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By Amanda Bochain
Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN
Think Coffee is setting out to change the world, one cup of coffee at a time. Every coffee product sold directly benefits social projects that are a link in the coffee-making chain. Think Coffee sources coffee responsibly and is involved in every, single step of the coffee process, from bean to cup. This is one cup of coffee that you can really feel good about drinking. Shop now >>
What We Like
Social projects linked to every purchase
Many roast and coffee varietal options; Pastry options to pair with coffee
Single purchase and subscription available
What We Don’t Like
12 ounce bags are smaller than the traditional 1 pound bags
Coffee is on the higher-end when compared to other quality coffee services
Think Coffee Reviews
Think Coffee doesn’t just support coffee-growing communities, they also make amazing coffee! They have a wide range of coffee products available, with each bag of coffee being carefully crafted to make a flavorful and rich drink.
You can start shopping Think Coffee by looking at their classic bags of beans. From their house Devoe blend which has notes of berry, chocolate, and toasted almonds to the lighter Santa Teresa, Nicaragua coffee that tastes like vanilla and plums, there is definitely a coffee here for everyone.
Think Coffee has several single-origin options as well. Since they source all of their beans directly, they know exactly where each bag of coffee beans is coming from. You can even read about the coffee origin on each beautifully packaged bag! From Kellensoo, Ethiopia to Aponte Colombia, there are coffee options from around the world. Shop now >>
When you click on your coffee choice, you will get even more, in-depth information about your coffee. You can read the tasting notes, who produced the coffee, the varietal of beans, and what project your coffee purchase will go to supporting. Grab a bag of Santa Isabel, Nicaragua coffee and you know that your money is not only getting you great coffee but also helping those who grew your coffee get access to clean water.
Each bag of coffee beans is sold in a 12 ounce, paper bag. You can opt to have your coffee beans delivered whole or ground. You can purchase a five-pound bag of coffee as well. All of the coffees ship at a flat $3 or shipping is free when you spend $35 or more.
Shelf-stable cold brew, Think Coffee merchandise and gift bundles are also available. You will have no problem hitting that $35 for free shipping, that’s for sure!
For our Think Coffees review, we received a bag of Devoe blend coffee beans, a bag of Aponte coffee beans, a box of Think Coffee Cold Brew, and a pack of Brooklyn brookie bars. Here is a little more about what we thought of each. Shop now >>
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Think Coffee Reviews: Devoe Blend Coffee Beans
We received a 12-ounce bag of whole coffee beans in the Devoe Blend. The coffee is made with a mix of beans from Ethiopia, Nicaragua, and Colombia. It is a medium, dark coffee with notes of berry, chocolate, and toasted almonds.
We ground the coffee beans and brewed the coffee in a standard drip coffee pot. The coffee was nice and dark and smelled incredible. It was smooth to drink and had a nice balance of flavors.
The Devoe Blend is $15 for a 12-ounce bag of beans. It is available in a 5-pound bag as well. You can also add it to a subscription, getting regular deliveries of coffee right to your door. Shop now >>
Think Coffee Reviews: Aponte Coffee Beans
The next coffee we tried was the Aponte, Columbia beans. We received a 12-ounce bag of these whole beans as well. The Aponte is a single-origin coffee and is produced by Jose Gomez (pretty cool to know the name of the person who grew your coffee!). The coffee is grown at an altitude of 2150 meters and is washed to process. The coffee is a medium roast and has notes of honey, caramel, and grapefruit.
We ground the coffee beans and used a drip coffee brewer once again. The coffee was a lighter color than the Devoe blend but still pretty dark. It was very silky to drink and had a slight fruity flavor.
Purchasing Aponte coffee beans helps to support housing reconstruction and restoration for workers. The region of Columbia where these coffee beans grow was hit by a natural disaster several years ago, leaving many houses torn apart. Local schools and churches crumbled and over 80% of the houses were destroyed, forcing people to leave their homes and settle elsewhere. Think coffee decided to tackle this social project and, as of 2019, had helped over 74 families get the materials needed to rebuild their homes. Forty cents for every pound of coffee goes directly toward purchasing construction materials.
A 12-ounce bag of Aponte coffee beans is $17. It is also available in a 5-pound bag and great to add to your monthly Think Coffee subscription. Shop now >>
Think Coffee Reviews: Boxed Cold Brew
Think Coffee Cold Brew is the next coffee we tried. The coffee comes in a cardboard box that contains a bag of shelf-stable, cold brew coffee inside. The coffee bag has a plastic spout that pops out of the front of the box to make serving the coffee very easy. It is a great option for your fridge, pantry, picnic or to have in your office.
We stored the cold brew in the fridge and simply pressed the red button on the spout anytime we needed some cold coffee! Think Coffee’s cold brew was very strong and flavorful. It was not watered down like some other cold coffees can be. The convenience and taste of this cold brew made it a complete hit.
Since the Think Coffee cold brew is a blend of beans, the purchase of the coffee supports various social projects. The box of cold brew is $35 and contains 3L or 12 servings of tasty coffee. It is a great choice for those who love high-quality, cafe-style cold brew! Shop now >>
The brookies were very tasty. The brownie layer made the chocolate chip cookies taste even more chocolatey. The brookies we tried tasted very fresh. I popped one in the microwave for a few seconds to make it warm and gooey which I would definitely recommend doing.
Think coffee is so much more than just a regular cup of joe. It is a company that is setting out to make a difference in how coffee is made. All the coffee beans are ethically sourced and purchased from farming communities that meet the Think Coffee sourcing principles. They have a direct-purchase relationship with all of the coffee farms and, with each purchase of coffee, Think Coffee implements a social project to help the farmworkers.
The projects which Think Coffee supports are constantly changing. However, no matter the project, Think Coffee always ensures that the coffee farm workers will directly benefit from the project. Currently, Think Coffee is helping farmworkers in Nicaragua get access to clean water, supporting menstrual activism in Ethiopia, and reconstructing worker housing in multiple locations. From building wells to ensuring fresh water is available for years to come to distributing thousands of feminine hygiene supplies, Think Coffee is making a huge impact in communities that rely on coffee harvesting for income.
Each project is quite different and you can read a little more about them on the Think Coffee website. However, you can rest assured that when you make a purchase through Think Coffee, you are personally supporting those who helped make your morning cup of coffee truly incredible. Shop now >>
Think Coffee Reviews: Bottom Line
Think Coffee is changing the way the world thinks about coffee. Behind every cup is a community that worked hard to create the perfect coffee beans. Think Coffee supports those communities, helping them thrive and continue to bring you delicious coffee.
We loved the social projects that purchasing coffee helps to support. It is nice to drink a cup of coffee and know that those who helped make the coffee are being treated fairly and ethically. We also loved the flavors in all the coffees we tried. Each bag was quite distinct which means that there really is a Think Coffee for everyone!
The coffee is a little bit on the expensive side but this is due to the direct sourcing that Think Coffee supports. The high price also contributes to helping the social projects so, while it may cost more than your regular cup of coffee, there is a valid reason why. We do wish the coffee was sold in one-pound bags as the 12 oz bags don’t last very long.
We would recommend Think Coffee to any coffee lover and activist out there. If you want to know where your coffee came from and be assured that every sip you take is helping a person or community, then you should choose Think Coffee. Not only are the coffees very well made, but they are helping change how coffee is produced. It is a great cause and a great product. Shop now >>
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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