I used to think all coffee makers were created equal - until I discovered the Bonavita. Although it is a little pricey, it is worth every penny. The thermal carafe keeps the coffee warm for hours. I can make a pot in the morning and still enjoy a warm cup in the afternoon. The shower head technology allows for adequate infiltration of all the coffee grounds which lends to a smoother and richer cup of coffee. An excellent product that I can't recommend highly enough!