For years I have been wasting half pots of coffee and now I can create one single cup and have a different kind every time if I wish. I even bought one for my children so my grandkids can have hot cocoa easily without all the mess. The flavors are endless, plus I am a strong coffee lover and with the Extra Bold varieties out there I can even satisfy that craving. Can't say enought about this great unit. Easy to use and fast to brew.