Barista Coffee Box Review + Giveaway | September 2016

barista coffee box review
Barista Coffee Box is a monthly whole bean coffee subscription box that sends you a package with 4 different 2 ounce packages of coffee from one new roaster a month. Each box is $20 and if you’d like to receive more than one roaster you can upgrade to 2 boxes for $40
*product was received free for review

Check out the unboxy box video

Here’s the Box Breakdown
first look inside barista coffee subscription box
Our first glimpse inside the Barista Coffee Box. We really love the packaging!
what's in the barista coffee box
Everything that we received in our Barista Coffee Box. We love the inserts that explain each coffee and everything is packaged just beautifully!

Okay, so what is all this stuff?

Our box inserts that tell us about each type of coffee that we received and about Oceana Coffee the featured roaster for this month!
ethiopian coffee
A 2014 African Harvest of the Year Winner and many other acclaims for this coffee! A fantastic example of naturally processed Ethiopian. Suggested brewing method was a Chemex (we have drip only). A light roast, the flavor profile uses adjectives like sumptuous, and intricate flowers to describe this one! 
mexico chiapas
This medium roast is organic and fair trade certified. Great when drip brewed (which is perfect for us). With tasting notes of milk chocolate and roasted almonds – it sounds like a dream!
sumatra mandheling grade 1
Sumatran coffee is one of our favorites. We fancy ourselves a medium roast lover and while Sumatran errs a little to the dark side it’s so smooth and tasty we just LOVE it! The tasting notes to this one are a full body syrupy mouthfeel and sweet stone fruits.
india monsooned malabar
This was the MOST intriguing coffee that we received. Firstly this is Oceana Coffee’s only dark roast and it promises to lack the bitterness that typically accompanies dark roasts. The notes on this one are earthy, cedar, pipe tobacco sweetness and leather. If you aren’t intrigued yet you should know that this is processed by monsoon… we didn’t realize that was a thing but now that we’ve read it we get how this is a delicate more mild dark roast!

Okay, okay we’ve told you what we received but how is the coffee?

You know we started out with the Monsooned Malabar! 
The coffee beans were so fresh you could still see the oil on them… yum! 
The smell was incredible and it only got better once we ground the coffee up!
The blurriness in the photo is steam… this coffee didn’t last any longer. Absolutely fantastic! Perfectly balanced and a great coffee to drink if you’re a round the clock coffee drinker!

So in summary

We look for three things in a subscription box; quality, curation, and presentation. The Barista Coffee Box is a great new way to find not only new coffees but also new roasters. We learned something new with this box and we worked in a coffee shop so that’s saying something! The presentation is awesome – everything comes excellently packaged and arrives exactly as it should. The quality is impeccable  – Barista Coffee Box is sourcing only the best. And the curation… um? EXCELLEN?! Seriously, we love that we received a couple favorites but also something new and different! 

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