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Sudden Coffee Subscription Review + Free Trial Offer – July 2018

Sudden Coffee is a monthly instant coffee box featuring single-origin beans brewed with a revolutionary method, freeze-dried in small batches, and sustainably packaged to withstand a 6-month shelf life.

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This concept was founded in San Francisco in 2015 by Kalle Freese, ranked the 9th best barista in the world at that time and Josh Zloof, a McKinsey trained techie with a culinary obsession.

There are four levels of subscription available. You can select your frequency (anywhere between delivering every 1 to every 6 months):

  • 8 cups for $22
  • 16 cups for $44
  • 24 cups for $66
  • 32 cups for $88

This review is for the $22 per month, 8-cup subscription of medium roast coffee.

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.)

Sudden Coffee July 2018 review

About Sudden Coffee

The Subscription Box: Sudden Coffee

The Cost: $22.00-$88.00 + free US shipping

COUPON: Get a free trial kit! (plus $3.00 shipping). No coupon needed - just use this link.

The Products: 4 to 32 single serving (8-10 oz. cups) of instant coffee in your choice of medium or light roast.

Ships to: the US for free and Canada for $10.00

Good to know: Coffee is shipped 3-5 days after your order is placed. A new brew is offered each quarter.

Sudden Coffee Subscription Review July 2018

This quarter Sudden Coffee is featuring the Mzuzu Union (pronounced mug-zu-su), which is a self-owned co-op of smallholder coffee farmers.

There was an insert that included some additional information about the Mzuzu Union (like the fact that 25% of the owners are women!) and tasting notes for this brew.

A fun little sticker was also included!

Mzuzu Single-Origin Instant Coffee, 8 cups

Tasting Notes: Lemon, Sugarcane, Dried Apricot

This coffee was roasted by Equator Coffees & Teas (a partner of Sudden Coffee, who also offers instant on their website for $3.25 each).   

This coffee was packaged in an adorable, portable, shelf-stable tube that included brewing directions. It was very easy to make – simply add the crystallized coffee into 8-10 oz. of hot water, stir, and enjoy.

So, I admit I was skeptical about trying instant coffee and went into it with the frame of mind that I may not like it. But, it smelled like coffee…it looked like coffee… and it tasted like coffee! Now, this medium blend is a bit more acidic than I typically prefer (I opt for darker roasts) and I had to add some sweetener and cream to drink it but I was pleasantly surprised. I even did the old switch-a-roo taste test on my husband, who was shocked that it was instant after I did the reveal!

Verdict: Sudden Coffee is a great product to have on hand, and opened my eyes up to the convenience of instant coffee. I travel for my “day job” and occasionally find myself in a pickle without enough time to grab a proper cup of coffee. This is definitely a product that I will keep in my laptop bag to have on hand whenever a pick-me-up is needed!   

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this blend is still available and should ship in 3-5 days from the time of your order.

Coupon – Use this link to get a free trial kit! (plus $3.00 shipping)

Value Breakdown: At $22.00 + free shipping, each of the 8 cups of coffee costs $2.75 per cup. This is about the price you’d pay for a similar cup of coffee at any of the leading coffee stores – so it seems pretty fair in the value department.

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Written by Colette Christian

Colette Christian

Colette’s subscription addiction started innocently enough with a few beauty boxes in 2013. As her life has evolved, so have her subscriptions – and some of her favorites now include boxes that cater towards lifestyle (Popsugar Must Have), pets (BarkBox), and children (Gap Outfit Box and Mac & Mia).

Posted in Coffee Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Sudden Coffee Reviews| Tags: sudden coffee | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. At $2.75 for a cup I really don’t see the appeal. Most coffee shops have $2 plain coffee in medium which is double the size of this. And no discount for buying the larger amounts?

    On your travels is it easier to find easy access for boiling water than a cheaper cup of coffee? In New York they charge for a cup of hot water so I’m honestly asking?

    • …yeah, i don’t see a value here, either…i like coffee, but, instant? for $2.75 a cup?


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