La Marzocco Home Espresso Subscription: Recent experiences

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Quirquincho

#1: Post by Quirquincho »

What has your recent experience been like with the LM Home Espresso subscription? Are you still happy? Are you unhappy?

I have often thought about subscribing but was a bit hesitant because of the price. However, as roasters have raised their prices, the cost of the subscription has remained the same. It now seems to me comparatively less steep and the subscription more appealing.

At the same time, I have noticed that the occasional discussions around the month's coffee have slowly disappeared from this forum. I wonder if they have migrated elsewhere or if people have moved away from the subscription.

Have subscribers noticed changes in their subscription as coffee prices rise, like more frequent deliveries of smaller bags ("shrinkflation"), quality issues or other things?

Thanks!

beans+crumble

#2: Post by beans+crumble »

I had the La Marzocco coffee subscription for 3 months earlier this year as a Christmas gift. I was happy with the coffee that was selected. 2 bags from a different roaster each month with a brew guide card for each. Nice variety of roasts types and growing regions. The only reason that I didn't continue the subscription is because I already had a subscription of my own from a local roaster that I'm happy with... I paused my own subscription while receiving the La Marzocco one. I enjoyed what I received from La Marzocco.

dparrish
Supporter ♡

#3: Post by dparrish »

I've continued to be a subscriber over the past 2 years or so. The fun is in never knowing what you'll get. Most roasters send 2 bags, one geared toward more traditional espresso, and another in more of the new wave (single origin, lighter roasts) category. It's a great way to sample coffees literally from around the world. It's well worth it, IMO.

danny31292

#4: Post by danny31292 »

I've been a subscriber for a few years and overall am still happy. I appreciate the brew guides but am surprised more roasters don't suggest some sort of preinfusion. I agree that it has become a better deal with inflation. Every so often I get bags roaster darker than I'd prefer but usually they're still quality coffees. I recently got a DE1 Pro and have a monolith on the way. I'm thinking of pausing my subscription so I can focus on honing my skills on coffees most suited to the monolith.

larscoffee

#5: Post by larscoffee »

I actually just subscribed a few days ago. Looking forward to seeing what kinds of roasters and coffees they curate. Would be excited to start some threads about incoming coffees.