Monday, 13 November 2017

Blue Coffee Box: Review and Giveaway

Do I like coffee? No-I LOVE coffee! And with a blog name of Caffeinated Reactions that is no surprise. I won’t say how much I spend on average on cups of coffee a week because honestly it doesn’t bare thinking about. It’s worth it though so when the lovely guys from Blue Coffee Box contacted me to review their subscription service it was the easiest yes ever.

Did you know that 65% of people in the UK still drink instant coffee compared to 2% of people in Europe? Now I am not a coffee snob and there are some good tasting instant coffee but nothing compares to the fresh taste of roasted coffee and it doesn’t get any fresher with Blue Coffee Box.

Founded by coffee loving father and son duo Harvey and Jon Butt-Blue Coffee Box aims to provide speciality coffee to its members. Jon is an experienced entrepreneur whom during a trip to the USA he was introduced to the world of speciality coffee subscriptions. Harvey suggested starting a similar company here in the UK-helping him pay his way through university. This brought Blue Coffee Box to the world.

Based in the UK Blue Coffee Box is a subscription club for people who love coffee and want to be taken on a journey throughout the world of speciality coffee. Each blue box contains three bags of freshly roasted coffee complete with information cards about the origin and tasting notes. Every month three craft roasters are selected from the UK and the beans are hand roasted. Members can choose how their coffee is prepared: whole bean, ground for a cafetiere, drip or espresso. I chose ground for a cafetiere!

The membership costs £17.99 per month or if you opt for a 3, 6 or 12-month advance payment it costs a little less. It really is the perfect subscription for coffee lovers who want to expand their knowledge and discover new coffee. I was given coffee from Buenos Aires, Bolivia and Mexico. Each one tasted different but are absolutely delicious! I would share but I only have a one cup cafetiere…well that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

Harvey and Jon have been kind enough to give me and you lovely readers a coupon so you can try the amazing coffee for yourself. Just type CR912 during checkout which gives you £9 off your first Blue Coffee Box making it only £8.99. It can be applied to gift boxes or the longer subscriptions, too.

But wait there’s more!

In addition to all of this I am hosting a giveaway so that one lucky coffee lover can win a Blue Coffee Box for free. All you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter widget below anytime between now and 24/11/2017. The winner will be able to choose which type of coffee they would like-perfect for a Christmas gift or a little treat.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


- Giveaway only open to UK based entrants

- Entrants must be willing to submit address details to Blue Coffee Box (the prize will be sent direct from them)

- One winner will be chosen at random via the Rafflecopter widget

- Entrants under 18 must seek parental permission before entering

- Once drawn, the winner will be contacted via the email provided and have 7 days to respond. After this date, another winner will be drawn

- All entries will be moderated and duplicate, false or incomplete entries will be deleted

- The giveaway will run from 13/11/2017 to 24/11/2017

I was gifted a Blue Coffee Box in receipt of this review all opinions are my own

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  1. What a lovely idea. I can't imagine anything better than receiving delicious coffee through the post! Coffee would have to be the one thing that I couldn't live without.

    1. I know right!? And fresh coffee as well! Good luck with the comp!

  2. I also can't live without coffee! Your review has made me want to try it! Also what a nice idea for the give away! :)

  3. You know me - not a fan of coffee, but I know a few people who’d love to win this! :)

  4. Awesome!! I love coffee, used to drink it all the time.

  5. I am a coffee lover as well, this sounds like an amazing gift. Too bad I cannot enter the give-away! (I'm in the U.S.)

  6. how cool - getting coffee delivered to your door is the dream, right? ;)

  7. Blue coffee Box has different countries coffee I'd never heard of before, coffee smells real not like gravy smells from shop bought coffees. Ground was my choice strength 3 I got what I asked for, resealable packets and no skimping on content also you get post cards telling you about each country who's coffee you get. Well worth it. 5 star rating from me.

  8. If i'm honest, i'm more of a tea drinker but this sounds like a really fabulous subscription for any coffee lover!

  9. What a treat for coffee drinking fans!

  10. This looks great for people who drink coffee. Il recommend it to one of my friends

  11. That's a fascinating stat about us UK coffee drinkers sticking to instant. There's no comparison between instant and a good roast coffee.

  12. ooh this looks amazing, coffee delivered to the door definitely is so ideal!

  13. I love this idea. Perfect for finding new and interesting coffee flavours

  14. What a great gift for those who love their coffee and hot drinks xxx