A couple of years ago, we joined the 21st century by getting a Keurig coffee maker. Although I am not a coffee drinker, I really enjoy my family having good coffee, and I LOVE the smell of coffee brewing. Our Keurig is nice, but it is an expensive pain to keep clean (if you follow the manufacturer's instructions which I am afraid not to . . .) AND the coffee does not smell good.
When Michael and I first married, he loved his coffee; over the years, he has drank less coffee and more tea. I thought maybe the Keurig would revive his interest in coffee.
The other day I had a wild hair and bought him a percolator off of Amazon. My parents had an electric percolator for many years (one of the white and blue Corelle patterns). I thought I was something else because I would fix their coffee for them in the mornings! So, again, even though I wasn't a coffee drinker, I have long been a coffee maker, and I love doing that. Momma and Daddy went to the drip-maker as did M. But even those don't produce that rich smell I knew as a girl growing up.
To make a long story short, the little pot you see pictured above is now a welcome member of the family (sorry about the messy stove--I have been cooking all morning). The coffee it bubbles up for us in the morning smells wonderful. I might even have a cup! James Martin, who has become a coffee lover like his dad, likes it, too. It does take a little longer to get the coffee ready, but I don't mind! That smell is worth it. The Old Ways do have their own particular blessings!
Hope you have a wonderful day--if you can, come have a cup of coffee!
post script: I make tea the old-fashioned way, too. The tea makers just don't get the same flavor as that pot of boiling water on the stove waiting for the tea bags to steep a while!