Thursday, 15 March 2012

kopi






It seems that receiving regular little boxes full of treats through the post can quickly become addictive. Graze boxes came along first, then it was beauty boxes and when I was recently offered a trial of Kopi, a new service delivering a package of gourmet coffee on a monthly basis, I jumped at the chance.

I love coffee, but it's something I have no knowledge about and I feel completely lost as I venture down the coffee aisle in the supermarket, so I tend to limit my coffee consumption to visiting cafes or abusing the cheap Costa at work. Kopi is great because the coffee is selected for you, it's a lot more special than what you'd find in the supermarket, and you receive a little booklet with lots of interesting information about the selected coffee of the month.

The coffee I sampled was a prize-winning coffee from Papua New Guinea, which is ranked among the top 10 in the world. The booklet described the coffee as strong and spicy, with virtually no bitterness and an earthy underdone. As someone who isn't a coffee expert, I was doubtful about whether I'd pick up on these notes but the coffee wasn't bitter and I could definitely pick up the earthiness. I really enjoyed it, and felt it was a lot fresher and fuller flavoured than I've had before.

A box of specialist coffee from Kopi contains 250g of coffee (fresh beans or pre-ground - your choice) which is enough for about 25 cups. It costs £9 per month, with the price dropping to £8 or £7 if you sign up for a 6 or 12 month subscription.

Whilst I really enjoyed sampling coffee a bit more fancier than my usual run of the mill Starbucks or Costa, I don't think I'd get through 25 cups of coffee per month at home to justify a monthly delivery, so Kopi is not something I can see myself subscribing to on a regular basis. I can see it being great for a coffee lover who spends a lot of time at home, or even as a gift subscription for a difficult to buy for relative.

Do you like coffee? What are your thoughts on Kopi and similar subscription services?
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10 comments

  1. This sounds perfect as a gift for my mum, she'd drink it in about a week!
    What an unusual idea though.

    xo

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  2. Thanks for the great review. We also do a 100g Weekender bag (10 cups) for £4.50 a month. More up your street perhaps?

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  3. Oh wow, I'd never heard of this service before, definitely sounds interesting - I'm the kind of person who drinks at least 2-3 cups at home per day so I'm sure I'd get through it haha xx

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  4. I love the idea of getting lil treats in the post im a tea drinking person tho :)

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  5. That sounds great! But I'm too attached to my Starbucks frappuccinos!

    - Olivia xx
    http://that-is-my-style.blogspot.com

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  6. What a great idea! I've never heard of this before!

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  7. I love this! I love coffee and I can imagine it being the perfect gift for coffee addicts! xxx

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  8. i'm a regular coffee drinker and i would like to try kopi someday.

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  9. i recieved my first graze box today actually & love it, i also have a fruit & veg box delivered from Abel & Cole which is awesome :) never thought about ordering coffee though , may give it a try :)

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