Fresh grind. I like the ability to turn the grinder off. Adjustable temp setting for heating pad. I like the tones for when the coffee is done brewing and when the Auto shut off activates.
Pain to clean-The grind is course. I havn‘t found where setting the # of cups has an impact on flavor. Grinder is loud.
Pd $149 two years ago and at that time it was the best coffee make I had ever used. Very easy to use but difficult to give a thorough cleaning.