Nomad Coffee Club Subscription Box Review – January 2016
Nomad Coffee Club seeks out the best and freshest coffee from Canadian roasters and, once per month, sends it directly to your door.
Each shipment contains 8 oz. of whole bean coffee that’s been freshly roasted in Toronto, Canada.
Nomad Coffee Club sends a new single-origin coffee every month.
Nomad Coffee Club sent me this box at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how My Subscription Addiction reviews boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Nomad Coffee Club
The Price: $22 CAD (At the time of writing, $22 CAD = $15.79 USD.) Note: discounts are available with longer, pre-paid subscription plans.
The Products: The best and freshest coffee from Canadian roasters.
COUPON: Save $3 with code MYSA!
Ships to: Ships free to the US and Canada.
Nomad Coffee Club included a welcome card in my box.
On the back of the card, I found information about the coffee selected for this month’s box: Ethiopian Yirgacheffee grown by the Worka Cooperative. The tasting notes told me to expect flavors of coconut milk, apricot, and peaches.
Nomad Coffee Club also included brewing instructions for this coffee.
de Mello Palheta Coffee Roasters Ethiopian Worka (8 oz.)- $12 CAD ($8.57 USD)
Oddly, there wasn’t anything in the box (or on the packaging) about the coffee’s roaster. After an online search, I believe the coffee has been roasted by Toronto’s de Mello Palheta (the packaging and description match what I received from Nomad). At first, it seemed strange that the roaster wasn’t clearly identified, but it seems like de Mello Palheta has a light hand with their branding. Photos on their website show similar coffee packs that are labeled without their logo or brand name.
Also, FYI, the cost to order and ship this coffee directly from the roaster is $21 CAD ($12 CAD for 8 oz. + $9 CAD shipping).
The bag contained 8 oz. of beans. According to Nomad Coffee, this should be enough to brew 24-32 cups.
The beans were medium roasted, and they smelled great!
I brewed them according to the provided instructions, and I was really impressed. I’m not sure that I picked up on the flavors of coconut milk, apricot, and peaches, but I loved the rich complexity. Since the single-cup tasting, I’ve been using this in my drip coffee machine every morning, and I’m seriously tempted to order some more when I run out!
The Verdict: I’m very impressed with the beans sent by Nomad Coffee Club this month. They were fresh, delicious, and roasted just the way I like them! I do think it’s a little odd that Nomad didn’t include any information about the roaster, but it seems that’s due to the way the roaster packaged the beans, and I suspect it wouldn’t be a problem with most shipments. (In my experience, roasters are usually very good about branding their coffee!) In terms of value, the cost of the beans themselves falls short of the subscription cost, but, when you take shipping into consideration, it’s pretty much a wash. As an American coffee lover, I don’t often have the chance to try beans from Canadian roasters, so I appreciate that Nomad Coffee Club picks the best coffee Toronto has to offer and sends it out to their subscribers. (With free shipping to the US, no less!)
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