Since our coffee maker bit the dust a couple months ago, we've been brewing our coffee in the little French press my favorite mom in law bought us several years back. It does a good job and in a lot of ways we like it better than what came out of our Mr. Coffee, the only problem is getting the grounds out of the bottom when the coffee is gone. Now that it's warm out I usually toss them in the garden outside the back door. This afternoon I "missed" the garden. Oops.