True coffee connoisseurs have probably already heard the famous lore about Beethoven and his 60 beans. Apparently, the genius German composer was an avid coffee drinker and talented home-barista, too. According to his signature recipe, it took no more than 60 coffee beans to prepare the most aromatic coffee. Beethoven's devotion to his brew is just a quick sneak peek of the national obsession with this velvety elixir of life we call coffee.
You can't talk about coffee without mentioning Germany. It might come as a surprise, but, yes, beer is not the only drink Germans adore. The country is famous for its undying passion for perfecting aromatic cuppa joe, and, we guess, that's exactly why Germany takes the number one spot on the list of European coffee lover countries. Accounting for an unbelievable 26% of the total consumption in Europe, Germany honed this aromatic delight to the form of cultural heritage. More importantly, the country has found a way to transform humble green beans into teeny-tiny but very much sought-after everyday indulgence.
Coffee culture can be traced back to the 17th century when the aromatic drink appeared at the court of Brandenburg. However, its noble introduction didn't get in the way of spreading the word about it. Quickly enough, countless German coffee houses started to pop up, and velvety-smooth joe became accessible to everyone. The smooth democratization of coffee resulted in signature German flavors. And, if you're questioning us, doubting that there is no such thing as German coffee, we have come prepared. Even though they certainly don't grow aromatic coffee beans themselves, Germans have successfully adapted the roasting and brewing process to their peculiar taste buds. While details vary depending on the producer and variety of the beans used, as a general rule, German coffee is mellow (unlike goosebumps-giving Neapolitan espresso) and has a mild aroma. So, if you wish your cuppa joe to complement your breakfast, quick lunches, or dinner desserts without overshadowing your menu, German coffee is the ideal choice for you.
We are sure you know just where to find it - our selection of German coffee is waiting for you. You might be stunned at the luxury of choice: German freeze-dried, whole beans, certified-organic, decaffeinated, and ground coffee have found resounding fame among our customers. Feel free to have a look at all of them, but just know we are here to give you a quick overview and introduction to some of the most important German coffee brands to look for before stocking your coffee station.