Coffee subscription services, sometimes referred to as coffee clubs, have been around for quite some time and certainly offer some useful benefits.
Here is how it works:
You sign up and usually receive some kind of thank you gift. You then choose the cafes you like, set the frequency of your home deliveries, hand in your credit card information … and that’s about it.
This is a great idea if the amount of coffee you consume each month is fairly consistent.
And even if you don’t, most cafes allow you to change the frequency of deliveries at any time.
They will also allow you to change your choice of coffees. So just because you’ve selected a particular cafe or group of cafes for one month doesn’t mean you can’t change it for the next.
How do you choose which coffee club to join?
Our advice is to experiment. Try a few.
Some of the big coffee brands offer subscription services, but we have a soft spot for some of the smaller, more interesting newcomers.
Here are some of the newest and most interesting coffee club membership services.
They are entrepreneurial startups, focused on taste and quality. And don’t always expect them to offer you a wide selection of coffees. Some just send you what’s great that week or that month.
Enjoying a good coffee can sometimes be surprising.
Free coffee box is different because it’s more than just a coffee membership club, it also has a strong environmental message. The coffees are delivered in single-use sachets. Very cool. Good coffees too. Get your 1st month free!
To exchange is interesting because they take you through a questionnaire to find out what type of coffee you will enjoy the most. And then they match you with some recommended beans. Want to know what kind of coffee drinker you are? You can take their questionnaire here …
Can of beans We tried a few of their coffees. See one of our reviews here. Or check out the Bean Box website to see what they offer.
Crema.co. These types are coffee preservers, sourcing coffee from independent roasters in small quantities. They offer a neat service which includes a “Pause” function. Handy if you are going out of town. Read our review here.
Atlas Coffee Club Read our review here.
Brothers Coffee Company Read our review of them and one of the coffees featured here.
Joe’s Brew Club You receive coffees and biscotti. Good idea! Our practical test here.
Cup of angels You get coffee in sample-sized packages, along with a tasting app to help you taste every coffee like a pro. Our opinion here.
Drifting cafe Try out different cafes, then use their site to let them know which ones you like best. See our review of one of their cafes here.
We love these new companies and will add more to the list when we meet them.
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