KaffeBox Coffee Subscription Review + Coupon- October 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 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 Denmark’s La Cabra Coffee Roasters. La Cabra focuses on bringing out the brightness in high-quality beans, and they’ve made a video that explores the journey of coffee from grower to roaster to barista. It’s really well done. If you’re interested in learning more about coffee (or even just sneaking a peek inside La Cabra’s super cute coffee shop), I highly recommend checking it out!
I have to give La Cabra an A+ for their packaging. I don’t think I’ve ever seen coffee packaged in a box before, and their goat mascot is adorable. (FYI “la cabra” is the Spanish word for goat.)
La Cabra Kenya Karimikui (250 g.)
The box is sealed with a label that provides information about the beans inside.
This coffee is from the Kirinyaga region of Kenya. The beans were grown at 1650 masl and washed.
La Cabra recommends looking for flavors of “lemon, cane juice, and black currant.”
These beans smell incredible! The aroma is heady and rich, with notes of chocolate and almond.
In the cup, this coffee is delicious. It’s bright (but not sharp) and beautifully balanced. There’s a mellow sweetness and a nice zesty fruitiness. I took my first sip of this coffee first thing in the morning and it immediately perked me up in the way that only a fantastic cup of coffee can. Since opening it, this has become my go-to morning coffee.
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!) Most importantly, the coffee is reliably delicious. This month, I received 250g. of Norwegian coffee for $19, which I’m happy with!
What do you think of KaffeBox?