Fresh coffee is always a joy, whether your favorite cup is the one first thing in the morning, during the day as a pick-me-up, after dinner, or all of those! The difference between making coffee at home from ground coffee and grinding your own beans though is huge, since nothing beats coffee made from whole beans in terms of freshness and flavor.
If you are a coffee connoisseur and you appreciate the very best coffee, invest in a coffee maker with an inbuilt grinder and elevate your coffee drinking experience to a whole new level. This is a machine you can use and enjoy every single day, so it’s important to choose the best one for your needs. Let’s take a look at some of the very best grind and brew coffee makers on the market in 2016.
- Best Coffee Maker with Grinder Reviews
- Top Rated Thermal Grind and Brew Coffee Makers
Best Coffee Maker with Grinder Reviews
|Material||Stainless ||Stainless ||Stainless
|Size||9 x 14 x 16.2 inches||9.8 x 12 x 17.5 inches||9.2 x 9.2 x 15.2 inches
|Water tank Capacity||12 Cups||12 Cups||10 Cups
|Grinder type||Conical Burr||Conical Burr||Conical Burr
#1. Breville BDC600XL YouBrew Glass Drip Coffee Maker
Customize this great machine to make coffee just the way you like it. It’s like a pod machine without the pods!
Breville’s 600XL is our favorite after comparing the top models in our coffee maker with grinder reviews. They are a well-known brand and, as you would expect, this coffee maker is made with stainless steel and has durable ceramic grinders built in.
The machine is precision engineered to brew at the perfect temperature, and you have 7 strength and 5 flavor settings in single cup mode, and 7 strengths in carafe mode.
The bean hopper is airtight to keep your coffee beans beautifully fresh. Choose your settings and press the start button.
Once you have enjoyed your delicious cup of coffee you will find the Breville BDC600XL a breeze to clean. Buyers have found the grinder isn’t the quietest, but you have plenty of options to tailor the aroma and flavor of the coffee to your preference, and the machine is well-designed and well-made.
#2. Cuisinart DGB-625BC Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Auto
Just add beans and water, set the timer and you’ll have fresh hot coffee waiting for you
If your budget can’t stretch to the Breville’s price point but still want to grind your own beans, consider this one.
There is a blade mill to grind the beans, which is why it is cheaper than some of the other models. A blade mill gives rather a coarse grind, resulting in a weaker coffee unless you add extra beans.
When you use this coffee maker, steam rises up into the grinder and turns the remaining coffee grounds into a paste which you need to clean and dry after every use. This machine also has various nooks and crannies which need to be cleaned out after each use.
After making your coffee, you need to clean the grinder and its lid, inside the unit and also the filter and carafe. Then you need to fill it with fresh beans every day, or every time you need it. This means more work for you, but if you’re on a budget it could still be a good fit for your needs.
Fill it with coffee beans the night before, program it and wake up to fresh hot coffee in the morning. The Cuisinart DGB-625BCYou has one of the longer warranty periods in this price point and it’s cheap, but the downside is the Cuisinart will require more cleaning and maintenance than out other top models selections.
#3. KRUPS KM700552 Grind and Brew 10-cup
So easy to program, and makes great coffee
There are two good reasons to pay a little more to get a conical burr grinder.
This type of grinder is quieter than a blade mill, so if you don’t want to wake everyone in the house up if you are making coffee, that is perhaps reason enough. The other reason is you get better coffee with a conical burr because it uses fewer coffee beans to get the same strength, making this coffee machine a better investment than some of the cheaper ones.
A conical burr grinder gives a better aroma than a flat burr and you can even fine-tune the flavor. Choose anywhere from bitter to smooth, and factor in mild, medium, strong.
All in all, you get 15 different intensity options. This user-friendly machine is simple to set up and you can program it ahead if you want the enticing aroma of freshly brewed coffee to be the first thing you’re aware of in the morning.
The bean hopper on top is small so you need to fill it often, but you can also keep beans inside the unit near the digital display. If owning a quiet and stylish machine is your priority, the KRUPS KM700552 would make a wise purchase.
#4. Capresso 464.05 CoffeeTeam GS 10-Cup Coffeemaker
Makes hot, full flavor coffee with the bean preserved by its conical burr grinder
Choose from 5 grind settings and 3 strength settings to make your perfect cup of coffee. There is a small bean hopper (like with the Krups model) so you need to fill it frequently, but this machine is fully programmable so you can wake up to a perfect coffee in the morning.
The Capresso 464.05 is a compact coffee maker so it won’t take up a lot of room, which is great if you are limited when it comes to counter-top space.
Although the grinder is a bit louder than the Krups grinder, it is a conical burr so you can expect maximum flavor to be extracted from your coffee beans.
Steam doesn’t get into the grinder, making it one of the easier coffee makers to clean, and the design is cool and modern.
Top Rated Thermal Grind and Brew Coffee Makers
Now we’re moving on to thermal grind and brew coffee machines, but what is thermal grind? Well, the thermal carafe keeps your coffee hotter for longer, so you can enjoy the same freshly-brewed flavor even if you don’t drink the coffee as soon as it’s finished brewing.
Prepare the coffee in the morning and it will stay not only hot but also fresh for hours, so you don’t have to re-brew each time you want a cup. These cost a little more than the non-thermal kind but if you like to drink coffee throughout the day they are absolutely worth the extra money because they save time and you can have fresh coffee on demand.
These are the three thermal models which we currently rate as the best coffee maker with grinder.
#1. Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup
This reliable machine features a thermal carafe and flat plate burr grinder to grind the beans at a low speed keeping their flavor intact. The beans come out a bit coarsely ground so you will need to adjust the machine to grind for more cups than you need if you like a stronger brew. The burr mill is quieter than a blade mill but still not ‘quiet’ exactly.
The grinder is flat not conical, which might not make a lot of difference to most people but a conical grinder gives a little more body to your coffee because it enhance acidity aromatics. If you hate any hint of bitterness in your coffee however, a flat grinder is better for you. No steam will get into the unit and clog the grinder, so all you need to do to clean this machine is rinse the filter assembly and carafe after making your coffee, then use the supplied brush once a week to clean the grind spout.
The bean hopper on the Cuisinart DGB-900BC holds 250g of beans so you won’t need to refill it much. You can program this machine, specifying how many cups you want, if you like to wake up to fresh coffee. Expect the thermal carafe to keep your coffee hot for hours without burning it.
If you want reliability and a good thermal grind, this is a great coffee maker & grinder to go for.
#2. Capresso 465 CoffeeTeam TS 10-Cup Conical Burr Grinder
This machine is similar to the Capresso 464.05 but it features a thermal carafe to keep your coffee warm and fresh for hours.
There are plenty of settings so you can get your perfect cup of coffee. The digital control panel has a clock, timer and brew-pause function.
You can brew your coffee with or without the grinder and there is a charcoal water filter included with this model. The stainless steel accents give the Capresso 465 CoffeeTeam TS a modern look and it doesn’t take up a lot of room on the counter-top.
There are 5 fineness settings for your coffee beans (the oilier or darker the bean, the coarser the setting) so you can make your coffee exactly as you like it. The amount of beans you grind is set in 2-cup increments from 2 to 10 cups of beans.
Overall this is a coffee maker that grinds the perfect amount of coffee according to how many beans you add, with no guesswork, and the filter basket swings out to make clean-up a breeze.
#3. Breville BDC600XL YouBrew Drip Coffee Maker
This Breville YouBrew coffee maker with a thermal carafe has been around for years, buyers love it due to it’s high quality design which limits mess from the ground beans and low maintenance and cleaning requirements. It’s made with BPA-free materials, tailors the brew to a cup, travel mug or carafe, and offers 7 settings to increase the amount of ground coffee used to make your brew.
With 5 settings to choose the brewing time and amount of water used, so you can fine-tune your perfect cup of coffee.
The top-fill water tank makes filling easy and the swing-out door enables you to take the coffee basket out for cleaning.
Expect a well-designed machine with a stainless steel unit and ceramic burrs which will stay sharp for a long time. This is not one of the quietest coffee makers but it is precision engineered to give you an incredible cup of coffee.
It boasts even water distribution and tight temperature controls. It is also very easy to use.