Coffee has been in America since before the country was founded — in 1773 the earthy beverage was brought over by the British. Since the Boston Tea Party, Americans have greatly relied on coffee over tea and our love has brewed multitudes of coffee shops throughout the entire nation. Today, our favorite brew styles come from a list of different countries, making it an overall culturally diverse beverage. Has all of this enriching history made you long for a velvety hot cup? Good, because in honor of National Coffee Day, we’ve gathered some phenomenal companies that deliver this blessed beverage to your door, and even offer exclusive subscriptions.
Best for Strong Coffee
Wandering Bear crafts strong coffee that is remarkably smooth, with the motto that “strong coffee doesn’t have to be scary.” Rather than offering just beans alone, customers can purchase big boxes of cold brew — so it’s kind of like the wine in a box idea. Yes, it’s awesome and a quick go-to for busy mornings. When signing up for the company’s newsletter you can get 10% off. The brand is also offered through Thrive Market, and when signing up for the online grocery store, you can save by using the auto ship feature.
Death Wish Coffee Co. delivers a brew that is two times stronger than the average cup of Joe — make sure you can handle it! The quality arabica beans have been thoughtfully crafted to enhance signature blends that are a fun play on words — for example, the Life Can Be a Latte blend. Yes, there is a subscription program that grants 10% off right out of the gate, while members also will receive regular discounts and heart-pounding deals.
Best Sustainable Coffee Brands
Peet’s Coffee prides itself on devoting to a code of ethics, ensuring coffee comes from sustainable and ethical origins. The company also delivers on its tea selection, should you need something to wind down with at night. There are a handful of different subscriptions through Peet’s, whether you opt for the Frequent Brewer subscription or maybe even the Small Batch subscription that will bring a carefully curated bag of coffee straight to your front door.
Pour-over coffee is simultaneously simple and luxurious. Customers will be immersed in a Vietnamese brewing experience with this sustainably sourced coffee and a harmonious blend of various herbs and spices. Naturally sweetened creamers created by Copper Cow can be incorporated to change up your everyday morning routine. The flavors and creamers can be customized to your coffee-obsessed palette by creating your own box. Bonus — you will get some pretty awesome caffeine-infused perks as well.
Fresh Roasted Coffee eliminates its carbon emissions by 80% by using a special smokeless machine, and the flavor is also noted to be even better thanks to the delicate process. That barely tips the iceberg of its eco-friendly efforts. Rainforest Alliance Certified and USDA organic beans are roasted upon receiving your order, then packaged directly for optimal freshness. Opt-in for auto order and save 20% off the first shipment and 10% on everyone afterward.
Best Single Origin Coffees
Driftaway Coffee strives to diversify your pallet, by sustainably farming single origin coffees. Subscriptions work by ordering a sampler pack from around the world, then customers rate the coffee and the next deliveries will mimic their favorite picks. Driftaway will even help you host a virtual coffee tasting party, which is a ton of fun. Be sure to bring complementing snacks, like scones, berries, or chocolate! Driftaway also offsets its carbon emissions by helping protect forests — we can drink to that!
The founder at Blue Bottle Coffee truly immersed into the craft of a beautifully and elegantly roasted bean. Now, he has a team that helps him fulfill those goals of purchasing single origin, mostly organic, coffee at a premium price to more than meet fair trade standards. Customers can learn about various brewing methods and true, honest coffee by visiting the site. With a subscription comes exclusive offers, and you can customize the membership.
Can you believe Equator Coffees started in a garage? Nearly 30 years later, they have multiple cafés and ship coffee out to those who have fallen in love with the aromatic, fair-trade varietals. Joining the subscription club means free shipping on every order and 15% off your first order. Enjoy single origin-sourced deliciousness delivered to your door regularly.
Best for Variety
Want to try coffee from various talented roasters? No problem! Over 400 selections have been carefully tested and chosen by the team. Trade makes it possible to try a vast variety of beans that have been roasted on demand — now that’s fresh! Subscriptions are completely flexible, allowing you to choose the best schedule that fits your needs. Rest assured that in the compostable packaging, there is a selection that has been thoughtfully and masterfully sourced.
Charleston Coffee Roasters is located in Charleston, South Carolina itself, but they bring in the best beans for their smooth organic blends. No Starbucks caramel creamer is needed, as the slow roasting technique brings out so much rich flavor that it would almost be a shame to cover it up. But we won’t tell anyone if you add a dollop of whipped cream. When signing up for the coffee of the month club, customers can choose their term length and will be greeted with two seasonal blends every month. But the best part: the company has teamed up to support turtle rescue efforts in the area.
Fire Department Coffee came about when the founder thought about coffee’s crucial role in keeping firefighters alert when needed. Firefighters and first responders themselves roast the creative blends in Illinois. Knock your socks off with the Backdraft espresso, or enjoy fun donut-inspired creations. Spirit-infused coffees feature anything from bourbon to tequila and will likely become a household staple once a connoisseur tastes them. Sign up for the Spirit Infused Coffee Club or the Coffee of the Month Club. The latter will bring customers a customized coffee bag with an interesting varietal inside every month.
Best Coffee Companies That Give Back
Grounds and Hounds’ mission to save dogs is as good as its organic and ethically sourced brews! Twenty percent of profits go to help rescue sweet pups, and much of the site is dedicated to helping rescue initiatives. But the coffee is loved for a reason because it’s made with care and real ingredients! There are fun seasonal flavors to choose from as well. On National Coffee Day, everything sitewide is 20% off! Be sure to browse the barktastic apparel and accessories, like the cutest espresso cups, dog leashes, and cool shirts. Subscribe, and enjoy a customizable delivery experience.
Black Rifle Coffee Company is a veteran-owned business that gives back to the military and first responders. Bold flavors and eye-catching packaging reflect the edgy humor of Utah’s favorite coffee roaster. Join the Black Rifle Coffee Club and get exclusively discounted coffee, free shipping, and maybe a freebie like coffee steep bags (basically like a tea bag, but coffee—woot!). Never run out of your Tactisqatch or Blackbeard’s Delight ever again. Members also get discounts and perks from various brands partnered with Black Rifle.
Best Flexible Subscription Plan
Woods Coffee celebrates the Pacific Northwest with its branding, coffee names, and tasting notes. A free bag of coffee kicks off the subscription plan, which is incredibly flexible, letting you choose the frequency and amount of coffee you receive. A sip of the Brown Bear coffee will mentally transport you to the forest, sitting by a campfire, warming up after a canoe trip down the river.