Summary: My Kona is my work horse daily coffee maker. I made a warming plate from an old coffee maker to keep things up to temp between cups. I love coffee and own several makers. Percolaters, presses, siphons, Chemex etc...no plasto auto drip machines though. Chemex makes a beautiful unit. Looks cool on the counter top. The thing people like about Chemex is the filters. I find that they "clean" the coffee a bit much for my liking. I like some of the oils etc. in my brew.