Pros:Compact design, VERY hot coffee, simple to use. Works at 7,000 feet above sea level!
Cons:Full water mark difficult to see, strangely variable amounts of coffee on occasion.
We live at a little over 7,000 feet above sea level. The first pod brewer we tried could not fill a cup for love or money. Finally I saw in small print - "Not for use over 6,000 feet". We returned it and I researched this time.
I found out that most pod brewers (and many espresso machines, also) have problems with the lower air ambient pressure up here. The Bunn was the only one I found that made the claim to work well at high altitude. They didn't lie.
Operation, etc has been covered well in other reviews. It produces tasty, HOT coffee quickly. This is a very nice machine no matter where you live. But if you need a pod brewer when you're Rocky Mountain High, I highly recommend the Bunn MCP.