As an avid coffee drinker, I’ve had my share of good and bad brews. I’m particular and I know what I like. As a result, I tend to frequent the same coffee shops around Austin. But then, I discovered Creature Coffee.
I never considered a coffee subscription service before, but I’m so glad I came across Creature Coffee Co. This service is based right here in Austin. The experience of having coffee delivered to my door was a dream come true. (And who doesn’t like getting a real package in the mail?) I no longer have to make a decision about what kind of coffee I want in the morning. But the best part is knowing the coffee I’m drinking was roasted in Texas, just days prior to me receiving it.
Creature Coffee strives for better tasting, fresher coffee that supports local coffee roasters, customized from the convenience of your home through a simple questionnaire. The Austin company sends coffee beans you’d never think to try, including those you can’t find in the grocery store.
Thank you to Creature Coffee for allowing me to try their service at no charge. All opinions are my own.
Creature Coffee Beginnings
Michael Craig, founder of Creature Coffee, was not a coffee lover at first. But when he took a trip to Melbourne and had a cappuccino, he realized coffee can be delicious. Back at home, he couldn’t find coffee he enjoyed as much as what he sampled in Melbourne. The idea for Creature Coffee was born. Craig spent the next four years learning about coffee, the roasting process, and brewing equipment.
Once he was in Austin, Craig would visit coffee shops and attend coffee tastings. He learned freshness was key, and his subscription model grew from that knowledge. As soon as a coffee bean is roasted, chemical reactions take place. After roasting, the coffee beans are at their peak 36 to 48 hours afterwards. It’s best to grind and consume your coffee within two weeks after roasting. Flavor quality will gradually taper off after that.
How Does the Coffee Subscription Service Work?
So, how exactly does the subscription service work? As a new subscriber, you start by selecting your roast preference, number of bags you’d like, frequency of deliveries, and whether you want whole or ground beans. Then you answer a handful of fun questions about your taste preferences, how you drink your coffee (black, with cream and sugar, etc.), and what type of brewing equipment you use.
Within a matter of minutes, your subscription service setup is complete. The staff behind Creature Coffee Co. then selects coffee beans to match your preferences. After that, the beans are roasted and sent your way.
I received an email once my beans were roasted and shipped, which is typically just a few days after signing up. I received my beans within two days of them being shipped. Overall, it was a quick and easy process.
Coffee at Work Program
Creature Coffee not only has an home subscription service, but also a service called Coffee at Work. This program provides delicious coffee to offices and co-working spaces. Creature Coffee supplies the coffee and even shows customers how to brew with whatever equipment is necessary.
My Experience With Creature Coffee Co.
Overall, I thought Creature Coffee’s subscription service was fun, informative, and convenient. The beans that were personally selected for me were delicious. I’ve never been able to drink black coffee, but have always wanted to. I provided details regarding this in my questionnaire, and felt a really good match was made for me.
Creature Coffee’s website is also a wealth of information. It provides brew guides sorted by the equipment you own. I tend to fancy the French press, and all of the information I needed was right on the business website. There is also a ton of interesting details on Texas coffee, specifically.
For more information or to sign up for the subscription service, visit Creature Coffee’s website.
@theAustinot wants to know:
Have you ever tried a coffee subscription service?