The Best Coffee Makers with Built-in Grinders

By Maria Taylor.

Coffee Machines

A good day starts with a good coffee. A new generation of coffee makers provide all the rich, smokey depth of espresso coffee with built in grinders that guarantee a fresher cup with little effort and no mess. Today, we take an in-depth look at the best coffee makers with built in grinders from 2017.

Cuisinart DGB-625BC Coffee Maker with grinder

Summary
The Cuisinart DGB-625BC has an in-built burr grinder with the capability to make a mammoth 12 coffees in just one go. Ideal, for after dinner espresso with the friends and neighbors.

Features and Benefits
The Cuisinart is an automatic coffee maker which means you can program it to have a steaming cup of rich home ground coffee ready for you every morning. An oft underestimated ingredient in a welcome cup is the water. The DGB- 625BC has an in-built charcoal water filter with a permanent gold filter too that guarantees a smooth cup every time.

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Relatively cheap compared to the other coffee makers on here, with a two stage filtration system. A consumer favorite.

Pros
– Is capable of producing 12 cups of coffee in one go.
– Auto shut off, with easy to program timer
– Double water filter for the smoothest taste
– Great investment

Cons
– Can be quite loud during grinding
– Cuisinart have added their own ‘ideal’ grind setting but it would be nice to be able to adjust grind settings to taste.

Breville BDC650BSS Grind Control Silver Coffee Maker

Summary
A sleek, stylish silver Coffee Maker with fully adjustable grinder and calibration settings from Australian coffee gurus Breville.

Features and Benefits
The Breville silver coffee maker puts you in control with its custom grind settings. In addition, you have 8 individual strength settings with a pre-brew water temperature setting that will prevent you burning those precious beans.

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The prettiest coffee maker on our list and one of few to have a custom grind setting.

Pros
– Custom grind settings
– Sturdy, stainless steel construction
– Pre-brew water temperature regulator
– Size settings include carafe, tall cups and travel cups

Cons
– Is a slightly more expensive model
– Can be tricky to clean

Cuisinart DGB-900BC Burr Grind & Brew

Summary
An affordable but effective coffee maker with an in-built grinder, automated programming and double water filter as standard.

Features and Benefits
What really sets this coffee maker apart is the double water filter. Using both charcoal and gold the 900BC delivers a silky smooth cup of coffee with no fuss. It’s a unit that’s fully programmable to match your daily schedule with an array of strength settings.

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It has all the features of some more expensive makers at a lower cost. It’s also one of the easiest to use on our list.

Pros
– Low Cost
– Fully programmable
– Can make up to 12 cups at a time
– Double insulated thermal carafe to keep coffee warm for longer

Cons
– Just one grind setting which I find slightly coarse
– Has a lot of parts that are tricky to clean properly

Black & Decker 12 cup Mill & Brew coffee maker CM500B

Summary
Black & Decker are well known for their power tools so expect a superb grinder on this 2 in 1 coffee maker and grinder.

Features and Benefits
The Mill & Brew coffee maker is not overly sophisticated but has an in-built gold filter alongside a quick touch programming system for brew strength and time. The brew pause option is a clever practical feature. If you’re plans suddenly change you simply pause the brew and pour a cup straight away.

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A super simple functional coffee maker that gets the job done with minimal fuss. Lacks the features of the Capresso or Cuisinart though.

Pros
– Fool proof design that is easy to use
– Looks a sturdy piece of equipment
– A good, budget coffee maker overall
– Access to Black & Decker’s excellent customer service center

Cons
– Not the prettiest coffee maker
– Limited features

Capresso 464.05 CoffeeTeam GS 10 cup digital coffee machine with conical burr grinder

Summary
Capresso is the only brand on our list that solely produce coffee makers. The Capresso 464.05 Coffee team GS ten is a smaller 10 cup coffee maker that will realize the potential of your finest beans.

Features and Benefits
The less time there is between grinding beans and brewing coffee the fresher the coffee will be. The Capresso GS automatically grinds the beans whilst feeding them into the coffee maker for the perfect cup every time. Using a conical burr grinder instead of a blade guarantees a finer grind with less heat and better consistency.

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If you want the best home-brewed coffee available then the Capresso GS series is your maker of choice. The only maker with an instant grind to brew system and conical burr.

Pros
– Grinds beans for each individual coffee
– Conical grinder
– Full digitised and easy to program
– Made by an expert coffee company

Cons
– A little more expensive
– Only makes up to ten cups


Final Verdict

There’s a nice range of coffee makers on our list of the best coffee makers with in-built grinders. Some are purely functional with a lower cost. If you’re serious about coffee though you’ll want to invest a little more in the Cuisinart 525 or the Capresso GS series. One thing I can guarantee is that once you’ve ground coffee at home you’ll never look back. It’s the only way to get a smooth, flavorsome coffee without meeting a barista.

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