Sometimes, you just have to get creative. I've been known to set up the filter basket with a filter and coffee, place it over a mug, and pour boiling water through, slowly. It's not quite as good, but it will work in a pinch, lol. No coffee indeed. Not in my house! I really want to get one of those old-fashioned, stove top, percolators. That would be handy to have around for emergencies (plus I just think they're cool). Nice to have an extra coffee pot on hand for holidays or parties too. I think someone here was saying that they still use one as their main coffee maker.