Behind the Box: Coffee Hot Chocolate

Welcome to Behind the Box, our new series to introduce you to exciting merchants on the Cratejoy Marketplace! Each of these merchants has a unique, important story to tell, and we’re eager to help them grow.

Today, we sat down with Joe, the founder of Coffee Hot Chocolate! As the founder of popular cocktail box SaloonBox, Joe and his team are experts in what makes a drink delicious enough to order straight to your door. Subscribers can see that expertise in every kit of gourmet hot chocolate or craft coffee they receive.

Learn more below about Joe’s journey from mixology to coffee connoisseur -- and how you, too, can upgrade your mornings (or chilly fall evenings!) with a warm drink.


Tell us your story! What inspired you to launch your box?

We launched a cocktail subscription box, SaloonBox, in 2015. Since then, we have received many requests for other craft and non-alcoholic imbibing options. Besides premium cocktails, we love drinking locally-made coffees and high-quality hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows. We wanted to share this treat with everyone by putting together monthly boxes called Coffee Hot Chocolate.

Why is your box unique? How are you different than your competition?

We offer locally-sourced options with the perspective of a mixologist, given our SaloonBox cocktail kit foundation.

What do you want customers to know?

We take pride in our selections and we are passionate about the products that we put into our boxes!