Sunday, January 27, 2019

Coffee and a Classic: Jane Eyre

I got my January Coffee and a Classic box yesterday and, I have to tell you, it was just as beautiful as the December box! So beautifully curated and full of surprises I might never have tried on my own. I told Matt that this is one gift box I will keep getting for a very long time. Okay, so maybe I said forever, but... you know, forever is a long time.

The book is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Though I read this book when it was assigned in a Women's lit class in college, somewhere around 2008 or 2009, I cannot wait to read it again. I actually started it again last night and I'm really enjoying it. The edition that came in the box is from Paper Mill Classics, and it is gorgeous. The cover is a lovely white paper, with purple accents.

Matt was here while I was opening the box yesterday and he was quite impressed. He said he was surprised how themed the box is, every single thing going together perfectly. The little thing hiding in the top left corner is a little journal, each of it's pages unlined and watermarked with the picture of the woman on the front of the book. It all goes together so well.

The mug that came with the box feels delicate and has this pretty texture. The quote on the front is from the book. I'm sure I mentioned before, but the subscription options allows you to choose coffee, cocoa, or tea as your beverage. Cocoa is my drink of choice and this month's flavor is Earl Gray Hot Cocoa.

I have to tell you, I didn't think I would like it. I like tea and I like cocoa, but together? Um, not so much. But, you know, jokes on me. I actually really, really liked it. It's not overly sweet and has a nice tea flavor. I'm seriously going to look for this stuff online because it was so lovely. Matt had a sip and also liked it. My only objection to it is, as you would imagine, the texture. I think it must have tea ground up and blended with the cocoa, because it doesn't completely dissolve and the last sip or two has dregs, the way a cup of tea might. It's a small thing.

The box also includes a little journal, which I mentioned before has watermarked pages. The book mark is another quote from the book and is magnetic. It's currently on my fridge because the book has a ribbon book mark. The soap has a nice, pretty scent, but I'm not sure what it is. The best surprise was that chocolate bar. Like the cocoa, I expected to dislike it and again, I actually really enjoyed it. It's bittersweet chocolate, so it's not too sweet. The bar has a little bit of lavender and vanilla-infused sugar dust, and is the perfect amount of sweet. I'm going to be looking for more chocolate by Black Dinah Chocolatiers.

I'm about to go back to reading, as soon as I'm done writing this. My only concern is that I'll do damage to the book's spine reading it... but honestly, books are meant to be read, so I'm trying not to worry about it. Just like last month, I cannot wait to find out what they have planned for the next box. I saw someone on Instagram saying they live for this box and I'm beginning to understand why. It's perfect!

**Absolutely not a paid endorsement, I pay for this subscription every month. I just love the product.