Shopping for a coffee lover in your life? Or maybe you’ve been thinking of upgrading the way you make coffee at home. Whatever the case, Cyber Monday has brought us a number of deals on coffee-making tools and accessories. We’ve rounded up the best discounts on WIRED favorites, from a free bag of beans to a powerful professional-grade machine.
Updated Monday, November 29: We added the Solis Barista Perfetta + Eureka Mignon Notte espresso machine and grinder deal, and struck out the bottomless portafilter deal as it’s temporarily unavailable.
Coffee Subscription Deals
Atlas Coffee Club is one of our favorite coffee subscription services, and right now you can get your first month’s bag sent to you for free if you’re a new customer. You get single-origin beans from a different country every month, along with postcards and tasting notes. Atlas also lets you customize your order; you can get ground coffee or whole beans, light or dark roasts, and the frequency of delivery. If you’re already a subscriber, you can save up to $55 by gifting a subscription.
Another one of our favorite coffee subscription services, Trade, offers a wide variety of different beans and blends, plus it has some of the best customer service around. You can also choose to get $25 off your first six bags. Trade is also offering 10 percent off coffee gifts.
Subscription service Grounds and Hounds not only has some of our favorite dark roasts, but it also gives 20 percent of its profits to animal shelters.
Dripkit isn’t a traditional coffee subscription service. Instead of sending you a bag of coffee that you then need to put into a coffee maker, the company sends you pour-over packets that you can set atop your mug. Just pour boiling water over it and you’re good to go. It’s startlingly delicious, and the cardboard drippers can be recycled. You can subscribe or just order packs of five or 10.
Coffee Maker Deals
A solid, high-end espresso machine, the Specialista looks gorgeous on any countertop. It’s also exceedingly well made, with a body that’s almost entirely crafted from solid metal. A burr grinder is built in; just dump whole beans into the hopper, then grind on demand. It’s a competitor for the Breville Barista Pro, another of our faves.
This deal pairs the pared-down but rock-solid Solis Barista Perfetta with one of Eureka’s powerful burr grinders. It’s an exciting bundle, and contains everything you’ll need to get into (or step up) an espresso rig. A good burr grinder is one of the first things you should buy after you pick up a new espresso machine, being able to grind your own coffee fine enough for espresso makes a huge difference in flavor. Between the grinder and the machine your kitchen counter will become a cute little espresso bar in no time.
An automated coffee machine makes any morning a bit better. This one has a broad nozzle to shower the grounds evenly with hot water during the brew cycle, ensuring an even and flavorful extraction.
This isn’t your father’s coffee maker, but it follows in that venerable and likely weathered machine’s footsteps. Simple and straightforward, it has an automatic brew timer, a setting to adjust brew strength, and a compact design for easily slipping onto crowded countertops.
Got a big family? This coffee maker (9/10, WIRED Recommends) can make eight cups of coffee. Just add water, your coffee, and your precious drink will flow right into the carafe. It knows how to brew it at the right temperature for the right length of time too.
This is our favorite cold brew coffee maker. It’s dead simple to use and brews 32 ounces of cold brew coffee. The resulting taste isn’t too gritty due to the mesh basket filter, and it’s very easy to clean the whole thing when you’re done. See our Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers guide for more.
If you’re a drip coffee connoisseur, this machine will turn your morning cup into a sip of heaven. It has a broad nozzle for evenly dripping water over the grounds, and it also features a little knob for increasing or decreasing the strength of the brew. Plus, it’s Wi-Fi enabled and integrates with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can turn it on with your voice from the bedroom while you hide under the covers.
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This deal was slightly better on Black Friday, but this is still a solid discount. The VacOne (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a rather unique brewer. It uses an electric pump to create a vacuum inside the included glass carafe, extracting the brewing coffee from the bottom of the brewing chamber after it’s steeped as long as you like. Besides offering you more control, this method keeps the bitter oils from mixing into the coffee, resulting in a less bitter cup. Use the promo code at checkout (as the final step, after entering your shipping info) to get 15 percent off.
Breville’s Infuser espresso machine is a solid mid-range machine. It’s built with Breville’s signature style and quality, it feels solid and doesn’t move around easily when you’re using it. Plus it includes a pressure gauge, which is important for dialing your espresso shots—if the pressure is too high, your grounds are too tightly packed, or too finely ground; if the pressure is too low, then your grounds might be too coarse or not tightly packed enough. It’s a great feature and one I use every day on Breville’s other machines.
A solid all-around espresso machine from DeLonghi, it features a single boiler, steamer wand, and everything you need to pull a good shot of espresso. It’s good for small spaces and home use. It lacks the pro-grade features (shot timer, temperature gauge) you’d get on more expensive models, but it’s still quite capable.
A top pick in our guide to the Best Portable Espresso Makers, we note the Flair Signature as the least portable, but it makes the best-tasting espresso. It’s easy to use, built like a tank, and very easy to clean. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen recently.
Here’s another mid-range espresso machine built to last, without any unnecessary gimmicks. The Solis Barista Perfetta is super compact and narrow, perfect for small kitchen counters. We haven’t tested this exact model, but its features suggest it falls right around in line with the Breville Bambino Plus, another slimline espresso machine with basic yet robust functionality.
Sometimes you just need a perfect pour-over set for one or two cups of coffee. That’s where the Fellow Stagg pour-over set comes in. It includes a dual-walled glass carafe and a small metal dripper with an included lid that pulls double duty as providing storage (making it great for traveling) and measurements for grounds. This deal is also available at Crate & Barrel.
Grinder and Accessory Deals
This isn’t much of a discount, but Origami drippers are flying off the shelves right now, and for good reason. They’re expertly crafted, gorgeous, and since they have a smaller hole at the bottom to better control the flow of liquid during brewing, they make a great cup of coffee. Crafting a cup of pour-over coffee with one of these is one of the most peaceful and meditative brewing experiences. This bundle includes a wooden collar that fits over nearly any size mug, as well as a pack of filters shaped specifically for this dripper.
One of the best ways to up your espresso game is by investing in a burr grinder. The Solis Scala is a good entry-level model—relatively affordable without compromising on grind quality. Its internal burrs will grind your coffee evenly to ensure an even and consistent extraction.
A bottomless portafilter is a great way to judge and improve the technique you’re using to pull your daily espresso shot. Since it lacks the spout you’d traditionally find on the bottom of a portafilter, you can more easily see if the coffee is extracting evenly and smoothly.
Love making cappuccinos and lattes? Then you’ll love this. The NanoFoamer is our favorite handheld milk frother. It can texture your milk perfectly into a creamy top thanks to the two included NanoScreens. You can read more about it in our Best Latte and Cappuccino Machines guide.
Most espresso machines come with a tamp, but they’re usually pretty cheap or flimsy. To ensure an even pack on your espresso, you should invest in a solid and weighty tamp like this one.
This is an expensive coffee grinder, but its flat burrs are perfectly suited to getting you a coarse but even grind. It’s intended for use with nearly every coffee preparation; The flat burrs excel at getting an even, semi-fine grind for drip or pour-over, but they’re not as well suited for the powdery consistency you want for espresso. If you’re looking to up your pour-over game, this grinder is one way to do it. You will absolutely taste the difference.
The Fellow EKG Gooseneck electric kettle is one of our favorites for everyday coffee preparation. Whether you’re brewing yourself some pourover, using a French press, or a ceramic dripper, the long narrow spout will give you the control over your water that you really need to make sure your grounds are covered evenly. Plus, it looks great on any countertop.
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Kiriko is a small Portland company specializing in curated home goods and vintage Japanese textiles. It has a surprisingly robust selection of coffee and tea-related goods, including one of my favorite ceramic coffee drippers, and these adorable handmade mugs that keep your coffee warm for longer than the usual mass-produced mugs do.
This article was firstly published here, and it was adapted for our blog for our section about Espresso.