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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.

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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.

German Coffee Brands to Get Acquainted With

Even for the uninitiated, revered German coffee brand names sound familiar, and that's because nearly every one of them has been perfecting the aromatic drink for centuries. Despite this, we want to get down to every teeny-tiny detail that makes a difference in your coffee cup's content. So, get ready to meet the big three.

Legendary Jacobs Coffee was dreamed up in 1895. With more than 120 years of expertise in the coffee industry, the brand is an undeniable leader not only in Germany but, we dare say, on the whole continent. Jacobs coffee is sold everywhere from South Africa to Georgia. More importantly, the brand's real values are entirely reflected in the production. Made with ethically sourced finest quality Asian, African, and Latin American beans, Jacobs coffee is responsible for creating one of the most sought-after coffee collections - the famous Kronung line. The royalty-caliber collection combines premium quality ground and whole bean coffee, along with Kronung instant coffee. What we love the most about the Jacobs coffee is the well-balanced roast. If unapologetically bold flavors are more of your style, that won't be a problem. In our collection, you can find espresso beans roasted to peak perfection for the ultimate indulgence. Now, this is a genuinely rave-worthy Arabica delight. You might think of a whole bean coffee as a time-consuming step in your early morning routine. Yet, it's the most versatile choice if you want to customize your cuppa joe to your needs: espresso, cappuccino, macchiato, Jacobs espresso beans can do it all.

Premium brand Dallmayr Coffee is in the league of its own. The immemorial company can be traced back to 1700 Munich, and, nope, it's not a typo. That's why it sounds so familiar - Dallmayr Coffee has been around for centuries. The brand sources elusive highland coffee beans from Papua New Guinea, Colombia & Brazil to ensure unmatched flavors. By keeping in mind that the best growing conditions are located around the equator, aka "coffee belt," you can feel safe replacing your go-to coffee with Dallmayr. The renowned German brand stands out with an extensive assortment of quality blends, ranging from natural mild roast, 100% Arabica ground coffee, and, of course, decaffeinated packs for jittery-free mornings. Speaking of Dallmayr coffee, we can't go on without mentioning the honed Prodomo line. The premium blend combines medium-roast 100% Arabica beans from beautiful Ethiopia, the true birthplace of coffee. Despite the roasting characteristics, generally, Dallmayr Prodomo coffee yields magnetic intensity and ever-so-slight connoisseur-approved acidity.

dallmayr prodomo coffeeSource: Dallmayr

And, let's finish it off with everyday-favorite Tchibo coffee. Dating back to 1949, Tchibo has made a name as a constantly growing and innovating coffee hub! Carefully sourced Arabica and Robusta beans joined forces to create fine mild blends, boasting the signature mellow mouthfeel of Tchibo. With the superlatively delicious brew, you will be getting yourself 100% sustainable coffee sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. As a family-owned company, Tchibo is dedicated to producing the safest products possible, therefore strictly adhering to no-chemical fertilizers or pesticides rules when harvesting. For unreasonably lazy mornings, Tchibo exclusive instant coffee works like magic. We know how instant coffee tends to get a bad rep, but it's all about the right blend. The 100% premium Arabica beans carry smooth flavors and medium-roast intensity. So, it's the perfect choice whenever you're looking for that versatile pair to your menu. You can also try making Eiskaffee, German coffee & ice-cream delight with the Tchibo Exclusive line whenever in the mood for experimenting!

tchibo cup of coffeeSource: Tchibo

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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