Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Blaq Coffee Subscriptions

Coffee hits home: Blaq could become a home brewer's best friend, offering a unique subscription service that ships boxes of carefully curated beans - roasted by respected Malaysian names - conveniently to your doorstep once every month, enabling you to enjoy self-brewed, top-flight beverages in your living room each morning.

Blaq is one of two babies that Malaysian couple Kai & Margaret are launching into the world this year (they're also expecting their first son next month). This business-focused brainchild is a labour of love in its own right; Kai is a barista who's passionate about coffee, brewing both at a cafe & in his home, where the aroma of coffee is always in the air - though in a sign that opposites do attract, Kai prefers his coffee black, while Margaret likes lattes.

Full details about Blaq can be found at blaqcoffee.com (a fun, easy-to-navigate site), but here are the basics: Blaq sources diverse beans & blends from independent, small-batch roasters, packaging two different varieties - 200 grams in total, enough to make an estimated 24-28 cups of coffee - to be shipped anywhere nationwide on the final week of each month. It'll be exciting to see what you receive & to explore new worlds of coffee every month, since Blaq takes its choices very seriously.

Many thanks to Kai & Margaret for August's selection from Sprezzatura & Artisan Roast. Both were distinct & delicious, even when we made the coffee ourselves with basic equipment, without a trained barista's skills. Blaq is meant to complement, not replace, the cafe-going experience, so customers won't need to compromise on the coffee they have at home.

The cost? For a one-off starter box featuring two types of coffee, it's RM49.99 for the first month. Subscribers who sign up for a full year pay only RM37.99 per month. Subscriptions for bigger boxes containing 400 grams are also available. Shipping's free.

All in all, we think Blaq has a lot of potential; it's a cool service from a warm couple who care about their customers, & since each easily brewed cup of coffee will only cost about RM2, it could be cash-saving too.

Blaq Coffee
www.blaqcoffee.com


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11 comments:

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    1. Linda: coffee sent over to your place, actually! :)

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  2. I like to brew coffee at home. The whole house will be full of the coffee aroma, hmmmm smell good, hehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, i like the fragrance of fresh coffee too (and also the smell of fresh bread!) :D

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  3. That cuppa in your first pic sure looks good! Interesting spelling...and that's just the way I like it, black. :D

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    1. Suituapui: black is beautiful, for coffee & more! :)

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  4. Does the starter box include the pot?

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    1. Ken: that's my friend's pot in the photo! but you can purchase an aeropress coffee-making kit in one of the boxes ... see the website :D

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  5. That's definitely making coffee at home more interesting! Gonna check them out to spice up my morning coffee ritual.

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    1. Missyblurkit: yay! yeah, if you make coffee at home, then i think blaq coffee would be a great choice, with different varieties to sample each month :)

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  6. Another place for coffee lovers online, want to get some rich collection of coffee and coffee beans this is the best place for you, visit beansnbrews and experience varieties to buy coffee online

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