Un’kuppd Pour-over Coffee - Barista Approved Pour-Over Coffee Subscription: 14 Pack Box
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- Fourteen, single serve Un'kup packs make 14 cups of specialty-grade, pour-over coffee. Say goodbye to messy equipment and clean-up without compromising on quality.
- Our minimalist, "origami" filter design takes the guesswork out of a perfect cup. Just tear off the top of the filter, hang onto your mug, and pour over. Don't worry about grind size or portions--we've dialed it in for you so your coffee is ready to go.
- Un'kuppd delivers a unique, monthly assortment of specialty grade coffees from US and European coffee roasters. From sustainable sourcing to organic and rainforest alliance certified coffee, we look for roasters who are doing things differently.
- Un'kuppd and hot water are all you need to make a perfect cup of coffee anywhere. Throw a handful of pocket sized Un'kuppd packs in a suitcase for specialty grade coffee on the road, or pack some into the woods on your next camping trip.
- Make barista approved coffee at home without the messy, bulky equipment (hello, counterspace!) And with Un'kuppd, our single origin coffees are café quality without the café price.
Past Featured Roasters
Exceptional coffee, anywhere you are
Each month, Un'kuppd delivers 14 cups of barista approved, pour-over coffee in an innovative, single serve design. We only showcase exceptional roasters and a selection of their best coffees.
Alex Kitain has high standards for coffee. He previously founded "The Coffeevine", which only features Europe's top coffee roasters. He sets the same high standard for Freshdrip, the barista in your pocket.
Copper Cow (Los Angeles)
Copper Cow is organically grown, sustainably farmed Vietnamese coffee. Founder Debbie Mullin ensures quality from bean to cup by working directly with the farmers in Dalat.
Reborn Coffee (Brea, CA)
Reborn patented a unique water process to "sprout" their award-winning coffee before roasting. Take the same, delicious pourover coffee served up in their SoCal cafes with you anywhere.
Un'kuppd showcases specialty coffee roasters each month who are doing something differently. They might source beans from sustainable farms, empower women business owners or promote fair trade. But they are always exceptional.
Minimalist Pour-over Design
Un'kuppd is barista approved, pour-over coffee without the messy equipment. Our specialty-grade coffee is optimally ground and sealed in an innovative filter so it always arrives fresh and ready to brew. You just need hot water and a cup.
Un'compromised coffee, anywhere
Your average single serve machine churns out stale, weak coffee, trading quality for convenience. It's time to un'compromise your coffee. With Un'kuppd, you just need hot water and a cup to get quick, barista approved coffee anywhere.
We're Jonathan and Carl...
...partners in coffee and life. Carl has been working in the coffee industry for years importing from European coffee roasters, and Jonathan is a newly minted UCLA MBA (go Bruins!)
We're passionate about travel, but one of the things we hated when traveling was waking up to hotel coffee. Do we dare use the dusty coffee pot? Do we even bother if there are only pods? Is that a pack of instant in the corner, there?!
We set out to create un'compromised, single serve coffee that we'd be excited to pack in our own suitcase. Un'kuppd was born. We believe that it's the perfect marriage of specialty grade coffee, portability and convenience. And we don't plan on having a bad coffee morning anywhere ever again!
Frequently Asked Questions
Top 5 Reasons to Go Un'kuppd
- Perfect pour-over coffee without the equipment, setup or cleanup.
- Say goodbye forever to the office pod machine and its "coffee".
- Hello open road! Brew anywhere with hot water and a cup.
- Your new coffee stowaway. Stash a few pour-over packs in your backpack so you're never without.
- Sustainably sourced and specialty grade. Always.
Is the coffee fresh?
Yes, the coffee is nitro-sealed fresh until you're ready to brew. We can't say the same about those beans you've had in the pantry for weeks.
Is this instant coffee?
No. Our pour-over packs contain ground, specialty coffee that you brew with hot water. It's like having all that fancy equipment, but pocket-sized.
What does "specialty grade" mean?
It means the green coffee has earned 80+ points on a 100 point scale. All of our coffees are specialty grade, which means they taste absolutely fabulous.
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My only complaint is the cardboard "ears". Not quite strong enough. But holding them in place works or maybe a rubber band or something like that will improve the experience. Takes about the same time as any pour over. But the taste is very good.
I usually brew a big tumbler mug of coffee every morning using an auto-drip coffee pot, or a pour over carafe.
With that said, the time it takes to boil and brew a cup (or 2) of "Un'kuppd" coffee is comparable to using the pour over method.
I do find it as a potential alternative to K-cups, however not if your goal is to save time & money.
If you are looking for single serve coffee that is of high quality, specialty roasted, and you enjoy the process of brewing it then I would highly suggest you try it out like me.
However, if you are looking for an alternative to K-cups for the sole purpose of cutting down your plastic use and you expect the time you spend making it to be the same then you will be disappointed.
K-cup coffee to me, always has a different taste. I cannot put my tongue on it, but it just always has a different taste no matter the machine or coffee I use. Perhaps it's the plastic in the machine, perhaps it's the plastic in the K-cups, I'm not sure. You do not get any different tastes like that using "Un'kuppd".
I usually arrange my morning routine around making my coffee so time is not normally an issue for me.
If it is on a particular day, I will just go to a local coffee shop and buy a cup there.
You certainly do get what you pay for, being the presentation, quality, and experience.
I was truly excited as a coffee drinker to receive, open, and brew my first few cups.
I would not suggest this service as an alternative to your main source of coffee, unless of course you have unlimited income.
For the occasional single-serve use I think it is well worth it. If you have a way to boil water it would be fantastic in a RV, boat, or while camping for sure!
It would be more enjoyable to see more information about the specific coffee you receive.
If you take a look at the pictures they do include some information on the roaster and coffee they use in the monthly box.
In this box I received a dark-roast Brazil coffee and a medium-roast Ethiopia coffee.
Now I have had coffee from Ethiopia before, but I never had any from Brazil to my knowledge.
The coffee from Brazil had an expiration date in the middle of 2020 while the Ethiopia coffee had an expiration date in the middle of 2021.
So for that reason I chose to try the Brazil coffee first and knowing that it makes between 6oz. to 7oz. of coffee (though I'm sure you could do a whole 10oz. to 12oz. mug just fine) I decided to brew 2 standard mugs at a time.
I never understand tasting notes of a coffee. I do not know where they come from.
However, I will say when I opened the packages it smelled super fresh and aromatic.
It takes just a few steps, but be careful not to pull too hard and rip it.
After opening the sealed package, make sure to hold the top of the filter and shake it back and forth so all of the coffee is at the bottom.
Also gently extend the flaps a little so they are ready to stretch after opening.
Rip the very top of the filter off according to the arrows, then you gently extend each piece of the arms and it actually sort of locks onto the lip of the mug.
It has to be a standard mug, as a really wide mug I do not think it would stretch enough to fit it without breaking.
This is where my suggestion comes into play.
On a regular mug, once the mug gets about half-full it starts to touch the bottom of the filter.
The instructions do say that this is not a problem of course.
And that means that although you can keep brewing, the coffee isn't going to flow through the filter as easily.
So after waiting a little bit I took the top of the filter and just held it and let it drip.
It is very similar to letting a tea bag drip from a string or spoon held above the mug before discarding it.
The top of the filter is cool by now so I was not touching anything hot.
My suggestion... is similar to how it sort of locks into place on the lip of the mug, I wish there was a sort of 2nd position where you can mount the filter higher up out of the mug to let it finish draining without having to hold it.
I do not want to say change the position completely as I do think you get more flavor letting it sit for a bit.
I'm not sure if it is physically possible, but take my suggestion with a grain of sugar.
I do not have any idea yet on how the Ethiopia coffee tastes, but I'm sure it will be delightful.
Also just a side note, I do take my coffee with just sugar, no dairy.
The package came in a plastic mailer and when I opened it I pulled out the lovely subscription box.
Upon opening it I was greeted with a few cards I have pictured, and what was not pictured was essentially a receipt on a shipping label that looked like a hand-written note thanking me for my purchase from Jonathan.
I'm pretty sure this was written with a marker and was a really nice personal touch.
However, if it was machine generated then you fooled me!
The individual packages were presented inside a paper wrap with a small sticker.
Lastly, I do not see anything about the coffee being fair-trade or organic. On the Amazon page it does say it is "sustainably sourced and specialty grade". On the packages I received it does say it is 100% arabica beans. It certainly seems that it is not a mass-produced, large batch coffee. It also seems that they offer a variety of coffees depending on the month. Perhaps some coffee you receive may be fair-trade and/or organic, but not always.
What a great and innovative idea.
The filters do seem to be some sort of paper/poly blend. I don't think it could be a 100% paper filter as it could possibly fall apart when brewing.
I cannot wait for my next box!
I never took so many pictures for a product review before... I really love coffee!
The coffee is delicious, and I love that the packets are compostable! The price is a bit high, and I think the box packaging (cute but excessive) could be adjusted to reduce the price point.
- Delicious coffee that's easy to make
- Very easy to clean up compared to other methods
- Presentation is excellent and instructions are very helpful
- Only 6 oz per cup, and you will have to pour the water in slowly over time because the filter bag is tiny
- Super expensive for the quality; IMO coffee should be $1 per cup
- Only two types in the 14 pack box: Brazil and Ethiopia; more variety would be nice
- Way too much plastic per box!
I think the value here lies in being able to take this on the go if you were camping or doing some type of road trip. However, in both those cases you would need hot water. I won't continue my subscription but I am glad that I gave this a try.