I have used just about every coffee maker/method in existence. We routinely use a Mr.Coffee, but my wife uses a French Press for her "Fu-Fu" coffee (flavored coffees, which I cannot stand). I use the percolator when I am out camping on in a cabin with no electricity, but I do "boiled" or "cowboy" coffee when I am out on a boat or in a really primitive situation. I also made and used "coffee concentrate" (a type of cold brew) when I was living on the Altiplano in Bolivia, and I used a vacuum system when I was in college...and of, course, there are various kinds of instant. I also used Melitta filters at various times and places. Keurig-type systems are best for offices and workplaces where tastes differ, and I find the electric drip systems best for those of us who drink copious amounts of the stuff.