"The carafe got broken, so we had to use a chopstick to wedge up the little button so the coffee could flow. The coffee must flow!"
Frank Herbert would be proud. I'd hate for you to have to hit up Dunkin Idaho for your morning brew.
Necessity in the mother of invention. So I guess Near-necessity is the weird uncle of invention.
From the submitter:
"When the catch-closure on my spring-loaded coffee maker lid broke with no replacement part available, I simply employed the ol' MacGyver bungee system!"