Any coffee lover will already know that the coffee subscription world is highly competitive. With literally thousands of different brands to choose from each with a promise of a truly unique coffee experience, it can sometimes be hard to choose one. We recently came across Angels' Cup and were intrigued by a number of promises featured on their site. We reached out to them and they agreed to send us their coffee for an unbiased Angels' Coffee review of their product and service.
In this Angels' Cup review we will cover a variety of aspects related to their service. But most importantly, we will focus on the quality of the coffee they sent us.
What makes this Coffee Subscription Unique
- The App: One of the most unique aspects of this coffee subscription is that it offers an app that allows you to compare tasting notes with other coffee lovers. This feature may be a bigger selling point for some than others. But I personally love the fact that they even offer something like this. Your notes can be compared with both the community and the roaster. This type of interaction and feedback is truly one of the highlights. This is an excellent tool to help identify preferences you didn't even know you had and as a result, fine tune your coffee selections.
The coffee app currently has 30,464 users.
- Angels' Cup Coffee features over 50 Roasters with new ones being added regularly. While quality will always be more important than quantity, it's always a plus to have different options to choose from.
- Quarterly Specialty Coffee boxes that sell out quickly
Angels' Cup Review: How is the coffee?
For this Angels' Coffee review, we tried two different brews. And the two types of coffee beans couldn't be more different. For the record, this is a good thing and we'll explain why later in this Angels' Cup review.
The first coffee we tried came from Black Oak Coffee Roasters which is one of Angels' Coffee's highest-rated coffees. It's a Duomo that's medium dark roasted to what I would say is perfection. As a fan of dark roasts in general, I liked that I was still able to taste many of this coffee's natural flavors.
It's a full-bodied roast with a deep flavor with subtle hints of dark chocolate sweetness. I'd describe this coffee has being intense yet as smooth as can be. Sometimes, a coffee that's “too smooth” can taste diluted. This was absolutely not the case here as the coffee still delivered a rich flavor minus any harsh bitterness.
There were earthen notes as well that were reminiscent of a good Sumatran coffee.
My husband who has arguably higher coffee standards than me said it had a very relaxing affect on him. And no, this was not decaf 🙂 I thought to myself that that was very unusual feedback for him since he typically will only drink a single cup.
The term award-winning coffee is thrown around a lot. Sometimes the meaning of the word gets “diluted”. However, Black Oak Coffee Roasters is winner of 50 national awards and this fact is certainly apparent after the first sip.
The next coffee was an unnamed blend that came directly from Angels' Cup and was labeled as “First Class Coffee with Unknown Origins”. This was their Black Box which I'm assuming is similar to the idea of a mystery brew. This particular coffee would be perfect for anyone who likes refined acidity. It has a strong bite that lets you know this is strong coffee. While it wasn't particularly my cup of tea or in this case “coffee”, I still appreciated how Angels' Cup offered such contrasting coffee.
I think this contrast in coffee options is worth talking about especially when talking about coffee subscriptions. The company promises many different types of coffees in an effort to expand one's coffee horizons. I love the fact that these two coffees were so distinct from each other. Even though one suited my palette more than the other, I could still tell that both sourced very high quality beans. In my opinion, the best coffee subscriptions should offer such variety. This experience has even helped me refine my own taste buds and more clearly identify the things I like and the things I don't.
That's invaluable for a coffee lover like myself.
In concluding this Angels' Cup review, I'd say this is easily the most unique coffee subscription I've tried to date. Their coffee is top-notch and will likely appeal to coffee lovers of all types. On their website, they say their subscription is a “coffee tasting experience”. I say they live up to this promise in every way imaginable.
This coffee subscription is ideal for those looking to explore new flavors with limited risk. By this I mean that you won't be spending a lot of money to try find your perfect brew since the service offers tools to help you maximize your flavor profile. ie: their impressive app. This fun and practical app is guaranteed to make you more conscious about what your taste buds and olfactory sense are experiencing.
Given the current state of the world with the pandemic, more people are drinking coffee at home now more than ever. Coffee subscriptions like the one offered by Angels' Cup offer a convenient and cost-effective way to enjoy exotic brews from all around the world, without having to step foot outside.