I had the older version of Cuisinart which also ground the beans. I love this one with the bean hopper-so much more convenient. The only reason you did not receive a 5-star rating is because the bean hopper has two small cracks. It would be helpful, when advertising Coffeemakers to always tell whether or not a coffee pot comes with it. This may sound silly, but sometimes one has to purchase the carafe separately.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes