I have had this coffee maker for around 10 days and so far so good. You need to experiment a little with the amount of water you put in the maker and with the amount of coffee you "order" from the machine, but it is relatively easy. Programming the coffee machine to get coffee just made in the morning was also easy. The grinder works quite well. We are very satisfied. Only drawbacks (not so important) are: - glass jug does not look very resistant. We handle it with care. - Anti-dripping system does not work perfectly -- it is difficult to avoid one or two drops when retiring the jug to serve coffee - instructions manual is simple and incomplete. The good news is that, being this coffee maker virtually the same as the Beem Aroma Perfect, you can download the instructions from Beem web pages, which are much more complete and detailed.