Summary: I used it once to chop nuts. It's fine if you put in a small amount, chop them, remove; another small amount, chop them, remove, etc. Not worth the trouble. It's easier to take out my chef's knife and chop them by hand. For coffee beans, I use a coffee grinder.
Summary: I wrote a very positive review just a few days ago about this Cuisinart Mini Chopper and the motor just burned out. I’ve only used it 4 or 5 times and it worked fine. Tried grating small pieces of parmesan and it just stopped working altogether. Not a good item at all. Shame on Cuisinart!