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BOXO Coffee Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2016

Nancy McNew
ByNancy McNewApr 28, 2016 | 2 comments

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BOXO is a subscription box that sends freshly roasted coffee beans to your doorstep every month.

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Each month Boxo travels to different cities across America to find the best roasters. Every box contains two bags of beans by two different roasters from the same city. You receive your beans within 5 days from the roaster pouring them.


I received the April box and the beans were roasted in North Carolina. This month the beans were roasted in the same state but different cities: Raleigh & Hillsborough, NC.

* Note: Make sure you have a coffee grinder available. I didn’t have one since I normally drink ground coffee from the bag, but luckily my dad had one I could borrow.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review post process to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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My box came with two 8 oz bags of coffee, a welcome card to Boxo, a description card detailing the two coffees, and a print.

The Subscription Box: BOXO

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)

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 20% off your first box!

Products: Freshly roasted coffee beans from various roasters across America.

Ships to: US only

Check out all of our BOXO reviews and the Coffee Subscription Box Directory for more coffee boxes!

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Boxo Coffee included a welcome card in the form of a postcard. The postcard is a cool change from a typical welcome card.

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I love how they left a handwritten note- makes it extra personal! I also like the big Boxo stamp.


Normal Human Arabica Abstracta print: estimated value- $4?

I love this print! It is so simple yet chic. I will keep this!

Boxo-print back

I like how the back of the print tells you where it was made and by who. The print from the last box was also made by Normal Human so I'm guessing the creators of Boxo have a good relationship with the owners, and are also from Kansas City since both the print & postcard came from there. Either way I have been a fan of the prints included so far!

There was a description card sent with detailed information about each coffee. I like how the card even shows you recommended brewing methods with the pictures in the left corner.

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This is the description for the Colombia Fondo Paez coffee.

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This is the description for the Nicaragua Selva Negra coffee.

Boxo-colombia coffee

Larry's Coffee Colombia Fondo Paez: $14.19 for 12 oz. bag

Colombia Fondo Paez is grown by the Paez, an indigenous group with full control of their ancestral land in Colombia and roasted by Larry's Coffee. This is one of the strongest coffees I have ever smelled/tasted and I am not complaining! I love a good strong coffee. I tried this coffee first because I absolutely love the colorful packaging and photo on the front of the bag. To me the packaging instantly draws you in. I like this coffee so much that half the bag is already gone. I could taste the walnut and hints of chocolate in it. According to the description card the coffee has notes of walnut, tropical fruits and cocoa aftertaste.

Boxo-columbia back

I love the quote included on the back of the bag-very true. Bonus: the coffee is Certified Organic by QCS.

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Columbia Fondo Paez beans

Boxo-Nica coffee

Joe Van Gogh Nicaragua Selva Negra: $13.99 for 12 oz. bag

Nicaragua Selva Negra's origin is in Matagalpa, Nicaragua and roasted by Joe Van Gogh. I found it interesting that this coffee is produced by a family on their farm in Matagalpa- pretty cool! I really enjoyed this coffee too. It has a wonderful smell and I could taste the caramel aka delicious! According to the description card there are notes of citrus, apple and caramel.

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Nicaragua Selva Negra beans

Verdict: I enjoyed this box from BOXO! I love getting to try new coffee without the  hassle or footwork required to discover new coffee brands. I estimate the total value of this box to be at $32.18 so it was only a few dollars higher in value than the purchase price. I would like to see the value increase on this sub, but I also understand that they include good quality beans and that comes with a cost. In all I was pleased with the coffee & print chosen this month. I think any coffee connoisseur would enjoy this subscription!

What did you think of this month’s BOXO? Which coffee was your favorite?

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Nancy McNew
Nancy McNew
Nancy discovered the world of subscription boxes once she came across My Subscription Addiction in early 2013 and signed up for a few. She is a lover of all things fashion, weenie dogs, the 70s and unique finds in subscription boxes.

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The value of this box needs to improve big time. You gave values for 12oz bags of coffee when BOXO only gives you 8oz per bag, so the value is even worse. I get that it’s curated and 2 different roasters, but $29 for 16oz of coffee is madness to me.

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Derek K

Hey Lara,
Thank you for the feedback, we would also like to mention that shipping is included in our price, so there’s no hidden costs anywhere.

That being said, we do agree, and hope to be able to offer price reductions as we grow. We aim for the beans to go from roasted to your door in under a week, which requires us to incur heavy costs for speedy shipping.

Our goal is to provide adventure to coffee drinkers – letting you explore the varieties of coffee that are grown around the world, and roasted around the USA.

Thanks for the review Nancy, and the feedback Lara.

-Derek, Founder Boxo.coffee

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