This is everything I wanted, great quality coffee. The grinder is less loud than the stainless steel coffeemaker I previously had. I've played around with all the settings to come up with the best cup, so, you'll have to do the same - especially if you don't want a filter basket full of grounds, needlessly (I set it to 4 cups, medium roast, finest grind - for water that I've filled between the 8 and 10 line; 6 cups when I max out the water line). Don't hesitate to buy this coffeemaker! I'm sending the details to my mom and dad now - after my dad visited, he raved about it!