I have tried them all, espresso pot, french press, coffee pot, ect. By chanch a came across something called a MyJo. small and compact it uses K-cup pods. If your againstthe use of K-cups use the screened K-cup that comes with and use your oun ground coffee. I camp from a motorcycle and space on the bike is a premium and the MyJo has been my best find yet for a GREAT cup of coffee. Paid $13.00 for mine over 2 years ago and it still works like new.