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Dog and Hat Coffee Subscription Box 1

As more and more subscription boxes pop up, one that has been around for a long while, and one that's been on my list to try out for again, a long while, is Dog and Hat


Dog and Hat is run by Su and Dave Morgan and based in an old farmhouse on the outskirts of York.
They have one goal: to provide an exceptionally varied selection of the highest quality coffee


For my first box I was surprised to find not just 2, but 4 coffees! 
- A Rwandan from Colonna
- A Peruvian from Plot Roasting
- And two gorgeous espresso roasts from Wolfox (which wont be featured in this blog post, because I have way too much coffee opened right now to validate opening two more, and not to mention all my espresso gear is packed away right now ready to go and be unpacked in my new flat) but don't worry - I'm sure I'll have a blog post specifically for the two Wolfox coffees soon



We also have the monthly information guide, called dialled in (and they included some rad dialled in stickers!!!) 
This leaflet includes the ins and outs of all of the coffees they are offering that specific month, what they've been up too, and recipes and tips and tricks to try out. It's jam packed with information and I love it



What I love about subscription boxes is that I get to try out so many coffee companies that are on my list, but wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to specifically order individually. I get to try them a lot quicker if they come through a subscription box. 





Colonna - Rwanda 

Twongerekawa Coko
Rwanda's Gakenke District
Hand Sorting Techniques
Taste Notes - Deep and Fruity, Notes of Boiled Sweets, Raspberry Jam and  Blackberry






For a first coffee from Colonna, I was not disappointed, with lots of fruity aromas and taste notes, along with the low acidity point, this Rwandan is absolutely delicious, you also get some subtle earthy undertones.

V60 recipe used
18g of Coffee
270ml of Water
(50 second bloom for 30 seconds)
3 Minute Total Brew Time











Plot Roasters 
Utility 
Huamantanga, Peru
Taste Notes: Cherry, Chocolate, Caramel



We'll just take a moment to appreciate the packaging here - incredible
This gorgeous Peruvian is super syrup-y, super sweet, super delicious.
With some dark chocolate mouthfeels chucked in there and stone fruit acidity.
This is an absolutely gorgeous coffee, super intense and fruity, and absolutely delicious (and shockingly super close to the bag taste notes, that hardly ever happens!!) 


V60 recipe used
18g of Coffee
270ml of Water
(50 second bloom for 30 seconds)
3 Minute Total Brew Time








I have really enjoyed my first Dog and Hat subscription box, and now that I'm all moved into my new flat I can really focus on new coffee posts and other blogging things, which I'm super excited about! 



More about Dog and Hat coffee


With Dog and Hat you have AMAZING options on their subscription boxes

Dog and Hat Box Options
- Assorted, Including omniroast espresso and filter beans
- Filter, Including omniroast and filter beans only
- Espresso, Including omniroast and espresso roast only
- Dark(er), Including espresso roast only

You can choose how many coffees you get per month (between 2 and 4!) and for a subscription box it's super affordable

Dog and Hat Prices for Boxes
- 2 Coffee Subscription £17
- 3 Coffee Subscription £24
- 4 Coffee Subscription £31

Not only are the boxes super affordable, you get free delivery (always a win!). ALL of their subscription boxes are sent in recycled packaging. You get detailed tasting notes for EVERY coffee, and you also get access to a super cool Members Area.


They also have a fully stocked Coffee Gifts section on their website - with products ranging from cups, books, filter equipment, and toiletries (including The Coffee Life soaps!!)





Where you can find Dog and Hat
Website
Instagram
Facebook
Twitter




I hope you've enjoyed this blog post about a new subscription box that is for sure staying around. In July, there will likely be 2 Dog and Hat posts because I'm about a month behind my own subscription, so look forward to that! 

Are you subscribed to Dog and Hat?







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One Click Coffee Box 4

After a longer blogging hiatus than intended, I am back, and raring to go.
I have so many exciting blog posts coming up over the next few months that I just want to publish them all now!! But we'll start off with the fabulous One Click Coffee Box which of course had delicious coffees





This box was a beauty, not only for the coffee, but it included a very special Huskee Cup (ugh, beautiful, what a dream) and as you can imagine, I dropped it straight away in excitement (good one Jass) and of course included the monthly newspaper, with lots of great interviews and brewing tips. 


The coffees included in this box were two fantastic coffee companies - Origin and Moonroast 
Both companies I've tried before, and loved, so was excited to see how delicious these two coffees were.



We'll start with Moonroast




Peru El Huerto 
Filter Roast
Producer - Riveria Marines Santos
Region - Chanchamayo, Junin
Varietal - Gesha, Bourbon, Catuai
Process - Washed
Altitude - 1700m Above Sea Level
Taste Notes - Black Tea, Sparkling Acidity, Jasmine and Florals 


V60 Brew

18g of Coffee
280ml of Water 
2 Minute 45 Second Total Brew Time
(25 Second Bloom with 50ml Water)
Ratio 1:15


Every single coffee I've tried from Moonroast has been absolutely delicious, and this was no different. This Peruvian tasted incredible, super florally with lots of sweet acidity, gorgeous subtle black tea flavours as it cools, it lives up to it's taste notes amazingly. 
It's super light so it works incredibly well as the first coffee of the day with no overwhelming IN YOUR FACE taste notes, and I've very much been enjoying this coffee most days (sorry to all the coffees I haven't tried yet because I've just been drinking this)






Secondly - Origin


Bushekeri Lot 1
Rwanda 
Prcoess - Washed
Varietal - Red Bourbon
Taste Notes - Red Apple, Caramel, Apple


V60 Brew 
19g of Coffee
295ml of Water 
3 Minute Total Brew Time
(30 Second Bloom with 45ml of Water)
Ratio 1:15


Another incredible coffee, and again the same with Moonroast, Origin is a company that I cannot fault their coffees in the slightest, they're super tasty - I'd been getting a bit fed up of Rwandan's this year because among the amazing ones there were definitely some mediocre ones, but no fear this one has restored my faith in good Rwandans
This coffee was super fresh and light, with a fantastic syrup-y mouthfeel. You really get the fresh fruity notes making it a delicious coffee to enjoy (over half the bag in 24 hours) 





I'm very much enjoying using my Huskee Cup and it's an amazing addition to my reusable cup collection (and so easy to clean!!!!) 

Have you tried out Moonroast or Origin? What did you think?


Other One Click Box Blog Posts

Box 1 - here
Box 2 - here
Box 3 - here


Find One Click Coffee Here
Website - here
Instagram - here 
Facebook - here
YouTube - here
Pinterest - here




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