We’ve been told a hundred times… if you want a truly great-tasting cup of coffee every morning, you need to use your own beans. Pick the perfect roast, and grind them just before throwing them into the coffee maker.
While there are an array of coffee grinders to choose from, buying one separately can be a disadvantage for three reasons. It means one, additional cost, two, added space, and three, added effort.
Now, what if there’s a coffee maker that grinds your coffee beans before brewing them? Wouldn’t that be great? Apparently, there are coffee machines designed for those purposes. But mind you, many of these dual-function coffee machines have been given bad ratings, so in this post, we give you our top picks for the best coffee maker with grinder (or the best grind and brew coffee maker).
Best Coffee Maker with Grinder Pick #1: Cuisinart DGB-625BC
Weighing 9 lbs. and standing at 17.5 inches, the Cuisinart DGB-625BC grind-and-brew machine comes with a 12-cup glass carafe, making it ideal for a large group (or couples who just love drinking coffee). Fully programmable, this coffee maker can be set to grind and then brew 24 hours in advance.
Now, just because this automatically grinds coffee beans before the brewing process doesn’t mean you can’t use pre-ground coffee. In fact, the Cuisinart DGB-625BC comes with a “Grind Off Button” to turn off the grinder function.
Additionally, this machine comes with a Brew Pause function that lets you hold the brewing process. This prevents messy drips should you decide to pour yourself a cup of coffee mid-brew.
Best Coffee Maker with Grinder Pick #2: Black and Decker CM5000B
What’s special about the Black + Decker CM5000B?
It comes with a handsome exterior, there’s no question about that. But aside from its appearance, it’s comparable with the Cuisinart DGB-625BC feature-wise.
First, this grind-and-brew machine boasts a 12-cup, dishwasher-safe carafe. It has a Brew Strength Selector function that lets you choose your brew setting – regular, bold, or strong. Next, it comes with at least 4 colors to choose from, from red to white. It’s also programmable, and you have the option to use the built-in grinder. The grinder is removable, so it’s easy to clean.
Best Coffee Maker with Grinder Pick #3: Capresso 464.05
Of the grind-and-brew coffee machines listed here, the Capresso 464.05 has a carafe with the smallest capacity, which is at 10 cups. Still, it’s fully programmable just like the others, and it has a large 6-ounce bean container. Just like the competition, it has a drip-stop function which prevents drips when you pour yourself a cup while it’s brewing.
As for the built-in grinder, expect a conical burr grinder with five fineness settings for light to dark coffee beans.