Some times it just comes down to having a single cup of coffee by ourselves. Bodum has a small single cup coffee press called the “bistro mug” that is just for such occasions. A press does a wonderful job of getting the best taste from coffee beans. This coffee press is relatively inexpensive retailing for $20 at Sur la Table. I like this piece since it fits inside a coffee mug. There is a hook on the side to fasten it to the rim of the coffee cup. Then you create the whole concoction right in the coffee mug.