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    Updated on Jul 6, 2020. Posted on May 30, 2018

    This Subscription Service Delivers You Fresh Coffee From Around The World

    We tried Atlas Coffee Club and can confirm: It's amazing.

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    Hi there. Do you love coffee? Do you drink it every morning? Does it run through your veins and provide you life on the dullest of days?

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    Are you Lorelei and Rory Gilmore?

    If yes, then do we have a ~brewtiful~ subscription service for you, our fellow coffee snobs! Atlas Coffee Club is a subscription service that delivers you globally curated, freshly roasted beans or grounds from all over the world starting at ~$9 per month.

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    Atlas Coffee Club sources their ingredients using sustainable farming practices so you can spend your mornings drinking some high-quality brew. Not only that, but they roast the beans as soon as you place an order, to ensure you get the freshest coffee possible.

    The process is simple, too. You can purchase individual bags to sample (though some are only available with a subscription), or sign up for the delivery service so you can receive different bags biweekly or monthly. And because Atlas Coffee Club doesn't mess around, they offer coffee from over 50+ countries! Hello, good morning!!!

    Basically, it all sounds amazing and possibly too good to be true, so we tried different roasts — in both whole-bean and ground form — to determine if it's worth it.

    Every two to four weeks, you can get a half a bag (about 15 cups) to two bags (about 30 cups per bag) of coffee based on your preferences: dark or light roast (or both!), and grounds or beans. Because of all the possible combinations, we each tested out two bags so we could weigh in on the options available.

    Without further ado, here's what we thought:

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    Hi hello, my name is Bek and I am trying to reacquaint myself with coffee. This coffee is doing the trick!

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    In high school, I used to drink a lot of coffee. Like, gigantic cups of it. But weirdly, after a while, it started to make my heart race (in a bad way) and my head spin. After swearing off it for a some time, I've decided to get back on the horse and rebuild a tolerance. This may be because I once had some java-flavored coffee and stayed up tossing and turning until 4 in the morning.

    Atlas Coffee Club mails the coffee right to you, so now I have to face my fears and actually drink the stuff again (if only so I can feel awake before 12 pm and enjoy an occasional cone of coffee ice cream). I decided to go with dark-roast whole beans because I don't know what I'm doing and that's what my roommates wanted.

    First of all, coffee opinions aside, this is the cutest packaging of all time. I was shipped bags from Peru and Colombia, and each was in a vibrant, patterned bag that had me instantly grabbing my phone to snap some pictures. The delivery even came with a handwritten Peru postcard. Already, I'm charmed.

    The coffee itself was phenomenal! The amazing smell hits you as soon as you open the box. My roommates and I have varying levels of snobbery when it comes to coffee. For example, I'm cool with some Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee, but one of my roommates only buys his coffee from a fancy beanery in Williamsburg. Despite our different palates, we all loved and raved about Atlas's coffee. We used an electric grinder and tried making it with both a normal coffee maker and a French press. The Colombian coffee was very smooth and chocolatey, with an almost creamy texture even when taken black. The Peruvian coffee was more bitter and fruity, but also exceptional.

    I think this is a great purchase for coffee fans and an even better gift thanks to the level of personal care put into each package. I feel like lots of subscription services are a rip-off, but this one definitely is worth it!

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    Hello. I'm Emmy, and I live, breathe, and sleep coffee.

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    Here's the thing — I require coffee to live, but I am not a coffee snob. My main criteria is strength, with robust, interesting flavor but an added bonus. I am, however, a sucker for surprises in the mail and beautiful, vibrant packaging. Make of that what you will when considering my opinion on Atlas Coffee Club's curated selection, but my opinion is this: It's freakin' awesome.

    I opted for light-roast whole beans, as I'm generally a fan of lighter-roast brews when I have the option, and I prefer to grind my beans in my humble Proctor Silex grinder for the freshest and most flavorful cup I can get. The two varieties I was sent were from Ethiopia and Colombia, both regions known for their stellar coffee, so I was pretty pumped immediately upon opening my delivery.

    Needless to say, they both smelled amazing, and honestly? It's probably the best coffee I've brewed at home yet. (I'm typically a Stumptown kinda gal, no offense to Stumptown!!) Look, I don't have a particularly refined palate when it comes to coffee, nor am I particularly aware of what flavor notes I prefer (again, see above), but I know I delicious brew when I taste one! The berry and chocolate flavors in the Ethiopian batch, for one, were delicate and just subtle enough to elevate a ho-hum cup o' joe to one I look back on and think, Damn, that was a good cup of coffee.

    I also appreciated the cute touches, like a personalized note from my "coffee tour guide," a pretty postcard from each country, and flavor profiles/tasting notes for each. (Note that I did not use the suggested pour-over method to brew, since I have a standard coffeemaker, and it worked out just fine.) These extra details — while, let's face it, unnecessary in the grand scheme of things when ultimately I'm just hoping to get my paws on a quality cup of coffee that's going to kick-start my brain's ability to function — would make this a fantastic gift for any coffee lover, even if that coffee lover is you and you just want to treat yourself every so often. Caffeine is a form of self-care, and I won't let anyone tell me otherwise.

    Main takeaways: This coffee is delicious, Insta-worthy, and makes for a both practical and super-cute gift, and for that reason, I stan Atlas Coffee Club.

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    Kayla here! I was shipped dark roast grounds from Peru and Colombia, and I was honestly sad to even open the bags up because they're so cute. But adorable bags aside, I'm obsessed with the taste and quality of this coffee.

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    My first observation after opening the box was the smell. It smells FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC. It also comes with sweet postcards from the cities where the batches are from, so the entire experience feels so lovely and personal.

    As for the coffee itself, it's heavenly. I am used to store-bought coffee — which yes, is fine — but both of these tasted incredibly fresh and different from each other. The Peruvian coffee has this dark, almost chocolate taste to it, so I imagine it would be delicious with a morning sweet treat (maybe I should start eating pie every day?). The Colombian batch, on the other hand, was a little lighter roast-wise but still had delicious notes of rich sweetness. TL;DR: both of them were incredible both in taste and quality.

    I genuinely enjoyed waking up every morning and sitting on the couch with my coffee. There's no better way to start the day, so if you're asking me if I think this subscription is worth it I have a very easy answer: 100% YES.

    Do your mornings a favor and try out Atlas Coffee Club! You can get a box starting at $9 per month, or give it as a gift for the coffee lover in your life for $60+. Just brew it!

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