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MistoBox Coffee Subscription Box Review – August 2016

Lindsey Morse
ByLindsey MorseAug 22, 2016 | 3 comments


1 overall rating
1 Ratings | 0 Reviews

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 Cost: 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: US

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Information about my coffee pick for this month came printed on a sticker on the inside of the box.


Onyx Coffee Lab Colombia La Plata (12 oz.)- $16.50

I’ve never tried coffee from Onyx Coffee Lab before. This is my first box from MistoBox, and I’m delighted that it includes coffee from a new-to-me roaster!

This coffee was grown in the Huila region of Columbia (between 1,600- 1,850 meters above sea level).


Onyx Coffee Lab is based in Arkansas and aims to roast every coffee in a way that best brings out the coffee’s unique tasting notes.


The bag is hand labeled with a roast date.


How awesome is the sugar skull on the bottom of the bag? A+ for packaging!


My preference is for lightly roasted beans that suit drip brewing, and this coffee is a perfect fit. From MistoBox: “This coffee is perfect for brewing as drip to enjoy the mellow, balanced cup with notes of pecan, vanilla bean and soft lemon zest acidity.”


This coffee is smooth and a little sweet— a perfect morning brew!

MistoBox invites you to rate and review every coffee you receive to help them improve their curation. I rated this coffee a 4/5. I’m greatly enjoying it (and I’ll definitely finish the bag), but I don’t think I love it enough to order more.

Verdict: This is my first shipment from MistoBox, and I really enjoyed my first coffee! It’s great that MistoBox allows you to select your preferred roast, types of coffee, and shipping schedule, and I love that every subscriber is assigned a “coffee curator” who personalizes every shipment. In terms of value, I paid $18.99 and I received about $16.50 worth of coffee. Considering that I’d need to pay shipping if I ordered this coffee myself, I’m happy with the value.

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"The mission at MistoBox is simple: we want to make it easy to discover the world’s best coffee. We search high and low for the most talented roasters, then we’ll send you coffee based on your preferences so you’ll love each cup. Receive one 12 oz bag of fresh whole bean or ground coffee as often... read more.

Lindsey Morse
Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker, cold brew coffee addict, and rosé aficionado who loves writing about food and wine. When she’s not sharing her love of subscription boxes with the world, you’ll find her in the podcasting studio, perfecting her cake decorating techniques, or cursing her way through the New York Times daily crossword puzzle. 

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Our son obtained this subscription for us last Christmas. Since then, we have received the same odd tasting coffee month after month in different bags. Undrinkable. A sample description of the flavor: “notes of peach nectar, honeysuckle, fudge brownie, toasted almond and thick dollops of plum molasses”. I do not know why coffee is not a noted flavor and it certainly does not taste like coffee. The last three shipments were thrown in the trash unopened.

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I’ve been getting MistoBox for a while (probably about a year and a half) and have been very pleased. Quick, simple shipping with notification and the coffee is always really good and fresh (I can’t remember exactly what I selected, but I know I specified dark roast somewhere in there). Since I would have purchased coffee anyway, I consider this a ‘necessity’ box and not a treat. They also let me pause my subscription while I was moving. I haven’t seen the Shark Tank episode, but now I’m excited to!

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This company was featured on a “Shark Tank” themed episode on “The View” this morning. If someone is considering a subscription, the owners and their investor Mark Cuban go into detail on how they got where they are – would be worth finding the clip online. I don’t drink coffee and neither does my husband, but I was very impressed by the owners and their business model.

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