Subscription Service Review: Match Made Coffee!

img_5130I have often thought that it would be nice to be able to get to know new foods and drinks through the “subscription service” model; I even tried it once when my sister gave me a free trial of Blue Apron. The use of exotic ingredients like watermelon radishes and spices that are outside my norm, like harissa, made me feel like I had a better grasp on what’s available to me as a cook.

One thing I hadn’t seen, however, was a coffee subscription box – it makes sense, because coffee can be roasted, sealed and shipped quite easily (no need for the big ice packs they use in food subscription boxes), and coffee roasteries have a special fingerprint and access to many single-origin coffees. There has also grown up a lot of interest in supporting fair-trade organizations that make coffee sustainably without polluting or degrading environments around the world where the richest coffee is grown.

Enter Match Made Coffee – I got to know them because one of their founders is an active WP blogger! This community never ceases to amaze me. I chatted with him and he agreed to let me try out their first shipment box and share with you all about it! The first shipment contains a beautiful coffee-holding wooden box, with 3 bags of coffee and 3 snack samples to pair with those coffees! The wrapping is decadent and contains the Match Made Coffee seal. You can get the coffees whole bean or ground.

A lot of people who don’t buy small-roastery coffee will probably see the $29.99 a month tag as steep, but I can ensure you that I have frequently spent 14-18 dollars per pound to get coffee from a place I’m travelling to bring back for husband – it’s a lovely gift that travels easily and makes my suitcase smell AMAZING. The coffees in Match Made’s boxes are smaller – will make a 12 cup pot or a couple french presses or half a dozen rounds with your pour-over, it seems – but given the fact that they amount to 3-9 little “coffee breaks” each time you get a shipment,  with new flavors that you don’t have to locate and purchase yourself, it really becomes a curated, reasonable deal. For a pour-over of a single-origin cup of coffee in a shop, most places charge between 3 and 4 dollars. If you make these at home, you really aren’t losing out, and as I’ve often said in posts like The Ritual of Slow Coffee, coffee at home can actually be even more delectable.

For the next few days, I’m going to discuss the coffees in this box so that you can hear about each one for yourself, but to check them out more in-depth and sign up, the link is www.matchmadecoffee.com – enjoy!

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9 comments on “Subscription Service Review: Match Made Coffee!

  1. Gevalia Coffee used to have a subscription service for their coffees for many years. I used to enjoy it when I drank a lot more coffee. I only drink maybe one cup a day or less now of coffee and enjoy a lot more herbal teas.

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  2. This is a great idea for a subscription service! An excellent way to expand your coffee tastes and also a lovely gift for a friend. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I so look forward to what promises to be caffeine porn. Please let us know what works and what does not!

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  5. smcwriter says:

    I love subscription boxes! I used to get a makeup bag but I’d love to get a food one for the same reasons as you.

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  6. Kimberley DeLauro says:

    So glad to hear you enjoyed your box! 🙂

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  7. Alex Moen says:

    Nice pictures, and great explanation of everything.

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  8. Sounds incredibly tastey! Why don’t coffee shops cash in on these sort of “limited time” roasts and flavors?

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