Citizen Bean is one of the originals of online coffee subscription services!
On the market for several years they know what they do.
You should know, that Citizen Bean was so kind to send me a free box to test drive their subscription plan. But I can guarantee you If I didn't like what they do or didn't want to subscribe to their service myself for whatever reason I would not include them!
What You Get?
Citizen Bean offers two different subscription plans.
One option is for the espresso lover only. You get two 8 oz bags of espresso beans for your espresso shots or cappuccinos.
The second option is a selection of single origins. These coffees vary in country of origin and roast types.
Whether you choose the espresso or the single origin plan, your coffee beans are guaranteed to be Fair-Trade Certified, Organic or Shadow Grown coffees. Citizen Bean also sources from farmers that work within the direct trade model.
The package also includes some extra helpful or unexpected goodies. A How To Guide for the recommended brew method, a bean profile of the roaster, or some candy, just to mention a few.
How They Set Them Apart?
Citizen Bean donates a portion of their sales to a charity of their choice! I love that!
At a time when profit is mostly the only corporate's success indicator, I can't describe how much I appreciate the effort of supporting the one's in need!
Another distinguishing feature is the amount of coffee shipped to you! Instead of a typical 12 oz. bag, with Citizen Bean you get 16 oz. of pure coffee enjoyment in one shipment. In the box you will find two 8 oz. bags of different coffee origins.
And if you decide to join Citizen Bean's coffee club for a whole year, you can choose either 3 months of free shipping or their welcome kit for a 60% discount!
What You May Not Like?
Citizen Bean does not offer free shipping with the small exception mentioned above.
You cannot order coffee by a specific roast type or grind size. Citizen Bean always ships whole beans and includes a random selection of light through dark or espresso roast coffees.