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Bonavita Coffee Maker
Save $60 Unlike kitchen gear brands who make a host of different appliances and products, Bonavita sticks to what it knows — coffee.
The Specialty Coffee Association Home Brewer Certification program is among the most rigorous and exclusive third-party quality assurance badges a product can achieve, and Bonavita already had two seats at the table with its BV1900TS (our favorite coffee maker) and the BV1900TD (a programmable version of the TS brewer).
In fall 2018 its Connoisseur earned the company a third SCA-certified badget — the most of any single coffee maker in the world.
Despite its name, the Connoisseur isn’t snooty. It features the same Gold Cup brewing standards as Bonavita’s older brewers, a one-button off-on interface and a flat bottom filter basket. Its most notable change is the basket-to-carafe connection — instead of the basket resting atop the carafe during brewing (meaning you need to put the used grounds and filter basket on the counter or in the sink to pour coffee), it fits into a slot hanging over the pot. It’s a small change, and one we noted as one of the few issues with its predecessor.
Today on Massdrop, the Connoisseur is marked down $60 — good for the lowest price we’ve seen it listed for. —Will Price
Global Chef’s Knife
Save $80 Among a collection of other Global knives, the G-2 Chef’s Knife (its most popular blade) is more than 50 percent on Massdrop right now. That’s well under its lowest reported price on Amazon. The drop will be active for the next three days.
The North Face Ventrix Jacket
Save $76:It’s still the most innovative iteration of active insulation we’ve seen, and right now you can even snag the original jacket in last season’s colors for $76 off. — Tanner Bowden