We all have our weaknesses, mine is coffee, lots of coffee. I have a big crush on a coffee maker. I was introduced to this Cuisinart by a friend that I stayed with recently and I want this coffee maker. It is called the Coffee on Demand Coffee Maker. It makes good coffee (up to 12 cups at a time) and has no carafe. I will own this machine! The fact that it has a “gas gauge” to show you how much coffee is left is just a fun bonus.