I bought this electric kettle for coffee making, and am very pleased with it. It is replacing a copper Hario Buono kettle -- nothing wrong with it, but I think I actually prefer the Caribou! (And I don't have to run the stovetop every time I want to make coffee.)
While the Caribou doesn't win in the looks department, it does so in just about every other way. Heating water is a one-button deal after you've chosen a temperature (although the "coffee" preset being 185 degrees Fahrenheit is just wrong -- opt for at least the 194 degree "black tea" preset, or the 203 degree "herbal tea" preset for darker roasts.) The thick glass lid utilizes a silicone gasket to create a tight seal, which helps the water heat faster, and stay at the chosen temperature longer. The handle is beefy and comfortable. Finally, the gooseneck spout has little to no taper to it, allowing an easy, sharp, and accurate pour.
The only issue I can foresee with this kettle is how tiny the top opening is; probably impossible for anyone to fit their hand into with a sponge for cleaning. Most gooseneck kettles are like this, though. You'll need a brush to clean the inside (not included) or alternatively, boil water with a bit of vinegar from time to time to clean.
I bought this kettle on a good sale, but even at MSRP, I'd recommend it to anyone. I do wish you could choose an exact water temperature instead of preset temperatures, but I'm fine with the choices of 194 and 203 degrees -- pretty ideal for lighter and darker roast coffee, respectively.