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Frequently Asked Questions

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~ General ~

What does Bean Box do?

Bean Box partners with Seattle's top independent coffee roasters to curate and deliver the highest quality, freshly-roasted coffee to our customers.
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How does Bean Box work?

1. We hand pick coffee from Seattle's top-rated roasters every month.
2. We ship the beans to you or your lucky gift recipient in a handsome Bean Box.
3. You / they brew and enjoy delicious coffee with each unique roast.
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Can I customize the coffees I receive?

While some of our products intentionally contain a range of roast profiles (light to dark), origins, and blends/single origin coffees, you can either purchase a product that specifically fits your palate, (light, medium, dark, espresso, etc.) or you can tailor your ongoing subscription to your roast preference. If there's any way we can make your gift or subscription better suited to what you love to drink, just let us know!
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How much coffee is in a Bean Box?

Each Bean Box "sampler" box includes four 1.8 ounce bags of whole bean coffee (i.e. 7.2 total oz.). This makes approximately 16 cups of coffee depending on your brewing method and strength preferences. Not surprisingly, our 12 ounce bags contain twelve ounces of coffee. The Deluxe Seattle Coffee Tour contains sixteen (16) 1.8 ounce bags; our World Coffee Tour contains sixteen (16) 1.8 ounce bags. We use a really precise scale!
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When will I receive my first Bean Box shipment?

We ship every Wednesday for most items, so that we can coordinate with roasters and ensure the freshness of your coffee. Once you choose your Bean Box gift or subscription plan, we will show you your first shipment date prior to checkout. We ship with USPS First Class and priority Mail. In most cases, boxes are delivered within 3 business days.
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Does Bean Box ship internationally?

We currently ship anywhere in the United States (including places like Guam and military bases!), and anywhere in Canada (for an extra shipping fee). For other countries and orders over $250, please email us and ask for a custom shipping quote.
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How do I redeem my Bean Box credits?

Bean Box credits can only be used towards new purchases. Any time you make a new purchase, you can see your current credits during checkout at the top of the billing and shipping page. You will be able to deduct all or as many of your credits as you would like from your order total!
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~ Coffee ~

Does Bean Box have any decaf offerings?

We do! Have a gander at our current decaf coffee offerings. We also offer decaf samplers and coffees of the month as gifts.
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How can I purchase full bags of the coffee I love in my Bean Box?

We're glad you asked! Just head to our Coffee Section. You can get more of the caffeinated delight of your choice in 12 ounce bags. Every shipment confirmation will tell you exactly which coffees we've sent to you.
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Are your coffees organic and/or fair trade?

We partner only with small batch, independent roasters, and we carefully screen them not just for their bean sourcing practices, but for their overall attention to quality in the finished product. In the coffee industry, both organic and fair trade certifications are often associated, ironically, with factory-farmed and processed coffee. We've laid out our thoughts on both organic and fair trade certifications, and welcome your feedback.
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Why do we ship when we do?

Our coffee is literally roasted for you, and ships within 48 hours of roasting. All orders will ship out the following Wednesday if placed by Sunday at 5pm PST. For faster shipping, we do offer expedited shipping options. Fresh coffee makes all the difference in taste, and is well worth the wait!
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Is your coffee Kosher?

Our coffee is not certified kosher but it is not non-kosher. We source coffees from roasters who have the highest standards for farm to cup quality including forming direct relationships with micro- lot farmers and roasting each bean to the bring out the flavors if its origins.
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Are there any flavors or other additives in your coffee?

None of our coffees contain added flavoring. The flavors you will see listed for many of the coffees are tasting notes that we have picked out. Roasting the coffee beans often brings out really unique natural flavors!
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Allergies and Ingredients

Our coffees contain one ingredient, and one ingredient only: whole coffee beans. There are no additives and no other ingredients. Our boxes do contain a small treat which changes seasonally, which is generally either a bite-sized chocolate or caramel. These treats do have other ingredients; if you have allergies or other concerns, feel free to ask!
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~ Gifts ~

When will I be billed for a gift subscription that I purchased?

For most gifts, you are billed for the full amount of a gift subscription on the date of purchase (e.g. $68.00 will be charged for a 3-month gift on the date of purchase).
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Do you have a downloadable gift card?

We include a printable PDF gift card for you to send your gift recipient in your receipt. You can also quickly find our downloadable gift card here:
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~ Orders ~

How do I track the status of an order?

You can see which orders have shipped, and whether you have future shipments scheduled by logging into your account. Every time we ship, we send you a shipment notification by email. This email will contain a USPS tracking URL, and will list all of the tasty coffees that are on their way. If you have any questions about an order, you can also contact customer service.
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~ Partnerships ~

How do I become a Bean Box roaster?

We're always looking to add amazing coffee roasters to our distinguished list. Please send Ryan an email to for more information.
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~ Shipping ~

How do I change the shipping address for my order or my billing information?

Head to the account section, and have at it.
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How often do you ship?

All the coffees we ship are roasted to order. We ship every Wednesday, although there are some products, like our deluxe and specialty samplers, that ship only every other week. In some cases, individual bags of coffee will be shipped prior to their stated ship dates. We tell you when items will ship both in the shopping cart and in your receipt (by email). If you ever need to expedite an order, just contact and we'll do our best.
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Expedited Shipping Options

Need a package shipped faster? We have two expedited shipping options for you to choose from during checkout! Once you have given a shipping address, a list of shipping options will be generated for you on the shipping page.You can modify your shipment date and even expedite your Bean Box by upgrading to FedEx 2-day and 1-day (available for most products). All expedited shipping costs will be determined by your shipping address and each expedited option will list the arrival date. The cutoff for expedited orders will be 12pm PST daily. Any orders placed after 12pm will ship a day later.
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If I need to expedite my order will I still receive free shipping?

Free shipping only applies to standard shipping within the U.S and our standard shipping options are provided via USPS.
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Can I place an order early but have it ship closer to the Holidays?

Absolutely! Go ahead and place your order like normal. When you reach our billing & shipping page and enter your shipping address, a list of shipping options will be generated for you. From there you can choose between 3 different holiday shipment dates. Just select your preferred ship date and purchase!
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What is the latest date I can place an order for it to arrive by Valentines Day?

For standard shipping options, orders should be placed by Tuesday Feb. 7th by 5pm PST to arrive by Feb. 14th. You can still place an order to arrive by Valentines Day using expedited shipping options until Monday Feb. 13th at noon PST.
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~ Shipping for Father's Day ~

What shipping should I select so that my order arrives by Father's Day?

For standard shipping: If you'd like your Father's Day gift to arrive by Father's Day, please place your order by Monday June 12th and select June 13th as the shipping date at check out. Expedited Shipping: For orders made on Wednesday June 14th before 12pm pacific time, please choose 2 day shipping. Orders placed on Thursday the 15th before 12pm pacific time, must choose 1 day shipping.
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~ Subscriptions ~

When will I be billed for the monthly recurring membership?

For reoccurring subscriptions, billing occurs the Sunday before your coffee ships. If you have prepaid, billing will reoccur on the first shipment following the anniversary of your purchase.
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How do I cancel my Bean Box subscription?

We'd be very sad to see you go, but we hope you'll keep us in mind for future gifts and other caffeine fixes. Head to the account section, select the item you wish to cancel, and follow the directions. Our policy on cancellation is pretty simple: you need to cancel by the end of the day Thursday (Pacific Time) the week before your next scheduled shipment (every other Wednesday).
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~ Miscellaneous ~

I still have questions. How do I contact the Bean Box Team?

We're here for you! Please send us questions, feedback, or ideas on everything Bean Box to We're also open to discuss other topics, such as anything related to Seattle or Coffee. We'd love to hear from you.
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