A Quick Rundown of Coffee Subscription Services

Table of Contents The PitchThe CostShould You Subscribe?Subscription Services I Recommend You’ve probably heard of several subscription services by now that are beginning to capture the hearts and wallets of people everywhere. From inexpensive razors to healthy food, subscription services are taking America by storm. But did you know that there are quite a few […]
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✍ Written by: Garrett Oden
📅 Published: February 23, 2014
🗃 Filed under: COFFEE BEANS | INDUSTRY

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You’ve probably heard of several subscription services by now that are beginning to capture the hearts and wallets of people everywhere. From inexpensive razors to healthy food, subscription services are taking America by storm. But did you know that there are quite a few coffee subscription services as well?

This article will briefly explain how a coffee subscription service works, and why should or should not become a subscriber to one of these businesses.

The Pitch

Wanna try coffees from dozens of roasters from around the nation (or world) without leaving your house? Then a coffee subscription service is right for you! By simply ordering a plan online, you can be a proud subscriber to a super hip and classy business that will get you the tasty caffeine you need.

These businesses test and choose from dozens of coffees to determine which will be sent to you each month, ensuring only the highest quality beans get to your front door.

Tired of supermarket coffee but don’t have a local roaster around?

Tired of searching on the internet for something reliable?

Just leave it up to a subscription service to pick out the tastiest coffee for you.

No hassle, no worries. Your coffee will be sent on a schedule that you can depend on!

The Cost

Buying high quality coffee locally can run you anywhere between $12-17 for a mere 12oz, but subscription services typically charge closer to $20 for the same amount of coffee. Why is that?

The answer isn’t too complicated. You’re paying a premium for a service. These business often sample quite a few coffees, have the chosen ones sent to them, and then repackage the beans to be shipped to the subscribers. All of these extra steps require charging a couple more dollars to the subscriber.

For some, this just isn’t economical – understandably so. For others, the opportunity to try a curated selection of roasters and coffees each month is worth the couple extra dollars.

Should You Subscribe?

Are you a coffee enthusiast, excited to try tons of different coffees from all over the place?

Do you like experimenting and discovering minute differences and flavors between beans?

If you answered yes to these questions, a subscription might be right for you.

Are you an avid drinker who looks to coffee primarily as a source of caffeine or a social opportunity?

Do you like most coffees, no matter what flavor notes they carry?

If you answered yes to these questions, a subscription is probably not right for you.

The final thing to consider is your economical situation. Subscriptions can be somewhat costly. Don’t become a subscriber if you cannot afford it.

If you can, check out some of these services.

Subscription Services I Recommend

Nomad Coffee Club – This monthly coffee subscription is one of the few subscriptions that still send a full 12oz. bag of beans and is great for discovering new types of beans from regions around the world.

Mistobox – This subscription giant is reputable and consistent, but quite expensive. Subscribers get good deals on brewing equipment from their site.

Moustache – Actually haven’t heard about this one. Just ordered a 6oz sample bag for free. We’ll see if it’s any good. They have a very economical plan worth looking into.

Craft – This other subscription giant is highly respected and looked to as a solid service.

Garrett Oden

Garrett Oden

Coffee Industry Writer

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