There are two things that are common around the world – McDonald’s and coffee. The latter is an acquired taste that many depend on on a daily basis. For me, on the off-chance I take a cup, I usually put so much cream and sugar that any distinct flavor is lost. For my husband, however, it is different.
Growing up in the Netherlands (aka Holland), drinking coffee is almost like a rite of passage and a staple in every home. Most take it black but all like it strong. It’s not uncommon for Dutch residents to drink several cups a day (though they tend to use smaller cups, not the monstrous mugs we have here). It’s a beverage to be savored and appreciated. Instant coffee crystals or re-heated coffee that has been sitting in a pot for longer than ten minutes are taboo. That’s probably why single serve coffee makers were already a hit there over a decade ago, long before they flooded the US market.
The love of a good brew has become much more prominent these days. For those that truly focus on rich, bold flavors, it can be difficult to find a quality roast. That’s probably why many choose to buy coffee online. It’s less expensive and there is a much larger selection. I was pretty surprised to find that the most popular brand in the Netherlands is among the most purchased at ROASTe.com. My mother-in-law would be so tickled pink to find that her favored ‘gold’ Douwe Egberts was available here and that others loved it as much as she does.
You can, of course, find more than Dutch coffee here. Gourmet coffee from around the world is available. But what if you’re looking to try something new? Smack dab on the homepage you will find a handy search tool to help find the roast that is perfect for you – all while you’re still in pajamas. Don’t you love shopping from home?
After you find your new favorite, you’ll need something to brew it. ROASTe.com has everything you’ll need for a sumptuous cup of ‘jo’ and in every price range as well. From a small 3-cup stovetop maker at only$7.50 to a high-end espresso machine for $2925, there’s no shortage of coffee makers to choose from. One of my friends that would be delighted with the French press selection here!
With your coffee enthusiasm pumping, visit the community portion of the site. News, reviews, recipes, and more can be found and referenced to expand your full coffee experience.
Sure, you’re welcome to scour the aisles of your local grocery store only to end up with some weak flavored water. Visit ROASTe.com if you want a pot of actual, sense-tingling coffee.