Well since I caused a lot of (unintended) controversy with post on "green" alcohol and biodiesel, how about a nice, safe non- controversial stove? Yay! We love stoves!
Now, ultralighters, you can just skip this post. This post is on the granddaddy of alcohol stoves, the Trangia. Lightweight? No. But super effective, robust, and weather proof. It's a great and versatile cookset, but it's really more for "family" hikes and other low key type trips. For fast and light use, go with something else.
So, without further ado, I give you The Stove of the Week: The Trangia 27