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During a lockdown, coffee is the one thing you're definitely going want to make sure you don't run out of. And now there are lots of coffee subscriptions to make sure you're always able to make a cup when you need it. We've rounded up some of the UK's best below.  

 

Django CoffeeDjango Coffee

Django took its inspiration from Melbourne’s coffee scene, returning to the UK and directly sourcing beans from around the world, with a view to cutting out the middle man. They hand-roast the beans three times a week themselves in small batches, aiming for the freshest coffee possible. At the moment, their coffee is sourced from Peru, Rwanda, El Salvador and more.  

Available as: Beans, various grinds

Prices: Subscriptions start at £30 a month for weekly deliveries. 

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Dog and HatDog and Hat

Dog and Hat source their coffee primarily from UK-based roasters with ethical sourcing practices (plus a few European roasters too). Their subscription packs will include different roasters every month, including Climpsons, Caravan, Gentlemen Baristas and dozens more, so you'll be trying new blends all the time. 

Available as: Beans, various grinds

Prices: Subscriptions start at £17 a month

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GrindGrind

Probably best known for their London coffee bars, Grind have also set up their own Grind at Home brand. You can buy a tin initially and subscribe for regular refills (including compostable Nespresso-compatible pods). Choose from their house blend, black blend (designed to work without milk) or decaf. 

Available as: Beans, various grinds, Nespresso-compatible pods

Prices: Tins start at £9 for coffee, £10 for pods. Refill subscriptions from £13

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HasbeanHasbean

Hasbean, based in Stafford, roast their coffee to order every working day of the week. They also have a huge amount of subscription options for you to either pay up-front or go for direct debit. Those subscriptions will send out various coffees or you can buy specific packs, choosing by region or blend. Coffee is sourced direct and there are bios of all the coffee producers too. 

Available as: Beans (inc unroasted), various grinds

Prices: Weekly subscriptions start at £7.50

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Independent Coffee BoxIndependent Coffee Box

This company does what it says on the tin, promoting and delivering coffee from independent roasters across the country (within days of being roasted). They delivery whole-bean only, so you'll need a grinder (which they also sell, just in case). It's subscription only, but there's a gift box option too. 

Available as: Beans

Prices: From £18.99 a month

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Kiss the HippoKiss the Hippo

As well as cafes in Richmond and Fitzrovia, Kiss the Hippo have a subscription service. They roast their direct-trade coffee in Richmond, and 80% of the coffee they source is from organic farms. Each pack comes with tasting notes and they also sell a large range of coffee equipment. 

Available as: Beans

Prices: From £9 a month (first pack free)

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PactPact Coffee

Pact Coffee were one of the first of the new-wave of coffee subscription services in the UK and they're still going strong. They buy their speciality-grade coffee at origin through Direct Trade (an average of 55% on top of Fairtrade rates) with a focus on profitability for farmers. Plans can be continually changed and adjusted to needs and you can choose from house blends through to their "micro-lot" premium coffees. You can also buy coffee by the bag which includes a "Bourbon Cream" espresso.

Available as: Beans, various grinds, Nespresso compatible pods

Prices: From £6.95 a bag.

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Perky BlindersPerky Blenders

Immediately winning kudos from us for the excellent name, the family-owned Perky Blinders offer five different blends, including single-origin and their own blend of the month, sourced from two different beans every month. They started as a coffee street trader and now have four cafes alongside their coffee business. Outside of lockdowns, they also offer tours around their roastery. 

Available as: Beans, various grinds

Prices: From £19.50 for a three-week sub (bags from £7.50)

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Rave CoffeeRave Coffee

Based in Cirencester, alongside more traditional blends and single-origin coffee, Rave offer cold-brew coffee packs (and a special cold brew gift set too). They'll also sell green coffee beans if you fancy roasting them yourselves. All subscriptions come with monthly tuition cards covering subjects likes growing, roasting, brewing and tasting coffee. So you get to learn a bit about your coffee too. 

Available as: Beans, various grinds, Nespresso compatible pods 

Prices: From £6 a bag 

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The Roasting ShedThe Roasting Shed

This small-batch coffee roaster is based in Hackney Wick, with three coffees available for a subscription. One of the best added-extras of a Roasting Shed order is their twist on the buy one, get one free offer. For every pack you order, they'll send one to the NHS or a vulnerable person - an idea well worth supporting. 

Available as: Beans, various grinds

Prices: From £10 a week (a bag to you and one to gift) - price includes free shipping.

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Weanie BeansWeanie Beans

Weanie Beans first started in West London as a coffee stall and now has its own roastery in North London. They roast their coffee in small batches using coffee sourced from a mix of direct and fair trade. Their subscription will send a different single-origin coffee every month and they also have special gift packs. 

Available as: Beans, various grinds

Prices: From £6.50 a bag 

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See also:

Bailie's Coffee - No, it's not the booze, instead, this Bailie's partners with farmers across the globe with a large range available.

Blue Coffee Box - From Canterbury, they send out boxes with three selections of coffee

Cafe Direct - one of the oldest in the business, they've been running for over 25 years.

Clumsy Goat - Fairtrade coffee, roasted weekly

Cricklewood Coffee Roasters - the North-west London roasters started at the local station before launching their own subscription service. 

Extract Coffee - based in Bristol, with ethically sourced coffee from a vintage roaster

Origin - their coffee is all direct-sourced. 

Hundred House coffee - Shropshire based, where they roast in a converted barn. 

Union Coffee - So popular they've had to stop subscriptions temporarily, but you can join their waitlist. 

 

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