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I used a French press for seven years, because I am highly susceptible to all things "sleek" and "minimal."
Recently, I decided that I was going to start getting up early in the morning to write. I knew I needed some kind of incentive to get me out of my sweet, sweet bed, so I finally pulled the trigger on a programmable coffee pot.
This coffee maker — which has over 2,500 five-star reviews on Amazon — lets you choose between brewing a single serving or a 12-cup pot, and can also be programmed up to 24 hours in advance so you can wake up to already-brewed coffee.
So few things in life are as great as you expect them to be (lookin' at you, every haunted house ever), but this coffee maker absolutely is.
Me, waking up to a fresh-brewed pot every morning:
Get it from Amazon for $57.99.
Some reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.