This is the coffee maker that I had before I got my simpler one. I absolutely loved this coffee maker. I love that I could purchase whole bean coffee (I often found that my coffee tasted fresher than when I used already ground beans) and grind it right before my coffee brewed. I love the programmable features and that I could set the coffee maker to brew my coffee right before I woke up. The one feature that I was not impressed with was the about of residue that accumulated inside the machine over a period of time. It was nothing that a quick vinegar rinse didn't take care of, but I still found that it was bothersome and affected the coffee taste somewhat. Aside from this minor inconvenience, I was more than impressed with this grind and brew coffee maker and would definitely recommend it to a friend! It is easy to use, cost effective, and lasts a long time. Definitely a sensible purchase!