This machine makes a good cup of coffee and it is very easy to use. On the downside though, it is a little difficult to pour the water into the machine because of the small space allowed, and since I grind my own coffee, I seem to have a little difficulty getting the fresh ground coffee into the filter without making a mess. I do try and fill the filter outside of the machine, but it seems I always seem to get some fine grounds displaced inside the machine. I probably wouldn't notice this at all with the black model, but it is very noticeable with the white one. If you can get past the little bit of messiness that at least for me seems unavoidable, then I think you will love this machine. I also bought this for my 83 yr. old mother in law, who has some difficulties operating machines,etc... and this machine is perfect for her since I set it up for her and all she has to do is push the on button. I've yet to read about programming it, but I'm sure that will make it even easier for her.