At first, we were skeptical. How could such an affordable coffee brewer make such good coffee? But, Bonavita figured it out and we all get to reap the benefits. This brewer is super easy to use. 1. Just drop in a filter. 2. Weigh the ground coffee into the filter. 3. Weigh the water. Dump it in the reservoir. 4. Slide the basket onto the rails. 5. Place the carafe below, and press the button. We’ll admit, there is one catch that we’d like to suggest for you as you brew at home. Brew with 20g-20.5g of water for every 1g of coffee ( yes, more than we usually recommend but the brewer actually loses a lot of that water you put in the reservoir to steam). Trust us, it will all balance out to a nicely balanced brew.