My family makes fun of me because I am always buying a new coffeepot. I first bought one that ground the beans in the 70's and have tried many since - they never made the coffee strong enough for me so in between would grind my own beans. This pot has changed my outlook. It is the best grind and brew I have ever had. You can adjust the strength of coffee to get it just the way you want. The coffee is great! There is one problem: when the thermal carafe gets low it is very difficult to pour the coffee. We often end up with more on the counter than in the cup.