Summary: I bought this because the Capresso I had died after 15 years of good service! I like the new coffee maker but it was a little more complicated to learn how to use at first. Also, the bean holder is smaller than my old one. The lid over the water tank sticks sometimes but not a big problem.
Summary: Works great. Coffee bean holder could be bigger--if you make strong coffeee barely hold enough beans for two pots. Coffee even on strong is not quite strong enough for me. I add a little folgers to filter to get it as strong as I like it. Thermal pot is great--hold coffee hot for hours.
Summary: Much better than the old Capresso that finaly died. It adjusts the amount of beans ground based on grind and desired strength and has a clear plastic channel so you can monitor the freshly ground beans.
Summary: I love the whole idea of freshly ground coffee ready when we get up in the morning. Unfortunately, we still don't have it after purchasing this expensive coffeemaker. Everything works well through the grinding of the beans, but then they don't drop into the filter to make the coffee.
Summary: My first Capresso machine lasted about nine years.The burr grinder brings out the essence of the beans. The thermal carafe keeps your coffee warm without burning it. The temp of the coffee is hotter than the old model, so you can add cream without the coffee becoming too cold.
Summary: I really wanted to switch from a heated burner plate to a thermal carafe style and this definitely accomplishes the goal of not continuing to "cook" and thus burn the remaining coffee left after the first cup has been poured.
Summary: Initially, it does take a little while to figure out how the machine works. But if you read the instructions, at the same time you are trying to work the machine, it becomes simplified. It is wonderful not to have to clean the grinder out after every use.