I have been using a melitta coffee pot for 40+ years and enjoyed every drop of coffee as well as the process of making it. I'm disappointed that Melitta no longer makes a 4 cup pot, only this more cumbersome, heavy 6 cup pot. Other drawbacks are the cone filter only has one drainage hole instead of two which slows drip time considerably and the pour spout no longer has the indentation at the tip of the spout which kept the coffee from dipping when poured. The original German Melitta pot design was perfect. Why change anything!