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Sep 11, 2009 07:49 AM

Trying to find high-end drip coffeemaker in Montreal, no luck

So I'm looking to buy a very high-end drip coffeemaker as a wedding gift.

None of the highest-rated models on CoffeeGeek seem to be available from Mtl. retailers, online or storefront.

Does anyone know where I can find a really good selection of top-end coffeemakers?

I know about the places that sell $2000 espresso machines, as well as places like Centre de Rasoir that sell Braun/Krups-type appliances.


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  1. If you have time to spare you can order online and get it delivered. That's what I did for my espresso machine.

    I am told the Technivorm machines with thermal carafes are the best drip machines, but I know only of two in Montreal: one is a friend's and the other is at Café Myriade! Maybe you can phone Café Myriade to ask where they got theirs.

    4 Replies
    1. re: TheSnowpea

      We ordered ours from Transcend coffee in Edmonton, very nice people to deal with.

      1. re: TheSnowpea

        I looked for the Technivorm once and found it at only one Canadian source - maybe things have changed, but it was Transcend Coffee in Edmonton:

        It's expensive, but it's the *only* drop coffeemaker Cook's Illustrated found worthwhile because it's the only one they tested that could get the water hot enough for optimal brewing.

        1. re: TheSnowpea

          Thanks...... I thought the Technivorm might be a little advanced for someone who's not a coffee fanatic - like I said, I'm looking for a gift - but I appreciate the referral to Transcend Coffee. They look like a terrific retailer.

          1. re: thesolodiner

            I would recommend Capresso. After drooling over one at a friend's house as I savored an exceptional cup of coffee, my wife bought me a Capresso machine with built-in grinder. It makes the best drip coffee I've ever had. They make models without the grinder, and models that brew directly into a thermal carafe. I think they have an online store.

            good luck.