2016 Best Coffee Box Subscription Service Reviews

All the top rated coffee box subscriptions, all in one place and reviewed by real users of the services. Before you subscribe to any, be sure to read our reviews first.

You may have thought about signing up for a Coffee Subscription Service. But which one should you go with? We hope to answer this questions for you here with these reviews. There are 3 criteria that we look for in all of these services that thought you should take into consideration:

  • Variety of Flavors
  • Frequency
  • Overall Quality

Sending a monthly collection of fresh coffee roasts to people around the country probably wasn’t in Lucky Oyster’s business plan. But that’s exactly what the Seattle startup is launching today with Bean Box.

The new offering is somewhat like a Birchbox for coffee, with customers receiving four 1.7-ounce bags of roasts from premium, independent roasters in Seattle once a month for $20. The coffee makers, from Kuma to Herkimer to Lighthouse, ship the beans within 24 hours of roasting to ensure peak freshness, while Bean Box members can order full-size bags of the coffee they end up liking best.

Bean Box founders Matthew Erke and Ryan

Bean Box founders Ryan Fritzky and Matthew Berk. Photo via Bean Box.

“We believe that everyone should have access to freshly roasted coffee from world-renowned roasters, and that you don’t have to be a coffee techie to appreciate the experience,” said Bean Box co-founder Matthew Berk.

Berk, a former Marchex exec and Open List CTO, told us about his plans for Lucky Oyster almost exactly two years ago. The idea was to index the world’s information and help consumers discover new experiences with a socially relevant search engine based on recommendation exchange.

Along the way, though, Berk found that users were extremely engaged with coffee recommendations — things like best local cafes, high end roasters, specific brands, and best equipment. On top of that, while interviewing customers in Seattle coffee shops, Berk and his co-founder Ryan Fritzky would often walk out with bags of fresh roasts to send to family across the country.

“With all the caffeine in the air, as is common in engineering culture and startups, we started to look into why coffee culture, even in the caffeine capital of the U.S., is still largely about proximity and convenience rather than the passion people express for it,” Berk explained. “We quickly found that there’s a great opportunity to help people discover great new experiences in their morning cup.”

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Coffee Box Subscription Reviews 2016
Tracy M.
Lead Food Services Reviewer
I am a total foodie. Whenever I’m asked to review a food category here, I’m all over it. All my reviews follow my strict standards test so that I can pass on the most accurate info I can across all the coffee services equally.

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