Best Coffee Subscriptions: 9 must-try coffee services that ship straight to your home

Try one of the best coffee subscriptions to expand your coffee horizons... and never run short on coffee again

Best coffee subscription bean box
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At one time, the best coffee subscription might have seemed like a novel idea, a luxury even, but over time, it's emerged as the little luxury you won't want to live without.

For coffee enthusiasts, what's better than an endless stream of delicious coffee to try from around the world, a small-batch roaster, or simply your favorite standby whole beans delivered straight to your doorstep at regular intervals? No more late-night runs to the grocery store once you've realized you've gone through your last bag.

Over the last few years, lots of coffee subscription services have popped up, from well-known favorites to small-batch roasters seeing an opportunity to expand their customer base beyond their community, and a variety of highly giftable sampling boxes for experimenting with a variety of premium single-origins and coffee blends. Today's coffee subscriptions are highly customizable, taking into account your own coffee drink preferences, budget, desired quantity, and frequency for a tailor-made experience.  

So gather your favorite coffee maker, and one of the best coffee grinders, and expand your caffeinated horizons with coffee, or to consider as the ultimate gift for your favorite coffee lover. The following coffee companies represent the best coffee subscription services available that are just waiting for you to discover them.

Best coffee subscriptions of 2021

mistobox coffee subcription

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Mistobox

"The Netflix of Coffee"

Specifications
Frequency: every 5-45 days
Starting Price: $10.95
Gift subscriptions available?: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Over 600 coffees to choose from+Roasted to order+Unique Brew Queue to try something new+Able to connect your account to your Amazon Alexa
Reasons to avoid
-Coffee Tiers mean not all coffees can be added to your Brew Queue

Why we love it?
Mistobox's extensive offerings give you access to 600+ fresh-roasted coffee options from 55+ artisan roasters. 12-ounce bags of fresh coffee arrive at their doorstep, on their schedule. Beyond recommendations tailor-made to your coffee drinking habits with a personal coffee curator, you can add recommendations that y to your Brew Queue of coffees that you'd like to try for upcoming shipments.   All coffee is roasted to order and shipped directly to you.  Also cool, you can connect your account to Amazon Alexa to monitor your account via a vocal assistant. 

How does it work?
Once you decide you're ready to subscribe, you fill out a questionnaire that asks simple questions like how do you take your coffee, preferred grind, roast level, types, expected frequency, and preferred price tier.

It's easy to figure out how often you'll need a refresh, with options for shipments every 1-4 weeks, with one 12 oz. bag making about 24 cups of coffee. You have the option to pay per bag of coffee ($11.95) or in advance in either 6 or 12 increments at a time to save. 

If you're choosing to give a gift subscription, available in two to 24 months of shipments, the recipient also has the opportunity to personalize their coffee before anything ships, with the option to ship, email, or print out a card with their gift. 

Atlas Coffee Club

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2. Atlas Coffee Club

Travel the world through coffee

Specifications
Frequency: Every 2-4 weeks
Starting Price: $14
Gift subscriptions available?: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Travel to a new place each month via coffee+Box includes tasting notes and a postcard from the coffee's origin+Single-origin
Reasons to avoid
-Get it or miss it

Why we love it
Travel to a new place each month via coffee? An amazing concept! Atlas Coffee Club is here to be your coffee tour guide to show you coffee you can't find in the supermarket. They form close relationships with their growers all over the world to offer their subscribers specialty-grade coffee you truly can't find anywhere else. And it's produced in a fair trade and sustainable environment.  The coffee is exclusive to Atlas Coffee Club, and once it's gone, you won't be able to access that exotic bean until a new harvest.   Each box comes with a beautiful postcard of the coffee of the month, as well as tasting notes & brewing tips for each batch to best optimize your coffee. Also, the bags are beautifully designed... we almost don't want to open them. 

How it works
With shipment frequency options available every 2 to 4 weeks, you can choose whether you'd like to receive one or two bags each shipment, roast preference of light to medium, medium to dark, or either and grind type. Each month, you'll be sent coffee from different regions of the world, such as Guatemala, Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea, and more. By the end of the year, you'll have tried coffees from 12 different places. Each batch of coffee is roasted to order, within hours of being shipped to you. 

Bean Box coffee sampler

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3. Bean Box

The ultimate coffee sampler

Specifications
Frequency: Every 2-4 weeks
Starting Price: $16.50
Gift subscriptions available?: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Coffee tasting and coffee bag subscriptions are available+Includes tasting notes and brewing tips+Free shipping
Reasons to avoid
-Small samplers best for small batch brewing, not enough to brew a whole 10-cup carafe

Why we love it
Ever just want to try all the coffee? Or have a taste before you commit to the whole bag? Bean Box makes that possible, with the option to choose from a coffee tasting sampler. Each sampler includes four curated coffees in a 1.8oz tasting format. Each bag brews 4-6 cups per coffee or 16-24 cups total. You also have the option to go with a monthly subscription, if you do find your one true blend. Coffee is sourced from a variety of direct trade small-batch micro-lots from around the world. 

How it works
Select your ground preparation (whole bean or ground), the desired roast out of 5 options, and then finally you'll be presented with the option to choose from a coffee tasting subscription or a coffee bag subscription, and desired frequency.

For gifting, you can indulge your coffee lover with a coffee of the month subscription, or a recurring Bean Box sample subscription. 

Trade coffee

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4. Trade Coffee Co.

Support small American roasters

Specifications
Frequency: Every 1, 2, 3, 4, or 6 weeks
Starting Price: $12.50
Gift subscriptions available?: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Comprehensive coffee quiz to match you to the best flavors+Access to over 600 types of coffee from small-batch roasters from across the US+Discover new roasters
Reasons to avoid
-Coffee quiz only lets you choose one favorite option

Why we love it
Great coffee can be found in our own backyard! Trade opens a door for small-batch roasters, who are local to many, to reach coffee lovers all over the country. The community-driven focus provides a valuable way for those to connect over coffee and have access to the best coffee you've yet to discover across the country. Trade has access to over 600 coffees, from 55 roasters, across 26 states, and  21 are women-owned. 

How it works
Trade chooses coffee according to your preferred way to make coffee.  It starts its seven-question coffee quiz with questions that ask about your coffee preparation, experience, favorite roast, grind type if you need decaf, and desired price tier. It's one of the most comprehensive quizzes we come across, but it doesn't let you select multiple responses should you prefer more than one type of roast. Once you finish the quiz, it'll show you three options to choose from for your first order, and the discoveries only start from there. 

For true adventurers, the Hook Up offers the widest variety of different roasts, origins, and tasting notes, while the Classics send you personalized and approachable, easy-to-love coffees at the best prices.

Driftaway coffee subcription

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5. Driftaway Coffee

A coffee subscription service that is also interactive

Specifications
Frequency: Every 1,2, or 4 weeks
Starting Price: $14.40
Gift subscriptions available?: Yes
Reasons to buy
+First, try a Coffee Explorer Kit sampler pack,  rate, and report back with your favorites for a curated experience+Offer weekly virtual tastings via Instagram to learn about what you're trying+Rotate coffee options every 4 weeks+Also offer cold brew and decaf options
Reasons to avoid
-Coffee only available for a limited time

Why we love it
The coffee drinking experience is in itself intrinsically ritualistic, but to be able to add an extra layer of connection through coffee sampling, well, that's downright ceremonious. There's a lot to love about Driftaway, from their starter kits, to their virtual (or private) tastings, rotating coffee options, a coffee education blog, transparency about sustainability.... and that's just scratching the surface. 

Another unique experiential feature, as the founders, a married couple who were respectively an engineer and a computer science major at Georgia Tech created a technical aspect, an app,  where you can rate, track and provide direct feedback to the coffee roasters and the coffee you try, bringing new meaning to "Bean-to-cup." Each coffee also comes with stories (and a video) about the coffee was grown and selected, and gives back to farmers through sustainability programs.

How it works
Start your experience with a coffee explorer kit (option to skip), where you'll explore each of the five Driftaway profiles (Fruity, Classic, Balanced, Bold, and Extra Bold). After brewing and drinking each type of coffee, you'll be able to personalize preferences and give direct feedback to the farmers via the Driftaway app. Through your ratings, each month, Driftaway will send you a coffee that will suits your preferences, rotating with four new options each month. 

From here, you'll able to choose quantity and frequency of every one, two, or four weeks.  Prepay for six or 12 months to save, or pay per a shipment. 

You can also opt for the Mystery Explorer Kit, which hides away the coffee's origin and tasting notes, making it a full experience to sample alongside Driftaway's weekly Instagram live virtual tastings.

Yes Plz Weekly

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6. Yes Plz

A different coffee every week

Specifications
Frequency: Every 1-4 weeks
Starting Price: $17
Gift subscriptions available?: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Different coffee available each week+Never repeated 
Reasons to avoid
-Only one option that is not preference based-On the pricier spectrum

Why we love it
A chance to try a new coffee every week? Woah! For coffee enthusiasts who love all types of coffee and love to experiment, you'll never have to commit to just one type of coffee, with Yes Plz. Each week a new blend or single-origin coffee will be shipped to your home, and it's available for one week only. 

How it works
It doesn't get much simpler. In contrast to the preferences and quizzes of other coffee subscription services, Yes Plz revolves around a simple option, of regular or decaf. Just delicious coffee delivered straight to your door to  Each coffee release has a number corresponding to it and a ship date. Choose from two sizes, 8.8 oz. or 12 oz., quantity and frequency of delivery. 

Grounds & Hounds coffee subscription

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7. Grounds & Hounds

A coffee subscription that gives back

Specifications
Frequency: Every 2-4 weeks
Starting Price: $14
Gift subscriptions available?: Yes
Reasons to buy
+20% of profits go to animal rescue groups+Tons of coffee and dog lover themed gifts too +Also offer single-serve pod coffee
Reasons to avoid
-Will need to log on to change to a different flavor

Why we love it
First piqued by the name, well, we love simply everything and anything that has to do with dogs and coffee. Grounds & Hounds add a charitable aspect to its business and donates 20% of its profits to animal rescue groups around the country. Grounds & Hounds is its own roastery and has a ton of its own coffee, both single-origins and blends, sourced from all over the world with fun names like The Sunny Spot, a dark roast, Foster Fuel, a medium blend and Sit and Stay, an espresso 

In addition to coffee, they also sell apparel, dog products, and housewares for the full Grounds & Hounds experience. 

How it works
All coffee is Grounds & Hounds coffee. Select from whole bean, ground, or pod-style before choosing your desired blend (or Grounds & Hounds can choose for you) set quantity and frequency, and then the coffee will be delivered straight to you. Subscriptions have helped give over 2 million meals to pups in shelters.

Partners Coffee

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8. Partners Coffee

Grinds according to your favorite brew method

Specifications
Frequency: Every 1,2 or 4 weeks
Starting Price: 15.50
Gift subscriptions available?: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Option to manage subscription over text+Receive freshly ground coffee according to your favorite prep
Reasons to avoid
-"Roaster Choice" 

Why we love it
Nestled among the bustling shops of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, Partners Coffee operates as a café slash small-batch specialty coffee roaster with an emphasis on original blends and single-origin. Coffee is freshly roasted twice a week before being shipped to your door, for a little slice of New York-inspired coffee. 

How it works
The easy-to-navigate site simply involves selecting your desired coffee and frequency. If you'd like some guidance over the perfect brew for you, you can take part in the Partners' Quiz to find your best coffee match. From here, you'll be able to navigate to choosing roasted and ground to order coffee prepped and ready to go for drip, pour-over, French press, Chemex, cold brew, and espresso methods, or whole beans for those who prefer to do the grinding themselves. For a little variety, you can opt for a "Roaster's Choice" pick each month, though you won't be able to specify if you prefer light, medium, or dark roasts. 

Stone Street Coffee

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9. Stone Street Coffee Company

A great pick for cold brew lovers

Specifications
Frequency: Every 1-4 weeks
Starting Price: $13.50
Gift subscriptions available?: No
Reasons to buy
+Save 10% with subscriptions+A wide array of cold brew flavors
Reasons to avoid
-Subscription for same blend each time, unless you manually choose a new blend

Why we love it
For all things cold brew, Stone Street serves up some of the best blends— blueberry cold brew, or caramel nut, anybody?— for fulfilling your cold brew needs.  Stone Street also offers up your typical beans for your hot brews and pods too, but if your heart is after cold brew. 

How it works
It's super easy to buy coffee once, or on a recurring basis. Once you've decided which coffee you'd like to order,  select the "Subscribe & Save" option, followed by a delivery frequency. From there, you'll be receiving a bag of Stone Street at your door, so you'll basically never run out of cold brew. It's best if you're the type who wants the same blend each order, but you can easily adjust your orders to try new coffee flavors. 

Jaclyn Turner
Jaclyn Turner

Jaclyn is an eCommerce editor at Future Home Interest, and scouts out the best of the best for buying guides to help you fill your home with housewares you will love. She joined the team in January 2021. She has previously worked with sites like Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn, The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, and MyDomaine, but got her start at the trade mag Home Furnishings News, which fueled her excitement for innovation in the home category and seeing the newest launches.  When Jaclyn's not working, she loves long strolls through HomeGoods, unwinding with a chilled glass of Rosé, and entertaining her Cavapoo puppy, Reese. 

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