Originally Posted by mojofilter
I have a whistling tea kettle, a Melitta #6 filter funnel, and a vacuum carafe. I make the drip coffee straight into the carafe. Not only is this the best method for no 120 VAC hookup, it is the best tasting coffee regardless of power source. Making 120 volts off a battery is really hard on them - I should say highly inefficient. I find the french press really messy, and the flavor not as good. Melitta has the funnel/carafe combo on their website.
I'm a Melitta guy too and just traded in my large plastic cone for this smaller silicone Collapsible Drip Cone.
It saves a lot of storage space. I use it with an insulated 10 cup stainless carafe and it keeps the coffee hot for hours.