Amazon headquarters is in Seattle, where coffee is serious business. The mega-retailer took significant discounts on a selection of coffee and espresso machines from Keurig, Ninja, De’Longhi, and Bella, brands long-associated with quality coffee drinks. Because the best brews start with freshly ground beans, Amazon also dropped the price of a customer favorite OXO coffee grinder.
The price cuts for these deals will give you plenty to be buzzed about. We gathered the best of many coffee machine deals available on Amazon. Whether you’re shopping for Mother’s Day, planning ahead for Father’s Day or an upcoming wedding, or to upgrade your home brews, these five deals can help you save up to $225.
— $20 off
Keurig’s K-Cafe Single-Serve K-Cup Coffee Maker, Latte Maker, and Cappuccino Maker does it all. This machine is compatible with all K-cup pods to brew coffee, lattes, and cappuccinos. A dishwasher-safe milk frother sets you up with fresh froth from all types of milk including soy and almond milk. You can select from four cup sizes: 6-ounces, 8-ounces, 10-ounces, and 12-ounces by pressing a button. The Keurig K-Cafe has a 60-ounce removable water reservoir so you can brew six cups without refilling. More than 1,200 customer reviews awarded an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars for this excellent coffee machine.
Normally priced at $180, the Keurig K-Cafe Single-Serve K-Cup Coffee Maker, Latte Maker and Cappuccino Maker is just $160 during this sale. If you’re looking for a dependable and versatile single-serve machine, take advantage of this discounted price.
— $75 off
The Ninja Coffee Bar CF091 50-ounce Coffee Maker doesn’t use pods, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it to brew a single serving of coffee. With five brewing styles (classic, rich, over-ice, specialty, and cafe forte) you can select from six serving sizes, starting with a single cup with a purpose-built single cup pull-down support, so your coffee doesn’t splash all over. The Ninja can also brew XL cup, travel, multi-serve, half-carafe, and full 50-ounce carafe quantities. This coffee maker also has a built-in frother for lattes and cappuccinos and other coffee drinks.
Usually $200, the Ninja Coffee Bar CF091 50-ounce Coffee Maker is $125 during this sale. If you’re looking for an aggressively discounted versatile home coffee maker, this is a chance to buy Ninja’s Coffee Bar system at an attractive price.
— $225 off
The De’Longhi ECAM23260SB Magnifica Smart Espresso & Cappuccino Maker is for coffee and espresso lovers who take their brews seriously and don’t hesitate to indulge when the result is authentic espresso, cappuccino, and coffee. You can use pre-ground coffee if you wish, but the integrated burr grinder is ready to start your day or finish your evening meal with freshly ground beans. Two heating elements mean no delay between brewing cups and adding dense crema. A one-touch display manages the whole process for consistent brewing, even adjusting the brewing assembly for one or two shots of espresso. The milk carafe is removable to keep the milk refrigerated before use. The brewing unit is also removable for easy cleaning.
Regularly priced $1,129, the De’Longhi ECAM23260SB Magnifica Smart Espresso & Cappuccino Maker is $904 during this sale. If you’re shopping for a premium coffee and espresso machine with everything you need integrated into one appliance including a frother/crema system and a burr grinder, this could be the time to invest in a De’Longhi Magnifica at a nicely discounted price.
— $15 off
Who says brewing espresso means complicated steps and expensive equipment? The Bella 13683 Personal Espresso Maker proves the opposite on both counts. The Bella’s glass decanter and frothing steam wand are all you need to brew 1 to 4 cups of espresso and follow up by steaming and frothing milk to create lattes and cappuccinos. Little touches like an espresso scoop and a secure, detachable filter basket help with ingredient control and cleanup.
Ordinarily $60, the BELLA (13683) Personal Espresso Maker is just $45 during this sale. If you want an easy-to-use, versatile espresso machine that won’t break the budget, the Bella is a strong candidate even at list price. With the 25% discount in this sale, this is an excellent opportunity to take acquire your own espresso machine.
— $20 off
If you have a coffee maker with a built-in burr grinder, like the De’Longhi Magnifica above, you’re all set to brew with freshly ground beans. Most coffee makers are not so equipped, unfortunately. The Oxo Brew Conical Burr Coffee Grinder has 15 grind settings so you can adjust to suit your taste or your guests’ preferences. Oxo uses stainless steel conical grinding burrs for uniform size and maximum flavor extraction. You won’t have to reload often because the Oxo’s bean hopper holds up to 0.75 pounds of coffee beans and the grounds container has enough capacity for grounds to brew up to 12 cups.
Instead of its usual $100 price, the OXO BREW Conical Burr Coffee Grinder is $80 for this sale. If you want a premium coffee bean grinder at an excellent price, this is it.
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WOODSTOCK, N.Y — Two iconic businesses, the Bear Café and the Bearsville Theater, both located on Tinker Street, closed suddenly and without warning in late March, according to residents. The abrupt closing followed an earlier closing for nonpayment of state taxes in 2018.
The closing was so abrupt that some performers, such as the band Turkuaz, were left scrambling to find new places to perform.
Woodstock residents have been upset about the downward spiral of the two beloved venues since they were acquired by “outsider” John Kirkpatrick five years ago.
“The townspeople were very unhappy,” said a member of the Woodstock Town Board who asked not to be identified. “There were complaints about how things were being run.”
Kirkpatrick, who has returned to his home in Florida, said in a phone interview that he was not the owner, but the manager. “A corporation owns the properties” he said Kirkpatrick. He declined to name the corporation.
Others say that Kirkpatrick, together with a partner, purchased the property in 2014. The 15-acre property includes a residential building and radio station WDST, which is still broadcasting, in addition to the café and the theater.
Photographs of the two closed buildings show posted Health Department violations. Resident Maura Moynihan, daughter of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, said the café and theater were mismanaged.
“Vendors weren’t paid,” said Moynihan. “The buildings weren’t maintained.”
What Moynihan and other residents called “frozen pipes” in the theater, Kirkpatrick called a “leak that was fixed.” According to Kirkpatrick, “The theater is in fine shape.”
Bill McKenna, the Woodstock town supervisor, said he has tried repeatedly to get in touch with Kirkpatrick through texts and phone calls, but to no avail.
Kirkpatrick says he is seeking a buyer for the venues, someone “who will take care of them. I want to see it thrive. But you have to have the resources. I don’t.”
Kirkpatrick has a house in Mount Tremper that’s currently on the market for an asking price of $2 million.
The cafe and theater are currently under contract to be sold to Tai Burnett of Woodstock, said Kirkpatrick. He said he expects the deal to close in two weeks.
“If this deal doesn’t go through, there are others who want to buy it,” he said.
“It’s a shame,” said Moynihan. “Especially just as the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival starts. The Bear was a destination café. It brought business to the town. People are shocked to hear it has closed. This is a loss for everybody. It’s a crying shame.”
In the coming weeks, the Market Local Comfort Cafe will bring a bounty of Kosher dining options to a space in North Dallas.
The restaurant is a project of chef Jordona Kohn and co-owner Stacy Clark, and will open its doors on May 24. The Market Local Comfort Cafe will focus on being inclusive, no matter their guests’ dietary preferences. “It’s like if True Food Kitchen and First Watch had a New York baby,” Kohn says. “Breakfast, brunch and lunch, American-style. East Coast meets local. Soups, salads, sandwiches. Nothing pretentious.”
But don’t look for the typical bacon-and-eggs breakfast plate to show up on the menu at The Market Local Comfort Cafe. Because the restaurant will only serve Kosher options, pork products are literally off the table. And because in Jewish dietary law milk and meat are not permitted to be consumed together, the menu will be (mostly) meatless.
“It’s pescatarian, with options for vegans and vegetarians,” says Kohn, thanks to the addition of a separate and entirely dairy-free or Pareve kitchen. She’ll smoke and cure her own fish for gravlax, and figures that diners won’t even notice the lack of meat on the menu. “We’re not going to be taping huge kosher symbols all over the walls,” she says. “It’s fresh, scratch-made food that just happens to also be kosher.”
In their effort to be unlike the typical kosher restaurant, Kohn and Clark also hired an designer to help them with the chic interior of the space, which combines different tile patterns with Moroccan accents and luxe finishings to create a very eclectic vibe. Coffee and breakfast service will start at 6:00 a.m., with a full pastry program, corporate catering, delivery and lots of grab-and-go options from a sliding door fridge near the bar.
Look for The Market Local Comfort Cafe to open its doors officially on May 24, with Sunday brunch service (including free mimosas) to begin in June.
While many of late have framed disability inclusion and waste reduction as diametrically opposed, Portland’s Nossa Familia, a local institution since 2004, is using its newest space to showcase a unique and beautiful combination of the two. Nossa Familia, which means “our family” in Portuguese, designed its latest cafe around the idea that anyone should feel welcome in their space, focusing on making it accessible to all types of bodies while reducing waste in ways that help the environment without harming their clientele.
The new cafe, which opened in late 2018, resides in the Seven Corners Collaborative, a community hub for several local nonprofits that all work in the disability services arena—the space brings several key services under one roof in order to increase access and reduce travel for clients with disabilities. Community Vision, a longtime partner of Nossa Familia asked Nossa to join the hub with a new cafe. “We were both excited and challenged by the opportunity, and we thought very critically about the community we were coming into,” said Karen Lickteig, marketing director for Nossa.
In order to ensure that the space served the community for whom it was built, Nossa’s team did a lot of research and had many conversations with the Community Vision team and clientele. Utilizing the principles of Universal Design, they worked to make the space welcoming to all by being conscious of space and layout, including table height, creating more open spaces, incorporating lower counters and ADA-height equipment, choosing stools, chairs, and tables that accommodate different bodies and abilities, and generally trying to create a more flexible space. In addition to making sure the space is comfortable for people with disabilities, cafe supervisor Camille Bevans also helped focus them towards making sure it was equally comfortable for people with larger bodies who don’t have disabilities. “Our menu in this cafe says ‘All Are Welcome Here: We strive for this space to be a welcoming and comfortable space for all,’” said Lickteig. “It’s really that simple—we just want to do our part to create a positive experience for every customer, no matter who they are, where they come from, what they look like, or whatever their abilities are. We really want to make people feel ‘at home’ in our cafes, like they’re a part of our familia too.”
In addition to considering the interpersonal impact, the Nossa team also prioritizes sustainability, which, according to Lickteig, has been a focus of the company from day one. “Ever since Augusto [Carvalho Dias Carneiro] founded the company, he’s looked for ways to reduce impact on the environment,” she said, citing examples of working with lower-emission Loring roasters and pursuing B-corp status. As they’ve expanded into retail, they’ve started to challenge themselves to push for sustainability in that realm as well. “We’ve always been troubled by the thousands of cups that are sent to the landfill as a direct byproduct of our business and we feel responsible for the production and reduction of that waste. We are working to bring more care and consciousness to this and asking our customers to share the responsibility as well,” said Lickteig.
In their Seven Corners Cafe, Nossa Familia has several waste-reduction initiatives in place, which have been vetted by the Community Vision staff and clientele to make sure they don’t decrease disability access to the space. They keep recycling, trash, and compost behind the counter and separate these themselves. They encourage the use of for-here cups and dining both through customer service and through a 25 cent upcharge for to-go, and when customers do need to-go cups, they’re all compostable. They offer metal silverware instead of plastic and are happy to apply cream cheese for customers taking bagels to go. They also sell reusable everything, at cost in the case of their reusable straw option, which was specifically vetted to make sure it’s as functional as a plastic bendy straw for customers with disabilities. When they hold events or pass out samples, they do those with for-here equipment and just increase the number of dishes they wash, while waiting until the dishwasher is completely full before washing the dishes. They also encourage vendors to deliver in reusable plastic Tupperware.
On Earth Day 2019, Nossa expanded the 25 cent upcharge to include all of the company’s three Portland cafes, with a 25 cent discount also offered for customers who bring their own reusable cups.
According to cafe manager Bevans, they’re always in the process of finding more ways to use customer service to reduce waste as well as navigating issues like the complexity of finding an ideal to-go straw for customers who currently only feel comfortable using disposable plastic ones. Bevans has watched customers initially question why certain things aren’t available, only to come back with changed habits, like bringing their own cups and straws. “It’s fun to watch it dawn on people that many things we are used to in the single-use plastic world are things that we really don’t need,” she said. “I’ve received many heartfelt ‘thanks for doing your part!’ for not having plastic knives or ramekins. So far all of our to-go bagel customers are more than happy with the solutions we have offered them.”
Currently, though, the cafe does not offer disposable plastic bendy straws for to-go customers with disabilities, a policy I questioned. “To be clear, we do have straws available to everyone,” said Bevans. “We have for-here straws and we have reusable straws for sale at $1 each or $3 each depending on the type. On more than one occasion, baristas have chosen not to upcharge, or to give a reusable straw away for free if it looks like the person needs one. Our company is all about caring and building trust and we empower baristas to make this call.”
Lickteig is also grateful for the conversations they’ve been able to have with their community to improve the space, as well as to the baristas who navigate these conversations and use customer service to cover gaps in consumer habit. “It’s been a great asset having Community Vision’s Assistive Technology Lab next door to us in the building, and we’ve been able to learn from their expertise in terms of Universal Design and Inclusive Design.” In order to remain flexible based on feedback, all furniture for the new space is rented. “That way, we can switch things up based on feedback and what customers like or want to see there,” said Lickteig.
Owner and founder Augusto Carvalho Dias Carneiro hopes their space can provide an example for others. “Hopefully with our example, people can approach [sustainable, accessible practices] with less fear of doing damage to their business.”
“Specialty coffee as an industry was founded on the idea of questioning long-held assumptions about coffee that were damaging to people and the environment, in favor of a new way of operating that imbued our work with more transparency and sustainability,” said Lickteig. “As an industry, we need to rethink some of the things we’ve done for a long time and unite around innovative ideas for making a positive impact together.
Just as the Seven Corners Collaborative building itself is a model for accessible buildings, we hope our cafe can also be a model to others, showing that sustainability and accessibility can be beautiful, elegant, and functional.” As Seven Corners shows, accessibility and sustainability make a great team.
Photos provided by Nossa Familia.
There are a lot of exciting things for 2019 incubating at the ole Sprudge Studios. Some, like the Sprudge Twenty, you’ve already seen. Some, like the Build-Outs of Summer, you’ve seen in the past and will see again very soon. Others, though, we aren’t yet ready to talk about in anything above a hushed tone.
But one thing we’re ready to shout about from the rooftops is our brand new initiative, the Sprudge Coffee Club. Each week, we’ll be working with different coffee brands to bring you discounts on products they are most excited about. And the best part is, joining the Sprudge Coffee Club is completely free.
At its core, the Sprudge Coffee Club is a commitment-free subscription service where you can come and go as you please. Here’s how it works: every Saturday in the Sprudge Newsletter, we’ll be announcing a new roaster along with a discount code that can be used to purchase the featured coffee from their website. If you like what you see, follow the link in the newsletter over to their webstore and make a purchase. If not, wait until next week.
And we’re kicking this Coffee Club part off right with our friends from Arkansas, Onyx Coffee Lab. You’ve by now heard that name a million times over, and with their strong national presence there’s a very good chance you’ve already tasted the excellence coming out of the NWA. But if you have been living under a rock (non-onyx category), consider this your chance to rectify that error at a deep discount. For our inaugural Sprudge Coffee Club, we’re happy to bring you 30% off—THREE. ZERO—their washed heirloom variety Ethiopia Agaro Family offering. Floral, black tea, peach, and cocoa, this is such a great wheelhouse profile of what washed coffees from Ethiopia can taste like, and it can be yours for pennies on the dollar.
You are by now champing at the bit to get your hands on the discount code. You can’t though; it’s reserved solely for our Newsletter subscribers. But fear not, you too can subscribe for $Free.99 by following this link. Not only will you get sweet deals, but you’ll be able to catch up on the best coffee news and frothy gossip you may have missed over the past week. It’s a win-win!
Ultimately, our goal with the Sprudge Coffee Club is to make the coffee world just a little bit smaller by incentivizing folks to step out of their comfort zone and try roasters they’re unfamiliar with. In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be working with coffee companies big and small, micro- to nano- even, to bring you some truly cool stuff. And who knows, maybe there will be some coffee equipment sprinkled in there for good measure. The only way to find out, though, is to sign up for the Sprudge Newsletter.
Does your company want to be considered for the Sprudge Coffee Club? Drop us a line!
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