I'm the only adult and coffee drinker in the house, but I only drink one or two cups of coffee a day. I also do not drink it half as tarry black as it comes out here. I like it a little weaker and not as "bold." For these reasons, I think this coffeemaker is best used in an office where lots of people will be reaching for a cup of coffee in the morning. I really admire and respect the Krups brand, but this is not the coffeemaker for me.