For surprisingly efficient word burning, the www.bushbuddy.ca or the US counterpart www.nomadicstovecompany.com are fantastic, I imagine you can use the pot holder separately for Esbit without much issue (haven't actually tried this myself, yet).
On paper an alcohol stove or even canister makes a lot more sense for most my trips, but the entertainment and joy I get having a little wood burning fire is worth the drawbacks. Although, when I get some soot on my hands and then shortly after, my face & clothes... I do question if the fire was actually enjoyable enough to justify looking like a hobo my first night out.
Lately I've been thinking about the Caldera Cone option, as it has several uses, and would probably end up being the most practical for my needs.
I made an IKEA stove and it works alright, but takes a little more wood and produces a lot more smoke than a Bushbuddy, and it is probably a bit more of a fire hazard than some other word burning stoves.