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Welcome to another month with the box subscription: Coffee and a Classic. I ordered it through Cratejoy (affiliate link). The box that I subscribe to is the monthly starter classic box which includes a book, drink, bookmark, and two bookish items. They also have a standard classic box which includes everything in the starter box plus a snack, mug, and is packaged in a photo box.

What did I get in my box this month? I am going to share the contents with you here. My review is not for the book or the items I received because I haven’t read/used them yet, but instead will be for the content and subscription experience.


The box arrived in good shape and it was clearly labeled so I knew what it was right away.

On the top of everything was a postcard listing what items I would find in the box.

The first item in the box was a Book Character Pin Set.

The second item in the box was a Book Illustration Wood Slice Coaster with Canvas Bag.

The third item in the box was a package of Black & Tan Blend coffee from Coffee by Design.

The fourth item in the box was a Book Quote Maple Wood Bookmark.

The fifth item in the box was the book… The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. There are two book options to choose from every month: adult classic or children’s classic. This is the children’s classic.

Here is everything I received in this box.

Check out the unboxing video on YouTube!


What I liked:

  • You can get a sneak peak of the classic book choices before the box ships out.
  • You can choose from three different drink options.
  • All of the items related to the book choice.
  • The coffee packet makes at least one full pot (12 oz) and is a good size to try out.
  • The book I received was a quality copy.
  • The price included the shipping cost.
  • Everything was packaged well.
  • The bookmark was a sturdy design.

What I didn’t like:

  • The book was a paperback instead of hardcover.
  • The coaster was not my thing.

Overall Opinion

This is one of my favorite subscription boxes. I love the quality of the classic books and coffee. The box is curated in such a fun way. Even though I knew what book I was getting, I still found opening this box to be a fun experience. I was a little disappointed about getting a paperback copy and the coaster was not my thing but I’m still looking forward to reading this classic and enjoying the coffee and fun bookmark.

This subscription service is $41.99 and includes shipping.

-Loraine Nunley

Unboxing and review of the Coffee and a Classic subscription box for May 2021 #curlupwithaclassic #SubscriptionBox @classicbookbox @cratejoy Click To Tweet

I have found some wonderful boxes. My YouTube channel is full of video unboxing’s if you are interested. I also share my unboxing’s on my sister website for those boxes that are not books.

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