Anyone who has spent about more than 5 minutes with me knows that I'm a coffee drinker. Actually, I'd qualify myself not so much as a "coffee drinker", but more of a "coffee-addicted-life-form-who-doesn't-function-without-coffee-each-day" kind of a person. I've been that way for longer than I can remember, but definitely since college, when I found myself needing to brew a pot of coffee at 11:00 p.m. to push myself through essays and finals and projects, etc. (And once the work was completed, why not clean my room?! I mean, I'm awake anyway....at 4:00 a.m....)
Once I entered the "working world" (which, youngins' of Earth, is not nearly as cool as Friends made it look, btw) I slowly realized that if I didn't start my day with a pot of coffee, I might as well stay home. It was easier on everyone, and I greatly decreased my risk of biting off heads and screaming at all the stupid people of the world. Gee, don't you wish you and I were besties? I sound like a real peach, eh?
Because I'm so addicted to my morning coffee, I'm truly pumped to be able to offer this giveaway from the folks at Misto Box. I generally shy away from things like this, but I really couldn't say no to this one. I mean, I love coffee. I know there are other happy, addicted, unblinking coffee-lovers out there, and what better way to share in our addiction than through a coffee giveaway, no? If you're not familiar, Misto Box is a coffee subscription service. Subscribers receive a box monthly with four hand-picked coffees from the nation's best established and up-and-coming coffee roasters. For less than what a daily Starbucks habit costs, subscribers receive a box with four selected coffees for the month. Each selected coffee comes with tasting notes, and each selection is varied for subscribers of all different tastes.
Personally, I like that it comes all wrapped up like a gift. I love presents, and getting this box in the mail (at the end of my birthday month, no less!) made it fun to open. And while my gift-wrapping skills leave a little to be desired, I do love a quality gift presentation.
Included in the box are four bags of roasted coffee beans. I thought this was really special since I so rarely go the route of the bean. I usually select a pre-ground coffee, for no other reason than "it's just easier" so getting to grind my own coffee beans was fun. (Can I call myself a coffee addict if I don't grind my beans?)
Because I'm a geek, I loved this little pamphlet put together about the various coffees included in the May Misto Box. Each one is very different, and because I just generally like to "know things" I appreciated the extra info. It's not information you generally get when you pick up your coffee elsewhere.
I liked the selected coffee from OQ Coffee Co., too. This one was warmer, a little more spicy. It was actually perfect for my afternoon pick-me-up.This is another one I'd buy without hesitation.
This selected coffee from Water Avenue was my least favorite of the bunch. I couldn't pin-point exactly what I didn't like about it, except that I didn't drink much of the cup that morning. I can handle strong coffee (I only take my coffee black, which may have contributed to my dislike in this case) but I wouldn't pick up this particular blend again. I'd be curious to try out other blends from Water Avenue and find sometime I did like.
Speaking of spreading the love.....are you interested in winning your own Misto Box? You are?!?! Super!
To enter, just leave a comment at the bottom of this post, and tell me what your favorite kind of coffee is. Straight black? Lattes? Cafe Misto with a shot of hazelnut? A mocha-soy-half-caf-no-whip-extra-shot-of-something? Just venturing into the world of coffee drinking? (Welcome! It's wonderful over here. We can see sounds.)
***Make sure you turn off that "firstname.lastname@example.org" email, because if you win and I can't contact you, I'm picking someone else.
Giveaway will be open until 11:59 p.m., Saturday, June 15th, 2013. One entry per person, U.S. residents only. Winner will be selected via random.org.
*I was given a Misto Box to review for this post and not compensated in any other manner. All thoughts and opinions are my own.