Anyone who follows me on twitter will know that over the past year I have become something of a coffee fiend. From someone who liked the smell but not the taste, I started drinking it all the time – hot, iced, sweet, black, it didn’t matter I wanted it.
I manage to keep my coffee urges under control now, but I’m always looking for (if only in my periforal vision) my next cuppa. Which is why as soon as I heard about Bean and Ground I knew I had to try it. It’s a subscription service which will send you two bags of coffee in the post each month – about enough for 25 cups. Who wouldn’t want coffee by post?
Luckily, Bean and Ground were offering some free samples via twitter and I jumped at the chance. I whizzed them off my details and 3 days later my coffee was hear. Well, actually 5 days later, as my postman couldn’t fit the package through my postbox so I had to wait two days and then pick it up from the post office. I don’t know if my letterbox is smaller than average, but as coffee is best used fresh, it would be nice if the package fit through letter boxes to avoid delays.
Still – this was worth the wait. Two different varieties of coffee to try, and a nice information card telling me about the origins, and the best ways to brew each roast. I’ve already brewed up a few pots of the Arcibia to fuel me during the day at work, and I think I’m going to run the Cerro De Attico through my coffee machine at the weekend and whip myself up an iced coffee – seeing as this sunshine is showing no signs of abandoning us any time soon.
Subscriptions start at £7 a month, the coffee tastes great, and the customer service seems top notch. This would be a great gift for the coffee lover in your life, or a treat for yourself. After all, life it too short to drink bad coffee.