Fresh beans can make a world of difference if you’re interested in improving your home coffee brewing. Save yourself a trip to the store by having them delivered directly to your door! Atlas Coffee Club is one of our favourite coffee subscription services, and it’s offering exclusive benefits to WIRED readers, including a free first bag of coffee beans and a 1.8-ounce sample of Guatemalan coffee (approximately four cups).
Typically, a 12-ounce bag costs $14. Normally, the company offers a complimentary first bag during major sale events, such as this past Cyber Monday, but the addition of the sampler sweetens the deal. The only snag? You must subscribe during the checkout process and will be charged when your next bag ships in the following weeks. If you decide you no longer require the service, you can skip a month, pause it, or cancel it entirely before being charged.
Why Do We Enjoy the Atlas Coffee Club?
Atlas Coffee Club members receive single-origin beans roasted in Austin, Texas, every two to four weeks. You can customise the frequency of deliveries, as well as the roast level, whether you prefer whole beans or ground coffee, and the quantity of bags per order. What makes the service unique is that each month, you receive a bag of beans from a different country, ranging from Indonesia to Brazil.
The bags feature stylish designs inspired by the countries from which the beans are sourced, as well as a postcard about the country and another card with tasting notes and recommendations on how to brew. The free sampler from Guatemala included in this promotion is produced using anaerobic fermentation, which eliminates oxygen from the coffee cherries during the early stages of production. Atlas adds local fruit starters “to ensure a healthy fermentation and to produce the appropriate amount of yeast to achieve the optimal balance of fermentation and flavour.” It’s not the same as what you’ll find in standard 12-ounce bags.