10 Ways You Can Still Get Your Favorite Morning-Commute Coffees

updated Apr 7, 2020
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For so many of us, swinging by our favorite coffee shop every morning was part of our daily routine and commute. And while many cafes are currently closed or offering limited service, that doesn’t mean you have to do without your beloved brew. Popular roasters like Starbucks, Blue Bottle, Intelligentsia, and La Colombe are all available to shop online, so you can have bags of your preferred blends delivered straight to your door. All you’ll need are the right tools to get brewing from the comfort of your kitchen. Whether you’re searching for the beans that supply your local cafe or on the hunt for a new brew, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best coffee roasters to order from right now. Many of the smaller ones offer free shipping, relatively quick delivery, and even subscription programs on their sites too. Check them out below.

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1. illy

A firm favorite for so many coffee lovers, the Italian brand is known for its strong, classic brew and espressos. Right now, you can order a huge stash of coffee on their site with no minimum shipping and relatively quick delivery. Besides coffee machines and the option to shop for whole and ground beans, illy also offers a monthly subscription program. If you prefer shopping for illy coffee in smaller batches, Bed Bath & Beyond is a great option, plus, several blends are currently on sale right now.

Buy: illy Ground Espresso Classico Medium Roast, $12 (normally $15) at Bed Bath & Beyond

2. Starbucks

Was your morning commute incomplete without a cup of Starbucks? Same! While you can still get your coffee via drive-through at some locations, the safest option right now is to order whole beans online. Sites like Amazon, Target, and several online grocers carry various Starbucks blends, but if you’re looking to get your stash as soon as possible or sift through an exhaustive selection, then Bed Bath & Beyond might be your best bet. From pods to syrups to whole beans to flavored sauces, there are tons of options to satisfy your Starbucks craving.

Buy: Starbucks Veranda Ground Coffee, $19 at Bed Bath & Beyond

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3. Intelligentsia

I lived right next to the Intelligentsia coffee bar in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood one summer, and it will forever hold a special place in my own coffee nerd evolution. Their blends are slightly more savory, with hints of molasses, caramelized sugar, and cocoa giving the complex brew a subtle kick of sweetness. In short: a darn good cup of coffee! Several online retailers like Amazon, Target, and FreshDirect stock their popular brews, or you can shop directly from Intelligentsia’s main site.

Buy: Intelligentsia House Blend Whole Bean Coffee, $16 at FreshDirect

4. Peet’s Coffee

A Bay Area staple, Peet’s Coffee is known for its solid lineup of signature and single-origin blends. It’s easy to find Peet’s at most popular online sites like Amazon and Bed Bath & Beyond, but if you’d like to explore the entire collection it’s best to shop directly from the main site, which is currently offering free ground shipping on all orders. Peet’s also has a subscription service that starts at $16 per month, plus new customers can snag an extra 30 percent off with code NEWSUB30.

Buy: Peet’s Coffee Anniversary 2020, $20/lb. at Peet’s Coffee

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5. La Colombe

With long lines usually snaking around the block, La Colombe coffee shops are a New York City fixture. Currently, you can get your quick coffee fix at FreshDirect, which sells cold-pressed draft lattes as well as whole beans in various roasts. La Colombe’s site has a much larger menu ,though, and is currently offering free shipping on all orders, but keep in mind that delivery could take longer.

Buy: La Colombe Coffee Roasters Nizza Whole Bean Coffee, $13 from FreshDirect

6. Blue Bottle Coffee

A West Coast classic that has since gone global, Blue Bottle Coffee offers a single-origin assortment that heavily leans on fruity and floral notes. You can also opt for their subscription service (11 different customizable subscriptions) to ensure your coffee is delivered to your door at the start of every month. If you’re new to the coffee scene, the brand also has its own brewing equipment, including a Blue Bottle Pour Over Kit.

Buy: Blue Bottle Coffee Spring Blend (12 o.z), $20 at Blue Bottle Coffee

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7. Stumptown

The Portland-based coffee company is often listed as one of the top five coffee roasters in the nation and is famous for its detailed roasting technique that truly brings out the best flavor in every bean. Like most other coffee shops, they are currently offering free shipping, but with possible delays. For quicker delivery, try FreshDirect, which stocks various whole bean blends and bottled cold brews.

Buy: Stumptown Roasters Hair Bender Whole Bean Coffee, $15 at FreshDirect

8. Bulletproof Coffee

The folks behind the original butter coffee are currently offering free shipping on all orders with same-day delivery, as long as you place your order before 2 pm ET. Choose between various blends of ground and whole bean coffee, coffee mix-ins, or just get the starter set instead, which includes everything you need to get started in your own kitchen. Plus, they also have single-serve pods that are compatible with most Keurig machines.

Buy: Bulletproof Whole Bean Coffee Kit, $57 (normally $63) at Bulletproof Coffee

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9. Cafe Britt

If you like your coffee strong and bold, Cafe Britt is your best bet. The Costa Rican coffee company sources directly from various farms across Latin America and even runs a robust subscription service. The site has a tasting chart that gives you a detailed background on the origin of every single one of their roasts, making coffee shopping truly joyful. Plus, you can snag free shipping and expect relatively quick delivery right now.

Buy: Costa Rican Tarrazu Montecielo Coffee, $14 at Cafe Britt

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10. Trade Coffee

The only full-fledged subscription service to make our list, Trade Coffee is unique in that they source from some of the finest local coffee shops and roasters across the country. You start by taking a quiz and picking your preferences, and they’ll customize a box that’s shipped to you every month. Right now, you can get 30 percent off your first bag along with free shipping.

Buy: Best Value Plan, starting at $25 at Trade Coffee