Coffee Time – A sponsored post


As you may have guessed from my birthday present from Mr Dave, I am a bit of a coffee fan! I drink it multiple times every day and I like “proper” coffee, either in a cafetiere or my lovely coffee machine, I also have a drip coffee machine.

So when I was offered the chance to review Kopi Coffee I jumped at the chance!

Kopi offer a subscription based service, from their site:

Every month we’ll send you a different hand-picked gourmet coffee chosen by our Kopi experts from around the world.

They have 3 different subscription levels

  1. Monthly – £9 gets you 250g of coffee delivered once a month and you can stop and start as you see fit
  2. 6-monthly – £8 a month (£48 every 6 months) for 250g of coffee delivered for 6 months
  3. Annual – £7 a month (£84 every 12 months) for 250g of coffee every month for a year

I got to try 100g of their January coffee:

Malawi Geisha AB Msese District

Which I have to say is out of this world! The coffee comes with a tasting notes document, so you can understand exactly what it is that you are drinking, where it is from and what you should be experiencing. I’m beginning to see that tasting coffee is a bit like tasting wine, but for me the best way I can describe this coffee is it is perfectly mellow, rich and delicious, no bitterness at all. It smells amazing and makes an awesome latte (yes, I realise this is a bit heathen!).

I really love the concept of the Kopi offering.  A monthly subscription is a really lovely idea, what a treat to get a new coffee to try once a month? But here comes the rub, I understand that Kopi pay their farmers a fair price and this is reflected in the cost, but for me, the amount of coffee I drink, even £7 for 250g is just a bit prohibitive.

I do however, think that it is something I would buy as a gift for someone else, for a special birthday, or possibly a wedding gift for a coffee loving couple – the cost as a treat to myself though is a bit beyond my means.


I’d like to thank Kopi coffee for allowing me a chance to review their coffee in exchange for this review. I was sent the sample free of charge.  The review is my genuine belief and I would not give a positive review unless I truly meant it.

Voucher Hub – Review


I’m probably a bit of a marketers wet dream.  I love a freebie, vouchers are like my new best friends and tell me I’ll get money off when I spend more and I’ll love you forever.

So when I got an email from fuel my blog asking for people to review Voucher Hub (in return for a threadless voucher none the less!) I was chuffed to bits.  I’m always on the lookout for ways to save money and thought I could probably give Voucher Hub a run for its money.

The thing about voucher sites that often puts me off is that you never know how reliable the links are going to be.  Voucherhub gets away from this problem by encouraging users to vote with a click when the voucher does or doesn’t work for them… and it is that simple, you don’t even need to log in (which makes a real difference).

The links at the top making searching the site dead easy – it breaks down all vouchers by the following categories “voucher codes”, “expiring soon”, and “restaurant vouchers”.  The search function is great, you can choose to search either by product or store, depending on what you are looking for.  Lets take an example of pizza…

Currently if you search for pizza you get a choice of 10 sites to look at, including the big names, like dominos, pizza hut and pizza express.  The variety of vouchers is huge, but you are bound to find something to make your meal much better value for money – doesn’t it always taste better that way?

Finally, if you have a voucher of your own, just add it using the form, its easy to do, and again, no registration necessary.  These guys really want you to share your moneysaving ideas and tips with them.  It seems only fair, if you benefit that you help others.

I guess one of the down sides of this site (if there are any!) is that it’s kinda easy to end up spending more than you planned, but as long as if you need to you show a little restraint, it can really help, especially if you already have a purchase planned, why not save?!