Driftaway Coffee Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2017
Driftaway Coffee is a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly coffee subscription that delivers new and different coffees based on your tasting feedback.
Every subscription begins with a “tasting kit,” which is what we’ll be reviewing today ($8.00). Unlike the standard subscription boxes, which contain just one type of coffee, this box contains four bags of delicious coffee, at two ounces each. After you receive this kit (which counts as your first month of the service), you’ll start receiving just one coffee per box and be charged the full subscription cost.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Driftaway Coffee
The Cost: The initial tasting kit is $8.00, then there are various options that include receiving 7 ($12), 11 ($16), or 32 ($34) ounces either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. See plan details here.
COUPON: Get 10% off a gift subscription, gift card, or coffee accessories with code MSA
The Products: 4, 2 oz. bags come in the Tasting Kit. The ongoing subscription contains a 7, 11, or 32 oz. bag based on your size preference.
Ships to: US
Good to know: Whole beans only, works with any brewer and shipped within 12 hours of roasting!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Driftaway Coffee includes a few note cards in your first shipment. The cards noted above describe how to rate the coffees in your sampler kit after you’ve tried them all.
These cards note how to brew “the perfect cup” along with some information on the company.
Let’s take a look at what I received in my sample kit!
Mexico Comon Yaj Noptic Co-Op
This coffee is noted as “Bold” with toffee, dark chocolate, and almond flavors. It’s a darker bean and once brewed, the coffee was quite dark, which matched the strength – This is bolder taste than I’m used to, but not in a bad way. The coffee is very flavorful and out of the 3 flavor notes that this is described with, the chocolate is coming through the most (no complaints on that!).
Costa Rica Deredia Co-Op De Caficultores De Heredia
This coffee’s flavoring is noted to have caramel, dark chocolate and cherry and is a “Classic” profile; I’m usually drawn to lighter roasts such as this. Once brewed, the strength wasn’t too strong or bitter and the cherry flavoring really stood out, which was a nice flavor change from what I’m used to – I really enjoyed this blend!
Honduras La Pas Co-Op Raos
This blend’s profile is under “Balanced”, which is described as a balance between “chocolate and fruity notes”. The flavor notes in this blend are chocolate, lemon, and winey, all of which are flavors I like outside of coffees, so I was sure to like this one! Once brewed, the wine and lemon notes were very apparent both in the taste and in the smell – another winner!
Kenya Nyeri Karogoto Tekangu Farmers Co-Op
This blend’s profile is “Fruity” and has lime, white grapefruit, and honey flavor notes. I’ve never had a fruity coffee before, so I was pretty excited to try this one out! The smell and overall taste of this blend is absolutely delicious and probably my favorite in the kit. The roast, once brewed, is very light like the bean and similar to what I look for in my perfect cup – I love it!
Verdict: This was my first experience with Driftaway Coffee and boy am I impressed. All the blends were extremely fresh and very tasty! I’ve always been drawn to a more “basic” cup of coffee in my day-to-day drinking, but this was a great treat and a nice experience to try some new blends. I can confidently say that I love “fruity” and “balanced” coffees and will be looking for those moving forward.
The price of the sampler kit ($8 + free shipping) is a great way to test out and see what kind of blends you enjoy and is a very fair price. The full priced shipments can get a little on the pricier side, but if you ration them out to the bi-weekly or monthly shipments; this would be a great “treat yourself” cup!
What do you think Driftaway Coffee and the flavors I received in my sampler kit?