Excerpt: It's perfect for our family. We want a fresh cup of coffee in the morning before work. For 2 people we use the 5 cup mark which fills a mug with room for milk. I love the style, size and that the filter sits right on top of the carafe. We do not leave it on! Pour the coffee and turn it off. It's perfectly hot and brews a great cup of coffee. It is quick. Get it ready the night before and just hit the button in the AM. I am very particular about my coffee!
Summary: The instruction manual took me a while, but now that the coffee pot is off and running, I find that it makes very good coffee indeed with the flip of one switch. No esoteric programming schedules or dog and pony shows. Just a well constructed old-style coffee maker that works.
Still makes consistently good drip coffee after 5 years
26 February 2013
Summary: This morning, as is usual, I made a carafe of freshly ground coffee with my Zorijushi Zutto: 5 demi-cups total which equals about 2 large mugs. I've always liked the fact that, unlike other monsters, this good-looking thing is compact and maximally productive, discourages wasteful use and occupies no significant counter space next to my Bodum burr grinder. The decanter-in-carafe design makes it exceedingly easy to take apart and clean well.
Summary: i bought this coffee maker cause of all the reviews i had seen and i wanted a small drip coffee maker. this zutto coffee maker makes the best coffee and its hot not scading hot but just right i was really suprised how hot the coffee was cause this coffee maker is only 650 watts if your looking for a good small coffee maker that makes great coffee this is it
Making perfect coffee since March 2008 and just bought a spare
B. Bridges, Amazon
19 November 2012
Summary: Checked my Amazon account and surprised we've had it so long. Read some reviews and decided it was time to write my own. Lots of other reviewers have gone over the features so thought I'd give results relating to long term usage and counter some of the speculative reviews, e.g., "looks like the handle will break easily". Until we got this pot, I always felt I got the best coffee from one of the specialty houses.
Summary: If your looking for a coffee pot that will brew a small amount of great tasting coffee, your search is over. I love the simple, functional design of this pot. Like the fact that the coffee grinds are contained inside the carafe. It's easy to clean and fits my needs perfectly. And if you should need any replacement parts, they're available though the maker's web site at a reasonable cost. I highly recommend this product.
Summary: I've had this coffee maker for 4 years now, It's the perfect size for one or 2 people. It's easy to use, doesn't take up a lot of space, and it makes great coffee. I just don't understand why it's so expensive. Also..it's really hard to find replacement carafe's. I had to search on the internet for a couple of days. The company that makes this coffee maker does not have the carafe..which is really stupid.
Cons: price, replacement parts hard to find, sturdy
Summary: I am not a true believer, but a coffee agnostic. I allow for the existence of an angry coffee god whose strict rules must be followed to the letter, but I don't operate under that assumption. Instead, I bask in the earthly pleasures of a daily cup of hot, black, strong coffee, and the Zishoruji is a perfect device of such hedonism. The believers say that the Zujishori doesn't heat the water to optimal extraction temperature.