Makes great coffee as long as you make 8 cups. Easy set up and fill.
Negative Product Points
Not hot or strong with 4-5 cups.
This product only works well if you are brewing 8 cups. My average is 4-5 cups as I use every morning. For 4-5 cups, the coffee comes out weak and not hot enough. I was very surprised at coffee strength for a 1/2 pot. I use one scoop per cup. (I'm not sure of exact scoop measurement but it's a bit more than 1 Tblsp) With 4-5 cups made the coffee was weak. When 8 cups made, it was just fine and hot enough. I so wanted to love this machine as I had read so many great reviews and they are all true as long as you brew 8 cups. I even contacted Bonavita who confirmed this machine is not made to brew a half pot. As soon as I find a man who likes coffee and will move in, I'll buy this again. For now, I sent back.