Cheap coffee makers, bulk coffee pods and $500 off one-button espresso

From Home Deals: The best deals on coffee makers and coffee pods, and save $500 on an automatic espresso maker.

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Welcome to Home Deals, where we pick out the best deals on things you need for your home, garden and beyond. Like our cousin, the Cheapskate, we'll give you a regular selection of smoking-hot deals, but we'll cover things like tea makers, low-energy light bulbs, smart speakers and anything else your home or garden requires.


Nothing gets the blood flowing like a cup of coffee or a great deal. Why not get both at once? With these savings on coffee makers, coffee pods and high-end espresso makers, you can save big and get caffeinated at once.

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The Behmor Brazen Plus MCU, on sale for $179 at Amazon.

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The Behmor Brazen Plus is one of our top picks for drip coffee because it allows you to tweak the coffee-making process to a ridiculous amount. Now, it's on sale: You can pick it up for $179 on Amazon, a $20 discount from the typical price of $199.

If you prefer your coffee quick and simple, a pod coffee machine is the best way to go. With these, you just pop in a pod, push a button and it brews you a cup. Our preference was the Bunn My Cafe MCU, which can handle both pods and loose coffee with its interchangeable brewing drawers. WebstaurantStore has this flexible brewer for $136.99.

Before you buy a pod coffee machine, remember that they can usually only use pods designed for that specific machine, so consider the cost of the pods alongside the machine. You can save money by buying in bulk, though: Costco sells its own brand, the Kirkland Signature Pacific Bold K-Cups, for $82.99 for 240, so each cup will cost you about 35 cents. If you want to try out different types of coffee, Costco also has a variety pack of 144 Green Mountain K-Cups for $79.99, which means about 56 cents a cup. Compare that with the 83 cents to $1 a cup that you pay with the Starbucks Verismo machine that we reviewed recently, and you can see why it makes sense to think before you commit to one type of pod coffee maker.

If you prefer to select your own beans and type of grind, pods aren't completely out of the picture. Keurig and similar machines support refillable pods Keurig's own Keurig 2.0 My K-Cup refillable filters cost $14.99 each, but Amazon has a pack of four third-party reusable cups for $12.99.

Refurb of the week: Save $500 on a fully automatic espresso maker

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The Jura C9 One Touch, a fully automatic espresso and cappuchino maker on sale for $899.

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If you crave the kick of espresso, but hate to grind, tamp and boil, check this out: 1st in Coffee has a refurbished Jura C9 One Touch espresso and cappuccino maker for $899. This marvel of caffeine engineering sells for $1,399.99 new, so a refurb can save you a sweet $500. You get that espresso buzz and the satisfaction of saving big, all at the press of a button.

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