KaffeBox is a coffee subscription that sends the best specialty coffee from Scandinavia’s top micro-roasteries.
Each month, a different type of coffee is sent from a different roaster, allowing subscribers to sample a wide variety of beans from top roasters in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
Coffee is never more than a day or two post-roast when it’s sent, and shipments to the US take approximately 4-8 days to arrive.
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: KaffeBox
The Cost: $19 USD for 250 g., approximately. (For US orders, 250 g. of coffee costs 159 kr per month. Subscriptions for larger quantities of coffee are also available and bring down the per-bag cost.)
The Products: Specialty coffee from Scandinavia’s top micro-roasteries.
Ships to: Worldwide! (Shipping costs vary based on destination.)
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KaffeBox includes a leaflet that provides information about the month’s featured roaster.
Solberg & Hansen Yeni Ramos (250 grams)- 199 kr (approximately $29.26 USD)
This month, I received two coffees from from Norway’s Solberg & Hansen. The first is from Colombian’s Hulia region.
I was pretty desperate for a coffee when this box arrived, so I brewed up a pot right away. I used my new Chemex, which I recently received in Bespoke Post’s Bloom box. It makes fantastic coffee, and I’m absolutely in love with it! (If you haven’t seen it already, make sure to check out Andy’s fantastic Bloom review!)
This coffee is outstanding— it’s silky, dynamic, and really delicious. The taste is complex and enjoyable, and I picked out flavors of berries and cocoa. Since this box arrived, I’ve been reaching for this coffee more than anything else in my coffee cabinet right now.
Solbery & Hansen Jule Kaffe (250 g.)- 115 kr. (approximately $12.50 USD)
The second coffee in this shipment is a Christmas coffee. (Yay! I love seasonal beverages!) Before I get to the coffee itself, though, can we talk about how cute this packing is? I absolutely love the festive design!
The beans for this coffee were grown in the Tazarus region of Costa Rica, and unlike some holiday coffees, this one contains no additional flavorings. Instead, Solberg & Hansen picked out a coffee that naturally exhibits flavors that are associated with the holiday season: sweet caramel, orange, cherry, and apple.
The beans are a nice, even, medium brown color.
The first thing I noticed about this coffee is that it tastes very roasty and toasty. It’s rich and well balanced, and the flavor is bold and tasty. In addition to the flavors mentioned above, I also thought this coffee tasted a little bit like roasted nuts. Tasty!
Verdict: I love coffee and I enjoy discovering new roasters, so I always have a lot of fun with KaffeBox. I think KaffeBox offers a unique opportunity to sample high-quality beans from Scandinavia, and I love that every shipment inspires me to learn a little bit more about Scandinavian culture and geography. I’m also regularly impressed by the design and packaging of the coffee I receive. (It’s true that Scandinavian design is impeccable!) Most importantly, the coffee is reliably delicious. This month, I thought both coffees were great, and I really like that KaffeBox included a seasonal coffee with festive packaging. In terms of value, I received 500 g. of Norwegian coffee for $29, which I’m happy with!
What do you think of KaffeBox?