I am the guilty one who restarted this thread.
Sure enough, after posting the comment, I noticed Sailingdogs list of rules.
Blame it on not having enough coffee before posting a reply
I typically use already ground coffee (easier to maintain stores for and reduces having a gadget that doesn't do more than one thing to make it useful), and an over the shelf $40.00 Mr. CoffeeMate Thermal Carafe (sp).
When with shore power - brew as normal.
When without shore power. Using the stove to boil water and slowly pouring the hot water over the grounds allows the coffeepot to "brew normally". It goes into the thermal carafe as it would normally (maybe a few more grinds than normal).
This way when actually sailing as well, the thermal carafe goes into the sink, or I use the electrical cord to wrap through the handle and back into the 120 outlet (while still on the coffee pot unit). If coffee maker is placed on one of those non-skid gadgets- one the galley counter, even when severely heeled - stays in place with that technique.
I also have one of those french presses - but do not like it so well as you have to almost drink it as soon as it is pressed. Not worthy for prepping for hot toddy's when racing in 30 degrees F.
Now if they had a thermal version of the french press - that would be ideal