Let's start with coffee. We use this coffee pot several times every day, and it consistently works brilliantly. Which is to say, it keeps the coffee warm, is good to lift and pour and doesn't break. Which are the fundamentals, to my mind.
As most people with them do, we regularly broke the glass jugs of others we've had, then couldn't easily find the right replacement. We would be reduced to pouring hot water through the grounds and a kitchen towel pushed into a funnel to make coffee until we got the elusive proper jug. Strange that the glass ones are so prevalent - glass being a poor thermal insulator and very prone to breakage. Duh.
OK, so it does the job, but there's more to it than that. Like most things that do what they should quietly without fanfare, the whole thing just feels right in use. You might think it wouldn't matter much if the proportions were different, or the handle was a bit thicker or thinner, but it does. Mightily.
These are readily available and cost about £21 (1 litre capacity). Especially economical when a replacement glass jug for the same size is around £8-10.
There are, no doubt many places to get them from, but if you are inspired to get one, you can look at it on Amazon by clicking here . Don't do that yet though, because you might be tempted to read some reviews, as I always am. I can save you some frustration by imparting that most of the negative comments on there are about the capacity - "This certainly doesn't fill 8 of my cups!" for example. Last time I checked, 'cup' was not an SI unit of measurement, and it must be obvious to most people that they come in many different sizes. Duh again.