We have a cup-at-a-time coffee brewing system that we typically use, but we kept the Krupps Coffee Maker around for parties or dinners where we need to make several cups at a time. It definitely gets the job done. The coffee tastes good, and the machine works in a timely manner. (Can you tell I really prefer the single cup machines at this point?) We've had it for several years, and the performance is still the same, despite the irregular use. Cleaning the pot and machine is very easy. Brew Performance The coffee tastes good and is consistent. Ease of Use Easy to use! Design It looks nice enough to leave out on the counter. Durability After 5+ years of use, it is still going strong.