This is a great coffee maker because it takes one step out of making the morning coffee. Making the morning coffee takes up valuable time - and the omission of this one step enables you to literally grab and go! Each cup holds up to fourteen ounces of coffee - and brewed directly into the mugs.
The best thing about it is the versatility! You can use it with just one mug, or both! The mugs are nice, and can be refilled during the day! The mugs are hard to spill anything from because there is a deep part in the top - which is handy on those car rides to the office. The cups have a great lining through the center of the cup enabling you to hold onto them with ease.
I did not find that the cups got too warm to hold on to and they were easy to balance with an armful of work - due to the non slip center rings!