Douwe Egberts: Best Selling Coffee Company In The Netherlands Since 1753
The Dutch And Their Coffee
Douwe Egberts has been roasting and blending coffee since Egberts Douwes opened his first shop in the Netherlands, in 1753. Since then it’s grown and become the third largest coffee roaster in the world. In countries like the Netherlands, Germany and France, Douwe Egberts ground coffee enjoys a commanding market presence, and in the Netherlands it outsells even Coca-Cola! Coffee and tea are deeply rooted in the Dutch culture and history. It all started centuries ago when Dutch merchants brought coffee and tea back from exotic places. Through the years, coffee has become the one of the most consumed and the most popular drinks in the Netherlands. No other place in the world drinks as much coffee as the Dutch.
Part of daily life drinking a cup of coffee is a well-embedded habit within the Dutch culture. Either as daily routine getting your busy day started, during breaks at work, at lunch, after dinner, sharing special moments with family or a get together friends, sugar, milk or black; coffee is widely and often drunk. When it comes to coffee in the Netherlands, the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind is Douwe Egberts. The Douwe Egberts brand is synonymous with exceptional coffee, and has made Douwe Egberts one of the largest and best-selling brands in the Netherlands but also throughout the world.