I spent three days in coffee heaven while we were in Georgia.
The coffee brewed each morning in the family's Hamilton Beach pot was so excellent, I finally asked my son, "What kind of coffee is this?"
He showed me the package: Maxwell House Breakfast Blend.
All I can say is, in a world where most people seem to like warmed-up stump-water (weak coffee), this household had it right.
I realize, of course, that it's all a matter of opinion. My mother-in-law used to come to my house and fill her cup half-full of water, then pour coffee from the pot to fill the cup. Yuck. My sister-in-law next door is the same way.
Anyhow, when you are the visitor, you take what you get and shut up; but the coffee I got during my stay in Georgia was to my liking.
Another thing I don't care for (besides stump-water) is flavored coffee. Oh, I like the McDonald's Frappe, but that isn't coffee: it's dessert. I don't even like regular coffee from a pot that's recently had flavored coffee brewed it in, because the nasty taste is still there. I use plain, generic coffee-creamer; that's the only additive I want.
Lest I forget, for those times when you just want one cup of coffee and don't want to wait forever, Jim and Deb have a Keureg.
Cliff had a cup of Keureg-brewed coffee the evening of our arrival and said it was great. Later on I found out those little individual K-cups cost about 75 cents each. Wow! For one cup of coffee!
I finally allowed myself one cup of Keureg coffee; yes, it's very good. It would be convenient to have a machine that makes one excellent cup of coffee, when you want it, in a matter of seconds. But I only allow $280 each month for groceries. I can't devote that much of it to coffee.
I think we're doing fine with our Bunn, as long as we use good coffee in it.
Besides, I really don't have counter space to have two coffee pots sitting around.
Methinks I doth protest too much.