13 Best Coffee Subscription Boxes in 2021
Coffee subscription boxes — or coffee clubs, if you will — are typically intended for aficionados. If you love nothing more than a hot cup of joe, you owe it to yourself (and your productivity) to turn your caffeine habit into a full-fledged hobby. Subscription services allow you to expand your palate, explore new brews, or simply keep a regular supply of your tried-and-true favorites.
Of course, the quality and cost of coffee clubs varies. No stale beans here: We’ve assembled a list of the most dependable coffee subscriptions currently available, along with clear reasons to try them. We’ve also packed in information about pricing, and where possible, we’ve included coupon codes and promo links to help you enjoy every cup with total peace of mind.
Before we get started, let’s clarify a few of the factors we considered while setting up this list:
- Variety – Some coffee drinkers prefer blends, while others prefer single-origin beans. Some don’t care about either of those terms (or really understand them, and no, we’re not judging). We tried to find options that provided plenty of variety, but quality comes first: If it’s on this list, you’ll love every sip.
- Affordability – The best subscription boxes offer better value than what you’d get in the store, and coffee clubs are no different. We looked for subscription options that cut down on the cost per cup — but great coffee is worth the price, so we’ve included options for every budget
- Flexibility –We brew about two pots of coffee per day, so we looked for clubs that could satisfy our caffeine cravings. However, not everyone scrapes the bag for that last tablespoon of grounds; we’ve prioritized coffee subscription services that provide plenty of options.
- Customer Service – Where possible, we evaluated how easily customers could give feedback, receive refunds, and exchange products. The services on this list excel in customer support, which is an important factor when choosing any type of subscription box.
Keep those factors in mind while reading through the list — and if you love coffee, but you’re not the type of person who invests in grinders and pour-overs, we’ve also included a quick list of the best single-serve coffee subscription services.
Price and Order Frequency: Individual bags of coffee start at $15 before discounts, and you can set your subscription to place an order each week (up to once every six weeks). Sign up here!
COUPON: Get 30% off your first subscription shipment, plus free shipping! No coupon needed - just use this link.
About the Box: Trade Coffee matches you with small-batch coffees from unique roasters around the country, based on a short quiz and how you rate each shipment. In other words, the coffee is curated to the subscriber — and that’s not just a gimmick. Trade Coffee takes preferences into account, with a quick quiz that collects information about how you’re preparing your coffee and which roasts you typically prefer.
All bags are shipped soon after roasting. That quick shipping ensures balanced, delicate flavors with peak freshness (and quite the caffeine kick, though caffeine content varies by brand). After sampling your coffee, rate them; Trade will provide new recommendations, though you’re always free to choose your own coffee.
We love that Trade Coffee provides options for coffee lovers of all experience levels — if you’re a “total coffee nerd,” select that option to get started, but if you have no idea what caturra means, they’ve got something for you, too. Their site has tasting notes for each bag,
Advantages: The company supports small businesses, offers an incredible variety of coffees, and personalizes their selections to each subscriber. With great customer service and affordable pricing, there’s no significant downside.
Best For: Pretty much anyone who loves coffee. Trade Coffee checks all of our boxes.
Read our Trade Coffee review to learn more. Ships free to the US only.
Price: Plans start at $9. Sign up here!
COUPON: Use code MSA50 to save 50% off your first shipment!
About the Box: Atlas Coffee Club sends you a signature coffee from a new country each month. That might mean beans (or grinds, depending on your preference) from Ethiopia, Brazil, Peru, Indonesia, or somewhere else — but every single option bag is artfully roasted to showcase its unique flavor profile.
The company is dedicated to quality and sustainability, and their scheduling options let you start exploring on your own terms. You can also choose roasting preferences, but for the most part, you’re trusting their (excellent) curators.
Advantages: Atlas Coffee Club’s unique approach lets you “tour the world” and build a more refined palate. If you’ve ever wondered what sets a Peruvian coffee apart from a Costa Rican, this might be the best coffee subscription box for you.
Best For: Adventurous coffee drinkers who want to try something new every month.
Check out our Atlas Coffee Club reviews to learn more. Ships to the US for $4.95 and Canada (add $6).
Image from our review.
Price: Plans start at $10.95 per month + $5 shipping. Sign up here!
COUPON: Use code MSA25 to get 25% off your first box! (Not valid on gifts).
About the Box: MistoBox’s “Brew Queue” collects information about your coffee preferences. You’ll receive your box on your schedule: subscriptions are available on a 1-, 2-, 3-. or 4-week basis.
Like Trade Coffee, MistoBox specializes in providing personalized recommendations, each coffee is fresh-roasted by one of the company’s 50+ roasters. You’ll explore a variety of beans — and if you develop a taste for a certain roast or decide to cut back on your coffee consumption, you can change your preferences at any time.
MistoBox matches users “coffee curators” to ensure consistent satisfaction. The curators are a great way to find out why you love (or hate) a certain bag.
Advanages: MistoBox’s coffee curators can be extraordinarily helpful if you’re just setting out on your coffee journey. Their fresh-roasted coffees rarely disappoint, and their exceptional customer service gives you peace of mind.
Best For: People who want plenty of options. MistoBox is another great personalized service, and while they offer a variety of products, their simple online platform makes exploration easy.
Check out our MistoBox reviews to learn more. Ships to the US.
Price: Plans start at $16.50 per month. Sign up here!
About the Box: Bean Box is a Seattle-based coffee subscription company that works with small-batch, independent roasters. Subscriptions arrive on a monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly basis, with options for both whole bean and freshly ground packages.
This coffee club is curated by Maryna Gray, a juror with the prestigious Cup of Excellence. The curation isn’t based around individual preferences, though you can set roast and caffeination options. Still, Gray knows her stuff, and expert curation makes your coffee journey fulfilling.
Advantages: Because Bean Box has a single curator, this is a great coffee subscription for sharing (and discussing) with others. You can opt for full bags or the company’s 1.8 oz. tasting format, which is ideal for coffee explorers.
Best For: True coffee fans looking for a surprise in every box. As we mentioned above, this is also a fantastic choice for sharing
Check out our Bean Box reviews for more! Ships free to the US only.
Price: Bags start at $15, while sample packs start at $24.35. Sign up here!
COUPON: Try four 2.5oz artisan coffees with the free coffee sampler for new subscribers! No coupon needed - just use this link.
About the box: Crema.co offers bags on subscription, but we’d start with the sample packs, which let you try 3 coffees from 3 different roasters. Choose your preferred roast (light-medium, dark, or medium) and you’re ready for caffeinated bliss.
Each company Crema.co works with is committed to ethical practices throughout their entire supply chain. Their subscription model is similar to what you’d find at some of the other options we’ve discussed: Input your roast level, adventurousness, cream/sugar preferences, and other basic info, and you’ll be matched with delicious coffees from premiere roasters. You can opt for a subscription (the “Set & Forget” option) or purchase a la carte.
Advantages: Crema.co doesn’t insist on subscriptions, and you can use their curation tools without making a commitment. Their samplers provide an excellent intro to different flavor profiles, and their pricing is affordable.
Best For: Any coffee drinker who isn’t sure whether the subscription model will work for them. We’re biased, so we think you’ll get hooked — but if coffee clubs aren’t your thing, you won’t have to remember to cancel.
Check out our Crema.co info to learn more. Ships to the US for free.
Price: Bags start at $12.95 with a fully customizable subscription. Sign up here!
COUPON: Buy 2 bags of Amora® coffee of your choice and save 50% off your purchase along with 3 bonus gifts and FREE shipping for life. No coupon needed - just use this link.
About the box: The Amora Coffee service sends freshly roasted or grinds in a variety of blends and flavors. They’re a roaster, so you won’t find other brands here — but their high-quality single roasts and blends provide a delightful perk with plenty of extras.
Oh, let’s talk about those extras, by the way: After choosing from 5 original blends and 8 flavor blends, you’ll start earning points with every order. Those points can count towards free coffee, special products, and more. You’ll also get points for referring friends, so if you find the perfect roast, feel free to spread the word.
Advantages: High-quality blends from a fast-growing independent brand. The flavored options are versatile and perfect for celebrating changing seasons — even if you typically avoid flavored coffees, options like Chocolate Truffle and Blueberry should catch your attention.
Best For: Fans of flavored coffee and people who want an affordable option that doesn’t sacrifice quality.
Read our Amora Coffee review to learn more. Ships to the US for $8.95.
Price: Plans start at $19.00 per month. Sign up here!
About the box: Nomad Coffee Club sends subscribers 100% organic, fair-trade coffee sourced from countries like Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, and Brazil. The brand makes a serious commitment to sustainability — the coffees come from small farms, the company is part of the Rainforest Alliance, and purchases support paying coffee farmers fair wages.
Bags are roasted to order for optimal freshness, and you’ll be able to select from blends, single origins, and espressos. There’s substantial flexibility here, and the online subscription management allows for quick changes
Advantages: Nomad offers eco-friendly, fair trade coffee with extensive resources for learning how to brew the perfect cup. They also offer office plans, accessories, and gift options.
Best For: Any coffee drinker should enjoy Nomad Coffee Club, but if you’re committed to ethical sourcing — or you’re looking to take your aficionado cred to the next level — this service has serious benefits.
Check out our Nomad Coffee Club review to learn more. Free shipping to the United States.
Price: Starting at $14.95 per bag; the curated subscriptions start at $16/month. Sign up here!
COUPON: Use code MSA30 to save 30% off a new subscription.
About the box: You’ll probably find Peet’s Coffee at your local grocery store, but you can get a fresher roast (and a much wider variety of options) by ordering directly through their coffee subscription service. The company offers sizable discounts, special offers, and other ways to save, so if you’re already a fan, there’s plenty to love here.
Peet’s Coffee is freshly roasted when it arrives, and subscriptions can be modified, skipped, or cancelled at any time. They also offer customization options based on the subscriber’s goals and taste preferences; choose from their small batch series, single origin series, or signature blend series.
Advantages: Dependable quality from a well-known coffee company. The subscription options provide some versatility, and every batch is freshly roasted for the best possible cup.
Best For: Fans of Peet’s Coffee who want the freshest possible roast (and options outside of the brand’s well-known Signature Blend).
Check out our Peet’s Coffee Explorer Series reviews to learn more. Ships to the US for free and internationally.
Price: Plans start at $10.99 per month. Sign up here!
About the box: Angels’ Cup is all about tasting “flights,” which is how aficionados (and particularly dapper amateurs) enjoy their spirits or wines. It’s a great way to try different coffees without having to buy a larger bag.
They rotate their unique coffees every 4 weeks, so you can expect lots of variety. If you happen to enjoy a particular batch, you can order more directly from the roaster.
Advantages: This subscription focuses on the third-wave coffee experience — complex, 100% arabica coffees, some of which are single-origin. When signing up, you can choose light, medium, or dark roasts to match your preferences. The smaller bags allow for easy sampling without a commitment.
Best For: Coffee drinkers who want to explore flavors without sticking with a single bag per month.
Check out our Angels’ Cup reviews to learn more. Free shipping to the US. $6 to Canada.
Price: $34.00 per month for 15 packs. Sign up here!
About the Box: Single-serve coffee pouches have a bad reputation — or, at least, we rarely see them on the shelves of our favorite coffee shops.
Un’kuppd is trying to change that. Their coffee box caters to travelers, office workers, and other folks who need a quick pick-me-up, but hate the taste of freeze-dried instant coffees (that applies to…well, pretty much everyone).
The pouches fold out over your cup. Pour in hot water, and you’ll enjoy single origin coffee with incredible convenience. While we’re not ditching our coffee pot anytime soon, Un’kuppd is a fantastic option for storing at the office, taking on camping trips, or bringing to a hotel. Their Discovery Box provides 15 pour-over coffee packs, and it’s a great way to sample their selection.
Advantages: If you want a high-quality cup of coffee — and you have limited time and space — this is a fantastic coffee service. We just wish it had a subscription option.
Best For: Travelers, adventurers, and office workers who don’t want to sacrifice quality for convenience.
Flavor profile: Arabica single-origins from Costa Rica, Colombia, and Ethiopia.
Ships to the US only.
Price: $19.99 per month. Sign up here!
About the box: Don’t worry, decaf drinkers, we haven’t forgotten about you.
Many of the companies on this list offer decaf options, but Idecaf specializes in premium decaffeinated products. Idecaf uses extensive methods to decaffeinate their coffee, including the Swiss Water method and the organic solvent method — that means that their coffee is always free from harmful chemicals, and you’ll get all of the flavor with much less caffeine.
Flavor profiles: Single-origin and flavored coffees, with options like almond, blueberry cream, chocolate raspberry, maple bacon, peppermint, and more.
Advantages: Idecaf offers a premium experience with more decaf options than you’d find in a typical coffee club. They don’t curate their shipments — you’ll need to select the flavors — but you can choose a fixed interval of 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks to ensure that you’ll never run out of joe.
Best For: Decaf drinkers couldn’t ask for a better coffee subscription service. You’ll find a great selection of flavored and unflavored coffees, and you won’t have to worry about an unexpected caffeine buzz.
Flavor profiles: Single-origin and flavored coffees, with options like almond, blueberry cream, chocolate raspberry, maple bacon, peppermint, and more.
Check out our Idecaf info here. Ships to the continental US for free.
Price: Starts at $13.99 + $2 shipping per delivery for pods, $14.99 + $2 shipping per delivery for grounds or whole beans. Sign up here!
About the box: Grounds & Hounds provides organic, 100% Arabica, specialty-grade coffee. Every bag is sourced with an emphasis on fair trade, and whether you opt for whole beans, grounds, or pods, you’ll enjoy crisp, nuanced flavors with plenty of depth. Flavored blends and decaf options are available.
Those are all good reasons to include them on a list of the best coffee subscription boxes, but there’s one more: 20% of all Grounds & Hounds profits are sent to rescue organizations that give dogs a second chance. Each delicious cup helps an important cause, and that has us wagging our (proverbial) tails.
Choose to receive deliveries every 1, 2, 4, or 8 weeks. While this isn’t the least expensive subscription we’ve covered, it’s still affordable, and the charitable aspect is certainly noteworthy.
Advantages: Plenty of options, regardless of your preferred brewing method. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as your morning cup, especially when you know that your purchase is helping shelter dogs — and the dog-themed coffee names gave us a chuckle (Belly Rub, Good Boy Dark Roast, and Two Tails Espresso are highlights).
Best For: People who love dogs and coffee (that’s a sizable percentage of the population, right?)
Ships the US for $2.
Price: $19.99 for 36 K-Cups® or Nespresso pods, $32.99 for 72 K-Cups® or Nespresso pods, $24.99 for a 2 lb. bag of whole bean coffee. Save 5% when you subscribe to recurring shipments. Sign up here!
About the box: Seattle-based roaster Real Good Coffee Co. lets you choose nearly every aspect of your coffee subscription, and they’re a particularly solid choice for Keurig owners.
Their coffee comes in 2-pound whole bean bags, Nespresso pods, and Keurig K-Cups® If you know you love one style of roast, you can snag a whole box, or you can try a variety box to change things up. All their cups and pods are 100% recyclable. Nespresso pods are not compatible with VertuoLine nor OriginalLine makers
Advantages: The recyclable cups provide some peace of mind, and this is an affordable option for K-Cup® drinkers. As for the taste, well, the company lives up to its name.
Best For: Keurig owners looking for affordable, high-quality brews. The whole bean coffees are also delicious, but Real Good Coffee Co. doesn’t offer a ground option at the time of writing.
Ships the US for free via Amazon.