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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10 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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