Summary: Still nice looking item in the kitchen and the table. I broke my previous one which was heavier and classier due to the thicker metal case and lid. It made such a statement. The new one is not so striking as the previous one but at least it is lighter. The measurement is confusing though. It seems to us that 8 cups are probably counted as 8 bigger espresso cups. We would say it is up to 6 coffee cups or 4 mugs.