I know I am not the only one who has spent the majority of the past year at home. Perhaps you have also discovered a newfound passion for speciality coffee? One benefit of working from home, and generally spending my days here, is being able to drink good quality coffee every day without breaking the bank. Coffee subscriptions were already popular before the pandemic, but now consumers are truly spoilt for choice. So here’s why having a coffee subscription during lockdown was the best thing.
Lockdown was tough on everyone, and if it did one thing, it was to teach us all about different cultures and lifestyles via social media. Many people have started using products that they would never otherwise have tried if it were not for the fact that they were stuck indoors and unable to purchase things in store during specific periods.
Some of the things to have come out of all of this are subscriptions. Many companies have made it convenient for anyone to order and receive their products safely, and thanks to the growth in the coffee culture around the UK, coffee subscriptions have become more popular than ever. Besides, drinking coffee can be good for you.
Being able to enjoy a good cup of coffee at home, especially now that so many of us are working from home, is important. The idea of being able to get it without leaving the house is genius! And it is usually more affordable to make things at home. If you drink two or three coffee drinks a day, it can add up to £10 a day or more. Switching from coffee shop takeaways to brewing coffee at home (with our favourite coffee from subscription boxes) means saving money and time from waiting in long queues.
If you have never made an effort to order your coffee online, you should try. There is an entire system that you could easily follow to get your coffee exactly the way you want it. You can choose between getting the beans completely unground and roasted as is, or you can have them conveniently packaged into coffee bags for more convenience. The great thing about coffee bags is that they are so easy to use and less messy. You don’t have to worry about getting that last little bit of coffee out of the jar or can, and unlike regular instant coffee, the bags are nitro flushed so they remain fresh and they don’t get hard and sticky the way they do in the jar if you take too long to use it. They stay fresher for longer, and you can include them in your subscription box to try.
More importantly, buying coffee beans online or signing up to a weekly/monthly coffee subscription are great ways to support your favourite local coffee shops. In these difficult times, small businesses need all the help we can give them.
Covid-19 is still a serious matter and would likely be for another year or two until the vaccines have been entirely distributed worldwide. However, while we wait for that to subside, we can still benefit from having things delivered to our doors. If you’ve never owned a coffee machine and would like one, you can now start with a simple coffee machine before then is an excellent time to consider ordering one online.
You can start by ordering a small Moka pot with your coffee selection to make Italian style coffee and then, eventually, move onto a semi-professional coffee machine (like the Sage Bambino Plus or Barista Express). If you prefer filter coffee or pour over, you can experiment with the top 5 coffee brewing methods like Chemex, V60, AeroPress, or Moka pot.
Phases of selection
Start your online coffee selection with the usual ground beans. You can choose between different brands from your favourite supplier and then add in additional items to try with every new order. Now is an excellent opportunity for you to experiment.
You can move from your usual blend of ground beans to trying seasonal coffee varieties and single origins. You can start experimenting with the beans: Robusta and Arabica; the processing type (natural, honey, washed, etc.) and the roasting profile (light, medium, dark). If you are looking to try new flavours – lighter roasts are the way to go. Sweet or bitter, fruitier or nuttier flavour notes, this is the time to make your choice. A world of flavours and tasting experiences will open up to you!
Delivery can be done right to your door for everything that you add to your online cart. You can even host a coffee party. Invite a few of your friends to select their favourites and do pairings and tastings. Whiskey pairings and chocolate pairing with coffee have become popular thanks to lockdown, so why not find an online company specialising in these kinds of pairings and enjoy them with your friends and family.
Many online businesses have made it convenient for customers to order almost anything online. With all the beautiful ways you can now enjoy coffee, it is no wonder why coffee subscriptions have become so popular.
Can’t spend time with your loved ones during a lockdown? Why not send them a subscription as a gift to enjoy. Add on some cookies and chocolates for them to do their pairings in the comfort of their own homes and give them the joy of enjoying a delicious cup of coffee at your expense. These subscriptions are bound to bring more than just gifting convenience to everyone long after the lockdowns have ended, so why not start enjoying them now while they are still so easy to do.
Disclaimer: this is a collaborative post.