My newest "gadget"! This great little item makes one cup of coffee at a time. It is perfect for me since I live alone and seldom want more than a cup of coffee at a time. It makes a cup in 3 minutes. The "pot" is a travel mug if I ever want to take it with me and keeps the coffee hot to the last drop. The maker cools off and is ready to make another cup in about 3 minutes. It will use both loose grounds and pods according to the info with it.