Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Fuelling My Day with Blue Coffee Box {Plus Giveaway}

Anyone who knows me well will always know what I do and don't drink. Be in at home, in a restaurant or when I'm out for a coffee. If you know me well, you'll know exactly what I do and don't like to drink. But when it comes to a good old hot drink, coffee will always win for me, hands down. I can even remember drinking my first cup of coffee (albeit reluctantly) on the first day I worked in a school. I had the realisation that people who worked in schools seemed to be fuelled by caffeine and so having never been a fan of tea, I opted for a nice hot mug of coffee, kindly made by my colleague, and I've never looked back since!

Fast forward a few years, beyond the teaching years and into motherhood. My days now look quite different and I do find that having that little boost of caffeine gets me through my day. I can now regularly be found sipping on a coffee, sometimes multiple times a day. I'll often start my day with a coffee while I get the boys breakfast sorted, pre-school run, I may then have another mid morning while I'm sorting things at home or playing with Little L. Working from home two days a week, I'll also make sure I grab myself a coffee after the school run, when I sit down to my emails or when I'm writing blog posts. And while I do love my little trips to take LO to the cafe for a hot drink and a cake, it can become pricey popping out a couple of times a week. But sometimes the instant coffee at home just doesn't cut it! 

I was really pleased therefore to get the chance to try out one of the subscription boxes from Blue Coffee Box, the online coffee subscription service where you can order bags of speciality coffee roasted by artisan roasters in the UK, straight to your door. You can choose whether you'd like your coffee as beans, for a cafetiere, dripper or espresso, as well as being able to select the type of coffee- light, medium or dark roast, or a surprise selection (which is the most popular option). The website is really simple to use- you just make your selections and then opt which subscription suits you best- one, three or six months. The coffee bags arrive in a neat little box, beautifully presented with info cards about each of the coffees, including information about the variety, producer and location of the beans, as well as notes about the flavours too. 

I opted for ground coffee for my Bodum cafetiere. I really enjoyed the Gishyita Lot 2, which has notes of caramel, orange and spices. Topped with a little frothed milk, it tasted absolutely delicious, and was definitely a cut above the usual instant coffee I drink. Having a supply of delicious coffee in the cupboard is a real treat, and perfect for when you have unexpected guests over for a morning cuppa. It's also perfect to reach for on those days when you're just exhausted, the kids are running riot  and you just need a little pick me up, because well, you shouldn't have to dash to the local barista every time you want a fabulous cup of coffee!

Thank you to Blue Coffee Box for sending me these delicious coffees to try.

**Edit** I have a new discount code (valid as of March 2018) for my readers:

Blue Coffee Box are kindly offering my readers a special discount if you would like to try their coffee subscription. 

£5 discount off your first Blue Coffee Box order, including all coffees and gifts - use coupon code SW518


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and Conditions
Entry via Rafflecopter
Open to UK entries only
You must be 18 or over to enter.
The prize is a 3 month subscription to Blue Coffee Box. There is no cash alternative.
All entries will be checked and verified and then chosen at random by Rafflecopter, after which I will contact the winner.
Details of the winner will be sent to Blue Coffee Box, who will then send the prize direct.
The competition will run from 9/1/18 to 18/1/18.
All entries are deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Good luck!

We're going on an adventure



  1. I like a slice of cake with a cup of coffee. :D x

    1. Exactly how I like it too! Thank you for entering! x

  2. Has to be a digestive biscuit a drinks too wet without one!

  3. Has to be chocolate Hobnobs! (hide in the kitchen with those haha)

  4. hmm hard choice but i do like dunking bourbon biscuits in mine

  5. A bourbon cream, just chocolatey enough without being too bad

  6. I like a bacon roll with my coffee

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  7. I love some of the Biscoff biscuits - they are so addictive though!

  8. Cake is my favourite but if I am being good I will have a small biscuit!

  9. I must admit I don't drink coffee myself - I love the smell but not the taste. I'm more of a hot chocolate girl!

  10. I love my coffee with a chocolate digestive or two !! X

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