No matter where or how you’re learning this semester, one thing’s for sure: Anyone who’s hitting the books this fall is going to need an ample supply of caffeine to put up with long study sessions, early-morning Zoom lectures, and the general stress of existing in the Year of Our Lord 2020.
As luck would have it, Best Buy and Amazon both have a bunch of coffee makers on sale just in time for the start of the school year. Keep scrolling for a rundown of their very best deals in order from lowest to highest discount. (Spoiler: You’ll save as much as 36%.)
Available in a black/stainless steel finish, Ninja’s Hot and Cold Brewed System is a 10-cup coffee maker with settings for both warm and chilled java or tea (because season isn’t quite over yet). Choose from five different brew styles and six different drink sizes to satisfy your caffeine craving.
Released last fall, the Keurig K-Duo Plus is a versatile machine that offers the best of both brewing worlds: It can whip up a whole carafe (using grounds) or a single cup (using K-Cup pods) depending on how much energy you need. Other highlights include a 60-ounce multi-position reservoir, a mid-brew pause feature, and programmable auto-brew.
The K-Duo was putting up some numbers on Google Trends at the time of publication, so place your order soon if you really want one (there’s a good chance it’ll sell out). Both Best Buy and Amazon have it on sale, but the latter’s pricing is better by about $20 — get it here for $180.95, or nearly $50 off its $229.99 MSRP.
Keurig’s latest single-serve machine features a massive 75-ounce reservoir, an iced beverage setting, a strong brew mode, and a premium brushed finish that comes in three colors. There’s also a button on its control panel that you can push for hot water on demand, which is perfect for oatmeal and instant noodles.
Missing your local coffee shop’s specialty drinks? You can (try to) recreate them at home using Breville’s Nespresso Vertuo, a one-touch, fast-heating coffee and espresso maker that comes with an Aeroccino milk frother for perfectly foamy lattes. It brews using Nespresso VertuoLine capsules (sold separately) and in five different cup sizes: alto coffee, coffee, gran lungo, double espresso, or espresso.
If you’d prefer a machine without all sorts of (expensive) bells and whistles, Mr. Coffee’s Simple Brew 12-cup coffee maker is our favorite budget drip coffee maker. It can make a 12-cup carafe with the press of a button and automatically pauses itself if you need to fill up your mug before it’s finished brewing.
This bestselling single-serve Keurig machine is super compact at less than five inches wide, making it perfect for dorm rooms and small apartment kitchens. It comes with a removable drip tray for easy cleanup and automatically turns off after five minutes to save energy.