KaffeBox Coffee Subscription Review + Coupon- September 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.)
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KaffeBox includes a leaflet that provides information about the month’s featured roaster.
This month, I received beans from Langøra Kaffe, a Norwegian-based coffee roaster. (Note: Neither of this month’s coffees are currently available on the Langøra Kaffe site.)
Langøra Kaffe Burtukaana Ethiopia (125 g.)
First of all, how cute is the artwork on these bags? KaffeBox often includes coffee with incredible packaging, and I absolutely love it!
This first coffee is from Guji, Ethiopia. The beans were grown at 2100 MASL and processed naturally.
At first glance, the beans looked to be a little darker than I usually like, but I really enjoyed the flavor of the brewed coffee, and I didn’t find the taste to be too dark at all. In the cup, I found this coffee to be bright and very easy to drink, with nice middle notes of fruity caramel.
Langøra Kaffe Wote Ethiopia (125 g.)
The second coffee in this box is also Ethiopian, and I really like that KaffeBox opted to include two coffees from the same roaster and region, so that subscribers can taste them side by side. This one is from Gedeo, Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia and was grown at 1800- 2000 MASL and fully washed.
These beans also looked a bit dark to me, but (again) I really like the flavor of the brewed coffee. I found the flavor to be similar to the Burtukaana, but maybe a bit fresher and with a slightly higher acidity.
Here’s a shot of the brewed coffees, side by side. I really like both of them, and I look forward to drinking them in the coming week. I may even try combining them to make my own Langøra Kaffe Ethiopian breakfast blend!
Verdict: I love coffee and I enjoy discovering new roasters, so I always have a lot of fun with KaffeBox. 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!) This month, I received 250 g. of Norwegian coffee for $19, which I’m happy with!
What do you think of KaffeBox?