It’s not always easy to shop for the coffee lover in your life. Their tastes can be fickle, their methods obscure and arcane. But with Black Friday and Cyber Monday upon us, a broad array of coffee making tools and accessories are on sale. We’ve rounded up the best of the best here, from small accessories that any coffee lover would adore, to big powerful professional-grade machines that can produce world-class espresso at the push of a button.
Here are our picks for the best Black Friday coffee maker deals, including coffee gear, espresso machines, and more.
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Coffee Subscription Deal
Atlas Coffee Club
Photograph: Atlas Coffee
Atlas Coffee Club is one of our favorite coffee subscription services, and right now you can get your first bag free if you’re a new customer.
Coffee Maker Deals
DeLonghi La Specialista Prestigio Espresso Machine
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.
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 form factor for easily slipping onto crowded countertops.
VacOne Coffee Air Brewer
Photograph: Vac Coffee
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 code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout (as the final step, after entering your shipping info) to get 25 percent off.
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 Alexa and Google Home, so you can turn it on with your voice from the bedroom while you hide under the covers.
Target, Amazon, Best Buy (White/Blue Design)
If your giftee is coffee-pod-curious, the Keurig K-Mini is a good starter machine. It’s small enough to fit in cramped kitchens, and at this price it’s a good option for dorms, studio apartments, and small offices.
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. 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.
Grinder and Accessory Deals
Hario Skerton Plus Hand Grinder
Photograph: Seattle Coffee Gear
The Hario Skerton Plus hand grinder is one of our top coffee grinder picks, and the best pick for camping enthusiasts or frequent flyers. With this crank-action grinder, you can grind up half a cup of fine grounds in just under two minutes using only your own two hands. It might not be the best pick for a French press, which requires really coarse grounds. It’s a better choice for fans of pour over, drip coffee, or Turkish-style camp coffee.
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.
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.
Amazon, Seattle Coffee Gear
This is an adorable porcelain pour-over set that comes with a little tray to keep things tidy. Perfect for the coffee lover in your life. Also a great addition to any countertop. There’s something soothing about bringing out a little tray and brewing yourself a small cup of coffee in the afternoon.
This is one of my favorite travel mugs and Hydro Flask’s Tumbler is on our list of Best Travel Mugs. The 6-ounce size is just right for a cup of coffee, and the secure lid lets you take it with you on a walk. It also comes in larger sizes (12 and 24 ounces) that are more manageable than the typical oversize travel mugs. Great for camping too.
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, they’re 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 the wooden collar that fits over nearly any size mug, as well as a pack of filters shaped specifically for this dripper.
More WIRED Black Friday CoverageRetailer Sale Pages and CouponsWant to browse the early Black Friday 2021 sales yourself? Here are a few places offering deals. Be sure to check out our many buying guides and gift guides for additional ideas.
- Amazon Sale
- Target Sale, Coupons
- Walmart Sale, Coupons
- Bed, Bath, and Beyond Sale, Coupons
- REI Get Up Get Out Sale
- Best Buy Sale, Coupons
- QVC Sale, Coupons
- Kohl’s, Coupons
- Moosejaw Sale, Coupons
- Adorama Sale, Coupons