For coffee fiends, an average cup of home brewed joe just won't do. If you've become a little too reliant on the skills of your neighborhood barista, you may want to look at Tonx Coffee, a new subscription service coffee company based in Los Angeles. Founders Tony Konecny, a former head roaster at Seattle's Victrola Coffee Roasters, and Nik Bauman, co-founder of Foodzie.com, believe it's possible to make the perfect cup of coffee at home; all you need are the right beans. To that end Tonx offers one small, supremely fresh batch of whole coffee beans at a time, shipped to your doorstep every two weeks.
The company's subscription service is very simple: for $38 a month get a 12 ounce bag of beans delivered to your home every two weeks. Pricey? Yes, but if you want the very best coffee beans can offer, the guys behind Tonx promise they have it. As Konecny told the LA Weekly in this interview, they promise to "nail the roasting" and are working on "putting out a product so good that if you like coffee, 99% of the time, you should like what we're shipping." Their company description pretty much says it all:
Tonx wants you to drink good coffee. We are a small team of coffee fanatics dedicated to becoming your best option for getting the best beans for brewing at your home, your office, or your batcave (if you are Batman). We think coffee can and should be both great and approachable. We sweat the fussy details so that you don't have to. We aim to always be delightful in your press, aero, cone, chemex, hario, or clever coffee making device.
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Sign Up: Tonx Coffee Subscription, $38/month for two 12 ounce bags of coffee