14 Pittsburgh Coffee Roasters Who Can Ship You Coffee

Quarantined and craving that good (local) coffee? Our roundup shows how you can get your favorite cup of joe (shipped to you) while social distancing.

by Aadam Soorma
March 20, 2020

Working from home? Craving a good cup of (local) coffee?

We rounded up a list of the Pittsburgh-based coffee roasters who are able to ship beans directly to you.

Whether you’re grinding whole bean and going into a French press; or using a stovetop Moka pot; or pouring over through a Chemex; or even just using a filter for good ole drip coffee.

Here’s the roundup of where to order your local joe and have it shipped directly to your home.

La Prima Espresso Co

La Prima Espresso
La Prima Espresso offers $5 shipping on all coffee ordered through their website. Photo: Cole Bradley

Open Since: 1988

Do they roast their own beans: Yes

Pro Tip: We recommend Miscela Bar – this is La Prima’s flagship espresso blend at their Strip District location and can easily be ground and run for conventional drip coffee. Longtime La Prima fans can attest for this readily available, light roast coffee.

Online Ordering: Simply head to the La Prima website and click on the ‘Shop’ dropdown menu. Whole bean coffee is shipped directly from La Prima’s roaster (in the Chateau section of the Northside). Shipping is $5 and orders arrive via USPS.

Convive Coffee Roasters

https://www.instagram.com/p/B96n3oihP8G/

Open Since: 2013

Do they roast their own beans: Yes

Pro Tip: We recommend Folksy – the house blend. Can’t go wrong with this smooth, well balanced coffee.

Online Ordering: Place coffee orders via the Convive website OR use the ‘Joe’ mobile app on iOS or Android for pre-paid carry out.

KLVN Coffee Lab

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9zmIQvBuqy/

Open Since: Their Hamilton Ave storefront opened in February 2020. They have been roasting locally since 2016.

Do they roast their own beans: Yes

Pro Tip: KLVN specializes in single-origin, single-note coffees (not blends). You can’t go wrong with ANY of their single origins. We recommend all of them.

Online Ordering: Place orders directly through the KLVN website.

Zeke’s Coffee

https://www.instagram.com/p/B99N2pvBYZ4/

Open Since: 2011

Do they roast their own beans: Yes

Pro Tip: Zeke’s is accepting orders til Friday March 20. We recommend hurrying if you’re looking to place an order.

Online Ordering: Delivery is available through DoorDash OR you can place an order for pickup via the Zeke’s website until Friday, March 20.

Commonplace Coffee

Open Since: 2003

Do they roast their own beans: Yes

Pro Tip: If you need half & half (milk, cream, etc) the Commonplace team is sitting on a surplus of their dairy at the moment (due to the Coronavirus closures). Drop them a note on social media to connect about picking some up at a discounted rate.

Online Ordering: Place orders directly through the Commonplace website ($5 flat rate shipping for orders under $50).

Coffee Tree Roasters

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1UBiPXBLbI/

Open Since: 1993

Do they roast their own beans: Yes

Pro Tip: Coffee Tree offers both whole bean and ground coffee (if you don’t have a grinder at home). Simply toggle through the selections on their website and indicate ground coffee and they’ll take care of it for you.

Online Ordering: Place orders directly through the Coffee Tree website.

De Fer Coffee & Tea

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5vJGTLB09S/

Open Since: 2017

Do they roast their own beans: Yes

Pro Tip: Free shipping on all orders over $45 AND free local delivery to the following zip codes:

15206 • 15208 • 15232 • 15217

Online Ordering: Place orders directly through the De Fer website.

Steel Valley Roasters

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8d3ms5hN58/

Open Since: 2017

Do they roast their own beans: Yes

Pro Tip: Again, you can indicate ground versus whole bean when placing an online order.

Online Ordering: Place orders directly through the Steel Valley Roasters website.

Allegheny Coffee & Tea

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9xJZgkhDIU/

Open Since: 2012

Do they roast their own beans: Yes

Pro Tip: Allegheny Coffee & Tea has an expansive web offering. Take your time browsing the selection of coffee, teas, syrups and gift cards.

Online Ordering: Place orders directly through the Allegheny Coffee & Tea website.

Nicholas Coffee Co

Open Since: 1919

Do they roast their own beans: Yes

Pro Tip: If you’re into flavored coffee, Nicholas is your one-stop-shop for ALL the flavors. They also sell decaf, tea and roasted peanuts too. Also – use coupon code FreeShipping at checkout (on orders over $50) and your UPS Ground order will ship for free.

Online Ordering: Place orders directly through the Nicholas Coffee Co website.

Mechanic Coffee Co

https://www.instagram.com/p/B92NLNFBzx1/

Open Since: 2016

Do they roast their own beans: Yes

Pro Tip: In the event that you need your coffee or espresso equipment serviced, their sister company (Espresso Analysts) offers equipment repair. You can connect with them via the Mechanic Coffee website.

Online Ordering: Place orders directly through the Mechanic Coffee website.

Beaver Falls Coffee and Tea

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9xaTg4J213/

Open Since: 2006

Do they roast their own beans: Yes

Pro Tip: Beaver Falls Coffee offers a sweet looking “indoor / outdoor mobile espresso bar” in case you were looking to book them for a private party or event.

Online Ordering: Place orders directly through the Beaver Falls Coffee e-commerce website.

Also, check out this slick Vine (HOLY THROWBACK) of the Beaver Falls team “biking smoothies”

Prestogeorge Coffee & Tea

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0Y4W07BG1K/

Open Since: early 1960s

Do they roast their own beans: Yes

Pro Tip: Prestogeorge is one of the oldest continuous coffee roasting companies in Pittsburgh. With over 200 coffees and 300 loose teas, their team boasts an impressive selection and track record. Orders over $75 ship for free.

Online Ordering: Place orders directly through the Prestogeorge website or use the “call ahead” service if you’re passing through the Strip District; they will safely prepare your order for social distance appropriate pickup.

Redstart Roasters

https://www.facebook.com/redstartroasters/photos/a.414065492285469/1060877484270930/?type=3&theater

Open Since: 2017

Do they roast their own beans: Yes

Pro Tip: If you’ve visited the cafes at HLane Dry Goods & Coffee (Swissvale) or Pear & The Pickle (Troy Hill), then there’s a good chance you’ve had Redstart. A small-batch roaster focused on sustainable growing practices that affect bird habitats, Redstart (in Point Breeze) received a nice write up this past fall in Next Pittsburgh.

Online Ordering: Place orders directly through the Redstart website.

 

In 2012, Aadam moved to Pittsburgh. He's currently parked (sans chair) in Lawrenceville and plans to stay a while. On the weekends, you'll find him driving a small green bus (Porter Tours) as he leads tours at local breweries. Got a fun story idea? DMs are open: @asoorma.

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