Below you’ll see links to the Craft Coffee Club. We want to be transparent and open about the fact that we have a working relationship with them, and may earn a commission if you choose to join them with a subscription. That in no way affects what we’ve got to say about them, we just wanted you to know! The really good news is that you can get a discount as a reader of our website! Read below for the details you need.
One of the great things about owning one of the best bean to cup coffee machines is that you’ve still got so much choice in the beans that you use. One of the reasons that we created this website all those years ago was because of just how important getting the right machine is, but it’s only half the story. Getting the right machine and the right beans can mean that you can enjoy amazing coffee, and that’s something that we’ve learned is different for everyone we talk to.
In fact, the beans are where most of the arguments seem to start, so today we’re going to have a look at a coffee subscription service, the Craft Coffee Club.
Why Join A Coffee Subscription Service?
Let’s start with the obvious – what’s the point in a coffee subscription? Well, if you know exactly which beans you like, and never like to try something different, quite frankly, there’s very little point for you. This is something that will appeal to people that are yet to find that mind blowing perfect coffee that they can’t get enough of, or people that love to mix things up and try a different coffee regularly.
For us, if you’ve been reading our site for a while, you’ll know we love Starbucks beans because we’re wonderfully boring and predictable. At the same time, though, we do like to try other things frequently too, so there’s plenty of room for that with a subscription service like this. Let’s take a look at how it works and what you get…
The Craft Coffee Club Subscription
There are four key strands to your membership, and memberships come in three flavours – monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly. In other words, you’ll get a delivery every one, two or three months respectively.
In all cases, if you’re in a delivery month, it will be sent out to you on or around the 10th, so you’ll get your box of wonders landing a day or two later courtesy of Royal Mail. Delivery is free (or we should probably more accurately say ‘included’), so when you see the subscription price, what you see is what you’ll be charged.
The pricing itself is actually reassuringly simple. A box costs £24.95, unless you want an extra bag thrown in in which case add another £4.95, making £29.90. You’re charged on the first day of any month you’re scheduled to receive a box, so approximately nine days before it’s sent out. It’s not a monthly fee as such, it’s more a cost per box.
So then, what to you get for your money? Remember a moment ago we mentioned those four strands? Here’s the detail:
Bags of Coffee
A ‘standard’ box will come with two 250g bags of coffee, or three if you’re paying the extra £4.95.
Also in the box you’ll find what the club describe as artisan treats from four brands. They’re further described as nibbles to enjoy with your coffee, and who doesn’t love a surprise of nibbles? As you can see in the picture at the top of this page, one such example is mixed nuts, but that’s just one of their selections in a box gone by.
The Coffee Corner Magazine
To complete the box, you’ll get the latest issue of the Craft Coffee Club publication ‘Coffee Corner’. In it you’ll dive in to the depths of all things coffee, including details of where the current month’s coffees have come from, how to get the most from them, and anything else to do with brewing beans they’ve conjured up to include this month.
Donation To One Tree Planted
We all know that coffee plantations get a bad rap from time to time, so it’s good to know that your monthly fee will partly go back to help with reforestation and other initiatives.
So, that’s the run down of what you’ll get, we’ll update this page in due course once we start to see what arrives in each box. For now though, if you’d like to join us in trying out the upcoming boxes then you can do so here.
After we published this post, the lovely people at Craft Coffee Club set us up with a discount code for our readers, so you can get 20% off when you set up your subscription. Just click the blue button below and use the code BTCCM20 in the discount code box at checkout.