29 Best Black Friday Coffee Deals (2023): Fellow Gear, Coffee Beans, Espresso Machines


There’s nothing quite like walking around in crisp autumn weather with a hot coffee in your hands—unless it’s a coffee you brewed yourself, at home, with shiny new coffee gear. Black Friday coffee deals are here, and it’s a great time to score savings on the tools you need to upgrade your rig, whether that’s an espresso machine or a French press. If you’re overwhelmed by the glut of deals on coffee gear out there, you’re in the right place. Here we’ve curated exceptional sales on coffee gear the WIRED Gear team has tested, vetted, and put through the paces.

We test products year-round and handpicked these deals. The discount amounts we show are based on actual street prices at retailers in the past few months. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be crossed out. We’ll update this guide periodically.

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Coffee and Espresso Machine Deals

Check out our Best Espresso Machines and Best Automated Espresso and Cappuccino Machines guides for other recommendations.

Photograph: Delonghi

A good budget espresso machine is a rare find, but this one is our favorite. You’ll get a solid portafilter, a reliable steam pump, and a steaming wand in a pretty compact body. Unlike other cheap machines we tried, the Stilosa didn’t show signs of slowing down. WIRED reviewer Medea Giordano was gifted this after she got married and says it’s easy to use whether you want to brew espresso or just stream milk for coffee, and it takes up very little room on your counter.

This humble little espresso machine is fully capable of not only pulling great coffee but steaming your milk for you. It’s semi-automated, and to achieve that it has a milk container you fill up and keep in the fridge—not on the counter, unless you want your coffee with a side of funk. During testing, WIRED contributor Jeffrey Van Camp found that you need to keep the container pretty clean, giving it a deep clean at least once a week. But other than that, it’s a pretty solid little machine, especially for anyone who’s in a hurry in the morning.

Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista

Photograph: Mr. Coffee

This is the less expensive version of the Mr. Coffee One-Touch. It’s made of lighter materials, so it’s a bit more plasticky, and you really have to hold it in place when you’re wrenching your portafilter into place. But other than that, it will still steam your milk for you (with a small container you keep in the fridge). It foamed up the milk more than our writer Jeff Van Camp liked, but if you’re a fan of foam (like me), this is a good pick.

This coffee maker (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is more advanced than you’d think at first glance. It uses a pair of boilers and three different brewing speeds to make excellent coffee. It looks like the 8-cup brewer on steroids and has three different brew sizes: small brews (2 to 4 cups), medium brews (5 to 8 cups), and large brews (9 to 12 cups).

Low on caffeine—and counter space? The K-Express is a mere 6.5 inches wide and 12 inches deep, yet its 36-fluid-ounce, removable reservoir holds enough water to make a round of coffee for you and your friends without having to constantly refill it. Just do the planet a solid and make sure to use Keurig Reusable Pods to cut down on single-use plastic waste.

Aeropress

Photograph: Aeropress

The justly popular Aeropress’s genius isn’t so much that makes great coffee (it does), but that it makes it really difficult to make bad coffee. I’ve yet to have bad coffee from an Aeropress, which is something I can’t really say for any other coffee brewer. If you’re looking for a simple, fool-proof way to make a cup, this is the tool you need. We have seen the price get a little lower, but this is the lowest we’ve seen in six months.

It’s not the best sale we’ve seen on the AeroPress Go (9/10, WIRED Recommends) in the last year, but it’s still a fine price if you’re looking for a gift idea for a coffee lover. It’s barely bigger than a coffee mug, but still works as well as the standard Aeropress (which, as we’ve noted above, is also on sale).

Look, Keurigs don’t make gourmet coffee. But if you aren’t picky or just want something for those mornings when you can’t be bothered to do more than insert a pod, this is a nice choice. It takes up very little room and comes in several nice colors.

Photograph: JEFFREY MICHAEL WALCOTT/Flair

If you wish your morning espresso routine felt a little more beautiful, then the Flair Classic Espresso Maker belongs on your countertop. It’s our favorite hand-powered espresso machine, and the look is gorgeous and timeless. The stainless steel Signature Pro 2 is also on sale if you’re looking for a splurge.

This is the best price we’ve seen all year for this portable espresso maker, which is featured in our guides to gifts for coffee lovers and the Best Portable Espresso Makers. It’s lightweight, but reliable, and it produces delicious espresso.

The Cafe Affetto is what sold me on fully automated espresso machines. You fill it up with beans and water, and that’s it. It does all the rest. No tamping espresso, no grinding it, though you’ll still have to position your milk pitcher under the steam wand. Everything else is handled by the machine. Having a machine that can dispense a perfect Americano with just one touch is kind of a game changer. Note that the crazy low price at Amazon is only on the white color, but if that works for you that is $10 less than the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

Grinder and Kettle Deals

Read our Best Grinders and Best Electric Kettles guides for more.

Fellow Opus

Photograph: Fellow

It’s lightweight for a burr grinder, and it’s small enough for a small side table. In my time with it, the Opus (9/10, WIRED Recommends) has ground hundreds of shots of espresso perfectly. The burrs need to be cleaned a bit more often than other burr grinders I’ve tested, but that’s quick and easy to do. Just twist the hopper and pop it off, pull out the top burr, sweep out the lower burrs, and you’re good to go.

Fellow’s Ode Grinder is a peculiar coffee grinder—one that I have a lot of affection for. It feels like an absolute tank, and its flat burrs grind the most consistent pour-over coffee I’ve ever seen. Flat burr grinders are typically expensive, especially ones that can give you a grind fine enough for an espresso machine. This one doesn’t grind coffee for espresso, but it grinds explicitly for every other coffee brewing method. Drip, pour-over, cold brew, French press, you name it. Because the grounds are so consistent, your coffee will be too, and you’ll get really rich flavors out of your beans that a conical burr grinder might not get you.

VSSL makes ultra-durable camping tools—waterproof canisters with flashlights, compasses, first aid kits, and more from a slender tube made of aircraft-grade aluminum. The Java grinder is an extension of that—a portable coffee grinder rugged enough to survive the zombie apocalypse or a bumpy ride to your favorite campsite. It’s incredibly well-made, yet (relatively) lightweight. The handle is clever. It folds out and provides a lot of leverage while you grind, and you can use it as a hook to hang the Java up when you’re done. The setup produces a nice even grind, covering the full spectrum of brew possibilities, from French-press coarse to espresso-fine. It grinds just enough coffee to brew a good strong two-cup mokapot.

Photograph: Fellow

Stagg’s EKG Pro is a sleek and gorgeous electric kettle. It features a gooseneck spout for precisely controlling your pour, making it the perfect choice for pour-over fans. There’s an OLED screen that shows the water temperature and a little dial to set the exact temperature you want. (It can keep it at that temperature for up to an hour.) I’ve put this kettle through hell. It was one of a handful of items I took with me during an extended hotel stay this summer as I moved to Seattle. Even plugged into a wall outlet on the floor of my hotel room, it brewed up my water to the perfect temperature for a delightful taste of home while I was between homes. It features all kinds of extras too; you can schedule the kettle to reach a set temperature at a set time, adjust your altitude settings, and it even has a handy guide mode to help you figure out what temperature you should be using for different beverages.

This is the non-Pro model of the Stagg EKG Electric Kettle, but it’s still one of my favorites. It doesn’t have all the features you get on the Pro, but it’s a solid kettle with a long gooseneck that can deliver the precise control you need for a great pour-over.

This coffee grinder is the best one you’ll find with a built-in scale. Set your grind size, select the weight you want, hit Start, and walk away; it shuts itself off when it’s done. It’s easier than using a kitchen scale, and makes better use of limited counterspace.

If you prefer to hand-grind your coffee like WIRED senior reviewer Scott Gilbertson, then Hario’s Skerton Pro is the one to get. He says it’s fast and produces a consistent, fine grind (so not a great choice for French press users). There’s also a travel version that’s on sale for a couple bucks off.

Coffee, Storage, and Scale Deals

Read our Best Coffee Subscription Services guide for more.

Partners Coffee Roasters

Photograph: Partners Coffee

Partners Coffee’s Brooklyn blend is one of my all-time favorites. I’m excited every time it shows up on my doorstep. It has a rich, full-bodied flavor that just feels round and smooth in the mouth. I don’t know how to describe what roundness tastes like, but trust me, this coffee tastes delightfully round. Circular even. This deal is good for anywhere from one bag to 4 pounds of coffee.

When you test coffee and coffee machines for a living, you really become a stickler for good decaf, and that’s exactly what Partners’ Ghost Town Decaf is. It’s one of the first fully decaf coffees I’ve ever had where I truly couldn’t tell the difference between it and normal coffee. I still find myself going back to check the bag to make sure I’m grinding the right coffee. It’s rich and warm, with very light toasty notes that don’t overpower the hint of a floral finish.

Atlas Coffee

Photograph: Atlas Coffee

Atlas is one of our favorite coffee subscription services. It has a wide variety of excellent coffees that can fit just about anyone’s tastes. I honestly have yet to try a bag I haven’t liked. This deal is actually for a free bag of coffee. Just pay shipping. You can pair it up with a full subscription or an extra bag so you’re getting two for one, but what’s better than free?

Trade makes our favorite coffee subscription. Right now gift subscriptions and gift boxes are on sale at up to 30 percent off. Prices start at $21.

In our guide to the Best Coffee Subscriptions, we say Blue Bottle is the best pick for the fastest and freshest delivery. The Black Friday sale is vast, covering all sorts of blends and bundles. The discount will show up in your shopping cart.

Bean & Bean Coffee is making great coffee for a great cause. The brand is on a mission to improve the working conditions for women in the coffee industry. Use coupon code BLACKCOFFEE to save 20 percent on a coffee or tea subscription.

Fellow Atmos

Photograph: Fellow

The Atmos Vacuum Canister is an airtight canister you can use to store coffee beans or other food items that would benefit from an anaerobic environment. You just fill it up, put the lid on, give it a bunch of twists until the little nub on the top clicks inside and you’re all good.

A new pick on some of our coffee guides, the Tally Pro is the MacBook Pro of kitchen scales. It’s solid, hefty, made of metal and glass, and every dial and button feels like it was deliberately tuned to provide an appreciably tactile experience. Like the Stagg EKG Pro, the Tally Pro has an OLED screen beside the control dial to help you navigate the scale’s different modes, measurement units, and helpful tools—like the brew assist mode to help you time your pour-over just right.

Coffee Mug and Pour-Over Deals

Ember Mug

Photograph: Amazon

The Ember Mug is for anyone who has ever forgotten about a cup of coffee or tea until it’s almost terribly cold and promised themselves they wouldn’t forget next time … only to do exactly that. It’s a mug with a built-in heating element and a helpful app. Yes, this is a mug with an app. Does a mug need an app? Not really. But it’s pretty fun. The Ember Mug can keep your drink hot for about 70 to 80 minutes, depending on your heat setting. It can also rewarm a cold beverage, which is a feature I find myself using quite a bit.

The Carter Carry tumbler is adorable. It’s smooth, with a matte finish on the outside, and the lid has a sturdy metal bar that makes twisting it open a breeze. That’s actually a more important feature than you might realize. During testing, I found that other tumblers and water bottles with narrow lids and nowhere to grip require a lot more wrist strength to open up. That can be a problem for some people, especially if you have carpal tunnel. This tumbler’s wide grip means you don’t have to twist as hard to get the leverage you need to open it up. Inside, it has a ceramic coating that keeps your beverage from getting a weird flavor, and it also includes a little splash guard to make sure you don’t end up scalding your lips when you’re on the move.

The Stagg XF Pour-Over set includes a double-walled borosilicate glass carafe, metal dripper, and filters—everything you need to either start experimenting with pour-over or master your existing technique. At 700 milliliters it’s smaller than most Chemex pour-over carafes, but if you’re just brewing for one or two it’s a perfect size.

East Fork The Mug

Photograph: East Fork

This viral mug was featured in our gift guides for coffee lovers and moms—so if your momma loves coffee, it’s a doubly great gift. It’s usually pretty affordable, but this small Black Friday discount is still nice, especially if you opt to get a 4-pack and save over $30.

Updated November 25: We’ve added a couple new deals on espresso machines.


Retailer Sales Pages

Want to shop Black Friday sales yourself? Here are the relevant pages.

More WIRED Black Friday Deals Coverage

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