I love how convenient subscription boxes are. I’ve dabbled in a few of variations of them (mostly candy, oops) but one of the best I’ve found was one I chose to gift to my fiancé for his birthday last year. I bought him a 6 month subscription to The Roaster Pack.
The Roasters Pack is a monthly coffee subscription box that shows up to your door with three different bags of Canadian artisan coffee. Each unique roast is accompanied with an info card describing the tasting notes, telling you where in the world your coffee came from, a coupon code if you wanted to re-order that specific bag again and what date it was roasted.
Each month you’ll receive four ounces of three different roasts, which usually works out to about 35 cups of coffee.( $26.95 a month) My partner and I are weekend coffee drinkers and find that the bags lasted us much longer than a month, in fact, we still have a few unopened pouches waiting for us in the freezer.
If you want more than 35 cups a month you can upgrade to 60 cups ($46.95 a month) or a whopping 90 cups ($66.95 a month).
The thing I really enjoy about this subscription box is finding new coffee’s I’ve never tasted before. I’ve found a few new favourites (Pilot’s Catalan De Las Mercedes with hints of vanilla and honeycomb comes to mind!) and if I enjoyed the roast and want to order from The Roasters Pack online coffee shop, I’m offered a discount code in each package (It pays to be a member!). I’ve been able to try some pretty bizarre (in a good way) coffee’s that had tasting notes of pink lemonade, ginger, and green apple. It’s fun to try them all out, and they may even surprise you with how well the different flavours blend together.
You can customize your order by length of subscription, the grind (whole bean, coarse, medium, fine, extra fine) and preferred size of the bags. If you’re giving the boxes as a gift, you can even really go all out with the ‘big gift bundle’ which includes and Aeropress Kit (with filters and funnels) and hand grinder, what coffee lover wouldn’t want to receive that!?
I think a great idea would be to subscribe with delivery to your workplace (because how terrible is office coffee?) or as a gift to a loved one, or heck, even yourself. You’re worth it!
A box I recently received was a prize pack where The Roasters Pack collaborated with Soul Chocolate. What goes better together than coffee and chocolate!? Soul Chocolate, owned by Katie and Kyle, was launched in Toronto and create small batch bean-to-bar chocolate bars.
If you enjoy dark, rich chocolate I would suggest you give Soul Chocolate a try.
The pair strives to make all of their cacao 100% direct trade and ethically sourced and pride themselves on offering higher wages for the farmers who work hard to produce the high quality product. The labels on each bar will clearly state where the cacao beans have come from the organic ingredients.
Like Roasters Pack, they offer very unique subtle flavours to their specialty chocolate. One that I really enjoyed was their Madagascar 70% dark chocolate with tasting notes of jam, red fruit and citrus. I really savoured this bar! I also enjoyed the different artwork covering each of the 28g bars. I haven’t been able to toss them into the recycling bin after enjoying the chocolate because I feel like I should do something with them because they are much too pretty to end up in the trash.
You can order online at $5 a bar, or visit their shop in person at 583 Gerrard Street E. I am very much looking forward to paying them a visit myself and stocking back up!
If this has made you pecking for a small sweet (or bitter!) treat, be sure to visit both of their websites since you can easily purchase coffee or chocolate and have it delivered to your door. You'll be glad you did :)
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Hey! I'm Sarah! A 30 something living in downtown Toronto with a great guy and an OK dog. I love seeing what my city has to offer and try to hit up as many fun events or attractions as I can! I haven't slept since 2004.