Black Friday coffee machine deals: It’s espresso price-teeny time
Black Friday is here – and so are the deals. We’ve rounded up some of the best deals on coffee machines below, so read on for those. We’ve got buying advice after the deals, so scroll down if you want advice on the type of coffee machine that’ll suit you.
First, though, if you’re considering a pod coffee subscription, both Lavazza and Nespresso have deals on that will get you a highly discounted coffee machine when you subscribe. If you can make time to do some back-of-the-envelope calculations to work out how much coffee you drink, a coffee pod subscription is a convenient, zero-effort way of ensuring you never run out of the good stuff.
The first and best offer is from Lavazza in the UK. Sign up to a Lavazza pod coffee subscription and choose a Lavazza coffee machine worth up to £199 for just £1. You can pick from the gorgeous Lavazza a Modo Mio Smeg, the Desea, the Jolie & Milk and the Voicy – which comes with an inbuilt Amazon Alexa smart speaker. They are some of the best pod machines we’ve tested and we’d recommend them wholeheartedly.
Lavazza US is also running a subscription deal. If you subscribe to Lavazza coffee capsule delivery, you can get get the Classy Plus machine for $149, down from $271. It’s a good saving – just not as tempting as the huge UK discount.
Mr Coffee Single-Serve Frappe, Iced, and Hot Coffee Maker with Blender
Now: $79.99 ($40 off)
Save 40% on this delightful coffee maker that comes in four cool color options. It makes frozen, iced and hot coffee and blends it as well. And it’ll look awesome on your kitchen counter when it does.
Now: $118.30 ($40.70 off)
Nespresso Vertuo machines are quick and easy to use. This is a decent deal but if you have your eye on another machine, check out the Black Friday deals at Nespresso, where there are discounts on more models.
Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine & LatteGo
Now: $699 ($300.99 off)
Treat yourself with 30% off this fully automatic machine from one of the most trusted brands around. It has automatic milk frothing and an inbuilt ceramic grinder. It’s easy to customize your coffee thanks to its user-friendly interface and the AquaClean feature means no need to descale for 5,000 cups.
Keurig K Duo Single-Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker
Now: $76.49 ($153.50)
We think that their on-page regular price is a little inflated but this same machine is currently $189 at Target, so it’s still a great deal for this dual-use machine that can brew a single cup or a carafe. Use HOME10 and ENJOY15 at the checkout to get the full discount.
Instant Single Serve 2-in-1 Coffee Maker
Now: $69.99 ($30 off)
This petite, maroon coffee maker will bring a pop of color to your kitchen (although you can opt for gray) and won’t take up much counter space. It can handle K Cup pods or grounds – and at 30% off, it’s perfectly poised to become your new best friend in the morning.
De’Longhi Dinamica ECAM Bean to Coffee Machine (refurbished)
From: Currys PC World
Was: £399.99 new
Now: £289.99 refurbished (£110 off)
This is a solid discount on a bean-to-cup coffee machine that does it all. We gave 4 out of 5 stars to a very similar model in our review. It’s one of the best we’ve tested.
Now: £29 (£50.99 off)
It says £106 on the page but the price is a little inflated. Still, this is a big discount on this reliable little pod coffee maker, although it did see similar discounts last year.
Nespresso Vertuo Next
Now: £69 (£81 off)
We think this pod coffee maker is attractive, quick and a pleasure to use. If you’re happy to sign up for a pod delivery subscription, you can get it from Nespresso for just £50 – plus you’ll get a free Advent Calendar.
Lavazza Jolie & Milk
Now: £99 (£30 off)
Get Lavazza’s Jolie & Milk pod espresso machine for 23% off. This neat little coffee maker comes with an attached milk warmer and frother, so you can make perfect cappuccinos and lattes at home. A very solid deal.
Best coffee machine discounts: what to look for
The first thing to figure out though is what sort of coffee machine you’re looking for. There are four main categories, and which is right to you will depend on your taste, your budget, and how much effort you want to put into your morning brew.
Manual espresso machines
The coffee obsessive’s machine of choice, home espresso machines are essentially mini versions of what you’ll find in a typical coffee shop. These rely on highly pressurised steam to produce shots of espresso, which you can then mix with milk or water for longer drinks. A manual espresso machine is probably the way to get the absolute best coffee at home, but it does require a bit more patience and effort, and it may take you time to learn how to make it just right.
If that sounds like a lot of work, you might prefer a bean-to-cup machine. These are essentially automatic espresso machines: you just add the beans, hit a button, and the machine will grind, heat, and brew, delivering you a shot of espresso with minimal effort. There is one big downside: you’ll have to pay for all that tech, with good bean-to-cup machines starting around £400 and often climbing to £1,000 and above.
Aficionados may recoil, but capsule machines are a great option if you want something quick and easy. Nespresso is the market leader here, but there are rivals. You’ll also get a lot of choice, with higher end machines including more brewing options, milk frothers, and even smart functionality. Just remember that while the machine might be cheaper, you need to factor in the cost of capsules.
Finally, if you just want no-frills black coffee, you might want a filter machine. The old office staple is still a great choice, especially if you need to make coffee for lots of people at once, and the machines are often friendlier on your wallet. Look out for how long the machine can keep coffee warm after its brewed, how many cups it can make at once, and whether it has the option to schedule coffee to brew at set times – or even smart functionality so you can set it to brew remotely.
Where to find coffee machine sales, deals & discounts
You’ll be able to find savings on coffee machines from plenty of different retailers. If you find a model you like, we would also advise comparing the price against at least two to three other retailers and of course against Amazon if you haven’t already to find the best price.
As with most things, Amazon is one of the best places to look first, especially if you look in the Deals of the Day. These discounts offered for a limited time (often for a few hours only), or until stocks run out – they’re also known as Lightning Deals.
We’d recommend signing up to Amazon’s 30 day free trial of Prime, which will not only get you access to Lightning deals 30 minutes earlier than non-Prime members, but will also get you free next-day delivery. Plus, you’ll get access to Prime Video, which you can access through your smart TV, and other benefits during your trial, too.