This is a great coffee maker and it brews really delicious cup of coffee.
I got this as a Valentines present from my wife and I am very happy about this machine.
I like STRONG coffee every morning so I keep on buying Strong Starbucks coffee beans, put the setting on Strong on the coffee maker, and I set the grind control 1-2 cups MORE than the amount of water I pour in to make.
Technically, I can never make a full 12 cups because I always have to put less water, but the coffee is SO delicious I dont really mind.
This is much better than my old single cup coffee maker I have in my office because with this machine, I have a lot of options with regards to making my coffee and the taste of the coffee is much better than the single cup coffee maker.