In my twitter profile it says (amongst other nonsense):
"Mum, wife, part-time teacher, full-time coffee-worshipper."
…and so I suppose it was always going to be a matter of time before I was asked to review coffee.
Eightpointnine are a coffee company who use FairTrade beans and create gourmet coffee, designed by and for you.
You'll notice the title of this post, as above in the left photograph, is called 'TheCoffeeandMe'? That's because they provide the option of naming the customised coffee; I didn't choose the name, in fact I forgot to name it so they did it for me. Nice touch hey?
Using a sliding scale to choose between fresh or spicy, light or rich, provides the perfect choice of coffee; mine contained 87g of Sumatran and 63g of Brazilian to reflect the mellow and spicy blend I requested. Following this selection, there's the option to configure the order with the grind (espresso, filter, cafetiere or beans), delivery day, and as a repeat or one-off order.
For those less decisive coffee drinkers, there is a weekly subscription service where EightPointNine select and hand-blend a top class roast from their range of FairTrade beans showcasing the best coffees from around the world.
At £5.89 a bag it is more expensive than we'd usually buy however, the quality is superb and for a special occasion, or even as a present, it's a decadent treat.
I was sent this product for the purpose of this post, my opinion is honest and unbiased.