I got this Mr. Coffee Café Frappe as a gift during my first year of college. I thought that it would be too hard to use and since I am quite addicted to coffee and Starbucks I had my doubts that this would make anything of quality. I am very glad that I was completely wrong! It comes with a small booklet with a few recipes already in it. This is the perfect little system because it not only brews the coffee for the frappe but it also blends and makes the frappe. It is completely fool proof and fun to use. I have experimented with many different recipes and it is fun finding and creating new ones as well. I would end up making them in the morning for the girls in my dorm to go to class with. They were thrilled and surprised that I have my own coffee shop in my own room now. I have found it easy to clean which is very important. It also does not take up a lot of room and is easy to store. I would recommend this to any and every coffee lover.