Knock, knock. Who’s there? Your morning coffee. You can get just about anything delivered via subscription service these days, from meal kits to beauty products, so it’s no wonder that some of of the best coffee companies are now offering door-to-door service. No matter what kind of morning joe drinker you are, these nine subscription services deliver nationwide to make sure your bean supply is always fully stocked.
1. For Chemex Fans: Moustache Coffee Club
If you’ve never seen a Chemex, it’s one of those nifty pour-over contraptions—and purists swear by it. Moustache offers a subscription service that will send you your very own (seriously), so you can experiment with the pour-over method with the company’s expertly sourced single-origin beans, which they roast and send the same day for ultimate freshness. In fact, each coffee comes with a “Start Drinking On” date, so you don’t open your coffee too early (the horror!). You can buy a 12-month delivery plan for $456, which totals out to $1.25 per cup of coffee, so don't let sticker shock get the best of you. If you're not willing to commit to a full year, they offer non-Chemex options that renew weekly.
2. For Control Freaks: Blue Bottle Coffee
The beauty of Blue Bottle’s subscription is that you can customize exactly how much coffee you’d like delivered and how often (as much as once per week or as spaced out as once a month)—so it’s perfect for people who love a sense of control. You can select, say, two bags of the fruity Three Africa blend; an assortment of espressos; a selection of single-origin coffees from Latin America, East Africa, or the Pacific Islands; or even (gasp!) decaf. The renowned San Francisco-based company roasts within 48 hours of shipping, so no matter what you choose, you’ll know your coffee is super fresh.
3. For Gifting: MistoBox
Coffee curators are actually a thing—but a good thing, in this case. If you’re thinking of giving a coffee subscription as a gift, MistoBox allows your lucky recipient to customize which types of coffee they get based on roast level and type (single origin, etc.), instead of making you do the hard decision-making for them. The company’s coffee curators will then make sure they get exactly what they’d like from the 40+ great roasters around the country MistoBox sources from. And if you use offer code GREATIST at checkout, you'll get 20% off your first shipment.
4. For Adventurous Drinkers: Angels’ Cup
Sommeliers are familiar with blind wine tastings. With Angels’ Cup, you can become your own coffee sommelier: You’re able to sample up to 208 single-origin coffees in a year, each shipped with only a number on the bag as an identifier (no other identifying characteristics, such as the roaster, are included). After your blind tastings, you can decide what you like and order more.
5. For Netflix Addicts: Stay Roasted
Start off by telling Stay Roasted whether you prefer single-origin coffee or a blend, and a light or a dark roast. You'll then get access to the 45 roasters the company works with. Spend some time reading through the descriptions and add the roasters you want to try to your queue—just like you do with shows on Netflix. Best of all? You can choose whether you want refills weekly, biweekly, or once per month. Oh, and Greatist readers get 20% off their first delivery—just click the link below.(Starting at $21; stayroasted.com)
6. For Music Lovers: Tandem Coffee
Portland, ME-based Tandem’s The Good Thing subscription isn’t just for your taste buds—your ears get in on the fun too. As part of the subscription, you’ll receive a 12-ounce bag of freshly roasted whole-bean coffee as well as a 12" record from the company’s partner, KMA (recent examples include Dots + Loops from Stereolab and Jim Sullivan’s UFO). With a discount on future record purchases with KMA, your turntable may get just as much use as your coffee maker. Not that into vinyl? No problem. Go for the Single Origin Drip or Espresso CSA.
7. For Desk Jockeys: Joyride Coffee
There’s nothing worse than weak office coffee (except, perhaps, all-day meetings, but that’s another story). Joyride will work with you to create a customized coffee subscription program (you can also opt for cold brew, kombucha, and ice tea on tap) for your office, delivering beans from beloved local roasters like Four Barrel in San Francisco or Joe in New York City. The company offers equipment too, to ensure that every cup tastes like it was prepared by a professional barista, not Bob in accounting. The only downside? Joyride only delivers to New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston. But here's hoping it goes nationwide soon.
8. For Coffee and Tea Lovers: Intelligentsia
Chicago-based Intelligentsia is just as serious about its tea as it is coffee: Its line of Kiligram teas is also carefully sourced and produced artisanally. Choose by taste, with such descriptors as “Citrus,” “Roasty,” and “Melon,” or your favorite organic tea, then decide how much you’d like and how often you’d like it delivered. Intelligentsia then takes care of your caffeine cravings to a “tea.” Oh, and they have coffee too.(Starting at $21; intelligentsiacoffee.com)
9. For Conscientious Coffee Drinkers: Citizen Bean
Not only does Citizen Bean source only from small-batch, sustainable roasters that use AAA Arabica beans in its three-, six- and twelve-month subscriptions, but every month, a portion of sales are donated to a local charity selected by the featured roaster (which changes every month). This way, you can wake up and smell the coffee and feel good about yourself.