In life, there are a few essentials: water, food, air, shelter… and coffee, of course. Who can do without their morning cup? Or their mid-morning, late-morning, and afternoon cup, for that matter. No sooner have you stocked up on coffee than supplies seem to start running low. You could have sworn you only just opened that pack of Java.
Well, rather than heading off to the supermarket to buy an armful of packs, consider a coffee subscription service.
How does it work?
First, select your favourite coffee company. Then, pick out a few delicious flavours: a couple of packs from the Rwandan foothills, a rich Italian blend, and a dash of Colombian. Finally, decide how often you want to receive an order: weekly, monthly, or fortnightly. And voila. You’ll receive coffee like clockwork. So, you’ll never run out again.
You’ll also be able to mix up your choice, experiencing a world of rich and adventurous flavours. Don’t stick with the same standard routine: mix it up! Plus, you’ll never have the disappointing moment when you scrap the last of a bag, only to realise there’s no coffee left. The horror!
Here are the best UK coffee subscriptions for 2021. You won’t want to miss out on these!
And at the top of our list, we’ve got Presto.
Ok, we’re biased. We think we’ve got the best coffee around and a superb subscription to match. So, hear us out.
With a Presto coffee subscription, you’ll receive 10 per cent off all our products. That includes beans, ground, or our exciting new coffee bags. We’re even knocking 10 per cent off our extraordinarily convenient Nespresso capsules. However, you like your coffee; we’ve got you covered.
All our coffee is Rainforest Alliance certified, with farmers receiving a fair wage for their product. If your taking time off to go travelling – and exploring the jungle for yourself – we’ll let you pause your subscription at any time. No questions asked.
Kick-off your subscription with our Italian Espresso Blend. With hints of Dark Chocolate and Almonds, you’re guaranteed a delicious medium roast.
Caravan Coffee Roasters
Slick packaging. Deep, rich roasted beans. This London-based company promises style as well as substance. If you’re looking for a solid cup of coffee, you can do a lot worse.
The deal: you’ll receive one 250g bag of coffee every month for three months. The price? £9.50 per month, or £28.50 in total. Or you can choose the 7-day or 14-day options. You’ll save 10 per cent off the standard price. However, if you want to mix things up, you’ll struggle to chop and change your orders.
Expect an easy-going, easy-to-brew coffee. The packaging is pretty fun too.
Monmouth Coffee Company
From the crisp brown paper bag and boxes to the delicate serif font: Monmouth exudes luxury. Want to know the coffee you received? The chic little coloured tag lets you know. You’ll also receive a postcard detailing everything you want to know about the finely roasted beans.
If you like the coffee, you’ll be committed to the 3-month and 6-month subscription lengths. However, it’s a long time if you don’t take to the brand. And at over £10 for one 250g bag of beans or ground per month, it’s a pricey investment.
Still, the coffee has fantastic reviews, boasting deep and dark flavours with a punchy and robust finish. Perfect with a Portuguese egg tart on a spring morning.
Blue Coffee Box
The name says it all. Order online, and in a few days, you’ll wake up to a present. A beautiful blue box chock full of delicious beans or ground coffee. Unlike other subscription services, Blue Coffee Box value diversity. So, you can order one 227g bag of your favourite coffee for £7.99 per month, or mix and match three 155g bags for just £16.99 per month.
You’ll also receive lots of info about your coffee type and flavour profile. So, while you’re brewing up your first cup, have a read about the region and process behind every delicious bean.
Choose whether to receive boxes every two weeks, monthly, or every two months. And you’ll also get to pick a light, medium, or dark roast (if you’re feeling adventurous, you can let them choose). That does mean you won’t be able to select the coffee you want specifically, however.
Funky lettering and a colourful design: Batch is all about flavour. Batch doesn’t actually roast the beans themselves. Instead, in each box, you’ll find two 200g bags of speciality coffee from two different independent roasters.
So, you’ll be able to sample the market. The downside is if you fall in love with one blend, you’re tied into the subscription.
Nevertheless, at around 57p per cup, it’s certainly cheaper than you’re a local barista. You can pick from 1 box per fortnight for £16.99 or six deliveries in three months for £89.94.
With years of experience in research and testing coffee, you’re guaranteed to try an exciting array of coffees. But if you’re a creature of habit, it’s probably not the subscription for you.
Clumsy Goat Coffee
You’ve heard of soup of the day. We’ve all tried the weekly special. Well, here we’ve got the Roast of the Month: a subscription to Clumsy Goat’s favourite roasts every month. The experienced roasters and coffee lovers over at Clumsy Goat know their coffee. Their beans are delightful, delicious, and 100% Fairtrade. You’re also guaranteed the freshest coffee possible, with coffee roasted every week.
Best of all, shipping is free. So, whether you opt for their weekly, fortnightly, or monthly deliveries, you’re only paying for the product. And you can cancel at any time. So, your coffee subscription doesn’t become like a ball and chain. You can also skip a delivery if you’re heading off on holiday.
Flexible and delectable: that’s an impressive balance for a Clumsy Goat.