I got this as a gift for my mom who runs on coffee and loves to read. I got the three month subscription for Christmas. I went for the starter classic literature (no snack included). It came on time and she absolutely LOVED this box. The coffee is packaged nicely and you get enough for about one pot.
Each book is high quality, they look beautiful on the shelf and have ribbon bookmarks. They aren't hardcover, but they aren't your standard paperback either. The three books she received are Great Expectations, Jane Eyre and The Last of the Mohicans.
The items accompanying the book are fabulous! Each month had a bookmark and several other items related to the book (candle, ornament, wax melts, mini notebook, dream-catcher).
Everything was packaged beautifully. The box is stamped with the 'Coffee and a Classic' logo, and everything is secured with brown shredded filler paper. I was able to just wrap the first shipment and the presentation went over extremely well on Christmas morning. Another great benefit is your gift lasts for a while. She really enjoyed getting surprises for several months (who doesn't?!) I would absolutely get this again in the future.
Got this as a gift for my brother. He really enjoyed the first two shipments. The glass pieces were beautiful and nice to use. In the last shipment the glass pipe was shaped like a doughnut, and while it looks really cool it is not very functional.
The surprise items included are themed to match the pipe. There is usually a smoking accessory or two (rolling papers, cone tubes) and some other type of accessory or two (socks, lanyard, pin).
I got the three month subscription and for the price the value is fantastic. I will probably get this again for his birthday.