For the last couple of years I'd been using a Cuisinart Grind & Brew, and I liked it, but it began to leak water after about 18 months, and then it just died. I bought the Jura-Capresso CoffeeTEAM to replace it. What a difference! Far fewer parts to fuss with, less grinder mess, faster from start to finish, and, more importantly, much, much better coffee. You can adjust the grind, adjust for the number of cups, program it to start automatically (the instructions say to allow 15 minutes for a full pot, but really it'll be ready in closer to 10), sneak a cup while it's brewing. I find myself using a little less coffee, too, than I did with the Cuisinart, because the Jura-Capresso is just more efficient. If I have a quibble, it's that I wish it came with a thermal carafe option, and a water-level indicator on the outside. Other than those minor things, this is indeed the best coffeemaker I've ever had.