Our old drip coffeemaker (one of those free Gevalia ones from the late 90s) was feeble and plastic. We wanted to see if we could avoid plastic, but our French press is only 8 cups and you have to do the 2-step boil and pour and the coffee cools off. We're lazy, I'm afraid (I call it efficient).
Meanwhile, my uncle left his vintage percolator in our car by accident, so we tried it out and absolutely loved it.
Delicious coffee: strong, not bitter. Stays hot for a long time without burning. No filters, no plastic. Classy exterior. Sold!
We love it.
And to return the beginning of the post, I am feeling the creep of holiday busy stress already. My shoulders are high and tight and I'm waking up early with too many niggling details on my mind. I'm following standard practices I've learned the hard way over the years: exercise, sunshine on my face, prayer, sleep, being kind to myself, and saying NO to anything extra.