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8 Best UK Coffee Subscription Boxes 2024

Looking for a more convenient and cheaper way to enjoy your coffee without giving up on quality? In this collection I’m sharing 8 of the best coffee subscription boxes in the UK that are independently roasted and won’t break the bank.

montage of 4 photos showing coffee cups and coffee beans from coffee subscription boxes

When I was searching for a coffee lover gift for my son, I found not only coffee gift baskets, I stumbled across coffee subscription boxes too.

There are lots of benefits to a coffee subscription. High on the list for us was saving money.

I found out that a cup of coffee could cost as little as 30p a cup with a coffee subscription box. When you compare that to coffee shop spending of £2.75 for a cappuccino and £2.50 for Americanos or a flat white and the saving is quite something!

With a subscription you’ll be drinking the finest coffee from independent coffee farmers and UK artisan roasters whilst giving back, supporting a community AND saving money too!

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Experiment with different coffee beans

With a coffee subscription box you can stick to what you know but why not have fun and experiment with different coffee beans?

The best plans have different roasters with the seasons making it easy to experiment.

Tip: whilst you’re trying out different flavours, make a note of your favourites … and those you’re not so keen on. This will help you when you’re considering your choices.

Here are some questions for you to consider:

  • What is the coffee name?
  • What is the Country of Origin and Region of the coffee bean?
  • Where did you buy your coffee beans from?
  • What price did you pay?
  • What brew method did you use?
  • What was the appearance of the coffee?
  • Aroma?
  • Flavour?
  • What overall rating would you give?

I created a coffee tasting log for my son to make it easy for him to keep a note of what he liked/didn’t like. You can swipe it for free.

Swipe your free coffee tasting log

You’ll be a coffee connoisseur before you know it!

6 cups of different types of coffees in white cups
What’s your favourite coffee bean?

UK Coffee Subscription Boxes

Browse through this collection of coffee subscriptions in the UK to find one that’s just right for you.

1. Rise Coffee Box

Voted number 1 in the UK by Good Housekeeping, ELLE, GQ, and The Independent after blind tasting coffee subscriptions from all over the UK.

Yellow and pink background with two coffee pouches and artisanal treats in the Rise Coffee Subscription
RiSE Coffee Box

Partnering with some of the most exciting coffee roasters across the UK, Rise Coffee showcase and deliver the best coffee you can find.

I love that Ben and Alice are a couple of coffee lovers who love to try new things.

This short video shows you exactly how they choose the coffee that gets delivered to you.

And they’ve taken their love of discovering new coffee tastes to another level by creating the Rise Coffee Box!

What’s in the coffee box?

As well as speciality coffee from their favourite roasters from around the UK you’ll also receive a treat.

In each coffee box you’ll receive background information on your coffee with creative recipes and tips for preparation.

In my opinion this makes Rise Coffee an exciting coffee box to experiment with.

There are lots of options for how often, including a mini monthly subscription for the occasional coffee drinker.

This is a selection of coffee box subscriptions from one-off to 12 months to suit everyone’s needs.

Prices start from as low as £8 for a one off to a 12 months prepay and save option.

I recommend a read of Rise Coffee’s blog where they interview the roasters and share coffee related information.

I’m loving the eco-friendly box and inspirational recipe card.

2. Dog and Hat

Complete traceability for the coffee beans they use and a fair deal for the farming communities that grow them.

coffee sachets from Hat and Dog coffee subscription
Dog and Hat

Dog and Hat is run by the Morgan family from their old farmhouse on the outskirts of York.

You’ll receive a best whole-bean speciality coffee box roasted freshly for you by a variety of independent roasters from across the world and delivered free to your door each month.

The Coffee Lovers Club is shipped once a month around the 20th to ensure you receive the freshest possible coffee beans.

Coffee collections:

  • Assorted
  • Filter
  • Espresso
  • Ground
  • International
  • Traditional
  • Decaf
  • Assorted  Including omni-roast, espresso and filter roasted beans
  • Filter Including omni-roast and filter roasted beans only
  • Espresso Including omni-roast and espresso roasted beans only
  • Dark(er) Including Espresso roasted beans only 
  • International Filter – Including omni-roast and filter roasted beans from International roasters only
  • International Espresso – Including omni-roast and espresso roasted beans from International roasters only

Bonus: Occasional cheeky extra goodies thrown in 🙂

Benefits of buying from Dog and Hat:

  • the Morgan family take their environmental responsibility seriously
  • no printed bespoke boxes or glossy leaflets
  • only use recycled material
  • support a charity each year, giving back to the community
  • choose roasters that understand the need for ethical sourcing of beans

Prices start at £19 for a 2 bag coffee subscription to £33 for a 3 bag coffee subscription.

Subscribe to the Dog and Hat newsletter for a 25% discount

Dog and Hat Coffee Subscription Box Review

3. Pact Coffee

Trading directly with their farmers means that Pact Coffee are able to cut out the middleman and pay farmers a better price for their top quality beans.

Coffee bag and filter
Pact Coffee

With each delivery you’ll know exactly where your coffee has come from!

All coffees are roasted in-house at their London HQ in Bermondsey.

All their coffees are ground and packed within 7 days of roasting.

The bags of coffee and Pact Pods come in letterbox-friendly packages making this a box friendly coffee delivery.

Free First Class shipping with this coffee bean subscription ensures that when you order before 1pm, Monday to Friday, you’ll get it the very next day.

In conversation with Will Corby, Head of Coffee at Pact Coffee

I think this video gives a better understanding of Pact coffee and makes this brand relatable.

Prices start at £9.95.

I love: if you don’t enjoy your coffee, their Customer Champions
will send you a delicious alternative to try, free of charge.

Get 50% OFF your first two boxes

4. Blue Coffee Subscription

Blue Coffee Box beans are ethically sourced direct from single-origin and microlot farmers.

coffee bag, cake and a cup of coffee
Blue Coffee Box

A 6-month Blue Coffee Bag subscription is a tour of the world of “Speciality Coffee.”

Your bag of gourmet coffee is chosen from 17 countries, hand-roasted by UK roasters, selected for your taste preference.

  • Single origin speciality coffee is seasonal so it changes throughout the year
  • Blue Coffee Box change their roasters each month and no two coffees taste the same
  • Their roasters are from the top 20 of the UK’s 300+ craft roasters
  • The coffee is fresh roasted every week
  • Each coffee bag has notecards for the coffee explaining everything about it and where it was grown
  • The pack contains a 227g bag of fresh coffee with roasted-on date and origin notes
  • Every bag of coffee beans is covered by a Taste Guarantee

Delivery is free and delivered in a letterbox friendly package making this a box friendly coffee delivery service.

I love that their farmers are paid 30% more than Fairtrade prices making this a fantastic ethical coffee subscription service.

Blue Coffee Box Subscription Review

5. Rounton Coffee Roasters

 A multi-award-winning roastery with coffee beans freshly roasted in North Yorkshire by a small team.

Bag of coffee from Rounton Coffee Roasters and a cup of coffee
Rounton Coffee Roasters

This subscription is fabulous for building your own.

Not only is there a choice of coffee beans and grind but you get to choose your coffee bag size, how often and for how long.

There are 4 different roasters to choose from:

  • Roaster’s Choice
  • Smooth
  • Fruity
  • Decaf

And 5 different grinds:

  • whole bean
  • cafetiere
  • filter
  • Aeropress
  • Espresso

Limited Offer – sign up today and get 40% OFF your first coffee subscription box with the code WELCOME40 at checkout

I recommend reading Rounton’s sustainability Statement of Intent which clearly sets out their responsibility towards the planet, the people, roasting and packing/shipping.

Take a peek behind the scenes:

Prices range from £7.75 for a 250g bag to £12.45.

This coffee subscription box is the most flexible putting you in total control.

6. Balance Coffee

Over 95% of the world’s coffee is considered commercial grade coffee, grown for mass production, sprayed with pesticides, and stored in a way that encourages mould growth. 

Balance Coffee is sourced from the top 5% of coffee farms worldwide and are committed to paying 25% more for the best in quality coffee available.

What are the exclusive benefits for a Balance subscription?

  1. Healthy coffee (no mould, mycotoxins or pesticides)
  2. Save 15% off every recurring order
  3. Convenience – save time and never run out
  4. Sustainable – plant trees with every order
  5. Free shipping saving up to £150 per year
  6. VIP support – expert coffee advice
  7. Flexibility – pause, change or cancel your subscription at any time
  8. Digital coffee course (£50 value) – brew the tastiest coffee at home

Prices start from £10.59 for an Espresso Subscription to £17.59 for a Discovery Subscription.

Related article: 5 ways to Reduce Sediment in French Press Coffee

  • Aeropress Guide
  • Hario V60
  • Moka Pot / Stovetop Brewer
  • Espresso Machine
  • Chemex Coffee

‘Best Coffee Subscription for Gifting 2022’

BBC Good Food

7. The Local Coffee Club

Image shows text The Local Coffee Club

Have you ever considered a subscription where the coffee beans are roasted by different independents NEAR YOU?

That’s exactly what you get from The Local Coffee Club. Subscriptions are currently in London, Bristol and Bath and South Wales (and you have the option of ‘everywhere’), and they’re looking to expand into new areas around the country in the coming months.

Subcription is flexible with different size bags (and you get free delivery) and if you’re looking for a gift, you can purchase 3, 6 or 12 deliveries with a free personalized card included.

You’ll find a comprehensive frequently asked questions section on the about page so you’ll have all the information you need before you make your purchase.

Did I mention they also plant trees? The Local Coffee Club donate via treeapp who plant trees where they’re most needed.

I recommend you go check them out. You won’t be disappointed!

8. Cafepod Coffee Co

Cafepod isn’t a subscription service but I’ve included them in this collection to give you the option of putting you in control of what you buy and when.

4 blue bags of whole bean coffee
Cafepod Coffee Co

Cafepod is an independent craft coffee company bringing you quality coffee to drink at home.

Choose from:

  • Ground Coffee
  • Whole Bean Coffee
  • Variety Packs
  • Nespresso® Compatible

Cafepod source UTZ coffees for their Nespresso® Compatible range (UTZ stands for sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families and our planet).

All their coffee blends have been developed by Q Graders, who are the true experts of the coffee industry. The Q Grader Programme is the coffee industry’s most recognised and coveted certification.

Beans are roasted using drum roasters that heat the air underneath the beans for an even and smooth roast.

Stock up on your favourites and try new flavours.

Drinking coffee at home won’t completely replace our favourite coffee shops. But a coffee subscription box will give us the best experience of drinking coffee in our homes at great prices.

Make it social by inviting friends and family round to start new rituals with coffee and cake!

In a world that’s constantly changing, it’s good to know that one of our habits have health benefits. Coffee at great prices is something we don’t have to give up!

Bring the coffee shop into your home and save money with the best ethical coffee subscription boxes in the UK. 

Coffee Subscription Box Questions

If you have questions, you might find the answer here. If there’s something you want to know that I haven’t covered, please get in touch.

What are the benefits of a coffee subscription?

There are so many benefits:

  • Affordable prices that work out cheaper
  • Freshness and taste without leaving your home
  • Organic coffee tastes so much better
  • 100% Fairtrade certified
  • Recycled packaging
  • You get to choose your coffee and brewing method
  • You choose how many bags of coffee beans you want
  • You can experiment with something different to your usual purchase
  • Coffee beans from around the world are independently roasted meaning you will be supporting small businesses
  • Coffee beans are roasted weekly – they arrive fresh and haven’t been sat on a supermarket shelf
  • Flexible – no contract means you can skip deliveries, change quantities, change dates
  • Convenience – delivered directly to your door
  • Detailed tasting notes are often provided
  • Some provide access to Member only areas on their websites
  • Choice of personal or coffee subscription gift
  • Sometimes extras/treats are included
  • You’ll never run out of coffee!

How can I subscribe?

Subscriptions are simple. Sign up, selecting which brew method and roast type you’d like from the coffee service of your choice.

Will my coffee subscription start immediately?

Your subscription will start at the next delivery date and subsequent orders will be shipped based on the frequency you select.

How flexible are coffee subscriptions?

You select the frequency of your subscription and the amount of coffee beans or capsules you’d like to receive.

You manage your subscription at any time, including pausing and cancelling.

What if I’ve bought a gift subscription for someone else?

You won’t have to choose the coffee or brewing method. 

Your gift recipient will be able to select their own when they redeem their subscription by following the instructions provided by the coffee subscription service.

Can I buy a one off coffee box?

Yes, you can. You’ll find taster boxes or one-off boxes such as this speciality coffee box from Rise Coffee Box.

How long does coffee last?

If you’re worried about wasting coffee from your subscription, there’s no need.

Unopened roasted coffee beans will last at least 6 – 9 months. 

What is the best way to store my coffee beans?

Store your opened coffee beans in an airtight container. They will last 6 months.

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