I'm kind of over the traditional drip coffee makers these days for various reasons I'll get into, but I can't live without at least a cup or two of coffee in the morning. I've been using a french press for a while and it is terrible on my stomach and no amount of adjusting this or that is helping.

I'd love to get a Keurig or something like it, but they are just too damn expensive and that's just not something I'm going to do. I don't want to buy a new drip machine because filters are wasteful and I don't want to buy them and I'm only making two cups tops and it's just pointless to have a big machine for just me. So the other options are percolators like the one above or this ceramic one cup cone thingy:

But again, buying filters, special one cup cone filters, and I'm not sure if these things will make enough for my giant-ass morning mug.

So I guess what I'm asking is; do you use a coney-majig or percolator? What is your preferred coffee experience? Taste is not a huge deal breaker for me, I know percolators are not the coffee snob's favorite, but are they easier on the stomach than the french press? I have no stomach trouble with drip coffee, just with the french press I've used. I've used a small percolator once and I don't think I had trouble but if they are known for that I'd wanna know before buying a $30 perc and I tried to find an answer to the stomach thing online but no real answers. I guess most coffee aficionados don't have sensitive tummies and I just want the least amount of work without having to buy filters or at least just scoop and pour being the only thing my morning brain can handle.

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Does anyone out there use any of these methods or a different-yet-easy one that doesn't make me shit lava?

And no, I will not switch to tea. Not that I have anything against tea, just not enough caffeine at all, you don't know me in the morning, it's not a pretty sight.