So with the acquisition of some Christmas money, the search began for another monthly subscription box. They are good options because instead of buying just one thing, you buy a monthly subscription and then Christmas comes each month! I thought in this case I would try something a bit different, so I went for a coffee monthly subscription. To look at the options, I used the blog Ramblings of a Suburban Mom List, as well as some suggestions from a tech news podcast I listen to (Daily Tech News Show by Tom Merritt). His picks for coffee are the MistoBox and BlueBottle. After looking at everything, I chose Blue Bottle.
Blue Bottle allows you to pick half a bag, full bag, two bags and three bags as subscriptions (or you can order single items of course). The price is not bad ($14 per 12oz bag for the one bag option). At the grocery store I'll spot good quality 12oz bags of coffee beans at around $9 to $12. So $14 is not bad for fresh beans (mine were roasted on January 11, 2016 and received a few days later). I also opted for the two bag option which resulted in slightly cheaper $13 per bag price.
The coffee delivered this month is Bella Donovan. I found it to be a light smooth coffee with a good smell and taste to it. The bags actually have internal zips so they are incredibly easy to close and seal. They also included a nice card with picture and description of the month's coffee. Overall I think a good deal for both money and quality. Good job Blue Bottle!