Blue Bottle Coffee is a whole-bean coffee subscription with multiple options to suit your coffee needs. Generally, you’ll get 12 oz of beans every other week for $17, or double your bag for an extra $11. They also offer half bag and triple bag subscriptions. The prices vary by a dollar or so depending on your coffee selections.
My most recent arrival was Bella Donovan, one of the many great blends offered by Blue Bottle. Subscribers can choose from among Origins, Blend, Espresso, or one of the 8 specialty subscriptions available, as well as change the frequency and amount of coffee to be received in each shipment. Each is produced from high-quality beans – it’s just a matter of what your taste preference is. Every bag includes the date on which it was roasted – this one was prepared on December 27, 2016.
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Blue Bottle Coffee‘s notes do a great job of laying out the growing conditions and peculiarities of each coffee. More than any other coffee subscription, Blue Bottle tries to capture the feel and essence of its coffees rather than declaring flavor notes with absolute authority.
Now I grind my beans by hand and then brew in a rench press for bold flavor and because I can make it stronger or weaker depending on my company. This bean smelled wonderful from bag to grinds to brewed and tasted just as wonderful. I loved the caramel hints and very much appreciated that I didn’t need to add any flavored creamer because of the already bold flavors, just milk and I was a happy caffeinated girl. I can’t wait to see what I get next!