I have a Braun, 12 cup with a clock and drip timer that I can set up in advance. I think I bought it around 7 years ago and paid something like $50.00 for it.
If you don't drink coffee a lot, then you don't really need to spend that much money. You can get coffee maker for about $25.00 without a timer.Here is one at Sears
I had just a regular drip coffee maker for many years and it served it's purpose just fine but I broke the pot and while I could have bought a replacement pot, decided that since I was really into coffee at that time that I wanted one with a timer.
Now it sits gathering dust because it's just easier to put on the kettle and put in a couple spoons of instant and add water when I feel like a cup of coffee instead of having to try and figure out how to make one or 2 cups of coffee in a large coffee maker.
If you only want to make 1 or 2 cups of coffee a few times per week, why not buy a jar of instant coffee? It takes up less counter room and coffee is expensive, so you aren't wasting money making more coffee than you will drink.