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 trying to sort them all out, so we’ve done that for you. Here are the best deals on coffee equipment, espresso machines, coffee subscriptions, and more.
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Updated July 13: We’ve added a bunch of new deals, from machines and grinders to mugs.
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mr. Coffee One Touch
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mr. Coffee’s One-Touch is our top pick for latte and cappuccino machines. WIRED review director Jeffrey Van Camp says he gets the best espresso out of almost anything — he even tested it with standard Maxwell House coffee and produced an acceptable espresso. But you won’t get the same rich taste as Breville machines, but as you can see below, this one is much more affordable.
The Barista is a stripped-down version of the One-Touch above, but it’s still a solid machine for just $200 when not discounted. It’s more tacky than the One-Touch, so you’ll need to hold it steady while twisting the portafilter into place. Van Camp noted that milk was a little more frothy than he’d like.
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 in particular is great.
This version of the La Specialista takes up more counter space, if you will. But it stomps your ground for you and there are a few presets here too. Like the version above, there is a built-in grinder and a separate water spout.
Breville Barista Express
The Breville Barista Express is one of our top picks for high-end espresso machines with a built-in grinder. It’s expensive, but it does everything. It includes a grinder for the fine, consistent grind you need for great espresso, and combines that with the renowned Breville build quality. This machine is built like a tank. The exterior is stainless steel, the knobs and knobs 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 has a secondary spout for brewing a single cup of coffee (and it even fits into most travel mugs so you can put your mug there the night before work). It is well made for its price and makes good coffee. No bells or whistles here.
Cuisinart’s programmable coffee maker is another good option if you’re looking for a solid daily driver for brewing a standard cup of coffee. The automatic features work great, making it super easy to set up the night before. One of my favorite things about drip coffee makers like this one is the way it fills your home with the smell of freshly brewed coffee. Thanks to the automatic timer, you wake up to that smell every morning.
While it’s not technically an espresso machine, as it doesn’t produce up to 15 bar of pressure during brewing, Bialetti’s Moka pots brew a strong cup of coffee that’s comparable to espresso. Being a percolator on a stovetop, it requires no power to function, making it a good choice for camping.
Chances are you’ve seen these kettles on the counter of your favorite cafe. Fellow’s Stagg EKG Kettle has a long, narrow gooseneck for precise control when you’re brewing coffee pours, but it’s also a great kettle for everyday use and looks great on almost any countertop.
It’s easy to think you’ll never need a portable 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 great for whipping cream, mixing cocktails, and more.
Following in the footsteps of its namesake, the Instant Pot Milk Frother is basically a multi-function device that can heat, steam, froth or whisk your milk to just about any consistency you can imagine. It’s also a cute little countertop appliance and fits nicely next to any coffee maker.
Sometimes you need to take your coffee to go, and Contigo’s AutoSeal makes it easy to sip with one hand, especially for the car. A button on the side of the lid reveals the opening, but you can also lock that button to open.
Ember mugs are controlled through the Ember app, where you can set your preferred temperature from 120 to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. An LED light indicates when it has reached the correct temperature and stays that way for 80 minutes. The 10-ounce version is discounted to $110 ($20 off) and it has an additional 10 minutes of battery life.
Hario Skerton Pro
The Skerton Pro is our favorite manual grinder. You get ground beans quickly, in a consistent, fine grind. However, it is not the best choice for French press brewing (see the Fellow Ode below). WIRED senior reviewer Scott Gilbertson noted that the silicone grip was constantly falling off until he threw it all away — it’s not necessary anyway.
The Fellow Ode grinds beans coarse enough for French press, pour-over or drip brew and it’s the best flat-burr grinder we’ve tried. Flat grinders are more consistent and stay cleaner. That’s what most coffee shops use. Although they are usually quite expensive like this one but it is also solid metal and quite nice to look at.
For cold brew
Primula Cold Brew Ice Coffee Maker
This is one of our favorite cold brew makers. It can make up to 32 ounces of coffee at a time: all you need to do is pour coarsely ground coffee into the basket, pour some cold water over it and refrigerate for about 24 hours. Cold brewers are a life saver during heat waves, especially because you can stock up before the heat really hits.
Some great beans
Photo: Atlas Coffee
Atlas Coffee Club is on our list of the best coffee subscriptions, and for good reason. Not only does the subscription make it easy to keep your home stocked with freshly roasted coffee beans, but depending on the options you choose during checkout, you can get all kinds of different coffees delivered straight to your door. In our opinion, the best way to find the best coffee for you is to try a lot 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 sample pack containing four 1.8 ounce bags of ground coffee. However, if you really like them, you’ll save by opting for the subscription in the future.