As much as I loved the looks and idea of the Hamilton Beach "The Scoop Single-Serve" Coffeemaker, 49981, I was disappointed. I used the correct height mug or coffee container and coffee splashed. But more than that, it did not do a decent job of filtering the coffee. I generally brewed into a taller TERVIS cup which was clear. After putting cream in my coffee and letting it cool and settle for a while before I put on ice (I always drink ice coffee), I noticed fine coffee ground sediment at the bottom of the cup. I never had that with normally brewed coffee from a pot of coffee or my Kuerig. I tried several diff. ways of brewing, from the normal to the bold, using diff. types of ground coffee to different miscellaneous paper single cup filters. I really wanted it to work. But nothing did. The paper filters helped to clear the fine grounds that were able to pass through the metal mesh, but then the coffee was weak. My final last thing I did which got to be too fussy, was to wait for everything to settle then pour into a 2nd cup and not let the last of what was in the bottom of 1st cup drain into the 2nd cup. Finally, I went back to my regular coffee pot and filter system and am sadly returning this pretty little stainless, space saving coffee maker. I'm guessing most people don't notice the coffee ground residue at the bottom of their cup because they are not drinking out of a clear cup. But because I drink out of a clear cup with a straw, I not only see it, but I tasted it.
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