Amazon) is on the higher end of the spectrum with auto-off and timing functions. The little 4-cup Mr. Coffee ($18.88, Amazon) is a model we lived with for years, and it brews just enough for one or two people. Drip brewing has certain advantages - it's easy, quick, and cleanup is easy. It also leaves a lot of the essential oils and sludge behind in the filter, so it's a little easier on the stomachs of people who are bothered by coffee's oils. But it also leaves more of the rich taste behind, giving a clearer, brighter brew than other methods. Drip brewing also results in a greater amount of caffeine per cup because of the length of time the water spends in the grounds. A couple tips to get the most out of your drip brew coffe: • Grind your beans right before you brew the coffee for maximum taste and freshness. • Brew only what you will drink in the next 20 or 30 minutes. Once coffee has cooled it can't be reheated without serious degradation of taste. We like the convenience of drip coffee but prefer the taste of French press and other brewing methods. Do you have any drip pot recommendations? What do you look for in a drip pot brewer?