The Black Box lets you blindly sample coffees from top third-wave roasters, record tasting notes without bias, and then compare answers with the roaster. Whether you're just getting into coffee or a seasoned coffee nerd, The Black Box is a fun experience (and a wonderful gift idea). We turn coffee into a game where you try to guess the origin! How does it work? Step 1: Buy a Black Box. It comes in the mail packed with delicious coffee for you to try. Step 2: You might have noticed in the photos above that each bag has a number on it. That number tells you what the coffee is without ruining the surprise. The box comes with an answer sheet you can use to find out what the coffees are and to compare tasting notes, or you can download our tasting app. Just search for Angels' Cup in the app stores. Step 3: If you used the app to record your tasting notes, you'll be able to compare answers, side-by-side, with the roaster and other members of our community. Is the coffee any good? The coffee is excellent. If you're into dark roasts, it might not be a good fit because we ship light to medium roasts. Dark roasted coffee became popular in the 80's when people started switching from drip coffee to espresso based drinks like cappuccino. Now people are rediscovering brew methods like the Aeropress, Chemex, French Press and Hario V60, which work better with light-roasted coffees. Lighter roasts let more of the coffees natural complexity, sweetness, and character shine through. The best coffees from the best origins naturally taste like blueberries or marshmallows, without any artificial additives or flavorings. Just like with wine, people can tell where their coffee came from by how it tastes and smells. If you haven't experienced coffee like that before, now's a great time and The Black Box is the best way to do it! Is the coffee fresh? We get new coffees in every single week and never ship coffee more than a week old. Fresh coffee makes a big difference, let us show you how!
100% arabica, single-origin coffee, from top third wave roasters, light-medium roast. Fun gift idea!
Each box includes 4 samples, 2.75oz each, 11oz total. Blindly labeled so you can guess the origin.
Compare tasting notes with the roaster and our community via our app, 100% free to download!
Freshness matters! New coffee shipped to Amazon every week within days of being roasted.
The perfect match for your french press, Aeropress, Chemex, Hario V60, or a new grinder.