Coffee has gained in popularity over recent years and is now the nation’s most popular hot drink. Many of us are unable to start the day without a cup of coffee to wake us up. Coffee shops have become popular, people often stop in to buy a cup on the way to work. It is nice to have a choice of different blends to try. If you know someone who loves coffee and are looking for a perfect Christmas gift then the coffee subscription service from Union Hand-Roasted Coffee may be what you are looking for. CoffeeClub delivers a regular supply of the worlds best coffees direct to your door, helping you to discover the world of coffee. You will learn about the origins of coffee, the different flavours and the best way to brew it.
Recently I was sent some of the coffee from the subscription service to try out. I was sent two different things, a pack of the coffee that would be delivered as part of the subscription service and also the discovery pack. The discovery pack allows you to try the service without signing up. It contains four different types of coffee to help you identify which flavours of coffee you like. These typify the four flavour categories: Chocolate and Caramel, Floral and Citrus, Fruit, and Nuts and Spice, and an instruction booklet to guide you through the tasting or ‘cupping’ process. It also contains a pack of coffee filters.
The booklet is interesting and gives a good insight into what to look out for in the coffee flavours. Once you know what you are looking for you can taste the flavours in the coffee and decide which you like. The tasting pack costs £5 but if you decide you then want to go on and take out a subscription you can get the cost back with your first order.
- Standard – £14.95 per delivery for two 200g packs of speciality coffee or
- Premium – £20.95 per delivery for two 200g packs of fine and rare coffee.
You can choose from over 30 coffees with a variety of blends, single origin coffee or exciting microlot coffee from all over the world. When you set up your subscription you can choose to pick the exact coffee you want delivered, pick certain flavours or allow the roastmaster to surprise you with their favourite coffee. You can also choose the roast strength and choose if you want whole beans or ground coffee delivered. Finally you choose how often you want the delivery, weekly, fortnightly or monthly. The coffee comes in a small parcel and fits neatly though the letterbox and the subscription can be cancelled, paused or changed at any time.
Union coffees all use 100% Arabica beans and score 84+ on the Q-grade scale which is used to assess coffee quality. To be classes as a speciality coffee it has to score 80+. The beans are roasted in small batches in Unions East London Roastery to give them their flavour and freshness.
I know that my mum and dad would love this service and am thinking of getting them a subscription for Christmas. If you want to get more adventurous with coffee at home this is a good way to get started. To find more information and discover a world of extraordinary coffee please visit www.unionroasted.com/coffeeclub
For other gift ideas have a look at the The Beautiful Book Company Gifting Service which allows you to send books every month to a person who loves reading.
Do you like coffee? Would you try a subscription service like this?