I originally bought just the cone, reasoning that I had my own cups to use it with. But it didn't work with other cups, or even pots; the coffee tended to leak out around the rim. So I bought the matching cup, and find it makes a pleasing pair, as well as working just fine. Get them both.
Love using daily for my morning cup of coffee. Easy to use, clean, and takes very little room in cabinets, keeping counter cleared.
Have been searching for an artist-made coffee filter cone. Glad to find this one, but it is much smaller than I expected; I typically use a #4 filter for two very strong cups -- this cone would work better w/ a #2 filter. There is no handle either, which I neglected to notice in the picture or write-up, which is inconvenient for our purposes (sailing). Well-made otherwise, w/ groovy grooves along the inner surface for good drainage.
I live alone and generally like to drink one cup of coffee in the afternoon. It's a pain to deal with the coffee machine for one cup so I've been using the Starbuck's little instant packets which are kind of expensive at a dollar a pop. I love this so much. I can use my own coffee. It's a breeze to make and the clean up is practically non-existent because you put a coffee filter in the, hmmm, not sure what to call it. Thinking of getting another in case I have a friend over. Of course, much more than one or two people, it makes sense to use the coffee machine but for me, it's perfect!!!! Another great thing is that if there's a power outage, I can heat up some water on the wood stove and have a cup! :)
Be Careful when washing it.
I make coffee daily using a cone filter. This attractive cone is just the right size for one-person coffee. It can be used with many different vessels.