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please tell me about your dream coffee maker!

tf.to.foodie Nov 27, 2011 07:28 AM

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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    poser Nov 27, 2011 07:44 AM

    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
      Leepa Nov 27, 2011 07:51 AM

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


      I concur on the idea of the grinder.

    2. r
      RGJAX Nov 27, 2011 08:13 AM

      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!

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        mmmmmmmmmgood Nov 27, 2011 08:15 AM

        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.

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