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ISO: one person bodum

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The caffeine junkie in me is looking for a fix - I have recently switched jobs and moved from a downtown location where there was a plethora of coffee places in spitting distance to a barren suburban wasteland... with no coffee shop in sight... I have decided - I have to take matters into my own hands and "brew" my own... so I am looking for a one person bodum/french press coffee pot at a reasonable price... I know that MEC sells a camping one, but I am looking for other options... perhaps something a little more elegant and less utilitarian?

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  1. I recently donated my one-person bodum to a charity thrift store as I never used it, maybe it's still there, lol -

    I'm sure you could find one reasonably priced at somewhere like Sears or the Bay.

    1. They have a Bodum 16 ounce travel press at Bed Bath and Beyond. I found it on the US site but notice you have 2 locations in Ontario. Sorry don't know the territory as to their closeness.
      I Googled them and they have got Toronto surrounded.

      1. I know that Kitchen Stuff Plus carries them....

        Pretty Cheap too

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        1. re: lovestocookandbake

          I bought mine at Kitchen Stuff Plus... around $30 for a nicer one (chrome top, some are just black plastic), brews for one or two.

        2. Manic Coffee (on N. side of College, east of Bathurst) has bodums for sale and are well priced. Also pick up some single origin coffee from them, its fantastic.

          1. I bought my one-cup bodum french press pot from ...... Winners! It was a great deal at 15 bucks.

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            1. re: sumashi

              Similarly, I just bought one (not the Bodum brand, though, if that's important for you) at HomeSense this week for $9.99 - makes one large mug of coffee.

            2. There's a huge selection of Bodum coffee makers at the Green Beanery, south east corner of Bloor and Bathurst. I visited their old location on Brunswick last fall just before they moved to Bloor. The sales people there were very knowledgeable and really friendly, and could discuss the pros and cons of the various models, and they had a wide selection of coffee as well.

              I think Green Beanery has a website as well so you can check their prices.

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                1. re: Rudiger

                  I would recommend getting an aeropress from here.

                  $35 and makes a great cup of coffee for one!

              1. $1...yup ONE DOLLAR at dollarama...I bought my mini-press there a couple of years ago, so I can't guarantee it's part of their 'regular collection' but next time you're there you can't beat that (plus how nice a coffee maker do you want to leave at work anyway). While you're there pick up some stainless steel kitchen tongs (last for years and have the perfect spring...not carpal tunnel inducing like some pricier ones).

                1. update: I went to green beanery - to check out the aeropress or a nice chambord bodum. In the end I decided to re-purpose my camping bodum from MEC - i totally forgot that I owned it. So I ended up buying a pound of a fair trade medium roast Sumatra. I love Green Beanery - nice merchandise, philosophy and cafe vibe.

                  Thanks all for the recos....