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 ($16.00). 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.)
About Driftaway Coffee
The Subscription Box: Driftaway Coffee
The Cost: The initial tasting kit is $16.00, then there are various options that include receiving 7 ($12), 11 ($16), 16 ($18), or 32 ($34) ounces either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Free USPS First Class shipping.
COUPON: Get 50% off your Tasting Kit (regularly $16) with code MSA50!
The Products: 4, 2 oz. bags come in the Tasting Kit. The ongoing subscription contains a 7, 11, 16, 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!
Driftaway Coffee Tasting Kit April 2018 Review
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 type of blends they offer.
Let’s take a look at what I received in my tasting kit!
CNR | Colombia La Union Reserva
This coffee is noted as “balanced” with flavor notes of red currant, honey, and chocolate! I've never had these flavors in a cup of coffee before, but the smell and taste are really great! The bean is a lighter brown than I'm used to and once brewed, the coffee is, too.
The flavors are on the sweeter side; mainly because of the honey and chocolate, but in no way am I complaining - This stuff is delicious!
GLG | Guatemala Sa Pedro La Laguna
This coffee’s flavor notes are cherry, cocoa, and cola (yes, cola!) and is under the "classic" profile. I've never had cola flavoring in a coffee before, so I was very intrigued to try this one! Once brewed, the cocoa and cherry really came, not so much the cola.
Overall, I really like this one. I wouldn't normally buy this flavor in a store, so the tasting kit is a perfect way for me to test out new and exciting blends!
MKS | Mexico Finca Kassandra Pacamara
This coffee flavor profile is under "bold" and has notes of cherry, peanut, and cocoa. This one is very bold and I really like it - The cherry and cocoa really come out the most and there are no complaints from this on my end. I usually tend to like lighter blends, but this one may be my favorite in the whole kit this month!
RKB | Rwanda Kibirizi
This blend’s profile is under "fruity" and has flavor notes of lime soda (what?!), butter cookie, and peach. The flavors really came through, especially the lime and peach once brewed and the smell was AMAZING. If you like sweeter coffees and don't use any creamers or sugar like me than this one is definitely for you!
GLG | Guatemala Sa Pedro La Laguna - BIG BONUS BAG!
This is such a great surprise! Driftaway added a VERY large size of the cherry, cocoa, cola blend this month - this is great because I really enjoyed this blend - I hope they continue to do surprises like this in the future!
Verdict: I continue to be impressed with every shipment from Driftaway Coffee! All blends were very fresh and each tastier than the next! I appreciate that they send so many different blends, letting you experience different kinds of coffee's than you'd normally buy. I keep finding a new favorite in every shipment!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Your coffee should ship a few days after you place your order to receive the starter kit!
Coupon - Get 50% off your Tasting Kit (regularly $16) with code MSA50!
Value Breakdown: The Tasting Kit is $16 + free shipping, making each bag of coffee $3.20!
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What do you think Driftaway Coffee and the flavors I received?