This coffee pot is awesome. It comes with a 12 cup carafe as well as 2 to-go mugs. I love coffee in the morning and my husband does not. My coffee maker is most often used in the mornings with one of the to-go cups. It perfectly brews 2 cups of coffee and the coffee drips right into my to-go cup. There is no coffee pot to clean and no pouring coffee into a mug to take to work with me. Cleanup is as easy as dropping the filter with used grounds into my container of compost materials. When I want to brew a larger pot, the coffee drips right into the carafe. This assures me that I will have hot coffee after dinner if I brew it just before I sit down to eat. The carafe keeps the coffee warm when I want to share a pot with a friend. There are no worries about shattering glass in my kitchen, nor do I have to shop for a replacement glass pot that fits my coffee maker. For my birthday, I have asked my husband for another Hamilton Beach coffee maker to keep at work.