Summary: I bought this unit a year and a half ago, as a Christmas gift for my wife and I - we love our morning coffee. The conical burr grinder is awesome. The programmable timer was a great feature for having our coffee ready in the mornings. Right from the start, we noticed that the steel carafe does NOT keep your coffee hot, and by the time you go for your next cup half hour later or so, you notice the coffee is luke warm.
Summary: the only drawback to this coffeemaker is that I get up about two hours after my husband and love my coffee very, very hot. I don't feel the carafe keeps it at a very hot temperature for two hours or more. Yes, it's hot, but not as hot as I would like it. Overall, it's a wonderful coffemaker.
Pros: Brews Quickly, Durable, Easy To Clean, Easy To Use, Large Pot, Multiple Settings
Summary: Unfortunately I was not happy with this product. I found that the coffee, regardless of setting, was just not strong enough. I have had the previous version of the Capresso Grind and Brew for over 7 years and it has been excellent. This new model does not measure up in my opinion. I was very disappointed.