This Baratza Burr Grinder Is Your Deal of the Day

The most important—and expensive—coffee gadget for a home cupper is a burr grinder. Good coffee requires even extraction, and no matter how many fancy coffee makers you own, if you're not using a burr grinder, you won't be able to achieve the consistent grinds necessary for most coffee recipes, especially if you want to make good third-wave espresso at home. For coffee people, Baratza's line of stepped burr grinders are the preferred home grinders.

Baratza makes burr grinders starting at $90, like the Encore, which is a good coffee grinder for someone who just wants to make pourover in the morning. But stepping up to the Baratza Virtuoso gives you much more flexibility—you can get a more consistent grind at course sizes, and it uses the same burrs as Baratza's top-of-the-line Precisio. Read Coffeegeek's technical whitepaper if you want to know more.

A good burr grinder isn't cheap, but right now at Rakuten you can get a new Baraza Virtuoso for $202 shipped, which is $30 less than Amazon's price and $50 less than you'd pay at your local snobby coffee emporium. Don't forget the code SPRING10. [Rakuten]

Note: As sometimes happens when you're playing with fiery hot deals, the Baratza sold out five minutes before post. Sorry. Dealzmodo hates it when that happens. The next best price is probably $230 from Amazon, but we're gonna keep an eye on Baratza grinders, and if there's another deal, we'll let you know.

If I had to pick another deal of the day, I'd probably go with Newegg's Shell Shocker. It's a 2TB Toshiba desktop hard drive—with USB 3.0—for $80 shipped. [Newegg]

Update: So looks like the code SPRING10 works on this alternate Breville burr grinder. It's not a Baratza, but it's fairly well-reviewed, and it's only $165 at Rakuten. That's $30 less than Amazon. [Rakuten] h/t 9to5Toys

Don't spend more money than you need to.

Top Deals

Baratza Virtuoso Stepped Burr Grinder ($202) | Rakuten | Originally $250
2TB USB 3.0 Desk HD ($80) | Newegg via Dealmac | Originally $120


Accessories

PNY 16GB Flash Drive ($10) | Best Buy via Deals Kinja | Originally $15
Duracell AA Batteries ($15) | Midnight Box via Ben's Bargains | Originally $20
Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 ($17) | Rakuten via Deals Kinja | Originally $30
2TB USB 3.0 Desk HD ($80) | via Dealmac | Originally $120


Miscellaneous

Fifty Cent Domain Name ($0.5) | Networksolutions.com via Deals Kinja | Originally $10 | Use coupon code NCDISC0041
$1 Domain Name ($1) | GoDaddy via Dealmac | Originally $10 | Use coupon code FB99COM
.1 Gram Scale ($8.49) | Amazon via Ben's Bargains | Originally $15
Thermos Nissan 18-Oz ($15) | Amazon via Ben's Bargains | Originally $25
Lightspeed Quick Canopy Tent ($69) | Walmart via Deals Kinja | Originally $100
Zojirushi Rice Cooker ($102) | Casa.com via Ben's Bargains | Originally $140 | Use coupon code SPRING20CASA
Cuisinart Portable Oudoor Tabletop Gas Grill ($117) | Amazon via Deals Kinja | Originally $170
Gerber Daily Carry Hook Knife ($11) | Amazon via Deals Kinja | Originally $15
$40 FTD Flowers Credit for $20 ($20) | Groupon via Ben's Bargains | Originally $40


Apple

4th Generation iPod Touch 16GB ($160) | Ebay via MacStories | Originally $200


Audio

Klipsch Image S4 ($30) | Newegg via Ben's Bargains | Originally $40 | Use coupon code EMCYTZT3327


Gaming

Tomb Raider ($39.99) | Groupon via SlickDeals | Normally $60
Gears of War: Judgment ($49.99) | Amazon | Normally $60
Crysis 3 ($32.99) | Groupon via SlickDeals | Normally $60
Dead Space 3 ($32.99) | Groupon via SlickDeals | Normally $60
Dishonored ($29.99) | Amazon via Reddit | Normally $60
Bioshock Infinite [Xbox + PS3] ($50) | Amazon via Deals Kinja | Originally $60
$40 Trade-In Credit for $20 Worth of Video Games | Amazon via Deals Kinja


Physical Media

Amazing Spider-Man, 3D Blu-ray ($20) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $30


Digital Media

Nope.


Clothing

Uniqlo Dress Shirts ($20) | Uniqlo via Reddit | Originally $30
30% off Banana Republic | Banana Republic via Ben's Bargains |Use coupon code BREARTHDAY
25% off Saks Fifth Avenue | Sak's Fifth Avenue via Ben's Bargains | Use coupon code SFASHIP
25% Off J. Crew | J. Crew via Reddit | |Use coupon code SPRINGBEST
25% off Levi's | Levi's via Reddit | Use coupon code EARTH


Dumb TV → Smart TV

Refurb Roku 2 XS ($60) | 1SaleaDay via 9to5Toys | Originally $100 | Honestly I'd pay $40 more and get a Roku 3


Laptops

Lenovo Ideapad U510 ($500) | Staples via Deals Kinja | Originally $700


Desktops

Not today.


Tablets

Nothing. I mean, there's a refurbished Nexus 7 for $180 on Ebay.


Screens

32" Seiki 1080p HDTV ($210) | Adorama via Ebay via Edealinfo | Originally $270
39" 1080p LED HDTV ($330) | Best Buy via Edealinfo | Originally $400
32" Toshiba 1080p HDTV ($419) | Abt via Edealinfo | Originally $500
47" Vizio 3DTV + $100 Credit + Free Blu-ray Player ($590) | Newegg via Edealinfo | Originally $600 | Use MIR found here
29" 21:9 UltraWide LG IPS Monitor ($600) | Newegg via Ben's Bargains | Originally $700
60" LG 3d Plasma TV ($1100) | Buydig.com via Edealinfo | Originally $1200


Portables

iPhone 5 16GB w/ 2-Year Sprint Contract ($175) | Best Buy via Dealmac | Originally $200
Unlocked Lumia 900 (Windows Phone 7) ($220) | 1SaleaDay via Ben's Bargains | Originally $300
Unlocked Galaxy S3 Mini ($239) | Ebay via Ben's Bargains | Originally $300
Unlocked 32GB HTC One ($575) | HTC via Fatwallet | Originally $650 | Not on sale, but a hella deal


Camera

Canon 50mm f/1.4 Lens ($300) | Ebay via Ben's Bargains | Originally $340 Folks who sell a lot of gadgets on Ebay typically don't remove the listing when it's over; they simply jack up the price.


Bare Drives

64GB SanDisk Internal SSD ($50) | Micro Center via Ben's Bargains | Originally $70
250GB Samsung 840 ($179) | MacMall via 9to5Toys | Originally $200


Apps

iOS

Speedometer ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $4
The Silent History ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $2
VinylizeMe ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $2
Zombiez ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $2
Goodo Cal ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $4
Killer Pool ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $2
NanoRally ($0) | iTunes via MacStories | Originally $2
Demons' Score ($3) | iTunes via MacStories | Originally $5

Android

Pepi Tree ($0) | Amazon Appstore via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $2
Symphony of the Origin ($1) | Google Play | Originally $10 | Lots of dope Kemco RPGS are on sale this week for Android
Demons' Score ($10) | Google Play | Originally $20


Mac

SkySafari ($3) | Mac App Store via MacStories | Originally $5
MacPilot ($6) | Mac App Store via MacStories | Originally $12
Metropolis for Mac ($12) | Macupdate via Dealmac | Originally $20


Hobomodo

• If you bring in your own mug to Caribou Coffee today they'll give you a free cup.
This Pepsi Next roulette game is sorta fun, and you get a coupon for a free Pepsi Next.


A note on Dealzmodo: We're professional shoppers. We wade through virtual mall after cyber storefront to figure out what's actually a bargain. Yes, we make money if you end up buying. That's capitalism, but we're absolutely looking out for your best interest. Read this if you want to know more.