According to the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA), speciality coffees scoring between 85 to 100 are classed as 'outstanding'. So, why didn’t we just name it plus 85, we hear you ask? Well, Plus 87 sounds like a Mark Wahlberg film and that for us was good enough. SCA coffee scoring provides a comparative score that you can trust, all based on a multitude of factors relating to the characteristics of a coffee such as flavour, acidity, body and aroma. Of course this is subjective, like everything – well, not everything, for example we know that Mark Wahlberg films aren’t actually any good and there is no disputing it.
The Plus 87 coffee subscription provides only those coffees of a particularly high score, all of which are provided from the best of European coffee roasters. Some UK roasters do occasionally feature here, but this package is known industry-wide for its international coffee subscription features - amongst all our packages, the Plus 87 is our fan-favourite. Looking for exclusively international? Try Rest Of World.
Personalise your subscription from within your account. Choose between our four flavour note groups and processing methods. Or, if you simply like great coffee and happy to try anything, select no preferences. New to coffee? Washed coffees tend to be more consistent and 'coffee' tasting whilst natural processed coffees are often fruitier and more experimental.
Featuring Cup Scores (SCA) /100
60-80 (Not Speciality)
According to Speciality Coffee Association (SCA), coffees scoring 85-100 are classed as 'outstanding' whilst those less than 80 aren't speciality. GUSTATORY curates the best of coffee roasters to ensure you receive speciality coffees worth trying, and unlike others, wouldn't ever supply 81-82 scoring coffees... you know, high enough to be advertised as 'speciality', low enough for cost savings - *sigh*. For us, transparency into pricing and quality is key, and for our value option, try PERCENT.
Honest Priced, Transparently SourcedBecome your own barista. Known industry-wide for our leading coffee curations, enjoy our ever-rotating roaster discoveries with the best of speciality coffees in terms of quality, ethics and sustainability, all with savings, all matched to your tastes. Freshly Roasted CoffeeAll of our UK and international coffee subscription's featuring roasters' coffees are roasted fresh to order and shipped to us toward the end of every month ahead of the next turn of the month dispatch period. All subscribers are dispatched at the start of every month irrespective of payment cycles.Learn MoreEach coffee's tasting notes and stories are published online each month. View archived months.Also IncludedPersonal curation card, roaster's own coffee info cards (when supplied) and occasional complimentary drinks. As a warm welcome, also enjoy a complimentary 250g coffee bag in your first delivery.Price SavingsWe recommend 7-9g/15g for a single/double shot espresso and 14-19g for 250ml filter methods (brew guides). For the price of 2 or 3 cafe coffees you're able to achieve 15 to 35 cups per 250g bag depending on brew method and strength preferences. Enjoy all our savings on RRP prices, and with dispatches made from GUSTATORY (UK), rest assured, there are also no international roaster import fees for UK residents.Rest PeriodWe always recommend that coffees are 'rested' between their roast date and first consumption to allow the coffee to 'degas', making brewing easier and your cup tastier. Such a 'rest period' will take place during your coffee's journey from it's speciality roaster to you, and so, whether our curated special guest coffee roaster is located in London, Edinburgh, Budapest or Copenhagen, even New York or California, your delivered coffee will be ready to be enjoyed.
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Shipping & Costs
Fulfilled By GUSTATORYAll GUSTATORY coffee subscriptions are fulfilled by us. If you subscribe to multiple subscriptions, your coffees and/or (Un)ordinary oat m*lk will be consolidated.
Quick UK & Cheap International ShippingAll UK deliveries are sent via Royal Mail with 99% of deliveries arriving within 48 hours, many even 24 hours (postcode depending) - you're also able to enter a designated Safeplace during checkout to aid deliverability. International shipping to Europe starts from £7.00, Rest of World: £10.00. Custom fees may apply at the time of import to your destination country, but many countries do have customs-free value thresholds on parcels sent from UK (for example, Australia / USA) and our subscriptions may easily fall under these. Please do check with your local customs.
A home-brewed quality coffee is far less expensive than cafes
Issue: With the continuing economic uncertainty that COVID and the cost-of-living crisis brings, many are tightening the purse strings and choosing cheaper alternatives. However...For more: Comunicaffe International
...Whilst the purse strings may need to tighten, a better quality home-brewed coffee or tea is still far less expensive than buying individual drinks on the go. Over the last few years, many have taken the opportunity to improve their home brewing skills, and now with the equipment and know-how to recreate that authentic coffee shop experience from home, are enjoying cheaper quality coffees. With cafe coffees costing anything from £2.50-4.00 each, and with a bag of 250g quality coffee costing between £7.00-12.50 and providing you with enough to achieve up to 15-35 brews per bag (depending on brew method and strength preferences), the savings and better quality coffee are both there to be enjoyed.
If this isn't you, there really is no better time to start, and better yet, at GUSTATORY you’ll find plenty of affordable coffee subscription packages. It also won't be long until you discover a new favourite. All coffees are roasted fresh for us as part of our monthly subscription delivery schedules.