10 Best Coffee Subscription Services In United States

Are you always running out of coffee? Check out our round-up of the best coffee subscription services in United States so you never run out of Joe again.

Coffee subscription services in United States
There are many coffee subscription services available on the market

There have never been so many amazing brands of coffee to choose from. A few decades ago, the only way to get a top-quality cup of coffee was to hope your hometown had a boutique coffee shop. Today, you don’t have to live in Seattle or even leave your house to enjoy the perfect cup of coffee!

You can have the best coffee beans from around the world shipped right to your house. Subscription coffee services have exploded in popularity!

In fact, there are so many subscription coffee services available on the market it can be downright overwhelming to choose the best one. Some coffee lovers want to be able to sample as many different brands and beans as they can, whereas others want to find their favorite brew and stick with it. So, let’s take a look at the best coffee subscription services in the United States to make it easier. 

What To Look For In A Coffee Subscription Service

Picking the right coffee subscription service does not have to be hard; there are a few primary things to consider. First and foremost, the coffee needs to be good! If a coffee subscription is selling you coffee that you don’t like, then what’s the point?

Next is the price. In the end, you get what you pay for! Better coffee tends to cost more money – but great coffee does not need to break the bank. It is important to balance the quality of coffee you desire with your budget.

The third is the types of products that a subscription offers. Some coffee subscriptions primarily deal with bags of roasted beans. Others offer a wider variety of products, including canned cold brew and pour-over kits.

You want to choose a subscription service that sells you coffee the way you like to make and drink it.

Additionally, you want to make sure the subscription service will get you coffee when you need it. Some services will send you one monthly delivery of coffee, whereas others will allow you to customize your next delivery down to the day.

Coffee Club Subscription Vs. Roaster Subscriptions

Finally, coffee subscription services can generally be divided into two broad categories. The first is “coffee clubs” – these are subscription services that distribute coffee from many different roasters. Typically, coffee clubs do not roast coffee themselves; they distribute coffee from other roasters to you.

The second is roaster subscriptions – these are coffee subscriptions purchased directly from a given roaster.

Coffee clubs are an excellent choice for customers who want to sample different coffees from different roasters around the world. This is a great way to expand one’s coffee horizons and taste different and unique coffees on a regular basis.

Roaster subscriptions are an excellent choice for customers who have found a coffee roaster they love and want to drink all the time. With these subscriptions, customers get regular shipments of coffee straight from the source. This is also a great way to support small and local coffee shops, as subscriptions provide them with a stable customer base and a bit more economic security as a small business.

With that being said, in this article, I have separated coffee clubs from roaster subscriptions. Both are excellent options but will appeal to different people.

Atlas Coffee Club

Atlas Coffee Club is the perfect choice for people who want to try different craft coffees each month and for folks who want a curated coffee experience. Best of all, the shipping is free, so you only pay for your coffee. Every shipment of its single-origin coffee includes a postcard from the region of the world the coffee beans were grown, as well as a description of flavor notes and brewing tips, so you can enjoy the perfect cup of coffee.

To make sure that you always get a coffee you will enjoy, Atlas Coffee Club allows you to specify your coffee-drinking preferences. First, Atlas offers whole beans, ground beans, or K-cups, whichever you prefer. For ground beans, you can indicate which brewing method you like to use, like pour-over or espresso, and the company will grind the beans to the appropriate level.

You can also let Atlas know if you prefer light roast over dark roast coffee. You can choose either one or if you want to try everything under the sun, you can leave the choice up to Atlas.

You can opt to receive coffee every two or four weeks and are able to choose a six, 12, or 24-ounce bag of coffee. Atlas pricing is fair for a high-quality, single-origin craft coffee.

Overall, Atlas Coffee Club is an excellent choice for coffee lovers that want to receive a new coffee every month. You can also go on their website and see previous coffees they have shipped out to get a better sense of what Atlas offers! Learn more in our Atlas Coffee Club review.

Pros

  • New coffee every month
  • The postcard is a nice touch
  • Quality coffee

Cons

  • Pricey

Trade Coffee Subscription

Trade Coffee Subscription is an excellent option whether you are brand new to drinking coffee or a true connoisseur. The company has partnered with over 50 coffee roasters to make sure you get exactly what you are looking for.

When you first sign up for Trade Coffee, the brand will ask you a series of easy-to-answer questions about your coffee preferences. This includes how you like to drink your coffee, what brewing methods you use, how experienced you are at making coffee, and what kind of roasts you want to receive. From here, Trade Coffee Subscription identifies the best coffees in their collection to suit your needs.

Trade Coffee Subscription often offers discounts and deals to its customers. If you don’t like your first bag of coffee, Trade will send you another one at no extra cost.

No matter what, shipping is always free! Trade offers coffee shipments every week, week-and-a-half, or two weeks, but you can always postpone your next shipment to however far off you would like to.

You can also choose which coffees you get sent instead of having Trade choose for you. The website includes in-depth details about every coffee on offer. There are two price tiers of coffee for different budgets. 

Pros

  • Can tailor to your tastes
  • Good customer service

Cons

  • Can be pricey

Bean Box

Another excellent subscription service is Bean Box. Like Atlas and Trade, Bean Box makes it easy to get high-quality craft coffee delivered right to your door. All you need to do is let the brand know how often you want your coffee (every week, every two weeks, or every month) and whether you have preferences on what kind of roast you get.

If you choose the popular “Curator’s Choice” option, Bean Box will send you an excellent choice each month.

This is a great service for people who are new to coffee and looking for a simple service that consistently delivers top-shelf coffees. If you really enjoy a coffee you received, you can add it to your “Favorites,” and Bean Box will curate your future deliveries with similar coffees. Bean Box is more expensive than both Atlas and Trade, but the roaster often offers discounts and giveaways for new customers, like sampler packs.

Pros

  • Sampler packs available
  • Quality coffee

Cons

  • Pricer than competitors 

Stumptown Coffee

Stumptown Coffee is one of the best coffee roasters in the world. Helping to usher in the modern era of craft coffee, this Portland-based roaster has been offering a wide variety of high-quality coffees since 1999.

Stumptown Coffee prides itself on working with the best farms to source its coffee. The website lists all the farms the roaster partners with and for how long.

Stumptown has an incentive system with farms in which they pay the farmers more money for every high-quality farming practice the farm puts into place. This ensures that Stumptown not only has the best quality coffee beans but is also incentivizing farms to use the most eco-friendly farming practices.

Stumptown offers several subscription options. First, if you know which coffee roasts you enjoy from Stumptown, you can opt to subscribe and receive your favorite roast at regular intervals. They offer deliveries every one through four weeks, whatever frequency is your preference.

African man collecting coffee cherries
Stumptown Coffee prides itself on working with the best farms to source its coffee

The company also offers a “blend shuffle,” in which you receive a different coffee blend in each shipment, chosen by Stumptown. In my opinion, this is a great way to figure out which Stumptown offering is your favorite. The good news is that every Stumptown roast is excellent, so you will never be disappointed.

Stumptown has a “Roaster’s Pick” subscription, but it is pricer than the other offerings. That’s because this subscription offers exclusive, top-shelf coffees – the highest quality products in the catalog, making it an excellent option for coffee lovers who want to try each of Stumptown’s top picks. Shipping on subscription deliveries is always free, and Stumptown often runs discounts for customers.

Pros

  • Sustainable
  • Free shipping for subscriptions

Cons

  • Packaging may be flimsy

La Colombe

Some of you may recognize La Colombe from your grocery store beverage section. They sell very popular canned cold brew and latte beverages.

As a roaster, La Colombe sells whole beans alongside pre-made beverage products. All of the products are available in a subscription format. Simply select the product you want and specify how frequently you would like to receive new shipments, every one, two, three, or four weeks.

For serious coffee connoisseurs, La Colombe has a roaster’s selection subscription, in which the roasting team sends you a new roast each month. The brand also offers a light roast and medium roast subscription that features single-origin roasts as well.

If you don’t have time to make coffee and need something for life on the go, La Colombe offers canned beverages in subscription format as well. With oat milk lattes, mochas, and cold brew options, there are excellent options for all coffee drinkers.

Pros

  • Wide variety of products
  • Quality coffee

Cons

  • Lacking darker roasts

Verve Coffee Roasters

Verve Coffee Roasters touts its subscription service as the best in the world, making it as bold as its dark roast coffee. Verve might not be wrong, as it offers an excellent subscription service.

Founded in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California, Verve Coffee Roasters has earned a reputation as one of the best craft coffee roasters in the world. The subscription service allows you to keep your pantry stocked with quality coffee all of the time.

On the main subscription page, Verve has a scale where you can share how much coffee you drink per day, and it will tell you the quantity and frequency of subscriptions you should sign up for. This feature makes selecting the right subscription easy (even if you don’t opt for Verve in the end).

First, the brand offers a series of Roaster’s Choice subscriptions. These include a single-origin subscription, blend subscription, espresso subscription, Latin American subscription, and African subscription. Each subscription offers a range of roaster-selected coffees, including premiers of new coffees, before they hit the market.

If you know which Verve blends you already enjoy, you can also sign up for a subscription to receive your favorite roast on a consistent basis. Verve also makes it easy to purchase a coffee subscription as a gift for a friend or a loved one.

Pros

  • Easy service
  • Tastes great
  • Gift options 

Cons

  • Can be an acquired taste

Whiskey Morning Coffee

If you want to know what Whiskey Morning Coffee is about, you just need to head to the coffee subscription webpage for a video introduction to the service and to what sets these Texas boys apart from the rest of the competition. Whether the bro-vibe of the company is a perfect fit for you or not, Whiskey Morning lets its coffee speak for itself.

Compared to many of the other subscription coffee options on this list, Whiskey Morning is one of the most straightforward. You simply select which coffee you want and for how long, and you pay for it up-front. You can purchase three, six, or 12 months of deliveries at once, which also makes Whiskey Morning a great choice if you want to purchase a subscription as a gift since it does not auto-renew.

You can subscribe to specific products or roasts in their catalog, or you can opt for a roaster’s choice subscription in which Whiskey Morning will send you a different option each month. The company also has K-cups and decaf – just about whatever you need!

Interestingly, you can also opt-in for recurring shipments from Whiskey Morning if you check out through the normal store portal (versus from the subscription page), giving you the option to receive shipments every 15, 30, or 90 days. Whiskey Morning’s coffee offerings are unique compared to competitors in this space – the brand has barrel-aged coffee and high-caffeine coffee.

Pros

  • Unique options
  • Great coffee

Cons

  • Not everyone wants to pay upfront

Copper Cow Coffee

A lot of people are not aware of the rich coffee traditions of Vietnam. Vietnam is the biggest producer of Robusta coffee beans in the world, but most coffee connoisseurs these days scoff at Robusta, preferring the traditionally more flavorful Arabica coffee beans. Learn more in our round-up of the best Vietnamese coffee brands.

However, the female-owned Copper Cow Coffee is here to show that Vietnamese coffee is just as good (or better!) than whatever you are drinking right now. Copper Cow offers all its products as a monthly subscription, which will save you 20% per order compared to making single purchases.

Copper Cow does a few things differently than competitors on this list. First, one option is to purchase their pour-over coffee kits.

You receive a box with coffee pouches. Each coffee pouch contains ground coffee and a pour-over kit that you can set right on top of your mug. All you need is hot water and a mug; this is excellent for people on the go who still want to be able to brew their own coffee no matter where they find themselves.

Second, they offer a wide range of flavored coffees that feature real, ground spices – no artificial flavors or anything weird. This gives their flavored coffees a natural taste, plus you get all the health benefits of the real spices being added to the coffee.

Finally, they also offer a powdered creamer to go with their brews. The Los Angeles-based company makes it easy to prepare Vietnamese coffee at home or on the go. If you’re on the fence, you can pick up this coffee at Whole Foods and other retailers before subscribing.

Pros

  • Unique pour-over system
  • Easy to brew 
  • Healthy alternative to flavored beans 

Cons

  • Not everyone likes Robusta coffee

Dark Horse Coffee Roasters

There are also a lot of small, regional coffee roasters that make some of the best coffee on the market today. One such company is Dark Horse Coffee Roasters, a family-owned roastery founded in San Diego in 2013. Their mission is to source the world’s best coffee from small, local farmers using the best farming practices.

You can purchase bi-weekly and monthly subscriptions to Dark Horse coffee from the website. For folks who want to try out Dark Horse’s variety, there is the Roaster’s Choice subscription, in which Dark Horse sends you a different coffee each delivery. If you know exactly what you want already, you can order a subscription to any coffee on the site – scroll down until you find the coffee you are looking for!

Pros

  • Delicious coffee
  • Sustainable

Cons

  • Customers may confuse name with Kicking Horse Coffee

Black Sheep Coffee Roasters

A bag of single-origin coffee
Single-origin coffee roasts tend to be light and fruity

Nestled in the tiny mountain town of Bishop, California, Black Sheep Coffee Roasters is quietly roasting some of the best coffee on the market today. This micro-roastery works closely with small, sustainable farms to source the very best coffee beans in the world. The result is obvious in every cup!

With a collection of single-origin coffees and excellent blends, Black Sheep Coffee is an excellent addition to your coffee collection. You can sign up for a subscription by adding the coffee products you want to your cart, and then, once you go to your cart, you can opt to make a one-time purchase or receive a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly subscription for the product.

You can’t go wrong with any of the single-origin roasts, which tend to be light and fruity. If you enjoy espresso or just want a great blend, the award-winning Sierra Oro blend is one of the best coffees on the market these days.

Pros

  • Great tasting coffee
  • Sustainable 

Cons

  • Tricky to find; can be confused with competitors

Testing Criteria

First and foremost, every company on this list was chosen because they offer high-quality craft coffee through a subscription service. No matter which service from this list you choose, you will receive excellent coffee. I have personally purchased coffee from each of the roasters and have extensively read the reviews for each of the coffee clubs listed.

To make choosing easier, I have focused on the price of the products, the ease of signing up and customizing subscriptions, and the range of products offered. This is to aid you in determining which service will best meet your overall needs!

Why You Can Trust Me

I have spent the last decade working as a barista for regional coffee roasters and reviewing and writing about coffee. I have a deep passion for a good cup of coffee, and I know what award-winning coffee ought to taste like. You might also be interested in learning what’s in a Panera coffee subscription.

Author

  • Aisling O'Connor

    Aisling is an Irish food and drinks writer and journalist fueled by coffee and herbal tea. She followed up her journalism degree with nutrition studies.