Juli and John, the owners of Scandinavian design store Mjölk in Toronto, also blog about their personal domestic adventures, such as the search for a stylish and functional drip coffee maker. "What in the world is going on with small appliances?" they wrote recently. "We need a coffee maker for the store, and one for home, too, and it turns out our two favorite coffee makers (Jasper Morrison's design for Rowenta and the classic Braun) seem to be extinct." Fifteen readers weighed in, and one suggested the Moccamaster, handbuilt in the Netherlands, "which has looked the same since 1969."
Above: Juli and John's Moccamaster, on their teak kitchen counter.
Above: In the US, the chrome Moccamaster KB 741 with glass carafe is available online for $245 at Oren's Daily Roast and at Boyd's Coffee in Oregon for $279. Measuring 14 inches high and 13 inches wide, the Moccamaster produces 10 cups, features a dual temperature warming plate, and produces "an incredibly clear brew with a satiny body." Certified by the European Coffee Brewing Center and the Specialty Coffee Association of America and Europe.