This coffee maker has met all my expectations. Once I found the coffee blends I like best, I can have my favorite cup any time of day or any mood. No more wasting pots of coffee. I enjoy tea sometimes and while I can make a cup at a time in the microwave or from hot water in the kettle, this is still easier. I would not have bought this for tea alone; but, now that I have it… This design is a real space saver, too. I don’t have much counter space. It heats up quickly, too.