The Starbucks coffee maker is a great addition to any coffee lovers kitchen. I have had my Starbucks coffee maker for as long as I have been married and my wife brought the coffee maker to the marriage. So we have had this coffee maker for almost 5 years and it still makes a fresh delicious cup of coffee. We purchased a gold coffee filter for the maker and have been pleased. The maker is pretty standard and offers consistent cups of coffee that can be modified by the grind. We have enjoyed the sturdy frame and the double walled carafe. This feature keeps the coffee warm for several hours. I have even brewed a pot in the morning before work and have come home in the afternoon to a warm cup of coffee. Pretty impressive! For the most part the problems are with the cleaning. I do not like to clean after every use and so some coffee residue builds up in the cracks and crevices. Other than that, the coffee make is excellent and makes great coffee too!