Good if you pre-heat your cup (water in microwave). Not quite hot enough otherwise.
Positive Product Points
Affordable, solid, built
Negative Product Points
Water doesn't get or stay hot enough. And don't use the steamer to heat the water.
The first one we bought failed after 6 months from a busted coil. The vendor fully supported the warranty, and we got either the same one repaired or a replacement, I'm not sure. And I read that it was "common" problem with these. But here's what I figured out.... It just wasn't making the water hot enough unless I put the steamer on. I think that may be what caused the coil to break. Now, I pre-heat my cup by microwaving a little water in the mug while I prepare the coffee. That way the mug itself doesn't cool the coffee coming out, and it's acceptably hot. When I read "finicky" and other words to describe routines, they make sense... this is mine.
Seattle Coffee Gear was good, and backed up the warranty claim.