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please tell me about your dream coffee maker!

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i'm not a coffee drinker, but my wife is. i'd like to get her a new coffee maker for christmas and don't know where to begin my search nor what to look for. any recommendations for the ULTIMATE coffee maker?

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  1. If your wife is the only coffee drinker, a individual pour over system may not only be the cheapest, but the best. Instead of a coffee maker, why not buy her a real difference maker? A GOOD grinder?

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    1. re: poser

      Not sure this is what the OP wants, but this is the pour over system I use.

      http://www.sweetmarias.com/clevercoff...

      I concur on the idea of the grinder.

    2. I've been roasting my own coffee for years (Hearthware iRoast2), then grinding (Capresso burr grinder), and then brewing it in my Technivorm Moccamaster. Technivorm makes very nice coffee makers and I recommend them. SweetMarias is an excellent site both for coffee gear and green beans. Good luck!

      1. I think the ultimate coffee maker is a Technivorm. You can get them online or at some high end kitchen stores. They brew the coffee at the perfect temp, very quickly and you can get a thermal carafe that keeps it hot for a long time. It doesn't have a timer, but since it only takes a few minutes to brew, you don't really miss it. I love mine! I'm the only coffee drinker in my house, and I think it's perfect.