SSSSS 2019

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After a wonderful few years of #SSSSS I'm delighted to announce that it's back once more! Thanks to your emails, social media messages, carrier pigeons and prezzies in the post, I've decided to share my secret stash with you all again in 2019. just like previous years, there are 300 spaces ... and only 300 spaces.

Once they're gone, they're gone!

Three hundred. Act fast!

If you're new to this and are wondering what on earth I'm waffling on about, please allow me to explain. There are coffees every year that don't make it to the website - coffees that remain secrets.

You might see them pop up in a blend or as a tiny coffee shop exclusive, but usually they're hidden away. After sharing these coffees for the first time ever in 2015 and then again in 2016, 2017 and 2018, I'm going to let you into my super secret stash once more.

Each month throughout 2019 you'll be sent a 250g bag of a coffee that you won't be able to get anywhere else. It won't be on the website, it won't be for sale. The only way to get this coffee will be to be a subscriber. Otherwise I'm keeping it all for myself!

There will be 300 places available and once they're all sold the subscription will close and disappear. The lights will be turned down, the music will be turned up and the lock-in will begin.

Some possibly important information that may help with questions

The first bag of the subscription will be roasted and posted on January the 8th, 2018. All other bags will be dispatched to arrive in time for the first day of each month.

You can only order this subscription on its own, not with any other items in your basket. If you try to do that your path will be blocked, you will be thwarted and punished for your disobedience. Don't make me go all Gandalf on you...

If you're within the United Kingdom then Royal Mail First Class postage is included in the price. If you live elsewhere in the world, there will be an additional fee to cover what Royal Mail charges me for international postage. £3.00 per bag if you're in Europe, £4.00 if you're anywhere else. If you're not offered a shipping rate, please email us at because that's totally something we can sort if it (unfortunately) happens!

This subscription is only available as roasted whole beans - no grinding options.

If you want to order more than one subscription, that's totally cool. But you'll need to do it on separate orders. The website is only clever enough to know how to deal with one subscription at a time, so please place two individual orders if you want two subscriptions, or get in touch with us as it's something we can help out with via a bit of behind the scenes trickery.

Question not answered above? Sorry :( please get in touch by sending an email to and we'll get back to you as quickly as we can!

Yes, the price has gone up vs previous years. I originally set the price of this subscription at £71.00 back in 2014, it went up to £75.00 last year and to be totally honest it wasn’t enough to address set rising costs of this service. Now that might initially sound like quite a jump, but it works out at £8.33 per bag including postage each month - I still think that's rather awesome value : )

The prices of things in general have gone up since back in 2014, in a really simple way I just can't buy as much coffee for my money as I used to be able to. We're now regularly sourcing special small lots specifically for #SSSSS to make sure subscribers get interesting and exciting (and delicious!) coffee each month, that takes time and resources to secure, but is something we definitely enjoy. Really allows me to explore some interesting options when it comes to sourcing, but is also a unique challenge too!