5 Best coffee makers with grinder (Grind & Brew Under 1 Min)

There’s nothing quite like taking that first sip of hot morning coffee, but choosing the right machine can be daunting, especially if you want the convenience of a coffee maker with grinder. 

For your convenience, I’ve researched a few popular categories, and offer you my opinion of which is the best in each class. 

Top 5 Best Coffee Makers with Grinder

Grind and Brew Coffee Maker

Machine Type

Grinder

Grind & Brew Time

Warranty

Cuisinart DGB-550BK

Cuisinart DGB-550BK 12 Cup Automatic Coffeemaker Grind

Glass Carafe Drip Coffee Maker With Grinder

Blade Grinder

7 Minutes

3-year

Breville BES870XL

Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine

Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine with Grinder

Stainless Steel Conical Burr Grinder

1 Minute

1-year

Cuisinart DGB-900BC

Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker

Thermal Carafe Drip Coffee Maker With Grinder

Stainless Steel Burr Grinder

5 Minutes

3-year

DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3300

DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine

Super-Automatic Espresso Machine With Grinder

Stainless Steel Conical Burr Grinder

3 Minutes

2-year

Capresso 465 CoffeeTeam

Capresso 464.05 CoffeeTeam GS 10-Cup Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder

Thermal Carafe Drip Coffee Maker With Grinder

Stainless Steel Conical Burr Grinder

6 Minutes

1-year


Cuisinart DGB-550BK 12 Cup Automatic Coffeemaker Grind

A great choice for the budget conscious consumer who still wants high quality coffee, the Cuisinart DGB-550BK offers you the convenience and quality of freshly ground coffee at your fingertips without breaking the bank.

Cuisinart DGB-550BK 24-hour programmability

While it’s missing some of the bells and whistles of the more expensive options, it does offer 24-hour programmability.

So you can set the timer and wake up to fresh brewed coffee without having to take the time to fiddle with measurements, grinding beans by hand, or pouring, which is perfect if you have a busy schedule or just plain aren’t a morning person. 

Also included is a 4-level brew setting, so you can brew your coffee as weak or as strong as you’d like at the push of a button. 

Cuisinart DGB-550BK glass carafe

Image Resource: Cuisinart

With a large 12-cup glass carafe, the DGB-550BK can brew enough coffee in one cycle to serve lots of friends and family, but is also capable of grinding and brewing as little as a single cup of coffee at a time.

Its ergonomic, spill-resistant construction will keep your hand protected and the coffee in off of your counters and floors, and safe in the pot where it belongs. 

Cuisinart DGB-550BK Coffee Grounds

In the event that you need to use coffee that has already been ground (maybe you picked up the wrong bag, or received it as a gift, etc.) the machine also offers grindless brewing, letting you disable the grinding mechanism with the push of a button, at which point the DGB-550BK performs exactly like a normal coffee maker. 

Cuisinart DGB-550BK blade grinder

The grinding mechanism itself is a simple spinning blade device similar to what you’d find in a blender, and provides a reasonably consistent grind, but it’s not as uniform as a high quality burr grinder and has no adjustment settings for grind size.

This isn’t a major problem for the average consumer since the grind size is consistent enough for all but the pickiest connoisseur and has already been optimized for the coffeemaker.

But if you’re an aficionado who enjoys fiddling with every detail of your coffee to get the perfect cup, the lack of a fine tuning option may leave you disappointed. 

#4 basket filter

The DGB-550BK uses a common #4 basket filter, available at your local grocer, so you won’t be stuck paying out the nose for an expensive, hard-to-find filter unique to the device. 

What I Like

  • Great value for the price
  • Large capacity
  • Uses a common, inexpensive filter

What I Didn't Like

  • Grinder could be better
  • Lack of options to fine tune the brewing cycle

What do other consumers say?

Verdict

The Cuisinart DGB-550BK is a great little coffeemaker with grinder for anyone who doesn’t care about bells and whistles, and just wants a great cup of freshly ground coffee without any fuss. It’s a definite BUY at this price point. 


Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine

For anyone in the market for a pure espresso maker, there’s the best in class Breville BES870XL. While it’s sitting at an average price point for its class, this machine punches well above its weight.

Breville BES870XL pressure gauge

Able to pump out high quality espresso to rival any produced by far pricier options, the BES870XL features a host of adjustment options for fine tuning (although not as many as top-end automatic machines) as well as a pressure gauge that lets you know if you’re below or above the ideal range for espresso. 

conical burr

Featuring a high quality conical burr grinder for an even, consistent grind, the machine allows you to set both the fineness of your grind and how much coffee is ground for both a single and double shot, offering you a robust variety of options to fully customize the cup to your liking.

For convenience, the machine drops the fresh grounds directly into its steel portafilter, which you then gently press or tamp down with the included steel tamper before inserting under the brewing head. 

Breville BES870XL steam wand

Also included is a steam wand for frothing milk for cappuccinos, and a hot water spout in case you want to make an Americano. The steam wand works wonderfully, and although it can take a while to heat up sufficiently, once it does it’s able to maintain a working temperature.

The hot water nozzle makes it easy to dispense a controlled amount of hot water into your cup, and is reliable enough that you won’t get a burst of tepid water when you least expect it. 

Breville BES870XL equipments

Image Resource: Breville

The BES870XL’s relative simplicity is an asset when it comes to cleanup. There’s no milk reservoir to scrub or fiddly moving parts to maintain, so you can simply clean the portafilter of used grounds, then flush the brewing head and you’ll be good to go.

The machine also has an easy to remove drip tray to catch spills and stray splashes so you won’t get espresso all over your counter top. Just pull it out, give it a rinse, and it’s as good as new.

Being a semi-automatic espresso maker, it may take you a minute to hit your stride with the Breville BES870XL and all of its options, but once you get some practice and dial it in, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better option on the market at its price point. 

What I Like

  • Incredible value for the price
  • High quality adjustable conical burr grinder guarantees a consistent grind
  • Much easier to clean than fully automatic options

What I Didn't Like

  • Somewhat more difficult to get the hang of than fully automatic machines

What do other consumers say?

Verdict

If you’re looking for a high quality grind and brew espresso maker that won’t break the bank, and you’re willing to do some trial and error work to dial it in, the Breville BES870XL is a definite BUY. You absolutely can not beat it at the price point, and while a bit fiddly, the quality of its espresso blows even ultra expensive automatic machines out of the water. 


Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker

Another excellent coffee maker with grinder built in from Cuisinart, the DGB-900BC comes in at a slightly higher price point than the budget DGB-550BK but offers several useful features that the less expensive device is missing. 

Cuisinart DGB-900BC Thermal Carafe

The most obvious external difference is the 12-cup insulated thermal carafe.

Made with double-wall insulated stainless steel, the thermal carafe is leaps and bounds ahead of the usual glass pot, and ensures that your coffee will stay hot for up to hours at a time without the use of a hotplate, which can scorch otherwise high quality brew and is the element responsible for that burnt rubber taste that you sometimes get from stale office or gas station coffee. 

Cuisinart DGB-900BC bean hopper

Also apparent is the DGB-900BC’s massive bean hopper. Protruding slightly from the top of the device, this beast of a hopper can hold up to half a pound of coffee beans at a time, so even the most caffeine addicted among us will find themselves only rarely having to refill the machine’s supply: a definite plus. 

Cuisinart DGB-900BC grind size

The internals of the machine are also a step up, with a precision conical burr grinder for consistency, and grind controls that let you fine-tune the size of your grind, if you’re the type to experiment with extraction strength, or if you just have a preference for a specific grind consistency.

charcoal water filter

Also included is a built-in and replaceable charcoal water filter to eliminate salt and mineral impurities that can cause off tastes and solubility issues, and a GoldTone permanent basket filter that won’t absorb oils and other compounds that help flavor your coffee like cheap disposable paper filters do. 

Cuisinart DGB-900BC setting

The usual brew settings and options are all there, including 24-hour programmability, brew-pause, and a dial to select how much coffee you want to brew, letting you choose in 2-cup increments from 2 to 12.

The DGB-900BC also gives you a 3 option brew strength setting, and offers you the option to disable automatic grinding, so you can swap in some pre-ground coffee if you so desire. 

As with most feature-rich machines, the DGB-900BC does have a great many moving parts and hard-to-reach nooks and crannies that can make it difficult to thoroughly clean, which Cuisinart suggests you do once every 7-10 uses.

Included with the device is a combination brush/scoop tool, but between the hopper, the grinder, and the connecting chute, deep cleaning can still be quite a chore. 

What I Like

  • High quality adjustable conical burr grinder for precision grinding
  • Generously sized hopper means you’ll rarely have to refill the machine’s supply of coffee beans
  • Sturdy thermal carafe keeps coffee hot for hours without burning it

What I Didn't Like

  • Number and complexity of moving parts make it difficult to thoroughly clean the machine
  • No option to brew a single cup
  • Somewhat bulkier than other 12-cup coffee makers, due to the size of its hopper and burr grinder

What do other consumers say?

Verdict

The Cuisinart DGB-900BC is a good option for anyone who needs the functionality of an insulated carafe, and wants a machine with a built-in, high quality burr grinder. Anyone lacking the patience or dexterity to disassemble and clean the device, though, may want to look elsewhere for a simpler option. 


DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine

For anyone on the lookout for a fully automatic espresso/coffee maker with grinder, and all of the bells and whistles that you’d expect from a device in that class, the DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3300 is the strongest option on the market.

DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine

An old and reliable design, the Magnifica ESAM features a unique “Direct-to-Brew” steel burr grinding system that produces less mess than a traditional burr or blade system, which, combined with a removable steel drip tray and the fact that virtually every internal component of the machine is intended to be easily removed for thorough cleaning, makes this one of, if not the, easiest to clean machines on the market. 

DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine

Featuring a simple and user-friendly interface, the Magnifica ESAM offers you a host of options to customize your espresso or cappuccino to your preferences.

Two easy-to-use dials control the fineness of your grind, the quantity of coffee, and how much water that the machine uses for each shot, so you can easily change how heavily extracted and thick your cup is.

A generous 8.8 oz hopper keeps the grinder fed with fresh beans, or if for some reason you find yourself using pre-ground coffee or someone wants decaf, a bypass doser makes it easy to quickly swap from the whole beans in the hopper to your choice of pre-ground product. 

DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine

Also sporting a milk frothing wand that doubles as a hot water spigot, another dial on the device’s face lets you toggle between steam for frothing milk for cappuccinos, and hot water for your Americanos. An easily visible indicator light lets you know when the wand is preheating, and when it’s ready to go. Once primed, the wand provides up to two solid minutes of steam at a time.

With its unique Dual Thermoblock system, the Magnifica ESAM is ideal for pumping out shot after shot of espresso. Once brought up to the right temperature, this device can maintain it for multiple, consistently heated pours, unlike other machines that have to preheat and reheat before every shot. 

Small quality-of-life features like a small built-in trash bin, and a cup warmer that keeps your drink hot without burning it make DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3300 one of the finest, most user-friendly espresso devices on the market. 

What I Like

  • Extraordinarily easy to clean for an automatic espresso maker
  • Simple, easy to understand interface is one of the most user-friendly available
  • Able to quickly produce multiple shots of espresso without pausing to reheat

What I Didn't Like

  • Hopper could be larger
  • The grinder is quite noisy for its type and size

What do other consumers say?

Verdict

The DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM 3300 is a fantastic automatic espresso maker, with very few downsides. The few disadvantages it does have are more nitpicks than flaws, and I’d recommend this device to absolute everyone who wants to make the leap from a simpler device to an automatic espresso maker. 


Capresso 464.05 CoffeeTeam GS 10-Cup Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder

Rounding out the list is the Capresso 465 CoffeeTeam. Combining and refining many of the features from the other machines that made the list, the Capresso 465 is a combination coffee maker with grinder that comes in at a slightly higher price point but still manages to punch above its weight class. 

Like the Cuisinart DGB-900BC, the Capresso 465 uses a high quality conical burr grinder for consistent, precise grinds every time, and also offers a stainless steel thermal carafe that will keep your coffee hot for hours. 

Unlike the DGB-900BC, though, the Capresso 465 is wonderfully simple and easy to clean, with none of the obnoxious crevices for ground coffee to stick in and go rancid. It also manages to be very compact for its hopper size and water capacity, which is extremely helpful if you live in a home where counter space is at a premium. 

The Capresso 465 has all of the brewing and grinding options that you’d expect from a high quality cofee maker/grinder, including a 24-hour timer, 5 grinder settings for variable fineness, and multiple brew strength settings, all of which are readily visible on the easy-to-read LED display. The device’s interface is wonderfully clean and user-friendly, with simple, clearly labeled buttons and indicator lights that take the guesswork out of using it. 

Once the beans have been precision ground to your preference, they fall directly into a basket-style GoldTone permanent filter, which keeps the oils and flavor compounds in your coffee while prevent waste. While you might expect that a permanent filter would be a chore to keep clean, it’s actually quite easy to remove and give a quick rinse once the grounds have cooled down. 

Other features like a replaceable charcoal filter that removes impurities from your water to brew the cleanest cup possible, and a drip stop filter holder to keep the base of the device clean add up to one of the finest coffeemakers on the market. 

What I Like

  • Compact
  • Simple and clear interface
  • Premium features

What I Didn't Like

  • Slightly pricier than other models
  • At only 10 cups, it’s slightly smaller than some other choices

Verdict

The Capresso 465 CoffeeTeam is one of the finest products on the market. If you’re looking for a premium experience, this machine is what you need. Its small size belies a very robust, high quality product that would be an asset to any kitchen. 


Grind And Brew Coffee Maker Buying Guide

There are many ways of making coffee but all of them involve extracting the flavors and aromas from ground coffee beans.

You may choose to buy pre-ground coffee for your coffee maker, but if you want the best, freshest coffee possible, you need to grind your own beans each time.

  • Separate grinder
  • two-in-one machine

If you choose to grind your own beans, you have two choices. Either you can use a separate grinder to grind your beans or you can invest in a two-in-one machine that grinds the beans and makes the coffee.

Advantages and disadvantages of bean to coffee machine

If you decide to go for a two-in-one machine, there are several advantages, and the main one is convenience.

Rather than grind the beans each time in a separate grinder, the beans are simply poured into the hopper.

The machine will then grind the beans and make the coffee, making the whole operation much simpler.The hopper also serves as a convenient place for you to store your coffee beans. 

Having everything ready in one place will save you a few moments that you would normally spend fetching the beans from wherever you store them, measuring them out and so on.

Perhaps the biggest disadvantage is the fact that a hopper is not generally the ideal place to store coffee beans.

To keep them in their optimum condition, beans should be sealed in an airtight container and protected from heat, light and moisture.

Unless the machine has a hopper that is specially designed to create these conditions, your beans are likely to deteriorate more rapidly than would otherwise be the case.

Another disadvantage can be that two-in-one machines can limit the types of coffee you can drink.

Machines can often only make one style of coffee whereas with a separate grinder, you can make any type of coffee you wish.

What to look for when buying the best coffee grinder brewer combo?

When shopping for a coffee maker with a built-in grinder, there are many factors to take into consideration.

Some of these are related to the grinder itself, but you shouldn’t forget the other features of the coffee maker either.

Here are some of the most important points to note.

1. Type of grinder

There are two types of grinder, burr grinders and blade grinders.

  • Burr grinders
  • Blade grinders

Blade grinders are essentially the same as a food blender; they grind the coffee beans by chopping them using rotating blades that spin at high speeds.

Blade grinders are the cheaper option, but they don’t grind the coffee to a uniform consistency.

The grind is one of the most important ways we control the extraction process, and coffee that is not ground uniformly makes it harder to brew top quality coffee.

Blade grinders can sometimes heat the coffee during grinding, also affecting the taste of the final brew.

Burr grinders are more expensive but grind the coffee more slowly and produce grounds of a more uniform consistency. They also don’t heat the coffee during grinding.

If you care about drinking the best quality coffee and don’t mind spending a bit extra, a burr grinder is the recommended option.

2. Grind options

How easy is it to change the grind of the coffee? How much choice do you have over the coarseness of the grind? These are important questions to consider before buying a machine.

Also, if the machine is only able to make one style of coffee (for example, drip coffee) you may not need to adjust the grind so much since it will be set up to make coffee using that particular method.

3. Size of hopper

The hopper is the part of the coffee maker where the beans are placed for grinding. You should pay attention to the size of the hopper, especially if you expect to consume larger quantities of beans.

However, remember that coffee beans are only at their best for a couple of weeks after roasting and they should be stored in a cool, dark place to maximize their lifespan.

You should ideally keep your coffee beans in an airtight container, so filling up a huge hopper with beans and then keeping them there for long periods means you will end up drinking stale coffee before you finish the beans.

If you want to enjoy the benefits of great-tasting coffee from freshly ground beans, it is better to buy coffee in smaller batches that you will use up within a week or two.

4. Disable grind feature

While the purpose of buying a two-in-one coffee and grinder machine is to be able to conveniently grind your beans, there may still be times when you prefer to use pre-ground coffee.

Many machines include a feature that allows you to switch off the grinder and use pre-ground coffee instead.

5. Size of drinks, single-serve function, carafe function

For maximum versatility, you should look for a machine that allows you to make different sized servings of coffee.

A single-serve function is useful for when there is only one coffee drinker. This means you will not waste grounds making a pot of coffee just for one.

Many coffee machines allow you to adjust the size of the single serving and may offer cup sizes of between 4oz and 12oz or bigger.

On the other hand, when more people want coffee, you should also be able to brew enough for everybody.

Most coffee machines allow you to brew a pot or a carafe of coffee which is much more practical when you have guests for example.

6. Adjustable drink strength

Not everybody likes their coffee the same way, so an essential feature is adjustable drink strength which allows you to choose how strong the coffee you are brewing will be.

This also allows you to control your consumption since making stronger coffee uses up the beans faster.

7. Size of the water reservoir

For larger families who tend to work their way through lots of coffee, it might be more sensible to choose a coffee with a large water reservoir. This will mean you don’t need to keep refilling it every day.

However, remember that machines with bigger reservoirs also obviously take up more space.

If you only have a small kitchen or other place to store your coffee machine, you might consider a smaller model.

8. Display and ease of use

Pay attention to how the coffee machine is operated. Does it have a touch screen control or buttons? Are there lots of setting and controls to master or is it easy to understand and operate?

If you want lots of control over how you brew your coffee, you might prefer a machine with more options. However, some people might prefer something simpler and faster to use.

9. Programmable Timer

Some modern coffee machines now include a programmable timer that allows you to tell the machine to make you a cup of coffee at a predesignated time.

This means your coffee machine will automatically grind the beans and make your brew just in time for when your alarm goes off in the morning, ideal for early starts.

Things to consider before buying best grind and brew coffee maker

Do you value convenience or versatility more highly? If you want the most convenient solution, a two-in-one machine could be ideal choice.

However, if you prefer the freedom to experiment with different grinds and different styles of coffee, a separate grinder might be more appropriate.

Does your family tend to consume a lot of coffee? If not, leaving beans to go stale in the hopper might not be the best way to enjoy the benefits of grinding your own beans.

Finally, you might also consider a pod-based machine instead. Pods are more expensive than beans or ground coffee, but machines that use pods offer the utmost in convenience and the coffee stays fresher for longer.

Conclusion

I know that choosing the best combination coffee maker with grinder for you can be daunting, especially with so many options available. I hope that this list has helped you choose, or at least given you a better idea of what to look for. Just keep your requirements in mind, and you’ll find the perfect machine for you!

My name is Kathy Gallo, Editor of Daily Cupo, a Coffee buff. The guide you find here is designed exactly for you, and it is our hope that you find it not only interesting but also actionable.

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