This little guys seems like an expensive item but when we opened our coffee shop we were told he was worth it for regular brew and he was! It is perfect for single brew decafs, and those that don't drink espresso based drinks, it kept us from having to brew a pot of coffee for only 1 or 2 drinkers in the afternoon. It has it's own water boiler tower making it cost effective. It was a great item in our shop especially since we were in a tiny little town and had a handful of decaf drinkers in the afternoon that would stop by. It will pay for itself in no time!