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25 Coffee Subscriptions to Make Your Mornings Easier in 2021

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Coffee on the Regular

If you're the type of person who can't get through the day without a cup (or two, or five) of coffee, might it not be time to consider a subscription service? You can order a regular shipment of pretty much anything via subscription these days, and in our humble and well-caffeinated opinion, coffee seems like a no-brainer. Not only could a subscription pretty much ensure never running out of java, but most providers also allow for customized flavors, grinds, quantities, brew types, shipment frequencies, and more. Read on for recommendations on the best services across the country and who they're for.

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Trade Coffee
Trade Coffee

Trade Coffee

Best for Variety
Around $13 and up per shipment; free shipping
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You'll see Trade Coffee top the list of many coffee subscription service roundups: It offers a diverse selection of beans from craft roasters around the country — more than 400 in total, meaning that just about any caffeine junkie is going to find something he or she loves with Trade. The company employs a team of tasting experts that gather tons of detail about each bean's attributes. Setting up a subscription is easy: Just take a quiz about your coffee preferences.

Driftaway
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Driftaway

Best for People Who Don't Already Know Their Coffee Preferences
$17 and up per shipment; free shipping
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This Brooklyn, New York, company helps guide customers toward their ultimate cup of java through its subscription process, which starts with sending subscribers four whole-bean or ground samples of its single-origin coffees, then employing an app that lets them track their favorites with feedback. Driftaway has other notable features, including that it sends every bean within six hours of roasting, includes the story of each roaster with each shipment, and contributes to farmers' sustainable livelihoods by donating 5 cents "for each pound of coffee roasted to World Coffee Research."

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Angel's Cup
Angel's Cup

Angel's Cup

Best for the Adventurous
$10 and up per shipment; shipping extra
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This coffee company sends four unique coffees in each shipment, perfect for a household with differing tastes or, as the company website explains, "for those who are curious to try as many high-quality, fresh coffees as possible." All subscribers have to do is select their preferred roast — light, medium, or dark — whole bean or grind type, frequency, and product type. With more than 500 unique coffees from more than 200 roasters, Angel's Cup offers tons of variety with its subscription service, too. Order the Black Box option and try mystery samples for a true tasting adventure.

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Mahalo
Mahalo Coffee Roasters

Mahalo

Best Subscription for Supporting a Small Business
$16 and up per shipment; shipping extra
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While it might sound like it's in Hawaii, this relatively small coffee roasting outfit is actually based out of Knoxville, Tennessee (the name is a nod to the owners' favorite place — Kauai, Hawaii). Mahalo is a good subscription choice for those who like great-tasting coffee, but don't want to be overwhelmed by too many choices: It offers only three options. There's a blend, a single-origin coffee, and a decaf, all "roaster's choice."

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Bean Box
Bean Box

Bean Box

Best for Fans of Pacific Northwest Roasters
$17 and up per shipment; free shipping
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This subscription company represents 35 of the world's "top artisan roasters" — all in the Pacific Northwest — with a selection that covers "light and fruity, medium and chocolaty, dark and toasty, rich and creamy espresso, and decaf." Subscribers can choose for Bean Box to send four samples in each shipment, or, if they discover a favorite, pay a few dollars more to get a 12-ounce bag on the doorstep each week, every other week, or month. Quality and flavor is also pretty much guaranteed: Bean Box's curator has served as a juror at Cup of Excellence, "the most prestigious competition and auction for high-quality coffees."

NPR Coffee Club
NPR Coffee Club

NPR Coffee Club

Best for Fans of Public Radio
$17 and up per shipment; free shipping
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If you like a.m. brews with a side of do-gooding and "Morning Edition," this partnership between Counter Culture Coffee and NPR helps benefit the public radio entity and participating member stations, and club members also get exclusive invitations to events, programming, and digital content. Choose from around nine whole-bean-only subscriptions, including a two-bag option for households with a handful of coffee drinkers, that represent a number of different flavor profiles.

Counter Culture
Counter Culture

Counter Culture

Best for Those Who Drink Coffee With a Conscience
Around $14 and up per shipment; shipping extra
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Counter Culture also offers its own non-NPR-affiliated subscription service. This B Corp-certified company met the environmental and social standards, transparency, and accountability that come with that certification in 2018, and has noted on its blog that it will be reinvigorating its sustainability efforts in 2021. Beyond that, it offers around eight single-origin and blend subscriptions that can be ordered in one- to four-bag quantities every week to four weeks. It was rated Reviewed.com's favorite coffee subscription service recently for its affordability and transparent business practices.

Atlas Coffee Club
Atlas Coffee Club

Atlas

Best for Single-Origin Bean Enthusiasts
$9 and up per shipment; shipping extra
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Atlas has a lot of customization built into its subscription options in addition to offering single-origin coffee sourced from all over the world — places such as Kenya, Tanzania, and Colombia. Each shipment includes a postcard from the origin country, tasting notes, brewing tips, and more. Choose subscription options such as a half bag, one bag, or up to five bags (we're not judging!) to be delivered every two or four weeks. You can also select your roast type and grind preference.

Oak & Bond
Oak & Bond

Oak & Bond

Best for Fans of Barrel-Aged Coffee
$16 and up per shipment, shipping extra
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Oak & Bond offers regular or barrel-aged coffee subscriptions, but it's the latter that really sets it apart from other options. Barrel-aged coffee types include espresso, Scotch whisky, bourbon, and rye whiskey, and the shipments come in 10-ounce canisters. If that sounds like a little much, you can also order regular 12-ounce single-origin bags of Colombian or Guatemalan, or a Session blend coffee. 

Blue Bottle
Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle

Best Subscription for Peak Fresh, Whole-Bean Coffee
$11 and up per shipment; free shipping
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Blue Bottle offers whole-bean coffee shipments in blends, single-origin, espresso, and decaf varieties, and its whole-bean coffee is shipped within 24 hours of roasting. The company offers a quiz to help customers match their tastes to one of its offerings. In addition to subscriptions, the company's website offers a wealth of information and resources, including brew guides, merchandise, a blog, virtual classes, and more.

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Grounds & Hounds
Grounds & Hounds

Grounds & Hounds

Best for Pet-Loving Coffee Drinkers
$14 and up per shipment, shipping extra
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Why yes, there is a coffee subscription service for animal lovers — Grounds and Hounds donates a portion of its profits to "animal rescue organizations providing safe-havens for pups between homes." The service allows subscribers to choose whole bean, ground, or single-serve pod coffee, about 10 coffees — mostly blends, but also a few decaf and single-origin options — and finally the option to have one to four bags delivered in each shipment. 

Mistobox
Mistobox

Mistobox

Best Subscription for Customer Service
$11 and up per shipment, shipping extra
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Mistobox — which got off the ground with a $75,000 investment from Mark Cuban after appearing on ABC's "Shark Tank" in 2013 — offers nearly 600 coffees from around 50 U.S. artisanal roasters. Its onboarding process includes a quiz that will help the company learn your taste preferences, plus something it calls its Brew Queue, which allows you to decide which coffees you get next. Customers also get matched with their own "coffee curator" who can help select monthly shipments. Mistobox also offers basic or deluxe subscriptions, and other customization options too.

Craft Coffee
Craft Coffee

Craft Coffee

Best Budget Coffee Subscription
$7 and up per shipment; free shipping
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This Topeka, Kansas, service has a much lower price point than most, and its onboarding process — which asks customers to start with what coffee they currently drink from home, with the ability to choose from many grocery-store based brands — assumes a slightly less snobby (or sophisticated) drinker. The available blends are, however, small-batched and fresh-roasted, sourced "from key growing regions in Africa, the Americas, and Asia."

Crema
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Crema

Best Subscription for Coffee Flights
$15 and up per shipment; free shipping
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One of Crema's tag lines is "travel the world with coffee." In addition to offering coffee subscriptions in regular-sized and 5-pound bags, the company offers sampler size flights (in 2.5-ounce and 4-ounce sizes) that give the ability to try coffees from around the globe. Choose between whole bean or ground options of coarse, medium, or fine. Shipping is always free with Crema, and it offers more than 450 coffees. 

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Red Bay Coffee
Red Bay Coffee

Red Bay Coffee

Best Subscription for Supporting a Black-Owned Business
$17 and up per shipment, shipping extra
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To support a company where your dollars also make a social statement, Red Bay might be the logical choice. Founded in 2014 by artist and entrepreneur Keba Konte — you can read more about his fascinating rise to coffee roasting glory here — Red Bay doesn't just offer multiple subscriptions of quality coffee but sees that coffee as "a vehicle for diversity, inclusion, social and economic restoration, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability" and seeks to hire and serve those "who have traditionally been left out of the specialty coffee industry," particularly those in the BIPOC community, people with disabilities, the previously incarcerated, and women.

Bones Coffee
Bones Coffee

Bones Coffee

Best for Innovative Flavors
$13 and up per shipment, shipping extra
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In a world dominated by modernity and sophistication, Bones Coffee aims to be different with its flavors and bold package design. Its "coffee club" offers ground, whole bean, and single-serve shipments of coffee with flavors such as French toast, bananas Foster, coconut rum, Electric Unicorn, and tons more, including many of the more traditional variety plus some single-origin, barrel-aged, and more decaf options than most.

Oakland Coffee
Oakland Coffee

Oakland Coffee

Best Coffee Subscription for Music Fans
$10 and up per shipment, shipping extra for orders under $35
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Like coffee with a side of rock 'n' roll edge? Oakland Coffee is helmed by Billie Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool, and Mike Dirnt — aka the band Green Day. Sign up for a subscription by asking for a mix of the guys' "favorite blends" to find out which you like best, or choose your own from a selection of single-origins, blends, single-serve cups, and more.

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Manatee Coffee
Manatee Coffee

Manatee Coffee

Best Subscription for Wildlife Lovers
$10 and up per shipment, shipping extra
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If you're a fan of large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals — aka manatees — you can choose to have your coffee shipped from Manatee Coffee. The service offers bags, single-serve cups, and decaf options, and the company is dedicated to donating at least 10% of its proceeds to organizations supporting manatees and their habitats. To date, the service has donated around $30,000.

Joshua Tree Coffee
Joshua Tree Coffee

Joshua Tree Coffee

Best Organic Bean Subscription
$13 and up per shipment, shipping extra
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This California company offers a relatively small selection of coffees compared with other services, but you can be sure your shipments are wholly organic. Joshua Tree Coffee does offer an espresso and decaf option in addition to a popular blend, a medium roast, and a single-origin Ethiopian roast. Subscribers can also choose between whole bean and grind type, and size and frequency of shipments.

White Tale Coffee
White Tale Coffee

White Tale Coffee

Best Prepaid Subscription Service
$22 per shipment, less if you prepay; free shipping
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Started by three childhood friends from Colombia, White Tale Coffee makes it easy for new subscribers to choose their brew, flavor, roast, grind, and frequency preferences, then lets them save a few dollars on each bag by prepaying for a three-, six-, or 12-month subscription. (There's also a pay-as-you-go option.) The coffees include Colombian options, of course, but also those from Rwanda, Brazil, Peru, Tanzania, and more.

Devoción
Devoción

Devoción

Best for Fans of Colombian Coffee
$16 and up per shipment; shipping extra
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This coffee subscription company works with more than 1,000 farm partners in Colombia and processes its beans in Bogota before sending them to be roasted in Brooklyn, New York, and shipped to customers. Devoción offers six house blends, a handful of limited edition roasts, and a decaf option. Customers choose their grind, bag size, and frequency.

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Intelligentsia
Intelligentsia

Intelligentsia

Best Subscription for Blends and Espresso Fans
$14 and up per shipment, shipping extra
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Though a small selection of single-origin coffees are available for subscription at Intelligentsia, this service specializes in espresso beans and blends, concentrating on offering "natural sweetness, fruit flavors, and clarity … in every coffee" source. The company also offers organic and decaf options and, like with others, customers can choose grind type, size, and frequency. 

Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Best Subscription for Whole-Bean Coffee Purists
$11 and up per shipment; free shipping
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Stumptown Coffee has cafe locations only in Portland, Oregon; New York; Los Angeles; and Kyoto, Japan, but lucky for lovers of whole bean coffee without any additional flavorings, it ships a selection of mostly medium-roast coffees to pretty much anywhere on a biweekly basis. Selections include blends, including an organic blend, and a decaf.

Nomad Coffee Club
Nomad Coffee Club

Nomad Coffee Club

Best Fair Trade Coffee Subscription
$19 and up per shipment, savings if you prepay; free shipping
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Nomad Coffee uses only Fair Trade beans in its coffee, ensuring its "farmers aren't victims of forced labor or poor working conditions, and in return receive fair prices." Its 100% organic beans come from around the world, and are roasted in Los Angeles. It offers a monthly subscription plan as well as three-, six-, and 12-month subscriptions — an option for the adventurous, as customers don't choose their own coffees but rather get Nomad's choice in each shipment. Coffees include blends, single-origins, and espressos.

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Keurig
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Coffee Cargo

Best Keurig Pod Subscription
$19 per shipment, savings if you prepay; free shipping
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If you just can't quit your Keurig coffee maker, this is the subscription option for you. Coffee Cargo offers monthly and longer plans, and ships 15 single-servings of "hand-picked" K-pod coffee to its subscribers each month that cover three roasts. It uses recyclable cups whenever possible, it notes, and looks for "premium blends of Arabica coffee and batch-roasted coffees that aren't mass produced," including coffees that are "organic, single-origin, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance Certified, naturally flavored, and not traditionally seen in K-Cups."

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