Jacobs Douwe Egberts Supports Climate Smart Agriculture

Douwe Egberts Instant Coffee In The News

In the Vietnamese Central Highlands (also known as the “Kingdom of Coffee”), the climate is perfect for coffee plants. Because of the ideal combination of rain and sun on the rich soil of these mountains, most of the country’s coffee crop is grown there, and it’s the reason Vietnam is the world’s second largest coffee exporter.

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DE-Sustainability-Project-crA new project to train coffee farmers in sustainable practices was just announced this month. Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) has partnered with a leading business firm based in the Netherlands that has enterprises in the agriculture, food processing, shipping, and finance industries. The three-year plan is to train Vietnamese coffee farmers in climate change resilience techniques, fertilizing, and work safety. Another agricultural solutions leader is on board too, helping the farmers meet growing product demand, especially in sourcing traceability and safety. The $1 million (USD) project will help 3000 farmers in the Dak Lak, Dak Nong, and Gia Lai provinces of Vietnam. Because JDE “recognizes the various environmental and social issues that go with coffee cultivation,” it’s a great match for the farmers.

Starting with 30 demonstration plots about 1-2 hectares each, various approaches to soil and fertilizer management, crop protection products, and irrigation will be tested. The most successful techniques will be then used across 300 hectares of coffee farms. This project is similar to another initiative we shared with you in 2016, where another 3000 farmers in the Central Highlands region were similarly trained.


Douwe Egberts produces delicious and sustainably-grown coffee. This week, we are offering all our Douwe Egberts and Senseo coffees at 15% with no minimum order.*

Please use coupon code: DEFORWARD

*Discount valid from 7/15/18 through 11:59PM ET on 7/17/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Douwe Egberts and Senseo products. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Questions? Call 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

Sale Items Included!

DE-Sale-Advert-July-2018-NLWe have Senseo French Vanilla Coffee Pods in packages of 16 pods on sale. In addition, we have Douwe Egberts Black Ground (rich and full) and Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma Whole Beans also on sale and eligible for the discount above.


The Netherlands In The News

Housing Complex Is World’s First

netherlands-3d-printed-homes-crNext year, the city of Eindhoven, Netherlands, will unveil the first ever 3-D-printed home. The first is expected to have three bedrooms, printed in concrete by a robotic arm. An advantage to printing the pod-like homes is the customizable components, even for natural objects found on the home’s plot. In addition, the process of building is shortened from months to weeks, and the robots will replace the need for craftsmen such as masons and carpenters. Monthly rental is set to be between $1000 and $1400 USD. As the technology improves and becomes more popular, experts predict the prices will come down to make the housing more affordable in the future.


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

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The Brands of J.J. Darboven

On a map of western Europe, you’ll notice Germany and Switzerland nestled together. It turns out that these countries not only share a short border, and a language, but also an appreciation of good coffee, from bean blending, roasting, packaging to drinking.
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While these two neighbors differ wildly in size and population, they both are homes to makers of fine coffee, including the 3 brands we are highlighting this week. Plus, we have a great deal on these brands: Eilles Kaffee, IDEE Kaffee, and Movenpick. These iconic brands are part of another coffee leader, J.J. Darboven, which sources premium green coffee from only the best growing regions in the world. The business is built on quality and stability, so you know you’ll be buying the best coffee available.

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Eilles Kaffee and IDEE Kaffee are both based in Germany. For more than 130 years in Germany, Eilles Kaffee has been the preferred brand, even with Bavarian royalty. Try Eilles Kaffee Gourmet in ground, and instant, and you’ll appreciate the distinct aroma and flavor.

IDEE Kaffee is delicious, mild coffee, with a higher caffeine content. Because of special processing, the coffee is very gentle on the stomach. We have balanced IDEE Kaffee in ground and aromatic Gold Express instant coffee.

Movenpick, our Swiss offering, gently roasts the coffee beans using a traditional Swiss recipe. We have Movenpick Der Himmlische coffee in ground, whole beans, and instant, which is a flavorful roast from high-altitude beans.

We also have Movenpick Nespresso-compatible capsules, from Ristretto, to Intenso, to Lungo Crema and Lungo Classico. Use the discount below to really save on these capsules.


This week, we’ll give you 20% off your order of these delicious coffees, but it won’t last, so order today!*

Please Use Coupon Code: DARBOVEN

*Discount valid from 7/01/18 through 11:59PM ET on 7/03/18 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Eilles, IDEE, and Movenpick 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.

The Best Coffee To Order…

In Germany, filtered coffee is by far the most popular drink. Almost three-fourths of the population drinks coffee every day. Two-thirds of Germans drink 2-5 cups of coffee per day.

In Switzerland, the rule is espresso, with milk or whipped crème. Similar to their German counterparts, the average Swiss drinks 2-5 cups of coffee per day.


Coffee In The News

ISS Re-Supply Includes Strong Coffee

Late last week, SpaceX was scheduled to launch a rocket to the ISS with almost 6,000 pounds of supplies. Part of that payload is 60 pouches of Death Wish coffee, a specially-made instant version. The pouch has a nozzle that is used to add 8 ounces of hot water. The astronauts add an elongated straw to drink the prepared brew. The coffee maker claims the coffee has twice the caffeine of a regular cup of coffee. We wondered if this is a death wish for the ISSpresso.

Vacuum Maker Designs Futuristic Coffee Maker

dyson-concept-coffeemakerIt’s only a conceptual design, but the Dyson Coffee Maker has a motor that brews coffee in a powerful way, and it looks pretty cool too. Part of the design includes a window that allows everyone to see the internal components at work, which are similar to the visible ones on the brand’s ball-type vacuum. It’s compact, with a tubular design, so it fits in small places.


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

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The Brands of Tchibo In The Spotlight

Coffee Anyone?

You’ve just finished a late meal with good friends and family when coffee is brought to the table. Are you the person who is first to get a cup? Or maybe you’re the person who wouldn’t think of drinking even a sip of coffee in the evening for fear of being awake all night? Do you know someone who can drink a cup of coffee and then go to bed and sleep like a baby?

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Well, it turns out that we each have our own sensitivity to caffeine, according to a new report published this month by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee. The report used existing research to study the way caffeine is metabolized, that is processed, by the body. Per the author, an individual’s response to caffeine is likely driven by 2 genetic factors: the speed of the liver metabolizing caffeine, and a genetic variant that makes the nervous system more sensitive to caffeine. The author, a physician, categorized three levels of caffeine sensitivity: High, Regular and Low. For those with livers that metabolize caffeine more slowly, and when caffeine binds strongly in the nervous system, even a small amount of caffeine can cause sleep problems; these people have high sensitivity. Low sensitivity to caffeine means you metabolize caffeine quickly, and you can probably drink coffee close to bedtime. For those with regular sensitivity to caffeine, you can drink 2-5 cups of coffee during the day without any issues then or at night. Some of that group may even be able to drink coffee in the evening.

coffee-DNA-cropSo how we react to coffee is part of our genetic make-up, just like the color of our hair and eyes. A few other factors affect how you metabolize caffeine, which we listed below.


In the meantime, we want to share a deal on some very special German coffees just this week at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com. We have Tchibo, Eduscho, and Davidoff coffees, all 15% off with no minimum order.*

Please use coupon code TCHIBO15

*Discount valid from 6/24/18 through 11:59PM ET on 6/26/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off with no minimum order required on Tchibo, Eduscho, and Davidoff coffees. 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.

The Brands Of Tchibo

Tchibo, Eduscho and Davidoff are all premium roasted coffee. Check out some of our favorites from these brands:

2015_Tchibo LogoTchibo Exclusive Ground coffee is great for stovetop Moka makers and espresso, and we have the roast in Instant too. Tchibo Beste Bohne, literally ‘best bean’, is made from the best available beans and carefully harvested, processed and roasted to perfection. Beste Bohne is available in ground. Be sure to take a look at Tchibo’s Espresso Milano Style, a medium/dark roast, more intense, with a medium body and an excellent crema. A special coffee from Tchibo, which we have in stock again, is Tchibo Black & White, in instant. It is full, intense and unique.

2015_Eduscho logoEduscho Gala Nr. 1 Der Klassiker blends carefully selected beans roasted to a smooth, classic drink. If you really like smooth, try Gala Mild coffee, naturally roasted for a balanced taste. Both are top sellers and great examples of the premium coffee Europe offers.

Davidoff-Cafe-Logo-NL-BlockDavidoff produces several top-quality coffees. Try Café Rich Aroma, an intense, full-bodied experience, that we have in ground and in instant coffee. Fine Aroma is mild with a delicate aroma and a soft texture and is available in ground and instant. For Nespresso makers, we have Nespresso-compatible capsules from Davidoff available in two roasts. Davidoff Café Creation Superieure Jade instant coffee is a blend of choice Arabica beans from Colombia and Brazil, giving the coffee a pleasing body, aromatic aroma, and a soft taste.

Try as many as you like and get 15% off your order. You don’t know what you are missing!


Factors Affecting Caffeine Metabolism

From the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee, there are various factors which influence how the body handles caffeine. Besides genetics, some liver diseases, some prescription medicines, dietary factors, alcohol and smoking affect the speed at which you metabolize caffeine.


Coffee In The News

Army Proposes Safe Caffeine Doses

Caffeine-molecule-armyA study from the Army Medical Research and Material Command in Maryland has developed an algorithm to determine when and how much caffeine an individual should consume. The research claims that the tool can help improve alertness by up to 64 percent while still consuming the same total amount of caffeine. Alertness was defined as reaction time. Researchers used sleep/wake times along with the person’s maximum allowed caffeine to produce the optimum caffeine dose schedule.


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

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We Have A Deal On Lavazza Qualita Rossa You Won’t Want To Miss

Buy one 8.8oz package of Lavazza Qualita Rossa ground coffee and get a second one FREE.

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Just place a Lavazza Qualita Rossa ground coffee in your cart and the free package will be added to your order automatically.

No limits and no coupon code needed!*


*Discount valid through 11:59PM ET on 6/13/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for the Lavazza Qualita Rossa ground coffee (best-by date: 10/30/2018) only. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Questions? Call 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

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Clever Jar Hack Puts Douwe Egberts In News

Douwe Egberts Instant Coffee In The News

A woman in Australia posted a quick coffee-drinking “hack” (think: shortcut) on a Facebook group for new moms. She showed a Douwe Egberts jar of Pure Gold Instant coffee with sugar filled in the removable lid. That way she had her coffee and her sugar conveniently in one place – spoon one of each into a mug, then add hot water. She demonstrated in pictures how to remove the top, then take the plastic cover off of the lid. Fill the glass lid with sugar, pop the plastic cover back on, and put the lid on the jar. As the Dutch say: Alstublieft! (There you have it!)

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After posting the hack, the group was inspired! Other members posted their own ideas for the jars. They included:

–Hummus in the lid, with cut-up vegetables in the jar

–Yogurt in the lid, with chopped up fruit in the jar

–Use the lid alone for raisins or other small bites

The post also noted that the lid seals tight, so there’s no spillage with any ingredients.

We found some other great ideas for repurposing the jars too, and would love to hear your ideas too. (Tell us about your best one on our Facebook page!)

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We have Douwe Egberts Instant Coffee in the same type of jars available at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, along with an entire range of Douwe Egberts coffee in ground and whole bean too. And for a few special days this week, you can get 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts and Senseo products with no minimum purchase required.*

Please use coupon code: DEFUN15

*Discount valid from 6/10/18 through 11:59PM ET on 6/12/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com for Douwe Egberts and Senseoproducts with no minimum order. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts products.

But Wait, There’s More…

DE-WB-Cups-Advert-NL-150-CrWe have Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma Whole Bean coffee on sale, and you can still get an additional 15% off too. Whole bean coffee is a top seller, and one of the best ways to enjoy fresh coffee, especially if you grind the beans just before brewing.

If you’ve been thinking about indulging in a beautiful white ceramic cup, soon to be your favorite coffee cup (and we all have the *one*), now is the time. We have individual coffee cups, and espresso cups and saucers (single and sets of 6), with the Douwe Egberts bright red seal, and all are available with the discount above. Now you can have an authentic Douwe Egberts coffee experience, just as in the Netherlands.


It’s Iced Coffee Time – Enjoy!

Try these tasty drinks using instant coffee, a great way to make iced coffee.

Creamy Iced Coffee

Serves 1

  • 6 oz prepared Douwe Egberts Instant Coffee
  • 3 oz cream liqueur (RumChata, Bailey’s, for example)
  • 1 oz vodka

Fill a pint glass with ice. Pour over prepared coffee, then add the vodka. Gently add the cream liqueur and stir.

Coffee Summer

Serves 1

  • 4 blackberries
  • 1 oz prepared strong black coffee
  • 1 ½ oz gin
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • ½ oz orange juice

Muddle (crush) the berries at the bottom of a cocktail shaker with a muddler, or a large spoon. Add the remaining ingredients, then ice. Cover and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a glass with ice. Garnish with an orange slice and/or a blackberry. Enjoy!

NOTE: Simple syrup is made with equal parts sugar and water heated in a pan until the sugar is dissolved. Store in refrigerator up to a couple of weeks.


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

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As the Viking comedian said: I just rowed in from Norway and boy, are my arms Thor!

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If you haven’t already guessed, we are highlighting Scandinavian coffee this week. We have found that some people don’t always understand the differences between Nordic and Scandinavian, so let’s start there.

Scandinavia usually means 3 main countries: Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Finland is sometimes included in that list but is not technically Scandinavian. Refer to the countries as Nordic, and you can add Finland and Iceland to the group.

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A common stereotype is that Scandinavians are blue-eye blonds. While it is true that the percentage of blondes is a bit higher, it’s a long way from being a majority. Another false idea about this region is that everyone’s house is full of IKEA furniture, as it is a Swedish-based company. There are more than 20 IKEA stores in Sweden, nine in Norway and five in Denmark. It is possible that because homes are small there, and IKEA furniture is functional, with clever storage options, you may find some in Scandinavian homes.

But there is one thing that really sets the region apart from any other area of the world: Coffee drinking. These countries drink more coffee than anywhere else in the world, even Italy and France. The Nordic people like strong, delicious filter coffee. And, they drink it all day long. We know they love coffee, they know how to roast coffee and they know how to drink coffee.


We have 3 Nordic coffee brands that will light up your taste buds: Paulig, Lofbergs Lila, and Arvid Nordquist. We will give you 15% off these iconic brands with no minimum order at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com.*

Please use coupon code: NORDIC15

*Discount valid from 6/3/2018 through 11:59PM ET on 6/5/2018 at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with 15% off no minimum order required on Arvid Nordquist, Lofbergs Lila and Paulig coffees. 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.

Can’t Decide? Read On…

Use our roast reviews to help you decide among these always-enjoyable brews.

Paulig-Advert-wDKRoast-NL-EPaulig, from Finland, roasts and packages coffee out of their facilities in Helsinki. We offer three roasts. Juhla Mokka Ground Coffee is light-roasted, rich, balanced from an intense blend of beans from South America and Africa. Presidentti Ground Coffee is a light roast (1 out of 5) from a blend of beans grown in Africa, and delivers a strong and rich coffee. Juhla Mokka Dark is a medium/dark roast with chocolate and toasted notes. These coffees are perfect examples of Finnish coffee.

Lofbergs-Advert-NLLofbergs Lila, one of the largest coffee roasters in the region, is based in Sweden. We offer three exemplary roasts: Lofbergs Lila Medium Roast is a light roast (2 out of 5) from Arabica beans, with a rich taste and aroma. Jubilee is light roasted (3 of 5) 100% Arabica beans, including beans certified by the Rainforest Alliance (an international sustainability organization we have written about before). Kharisma is dark, intense, and nutty with subtle fruit notes (4 of 5).

Arvid-Advert-NLArvid Nordquist opened a small shop in Stockholm, Sweden in 1884. Today Arvid Nordquist is a leader in premium coffee, food and wine products. We offer two roasts: Medium roast and Extra Dark roast, both prime examples of Swedish coffee roasting. In addition, they are UTZ Certified and CO2 Compensated (you can read more about these organizations on the product page). The Medium roast is balanced, with chocolate and spice notes. Extra Dark is full-bodied, and intense, with just the right amount of bitterness.

Try one, two or even more to experience the best in Nordic regional coffee. We get it directly from the area, so you are getting the real deal, just as a native would drink. As they say in Nordic country: “Je er glad i kaffe” which means “I love coffee!” The discount above will help you save.


Coffee In The News

Coffee Makes You Social

Coffee-work-tasksA new study found that people who drank a moderate amount of caffeine before a group activity were not only more alert, but better at tasks in the group. Those who had coffee before participating in an activity saw themselves and the others as more productive and more active. The study attributed the positivity of oneself and others to heightened alertness and improved performance (not a perception of improvements, but actual improvements). So, if you find yourself not liking someone you have to work with, try downing some coffee before the interaction.


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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