KaffeBox Coffee Subscription Review + Coupon – August 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 Jacu, a Norwegian-based coffee roaster. I have to give a shoutout to Jacu for their incredible Instagram. It’s a thing of beauty and has me seriously checking flight prices to Norway…
Jacu Kenya Ndocha (125 g.)- 63 kr. (approx. $7.68 USD)
The first coffee featured in this month’s KaffeBox is from Ndocha Estate in Kiambu, Central Ruiru, Kenya. The beans are grown at 1575 MASL and are washed.
KaffeBox recommends looking for “vanilla aroma, rhubarb and apricot flavor with rich jam like mouth feel.” I brewed this coffee in my drip maker, and I found the flavor to be fruity and sweet. I can’t say I got a “jam like mouth feel,” but there was a certain richness that made the coffee feel very well-rounded.
Jacu Las Lajas (125 g.)- 70 kr. (approx. $8.54 USD)
This coffee hails from a third-generation coffee producer in Sabanilla de Alajuela, Costa Rica. The beans are grown at an altitude of 1450 MASL and are naturally processed.
I found this coffee delicious and really complex! KaffeBox describes the taste profile as: “orange blossoms aroma, floral black tea and sweet cookie flavor, silky and crisp body.” I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that I love a coffee that tastes like cookies!
Verdict: I love coffee and I enjoy discovering new roasters, so I have a lot of fun with KaffeBox. This month, I received 250 g. of coffee, which costs 159 Norwegian kr. per month. In USD, that comes to about $19, and I received about $16 worth of coffee in this month’s box. I think KaffeBox offers a unique opportunity to sample high-quality beans from Scandinavia, and I love that every shipment inspires me to learn a little bit more about Scandinavian culture and geography. 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?