The color totally MAKES this coffeemaker. I don't like a lot of clutter on my countertops so if I have to have something sitting there at least it looks great. The only issue anyone might have with it is the fact that when you pour the water, unless you fill it, it's hard to see. That's not a big deal for me.
I love the color and cost of this coffee maker but bought it to replace a Krupps maker I had for years and it just doesn't meet the quality. Primarily for two reasons: when you lift the lid to pour water in there is condensation on the lid that has no where to drip but behind the coffee maker (the Krupps never had condensation the next day) and the where you pour the water is very narrow. It's a very affordable maker, beautiful color and average quality-I mean it does make good coffee.