I'm not a coffee drinker, but my husband is. He loves Starbucks, but it's just too expensive to buy a coffee there every day. So I bought this coffee maker and he just buys Starbucks coffee and they grind it for him. He says it takes just fine. The coffee maker is just bare bones. You set everything up at night and then in the morning your cofffee is ready. i like how it comes with a re washable filter so you don't have to waste money buy using those Melita filters. We've used both and the coffe comes out just fine either way. I like the looks of the coffee maker. It is sleek and clean looking. If you are making coffee for just one person, the glass carafe is a bit large, and annoying to clean every day. However, the best feature is the timer.
Sugar Land, TX