Love & Coffee
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and chocolates and flowers will be sold by the millions across the world. Why not try something different this year and surprise your loved one with coffee instead!
Our Valentines Gift Boxes are an amazing gift of love to any coffee lover. Three delicious bags of Quirky Coffee Co coffee to tickle and tantalise the tastebuds of the one that holds your heart!
Valentines Day is celebrated worldwide with lovers giving each other cards and gifts. The first Valentines Day goes back to the year 496, thought to have originated from a Roman festival.
The festival was called Lupercalia and was held in the middle of February, a time that was officially the start of their springtime. During the celebrations, boys picked the names of girls from a bowl and they would be boyfriend and girlfriend throughout the festival. Sometimes they would even get married!
The Roman festival was later on turned into a Christian celebration and St. Valentine was remembered during this time and St. Valentine’s name started to be used by many to express their feelings for the ones that they loved and adored.
Who was St. Valentine?
There is some mystery behind the identity of St. Valentine for whom the day is named. St. Valentine’s Day is associated with a famous saint, however, there are several interesting accounts of who he was – perhaps you’d like to choose your favourite? The Catholic Church has recognised at least three saints named Valentine all of whom were martyred.
The most popular story is that St. Valentine was a Roman priest in the third century AD. However, others insist that it was Saint Valentine of Terni, a bishop, who was the true namesake of the holiday. He too was beheaded; by Claudius II outside Rome.
The Emperor – The Dark Side
Emperor Claudius II had forbidden marriage as he thought single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families because married soldiers might be afraid of what will happen to them or their families if they died.
Valentine, the Roman Priest, is said to have declared that this was unfair so he arranged marriages in secret. When the Emperor heard of this, Valentine was thrown into jail until his trial and eventual execution.
Falling in love in unusual places
One of the men who was to judge Valentine was a man called Asterius. His daughter was blind and Valentine was supposed to have prayed with and healed the young girl with such an astonishing effect that Asterius himself became Christian as a result. Whilst in jail Valentine fell in love with the young girl and when he was taken to his death on 14 February he sent her a love letter, he signed it “From your Valentine”.
The truth behind the various legends about Valentine are murky, however, all of the stories emphasise his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and most importantly a romantic figure
A gift of coffee is perfect for Valentine’s Day
Flowers and chocolates are traditional, yes, but think outside of the vase and chocolate box and purchase our Valentine’s Day coffee box. Our Valentine’s Day gift box comes complete with three bags of our most popular selling speciality coffee. You will receive two single origins and our signature Quirky blend all wrapped up in our recyclable Quirky Coffee Co tissue paper. The Valentine’s Day selection is neatly bound with red Valentine’s Day heart ribbon. The love of your life will be sure to know how you feel about them. The box of love is perfectly sized, it will slip into your letterbox, so need to wait for your parcel to be delivered. Our Valentine’s Day gift box also comes with free delivery.
A Valentine’s Day gift for the one you love – look no further than Quirky Coffee Co!
What about sending your love every single month?
Be even more generous on Valentine’s Day this year. Sign up to our subscription service between now and 14th February 2020 and receive 20% off of your first month. Give your lover coffee throughout the year – choosing from our complete range or select random and have a different coffee delivered into the hands of the one you love! We can either provide your subscription as whole bean coffee or ground coffee – just select from the drop-down menu. Don’t forget to enter the discount code love20%off at the checkout!
Easy coffee subscription
Our coffee subscription service starts from as little as £7.50 per month. We have made our service so easy, speciality coffee shipped every single month.
- Select your coffee.
- Choose your weight.
- Decide on Whole bean or your choice of grind.
- Checkout, done!
If you want to change your selection or amount of coffee at any time just contact us, we are here to help.
The first person that we should all love is ourselves so give the gift of coffee to YOU this Valentine’s Day. Coffee is good when shared but equally enjoyable for your quiet moments of ‘me’ time!
Happy Valentines Day
Show your love with the gift of coffee this Valentine’s Day and throughout the year.
Who will your Valentine be?
With love Quirky Coffee Co xxxxx