The chute clogs easily or not enough coffee did grind. The coffee looks like dirty water many times. I would go for a separate grinder. The manual does not say enough. The manufacturer created a separate last minute warning label requesting to clean up the chute. The design is weak. The pot is poorly designed as well. You have to handle the pot upside down to finally get rid of the 20% liquid left inside. That would scare any guest that you would be serving at your table. I would buy to show you have a lot of money to lose.