MistoBox Coffee Subscription Box Review – September 2016
MistoBox is a coffee subscription box that sends 12 oz. bags of coffee that are selected just for you.
When you sign up for a subscription, you let MistoBox know what type of coffee you’d like to receive and how often you’d like to receive it. They then pair you up with a “coffee curator” who learns your preferences and picks coffee to suit your taste and budget.
Here’s a screenshot of my preferences. I’ve opted to receive lightly roasted deluxe blends and single origin coffees once every 4 weeks. Keep in mind that the coffee I receive is picked for me based on my personal preferences— your shipment might be totally different!
If you don’t enjoy a coffee you receive, MistoBox will replace it for free.
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: MistoBox
The Price: Pricing ranges from $12.79 – $21.99 per shipment, depending on the types of coffees you’re looking for and the number of shipments you purchase at a time. For my subscription (a deluxe coffee sent once per month paid monthly), the cost is $18.99 per shipment.
The Products: Freshly roasted, 12 oz. bags of artisan coffee picked just for you.
Ships to: U.S.
Keep track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription box list or wishlist!
Information about my coffee pick for this month came printed on a sticker on the inside of the box.
Entimo’s Coffee Roasters Guatemala Andrina (12 oz.)- $14.75
Entimo’s Coffee Roasters in located in Sacaramento, CA, and they specialize in freshly roasted single-origin coffee.
Their Guatemala Andrina was grown in the Huehuetentango region of Guatemala (between 1,400- 1,760 meters above sea level), and the beans are washed.
Right away, I could tell that these beans are just a touch darker than I prefer (perhaps more medium-dark than light-medium), and the heavier roast translated through to the flavor. MistoBox describes this coffee as having notes of baker’s chocolate and brown sugar.
In the cup, it reminded me a little of diner coffee. I don’t mean that in a bad way, only that it was a little on the dark side for my liking. (For me, darker roast coffee always conjures up memories of sitting in a diner late at night drinking roasty coffee!)
Despite being a little darker than I prefer, I can appreciate the that this coffee has a nice balance. The flavor is rich and clean.
Happily, a few days after I received this coffee MistoBox followed up with an invitation to review it and a promise that my coffee curator would look over my notes and tweak my profile based on my feedback. I signed into my account and left a thorough review and a rating of 3/5. I’m really impressed with the customer service, and I’m hoping that my feedback will help MistoBox better understand my preferences. I’m excited to see what they’ll send next!
Verdict: This is my second shipment from MistoBox, and I think they’re still pinning down my preferences. Luckily, their customer service is great, and I’m confident that their selections for me will improve over time. In terms of value, I paid $18.99 and I received about $14.75 worth of coffee. Considering the level of personalized curation and the fact that I’d need to pay shipping if I ordered this coffee myself, I’m happy with the value.
Are you a coffee lover? Have you tried MistoBox?