Coffee pot: function vs symbol

I remember when I bought a coffe pot for four people.
I live alone (and I always use a two person coffe-pot), but I often have some friends for dinner, so... I thought it was better to have a bigger one (I could avoid to prepare it two times).

It is not (not always, at least!).

At the end of the dinner people is laid back, relaxing and chatting: they don't have nothing else "to do". So, I think, preparing two coffee pot, instead of a bigger one, stress the ritual aspect, increase the convivial atmosphere, and add intimacy.
But sometimes you're in a hurry...

So... time and occasion decide my coffepot, not the guests number.

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