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Chamberlain Coffee

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4.10(10)

10 ratings
Ratings here are based on aggregated user reviews of individual roasts from Chamberlain Coffee.
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Hip company founded by mega influencer with many blends and convenience formats.

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Chamberlain Coffee is a coffee roaster from Los Angeles, CA United States. We have 5 cataloged roasts with 10 total reviews with a score of 4.10.

5 roasts

Name Roast Level Bean Source
Medium Americas Blend
Medium International Blend
Medium Americas Blend
Dark International Blend
Light Americas Blend

Top Reviews(10)

  • Victoria S-C

    398 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    5.00 - Average

    Surprised by how good this was! So smooth and easy to drink.

    Cupping Method:On the way to the airport in Iceland

    9 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1082 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    5.00 - Average

    I think we have a winner in the instant / travel competition! Smooth but with a touch of spice this is an excellent cup of coffee. It’s maybe a 4.5 compared to true pourover specialty medium roast but the best I’ve found in a convenience format. Fair trade and organic to boot!

    Cupping Method:Steeped tea bag

    9 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1082 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.00 - Finish

    4.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.00 - Balance

    I had the pleasure of trying this coffee on a flight to Iceland a few months ago (I forgot to put in the review but took notes) and was impressed. The aroma when you open the bag is awesome. With its smooth texture and low acidity, Early Bird Blend is satisfying and convenient. The subtle citrusy notes give it some balance.

    The steeping bag is of high quality, which is a testament to the attention to detail put into this product. Additionally, the fact that it's organic is a huge plus for me.

    Cupping Method:Steeped in hot water on a flight!

    6 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1082 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Value

    4.00 - Finish

    4.00 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    In the world of convenient coffee, you've got to know where to look if you want to find something genuinely good. That's where Chamberlain Coffee comes in - a brand created by online personality Emma Chamberlain. If you don't know Emma, she's made quite a name for herself on the internet as an influencer with an affinity for coffee. To bring her love for the brew to her followers, she decided to launch Chamberlain Coffee.

    OK Original Family medium roast - best so far of a bunch of convenience/instant/just add water formats I'm testing for my upcoming trip (2 months away from my Hario/Chemex).

    Original Family Blend is just likemany people want coffee to be on a busy morning. Smooth, with an earthy taste that's just right. It has a kind of peanut flavor to it in the middle, which is a pleasant surprise. The quality of the coffee bag (is it still called a tea bag) is pretty good too, made of a high quality fiber. You can tell they've thought about it, ensuring the extraction is on point.

    This medium roast leaves you with an earthy aftertaste, kind of like a good Sumatran. Interestingly though, this blend is all South American. If we're talking about the instant or "just-add-hot-water" category, this coffee is certainly on the higher end. It could use a touch more fruitiness, maybe a hint of plum or something, but it's a pretty solid cup of joe. So, if you're in a hurry or traveling but still want decent coffee, this is worth a shot. Definitely better than most hotel/airplane coffee.

    Cupping Method:Steeped teabag (coffee bag?), 207 degree water for 5 min

    9 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1082 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.00 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.00 - Value

    4.00 - Finish

    4.00 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    4.00 - Balance

    I recently tried the Social Dog Blend by Chamberlain Coffee, founded by the mega influencer Emma Chamberlain. With a summer of travel coming up, I was excited to try this blend, particularly in the convenient, steeped format. Here's my verdict: not bad at all!

    The Social Dog Blend doesn't possess a standout character that sets it apart from micro-roaster specialty coffee. Still, it offers a smooth and nutty flavor profile that is relatively well-balanced. Upon savoring each sip, I noticed hints of chocolate and peanuts, which accurately describe the overall taste.

    One of the highlights of this coffee is its steeped format. It's incredibly easy and convenient to prepare, making it a good choice for those on the go. Compared to the average coffee served on airplanes or in hotels, the steeped Social Dog Blend version is undoubtedly a significant improvement. It delivers a satisfying and enjoyable cup of coffee. It's also organic.

    Overall, I found the Social Dog Blend a pleasant coffee experience. While it may not possess exceptional characteristics, it compensates with its smoothness, nuttiness, and relatively balanced flavor. The convenient steeped format makes it a reliable choice for those looking for a quick and hassle-free coffee option, surpassing the quality of typical airplane and hotel coffee.

    Also, Emma seems lovely!

    Cupping Method:Steeped

    9 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Victoria S-C

    398 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.00 - Average

    Quite pleasant

    Cupping Method:Ted made it for me in Madrid

    9 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1082 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.00 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    3.50 - Flavor

    3.50 - Acidity

    4.00 - Balance

    Chamberlain Coffee's Night Owl Blend offers an intriguing combination of beans from Peru, Guatemala, and Sumatra. It comes in an individual seal pack and a high quality fabric steeping bag.

    Upon opening the bag, you're immediately met with an earthy, rich smell, indicative of its robust origins. There’s a subtle hint of peanuts that's noticeable, complemented by a touch of chocolate. The flavor is reminiscent of the typical diner or coffee shop dark roast, which means it's familiar and straightforward.

    While many dark roasts tend to have a prominent bitter edge, the Night Owl Blend keeps it in check. There’s a slight woody taste, but it’s not dominant or off-putting. What’s notable is how it finishes: clean and without any lingering aftertaste. This makes it a good choice for those who prefer a straightforward dark roast without any overly complex flavor notes.

    For me Chamberlain Coffee's Night Owl Blend offers a solid dark roast/donut shop type experience with a rating of 4 out of 5 stars. It’s a blend that will appeal to those looking for a simple, clean dark roast.

    Cupping Method:Steepable bag

    8 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Emily Schadler

    93 roasts rated, avg score of 4.24

    3.00 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    3.00 - Finish

    2.50 - Flavor

    3.00 - Acidity

    3.50 - Balance

    I prepared this single serve using the hot brewing instructions on the package, but the flavor was more weak than I was anticipating. Otherwise, it was balanced and smooth, convenient, and had a wonderful aroma out of the package.

    Cupping Method:single serve, hot brew

    6 months ago · See more from Emily
  • Scott Greenaway

    133 roasts rated, avg score of 4.25

    3.00 - Average

    2.50 - Aroma

    3.00 - Value

    3.00 - Finish

    3.00 - Flavor

    3.00 - Acidity

    2.00 - Balance

    I want to love these single serve bags because they are so convenient, but so far, they have not been my favorites. This one was weak even when brewed according to instructions and felt too flat. I might try this as cold brew next time and see if that works better.

    Cupping Method:Single serve brew bag

    6 months ago · See more from Scott
  • Scott Greenaway

    133 roasts rated, avg score of 4.25

    2.50 - Average

    2.50 - Aroma

    3.50 - Finish

    2.50 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    3.00 - Balance

    This was my first time trying steeped bag coffee (I used hot water brewing method). This brew, unfortunately, came across as weak and bland. It was a smooth, even drink with low acidity and no bitterness, but limited flavor.

    Cupping Method:steeped bag in hot water

    9 months ago · See more from Scott

Editor's Overview

In the digital era, various online personalities have ventured into the business world, leveraging their significant follower counts to launch new products. In the realm of caffeinated beverages, one standout example is Chamberlain Coffee, a brand developed and promoted by the well-known influencer Emma Chamberlain. We approached Chamberlain Coffee with a bit of caution, but it's won our editorial group over, especially their convenience formats, which are executed with care, quality, and a sustainable ethos. Chamberlain grew rapidly from its formation in 2019, and has been fueled by venture/PE dollars.

Key existing investors, such as venture builder Blazar Capital, founder and investor Emma Chamberlain, and United Talent Agency, continue to lead the funding round. Additionally, growth equity firm Volition Capital, known for supporting numerous brands with passionate followings, joins as a new investor. Other new investors include Electric Feel Ventures, a next-generation beverage accelerator, and Noah Bremen, the founder of PLTFRM.

Emma Chamberlain is a popular figure in the digital realm, known for her candid, unfiltered style that resonates with young audiences worldwide. With millions of followers across platforms like YouTube and Instagram, Chamberlain has developed a strong personal brand characterized by authenticity and relatability.

Chamberlain Coffee is a direct extension of her personal brand. Launched in 2019, the company was born from Chamberlain's well-documented love for coffee. In her words, coffee is "literally the only thing [she] cares about," a sentiment that resonates with her fanbase. Beyond that, Chamberlain Coffee has leveraged that foothold and gained significant distribution. Some of their formats, especially, convenience ones like steeped coffee, have gained significant traction on Amazon.

The product line of Chamberlain Coffee reflects Emma's preference for organic and fair-trade practices. The brand initially launched with a single product: a blend of organic coffee packed in steeped bags. These innovative coffee bags are designed to be as easy to use as tea bags, offering a novel approach to brewing coffee that's both convenient and environmentally friendly.

Since its initial launch, Chamberlain Coffee has expanded its product line significantly. Today, the brand offers a variety of organic coffee blends available in whole bean, ground, and steeped bag formats. The coffee blends have unique flavor profiles, ranging from light roasts with fruity undertones to dark roasts with notes of chocolate and spice.

Chamberlain Coffee also offers branded merchandise, including apparel, mugs, and reusable tote bags. The designs echo Emma's quirky, relatable style, and they frequently sell out quickly, highlighting the brand's popularity among her followers.

One of the key aspects of Chamberlain Coffee is its commitment to ethical and sustainable practices. The coffee is sourced from organic farms that practice fair trade, ensuring that the farmers receive a fair price for their labor. Furthermore, the steeped coffee bags are made from renewable materials and are fully compostable, reflecting a conscientious effort to minimize environmental impact.

The reception to Chamberlain Coffee has been varied. Many consumers praise the coffee for its flavor and the convenience of the steeped coffee bags. Fans of Emma Chamberlain appreciate the brand's authenticity, seeing it as an extension of Emma's own personality and values. They also commend the brand's commitment to ethical sourcing and sustainable practices.

-Ted Chan, Managing Editor
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