My wife bought me a Capresso coffee maker with built in grinder for Christmas of 1999. I was a little angry at her for spending so much on such an extravangance. I just finished making a pot of coffee in it. I have used it almost every day for 15 years! I have never had an appliance that lasted so long! After all these years it still makes the best coffee I have ever tasted. The only thing I had to replace was the plastic container on the bean hopper and that was because I dropped the machine on the floor. Currently, the handle on the basket that holds the filter is broken, but it still works ( I doubt they even make parts for it anymore). Thats it. My only problem in 15 years. This thing has given me years of service and is still going strong. I don't review things very often but I just had to tell people how wonderful this machine is!
This machine is absolutely the very best mill and brew coffee maker out there! After owning several high-end Melittas for many years I purchased the Capresso because of its claim of having a conical grinder. And I can attest that is does make a big difference in the taste and squeezes the very best flavor from every the bean. If you really love coffee you must get this machine. It's worth every penny!