When I drink my coffee I love to add some sugar to it. I also sometimes add sugar to my tea. I did not have a sugar bowl until recently. Before I continued to buy sugar packets, but then I realized how much packaging I was wasting. Now I use a bag of sugar and refill my sugar bowl when needed. The spoon is helpful so I don’t have to find a spoon to designate to my sugar bowl that does not fit in the notch in the top of the bowl for when the lid is closed. The exterior stainless steel mirror look matches my coffee maker.