The 7 best coffee subscriptions

Never tried a coffee subscription service? It’s a great way to try delicious, rare coffees from around the world at home but which subscriptions are the best?

A coffee subscription service is a fabulous way to try delicious, rare coffees from around the world at home. Most services will start by asking you a few questions about your taste and brewing preferences and match you with the perfect plan. Some companies allow you to select a one-off starter pack before signing up for a period of time – three, six or 12 months are popular and you may be offered a rolling contract (weekly, fortnightly or monthly) In this article, we are looking at the best coffee subscription services but everyone has different ideas and experiences

1) Pact Coffee

Pact Coffee located in Bermondsey, London has been sourcing and roasting coffee since 2012 and has offered a subscription since the first day. The team sources speciality coffee from over nine exciting origins and has forged long-term relationships with over 150 coffee farmers. Using the Direct Trade Model, Pact pays on average 55% above the Fairtrade base price ensuring that farmers get a good deal. You can choose from filter, espresso or coffee pods, regular of decaffeinated, the perfect grind and the ideal delivery frequency in days. You can get a delivery every day if you so choose – up to a delivery every 60 days. There’s so much choice.

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Pact Coffee house blend
Pact coffee three month subscription

2) Mission Coffee Works 

Mission Coffee is proud of the fact that it buys the best green beans, roasts them with care and gets them to customers via a fully flexible subscription. There’s a flat pricing structure, the company says it buys ethically and the coffee changes seasonally. You can choose from a selection of grinds and either 250g or 1kg bags delivered every week, fortnight or month or for a fixed time – three, six or 12 months

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Mission coffee works subscription box
Mission coffee works coffee in a cup.

3) Blue Coffee Box 

Blue box coffee buys handpicked speciality arabica gourmet coffee from 22 countries and help you select according to your taste preference. The coffee is hand-roasted in the UK and delivered in a letter-box friend Eco Box with origin and tasting notes. All coffee is ethically sourced, in 100% plastic free compostable packing and roasted by the UK’s best roasters. You can choose from bean, coarse grind for cafetiere, medium grind for drippers and very fine for espresso and stove tops. You have a choice of roast depth (light to dark and decaf) and can choose fortnightly, monthly or every two months. If you are buying a present, gift boxes are available. 

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4) Beans Coffee Club 

Beans Coffee Club says it’s the UK’s largest coffee club so you’ll be in good company. To get you started, Beans asks seven quick questions about your preferred brewing method and taste preferences and then you’re matched with your dream coffee. In each delivery, you’ll discover a new brew and you can rate it to shape future recommendations. All coffee is roasted to order and arrives in fully recyclable and biodegradable packaging. The company supports Project Waterfall, a charity helping coffee-growing communities around the world. Delivery is free. 

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5) The Coffee Factory

The Coffee Factory, based in the Devon countryside, sources speciality-grade arabica beans before freshly roasting them and either grinding them or packaging the beans and posting them. There’s an interactive quiz to help guide you to the perfect subscription – you can choose pack size, delivery frequency and despatch dates. You can choose a ‘Roaster’s Choice’ and receive two 125g packs of different coffees from around the world. If you use coffee pods, you’ll receive your favourite blends sealed in a 100% compostable Nespresso-compatible pod. 

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Coffee factory subscription box
Big Red seasonal blend

6) Clumsy Goat Coffee

Clumsy Goat sends a different roast each month with an origin guide on each delivery. You can choose from whole beans and a variety of grind options. Weekly roasting rots ensure the subscription service is very fresh and the beans are 100% Fairtrade, ethically sourced and letter box friendly. You can choose from weekly, fortnightly or monthly deliveries and this can be adjusted at any time. Delivery is free and gift subscriptions are popular. 

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Clumsy Goat Bag
Clumsy Goat Coffee

7) Django Coffee Co

Django offers weekly, fortnightly and monthly subscription packages of single-origin coffee.

This company has teamed up with the Charity One Tree Planted in order to help fight world deforestation. Django plants one tree in the Amazon Rainforest for every subscription sold and employs local tree planters to help fight against poverty in a handful of Latin American countries. Based in Southport, Django offers a choice of subscription plans – a one-month plan delivered weekly, a three-month plan delivered weekly or fortnightly or a rolling subscription which means you c\an choose the frequency of delivery and the amount of coffee to be delivered.

There’s also an office subscription. You will need to email Django and let them know your preferences. 

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