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The people at Tonx are on a bit of a crusade. They travel the world sourcing great coffee, roast it to perfection and ship it super fresh to your door. They believe you can make coffee in your kitchen that beats the pants off most of the brews we wait in long lines for at the best coffeebars. All by starting with the right beans.

And they believe in it so much that they are offering a free trial.

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Tonx will send you a generous sample bag and let you try before you buy and their team is quick to lend a hand with brewing tips or helping you figure out your coffee machine.

Every shipment comes with information about each coffee they release and includes short letters from the team. Here’s an excerpt from a recent one:

Most people still buy their beans at the grocery store. Stuff that has been sitting on shelves and in warehouses for months. Stale coffee without roast dates, with big brand names, and mysterious pedigrees. It has led many people to believe falsely that coffee made at home is a pale shadow of what you can get brewed at a coffee shop.

It’s a bit like going to the pet store to buy a puppy but getting a dead raccoon instead. And then taking the dead raccoon home, trying to play fetch with it, taking it on walks, frightening the children… all the while remaining oblivious to the joys of actual puppy ownership, eventually posting a photo of the dead raccoon to Craigslist under the header “free puppy to good home” and deciding that maybe a goldfish is more your speed.

So give them a try and become a believer yourself.



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