So I like everything about this except for the mess it makes brewing. You know the term “say it don’t spray it” well for this coffee maker it’d be “brew it don’t spew it”. #momjokes However, I will say it was a fairly easy fix. I just use the Starbucks ceramic travel mugs with this machine. The mug is tall enough that coffee doesn’t spray everywhere in the brew process. So if you want a nice machine with really just one major flaw buy this AND a ceramic Starbucks mug or any just fitting mug and you’ll be happy with it. Because I otherwise love it.