We just love this. It makes fantastic, fresh tasting coffee every time. The grinder is fast, which is good because it does make a lot of noise. I woke up one morning and thought my roommate was vacuuming the living room at 7am, until I realized it was the coffee maker. But noise aside (I live in a small place, and my room is right next to the kitchen), this machine looks great in the kitchen, and is much better than the little old coffee maker I had before. I highly recommend it!