Coffee is very close to my heart. I had my first taste in Cafe Sol two weeks into Sixth Year - it was love at first sip, and we've had a long, meaningful relationship ever since.
I live for caffeine, or rather I am able to live because of caffeine. Hands up if you need a coffee to be a normal, functioning member of society? Yep, that's right, thought so. Are you unsure of the lingo and tend to stick to your 'usual' bag of coffee, but also want to be a bit more adventurous... Well, these coffee subscriptions and delivery services could be right up your alley, and a perfect way to try new flavours and blends.
You can subscribe to fortnightly or monthly packages with Calendar Coffee, or you can even gift a subscription to one of your friends. This team roast in the West of Ireland and have cute, funky packaging that makes the taste testing even more fun.
Badger & Dodo
With a roastery in Cork and over forty years of experience in coffee - these guys know definitely their stuff. Your first Badger & Dodo subscription will even come with a cute, reusable tote bag.
Well known on the Dublin cafe scene, 3FE are undoubtedly coffee connoisseurs. There are various subscriptions to avail of and starting at just €10 per delivery - it is a great way to get started and try different blends and selections.
Full Circle Roasters
Based on Grantham Street, Full Circle Roasters have plenty to try - from Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Guatemala to name just a few. Pick your bag size and grind, and they will send various coffees straight to your door. Simple.
Synonymous with good coffee - Cloud Picker offer a weekly or monthly coffee subscription to enjoy at home. You can select either a blend or a filter subscription depending on the equipment you have at home. Each package contains information about the origin of the coffee and the flavour profiles to expect when drinking. Caffeinated education, I Stan.
Beans.ie is a coffee subscription service website, where users can curate their own subscription. Their website also has a clever little section called 'Find Your Match' where you answer a few questions, and based on your preferences you are recommended a coffee. Like a coffee quiz - I'm into it.
Brew Box offers one-off taster subscriptions - a perfect way to try the whole subscription thing before committing to a monthly subscription. A selection of Irish and international roasters - there is bound to be something you end up loving.
All Irish coffee heads know the joy of walking into a cafe and seeing that they serve Roasted Brown. These single origin speciality roasters are insanely committed to bringing you a perfectly balanced cup every time, and have a great variety of subscription services available from their website - pay as you go, monthly, fortnightly, whatever works for you.
Brought to you by the folks behind one of Cork's favourite cafes, Union Grind, Coffee Addict is a deadly online shop stocking goods from some of Ireland's best roasters.
Bean in Dingle
Even if you haven't been in Dingle you can still order coffee from this iconic Kerry cafe online. They roast their own and your beans will be delivered in one of these gorgeous reusable tins.
Such a great way to try new blends and flavours, and find new favourites. The coffee subscriptions in particular also make for great gifts - definitely something to put on the list for that person who has everything!
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