This is a lovely looking coffee maker, and an excellent concept and design. The one I received, however, displays poor workmanship and highlights a failure to control quality. The design includes a bamboo base, which is a great idea, and definitely helpful. The glass piece utilized for brewing coffee is improperly formed, however, and it cannot sit appropriately in the groove on the bamboo base. This was not an inexpensive piece. I was happy to pay it for a high quality, functional, display-worthy piece of art for my kitchen. What a huge disappointment that it is deficient in workmanship. It really needs to be replaced, but it's one more thing to deal with and have to pack up and ship back. So frustrating!!! This piece deserves 5 stars, but considering what we received, I am generous to offer even 2 stars.