affiliate disclosure

As a coffee aficionado, I aim to help you navigate the fascinating world of specialty coffee. In doing so, I often recommend products that I truly believe in. Some of these product links are affiliate links, which means I may earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase – at no additional cost to you.

What are Affiliate Links

Affiliate links are special URLs that track the referral of a customer from my website to an online store. When you click on these links and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission. These earnings help support the operations of The Coffee Chronicler, allowing me to continue writing and making videos about coffee.

Besides display ads, affiliate links are one of the least intrusive ways for creators to monetize their content. As you might be aware, I don’t accept sponsorship offers in the main categories where I publish reviews (coffee brewing gear broadly), so ads and affiliates are a welcome source of revenue.

Affiliate Programs and Their Relevance

I’m participating in various affiliate programs like Amazon, Impact Radius, and Shareasale. I’m also part of programs by individual brands and vendors such as Fellow, Kruve, Miicoffee, Prima Coffee, and Chris Coffee. These partnerships are carefully selected to ensure they align with the quality and relevance of content you can expect from this site.

Transparent Earnings Disclaimer

I believe in transparency. Thus, I want you to know that while I do earn a commission from purchases made through affiliate links, this does not influence the price you pay for the product. My recommendations are based on my personal experience and belief in the quality of the products, not the potential earnings.

Commitment to Honest Reviews

My reviews are straightforward, highlighting both the good and the bad. Your trust in my recommendations is paramount, and I take this responsibility seriously.

If I mindlessly praised every product, I’d quickly lose my audience’s trust. Endorsing products for a small commission is short-sighted, especially considering that most affiliate programs offer commissions between 1-5%. My reviews share the good and the bad – this is a fact well-known to my long-time readers. I don’t mince my words if I think a product has flaws and shortcomings.

There are a handful of dubious products in the coffee niche that offer significant commissions, but I avoid those because they don’t match my personal taste preference, which lies firmly in what can be described as “specialty coffee”.

I recommend only brands I’d personally use or suggest to a friend or a family member. Take the Timemore C2, for instance: it’s not my daily-use grinder, as I have access to more expensive, high-end options. But for a quality, budget-friendly grinder, it’s my top recommendation to people near and dear to me – and by extension, to my readers.

When my mom was looking for a new espresso machine a couple of years ago, I recommended exactly the same entry-level machine I generally recommend to most of my readers in this price bracket (the Breville Bambino Plus, in case you’re wondering).

Moreover, most affiliate programs withdraw commissions if a product is returned. There’s no incentive for me to recommend subpar products, neither personally nor financially.

Privacy Considerations

Your privacy matters. While using affiliate links, your information is protected in accordance with our Privacy Policy. I encourage you to read it for a detailed understanding of how your data is handled.

Invitation to Contact

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of affiliate links, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via the Contact Page. I’m here to help and ensure your experience on The Coffee Chronicler is always positive.

Adherence to Program and FTC Requirements

I am committed to complying with the requirements of all affiliate programs I participate in, as well as the guidelines set forth by the Federal Trade Commission. Upholding these standards is crucial to maintaining the integrity of The Coffee Chronicler.