MistoBox Coffee Subscription Box Review – November 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.
Topeca Coffee Ethiopia Kayon Mountain (12 oz.)- Value $15.99
Topeca Coffee Roasters is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and, interestingly, they’re one of the only roasters in the country that owns some of their own coffee farms! Their “Seed-to-Cup” program oversees every step of the coffee making process, all the way from growing to brewing. I think this is really fascinating! I’m not sure I’ve come across a roaster before that owns its own farms!
The coffee selected for me this month is an Ethiopian from Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm, located in the Oromia region of the OdoShakiso District. (Note that this coffee isn’t actually from one of the Topeka-Owned farms, but it was organically produced and ethically sourced.)
It was grown at an altitude of 1900-2100 meters and washed.
As soon as I opened this month’s MistoBox, the wonderful aroma of these beans wafted out and smacked me in the face. They smell incredible!
In the cup, this coffee is bright and silky. There’s a nice fruitiness (Topeca pinpoints stone fruits), and notes of rich chocolate and flowers. (It reminds me a little bit of this chocolate bar!) I’m a big fan.
Verdict: I’m really starting to love MistoBox. This is my fourth shipment, and, at this point, I think my coffee curator has a pretty good idea what I like. The first two shipments I received were good, but not great, and I feel the feedback I provided has been heard. The last two coffees I’ve received have been perfect for me! In terms of value, I paid $18.99 and I received about $16 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?