EcoCups is a new subscription box that sends you a monthly selection of environmentally responsible single serve coffee pods.
Each box will include an assortment of 15 gourmet coffee pods from around the globe. As you sample through the different varieties each month, you’re helping to define your preferences for future boxes. All of the pods work with Keurig and Keurig 2.0 brewers and are 100% compostable. Sample roasts can include Venetian Reserve, Imperial Blend, 100% Columbian, East Coast Roast, Deep Water Dark Roast, Deluxe European Roast, Columbian Swiss Water, Lighthouse Roast, Inca Trail, Breakfast Supreme, and more.
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.
Subscriptions are $9.99/month (plus $6.99 shipping), or less with multi-month commitments. — For a limited time, you can save 15% on your first box with coupon code “WELCOME15“!
Let’s see what’s in the March 2017 EcoCups box!
Everything was packed into a solid black box with an EcoCups logo on top.
Aw, thanks coffee box! 😉
A peek inside.
An info card listed the 3 featured blends for March, along with brief descriptions for each one. There was also a breakdown of the pods themselves and how they differ from conventional coffee pods (namely, that they’re 100% compostable!).
Melitta European Deluxe Roast (5 pods)
Melitta’s European Deluxe Roast is a darker roast of their Traditional Blend, resulting in a medium dark roast with a bold European flavor. (Yes, I borrowed that from the info card. 😉 ) I’m awful at describing coffee, but this definitely had a very distinct taste. I guess it’s the whole “European”-ness of it? We’ll go with that. 😉
Here’s a look at the pod itself. — A lot less packaging than traditional K-cups. (Although now I’m wondering about the eco-friendliness of the individual pouches these come in. Hmm…)
Club Coffee Imperial Blend (5 pods)
A medium, full-bodied roast with a smooth, distinct flavor. I Googled around to find more information about this particular blend/brand, but no such luck.
Jumping Bean Deep Water Dark (5 pods)
This fair trade, organic coffee features a rich body and distinctive, spicy flavor. The dark roast is perfect for lovers of rich, bold coffee.
A few hard candies were also included along with the pods. — Two mints and a Lifesaver.
I have quite the addiction to coffee pods, so I really enjoyed my first EcoCups box. I liked getting to sample a few different brands/blends at once, with the added bonus of all the pods being 100% compostable. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can save 15% on your first box with coupon code “WELCOME15“!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome