We've been using GEVALIA for several years. We've never had a problem with their billing, nor with accurate deliveries. The free coffee pots are excellent! I tinker with (fine-tune) my auto-order using their website. Just today, I deleted the box of Espresso on auto-order, added #4 filters, and temporarily suspended any future shipments until 3-1-08. We have coffee "backed up", so the "temporarily suspending shipments" feature allows us to use what we have before getting more. If the coffee we have on hand goes more quickly...I can always suspend the suspension!
Did you know that you can 'fine tune' the frequency of your shipments?
I especially like the Gevalia coffee club because of the variety of special coffees! Did you know that the most sought-after coffee in the world (Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee)
can be purchased through Gevalia? Other than Gevalia, I have never seen it for sale in the USA. It is $50 lb ($25 1/2 lb)...so I must confess I haven't purchased it from Gevalia...but I like the fact that I can if I wish to. We visited Jamaica several years ago...the 1 lb bags of official Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee were $30 US dollars. We bought 2 bags to bring home as gifts for our Starbucks-employed/coffee connoisseur kid (1/2 lb each). They were ecstatic! I hear that a brewed cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee (when offered in fine restaurants) is $5 and up.
I did a price "test" several years ago...I calculated how many cups of coffee I could brew using a bag of Gevalia (or Starbucks) coffee...and divided it by the price I paid for the bag...and was I ever shocked to realize that it really only cost me about 15 cents per brewed cup! (We pay $1.29 or more for junk coffee at fast food restaurants!)
I joined Gevalia's Limited Edition Coffees-Around-the-World club. Five times a year, a Limited Editon world coffee is sent to us. My favorite of all time is "Karoma Estate"
from the Dominican Republic. We visited the DR (Punta Cana) Jan '05 ..and that coffee!...even the DR coffee pods in the room...was the most delicious coffee I ever enjoyed! It seems to be rare, hard-to-find...and you can't buy it from Gevalia year 'round. It is the LTD shipment that comes in December only.
Another coffee that is similar in body and flavor is the Select Varietal coffee called "Mocca Java".
(It is not chocolate flavored). It is 100% Arabica coffee from Ethiopia. And, it is YUMMY. It is my regular shipment every 5 weeks.
Anyway, I guess you can detect from my coffee blatherings...that I live in a Starbucks city...the Seattle area...and some of my fam and friends are Starbucks baristas. Yes, we're a coffee clan out here!
Gevalia coffee, overall, is a smooth coffee...never bitter, sour, or harsh.
Try it out...fine-tune your order, and the frequency, to suit your coffee habits and budget. Gevalia is worth saving for Sunday morning coffee!