Trade Coffee Subscription Reviews

Published on June 30, 2022

For this Trade Coffee Subscription Reviews post, we received a sample.  This post contains affiliate links and we may be compensated if you make a purchase.  All opinions are our own.

By Alison Chew

Trade Coffee

Trade Coffee delivers handpicked, high-quality, ethically sourced coffee from small roasters directly to your door.

With Trade Coffee you not only get a better cup of coffee personalized to your tastes and brewing style, but you support local communities and independent roasters.

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Trade Coffee Pros

  • Ethically and sustainably sourced coffee supporting local communities; Compostable, plant-based packaging
  • 450+ curated coffees; personalized recommendations based on your tastes and brewing style
  • Coffee is freshly roasted before it is shipped to your door
  • Can subscribe, gift, or make a one-time purchase

 

Trade Coffee Cons

  • Not all orders receive free shipping
  • Can be expensive compared to grocery store coffee (coffee is more in line with specialty coffee prices)

 

How much is a Trade Coffee subscription?

The price of a Trade Coffee subscription starts at $15.75 per bag.    The price depends on how many bags you order, if you pay upfront or bundle, and the size of the coffee (between 10 ounces and 5 lbs).

Trade Coffee subscriptions are flexible allowing you to adjust your delivery dates, swap coffees, and cancel at any time.

Gift subscriptions are also available with coffee starting at $17.91/bag with free shippingSHOP NOW >>

 

Can I make a one-time Trade Coffee purchase?

Yes!  You can order coffee from Trade Coffee as a one-time purchase.  If you make a one-time purchase, the price of the coffee is slightly higher than with a subscription and shipping will be extra.  SHOP NOW >>

 

Where does Trade Coffee deliver?

Trade Coffee currently ships within the United States using USPS.

NOTE:  Trade Coffee is roasted to order and will be shipped out within 24 hours of roasting via USPS Priority mail.  You can expect your coffee within 2-5 business days.

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How much is Trade Coffee shipping?

Trade Coffee offers free shipping on subscription orders if you select the Bundle option or if you pay in advance for your coffee.

Gift Subscriptions also receive free shipping.

All other orders, including pay-as-you-go, start at $4.95 per delivery.  SHOP NOW >>

 

Trade Coffee Subscription Reviews

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Trade Coffee has an interesting approach to finding the best coffee roasters and matching each coffee to the specific tastes and brewing style of its customers.

Starting with curation, Trade Coffee experts search the US for the top coffee roasters, tasting as they go to ensure the coffee meets their high standards and will satisfy the wide range of customer tastes.

What you get is the ability to try over 450+ award-winning coffees from around the world in your own home.  From single-origin to Fair Trade to decaf, Trade Coffee can match you with a coffee you will love.

To get started with Trade Coffee you can either select a Subscription or Gift Subscription.   More on the Gift Subscription below.

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With a Subscription, you first select your plan.

  • Standard Bag: around $7.88/week; a standard bag (~ 16 cups) with access to over 200 craft blends and single-origin coffees for everyday drinking.
  • Premium Bag: around $9.75/week; a standard bag (~ 16 cups) with access to the Premium catalog of 450+ coffees including seasonal, rare, and unique blends.
  • Big Bag: around $5.83/week; a 2 lb bag (~ 45 cups) that helps you save on the coffee you love.

 

From there you take a quick coffee quiz with questions about your preferred brewing style (I like cold brew!), if you like light, medium, or dark roast (light to medium for me!), and how you take your coffee (black or with a splash of milk over here!).

Check out our video below as we take the Trade Coffee quiz and unbox our Trade Coffee!

Trade Coffee Review, Quiz, Subscription Prizing, and Unboxing

 

Trade Coffee’s subscription is super customizable giving you the flexibility to change your delivery frequency (every 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 weeks), plan, coffees, and grind setting at any time.  And of course, you can cancel at any time.

Best of all, your coffee is sent directly from the roaster via USPS and will arrive within 2-5 business days from being roasted, AND is shipped in a plant-based, compostable bag.  SHOP NOW >>

 

Trade Coffee Gift Subscription Reviews

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Like a regular subscription, a Trade Coffee Gift Subscription gives the lucky recipient the gift of sustainable coffee from around the world and supports local coffee roasters.

1. To gift Trade Coffee you simply select how many coffee bags to give and pay a one-time fee.

2. Trade Coffee sends the gift recipient a redeemable gift code via email (or you can print it) on the date of your choosing.  (You do not have to enter the recipient shipping information!)

3. From there, the recipient receives the code and activates their gift subscription on the Trade Coffee website.  They will create a login and take the Trade Coffee Quiz or, if they know the coffee they like, they can navigate to that page and click on the Subscribe button.

4. Finally, they will receive personalized coffee picks delivered to their door.  When their subscription runs out, you will not be charged, they will have the option to continue the subscription using their own credit card.

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TIP:  You can even gift yourself Trade Coffee!  This allows you to save on the coffee you love and not be tied to a subscription!

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Trade Coffee Gift Subscriptions are priced differently than their regular subscriptions, though, and all contain free shipping.

Trade Coffee Gift Subscriptions options:

  • 2 Bags: $40 (including shipping)
  • 3 Bags: $60 (including shipping)
  • 6 Bags: $108 (including shipping)
  • 9 Bags: $162 (including shipping)
  • 12 Bags: $216 (including shipping)
  • 24 Bags: $430 (including shipping)
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Trade Coffee Coffee Reviews

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For our Trade Coffee Coffee reviews, we received a 3-bag gift subscription.

As with all Trade Coffee Gift Subscriptions, we received our gift code and went to the Trade Coffee site to redeem it.  Once we entered the code we took the Trade Coffee quiz and were given personalized recommendations based on our answers.

Our personalized recommendations, which are all ground and perfect for making Cold Brew Coffee, were:

  • Greater Goods: Kickstart (310g bag) roasted in Austin, TX.  Trade says that this coffee is sweet and smooth with notes of dark chocolate and brown sugar.  We brewed our Greater Goods Kickstart coffee using our at-home cold brew maker using about 1 cup of coffee grinds and 4 cups of water.  We let it brew in the refrigerator for 24 hours and gave it a taste.  We LOVED this coffee!  It is really smooth with an almost sweet taste to it and was not bitter at all, even when we enjoyed it black over ice.

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  • Red Rooster: Funky Chicken (310g bag) roasted in Floyd, VA.  Trade says that this coffee is sweet and smooth with notes of dark chocolate and sweet citrus.   We found the Funky Chicken to be very well balanced with lots of chocolatey notes and a deeper roast taste than the Kickstart, but just as smooth.  We enjoyed it as cold brew, black.
  • Joe: Amsterdam (310g bag) roasted in New York, NY.  Trade says that this coffee has notes of dark chocolate, walnut, and caramel, with a rich, sweet, smooth taste.  For us, this was the deepest, darkest roast of the three that we tried while still having a smooth taste with notes of chocolate and nuts.  We enjoyed this coffee as iced coffee black with a splash of milk.
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Trade Coffee FAQs

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Do I have to subscribe to order Trade coffee?

No!  You can order Trade Coffee from their website without a subscription as a one-time purchase.  Subscription prices are less expensive, though than ordering a la carte.

 

How do I cancel my Trade Coffee subscription?

Trade Coffee’s subscription is super customizable giving you the flexibility to change your delivery frequency (every 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 weeks), plan, coffees, and grind setting at any time.

You can cancel at any time through your Trade Coffee online account.

 

If I send someone a Gift Subscription will it automatically renew and will I be charged?

No!  If you send someone a Trade Coffee Gift Subscription you pay upfront for a specific number of bags.  Once the gift recipient redeems the gift and receives their bags they have the option to add a credit card and continue the subscription.

You will not be charged after your initial gift purchase.

 

Trade Coffee Subscription Reviews: Bottom Line

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Trade Coffee delivers handpicked, high-quality, ethically sourced coffee from small roasters directly to your door.

With Trade Coffee you not only get a better cup of coffee personalized to your tastes and brewing style, but you support local communities and independent roasters.

We love that all coffee is brewed fresh and arrives in compostable, plant-based packaging.  Trade has an amazing variety of coffee and we love the personalized recommendations so that you don’t have to guess as which coffee you will like best.  And with the ability to subscribe, gift, and make a one-time purchase everyone can enjoy Trade Coffee.

And while we LOVED the taste of our coffee and personalized recommendations, Trade Coffee can be more expensive than most grocery store coffee though the price is in line with higher-end / specialty coffee prices.  You are paying for quality and freshness and they deliver.  In addition, not all orders qualify for free shipping which can addon to the total cost.

We recommend Trade Coffee to any coffee-lover as it delivers on its promise of personalized, high-quality coffee, to anyone looking for personalized coffee recommendations or coffee newbies, and to anyone looking for a fun and unique gift.   Take the Quiz >>

Enjoy!

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