Price Points: Coffee subscriptions

Coffee subscriptions | H is for Home

Last week, we featured online tea offers; this week, it’s only fair to investigate a few coffee subscriptions available. We only drink one or two cups each per day, but we like them to be made using good quality beans. Favourite of ours are full-bodied espresso beans – and decaf espresso beans for evening consumption.

  1. Coffee-Direct: from £5.99 per 227 sample bag (save 15% when bought on subscription)
    Probably the one of the three that has the most choice – there are 16 different Espresso roast coffees alone! Coffee-Direct explain:

    At the checkout you have the option to choose to receive your order periodically, at any frequency that suits you. What’s more, once your subscription is set up, you’re able to amend, skip, pause or delete your subscription at any time.

  2. Coffee REAL: subscriptions – £36 – £328 (3, 6 or 12 month coffee subscriptions, 6 – 52 bags of beans)
    Coffee REAL is a company with a charitable heart. 10% of the purchase price of their espresso blend goes directly to the Born Free Foundation – and, even better, the blend is made from 2 top coffees that originate in areas where Born Free run wildlife projects.
  3. Skinny Coffee Club: from £24.95 (28 day, 8-week and 12-week day/night programmes)
    Well, I never knew that you could drink coffee in an effort to help you drop a dress size or two! According to their blurb:

    Skinny Coffee Club is ideal for those looking to lose weight, fast. It’s tasty, organic and designed specifically to raise your metabolism, burn fat, fill you with energy throughout the day and leave you feeling fuller for longer.

    There’s only 63mg of caffeine and 6 calories in each cup. Skinny Coffee is comprised of ground coffee, ground green coffee bean extract, green tea extract powder, Garcinia Cambogia, Siberian ginseng powder and spirulina powder. I’ve no idea how much like traditional coffee it tastes but there are thousands of reviews on their website posted by satisfied (slimmer) customers!

Wednesday Wish: Handpresso Hybrid Outdoor Set

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Handpresso Hybrid Outdoor Set
Handpresso Hybrid Outdoor Set: Fairfax Coffee – £135.00

Justin gave me a lovely espresso machine a couple of Christmases ago and it’s seen a lot of service – a quick pick me up before going out in the morning!

But what’s a girl to do when she’s out & about, miles away from a coffee shop and needs a fix? We’re off for a break to the Lake District soon so that scenario is highly likely to occur. Step forward the Handpresso Hybrid Outdoor Set… it’s the ultimate glamping accessory!

Christmas gift faves

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'Purple Rebel' Swatch watch and black & purple Fred Perry plimsolls
We’ve not had the best of Christmases here in H is for Home world.

Frozen pipes for 10 days – followed by the inevitable burst pipes… and the pulling down of walls to find & repair the leaks.

The snow also caused some serious postal delays for customers orders, which we couldn’t do much about but still felt responsible.

Add to that train travel chaos and a dose of swine ‘flu – it’s been pretty miserable!

One of the few things that brought a bit of joy was the lovely array of Christmas gifts bought by loved ones – here’s a selection…

Main photo: Purple Rebel Swatch watch and Fred Perry black & purple vintage plimsolls

De'Lunghi espresso machineDe’Lunghi Espresso maker

hand thrown espresso mugs by Devon-based potter Lisa HammondHand thrown espresso cups by Devon-based potter Lisa Hammond

Welsh Furniture 1250-1950: A Cultural History of Craftsmanship and Design

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hand crocheted striped throw

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Hand crocheted throw by Justin’s mum aka Granny Glittens

Fudge the Weimaraner in his new Drizabone Apsley wax dog coat
…and Fudge wasn’t left out – shown here modelling his new waterproof winter jacket. (Drizabone Apsley wax dog coat).