In another life, I’d wander the streets into a coffee shop and order a drip coffee. It seemed like here in New York, and in any city I was in really, each place had different beans, and through trying them all, I could learn a lot. Now, I’ve been relegated to making coffee at home, which, for the most part, I’ve been fine with. I just do a simple pour over, or I use a reusable K-Cup, or I dump some beans in a French Press. But my coffee selection has been narrowed to whatever they have at my grocery store. And then I found out about Trade Coffee.
Trade Coffee is like the old-school Netflix for coffee. Remember when you’d order a DVD, and by the time it’d come in the mail, you’d forgotten about what you’d ordered until ripping it open? Well Trade is like that, except they are extremely fast at shipping, and the coffee delivered to you is always fresh. You can either choose from a variety of roasters across the country creating ethically sourced and high quality coffee, or you can take Trade’s quiz which will match you with a roaster based on your coffee drinking style. I took the quiz several times because I have several coffee alter-egos—from snob, to K-cup user—Trade selected an excellent coffee for me everytime. With Trade, you have the option of subscribing or just buying a bag of coffee every now and again when something piques your interest. If you know you use about a bag of coffee a week (like I do) Trade will send you a bag of coffee a week (or every two!). No more opening up your coffee canister and realizing you forgot to get more. Trade will make sure you’re not just caffeinated, but that every sip is delicious, too.