For our Tayst Coffee reviews we were given a sample and this post contains affiliate links. We may be compensated if you make a purchase. All opinions are our own.
By Alison Chew
Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN
Tayst Coffee delivers sustainably sourced and freshly roasted coffee in 100% compostable coffee pods for a convenient and guilt-free cup of coffee that tastes amazing and is better for the planet. GET MY $8 TRIAL BOX >>
What We Like
100% compostable coffee pods
Sustainably sourced coffee beans freshly brewed every month
Tayst Coffee has reimagined the convenient single-serve coffee pod by not only filling it with sustainably sourced coffee beans but by making it 100% compostable. Unlike the plastic pods that are piling up in landfills all over the world, these pods give back nutrients to the soil as they decompose.
In addition to creating a better coffee pod for the planet, Tayst also wanted to create coffee that tastes great, is sustainably sourced, and supports farmers and the communities they live in. Unlike other coffee pod brands, Tayst brews their coffee every month to ensure that you receive fresh-roasted coffee with every delivery. They are also working with coffee farmers through the Rainforest Alliance, a non-profit that helps farmers improve their livelihoods, to grow and harvest the finest beans in South America free from agrochemicals.
Tayst currently offers 7 coffee blends including two full-bodied, dark blends, two medium-bodied blends, two flavored blends, Vintage Vanilla and Happy Hazelnut, and one decaf. SHOP NOW >>
For our Tayst Coffee reviews, we received the $25 Mixed Coffee Pods Gift. This gift box includes 20 Cups of Mixed Coffees (10 Bold & Brazen dark blend and 10 Medium & Heroic medium blends), a Tayst Coffee Mug, along with a handwritten note all in eco-friendly packaging. SHOP NOW >>
Tayst Coffee Unboxing by MealFinds
List most coffee companies, Tayst offers both dark and medium-bodied blends. The dark blend, as you would expect, is full-bodied, dark, and robust with rich bold flavors. Tayst has two dark blends, the Bold & Brilliant and the Bold & Brazen.
We tried the Bold & Brilliant and enjoyed this deep and complex brew with notes of earthy caramel and sweet black currants. We didn’t get an acidic taste that can come with a dark roast and really liked the sweet flavor that came through, with a slight bitterness. SHOP NOW >>
Tayst also offers two medium-bodied blends including the Medium & Heroic and the Medium & Magnificant. Tayst says their medium blends are smooth, deep, and mellow with earthy flavors shining through. We tried the Medium & Heroic blend which is another bold blend, with slightly more acidity than the Bold & Brilliant, and a smooth finish.
We enjoyed drinking both coffee blends and didn’t have any trouble using these pods in our Keurig but did have to push down harder than usual to close the lid. SHOP NOW >>
Tayst Coffee Reviews: Trial Offer
Tayst Coffee has an amazing trial offer!
For just $8 you will receive 20 coffee pods, a free mug, and free shipping. At the time of purchase, you will be enrolled in a monthly membership which is $29 plus shipping moving forward. You can adjust your coffees or pause/cancel your plan at any time.
Tayst Coffee ships to the United States and Canada. Shipping costs vary depending on the size of your order and shipping destination. SHOP NOW >>
Tayst Coffee Reviews: Gifting
In addition to great-tasting sustainable coffee in compostable pods, Tayst also has several gifting options. These gifts combine the Tayst coffee you love with fun coffee accessories like mugs, tumblers, and more all shipped in eco-friendly packaging with a handwritten gift note.
Gifts start at $25 and you can select your coffee blends and pods or ground coffee.
Everyone loves coffee and friends, family, and co-workers will love receiving this eco-friendly (and tasty) gift. Corporate gifting is also available. SHOP NOW >>
We love the 100% compostable coffee pods and sustainably sourced coffee for a guilt-free cup of Joe every morning. Both of the blends that we tried were very flavorful and the pods fit nicely into our Keurig.
And while we love this eco-friendly coffee, we didn’t see any pods for Nespresso machines and shipping is an additional fee. The $8 trial offer with a free mug and free shipping is a great deal, but understand that you are signing up for a monthly subscription. GET MY $8 TRIAL BOX >>
Compared to other compostable coffee pods that we have reviewed, the price of Tayst Coffee is in line with other brands with the added benefit of freshly brewed coffee and eco-friendly packaging. We did, however, find compostable pods online that were less expensive, but without trying we can’t compare their taste, quality, or packaging.
We would recommend Tayst Coffee to any Keurig user who wants to cut back on single-use plastics while helping the planet, those who want sustainably sourced coffee in compostable pods with eco-friendly packaging any office that wants to do their part to help reduce the waste in our landfills.
This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
Rebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.
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