I still have the old version of this. It has gone across country in the pickup for at least 15 years, swiftly preparing my brew in campgrounds, rest areas and occasionally motels. Being choosy about how coffee tastes, I wouldn't be without this. I still use it daily even tho I'm settled. The ability to brew another single cup in a different flavor, strength or caffeine level, for myself or another person, makes it quite convenient. I do need to buy another filter, tho, and perhaps another travel mug. The original filter is so full of micro-particles that the water passes thru a bit more slowly and spatters grounds on the cover inside. (The only downside to the set is the obvious plastic taste that becomes apparent from the plastic MUGS after only maybe 8-10 weeks of use. For that reason, I have been using ceramic mugs that are the same size when I'm not actually on the road. Guess I'll purchase a new brewer to have the stainless mug to use, and hope that the plastic lid is made out of different materials than the old mug.) I've removed the basket and filter and used it to heat water to make tea, using small-sized paper coffee filters. We've even used it to heat the water for hot chocolate. I absolutely LOVE this set-up and have bought it and would buy it as a gift for everyone. An excellent choice for a beverage maker.