Makes coffee very fast with no mess. Makes hot water very fast for making tea.
Negative Product Points
I found this machine to be a bitter disappointment. It makes the weakest coffee I have ever tasted. I tried a variety of coffees, including some that were supposed to be bold, and the coffee always came out weak. I tried using the minimum amount of water, but it still disappointed.
There isn't much to say: the machine makes weak, weak coffee. It is a beautiful, high tech machine, but the coffee is weak. Perhaps the water temperature is too low, but I could not make it any hotter.
I don't know if it is coincidence that the three posts before mine were all made within hours, or what. I read the reviews on Amazon and decided that this must be a great coffee maker, but it just wasn't. Either my machine is defective, or someone is stuffing the forums with bogus reviews.