*Disclaimer: This package was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.
Angel's Cup is all about curation: they send distinctive single-origin blends in light to medium roasts that you can then purchase full-sized version of in their shop. They even have an app that you can use to rate the samples that you try.
The subscription costs $7.99 per month with free shipping to the U.S., $6 to Canada, and $11 anywhere else in the world. That's an amazing price (especially if you live in the U.S.), considering a bag of coffee often runs anywhere from $8-$15!
Angel's Cup ships from Brooklyn in a standard mailer with their logo stamped on the front. I live in Rochester, New York, but shipping patterns aren't always the most direct, so this took exactly a week to get to me via USPS.
Inside is an info card explaining how Angel's Cup works along with a menu that describes all four flavors.
I use a Keurig and a "My Keurig" cup to brew my coffees and each packet had enough for three cups of coffee. If I had a regular coffee pot I would use the entire packet at once, which would still come out to about three cups I think.
As you can see, the sample pack is labeled with the date it was filled and the sample number so you can match it up to the menu. Here's a rundown of the varieties I received:
- Coffee Tasting #0111 - Roaster: Spotted Cow Coffee Co., Origin: Ethiopia, AramoThe flavors include blueberry, strawberry, tamarind, tea-rose, and cranberry. The menu states that this coffee has a big blueberry and strawberry flavor up front, but it doesn't show over-ferment in any majorly detracting way. I haven't tried this one yet but I'm interested to see how I like it because I've never had any fruit-flavored coffees before.
- Coffee Tasting #0112 - Roaster: Spotted Cow Coffee Co., Origin: Kenya, Kamwangi PeaberryThis has flavors of blackcurrant, grapefruit, papaya, mango, peach, tomato, blackberry, vanilla, and soy sauce. Soy sauce?! I never realized so many flavors could go into one coffee. The blackberry, black currant, peach, mango, and vanilla are the forward notes. As the cup cools, the spices reminiscent of a cup of bourbon come out. As soon as I saw that I knew I had to try this first because I love whiskey! It tasted great, a little light for my preference, but it was complex and sweet and very good.
- Coffee Tasting #0113 - Roaster: Bluebeard Coffee, Origin: Java, Sunda HejoThis has notes of milk chocolate, strawberry, and apricot. Sunda Hejo is a premium mark from the Klasik Beans Cooperative, and the coffee comes from small holder farmers in the mountainous region around the city of Bandung in West Java. Fresh cherries are pulped in small batches, fermented overnight, and washed clean. They're then dried on raised beds in bamboo greenhouses. I knew I had to try this next after I read that it had notes of milk chocolate! It's also very sweet and had good flavor, but was still a bit too lightly roasted for me.
- Coffee Tasting #0114 - Roaster: Bluebeard Coffee, Origin: Colombia, La Piedra NarinoFlavors include coffee blossom, jasmine, watermelon, cherry, caramel, brown sugar, milk chocolate, almond, ginger, green tea, lime, and cranberry. I think I'm going to try this one tomorrow morning because I'm very curious to see how all of those flavors blend together. According to the menu, the rainier cherry, caramel, watermelon, and cherry blossom round out the clean, refreshing flavor.
I logged into the app after trying flavors 0112 and 0113 to play around with it and I think it's such a cool feature! I love that you can provide feedback and really be a part of the whole Angel's Cup experience in that way.
Bottom Line: I still can't get over how affordable Angel's Cup is and what a great product they send out! I think this subscription is an excellent way to introduce yourself to different coffees that you aren't going to find at your average coffee shop or grocery store. The interactive app is just icing on the cake, too!
What do you think of Angel's Cup? Are you a coffee addict like me?