Are Coffee Subscriptions Good Value for Money?

Coffee subscriptions are all the rage right now, but are they good value for money? Read on to find out more.

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If you’re a coffee lover like me, I’m sure some targeted ads have found their way to your social media telling you how excellent coffee subscriptions are. And it’s not just one company either, there’s an army of coffee sellers out there! 

But are they worth the hype? Can they save us money? Are they good value for money at all? Will they make us want to ditch our trips to the coffee shop? Let’s take a look.  

Is a coffee subscription for me anyway?

Let’s face it, if you’re an avid instant coffee drinker a coffee subscription isn’t going to be for you. Instant coffee is the cheapest way to your daily caffeine fix. 

If you aren’t a regular coffee drinker then a subscription won’t be value for money either. However, if you drink coffee every day, or buy coffee whilst at work a subscription might be for you. 

What is a coffee subscription?

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Fancy coffee delivered straight to your door? Always forgetting essentials in the weekly shop - like coffee? Want to enjoy regular coffee from small and indie roasters? Sounds good right? Well, this is what the majority of the coffee subscriptions offer.  

What’s on offer?

With so many coffee subscriptions on offer, it’s difficult to know where to start. As a coffee addict myself I was more than happy to investigate! Here are my top 8 coffee subscriptions that are worth considering. 

Pact Coffee

Pact Coffee is one of the most well-known coffee subscriptions around. Prices start from £7.95 every fortnight. Pact says that you will save at least £1 on every subscription order, they also claim they are the most flexible option. And with a Trustpilot score of 4.5, it seems customers are happy! Pact Coffee often have freebies and discounts too, at the moment you can claim a free brew kit with your subscription.  

Grind Coffee

Starting at £13.50 Grind offers a subscription of either Nespresso compatible pods, whole bean or ground coffee. Coffee is available in 5 blends and this subscription service keeps you well topped up - no fear of running out! Grind offer a free tin for newbies and refills are letterbox friendly.  

Caravan Coffee

Caravan Coffee has a great selection of blends available, some of which are exclusively subscription blends. Prices start from £8.50 and coffee is available as whole bean or ground. You can choose to have your coffee delivered every week, 2 weeks or 4 weeks. There is a free gift available with your first order and free delivery!  

Balance Coffee

Balance provides science-backed healthy coffee. A range of different subscriptions are available starting at £9.49. I really like the Discovery subscription, it gives you an opportunity to several blends but it also makes a great gift for your coffee-loving friends. It’s worth noting that the Evening Standard named Balance Coffee ‘The Best Coffee Subscription of 2023’ and The Independent said it was ‘best for healthy coffee’.  

Horsham Coffee Roasters

This company start their subscription service at £7.75 per month. You can subscribe every week up to every 10 weeks - so it’s a good choice for anyone who doesn’t want a delivery too often. Horsham Coffee Roasters ethically source its beans directly from Costa Rica, Rwanda, Kenya and Brazil.

Perky Blenders

I love this play on words, but can the Perky Blenders deliver great coffee? Well, the subscription is flexible, you can modify it at any time. There is a coffee of the month and 6 other blends to choose from, including a decaf blend. Prices start from £8.50.  

Nespresso

If you are faithful to your coffee machine then a Nespresso subscription might be for you. When you sign up you can get a free sleeve with orders of 70 capsules or more, save up to 70% off a new coffee machine and up to 20% off accessories. You become part of an exclusive global community which allows you to access masterclasses, recipes and more.  

Hasbean

Starting at £8.95 for a personal subscription Hasbean offers a subscription service that delivers either weekly or monthly you can choose the latest coffee or select from their own blends including a white blend named Jabberwocky! And if you find you aren’t drinking your coffee as quickly as you thought, you can pause the subscription at any time.  

The Verdict

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All the subscriptions are of a similar price and mostly offer flexibility in frequency or delivery. They are value for money if you are buying coffee regularly or you would like to replace your coffee shop cappuccinos. But if you are looking to save money on your weekly shop - a coffee subscription won’t be for you. 

Sarah-Jane Outten
Editor

Hi, I’m SJ. I’m an editor and content executive here at MyVoucherCodes. I started my journey here as a deals expert which gave me the skills to become a money-saving expert. You can find my tips and recommendations in various publications including The Sun, The Mirror, and The Telegraph.

I gained a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing in 2018, and I’ve put my writing skills into many projects since then. My portfolio at sarahjaneoutten.com includes my work with Cardiff Times, Buzz Magazine and more. 

I write poetry and short stories for pleasure and enjoy getting creative with watercolours and lino printing. I hope that I can merge my love of writing and art into a children's book in the future - watch this space!