RISE Coffee Subscription Box: Beans Delivered to Your Door

RISE coffee subscription box

The RISE coffee subscription box was set up during lock-down by a couple from South London, and delivers a carefully curated selection of the UK’s most interesting and varied independent coffee directly to your door each month. 

Unlike other coffee subscription services – which rely on the same ‘own brand’ coffee on each delivery, RISE’s coffee box is determined to scour the UK to find exciting, innovative and independent roasters for its subscribers.

In the box, subscribers are treated to two 225-250g bags of coffee, ground to perfection, and a coffee-related gift, like their exciting August collaboration with Mr Black Coffee Liqueur, which includes a spirit miniature and an exclusive cocktail recipe.

Being kind to the environment is intrinsic to the way the RISE coffee box operates.

All coffee suppliers are carefully picked to ensure that they operate as sustainably as possible, with limited to no plastic, fair wages for the farmers and a proactive stance on climate-friendly production practices. The box itself is sustainability manufactured using certified wood and natural glue to ensure they are biodegradable.

RISE aso wants its customers to feel educated in where their coffee comes from, as well as the processes in place which make it so yummy.

During lock-down, Ben Charalambous and Alice Wainwright found themselves missing their morning flat white from their favourite cafes, and they found their supermarket shelves less than inspiring, so they took to Google to find a coffee subscription service.

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Surprised at the limited choices, the idea behind RISE was born — a subscription box which would open up a world of new coffee to its customers.

With experience in the food and drinks industry under their belts (Alice having previously working as a barista and Ben in the ‘fine dining’ industry, working with Gordon Ramsay), they’re now on a mission to help the UK say NO to mediocre coffee.

Ben Charalambous and Alice Wainwright, founders of RISE
Founders, Ben Charalambous and Alice Wainwright.

Initially launched via a triumphant Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign – in only three months, the RISE coffee box has already welcomed hundreds of subscribers on its adventure to bring amazing coffee to the masses. 

RISE has also committed to the ‘onepercentfortheplanet’ initiative, which means 1% of their sales go to environmental NGOs.

“RISE coffee box offers carefully selected coffee from the most exciting and independent roasters from across the UK, direct to its subscribers’ door. Every month we scour the UK coffee scene to identify the most delicious beans out there to keep our ever-expanding subscriber base topped up with outstanding coffee. More than just a supplier of coffee, we want our customers to feel educated in where their coffee is from as well as the processes in place which make it so yummy.

Ben Charalambous and Alice Wainwright, Founders of the RISE coffee subscription box

You can find out more about RISE coffee subscription boxes, or get yours, here.