Best for: World-class java junkies
Perk someone up with a monthly coffee sampler culled from top micro-roasters and boutique bean companies (Portland’s Coava Coffee Roasters, Miami’s Panther Coffee, New York’s Gimme! Coffee). Each set includes three four-ounce pouches with detailed tasting notes and brewing tips.
Frequency and fees: $25 per month for 3-month subscriptions, $22.50 per month for 6-month plans, and $20 per month for annual plans; shipping free.
Pros: You can choose the grind—French press, flat-bottom filter, cone filter—or have the beans delivered whole (Craft Coffee’s recommended option).
Cons: All shipping is ground, so some of that fresh-from-the-roaster appeal may get lost in transit.
To order: craftcoffee.com.