When I make coffee for myself, I typically use a single cup brewing system because I only drink one cup at a time. If I have a work event (which normally happens once a month) I use the Sunbeam 12C Black Coffeemaker. This coffeemaker is really easy to use, which is important to me because I am a terrible coffee maker! You pretty much just put in the amount of coffee you want to make, add the water, and set the coffeemaker to brew. This consistently makes a good cup of coffee, and I never had any complaints about the grinds being in the coffee. You can even keep this coffee hot all day. Ease of Cleaning This is pretty easy to clean out. I typically wash out the container and just dump the coffee grinds in the trash. Ease of Use This is simple to use, which is important to me. You just add the coffee and water and turn it on. The coffeemaker does the rest. Design I like that it's small enough to get in a small space, but it doesn't look like the fanciest coffee maker. Durability I move this from my office to different meeting places, and I never have a problem with anything breaking.