Brewbox - Subscription Box

So, this is a bit crazy - as of this blog post going live, I have officially posted 100 (YES 100) posts on The Coffee Life - that is absolutely crazy to think about, throughout the year and a half over 100 posts have gone out on this website, and I cannot thank everyone enough who takes the time out of their day to read ANY of my posts, it definitely means more than you can ever know. THANK YOU.


Onto today's topic, we're talking about the Irish subscription box called Brewbox - I was actually lucky enough to win this box (wooooo) and they kindly sent me over an amazing box - and like the last few posts, it's a bit late, I actually received this box at the end of June/beginning of July, but none the less, as I'm catching up with blog posts, I'm going to rave about this lovely box.

So who are Brewbox? 

"We hand pick the highest quality coffees just for our subscribers. As well as coffee, you'll also receive monthly newsletters with all the info behind your delicious cup
We partner with the best - we source the best coffee that's in season from Ireland and Europe to bring a unique coffee experience to your doorstep every month"

So, what do you get in a Brew Box?

- Choose to receive between 1 and 3 x 250g coffee (whole bean) each month
- Free tracked delivery to Ireland and EU
- Newest issue of Caffeine Magazine every second month
- Different roasters every month including one Irish and one European
- Ability to change or pause subscriptions at any time
- Exclusive access to our members only area with exclusive content and videos, including discounted prices on brewing equipment and huskee cups
- All subscriptions are sent in recycled packaging
- Occasional extra surprises! 

Brew box also offer 3 types of subscription boxes 

1. Filter from €21
2. Espresso from €21
3. Nespresso from €20

As well as offering monthly payments they also have a great way to pay in advance, you can purchase 6 or 12 months with a bit of a discount if you know you want a Brew Box every month (and you also get a free huskee cup when you purchase a 6 or 12 month)

We'll move onto the box - it arrived in this gorgeous bright orange packaging (incidentally my favourite colour) 

Brew Box have really got their packaging down and on point, I love that you can know just by a glance who then company is, and the "FRESH COFFEE" on the side of the box brings it all together.

And of course no box is complete without a classic sticker.

Inside the box was a treat - I love that it was lined with a part of a coffee sack, it really made the box special.

It also came with a very (full) brewing guide as well as CHAR magazine.

This brew guide is filled with all of the ways you could ever brew with your box, including all three of the options for their boxes. Filter, espresso and nespresso.

The guide gives you everything you will need
- What brewing equipment you'll need
- How to prepare the coffee at home
- How to properly store coffee 
- Coffee ratios
- And all the coffee recipes for whatever method you're brewing with.

About the coffee

Bonanza Coffee Roasters

"Our job is to roast the coffee, we do this to the best old techniques combined with the best of new techniques continually looking for the best production methods.
Roasting Coffee - our idea of roasting is the opposite of what is commonly regarded as the way to roast coffee, which is, we roast it as little as possible, enough to fully develop all flavours, with the aim to highlight what makes the coffee distinct. The resulting cup should be clean, clear and pure" 

Uraga Samii
Process - Washed
Taste Notes - Pomelo, Blackcurrant and Elderflower 

V60 Brew
16g of Coffee 
300ml of Water 
40ml Bloom for 30 Seconds
3 Minute 30 Second Total Brew Time 

This brew came through as a really subtle currant flavour, with little hints of citrus poking through. 
As it cooled, I definitely got more hints towards the citrus side, but it just made the brew more delicious.

I also brewed it through Aeropress

14g of Coffee 
245ml of Water
30 Second Bloom
2 Minute 15 Total Brew Time

This method of brewing really brought out more of the deep curranty notes, equally as delicious but I definitely preferred the more subtle notes from the V60.

I cant wait to try out more from Bonanza because if this bag was anything to go by, these guys know what they're doing.

Find Bonanza on social media
Website - here
Instagram - here
Facebook - here

A huge thank you to Brewbox for letting me try out this box, and I definitely cant wait to try another box out some time in the future.

Find Brewbox on social media
Website - here
Instagram - here
Facebook - here