BOXO Coffee Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2017
BOXO is a subscription box that sends freshly roasted, whole bean coffee directly to your doorstep.
Each month, BOXO travels to a different city in America to find that city’s best roasters. They choose their two favorites and send subscribers a bag from each roaster.
Freshness is a top priority for BOXO, and they ensure that subscribers receive their beans within five days of them being roasted.
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: BOXO
The Cost: $28.99 monthly for two 8 oz bags (shipping included) or $48.99 for two 1lb bags (shipping included). Annual plans start at $299.99 (12 months, shipping included)
COUPON: Save 20% off your first box with MYADDICTION!
The Products: Freshly roasted coffee from roasters across America.
Ships to: U.S.
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BOXO boxes contain two different coffees from two different roasters. This month’s box contains coffee from Santa Cruz-based Verve Coffee Roasters and LA’s Cafecito Organico.
Verve Coffee Roasters Guatemala La Huerta (12 oz.) – Value $18.50 (currently sold out)
This month’s first BOXO pick is a Guatemalan coffee from Santa Cruz’s Verve Coffee Roaster. The bag felt a bit heavier than usual, so I decided to pop it onto my kitchen scale. Just as I suspected, this bag contains a full 12 oz. of coffee, instead of the usual 8 oz. BOXO sends! Huzzah for bonus coffee!
BOXO recommends going a bit heavier on the beans with this coffee, so I added in an extra scoop before brewing. (As suggested, I used the pour-over method with my Chemex.) This coffee is just plain yummy. Verve suggests looking for flavors of cherry, grenadine, and fudge, but for me, this coffee is very chocolatey. It’s one of those coffees that’s interesting and comforting at the same time.
Cafecito Organico Roi Farm AB (8 oz.) – Value ?
This month’s second bag is a Kenyan coffee from LA’s Cafecito Organico that’s not currently available for sale online. (Note that this bag does, as expected, contain 8 oz. despite the 12 oz. marked on the label.)
Cafecito Organico purchases beans directly from farmers and believes in providing fair wages for growers. They started out roasting in a garage, but the company has since grown to the point where their coffee is stocked across Southern California.
The tasting notes include mandarin, blackberry, and brown sugar, and I think this coffee definitely exhibits those characteristics. It’s bright and a little sweet, with a flavor that reminds me of dark berries. It’s pretty complex, but it’s not at all overwhelming or inaccessible. I really like it.
Verdict: I’ve been reviewing BOXO for quite a while now, and it’s become one of the subscriptions that I look forward to most each month. I love trying new coffees from roasters across the country, and BOXO’s curation is fantastic. Month after month, they manage to seek out and send delicious, interesting coffee that never ceases to impress me. Since one of the coffees I received this month isn’t available online, I’m not able to come up with an accurate value estimate; however, I’m thrilled with both of the coffees that I received this month. It’s also a nice bonus that one of the bags was larger than usual!
What do you think of this month’s BOXO? Are you familiar with either of the roasters featured in this month’s box?