Amazon’s Prime Day has finally arrived and that means deals on just about everything. It’s a deluge of deals, a veritable apocalypse of deals, and it can be really overwhelming to try and sort through them all, so we’ve done that for you. Here are the best deals on coffee gear, espresso machines, coffee subscriptions, and more.
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The Barista is a pared-down version of the One-Touch above, but it’s still a solid machine for only $200 when not discounted. It’s more plasticky than the One-Touch, so you’ll have to steady it as your twist the portafilter into place. Van Camp noted that milk was a bit foamier than he prefers.
This is an upgraded version of the Cafe Barista. Mr. Coffee’s One-Touch is our top pick for latte and cappuccino machines. WIRED reviewer Jeffrey Van Camp says it pulls as nice an espresso as it can from almost anything—he even tested it with standard Maxwell House coffee and it outputted an acceptable espresso. But it doesn’t get you quite the same rich flavor as Breville machines do, but as you can see below, this one is much more affordable.
This mid-range espresso machine is a step-up from De’Longhi’s Stilosa that we recommend in our guide. It has a built-in burr grinder and a few presets—the Americano preset is especially great.
This version of the La Specialista takes up more counter space—it’s a chonk, if you will. But it tamps your grounds for you and there’s a few presets here too. Like the version above, there’s a built-in burr grinder and separate water spout.
The Breville Barista Express is one of our top picks for high-end espresso machines that include a built-in grinder. It’s spendy, but it does everything. It includes a burr grinder for the fine consistent grind you need for great espresso, and pairs that with the famous Breville build quality. This machine is built like a tank. The exterior is stainless steel, the knobs and buttons all feel solid and durable. It’s like the Cuisinart Stand Mixer of espresso machines: expensive but built to last.
Sometimes you just need a plain old automatic coffee maker, and one of our favorites is the Hamilton Beach 2-Way. It’s a standard drip coffee machine, but also includes a secondary spout for brewing a single cup of coffee (and it even fits most travel mugs, so you can set your mug there the night before work). It’s well made for its price point, and brews good coffee. No bells or whistles here.
Cuisinart’s Programmable Coffee Maker is another good option if you’re looking for a solid everyday driver for brewing a standard cup of coffee. The automatic functions work great, making it super easy to get set up the night before. One of my favorite things about drip coffee makers like this one is the way it fills your house with the smell of fresh brewed coffee. The automatic timer means you’ll get to wake up to that smell every morning.
While not technically an espresso machine since it doesn’t produce up to 15 bars of pressure during brewing, Bialetti’s Moka pots brew a potent cup of coffee comparable to espresso. Since it’s a stovetop percolator, it doesn’t need power to function, making it a good pick for camping.
Chances are you’ve seen these kettles sitting on the countertop at your favorite cafe. Fellow’s Stagg EKG electric kettle has a long narrow gooseneck for precise control when you’re brewing pour-over coffee, but it’s also a great everyday electric kettle and looks great on just about any countertop.
It’s easy to think you’ll never need a handheld milk frother, but let me tell you, it’s a great kitchen utensil to have on hand. Not only can it quickly whip everyday milk into a creamy froth, it’s also great for whipping cream, mixing cocktails, and more.
Following in the footsteps of its namesake, the Instant Pot Milk Frother is actually a multifunction device that can heat, steam, froth, or whip your milk to just about any consistency you can imagine. It’s also a cute little countertop appliance and tucks in nicely beside any coffee machine.
Sometimes you need to take your coffee to go, and Contigo’s AutoSeal makes one-handed sipping easy, especially for in the car. A button on the side of the lid reveals the opening, but you can also lock that button from opening too.
Ember mugs have a battery and keep your coffee warm all the time. They’re controlled via the Ember app, where you can set your desired temperature from 120 to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. An LED light indicates when it’s reached the right temperature, and it will stay that way for 80 minutes. The 10-ounce version is discounted to $110 ($20 off) and that one has an additional 10 minutes of battery life.
The Skerton Pro is our favorite manual grinder. You’ll get ground beans quickly, in a consistent, fine grind. It’s not the best choice for French press brewing, though (see the Fellow Ode below for that). WIRED senior reviewer Scott Gilbertson noted that the silicone grip constantly fell off until he discarded it entirely—it isn’t necessary anyway.
The Fellow Ode grinds beans coarse enough for French press, pour-over, or drip brewing and it’s the best flat-burr grinder we tried. Flat-burr grinders are more consistent and stay cleaner. They’re what most coffee shops use. Though they’re typically quite expensive, as this one is, but it’s also solid metal and quite nice to look at.
For Cold Brew
This is one of our favorite cold brew makers. It can make up to 32-ounces of coffee at a time: All you have to do is pour coarse grounds into the little basket, pour some cold water over it, and stick the whole thing in the fridge for about 24 hours. Cold brew makers are lifesavers during heat waves, especially since you can stock up before the heat actually hits.
Some Great Beans
Atlas Coffee Club is on our best coffee subscriptions list, and for good reason. Not only does the subscription make it easy to keep your home well-stocked on fresh-roast coffee beans, but depending on which options you choose during checkout you can get all kinds of different coffees shipped straight to your door. In our opinion, the best way to find the best coffee for you is to just try a bunch of different coffees. Atlas makes that super easy and approachable.
You don’t have to commit to a monthly subscription to try great beans. Atlas also has a sampler pack with four 1.8-ounce bags of ground coffee. If you end up really like them though, you’ll save by opting for the subscription in the future.