specialty coffee available in shipboard venues and for take-home purchase
Wash., Jan. 22, 2019 — For many, a cup (or two) of coffee is a daily
staple, and now guests aboard Holland America Line ships can indulge in a
specialty blend created exclusively for the premium cruise line in partnership
with Beukenhorst Coffee USA Inc. The West Palm Beach, Florida, micro-facility
of the Dutch coffee house Beukenhorst Koffie worked with Holland America Line
to introduce Rotterdam 1873, a small-batch roasted coffee blend that pays
homage to Holland America Line's legendary luxury.
Named for the city and year Holland America Line was founded, Rotterdam 1873 is
a rich coffee blend of the best Indonesian and Central and South American
Arabica coffee beans. Rotterdam 1873 is available by the cup in all revenue
venues, while guests looking to take home a souvenir from the cruise can
purchase a regular or decaffeinated 12-ounce bag of the Rotterdam 1873 beans in
Explorations Café and Grand Dutch Cafe.
"As an innovator in premium cruising, Holland America Line is continuously
looking to create unique experiences, and we're excited to be the first cruise
line to introduce our own branded, specialty coffee that guests can not only
enjoy on board, but take home as well," said Orlando Ashford, president Holland
America Line. "With Rotterdam 1873, we crafted a luxurious, small-batch coffee
available only on our ships that will resonate with guests for its rich flavor
and premium quality."
Rotterdam 1873 is roasted fresh in small batches in Beukenhorst Coffee USA
Inc.'s West Palm Beach facility and supplied to the ships. For more than 20
years, Holland America Line has been serving Beukenhorst Koffie imported from
the Netherlands in the Lido Market, Dining Room and other venues where
complimentary coffee is served.
"Beukenhorst Koffie has worked with Holland America Line for many years, and it
was an exciting opportunity to work together to create a personalized, premium
coffee experience through our small-batch roasting process," said Hans
Wiggemans, co-founder of Beukenhorst Coffee USA Inc. "Our hope with having
Rotterdam 1873 available for purchase is that guests will go home and reminisce
about their Holland America Line cruise each time they enjoy a cup of our
The Dutch have been roasting coffee since the 16th century, with signature
blends from various regions. Arabica coffee is believed to have been the first
species of coffee to be cultivated 500 years ago in Arabia. The Dutch, famous
for their seafaring, brought the plant from Arabia to Java where the island
became a leader in coffee production.
Coffee USA Inc.
In 2017 Beukenhorst Coffee USA Inc. opened an espresso equipment showroom,
training center and small-batch micro-roastery, 4th Wave Brew, to be able
to fill the increasing demand for small-batch specialty coffees. Beukenhorst
Coffee USA Inc. creates specialty blends, cold-brew coffee and private label
projects using the freshest, cleanest and purest coffee available.
Beukenhorst Koffie was founded in 1784 when Albert Beukenhorst settled in
Winterswijk, the Netherlands, as a coffee roaster and retailer. Today, the
company continues to roast Arabica coffee beans through a traditional slow
roasting drum system, giving the beans time to develop their taste while
retaining the important flavors.
For more information, contact a travel advisor, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425)
or visit hollandamerica.com.
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Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:
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Holland America Line's fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 cruises to more
than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies around the world.
From shorter getaways to 128-day itineraries, the company's cruises visit all
seven continents, with highlights including Antarctica explorations, South
America circumnavigations, EXC In-Depth Voyages, Cuba cruises and exotic
Australia & New Zealand and Asia voyages; two annual Grand Voyages; and
popular sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada & New England,
Europe and the Panama Canal. The line welcomed Nieuw Statendam in December
2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship will be delivered in 2021.
The company's brand evolution in recent years secured its position as the
leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships feature innovative initiatives
and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination immersion
and personalized travel. Guests can expand their knowledge through exclusive
partnerships with O, The Oprah Magazine and America's Test Kitchen and at
unique BBC Earth live music and on-screen experiences. Outstanding
entertainment fills each evening at venues including Lincoln Center Stage, B.B.
King's Blues Club, Rolling Stone Rock Room and Billboard Onboard. The dining
experience can be savored at a variety of restaurants with menus that feature
selections from Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary Council, comprising
world-famous chefs who design dishes exclusively for guests.