Purity Coffee is far from an average company. Their story, unlike many others, focuses on the health benefits of coffee and how they overcame certain health issues by drinking coffee. By conducting extensive research, learning from the experts at The Vanderbilt Institute for Coffee Studies and recruiting some of the best people in the field, they were able to create Purity Coffee. You can read their entire story here.
They offer monthly whole bean subscriptions, coffee pod subscriptions and pre-paid subscriptions. Their whole bean subscription starts at $19 a month for 1 bag and you have the option of ordering up to 4 bags or a single 5lb bag. Their prepaid subscription starts at $108 and you can choose 1 to 4 bags, delivered in 6 or 12 shipments. The coffee pod subscription starts at $17 per box and you can order 1, 2, 4 or 8 boxes of pods (each box has 12 pods).
So, after reading tons of articles about Purity Coffee and getting sucked into all the health benefits, we gave this coffee a try. Unfortunately, it hurts my soul to say we didn't enjoy this coffee as much as we thought we would. The coffee was smooth but it didn't make us do the happy dance we normally do when we sip our pour over. We really wanted to love this coffee, after reading about how much research and dedication went into creating it but maybe we'll feel differently after we give it another try.
Based in Philly, Reanimator Coffee Roasters offers several options for coffee lovers. Among those options are single origin, blended and instant coffee. Yes, I said instant coffee. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Why in the world would a roaster offer instant coffee? Well, I will tell you from experience that their instant coffee, from Swift Cup, is nothing like what you may have tasted before. This dehydrated, freeze-dried coffee will change the way you view instant coffee. (Review Coming Soon)
Reanimator has 3 different subscription options, including single origin, blends and decaf. They are available in 10oz, 2lb and 5lb bags and you can choose how many bags you want. Their single origin features their roasters choice. Their blend options consist of the Foundation blend, Keystone blend or Telemetry blend.
I received their single origin, Ethiopian coffee. This coffee was perfect and was easy to pair with a variety of small plates. I loved how smooth it was. If you are new to drinking your coffee black, you will find this easy to enjoy at any time of the day. I found out that not only does the Gera Estate produce an amazing Ethiopian Coffee but they also provide free housing, education, clean water, health care, and more for all of their employees.
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When I read the story of Modest Coffee, I was truly inspired. Their story, unlike many others, focuses on how they began roasting coffee in a popcorn maker and eventually moved up to an Ambex, with no clue as to what their next step would be. Reading about their humble beginning is what made me decide to try their subscription. It had nothing to do with the coffee itself. Instead, it reminded me of why I wake up every morning and decide which coffee machine to use or whether I should do a pour over or frenchpress. Sure, maybe I became a little snobbish about the quality of my coffee but, really, it's because I have a passion for not only brewing, but also creating blends and flavors that people can enjoy.
Modest Coffee has 6 different subscription options that all vary from one another. Make sure you read each option closely, here, before choosing. The six options are The Modest, The Enthusiast, The Collector, The Espresso, The Decaf and The Sampler. (Note: The Sampler gives you 3 1/2 bags containing The Modest, The Enthusiast and The Collector)
We went ahead and ordered a trial of The Collector. The Collector consists of coffees that are small lot, 500% and higher index, scored a 90 or above and are very rare and unique. Usually, I'm not a fan of lighter roasts but I found this particular one to be quite decent. I would definitely recommend it for someone who is just developing their palette or prefers a lighter roast with a fuller body.