Coffee Crate is a monthly subscription box that specializes in sending coffee from North Carolina roasters.
Each month you’ll receive three 4-ounce bags of the best roasts that North Carolina has to offer. To guarantee the freshest beans possible, each sample is roasted within one week of delivery. In addition to the coffee itself, you’ll also receive brewing tips, tasting notes, and sometimes even a sweet treat.
Subscriptions are $29/month or less with multi-month commitments. US shipping is included.
Let’s see what’s in the August 2015 Coffee Crate!
Everything was shipped in a brown box stamped with the Coffee Crate logo.
A peek inside.
All of the samples were wrapped in a large piece of burlap to protect them on their journey.
An info card gives some background on each of the roasts included in August’s box.
There were also some handy tips on how to brew the perfect cup of coffee.
PennyCup Coffee Co Yirgacheffe FTO – This Ethiopian coffee is certified fair trade and organic. It’s a light roast with notes of floral, lemon, and bergamot. It’s an in-house favorite at their Asheville shop.
Boquette Mountain Coffee Guatemala Brazil Roast – Wow! This sounds like a really complex roast… The info card describes it as starting out with a smokey, chocolatey aroma and slight apple flavor. It’s then followed up with a creamy chocolate caramel and finishes with a hint of vanilla.
Black Powder Roasting Co One-Eyed Jack – This is a blend of both Indonesian and African organic coffee beans. It has dark chocolate notes throughout and finishes creamy and smooth. I have a feeling this will be my favorite of all three. Sometimes simple is best. (And chocolate. Chocolate is always best.)
Coffee Crate is clearly an ideal subscription for anyone looking to try out new regional roasts on a monthly basis. The inclusion of organic, fairly traded beans is definitely a plus too.
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.