GlobeIn Artisan Box Review September 2017: Wired
GlobeIn Artisan Box is a monthly subscription box featuring favorite products from global artisans. Each box is curated around a monthly theme selected by the editor with the aim of helping you experience new and interesting products and cultures. They kindly sent us this box for review.
GlobeIn always has been, and always will be, one of my favourite boxes to receive. I have products from my GlobeIn boxes all over my house and I ALWAYS get compliments on them. People are constantly asking me where I got them from. I actually have to stop myself from going on their website because I want to buy everything in their shop. I honestly can’t recommend this box enough!
GlobeIn has recently made some changes to the Artisan Box so I figured we should go over the details:
The Artisan Box is now The Artisan Box Club!
All of their subscriptions will now fall under one name; The Artisan Box Club. There are 4 Club membership levels:
- Premium: A monthly curated collection of premium products, starting from $33
- Deluxe: A smaller monthly curated collection, starting from $25
- Essential: A single monthly curated product, starting from $10
- Starter: Choose your own products, starting from $10
Want to get pumped, amped, fueled? This coffee kit has got all the accessories you need to jazz yourself up.
CERAMIC SUGAR BOWL FRUM MOROCCO
Sweet things call for special containers, don’t they? Handcrafted in the renowned Serghini Workshops, your lovely new sugar bowl will make adding that delicious lump (or two!) that much more delightful.
Serghini Workshops is a studio founded by master ceramicist, Moulay Ahmed Serghini, whose family has been passing the craft down from one generation to the next since 1830.
But Serghini’s legacy has been more than the just the craft of clay. Throughout his lifelong career, his studio became a place where his students turned their lives around, growing out of poverty and into self-sufficient master ceramicists themselves. To this day, Serghini Workshops sets wages above minimum levels, provides healthcare and pension plans, and guarantees safe working conditions. Sweet deal!
Suggested use: Fill with your choice of sweetener. Keep on the countertop or bring out for coffee time!
This couldn’t be more perfect! I made myself a cute little coffee bar when we moved in to our new house last year and until now, the only thing missing was a sugar bowl. I don’t personally put sugar in my coffee, but the BF does and he definitely needs a sugar bowl because it’s too much work to look through the pantry each morning for the bag of sugar we keep in there. We have been using this bowl for the last few days and he’s a happy camper.
CERAMIC MILK PITCHER FROM MOROCCO
Abdelhak is an example of an artisan whose life was turned around by working with the Serghini Workshops. Abdelhak started his career at an early age to support his parents. At 18, he joined the workshops under the tutelage of Moulay Ahmed Serghini, who trained him in the traditional art of Moroccan ceramics. Years later, he became known as one of the best painters in his city.
At Serghini Workshops, it’s all about loyalty and lineage. Today, Abdelhak is 50 years old and still working with the workshops. He has even traveled to Tunisia to train others in the techniques Serghini transmitted to him. And the loyalty goes both ways. Abdelhak receives a fair wage, and has his healthcare and retirement plan provided for.
I love that we received a milk pitcher to go with the sugar bowl. I won’t use this as often as the bowl, but it will be nice when we have company over for breakfast or morning coffee. Or for my Bailey’s when the weather gets cold…….December is coffee/Bailey’s month around here.
OLIVE WOOD COFFEE SPOON FROM KENYA
In the remote, bandit-strewn forests of Kenya, a group of woodcarvers arrive at the site of an olive tree, finding safety in their numbers. Together they fell the tree, split it up, and, right then and there, begin carving the basic forms of their wares into the soft, rich wood.
These “rough drafts” are then transported back to town where the, men gather under the canopy to carve them into completion in a relaxed, communal atmosphere.
The carvers of your lovely little spoon are members of the Kamba people in Kenya. Working in a cooperative structure not only keeps them safe in the woods, it also brings more prosperity to each individual than would be possible by competing against each other in the saturated local markets.
Suggested use: Measure your beans and/or stir in milk and sugar to create the perfect cuppa joe.
This box keeps getting better and better. My coffee bar also happens to include a couple Mason Jars full of ground coffee. I currently have a few silver spoons beside the jars for easy access but this wood spoon is SO much better than regular spoons. I now feel like my coffee bar is complete.
FAIR TRADE GROUND COFFEE FROM EAST TIMOR
One day in 2009, in a remote Atsabe village, Brismo Gomes was doubled over in laughter. This is because Dean Cycon, owner of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee, had just walked into his village and given a speech in Tetun, the local language. Although Brismo had been growing coffee for years, he had never seen such a thing. He was astonished that an American company would go so far as to learn the local language in the name of co-creating a meaningful, mutual relationship.
Today, Dean’s Beans continues to buy all the coffee grown in Atsabe, and to develop its relationship with the village. Every year, Brismo attends meetings with local growers to prioritize changes they would like to see. Then, with the support of Dean’s Beans, they make it happen. Some things that have happened recently include a solar-powered computer training program and a maternal health clinic.
Suggested use: Brew and enjoy!
There really isn’t anything better than a quality bag of ground coffee. This rounds out the box perfectly.
PURPLE AMAPOLA BASKET FROM MEXICO
Your new basket is the latest creation from our weaver friends in Oaxaca. It is the perfect countertop accessory for stashing things that are used just too darn often to put all the way away. Coffee maybe? Just a guess!
Meet Emilia Garcia Hernandez, a weaver who worked on this order of baskets. Emilia’s mother taught her to weave when she was 10 years old. Today she is 45, and thinking about what assets she can send her own daughter forward with.
Living with her husband and their five kids, Emilia uses her GlobeIn income to contribute to expenses for their large family. Her main focus is sending her daughter to university. One basket at a time, Emilia is saving to offer her daughter this incredible gift.
Suggested use: Fill with coffee packs or tea bags and place next to your stovetop or coffee maker.
I rave about these gorgeous baskets all the time. I go on and on about all the different ways I use them, and the fact that I have them all over the house. But…..belive it or not, I never thought of using one on my coffee bar to stash my tea and coffee in. How have I not thought of this!? #mindblown
I feel like this might be a bonus item but I’m not entirely sure. Regardless, I love it!
GlobeIn Artisan Box Review September 2017: Wired
Love, love, love!! But then again, what’s not to love about a subscription box full of coffee related items?! I honestly couldn’t be happier. If I could receive a box just like this every month, one full of coffee accessories, my life would be complete. GlobeIn never disappoints me, and they always come up with the best themes. I’m kind of addicted to my morning coffee ritual, so this month’s box is probably one of my favourites. I already have every item on my coffee bar and they look absolutely perfect. If there’s any chance of them doing repeat themes in the future I really hope this is one of them.
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