Coffee is part of the daily routine for many people and trust me when I say that I am no different. I look forward to sitting down with a hot cup of coffee every morning and then again once the kids are in bed. Sometimes I wake up super early just to get my coffee fix without having any little people jumping up on me. I love everything about coffee – the smell, the taste, that warm fuzzy feeling it gives you… the way coffee just makes you feel like you are at home no matter where you are.
I was recently introduced to a new subscription service for Coffee-Loving North Americans that will be sure to mix up your daily coffee routine. Parachute Coffee launched in April (2014) as Canada’s new monthly subscription delivery service for freshly roasted coffee. They have partnered with award-winning Canadian small-batch specialty coffee roasters to ship a different roaster every month to subscribers.
Septembers fresh pick is from Pig Iron Coffee Roasters based out of Mississauga (Ontario) with their Costa Rica Finca Don Chepe Blend. The tasting notes that accompanied the coffee shipment mention Oreos and dried Raspberries. That certainly caught my attention and I couldn’t wait to brew a cup, especially considering the amazing scent coming from that bag before I even opened it. When I did open the bag, I was a little big shocked… because… it’s actual coffee beans!
You will probably think this is a bit ridiculous but I’ve never encountered coffee beans that were not pre-ground. Pretty crazy for someone who considered themselves to be coffee obsessed. Never fear though, I brought out my Blendtec blender and had a cup of beans ground up in a matter of seconds. I also brewed it using my coffee press since I really did get rid of my coffee maker a couple months ago but also because it just brews better flavoured coffee in general.
I was kind of blown away at the quality of flavour that I was able to extract from these carefully grown and roasted beans. I am talking a level of flavour that can be enjoyed easily without the addition of cream or sugar. It has really distinct fruity notes that makes this coffee taste naturally sweet. I was actually really surprised by the flavour. I’ve been drinking my coffee black for about 6 months now and mostly just kind of deal with bitter unflavoured coffee just because I love coffee so much. This is an incredibly pleasant tasting roast and if this is par for the course when it comes to craft coffee, well, I am sold on Parachute Coffee.
The service is a fresh and convenient alternative to store-bought coffee, and a wonderful way for coffee lovers to be introduced to small-batch specialty coffee roasters. Kind of like a delicious dating service for coffee! For $25 a month (shipping/tax included), you will be sent a 12 ounce bag that isgood for 35-40 cups of coffee. This sounds steep, but I feel that it is fair considering the amount of coffee sent, the convenience factor plus the pure adventure of being introduced to Canadian Small-Batch Coffee Roasters you may not have had the opportunity to encounter otherwise. They also ship anywhere in North America.
One Frugal Mom Eh reader will win one months subscription box shipment from Parachute Coffee (a a 12 ounce bag of roasted coffee). Giveaway is open to Canada/USA and ends on October 5th at 11:59 pm EST. See Giveaway Tools form for entry and T&C.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!