I've been a budget coffee snob for quite awhile. I've tried nearly everything coffee related that's not $300+. For the last few years I've been using the hot water spigot of my water cooler and a french press or pour over. When I use a coffee pot, it's a vintage Krups Moka Brew. I have been a snob, and have felt disdain for those who use drip coffee makers.
Now, I bought one and it makes damn good coffee. I found a 12 cup Bunn O Matic VPR (or something similar) at a thrift shop for $30, and I'm not sure if it makes amazing coffee. . . or whether I'm enamored with the institutional-ness of it.
I feel kinda bad, like I'll be thinking Keurig is cool now or something. It is nice to have when I've got a lot of people around, but I'm wondering if I'm fooling myself and the novelty will wear off.
Anyhow, a general apology to the world of drip coffee makers, and curious as to whether anyone else uses something like this at home. . . and if it's worth trying to 'tune' the temperature and whatnot. . .or just to leave it like it is?