Give the Coffeemaker a Rest
While Todd's out of town, I hate to make a whole pot of coffee in the morning for myself. And one of the best things I picked up the last time I was at Whole Foods was a recipe for cold-brewed iced coffee. It takes 8 hours of sitting around, so plan ahead. But then you just have coffee in the fridge all the time.
I ground 1/4 pound coffee in my little coffee grinder in a few batches, very course grind, then put it in a big bowl with a quart of cold, filtered water. Let it sit on the counter 8 to 12 hours, then strain through a coffee filter set in a strainer. Pretty potent stuff. I like mine half coffee, half milk, with a little bit of sugar.