(41 of 41 customers found this review helpful)
Top Rated, although disappointed
Limit Avail Of Pods
I had a little difficulty setting up this coffee maker, although once it was all set it functioned well. Although the small size is attractive and it seems to warm up quickly, the reservoir holds a pretty limited amount of water (it will brew one large cup and have just a little left over for a small second cup). The largest amount you can set to brew is 8 oz, so anytime you want a large cup brewed, you have to hit the button, wait for the brew to complete, then you have to hit it again. <br /><br />Perhaps the most vexing of the problems are the very limited options for plain coffee with this unit. They require the Dolce-Gusto Nescafe capsules (not the K-cups which seem like the industry standard). I've only been able to find them online. Of the 16 or so options available, only 2 are coffee in the typical sense of the word. The rest are Chai Tea, Espressos, Cappuccinos and the like. From the sample pack, I found most of them to be so sweet that I had to add to hit the brew button again to add enough water to make them palatable. <br /><br />If you just want a standard coffeemaker, I would avoid this option. If you like fancy specialty coffee drinks that tend to be sweet, don't mind shopping online for your capsule pods, and don't have much room on your counter for a coffeemaker, this will work for you. For myself, I will have to look for a larger capacity unit that uses the ubiquitous and K-cup capsules.
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No, I would not recommend this to a friend.