Thank God we’re not America. Don’t get me wrong, I love our southern neighbours. They really are amazing folks. But holy shit are they mental for a good Black Friday sale.
I remember a few years back, watching YouTube videos of Walmart scenes that looked like something from the 2000 hit film Gladiator. Limbs strewn around, permanent scars, people on fire and babies crying. But fuck yeah, I got a toaster for $20 off!
Those kinds of mobs would never work up here. The only fighting would be over who gets to open the doors for each other. Then 15 minutes of apologizing if we accidentally pick up the blender someone else wanted. I say “we”, I’m from the stabbing capital of the UK. I’d shank you, take the blender whilst shouting ‘gimmie that appliance blud’ or something equally as uncouth.
Ain’t nobody gettin’ in the way of my five a day veggie smoothie, blud.
Anyway, if you’re like me and hate crowds, shops, people and the outside, you’ll be doing your Black Friday shopping online.
So here’s my pick of the Black Friday deals to look out for.
Full disclosure – this site is starting to get expensive to run so a lot of these are affiliate links. Also, there’s some Siply stuff in there, which is my company.
Show me the Black Friday deals VCS!
One of the single most useful things you can have in your coffee-making arsenal. It’ll allow you to weigh the coffee you use and weigh the water that goes into it. This enables you to eliminate two variables in your brewing process and also follow along with recipes at home.
This particular scale is rechargeable, waterproof, slim enough to use for espresso and filter as well as looks sexy as all hell.
OXO Brew Adjustable Temperature Electric Pour-Over Kettle
A key weapon in your pour-over arsenal is a gooseneck kettle. They allow for slow and even pouring over your coffee grinds. What I really like about this one (apart from the looks) is the temperature controls on it.
This means you can adjust the water temperature to get different flavour notes out of your coffee. Nerdy but works really well.
Siply is an app I created to help you find and buy really awesome cups of coffee in the best cafes in Vancouver. And by best cafes, I mean Nemesis, Pallet, Kafkas, KAHVE, Timbertrain, Agro and so many more!
For Black Friday we’re offering a deal – we’ll give you $40 of drinks inside these cafes for only $30. Existing users are allowed to buy this deal and feel free to buy these as presents for people, as the credit lasts forever.
We’re limiting this to only 100 people, so get in there QUICK because this is going to sell out.
Breville Bambino Plus Compact Cafe Quality Espresso Machine
While I think it’s probably marketing BS to call this “Cafe Quality”, I have actually heard amazing things about what this can do. I have a Breville Dual Boiler at home and LOVE it. I migrated from the Breville Barista Express, which I also loved.
To be honest, at this price, it’s worth trying and sending it back if you don’t like it!
I mention pour overs above so I wanted to make sure you knew my recommended device. The V60 is the absolute definitive pour over device in my opinion. It’s cheap, there’s a million review out there saying it’s amazing, plus a million and one youtube videos showing you how to use it. I have several at home and use them every day.
I’m not aware of any deals on them right this second, but click this link to see the Amazon search for them and grab a deal if it appears later in the day. That being said, they’re $10 for the dripper or $30 for a full kit with a carafe, so that’s a deal already if you ask me.
Breville Grind Control Coffee Brewer
What I really love about this thing is that there’s a grinder built into it. So you set your timer, fill it with water then it’ll grind and brew for you. Perfect for the mornings.
Although it’s not going to give you pour over quality brews, it’s actually pretty bloody good for an off the shelf gadget.
I wrote an article on CBD Oil in Coffee recently and it kind of exploded. Turns out people love adding this stuff to coffee. It mellows out the caffeine buzz, helps with focus and creativity plus it’s great for helping you sleep.
Mellow have some crazy hot deals right now on CBD Oil:
Matchmaker are a new coffee roasting program from the big fat smart brains behind Roasters Pack.
The quick pitch:
Customers will either take our blind-coffee-taste-test or tell us what coffees you like on our online quiz. Based off that data and feedback, we design a coffee exactly for them. Consistent, affordable coffee, fully customized the way you’d like it.