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Is German Coffee Really So Good?

It might come as a surprise, but you can't talk about coffee without mentioning Germany. If you think that there is no such thing as German coffee, you are wrong.

One surprising fact is that the country takes the number one spot on the list of European coffee lover countries, accounting for the whopping "quarter of the total consumption" in Europe. WOW. Who would have known.

Coffee culture in Germany traces back to the 17th century (1600s) when the drink was first introduced to the royal court of Brandenburg.

As coffee houses started popping up across Germany, the drink quickly became accessible to everyone.

While Germany is not a coffee growing country, Germans developed unique roasting and brewing techniques, resulting in signature aromatic German flavors.

There is another aspect of why coffee is so popular in Germany. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827), one of the most admired German composers and pianists in the history of Western music, was an avid coffee drinker. He brewed his own signature aromatic coffee precisely with 60 coffee beans. His devotion to this elixir of life is one of the reasons for the Germany's national obsession with coffee.

As a general rule, German coffee is mellow (unlike Neapolitan espresso), has a mild aroma and full mouth feel. We highly recommend you to try one of the most revered German brands available online. You will be pleasantly surprised how great the freeze-dried, certified-organic German coffee tastes, especially compared to major American counterparts such as Starbucks, Coffee Bean or Peet's.

Meet the big three.

Legendary Jacobs Coffee was founded in 1895. With more than 120 years of expertise in the coffee industry, the well-balanced brand is an undeniable leader not only in Germany but on the whole continent.

The Kroenung line is Jacobs' most sought-after, royalty-caliber bold flavored Arabica coffee.

Premium brand from 1700s Munich, the Dallmayr Coffee is in the league of its own. The brand sources rare highland coffee beans from Papua New Guinea, Colombia & Brazil to ensure unmatched flavors.

Speaking of Dallmayr coffee, we can't go on without mentioning the honed Prodomo line featuring medium-roast 100% Arabica beans from Ethiopia, the true birthplace of coffee.

The everyday-favorite Tchibo Coffee dates back to 1949. The family-owned company boasts their signature mellow mouthfeel harvested strictly without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Tchibo now owns the other popular German brand Eduscho Coffee.

While many turn up their noses at coffee, we believe perfectly mellow German coffee is the meeting point of deliciousness and intensity that will stay in even coffee naysayers' lives forever. So, you either stick with a conventional everyday cuppa or taste why German coffee has become everybody's darling!

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