While buying pre-ground coffee is easy and convenient, you can’t get the same quality that you will from freshly ground coffee.
A grind and brew coffee maker allows you to enjoy freshly ground coffee in every cup.
And the best thing?
You don’t have to worry about it – the machine does it for you! Unlike a regular drip coffee maker, a grind and brew coffee maker can turn water and coffee beans into a pot of coffee at the single push of a button. And you can save cash and counter space by not having to buy a separate coffee grinder.
If you are looking for the best grind and brew coffee maker, here are some of our top picks.
- Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Coffeemaker
The Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Coffeemaker suits almost any kitchen design. This grind and brew coffee maker has a classically designed stainless steel finish and is paired with a matching stainless steel 10-cup double wall carafe. It has a built-in conical burr grinder that grinds beans consistently – this is easily one of the best features of the Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Coffeemaker. The grinding chamber is protected by a see-through plastic lid which you can remove to pour in your favorite coffee beans (it is recommended that you remove the grinding chamber and rinse after every use).
The Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Coffeemaker features a built-in charcoal water filter system. The anti-chlorine action of the charcoal water filter provides the coffee with a more delicate flavor. Each filter lasts for up to two months or 60 pots, and they can be easily replaced. However, the use of this filter is optional as it is not strictly necessary to brew coffee. If you wish, you can remove it from the reservoir.
The Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Coffeemaker also features a digital clock and timer control that allows you to grind and brew your coffee up to 24 hours in advance. You can program it to start grinding your coffee beans and brewing the night before so you can wake up to the fresh aroma of coffee. Simply place your coffee beans into the grinder, pour water into the reservoir, and set the timer. The Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Coffeemaker will take it from there. Furthermore, the timer will automatically turn the coffee maker off, and you can program this to occur in one to four increments.
- Breville BDC650BSS Grind Control Coffeemaker
If brewing a perfectly balance pot or cup of coffee is your goal, you will find that this machine delivers your needs without compromise. The Breville BDC650BSS Grind Control Coffeemaker is fitted with adjustable stainless steel burrs. These flat burrs enable a coffee particle that is the optimum size for drip filter brewing. However, you may have to adjust the grind size to compensate for coffee of different quality, age, origins, and degree of roast. Grind setting 3 should cover most coffees that you purchase; however, some instances necessitate the grind size to be adjusted. If you want to use pre-ground coffee occasionally, the built-in coffee grinder in this machine may be disabled until necessary.
The Breville BDC650BSS Grind Control Coffeemaker also allows you to choose between 8 different strength settings. This means that the stronger the setting you choose, the higher the amount of ground coffee used to the same amount of water. Moreover, you can choose between Carafe and Single Cup Mode. Carafe Mode allows you to make 2-12 cups. You can choose less than the current tank level (minimum of 2 cups), while the maximum is the amount of water in tank (maximum of 12 cups). On the other hand, the Single Cup Mode provides 7 size options to accommodate different amounts or milk, half-and-half creamer.
The Breville BDC650BSS Grind Control Coffeemaker also has an Auto Start feature that allows you to program the specific time when the coffee machine will automatically turn on and start the grinding and brewing process. You can program the machine so that you wake up in the morning and smell the fresh aroma of ground coffee.
- KRUPS EA8298
The KRUPS EA8298 is an excellent espresso machine that’s compact, but packed with convenient features. This coffee machine with grinder is completely automatic and has built-in conical burr grinders for the best flavor possible. Furthermore, you can adjust the size of the grind, which means that this machine can brew different types of coffee drinks. For instance, if you want a cup of coffee with a bold flavor, go with a finer grind. On the other hand, if you prefer a lightly flavored brew, a large size grind can produce the flavor that you want.
On top of its adjustable settings, the KRUPS EA8298 also has an LCD panel, thermoblock technology that enables quick, effective, and consistent heating. It also features a 15-bar pressure pump. With this machine, you don’t even have to worry about tamping – the machine will take care of it through an automatic hydraulic tamping system.
The KRUPS EA8298 also offers other premium features, including a large capacity bean hopper, a 60-ounce removable water tank, an easy-to-clean drip tray, steam nozzle, and bean to brew mechanism. This grind and brew coffee maker looks attractive and sleek – it has a black exterior with a stainless steel plate on the bottom. It also measures at just 11.3 by 15 by 19.4 inches, which is quite compact for a machine with a wide array of features.
Choosing the Best Coffee Maker with Grinder: Tips for Success
The grinding mechanism of grind and brew coffee makers can either be a burr grinder or a blade. The blade grinder is cheaper and can help you save money; however, the grind is generally not consistent in size and the heat generated by friction may change the taste of the coffee slightly.
On the other hand, the burr grinder works more slowly, but the grind is more uniform which produces a better cup of coffee.
The carafe can also affect the overall quality of your coffee. Glass carafes typically sit on the hot plate and cook the flavor out of your coffee; on the other hand, a thermal can keep your coffee hot without damaging its delicious flavor.
With these tips in mind, we have chosen three of the most popular grind and brew coffee makers.
Whether you are looking for a grind and brew coffee maker that provides high-quality coffee grinding and brewing at a more affordable cost, or if you are looking for a machine with very specific features, this list offers a variety of high-quality systems for your consideration.