Summary: I bought this for the office because I thought it might do a good enough job at its price point. I researched for months but clearly made a bad purchase. I have a Technivorm Moccamaster at home but didn't want to spend that much for an office machine that someone might break. This one looked like the best fit. I hate this coffee maker. Not easy to clean because the thermal carafe and the lid have too many spaces inside that collect water and (of course) old coffee.
Summary: I love this coffee maker, it is simple but brews very hot coffee that stays hot. I saw it tested on America's Test Kitchen it came in second for the longest and hottest brewing time. I am very happy I found it on ebay.
Summary: Buying a coffee maker this expensive without knowing much about the company was a bit of a gamble, however there is truth to making the coffee with the right water temperature and that drips evenly across the beans. From that point of view the coffee maker is second to none. I am still tweaking the ground size to achieve the time desired but this is preference. Net of it is that i would recommend this machine, and i would purchase it again.
Summary: Like the maker so far. I also only rec'd one of the four coffee cups as did another reviewer but, Amazon has rectified that for me. Have not yet tried the coffee and don't know that we will after reading other reviews. Love the fact that no water drips from the carafe while filling the water compartment! Coffee is hot which I love! I was always having to nuke my cup half way thru drinking it. I saw this recommended on Americas Test Kitchen and I trust their reviews.
Summary: I am not a coffee connoisseur but I like a convenient and quick cup of coffee. Having tried many different machines including the Keurig, which I hated, I spent lots of time reading reviews because if nothing else, I like value for my money. That is exactly what I got here. This machine is consistent and has none of the problems of other machines such as a dribbling pot which to me, is alone, worth its weight in gold.
Summary: This is not the system for you if you like all the bells and whistles in electronics. Give me a simple product any day. That is how I would describe this coffee maker. Perfect brewing time and drip time. Doesn't make a lot of cups or have a heating element for the thermos but does make a great cup of coffee.
Summary: Easy to use, coffee comes out better than my old (and dead) Cuisinart drip machine. I grind my coffee medium coarseness just before brewing which is a little coarser than I used too. This coffee maker makes coffee taste pretty much according to it's quality. Bad coffee will not taste good but good coffee really tastes good! The carafe pours nicely without dripping. The coffee that came with the unit was not good coffee and should be thrown into the compost.