Pros:Great flavor Easy to use Fits easily under the kitchen counter
Cons:Expense Gold filter inadequate/basket handle annoying with paper filter.
This coffee maker is fabulous and the transition from our separate grinder/coffee maker could not have been easier. We were already using 8 C ground with 12 C water on strong brew. The transition with our Starbucks Gold Coast was perfect, once we decided to use a paper filter instead of the gold one included with the machine. It is such a pleasure to wake up in the morning and hear that grinder going.
Although we have not had the maker very long, it is very well built with a much sturdier frame than our old Krup's maker. The water well has a handy built in "step ladder" that clearly marks the number of cups, and the the opening fastens with a snap to make sure the water stays fresh. I can't rave enough about this purchase!