Angels’ Cup Coffee Reviews

Published on April 8, 2021
Last modified on June 29, 2021

This Angels’ Cup coffee reviews post contains affiliate links and we were given a sample.  We may be compensated if you make a purchase.  All opinions are our own.

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By Kailey Bertelson

Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN

Angels’ Cup

Angels’ Cup curates the highest quality coffee roasts and ships them directly to your door. Choose between three subscription options and learn about coffee roast types, exotic origins, and flavor notes in each box.  Then review your coffee samples with the rest of the Angels’ Cup community through their app, ‘AngelsCup’. Discover your perfect, angelic cup of coffee when you taste, track and compare each sample you’ll receive from Angels’ Cup.

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What We Like

  • The size of each sample was larger than expected allowing you to try many different brewing techniques
  • Guaranteed experience of expanding taste and knowledge of coffee
  • Great gift idea for any coffee lover or long distance friend/family. Small and beautiful packaging with clear directions and self-explanatory contents

What We Don’t Like

  • Shipping is extra
  • The serving size is inconsistent on the website
  • The app isn’t as user-friendly as it could be

Angels’ Cup Coffee Reviews

Angels’ Cup selects their coffee from the top 0.1% of roasters from around the world and offers light, medium, and dark roasts in their three subscription boxes.

Light roasts include maximum sweetness and complexity with flavors of fruits, flowers, desserts, nuts, and spices.

Medium roasts are sweet and decadent with underlying dessert flavor notes of caramel, gingerbread, chocolate, or vanilla.

Dark roasts are anti-acidity and extremely deep and dark. Flavors are reminiscent of meat on the grill, strong wood aromas, and toasted bread. Dark roasts have the widest range of tasting profiles and can be experienced in many different ways depending on how much milk or sugar you take.

The three subscription boxes include The Cupping Flight, The Black Box, and the All Stars.

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  • In The Cupping Flight, you’ll find 4 different 1 oz coffee samples.
  • The Black Box is a thrilling coffee brewing experience. Blindly taste four bags of 2.75 oz. coffee samples with every delivery and discover your favorites.
  • The All Stars coffee subscription delivers the best coffee brews as decided by other Angels’ Cup subscribers. Top rated 12 oz. bag of freshly roasted coffee is shipped directly to your kitchen every week. All bags are shipped the same day as the roasting process to preserve flavor. The All Stars subscription is the least expensive option at less than $1 a cup!

 

Enhance your coffee experience and become “taste buds” with other coffee drinkers when you download the app from Angels’ Cup. Track each of your tasting experiences and record your brewing method to compare with others.  Shop now>>

For our Angels’ Cup coffee reviews, we received The Black Box blind coffee tasting experience containing four 2.75 oz coffee samples.

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We were really excited to try Angels’ Cup because I know nothing about coffee…like absolutely nothing. I regularly make store-brand coffee at home in my french press and use my espresso machine but don’t know anything about coffee roasts, origins, etc. Shop now>>

The Black Box

The Black Box is a thrilling coffee brewing experience where you blindly taste four bags of coffee samples and explore unique coffee roasts with every delivery.

In The Black Box from Angels’ Cup, you’ll receive four 2.75 oz. bags of coffee. Each bag is marked with either A, B, C, D on the back. For each bag, you’ll find a corresponding “Blind Tasting” info card. On the info card, you can read about the origins, roaster, process, flavors, tasting notes, and altitudes. Shop now>>

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Blind Tasting Experience

1. To start the blind tasting, open the app and select “Start a Tasting.”
2. Add each brew to your tastings by entering its unique 5 digit code found on the info cards included in your box. In The Black Box, we received four samples, each labeled A, B, C, or D.
3. Record your brewing method. Start by recording your brewing technique (French Press/Chemex/AeroPress.) Track water temperature, grind, brew time, coffee, and water weight.
4. Rate the taste by ranking by strength and extraction.
5. Rate your overall enjoyment of your coffee tasting experience between 1 (poor) 10 (superb).
6. Add any final remarks and complete your tasting.
7. Reveal the name and origin of the roast. You can even “meet the roastmaster” and review how their tasting notes compare to your own!
8. Read other Angels’ Cup subscribers’ tasting notes and interact with the community.

While tasting each coffee sample I noticed a few details during brewing that I never noticed before making this conscious effort through Angels’ Cup. I learned that I lean towards a darker to medium roast. The light roast taste felt less like I was drinking coffee and more like drinking a strong cup of tea, for example. Shop now>>

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In my dark to medium roast coffees, I look for rich and earthy flavors. I never quite knew what flavors I was looking for, though. After trying my samples and reading their info cards I’ve discovered characteristics I’ll look for the next time I buy coffee.

Using the app to track my experience was convenient but there are a few quirks and improvements that would help the user experience. Creating a new profile for anything always feels daunting and like a big commitment. Installing the option to login via other social/email accounts would streamline the transition between drinking the coffee and joining the Angels’ Cup community.  In addition, when recording your ‘Brew Method’ there are no drop-down options. You’ll have to record each weight, temperature, and time for each brew and remember them when you begin tracking. Also – the app uses grams as their standard measurement. I would have preferred seeing teaspoons/cups/ounces as options. Shop now>>

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I really enjoyed the size of each sample. I could get at least 5 cups of coffee out of each bag giving me plenty of time to experiment and find the best brewing process.

The overall experience was enjoyable and educational! I learned a lot about the characteristics that make up coffee including flavor, origin, and brewing process. I tasted firsthand the differences between light, medium, and dark roasts and read about other coffee drinker’s experiences with different brewing techniques that all resulted in different opinions. In addition, using the Angels’ Cup app extended the coffee experience to the digital community while allowing me to connect with others and track my brewing experience. It’s amazing to see all of the things that go into making a good cup of coffee.  Shop now>>

Angels’ Cup Coffee Reviews: Subscription Options

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The Cupping Flight: Four 1 oz. coffee samples

  • Whole, coarse or fine grounds
  • Enjoy 2 cups of coffee per sample
  • Total cost: $8.99 + Shipping; $1.49 per cup
  • Shop now>>

 

The Black Box:  Four 2.75oz unique, delicious, and fresh coffee samples in a blind tasting experience

  • Whole, coarse or fine grounds
  • Enjoy 5 ½ cups of coffee from each sample size.
  • Total cost: $17.99  + Shipping ; $1.05 per cup
  • Shop now>>

 

All Stars: One 12 oz. bag of customer top-rated whole beans

  • 24 cups of coffee per bag
  • Total cost: $17.49 + Shipping; $0.94 per cup
  • Shop now>>

Angels’ Cup Reviews: Shipping

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Angels’ Cup ships to the United States and Canada. The shipping fee to an address in the United States can cost between $3-5 per order. Packages shipped to Canada cost between $10-15 per order depending on your selected subscription.  Shop now>>

Angels’ Cup Coffee Reviews: Bottom Line

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Angels’ Cup delivers high-quality coffee to subscribers while educating consumers on the vast world of coffee. You can join the Angels’ Cup community when you sign up for their app to track and share tasting experiences.

We loved the simple, cute packaging and process. You open a small box with clear directions right on the box and small info cards for each coffee sample. I like the digital community-building aspect. Using the App to track your blind tasting facilitates mindfulness and tracks your experience in a clear and concise way. No need to grab a pen or lose track of a tasting sheet.

And while the community aspect of Angels’ Cup was a fun activity and hobby, the app needs minor updates to enhance the user experience. Such as drop-down menus, metric options, and a back button.  In addition, for each sample, you were prompted to guess the origin of the roast. Since this was my first time I was super lost on what countries/regions could be possible answers. In the future, I think the guessing aspect can reflect your growing knowledge of coffee. For your first order, the simpler the question, the better. Then, as you expand your tastings the questions become more complex.

We would recommend Angels’ Cup to the coffee curious, coffee experts, and everyone in between.  And think that The Black Box would make a great gift!  The three subscription options provide tasting experiences and a warm welcoming into a coffee-drinking community. Send as a gift to your long distance friends and family. Buy for yourself to refresh your mornings. Add a twist of excitement and find a new hobby with Angels’ Cup coffee.  Shop now>>

Enjoy!

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This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
rebecca-housh-ms-rdn-ldn-registered-dietitianRebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.

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