Bespoke Post :: Roast box review

bespoke-post-roast-coffee-boxRetail price:

  • Aerobie Aeropress: $25.95
  • Hario Skerton ceramic coffee grinder: $45-$60
  • Cafe Integral Santa Isabel Coffee – exclusive to Bespoke Post: approximate $18-$20

total retail value: $88.95
Bespoke Post price: $45

Watch the below video for my review.

For more videos related to this box, visit: http://bespokepost.com/box/roast

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Edit Jan. 13, 2013: In case you find yourself in need of justifying any of the above items, check out this article at The Atlantic on the health benefits of drinking coffee:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/11/the-case-for-drinking-as-much-coffee-as-you-like/265693/

Not a Review: Why I’m Skipping the Bespoke Post Box for December 2012

I absolutely loved my November 2012 Bespoke Post Box of Awesome – the Slate Box. I’ve got an unboxing video here.

But I’m skipping this month’s box. There are actually two boxes to choose from but neither is really appealing to me (but it’s probably just me – read on).

Agave

Bespoke Post – Agave Box

This is actually a really nice margarita starter kit. It’s just that I have everything in the kit save the Round Ice Ball Tray (but it’s on my wishlist :)). I also have a much more comfortable shaker, courtesy of Woodford Reserve. BTW – the tequila is not actually included in the kit. 🙁

If you don’t have a mixology kit of your own, this is a great start. One tip – skip the included jigger and get the Oxo.

Breathe

Bespoke Post – Breathe Box

Another imbibing box (again, without the alcohol). So there’s a nice decanter, funnel and filter. But you know what those little beads are? They’re for cleaning the decanter.

Maybe it’s just me but I’d much rather just use my Venturi Essential Wine Aerator. It decants perfectly and is trivial to clean. 🙂

Conclusion

If you don’t have a nice mixology kit, I do recommend getting the Agave box. But save yourself the $20 and get the Venturi over the Breathe box.

 

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Review: Bespoke Post’s Smoky Burb

Description from Bespoke Post: “The modestly spicy love child of a dirty martini, and a whiskey sour.” Full recipe here.

When I found out I was getting a gift of the November 2012 Bespoke Post – the Slate box – I immediately checked the website for the list of goodies inside. (You can see my unboxing and review videos here.) My professional curiosity was piqued by a front and center cocktail recipe using the brine from the spicy pickled okra, aka the Smokra. Continue reading