I've got multiple ways of making coffee without using an electric coffee maker, but only if I can make hot water. In a power outage, my electric stove is useless. (Of course, modern gas stoves use electronic igniters instead of always-lit pilot lights, so you need matches or a lighter to get them started in the event of a power failure.)
If I got desperate, I could fire up the charcoal grill or propane camp stove, or even plug a coffee maker into one of the UPSes, but that would probably tear through the battery pretty quickly. (Now I'm kinda curious to try it.)
Here's hoping all my friends in Irene's path are safely hunkered down at home or with friends or relatives.