Have you ever drank coffee from a percolator? It's the best. My mother in law has a stainless steel 12 cup percolator. I think she's been using it over 30 years. Her coffee is the absolute best. I have the corning ware percolator but it's not that pretty to look at so I store it in the cabinet. I always forget I have it so it hasn't seen much use.
I got this 8 cup from Kohls it's made by Paula Deen. Isn't she pretty? This gal will be staying out on the stove for all to see! Now for those who aren't coffee drinkers, you could always toss in a few tea bags instead of coffee. Like iced tea? Let the tea cool and pour over ice. And for you southern gals, I suspect you'll be adding a lot of sugar 'cause y'all love your sweet tea!