I have never owned a coffee machine before. I saw this item on sale at Target and for some reason felt that I had to try it out.
There are a couple of advantages to the product in comparison to most of the other coffee machines on the market. First, it makes the coffee really fast. In less than a minute my coffee is prepared and ready to drink. Second, there is little to clean up. The coffee comes in little self-contained "pods" so there is nothing to measure, no messy coffee filters, and no dirty coffee pot. Third, you can easily make a single cup of coffee for yourself. Living alone, this is a major plus for me.
Of course, there are always downsides. While this doesn't matter to me, other people who are coffee experts may be frustrated by the pods and their lack of being able to put the exact amount of coffee in them. In the stores I have seen that there are do-it-yourself pods where you can control how much and what brand of coffee that you are using. This also helps with the only other downside that I can see, the price of the pods. While they are not outrageoudly expensive, they are certainly moreseo than the coffee that would be used in the regular coffee machines.
Overall I am happy with this purchase. It is a fun product to have and people that visit are always asking questions about it. I have the black model and it looks great on my countertop.