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A Guide to Cometeer: My New Favorite Subscription

Ashley Schuering
ByAshley SchueringAug 26, 2022In partnership with Cometeer

As someone who worked as a barista through college and spent nearly a decade working at a brunch spot with locally roasted coffee and fancy espresso drinks, it should come as no surprise that I’m something of a coffee fanatic.

Despite an impressive collection of coffee-making paraphernalia over the last 20 years, I was ready to simplify my routine. As it turns out, there’s a far more streamlined approach on the market these days – and there are a ton of them! I tried the top few so you don't have to.

Why I Love Cometeer’s Coffee Capsules

Here are some of the things I enjoy most about using Cometeer:

SUPER EASY → All you need to do to make a perfectly delicious coffee is pull a Cometeer capsule out of the freezer, defrost it under running water (or overnight in the fridge), and add either hot or cold water for a plain cup of hot or iced coffee, or add it to hot or cold frothed milk for a latte. It seriously couldn’t be quicker or easier.

DELICIOUS → I loved all 4 roasts that I tried. The coffee itself is rich, flavorful, and seems to have a lower acid content that you’d normally find in cold-brew, which is great if you love coffee but suffer from heartburn.

VERSATILE → Hubs and I used our pods to make both hot and cold coffee, plus turned them into coffee shop-style drinks and even espresso-based cocktails. Oh, and if you have a K-Cup Machine? It’ll work for that, too.

TRAVEL-FRIENDLY → I’m also a big fan of the fact that the capsules are totally portable; just toss one (or 5) in your purse, lunchbox or backpack and stay caffeinated all day. They’re even TSA-approved!

AFFORDABLE → And best of all? It’s only around $2 a serving!

Ok, but how does it stack up to the competition?

For the purposes of this trial, I compared Cometeer to Jot concentrate and Javy concentrate. I’m happy to report that Cometeer wins in nearly every category.

Variety

Perhaps the most impressive thing about Cometeer is their amazing variety. As someone who has lived in 7 cities, it’s nice to be able to get some of my favorite roasters delivered right to my house.

At the time of publication, Cometeer has partnered with 11 roasters across the US and UK with a whopping 60+ possible roasts to choose from — with new roasts available every month! If you’re a fan of coffee, there’s sure to be something for you.

As a point of comparison, Jot offers either Original or Dark Roast, with the possibility of a 3rd “Golden Hour” roast that is only available to auto-ship members. Javy typically offers 5 types of coffee concentrates and Jot offers 2.

Storage

Cometeer pods can be stored for an impressive 24 months (2 YEARS) in the freezer. That’s a big improvement over Jot or Javy, which only last for a few weeks in the fridge.

Price

If I use a Cometeer capsule and oat milk to make my latte at home, the whole shebang costs just about $2.50. I’d call that a serious price improvement!

While Jot is *slightly* cheaper at about $1.75 per serving, it only has 2-3 varieties to choose from, is less portable, and has a shorter shelf life.

As if that weren’t enough, Cometeer also has a stellar referral program. Not only can you get $25 off for each friend you refer, but you can also earn some serious swag like a Fellow Kettle or a Yeti cooler bag!

Ease of Use

With instructions that are simply “Defrost & Use,” it’s hard to imagine that making coffee could be any faster or easier. You don’t need ANY equipment, just a cup! Cometeer is pre-portioned, so you don’t even need to dirty a tablespoon like you do for bottled concentrates like Jot or Javy. They thought of EVERYTHING!

Environmental Impact

Environmentally friendly practices are high on my list of priorities when it comes to supporting businesses. I’m happy to report that Cometeer does an excellent job in this category.

The shipping packaging the capsules came in was entirely recyclable, and the pods themselves are made of aluminum, meaning they can go in my curbside recycling! Cometeer also composts all of their coffee grounds at the facility, so they’ve thought through the process from start to finish.

Jot and Javy bottles are both recyclable, but here in Nashville we have to take our glass to get recycled instead of using curbside recycling. Cometeer is simply more convenient.

Why I’m A Cometeer Convert — The Bottom Line

While Cometeer is probably not needed for my day-to-day coffee needs (especially since I work from home and already have a boatload of coffee-making gear), I’ll definitely be keeping these in stock for my realtor husband to keep on hand for his marathon showing days.

I will also 100% be ordering extra Cometeer for any trips out of town; I am very particular about the strength of my coffee, which doesn’t always translate when I’m on the road or staying in hotels. I just returned from a weeklong road trip and I would’ve LOVED to have this in my possession for the ride.

In short, if you’re looking to step up your coffee game and/or decrease your coffee budget, you should definitely give Cometeer a try!!