We’re really getting down to the wire here, which is one reason why subscription boxes make great last minute gift ideas. You can tell the recipient that the gift will be in the mail… and it literally will be! The recipient will never know that you maybe put off purchasing their gift until the last minute.
One box that anyone who NEEDS their coffee each morning but is perhaps a bit of a coffee snob will love is Bean Box. Each month Bean Box sends out four samples of coffee from award-winning small-batch roasters in Seattle. Yeah, Seattle. Coffee capital of the world. Home of Starbucks. Where people go to drink coffee. I love Seattle, but Bean Box makes it a whole lot easier to enjoy their coffee scene without needing to pay for an extended visit.
Each Bean Box comes with four 1.8 oz bags of coffee inside. You should get around four cups of coffee out of each bag of beans depending on the strength you prefer your coffee and the brewing method you use. Overall that means each Bean Box will ship with enough beans for approximately 16 cups of coffee.
The box I received included coffee from four different roasters. What I loved is that each bag had a description of the coffee, as well as tasting notes provided by Bean Box. I love coffee but I cannot say I’m a coffee connoisseur by any means, so it was nice being provided with some direction as to what to look for while sipping (or guzzling, as I’m prone to doing each morning).
The whole bean coffee is shipped within 48 hours of roasting to ensure maximum freshness. As this is whole bean, you or the recipient of this box will need to have a coffee grinder. (Idea: You could give the recipient a coffee grinder as a gift with a note that a subscription to Bean Box will soon be on the way.)
A Bean Box containing four coffee samples costs as little as $17 per month with a year-long subscription and ships for free within the United States. Alternatively, you can opt to have a full bag of surprise coffee beans shipped to your door each month for $20.
Bean Box is a great way to try out new coffees from small-batch roasters, and at less than $1 per cup (accounting for shipping), the price isn’t bad at all! This would make a great gift for others or a wonderful treat for yourself!
Disclosure: I was provided with a box for the purpose of a review but all opinions expressed above are my own!