There are a lot! Very good control over amount of strength of coffee to be brewed. Makes a very fine cup of coffee at a decent temperature. Easy enough to set and program (I'm in the computer business, so it was pretty easy for me to figure out.) Nice fit and finish. Burr grinder has good control over size of ground. Gold tone filter is very fine mesh. Easy to remove the pieces and parts to clean. Auto shutoff keeps from cooking the coffee all day. LCD is very readable. Design is very nice. Included video was very helpful in the overview of the machine operation.
Negative Product Points
Price. I wish it was $150. There is a cover to the filter basket which has a small rubber o-ring which I almost lost. The water reservior cover takes up a lot of vertical space when opened. I would have preferred it rotate to the side like the filter basket. The most bothersome feature is the fact that the LCD panel acts like a nightlight. The backlighting is very bright and lights up the inside of the machine when the lights are out.
After my Krups carafe broke after 15 years, I bought a Delonghi which was a very very poorly designed product. It lasted a week. After a lot of research my local coffee shop, Beans, had a new brand I wasn't familiar with called Capresso. After looking at their website, it was quickly apparent that all they did was make coffee machines. No blenders. No toasters. No other kitchen appliances. They obviously knew and loved coffee themselves. That, backed with a money back guarantee if I didn't like it, made me look at their product line. Since I already had a blade grinder which I wanted to convert to a spice grinder, a burr grinder was in my future. So I took a look at the CoffeeTeam.
$200 is the market rate for a grind and brew and other reviews have taken the Cusinart to task for not brewing hot enough, so I decided to go for the Capresso. LIke most people's experience, Capresso seems to be looking for feedback on their products. Beans wanted to know how I liked it. After I write this review, I heading there to tell them and get croissants. ;-)
Beans took quite a while helping me make a decision and figuring out the machine. They took the time to make me feel good about dropping $200 on a machine to infuse hot water into roasted and ground berries to produce a dark suspension to drink without further adulteration. They also make incredible croissants.
Three Month Followup
One Year Followup
I have had no major issues with my Capresso after a year. The coffee is consistent, clean up easy, and the only minor, nit-picky, thing is that sometimes you get a few grinds on the counter. Other than that, no breakage, no funny pots of coffee. I eventually stopped using the filter cover with the funny little rubber ring. No difference and easier clean up. I read other reviews about water temp and I drink my coffee black, so the temp is fine for me.