Yes I've been through every gadget on the market for making coffee over the years, from percolators to filter makers to bodums to espresso machines. They were fashionable and desirable at the time, cost me a fortune, did not impress me, were too much paraphernalia to use and clean and all conked out or fell by the wayside. Then I remembered how my mother used to make coffee in the 1950s, before the days of instant coffee and machines from ground coffee in a saucepan on the stove! So much simpler, easier and nicer. So I'm rolling back the years and hopefully your eyes with this simple recipe. This recipe is for 1 mug of coffee. Multiply the quantity according to numbers.
Washing up is a cinch! I actually keep the same saucepan for coffee and rinse out with water before use. This method of making coffee is liberating! You simply don't need all those machines!