KaffeBox October 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 box stamped with the Kaffe Box logo.

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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 250g box (with one coffee) for our review.

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This large product information card elaborates on the coffee variety in the Kaffe Box and the company that is this month’s featured roaster, La Cabra Coffee Roasters.

“La Cabra Coffee is an award-winning micro roastery in Aarhus, Denmark.  Home of five national champions.

We believe specialty coffee is not about the grand gestures, but about small and beautiful things done well. Whether it is a heavy sweet natural Brazilian or a crisp acidic washed Yirgacheffe from Ethiopia, we will always aim for brightness. We can do this because we are choosing to roast only the best coffees available to us, and this is a long journey, one we are honored to be taking part in. We’re combining the knowledge of producers, agronomists, chemists, engineers, roasters, and bariasts to innovate and understand the complexity of coffee. The purpose is that, when you drink the right cup of coffee you can taste that it took an insatiable curiosity and the uttermost passion in the making. Roasting should be done in the slightest and should serve only to reveal and brighten up the characteristics of the coffee varietal we are working with.”

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This month’s coffee comes from the Karimikui Factory in Kirinyaga, Kenya.

“The Karimikui Factory was established in 1966 and rests on a 6 acre piece of land. The rich red volcanic soil along with temperature year round ranging between 13C to 24C is ideal for growing coffee. The long term goal for the Karimikui Factory is to establish a transparent relationship with the smallholder farmer, helping to support a sustained industry growth in Kenya, whilst bringing premium quality to their customers and premium prices to the farmers. We have paid 353% over the market value for this coffee (6.58 $/lb FOB).”

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The back of the box was emblazoned with the La Cabra (it means “the goat”) logo. I die at the cuteness. I think it’s looking at me…

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They are very poetic about their coffee…

“We also share a sense that coffee is not about absolutes, but a world of undreamt possibilities.”

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Inside the box, the coffee was sealed in a vacuum bag to preserve the coffee’s freshness as it crossed the ocean to get to us.

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The coffee is varietals SL 28 & SL 34.  It was grown at an altitude of 1650 masi and processed using the washed method. The washed method leaves lots of silverskin (the white pieces you see) on the beans and usually makes for a fruitier flavored coffee.

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The taste profile for this coffee was lemon, cane juice, and black currant. I really noted the lemon flavor in the coffee, it wasn’t a bitter lemon, but more reminiscent of a sweet fresh squeezed lemonade. The coffee had a sweet finish a full body. I sat out in the grass in my front yard in the cool fall weather and enjoyed it black. (I usually require cream and sugar.) It was a very good cup of coffee.

Kaffe Box knows coffee. Their subscription box offers fairly traded coffees from the finest Norwegian micro roasters and their included worldwide shipping makes them accessible to the world. So, sitting in my front yard in the South of the United States I can enjoy an impeccable cup of coffee from a little roastery in Aarhus, Denmark called La Cabra.  It’s a good life.

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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