KaffeBox Coffee Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2016
KaffeBox is a coffee subscription that sends the best specialty coffee from Scandinavia’s top micro-roasteries.
Each month, a different type of coffee is sent from a different roaster, allowing subscribers to sample a wide variety of beans from top roasters in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
Coffee is never more than than a day or two post-roast when it’s sent, and shipments to the US take approximately 4-8 days to arrive.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: KaffeBox
The Cost: $19 USD for 250 g., approximately. (For US orders, 250 g. of coffee costs 159 kr per month. Subscriptions for larger quantities of coffee are also available and bring down the per-bag cost.)
COUPON: Save 25% off your first box with code MSA!
The Products: Specialty coffee from Scandinavia’s top micro-roasteries.
Ships to: Worldwide! (Shipping costs vary based on destination.)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
KaffeBox includes a leaflet that provides information about the month’s featured roaster.
This month, I received beans from Norð in Oslo, Norway. “Norð consists of a handful of coffee shops, a coffee roastery, a bakery and a restaurant with a cocktail bar.” They roast green coffee from some of the world’s best producers, and they source their beans directly from farms whenever possible.
Edgar Nûnez (250 g.)- kr 118,00 (approximately $13.75 USD)
Edgar Nûnez has been growing coffee in Huila, Colombia since 2010. These beans were harvested in November 2015 at 1800-2000 MASL and then washed.
They have a taste profile that includes “dark berries, vanilla and clementine, spicy scent of almond and aftertaste of ripe blackberries.”
Gichatahini Kenya (250 g.)
(Note: I couldn’t find this particular coffee for sale on the Norð website.)
These beans were grown and processed in Nyeri, Central Kenya by Co-Operative Production. The co-operative uses sustainable and responsible farming principles, is fair-trade certified, and is currently pursuing Utz Kapeh Certification.
These beans have aromas “of rosehip and blackberries. Flavors of red currants and jasmine [with a] lingering floral aftertaste.” They were harvested in November/December 2015 and washed.
As always with KaffeBox, I’m really impressed with the coffees included in this month’s box. Both are excellent!
Verdict: I love coffee and I enjoy discovering new roasters, so I have a lot of fun with KaffeBox. This month, I received 500 g. of coffee, which costs 279 Norwegian krone per month. In USD, that comes to about $34. While I could certainly find great beans for less here in the US, I think KaffeBox offers a unique opportunity to sample high-quality beans from Scandinavia. Every shipment inspires me to learn a little bit more about Scandinavian culture and geography, and I’m also regularly impressed by the design and packaging of the coffee I receive. (It’s true that Scandinavian design is impeccable!)
What do you think of KaffeBox?