Bob_McBob wrote:Most Canadian roasters are going the other way, significantly increasing the minimum for free shipping. Transcend recently went from $35 to $48. Pilot gradually went from $26 to $43 over the last year.
Chris, I feel like I've seen that with certain U.S. roasters as well. The stars of this thread are obviously bucking the trend you mention. Verve's been offering free shipping for quite some time, while Populace just started offering it; Novel and Chromatic fall somewhere in between. Onyx used to offer free shipping across the board, too, but changed their policy a month ago or so.
beer&mathematics wrote:I would rather buy one 8-12oz bag from various roasters frequently than have to buy a bunch of bags from a single roaster. I guess I like shopping.
Agreed that sampling around is made easier when shipping is low/free, especially since not all of us drink enough coffee daily or have proper freezer resources at our disposal to justify larger orders that satisfy minimum purchase requirements.
Inspired by Bill's post here
, I did a quick Excel analysis of the 4 roasters listed in the first post of this thread to determine average cost/oz. Here's what I found (no tax included; price is in USD):
Not bad, right? The best deal of all of these coffees is Populace's Clutch Espresso. If you buy a kilo of Clutch, you'll be paying 93 cents/oz.