KaffeBox September 2016 Subscription Box Review

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Kaffe Box is a monthly coffee subscription featuring select whole bean coffees from Scandinavia’s best micro-roasteries.  Each month, you receive 1-4 bags of beans from a different roaster.   The coffee is shipped to you no more than a day or two post roast.  The beans arrived in a envelope stamped with the Kaffe Box logo.


Kaffe Box offers four subscription options.  The price per bag drops as you order more.  The one bag (250g) subscription is $20 USD for a single origin specialty coffee.  With the rest of the options you receive two different coffees with each subscription.  The two bag (500g total) subscription is $17 USD (per bag), the three bag (750g) subscription is $16 USD (per bag), and the four bag (1kg) subscription drops the price to $15 USD per bag.  Worldwide shipping is included in this price!!

They also offer easy one click subscription cancellation so that you are in control and can easily place your subscription on hold or cancel entirely if you choose to.

We received the 500g box (with two coffees) for our review.

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This large product information card elaborates on the two coffee varieties in the Kaffe Box and the company that is this month’s featured roaster, Langora Coffee Roasters of Stjordal, Norway.  They are based out of a little red traditional storehouse in Stjordal.  “We select and purchase traceable specialty coffees, in season, with characteristic flavour profiles that excite us.  The quality of the coffee depends on factors such as region, terroir, variety and processing.  Together they contribute to form each coffee’s unique flavour.  Through the roasting process the team at Langora wish to highlight these characteristics, so that the natural flavours and aromas of the coffee are preserved.”


The first coffee variety from Langora Coffee Roasters was Burtukaana Ethiopia.  (I am thankful that I do not have to pronounce that for you.)  From the Guji region of Ethiopia this is a Guji Heirloom variety of coffee that is grown at an altitude of 2100MASL.  It was produced by Adola Washing Station and was harvested using the natural process.

The taste profile for this coffee is tropical fruit, strawberries, sweet and juicy.


The natural process used to process these beans has it’s roots in Ethiopia.  Although not as highly favored by most roasters as the more popular washed methods of processing, I think the natural process yields a coffee generally more to my liking.  The flavors seem to swirl and flow better.   The beans themselves tend to have less silver-skin attached and have a cleaner look.

This coffee had a sweet fruity taste akin to chocolate covered strawberries.  I really enjoyed this coffee.


The second coffee in the Kaffe Box was Wote Ethiopia again roasted by Langora Coffee Roasters.  This coffee is from the Gedeo, Yirgacheffe region and is the Yirgacheffe Heirloom variety.  It was produced by a Mr Mergya and processed using the Fully Washed method.

The flavor profile of this coffee is clean sweet cherries, citrus, and floral.


Although the Burtukaana was my favorite out of the two varieties, the Wote was not bad.  The coffee leaned heavily toward a cherry flavor to me, almost almondy, a kind of nutty sweetness.


The back of the bags were each printed with this information about the roaster (it’s basically the same as the information on the product card.)  Except, here they add the roast date for us and specify that the coffee is best if used within 4 to 6 weeks of this date.  We are well with that time frame, and the coffee was excellent!

Kaffe Box is a delightful Norwegian coffee subscription box that endeavors to supply you with the very best coffees from the very best Scandinavian roasters.  This is a high quality coffee subscription box.  The Kaffe Box subscription offers the chance to try the very best coffee beans, grown by superb growers, picked at the optimal time, processed with attention to detail and roasted by small batch roasters with an eye on perfection.  Rarely can you know who and how your coffee was processed in such detail.  So, try it and let me know if you can taste the difference?

What do you think of Kaffe Box?

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The Subscription: KaffeBox
The Description: KaffeBox is a monthly coffee subscription featuring the best specialty coffee from Scandinavia’s top roasters. Every month throughout the year we feature new coffee and roaster. The coffee roasters themselves select which coffees to send out – ensuring you only receive coffee the roasters themselves are truly proud of.
The Price: $17.00 per month
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