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Coffee and A Classic- July

Alice Adventures in Wonderland

-And Through the Looking Glass

By Lewis Carroll

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood on

I have been trying to find ways to get my kids interested in books. Before all this pandemic stuff we would spend our Saturdays going to Barnes and Nobel. The younger kids sit in the children’s section and participate in storytime while the older kids walk around checking out other books. Oh, who am I kidding the older kids just go for coffee, not the books. I have often tried to bribe them to no avail. We have also gone to the library. Got each kid their very own library card. I buy books, check out book and I love to read. I have tried but they wont read.

As you have noticed in other blogs that I receive other subscription boxes. Mostly make up of course and yes you see that I have blogged about coffee and a classic. I just never really talked about how I came to find this box or even why I found a box that had nothing to do with baking. Anyway, I was going through one of those sites that list the many millions of subscriptions boxes and this literally caught my eye. A box where you get a classic, coffee and other cool items. I thought for sure one would like this one and I was right.. My then 11 year old immediately took to this box. And month after month we receive a new book and spend each night reading a couple of chapters a day.

We have just two chapters left of our June classic-The Secret Garden. He actually enjoyed it despite the fact that I have a hard time trying to read “Yorkshire” when DIckon, Martha, Ben and Dickons mom are speaking. After we have read our two chapters we both talk about how we would love to have a secret garden. Where we could just sit relax and admire all the pretty flowers growing around us while drinking a cup of coffee. Not having a care in the world. This is why I love books….We can imagine that we are in the book.

This is the nice box that contains our book, coffee and themed bookish items. Good sturdy photo box.

Who doens’t love Alice’s Adventures Wonderland? We cant wait to start reading this classic about Alice’s adventures as she runs into the Rabbit, Cheshire cat, joins the Mad Hatter for a tea party or plays a game of croquet with the Queen of Hearts.

Then part two Through the looking Glass where she meet characters like Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Humpty Dumpty and Queen Alice. Never read this part so I am a bit excited to read it for the first time with my son. To be honest I never read the first part either but I have seen the Disney animation of this wonderful classic.

I love the cover of this book. It feels like leather(its not) and the lettering is gold foil stamped. It also has a gold ribbon attached for you to use as a place mark. But in this box they have also included their very own handmade FABRIC AND CHARM bookmark.

Our new coffee for the month. This is from a company called Bard Coffee in Portland Maine. It is the Feliciano blend which has notes of White grape, plum, graham cracker and milk chocolate. I was afraid to try this one because of the grape and plum. And though it was delicious with a fruity, chocolaty taste I tasted blueberry. I think my taste bud are off a bit. Now, I am so not a coffee expert but am a coffee drinking one.

My son was really happy to see that this box contained a cup. Last box for reasons unknown did not contain their usual cup. This was a cute tea cup so he can have his very own Mad Hatters Tea Party. I love tea parties!

This is a 6 oz ceramic tea cup. He has already been using it to drink his coffee and some tea before bed.

They always include a snack of some kind. This one contained Jewel Toned Jelly Beans in three yummy tasting flavors-Bubblegum, Blueberry and Cherry. No I did not eat a blueberry jelly bean before tasting the coffee. As a matter of fact as I am writing this I just now noticed the blueberry. I also hate jelly beans. If its not chocolate I don’t eat it. Kids however enjoyed them.

This flavored lip balm comes from Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild. This tasty balm come in an Orange Marmalade flavor. Put this on your lips and then eat a nice hot biscuit. Just kidding. We have so many lip balms that we will not be opening this one just yet.

All the items that was so carefully packed in a nice reusable and sturdy photo box. .

I almost forgot about the cute little 100% cotton book bag. Just a perfect size to carry a book to the park. He probable wont use it but once we are done reading the book he can store it in the bag and save it.

I love this box so much. Not only do we spend some quality time together by reading a wonderful new book each month but it also gives me the chance to prove to him that reading is fun. The extra surprises do help as well.

Coffee and A Classic

Starter Classic


Choice of Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate

2 bookish items



Standard Classic


coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate



2 bookish items


High quality photo box


You will have a choice of two Classic Literature and Children’s Classic. Free shipping in the US and usually ships between the 19th and 23rd of each month. If you want to get the August box make sure to sign up before July 31st. They offer “Sneak Peaks” so you will be able to see what you are getting the following month. You can switch between the literature or the children’s classic just like you can switch between the drinks. I show my son the two books and allow him to make the decision as to which he would want to read. So far he has stuck with the children’s. He has also rotated between the drinks. He loved the tea but does love the coffee much better. If you like books and coffee this is the perfect subscription for you. I wont be giving this one up anytime soon.



***The pictures were taking by my 16 yr old and pictures were edited by my 13 year old. The 13 year old wanted to try it out an see how well he can do. They also wanted to help me out a bit with all this… I think they did a fantastic job*****

‘But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ said Alice. ‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the cat. ‘We’re all mad here.’

Lewis Carroll

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