Ok, ok, I admit it - I adore coffee! It doesn't have to have caffeine in... I just love the taste. So when the opportunity came up to review gourmet coffee there was no way I was going to pass up the chance!
Kopi are a gourmet coffee company who offer a subscription service by which you can sign up to have their coffee of the month delivered to your home every month.
I was sent their January coffee Malawi Geisha AB Msese District to try.
First of all I was really pleased to see that the packet fitted through my letterbox! Surely a very important feature?!
Opening the parcel I found a packet of coffee together with a lovely wee information booklet all about January's coffee. The leaflet tells you all about the coffee - its origin, the growers, depth of roast, tasting notes and hints for getting the most from your coffee. Personally I love this, it's nice to know where your coffee comes from and of course how to enjoy it.
I was sent ground coffee, however you can opt for coffee beans if you prefer. All of the coffee is roasted just days before you receive it so it's very fresh. Now one of my favourite smells in the world is opening a new packet of coffee! I just love it ... we actually fight over who gets to open the coffee in our house because of this!
Anyway.. I opened the packet of coffee and had a good whiff. It smelt gorgeous! I'm no Jilly Goolden of the coffee world so I wont launch into a great long description - it just had a fabulous fresh, full smell to it.
Following the advice in the information booklet I scooped a heaped dessert spoon in the cafetiere per mug and left it to brew for 3 minutes.
Kopi describe this coffee as "a rare and exemplary East African coffee with a sweet lemony liveliness". I have to say it did have a zinginess to it but it wasn't too sharp, it just had an edge. I had no sooner finished one mug than I had to have another, I love the flavour of this coffee. I enjoy it as a mid-morning coffee with a wee chunk of milk chocolate (well that's what Kopi recommend after all).
I have to tell you I could most certainly cope with having fresh coffee delivered to me every month - particularly as I'm pretty much house bound so I don't get out to any nice coffee shops any more. I think it's a fantastic concept and if you are a coffee fan could there be anything better?
There are three subscription packages available... monthly which can be cancelled at any time for £9/month, 6 months for £8/month or annual which is £7/month. At first when I looked at the price I thought it was a bit steep but thinking about it now you do get 250g of fresh gourmet coffee delivered to your home .... a couple of coffees of similar quality in a coffee shop would easily cost the same.
So what's my verdict? As a house-bound coffee fan I love this concept and I love the coffee. It's a fantastic idea and it would be a great gift to give to the coffee lover in your life.
For more information about Kopi visit their website. You can also follow them on Twitter (@WeAreKopi) or like them on Facebook.
A sample was received for the purposes of this review. No other reward, financial or otherwise, was received in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are entirely our own.