Coffee is an essential of life, so it’s pretty important not to run out!
To that end, Pact Coffee delivers ethically-sourced coffee direct to your home, at the appropriate frequency for your coffee drinking habits.
When you subscribe, you choose the frequency of deliveries according to how much coffee you drink.
The options are Nespresso-compatible pods, filter coffee, or espresso machine. The filter coffee has decaffeinated options, though in our house we’re very pro-caffeine!
I tried a bag of their filter coffee with a V60 coffee dripper with biodegradable filters.
There are three options: a house coffee, ‘Select’, which offers a wide variety of premium coffees, and ‘Micro-Lot’, which offers very small estate coffees for the the serious connoisseur.
I tried the Panalto from Brazil, which is one of the ‘Select’ varieties. It costs £7.95 a bag and works out to around 53p per cup.
Each bag of coffee comes with a tasting card, and the bag even names the actual farmer!
The ethical credentials of Pact coffee are exceptional. They work on the direct trade method, which means they deal direct with the farmers, cutting out the middleman and the overheads, which means the farmers get paid a lot more than they would in conventional trade.
As for the coffee itself, it’s superb.
You choose your first coffee from a detailed list, and then select your preferences on your account page.
The dripper is incredibly easy to use. It comes with a scoop, and you simply pop the filter paper in the dripper, throw in a scoop of coffee, and pour over your hot water. It drips through in a few moments, and you have a lovely fresh cup of coffee at the fraction of the price of a coffee shop.
The dripper is dishwasher safe, and the filter papers are biodegradable, so you can throw the whole thing in your compost bin. I have the basic model here, which works perfectly, though there are also fancier ones available on the website.