If there’s one thing most of us aren’t willing to sacrifice when it comes to our morning routine, it’s coffee. In fact, more than half of the entire American population starts the day with a jolt of coffee, according to the National Coffee Association, and those stats don’t look like they’re going to change any time soon. Plus, since few of us go to an office during the work week, we’re more dependent than ever on home-brewed coffee. This emphasizes the need for quality, reliable coffee makers that can produce a cup of Joe that resembles the fancy, expensive ones we used to buy on our way to work.
One thing that makes cafe-bought coffee so great is the fact that it’s almost always freshly ground, something you can easily make at home, as long as you have a coffee grinder handy. Problem solved when buying a coffee maker that comes with a grinder accessory, which streamlines the entire process from bean to brew, so you can get that steamy, sweet bean water in your cup faster.
Now, deciding which coffee maker/grinder combo to buy can be difficult, especially if you haven’t had your morning cup of caffeine yet. Luckily, we did the hard work for you. Below are eight coffee machines with grinders that will give you a deliciously fresh cup of coffee every time, for all budgets and preferences.
The best grinder coffee machines at a glance:
Breville Coffeemaker with Grind Control — $314.00
Although this coffee maker is expensive, reviewers say that it is worth every penny. It has a built-in grinder that allows you to select the coarseness of the grind as well as the strength of the coffee itself. You can set the time you’d like it to start grinding and brewing in the morning (or afternoon) and set it to brew in the carafe or cup using “Push and Release” technology. Reviewers also appreciate the easy-to-read LCD display that shows the grind setting, grind time, and how many cups of coffee you’ve selected to brew.
Advantage: It is prepared directly in the cup, it allows you to choose the intensity of the coffee, it has the “Steep and Release” technology.
Cons: Requires frequent cleaning, frequent overflows and spills, expensive.
GE 12-Cup Classic Drip Coffeemaker — $59.00
It’s not easy to find a quality coffee maker with a built-in grinder at such an affordable price, but this one has rave reviews. Y a sleek, modern look that will be a welcome addition to your countertop. You can choose between regular or bold brew options to customize the flavor of your coffee and program the machine 24 hours in advance. Thanks to the non-stick pot, the coffee stays hot while it’s in the machine. And if you need to stop pouring for any reason, the “Pause Brew” feature lets you stop a cycle midway through.
Advantage: Trusted and trusted brand, made of durable stainless steel, allows you to choose your brew strength.
Cons: Gets dirty easily, leaks often.
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Cuisinart DGB-400 12-Cup Automatic Grind & Brew Coffeemaker — $96.00
This stylish and versatile coffeemaker comes with a built-in automatic grinder that turns whole coffee beans into freshly ground coffee that’s ready to brew. You can program it to run 24 hours in advance, and the auto shut-off turns the machine off when not in use within 0-4 hours, depending on your choice. The carafe can hold up to 12 cups of coffee and is made of stainless steel with a drip-free spout. The machine comes with a reusable coffee filter as well as a built-in carbon water filter to keep your brew nice and fresh.
Advantage:24-hour programmability, automatic grinder, built-in carbon water filter.
Cons: You cannot choose the intensity of the coffee, it can easily overflow, it requires frequent cleaning.
De’Longhi, ECAM35075SI Dinamica with LatteCrema Fully Automatic Espresso Machine — $1,300.00
If the sky is the limit when it comes to budget, check out this awesome kit. At the touch of a button, this machine can brew just about any coffee drink, fresh on the spot: we’re talking lattes, cappuccinos, espressos, iced coffees, macchiatos, flat whites and more. It has a built-in conical grinder complete with 13 settings so you can grind and brew exactly the way you like it.
Advantage: Fully customizable, easy to clean, dual heating system, intuitive LCD display.
Cons: Expensive, stops mid-brew if water levels aren’t high enough.
Best Individual Cup
Cuisinart, Grind & Brew Plus — $230.00
For maximum versatility, you can’t go wrong with this coffee grinder and coffee maker complete with a K-cup machine attached directly to it. Sometimes you want a fresh cup of coffee, but other times you want the convenience and speed of a K-cup brewer, and this machine gives you the opportunity to use either, depending on your preference. With a K-Cup, you can get three individual sizes (8 oz., 10 oz., or 12 oz.) or make a 12-cup pitcher with the grinder. It’s fully programmable with 24-hour advance brew and 1-4 cup settings.
Advantage: Fully programmable, allows you to use K-cups, you can choose your portion size.
Cons: It overflows easily, doesn’t show the water level for the pod side.
The best for small spaces
PowerXL Grind & Go Coffee Maker — $47.00
If you’re looking for a coffee maker with a grinder that doesn’t take up too much counter space, and you don’t mind the fact that it only makes one cup of coffee at a time, this could be a great option for you. It’s small and compact, but features 2-in-1 auto brew programming that lets you program the machine to grind whole beans for that fresh coffee flavor. It works fast, efficiently and is affordable.
Advantage: Compact, easy to use, affordable and auto power off features.
Cons: Can only brew single serve cups, not as durable as the competition.
The best coffee and espresso combo
De’Longhi, ESAM3300 Magnifica Super Automatic Espresso & Coffee Machine — $750.00
Featuring a professional burr grinder with 13 adjustable settings, you can expect to get the freshest tasting cup of coffee every time you brew with this professional-grade machine. It includes a manual frother to steam and mix milk and an adjustable cappuccino system to create lattes or flat whites. Cleaning is easy: simply remove the brew unit and drip tray.
Advantage: Easy to use, It has foam system, easy to clean.
Cons: Noisy, takes up a lot of space, expensive.
Easier to use
Black+Decker 12-cup grinder and coffee maker — $70.00
This coffee machine may not be the most technological model, but it is simple and easy to use, which is a bonus on mornings when you’re still half asleep. It includes most of the features its competitors have, including auto brew and auto shut-off, a built-in grinder, the ability to brew 12 cups at a time, and strength customization so you can brew your coffee exactly how you want it.
Advantage: Easy to use, affordable, 24 hour programmable.
Cons: No single serve option, not as durable as other brands.
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