Kopi is a “coffee subscription” company who deliver fresh coffee to you each month. You can choose to have it either as beans or ready ground & are vacuum packed for freshness.
I was sent a packet of January 2012′s pick
An exemplary East African coffee with a sweet lemony kick
This Geisha varietal is a direct descendant of wild coffee trees that have grown in Ethiopia for centuries. Some say it’s the most beautiful coffee in the world.
The bags are all sealed & once opened they have a resealable strip to keep them fresh.
They arrive with full tasting notes explaining where the beans have come from, the growers, information about the tree the beans have come from, a strength guide & instructions on how to get the best from the coffee. Even better it tells you what it’s good to be eaten with, in this case it was pain au chocolat or any chocolate patisserie! Now it would be rude not to do as they sat wouldn’t it???
Sadly we drank the coffee i’d made before I could take a picture! Whoops, yep it went down that well.
It’s what I’d call a proper cup of coffee with lots of flavour & full of body, I admit we usually just have instant but this felt very grown up & decadent. The smell of fresh coffee when the bag was opened was amazing & took me back to years ago when my family ran a coffee shop & the beans used to be ground & roasted out the back, it was that fresh.
I’ve taken the following from their webpage so you can understand a little more about them.
What is Kopi?
Kopi love coffee. Our premium bean habit warms us up, wakes us up and inspires us to shake things up. Too long we’ve put up with one-size-fits-all coffee from supermarkets and only danced around posher brews. Until now.
Kopi are dedicated to bringing you outstanding single-estate coffees from around the world. Beautiful, freshly-roasted brews you won’t find in the usual places – delivered straight to your doorstep, once a month.
We also share our insider knowledge on how to get the best out of your coffee – how to make it, how to enjoy its perkily unique characteristics – and reveal some of the remarkable stories behind each one. All for the price of two grande lattes and a banana muffin.
Thank you Kopi for this lovely treat.
N.B I was not paid for this review but did receive a bag of coffee for the reviewing process.