts: Medium(balanced), Extra Dark (intense), and Gran Dia (medium roast, with floral and nut tones) all in ground.
Lofbergs Lila started in Sweden by 3 brothers. Today, it is one of the largest coffee roasters in the Nordic countries. The company also owns a tea company and sponsor a Swedish hockey team and an Arena. We have 3 flavorful roasts in ground: Medium roast (perfect anytime!); Jubilee roast (rich with sweet notes), and Kharisma (dark, intense, nutty with subtle fruit notes).
Paulig was started by a German immigrant in 1876 in Helsinki, Finland. Today the international Paulig Group considers Paulig coffee to be their flagship coffee operation. We have two roasts: Juhla Mokka in ground (strong) and Presidentti in ground (rich with a strong flavor), plus a great new roast from Paulig, just in: Juhla Mokka Dark, a medium/dark roast with chocolate and toasted notes.
Coffee In The News
Creamy Irish Coffee Recipe
4 Cups strong fresh coffee
1/4 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup Irish whiskey
1 Cup whipping cream
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons Irish whiskey
- Place 4 cups of strong fresh coffee in a saucepan with 1/4 cup
of sugar, or to taste.
- Add 1/2 cup Irish Whiskey and heat thoroughly but do not boil.
(Scotch whiskey, Bourbon or other whiskeys could be used.)
- Meanwhile whip 1 cup whipping cream until light.
- Beat in 2 Tablespoons each of sugar and Irish whiskey.
- Pour coffee into mugs or goblets and pipe or spoon the
flavored cream on top.
As always, enjoy better coffee and thanks from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!