I don't drink a lot of coffee. I'll have 1 - 2 cups during the week, maybe twice that on weekends. If Laurie is out of town I usually won't make coffee at all, preferring a cup of tea.
In February our very reliable Black & Decker drip coffee maker finally failed. The switched had been going for a while and for the last six months or so we needed an ice pick to push the "On" button.
We really like the insulated carafe style. I couldn't find one like the one we had, but did find one we liked made by Zojirushi (on Amazon, of course). Zojirushi is a Japanese company that got its start making Dewar flasks (I was hooked with that!) The carafes must be excellent!
We got the unit in February. It's a little cumbersome to line up the carafe beneath the coffee outlet, and the tank isn't as easy to fill, but it's pretty nice and makes a good cup of coffee.
Unfortunately, it started to leak. I called Zojirushi and the sent me a UPS label to return it. I sent it in a couple of weeks ago, they repaired it, and it's on its way back.
For the last couple of weeks we've had to use our French press. I like a French press- it makes good coffee and it brings you back to the essence of what making coffee is. But it only makes a couple of cups, you have to boil water, it cools down fast, the bottom third has a lot of fines in it, blah, blah, blah.
Hopefully we get our Zoj back for the weekend.