Update: The winner of the Craft Coffee Artisan Tasting Box is Rachel Freeman! Congratulations, Rachel! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the caffeine heading your way.
Looking for a Mother’s Day gift that says more than, “Oh, crap, I forgot it was Mother’s Day”?
Last week, Craft Coffee sent me one of their subscription artisan-of-the-month tasting boxes, and you guys. It was totally worth putting away the K-cups and breaking out the bean grinder.
It was like tasting coffee for the first time.
Each of the three premium coffees, made by small artisan roasters around the country, had its own complex personality. The tasting notes that came with them read like descriptions of wine: “Aromas of brown sugar and coconut lead into a round, creamy cup with lime and apricot acidity, candy-like strawberry sweetness, and clean floral notes throughout.”
For someone like me, who’s used to classifying coffee as good, tolerable or WTH?, this was a brand new experience.
An adventure in a cup.
So, if you’ve been stumped about what to give your mom (or baby-mama) for Mother’s Day, check out Craft Coffee’s Mother’s Day special. When you order a subscription (for three, six or 12 months), they’ll send her a special e-mail (with your custom message) on May 13, or you can choose from a selection of printable cards to give her yourself. Then, they’ll wrap her first tasting box in burlap and ribbon and ship it out Monday, May 21.
Just be sure to place your Mother’s Day order by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, May 11.
Now, on to The Giveaway!
To celebrate Mother’s Day, Craft Coffee wants to give one of you an Artisan Tasting Box (valued at $24.99), which includes 12 ounces of premium coffee selected from three different roasters around the country, as well as tasting notes about what makes each coffee special and advice for the best way to brew each coffee.
(You can choose whether you want whole beans or pre-ground coffee, but they recommend whole beans for the best flavor.)
Rebecca, daughter of The Magnificent Phantom
Giveaway Rulz: One entry per person. The randomly-chosen winner will be notified by 6 p.m. CST, Thursday, May 10, 2012, and announced on Friday, May 11.