The Ninja 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Brewer CE200 model is a great coffee maker. Whether you want to make 2 cups or 12 cups, this coffee maker can accommodate – 2, 4, 8, or 12 cups! The Ninja comes with a scoop that attaches to the side of the coffee maker which makes it easy to keep track of! With previous coffee makers, I've lost the scoop within 6 months of owning the coffee maker so then the “guess method” ended good coffee. The warming plate also keeps the pot warm without scalding your coffee if there isn't much in the pot. This, in my opinion, is a good feature. Often times, I have thrown out the last cup of coffee because it “cooked” too much on the warming burner. I have to say the Ninja brews a perfect pot of coffee every morning. Of course, like most coffee makers, you can set it up the night before and program it to have your coffee ready for you in the morning. The cleaning cycle is a wonderful feature of the Ninja coffee systems. One word of warning – do not let your water reservoir run empty! It causes a water bubble in the machine and then you get all kinds of weird gurgling noises when your coffee is brewing. While K cups may be easier, the 2, 4, 8 or 12-cup Ninja settings are more economical, and you don't get grounds in your coffee!