After a couple years with other pour overs I thought I'd try a Chemex for my office coffee station. First things first, the Chemex is extremely easy to use and there is minimal learning curve coming from other pour overs. Additionally, there are a plethora of videos online that explain technique. The 3-cup is a perfect size for those wanting a personal coffee maker and it holds heat well. The only thing preventing me from using this every day is the "thinner" tasting coffee that it brews. I've heard many reviews on how the thickness of the filter creates an almost 'tea like' coffee, and I'd agree. Overall though, I think its a great addition to a pour over collection and does the job extremely well!