We bought thsi machine for a lot of money and do not like it at all. It is so bad we actually reverted bakc to the good old stove expresso machine. Why we think it is a bad machine? The termal can does not fit when the filter top is in place and the termal description must be a joke. It does keep the coffee hot for exactly 2 min. After that the coffee is cold and unfortunately I do not "love" cold coffee. We are very dissapointed by this machine and would advice not to buy it if you like your coffee hot.