do not buy if you make less than full carafe of coffee.
Positive Product Points
looks cool in stainless steel timer very nice
Negative Product Points
does not make hot enough coffee when making less than 5 cups
Ok, so after my horror with the utopia I upgraded to the aroma. I was assured it would make HOT coffee (which is why I like the utopia on rare day it chose to work).
Took the aroma home, impressed with aesthetics, started brewing.
After a week or two of daily use I realized that the aroma just did not make coffee hot enough for 4 cups volume. Problem ( and bucky's service people agreed was the steel carafe ) related to lack of carafe heater. Starbucks suggests heating the steel carafe with boiling water before brewing coffee but geeze louise why do I use a timer for morning coffee if I have to wake up and coddle the carafe with hot water? I ask you...?
So now what? I want a good hot coffee maker that will make HOT coffee (without me having to heat up milk) and the aroma fails with this unless you pre-heat the carafe AND make a LOT of coffee.