All deliveries are made direct from GUSTATORY, based in the United Kingdom, in which we curate and manage all our subscriber's packages in-house to ensure package quality, variety and organisation. All coffee box subscriptions are dispatched across several days within the same dispatch period, taking place from each month's first Monday and/or 1st-2nd whichever best fits given each month's changing dates. As above, we have this consistent dispatch period to ensure coffee freshness from all our UK and international coffee roasters in which all subscribers are consolidated into the same dispatch period irrespective of individual payment cycles. Subscribing at some point in the middle of the month will mean you'll be automatically allocated to the next dispatch period, but rest assured, we have your subscription - welcome! All UK deliveries are sent via 24/48 hours courier service, with many subscribers receiving theirs the next day (postcodes may vary). For international shipping, all parcels are sent by expedited tracked methods, however, timeframes do vary per destination country.
Recycled packaging? A point more applicable for our personal subscribers, but absolutely, and we've also considered more than just that. Creative and colourful packaging comes at a cost and we're humble about ours. Printed packaging is a regularly overlooked, detrimental factor when consumer brands consider their environmental impact. Using recycled material is one thing, but that's not everything. We work with an abundance of brands and with our team all consumers ourselves, together, are well aware of branding / packaging options. Despite this, we dispatch all our parcels within very humble, minimally branded boxes. Why?
1 Towards the environment, unlike almost all other subscription services across every product type imaginable, we choose not to use overly-printed / branded packaging - not even featuring a tiny logo - to eliminate our requirement for ink on postal boxes altogether. Each box we deliver is made from recycled cardboard, our tape from recycled kraft paper and our insert cards from recycled fibres.
2 Towards cost, we price all our subscriptions according to the true value of the actual coffee you're receiving and not include the pointless cost of some packaging you'll no doubt dispose or recycle of 20 seconds later after opening. Sure, we agree that creative packaging designs are fun and nice to receive, however, it's what's on the inside that counts, right? We let the speciality coffees inside our humble packaging do all the talking.
Learn more about our humble packaging. It's an important consideration for us.