I'm afraid "instant gratification" has taken over in our house when it comes to coffee, especially in the morning! It is an "iffy" place to be until the first few swigs of coffee have gone down! After that, things improve. However, since we have a natural gas stove, we do have a mostly "all glass" stove top percolator for those rare times the power goes off rendering the Keurig inoperative. It's a hoot to watch.