and if it does what time do you have it set for?
I always get up at 5:30, so my time on my coffee pot goes off at 5:25.
The coffee pot hubby uses during the week does. He sets it for 4:30am(?). We get up at 4:45am and the first thing he does is go in the kitchen and pour himself a cup of coffee so it'll cool while he is getting ready. He also pours some of the pot in his thermos so it'll be fresh and hot. When I get up, I then pour the balance of the coffee in a travel mug so he can drink it during his commute. It is a finely tuned system.
We now use an electric percolator so no. We had a little drip coffee pot that just bit the dust, but we never set the timer either. I used to because dh and I used to take turns. When some day it was magically decided it was just going to fall on me, I stopped doing it. During the summer if dh wants coffee and I'm not up, he makes it. If I'm up, I'll make it. If he doesn't want to bother, I make it when I get up.
The percolator is a pain in the neck but boy does the coffee come out HOT and I love that.