Many of us start each morning with a cup of coffee or two to fuel ourselves for a busy day ahead. But sometimes, life can get busy, giving little time to head to the supermarket to restock our coffee supply.
You might want to get started on a coffee subscription service to enjoy convenience plus fresh supplies of coffee delivered to your doorstep every month.
Read on for an extension of our 2019 list of coffee subscription retailers in Singapore and Malaysia.
Nylon Coffee Roasters, Singapore
Nylon Coffee Roasters has earned its place as one of Singapore’s leading cafes from sourcing some of the best single-origin beans from across the world and roasting them to perfection in-house.
Starting from $20/month, Nylon offers a filter coffee subscription that gives subscribers an opportunity to experience how varying origins and processes affect the taste of coffee. During seasonal periods, subscribers can also expect to receive exclusive seasonal blends from different origins.
Subscription orders are delivered within a day of roasting so you can be assured that your coffee is always fresh when it reaches you.
Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee, Singapore
Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee was established in 2014 after its founders were inspired by Mr Tan Tiong Hoe, who is affectionately known as the “Master Shifu of coffee roasting” in Singapore.
It currently offers 3 subscription options – house blends, seasonal blends, and single origin filter coffee. Before placing your order, you can provide your preferred taste notes to receive beans that are more suited for your tastebuds.
Not sure which is your preferred coffee taste notes? Use this taste wheel to guide you.
Prices start from SGD140 for 8 bags of 250g coffee beans. Choose between receiving 2 bags/month or 2 bags/biweekly, depending on how frequent you consume coffee. To ensure that you are not storing your coffee for too long, here’s a guide on the different shelf lives for whole coffee beans, grounded coffee, and instant coffee.
If you are keen to try out more coffee flavours, head down to their cafe at Queenstown as it offers at least 20 varieties of specialty coffee from Africa, Asia, South and Central America.
The Maks’ Coffee, Singapore & Malaysia
The Maks’ Coffee is a fourth-generation, family-owned specialty coffee supplier in Singapore that focuses on sustainable coffee harvesting and production. Partnering with microlot coffee farmers, premium Arabica coffee bean is carefully handpicked to ensure quality coffee for the consumer.
There are three subscription plans – 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months. Subscribers can choose to receive either whole beans or drip bags, and select their preferred roast or seasonal blends.
If you prefer to have your coffee ground, simply let them know what’s your brewing method and they will ground your beans to the ideal size.
A fee of SGD7 applies for delivery within Singapore and is free for orders above SGD45. If you live in Malaysia, shipping costs SGD20 with a delivery time of approximately 4-6 working days.
PPP Coffee, Singapore & Malaysia
Formerly known as Papa Palheta, PPP Coffee has been sourcing, roasting, and serving specialty coffee since 2009. PPP Coffee currently supplies to and operates at two cafes – Chye Seng Huat Hardware in Singapore, and PULP in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
At SGD48/month, subscribers of their “Monthly Surprise Box” will receive 2 mystery bags of 250g coffee beans that are sourced from various regions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. All coffee beans are roasted, hand-packed, and delivered by the 15th of each month.
If you prefer to select your own choice of coffee, simply pick from their bean selection and set your preferred delivery frequency with PPP Coffee’s Flexi Subscription Plan. Moreover, you can pick the grind size for your beans if you don’t have a grinder at home.
Need help in figuring out which grind size to use? Here’s a guide.
Delivery within Singapore starts from SGD3.80 and is free for orders above SGD50. If you live in Malaysia, shipping rates and estimated delivery time will be shown upon checkout.
The Roast Things, Malaysia
Based in Kuala Lumpur, The Roast Things specialises in roasting speciality coffee. With an in-house seasoned roaster, they place great emphasis on perfectly roasting their beans to bring out a balance in acidity and sweetness.
The Roast Things currently offers two subscription options – filter coffee, and their flagship blend called The Milk Killer. Each month, a seasonal coffee will be picked for subscribers of the filter coffee plan. On the other hand, the Milk Killer is a blend of dark and white chocolate with hints of nuttiness, giving it a delicious finish.
Both subscriptions last for 3 months, but all orders are delivered fresh on the first week of each month.
Artisan Roastery, Malaysia
Back in 2010, Artisan Roastery was one of the pioneer specialty coffee roasters in Malaysia. Since then, the quality of its coffee and roasts can be vouched by coffee connoisseurs who travel across the country for a sip of their brew.
The roastery offers one-, two-, and three-month subscriptions for both filter coffee and coffee bean options. Every month, the team will preselect and deliver two different coffee types, offering subscribers a greater variety.
All coffee is delivered within the first week of the month but if you need coffee more regularly, just let them know and they will deliver it to your doorstep.
Special Mention: Tad Coffee, Singapore
Although Tad Coffee hasn’t hopped on the coffee subscription bandwagon, they retail a multitude of seasonal coffee blends from all over the world. What stood out for us was their holistic approach to the coffee experience – from roasting beans in-house to holding enrichment classes through barista training and coffee consultation programmes.
Moreover, they are an expert in the field as Singapore Barista Champion, Terence Tan, co-founded the coffee wholesaler and oversees the coffee roasting process. Keep a lookout for their Tad Coffee Blends that have won awards from the prestigious annual Australia International Coffee Awards in 2019 and 2020.
Regardless which coffee equipment you use at home, there is something for you at Tad Coffee. They offer coffee beans of various grinds, drip bags, ready-to-drink coffee, as well as coffee pods.
Delivery is currently only available within Singapore. However, if you live overseas, simply drop them an email and they will respond with delivery options.