National Coffee Day is here! The annual event celebrates coffee roasters, brewers, makers, and drinkers. Thankfully the way a lot of companies choose to observe this most hallowed of days is by offering coffee deals and cheap (or free) beans! We’ve Q-graded our way through the deals on offer this year, some of which might last through Sunday, as Octover 1 is International Coffee Day.
Be sure to read our many coffee buying guides, including Best Espresso Machines, Best Coffee Grinders, Best Electric Kettles, Best Coffee Subscriptions, and Best Automated Espresso, Latte, and Cappuccino Makers.
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Trade is our favorite coffee subscription service in part because it partners with smaller roasters to bring that locally roasted flavor to your front door. Not only does Trade offer a dizzying array of coffee choices, but it also has a questionnaire to help you navigate that labyrinth of possibility. By asking you about your tastes and preferences, the Trade questionnaire will direct you to the coffee choices you’re most likely to enjoy. For National Coffee Day, Trade is offering a free bag of coffee with every new subscription.
Atlas Coffee Club is also offering a free bag of coffee with every new subscription (use code AtlasCoffeeDay23). Atlas specializes in single-origin beans it roasts in Austin, Texas. If you choose the light-to-medium and medium-to-dark roast options during checkout, Atlas offers a roving, exploratory experience that will take you on a journey to the world’s best coffee-producing regions.
Coffee roaster Grounds & Hounds Coffee is offering 30 percent off of new subscriptions with code BIGBREW30–which amounts to about $10 off of a two-bag subscription. The nice thing about Grounds & Hounds is that a portion of the profits from every sale go toward supporting animal rescue organizations. You can also use codes BIGBREW20 to get 20 percent off sitewide (maybe you just want to buy a specific bag), or BIGBREW25 for 25 percent off orders over $100.
Breville’s long pedigree of producing truly top-tier coffee machines continues in the Barista Express Impress. During our time with it, we found it to be a surprisingly capable semi-auto espresso machine. It takes a lot of the guesswork out of brewing great espresso and includes a grinder and even an automatic tamp to make sure your beans are being pressed to the exact same pressure each time–which can make a huge difference when it comes to how your coffee tastes.
This bundle includes one of our favorite double-boiler espresso machines, with one of our favorite burr grinders. It’s a spendy but robust and extremely capable combination. The Breville Dual Boiler machine puts pro-grade espresso features into your kitchen. Because it has a double boiler, it can pull shot after shot after shot and kick right over to steaming milk and serving up hot water all without having to wait or switch off in between.
Super-slim and fully featured, the Solis Barista Perfetta Plus can find a home on just about any countertop and serve up expertly brewed espresso with the touch of a button. It’s a straightforward, no-frills machine. There’s a button for one shot, a button for two shots, and a button for steam. That’s it. This is a good, solid espresso machine for the budding home barista.
If you’re more of a high-roller, Rocket’s espresso machines are just wonderful luxury pieces. They’re beautifully designed and look like they’d be at home in MOMA, but don’t let the shiny exterior fool you: These are modern, professional-quality espresso machines. Rocket’s Espresso Giotto Evoluzione’s retro-inspired design hides quite a few modern espresso machine features like a PID controller, shot timer, and an insulated boiler assembly that keeps energy draw lower than a standard espresso machine. On top of that, if you’re feeling extra pro, you can tap this thing into your kitchen water line so you’ll never have to refill the water tank by hand.