If you’re always on the hunt for a better cup of coffee, it’s likely you’ve heard this one before. Besides seeking out the freshest whole bean roast available, it’s crucial that you grind coffee right before brewing.
That’s right. No team pre-ground coffee here! (And don’t even think about grinding up that entire bag of whole bean coffee all at once.)
While it may be tempting to have your coffee ground and ready to roll in the morning, do yourself a favor and buy a cheap coffee maker with grinder instead.
The added step of grinding won’t add much time and the flavor will be totally worth it. Make a grinder a key element in your morning coffee ritual. You won’t regret it!
We’ll take a look at the top choices available, the machine that offers the best bang for your buck, and more.
The best choice on this list goes to this uniquely compact design for your home kitchen. Let the sleek finish of Capresso’s 10-cup digital coffee maker grace your countertops.
The direct-feed burr grinder provides a fresh-flavor experience like never before. Choose your favorite beans and let this machine perk up your entire day.
The thermal carafe keeps your favorite beverage warm so you can sip slowly and savor the brew all morning long.
You don’t even have to wake up any earlier than normal because this baby is fully programmable. Yep — the grinder too! Set it to grind and brew a batch of java while you indulge yourself by hitting the “snooze” button (just one more time!).
There’s nothing that makes a statement quite as classy as brushed stainless steel. Proudly display our premium pick, the Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker as a focal point in your kitchen.
Revel in your new Breville (sorry, we couldn’t resist!) with its eight strength settings. You can use pre-ground beans if you prefer, but why would you?! With its ½-pound capacity bean hopper, this coffee machine is ready to provide you with the freshest grind possible.
With the Breville coffee maker, you have the option to brew a single cup or up to 12 cups at a time. The programmable auto-start includes the grind, so you can wake up to a fresh pot of java, fill a travel mug, and go.
The LCD display will provide you with real-time feedback on strength, grind, water levels, brewing time, and more. This coffee maker is our premium pick because it is one smart cookie.
Mmm, cookies and coffee.
Note: Not compatible with distilled or reverse osmosis water. There’s a lot of science behind brew water and the effect it has on your cup of joe!
This coffee maker from Black and Decker wants you to have the best java experience but not at the cost of your savings account. That’s why it’s our best value pick!
The integrated grinder and brew filter make for more efficient grinding with the bonus of easier cleanup.
Accidentally purchased a bag of pre-ground coffee instead of whole bean?
Not even a problem! Black and Decker’s coffee maker allows you to shut off the grind option and brew a “normal” auto-drip pot.
Can’t wait for the whole 12-cups to finish brewing?
Good thing this machine has the sneak-a-cup feature then! Pull that first cup out and enjoy a hot cup right away.
Really dragging this morning?
Use the custom brew options. You can have your coffee regular, bold, or strong.
Where sleek, elegant design meets a super easy to use interface you get the Barsetto 10-cup coffee maker. With a built-in burr grinder for that fresh cup you crave.
Brew up to 10-cups in six minutes with a single touch. The heating plate keeps your pot hot for up to 40 minutes after brewing. After two hours the machine will automatically power itself off.
Removable parts make this machine a cinch to keep clean. You can remove the nozzle, filter, and funnel for easy cleanup.
Fresh, coffeehouse-quality brew in minutes. The Chefman Grind and Brew is perfect whether you’re always on the go or whether you work from home.
So whether you’re heading out for a workout (coffee enhances exercise performance!) or sitting down at your laptop to get some work done (coffee helps you concentrate!), Chefman’s got your back.
It’s programmable, has a large 1.5-liter water tank, and a removable filter. You can control the strength of your brew and easily select how many cups you want using the clearly marked buttons.
Ready for full-bodied flavor at home?
Then you’re ready for the Krups Grind and Brew coffee maker. With programmable auto-start and a built-in burr grinder, you’ll be ready to seize the day — no matter the hour!
The controls are easy-to-use and the features give you control over brew strength and grind coarseness. Use the brew-pause feature if you just can’t wait for all 10-cups before sipping!
Not all of us need a 10-cup coffee maker. For those of us with tiny kitchens or smaller families, Best Choice Products offers a compact 4-cup coffee maker.
But just because it’s small, doesn’t mean we don’t want freshly-ground beans, too! So they threw in a built-in grinder.
Your purchase also comes with a precision coffee scoop and a brush to help keep things clean.
This coffee maker from Mr. Coffee is truly special. It gives you the freedom and flexibility to always grind and brew a single fresh cup.
Brew straight into a travel mug and be on your way.
Don’t have a travel mug?
They include a stainless steel, BPA-free, double-walled one for you!
Another compact design for your consideration, the Secura automatic coffee maker is an easy-to-use option. Also, one of our favorite things, it’s easy to clean!
Grind and brew up to four cups at a time. Fully programmable and will keep the pot warm for up to 30 minutes before auto-off kicks in.
The powerful burr grinder in this Krups Grind Drip coffee maker can handle even the oiliest beans. Select between fine and coarse settings for your fresh cup of joe.
Designed to be super simple to clean, lots of parts can be removed and run through your dishwasher.
This little coffee maker from Hamilton Beach grinds, brews, and then rinses its own grind chamber automatically. That unique feature prevents clogging and keeps your parts cleaner.
Choose between one and four cups, whole bean or pre-ground coffee, and bold or regular strength. Hamilton Beach wants you to have your cup your way.
So you want to buy a coffee maker, eh?
Then you’ve come to the right place!
The first thing you need to do is pick your poison. That is to say — how do you take your coffee?
Different types of coffee makers:
Once you know your preferred brew type, ask yourself these questions:
Keep in mind that the best coffee comes from freshly-ground beans — so don’t forget to buy a grinder!
Have you heard that burr grinders are the way to go?
Here’s a quick comparison so you’ll understand why.
Burr Grinders: You’ve probably encountered this style of grinder several times before. Often when you buy salt, pepper, or spice blends they come in a burr grinder. How it works is by crushing food (or coffee beans!) between two abrasive surfaces a.k.a burrs. One burr moves, one is stationery. There are flat burrs and conical burrs, either will provide you with a smooth, consistent grind.
Blade Grinders: It’s likely you grew up in a house with a blade grinder. You can use these little electric machines to chop nuts, coffee beans, or spices. While faster and more powerful, you won’t get a consistent grind with this propeller blade. Uneven coffee grounds can affect the flavor of your cup.
So why bite the bullet and go for a coffee maker plus grinder?
We’re glad you asked!
Imagine waking up to a pot of fresh coffee with an unbeatably fresh taste. That dream can be your reality when you bring home an automatic coffee maker plus programmable grinder.
Now that you’ve got the coffee maker of your dreams — be sure to take good care of it!
We’ll tell you how.
Leave coffee residue too long and you risk it turning … moldy. Blech. Avoid this unpleasantness by scheduling a once-weekly cleaning for your machine.
Here’s an easy method:
Tip: To prevent mold growth between cleanings, dry any moisture left in the machine using a microfiber cloth.
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