Above you will find a chart that compares the best grind and brew coffee makers in the market today. Before you listen to some random guy on YouTube ranting about how good this or that coffee maker is check out the chart above, because it shows all the criteria you need to make an informative and smart decision. As you will see sometimes the most expensive model is not the best option.
- The grinder feature is one of the most important features, because the grinder plays a major role on the taste of the coffee. The new grinders are called BURR grinders. They don’t actually grind the coffee beans, they crush into more coarse particles. This process helps unlocking all the flavor of the coffee without influencing the integrity of the bean. I have tried both types of grinders, and BURR grinders make by far the best coffee.
- Another feature is the programing ability of the coffee maker. Can you loaded full and have it just grind and brew only one cup of coffee. This is huge, because you don’t have to set it up every time you want one or two cups of coffee it’s not very practical that way. If it has this capability it means you load it up with beans, water and then you are good for a few days. This option is huge for busy people like myself, that don’t want to reload and wash it every day.
Hopefully this website will help you choose the grind and brew coffee maker that is perfect for you. As I said there are a lot of grind and brew coffee makers out there, but only a few of them are the best.
1) Cuisinart DGB-900BC 12 Cup Automatic Coffee Maker
This is the best grind and brew coffee maker in the market today. It has all the features every coffee lover needs to brew the perfect cup of Joe. It features a burr grinder, and automatically grinds the coffee before brewing. The strength selector (strong, medium or mild) helps brew the right coffee for everyone. You can select to brew between 2-12 cups of coffee (5oz cups), which comes very handy for single people or couples. This is a great feature because you can load the coffee maker with beans and water, and it only grinds and brews the right amount, not all the beans. The gold tone commercial style permanent filter doesn’t need changing, all you have to do is dump the grinds in the filter every time you brew, and it takes only a few seconds. It is fully programmable for 24 hours, so you can set it the day before and have it brew the coffee whenever you want. The thermal carafe holds 12 cups (5oz cups). Having a thermal carafe is a great option, because if you brew extra coffee it holds it hot and fresh for a very long time. Automatic shuts of when is done brewing, also has a “brew off” option which lets you brew already ground coffee. It holds 8oz of coffee beans allowing you to brew multiple times. The cleaning is very easy. It’s slick and compact design makes it a great fit in any kitchen.
2) Breville BDC600XL 12 Cup Automatic Coffee Maker
The Breville BDC600XL can easily be the number one coffee maker. It has all the features everyone needs. The design is amazing, it has a huge LCD screen which makes programing extremely easy. It has a burr grinder, and it can brew from 1 cups to 12 cups of coffee. The strength selection has 7 settings from light to extreme, which is a great option because it can brew for everyone’s taste. It also has a gold tone commercial style permanent filter, and is fully programmable for 24 hours. The thermal carafe can hold 12 cups (5oz cups), the carafe can hold the coffee hot and fresh for a very long time. The brew off option allows you to brew already ground coffee, but why when you can grind your own coffee. One of the coolest option of this coffee maker is that you don’t have to use the carafe if you want to brew only 1 cup, and it has options on the size of that cup. You can choose from a small cup, to a mug, to a travel mug up to 20oz. This option is great if you are single and what to make coffee for your car mug only. Even though this model has a few more options than any other coffee maker it is priced about $100 more than the Cuisinart DGB-900BC. The extra options are great, but we can make it work with them, they are not that essential. This grind and brew coffee maker is great, but again the price tag makes it come second.
3) Krups KM7000 10 Cup Automatic Coffee Maker
This is another great coffee maker. It features a burr grinder, and automatically grinds the coffee before brewing. It has a strength selector (strong medium and mild), and it has the option to brew from 2 to 10 cups of coffee (5oz cups). It has a steam stop option which separates the carafe from the grinding equipment. This option is great, because it doesn’t allow the steam to climb up and clog the coffee lines. It is fully programmable for 24 hours, which means it can be set the day before and the coffee can be brewed right when you want it. The glass carafe is not a good as the thermal carafe, but it does its job. It also holds 8oz of coffee beans which is great for brewing multiple times without reloading. The design is unique and it differs from the other leading coffee makers. The black color makes it fit in any kitchen.
4) Capresso Coffee Team GS 10 Cup Automatic Coffee Maker
This model made the list of the “Best Grind And Brew Coffee Makers” because is an alternative from the very popular Cuisinart models. It has a burr grinder, a strength control setting with strong medium and mild. It can brew from 2 to 10 cups of coffee at a time, and is fully programmable for 24 hours. The LCD screen is decent size which is a good option when you are programing it. It holds 6oz of coffee beans which is 2oz less than the other coffee makers. It has a grind off option which lets you brew already ground coffee. The coolest feature and the reason why this model made the list is its unique burr grinder. I has 5 settings, you can have your coffee ground from coarse to fine which helps improve the taste. It has a glass carafe which is not a good as a thermal carafe, but it gets the job done fine.
All 4 grind and brew coffee makers are great choices, and they all deliver great tasting coffee. The decision which one to buy is going to be very difficult. Because they all have almost the same options, the price can be one of the best indicators into deciding which one to buy. Sometimes the stile can play a big role, because some people have their kitchen designed a certain way, and they want a certain design. Not a big player on deciding which coffee maker to buy, but some people consider it.