Best price on coffee subscription?

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Dano83

#1: Post by Dano83 » Nov 09, 2019, 9:02 am

I'm kind of getting tired of spending $20 or more for a 12oz bag every week. Ive tried multiple different companies but it seems like they are all around $20 or more shipped to Missouri. I'm looking for any medium roast espresso blend that I can get delivered for $15 or less. Black rifle coffee has good prices but their espresso blend is way too dark. Does anybody have any recommendations?

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TomC
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#2: Post by TomC » Nov 09, 2019, 9:27 am

If you're mainly bargain shopping and still want fresh roasted coffee (but willing to forgo the subscription service), people often recommend Niccoletti. I've never tried it myself.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nicoletti-Coff ... 3604448627

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#3: Post by jbviau » Nov 09, 2019, 1:38 pm

Dan, try searching through the offerings of a few of these roasters who build shipping into their prices: Any roasters offering "free shipping" with no minimum purchase?

I saw Just Coffee has a few espresso blends priced at $15 to your door (haven't tried them though), and there may be others.

Yes, it's hard to get a 12-oz. bag of specialty coffee shipped for under $15. Usually you'd need to accept a smaller quantity to hit that price point.
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nrh

#4: Post by nrh » Nov 09, 2019, 1:55 pm

You can do a Trade subscription. You can set it up for 2 - 12 oz. bags as often as you want (2,4,6, or 8 weeks) at $25 per order (with free shipping). The two bags are the same coffee. You can also order with free shipping then anything else on the website if you order within 30 days of your last order. There are a lot of roaster options available. You can cancel at anytime.

If you do try Trade, please use this link and I can get a credit toward a future coffee order. I've been using them for about six months now, and I am liking it so far!
http://s.trdcfe.me/wjNDg
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MB

#5: Post by MB » Nov 09, 2019, 2:08 pm

I have a suggestion that will help on both pricing and open up your selection options.

Many of us order larger quantities and freeze in canning jars filled to the rim. You can take out a jar the night before and let it come up to room temp before opening. The freezing slows the aging considerably, so that you can easily keep it for over a month and with a chest freezer several months. The anecdotal input (and some testing) from many very particular folks here is that this works very well.
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Almico
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#6: Post by Almico » Nov 09, 2019, 2:33 pm

Buy more coffee at a time. It cost's $6-7 to ship (1) 12oz bag of coffee. It costs the same $ to ship 4 of them. Some roasters have free shipping after $45 or $50.

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yakster
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#7: Post by yakster » Nov 09, 2019, 9:32 pm

You could try out The Excellent Cup 86th Street or Alley Cat blend. Sold by the pound and flat $5.95 shipping.

https://www.theexcellentcup.com/product ... ry/blends/

Full disclosure, Peter is a friend but I like his coffee and feel it's a good deal.
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Shenrei

#8: Post by Shenrei » Nov 10, 2019, 12:36 am

Elixr coffee has their Beekeeper Espresso for $16 for 12oz and it is free shipping.

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#9: Post by sweaner » Nov 10, 2019, 9:56 pm

yakster wrote:You could try out The Excellent Cup 86th Street or Alley Cat blend. Sold by the pound and flat $5.95 shipping.

https://www.theexcellentcup.com/product ... ry/blends/

Full disclosure, Peter is a friend but I like his coffee and feel it's a good deal.
I noticed that they also sell in 2 lb bags, which is nice. What is his typical roast level?
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yakster
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#10: Post by yakster » Nov 10, 2019, 9:58 pm

I'd call it medium. He roasts in an Ambex.
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