There’s something very comforting (not to mention energizing) about drinking a hot, fresh cup of coffee, especially first thing in the morning. If you struggle to get out of bed early, let alone change into outside clothes, we have good news for you: enjoying a good brew doesn’t even require leaving your home. All you need are good beans and the right equipment—i.e. the best coffee maker with a grinder. This convenient machine is just the multi-tasker you need to make your morning routine just a bit easier.
The 10 Best Coffee Makers with Grinders for Freshly Made Coffee, Every Time
Why Should You Get a Coffee Maker with a Grinder?
Not only do these coffee makers produce absolutely *delicious* cups of joe, but the fresh, heavenly scent they emit will be enough to practically drag you out of bed sans alarm—it's that good. Coffee oxidizes right after it’s ground, meaning it will start to lose flavor the longer you wait to drink it. Worse yet, the most flavorful beans are the most susceptible to oxidation. With these machines, however, the beans are being ground in real time, making your java fresher and better tasting than the pre-ground coffee you’d typically use in a standard drip coffee maker.
What's more, these devices also allow you to adjust the size of the grind, depending on how you like it (e.g., espresso uses finer grinds, while drip coffee uses coarser ones).
Naysayers will tell you that it's just easier to use pre-ground coffee, and we hear them. But today’s built-in grinder machines are so simplistic that even our pre-coffee brains can handle making a cup from scratch. See below for a little more info on what exactly a coffee maker with grinder is and what separates them from the pack.
What to Look for in a Coffee Maker with a Grinder
- Burr vs. Blade Grinders: There are two main types of coffee grinders. True to its name, the latter has rotating blades that chop up coffee beans, almost like a blender. Burr grinders, however, use two burrs (small raised pieces of metal), either conical or flat, to slowly crush coffee beans, resulting in more evenly ground coffee. Burr grinders are generally thought to provide more flavorful grinds (they're also usually a bit pricier).
- Espresso or Drip Coffee: Whether or not you prefer espresso or drip coffee is a personal preference, but for the most part, they require different machines. With drip coffee makers with grinders, you can brew entire pots and program them to be made ahead of time. With espresso makers with grinders, you’re usually pulling one or two shots at at time.
- Size: Depending on how much coffee you drink in a given day or week, the size of your coffee maker can make a difference. If you’re brewing a pot for a whole household, you’ll want one that has the capacity for at least a few cups, so you’re not constantly brewing pots all morning. And if you’re just brewing a cup or two, look for an option that has a lower brew capacity, so you’re not wasting any.
- Features: Coffee makers with grinders have all sorts of features. Some have LCD or touch screens, customizable coffee settings, milk attachments, programmable functions, auto shut-off or warming features and more. Most of these are nice-to-haves verus necessities, but it's a good idea to think about what’s important to you (and what’s within your budget—in general, more features = more money) while you're shopping.
Whether you’re looking to drink drip or espresso or a machine that’s simple or stacked with extras, here are ten of the best coffee makers with grinders at every budget level.
The Best Coffee Maker with a Grinder at a Glance
- Best Overall: Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker with Grinder
- Best on a Budget: Black + Decker 12-Cup Coffee Maker With Grinder
- Best Value: Hamilton Beach Coffee Maker with Grinder
- Best for the Impatient: Cuisinart 12-Cup Grind & Brew
- Most Stylish: Smeg Coffee Maker with Grinder
- Best Warmer: Gevi Grind & Brew
- Most Versatile: Philips 3200 Coffee Maker with Grinder
- Most Compact: PowerXL Grind & Go Coffee Maker
- Most Classic: Capresso Coffee Maker with Grinder
- Most Splurge-Worthy: De'Longhi Magnifica Coffee Maker with Grinder
1. Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker
- Pros: Programmable auto-start, thermal carafe, stainless-steel design, brews up to 12 cups
- Cons: Requires regular cleaning
The verdict is in: This is *the* grinder-equipped coffee maker to buy for 2023. For starters, it has a clear and concise LCD screen that shows your grind setting, grind time and the number of shots or cups you want, allowing you to tailor every brew to your preferences. There's also a programmable “auto-start” feature, so you can set the time you'd like to enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the morning and the device will start brewing before you ever even get out of bed (yes, please!). And its top-rated, built-in burr grinder features six different settings that will let you control how finely ground you’d like your beans to be for that particular brew. But wait: There’s more! You can choose from eight strength settings, too. Assured one buyer: "[These] make seriously great coffee, much better than any others we've tried—and we're minor coffee snobs."
Best on a Budget
2. Black + Decker Coffee Maker with Grinder
- Pros Affordable, programmable auto-start, large capacity
- Cons: Less durable, no single serve option
If you’re looking for a device with a built-in grinder on a budget, you’ve found it. It's got the same auto start, brew-strength and grind capacity features of the Breville, only this one's less than $100. Its sleek touch display screen offers options for the number of cups you want to brew (from 4 to 12), as well as the grind size—its eight options range from coarse (for more traditional drip coffee) to fine (espresso-style). It too can be preset to start the brewing process without you, and it also includes a “sneak-a-cup” feature that temporarily stops the flow of coffee so you can pour your first cup without making a mess.
Easiest to clean
3. Hamilton Beach Coffee Maker with Grinder
- Pros: Self-rinsing, works with beans or grounds
- Cons: Noisy, needs to be dry
This programmable maker gives you the option to use either whole bean or coffee, and the built-in grinder also self rinses to prevent any clogs, making it a breeze to keep clean. It has bold and regular brewing options, and you can make between 1 to 4 cups at any given time. The downside? Reviewers say it can be noisy and that moisture can throw a wrench in its operations.
4. Cuisinart Grind and Brew
- Pros: 24-hour programming, integrated charcoal filter, brewer pause, double-walled thermal carafe
- Cons: Pricey, simpler than other models
Why do so many people rave about this machine? For starters, it includes a 12-cup thermal carafe with a double-walled heat seal to ensure that your last cup of coffee is every bit as tasty—and warm—as the first. Its built-in automatic burr grinder can hold up to a half-pound of beans, and it includes a strength selector with grind control that allows you to fine-tune the intensity and volume of your brew. It's got the "brew pause" feature mentioned above, oh, and did we mention that it’s energy-conscious? This one shuts off on its own after brewing and effectively saves you from that “uh-oh” feeling of realizing you left the machine on when you're on the way to work.
5. Smeg Coffee Maker with Grinder
- Pros: Retro design, makes six different beverages (ristretto, extra-strong ristretto, espresso, extra-strong espresso, coffee, large coffee and hot water), warms quickly, LED buttons
- Cons: Expensive, advanced operation
If you’re familiar with the Smeg brand, then you already know how aesthetically pleasing their retro-looking appliances are. We’re pretty sure this is one of the only coffee makers (with a built-in grinder, of course) that will actually enhance your kitchen’s aesthetic instead of derailing it. It comes in two neutral colorways—black or white—but don’t be fooled by its pretty exterior. This machine is just as functionally extravagant as it is beautiful, with an adjustable conical burr grinder, thermoblock heating system technology that reportedly warms water quickly and six pre-programmed beverage settings that will let you make anything from ristretto to espresso.
6. Gevi Grind & Brew
- Pros: Keeps coffee hot for up to two hours, bell alert, auto-start, eight grind settings
- Cons: No temperature adjustment on the heating plate
You know when you put on a pot of coffee, then get distracted at work, and by the time you remember you made a cup, it's gone ice cold? Not the case with this beauty. Not only will it ring a little bell when your coffee is complete, it's got a warming plate that will keep it piping hot for up to two hours. It's also got all the other bells and whistles you'd expect to find, too, including a burr grinder for up to ten cups with eight grind settings and three coffee strength modes. Wrote one fan: "This machine is super easy to use, relatively quiet when grinding, and brews some strong coffee if you put it on the strongest setting."
7. Philips Coffee Maker with Grinder
- Pros: Makes coffee and espresso, touchsceen display, included accessories, prolonged descaling, 12 grinding setting
- Cons: Steam wand is manual
If you're the type to waffle between your usual coffee, a cappuccino or an espresso, this little baby just might be for you, since it can make 'em all. It's got an easy-to-use touch screen display, a whopping 12 different grinder settings and an assurance from the company that you won't need to descale it for 5,000 uses. Buyers call it "life-changing," with one commenter writing, "I’ve simply never had a better cup of coffee. I go to sleep thinking about the delicious cup I’m going to have in the morning and wake up excited to have it...You’re in for a serious treat."
8. PowerXL Coffee Maker with Grinder
- Pros: Compact and lightweight, easy to use, affordable, automatic shutoff
- Cons: Single-cup brews, mesh filter
While we’d all love to throw caution to the wind and splurge on the beautiful Smeg or Breville machines, they’re not exactly practical for when you want a quick cup of coffee in a hurry. Not to mention, we simply don’t have the counter space to store them. That’s why we love this machine: It can make up to a 16-ounce cup of coffee, fast—no mess, no fuss. Its compact design is perfect for smaller kitchens, and its stainless-steel grinder blades allow for a precise, seamless brew. Plus, we love that it's compatible with either beans or pre-ground coffee, so you don’t have to choose between the two.
9. Capresso Coffee Maker with Grinder
- Pros: Automatic brewing, easy to use, removable filter
- Cons: Glass carafe, requires regular cleanup
If you want your coffee to pack a flavorful punch, then you won’t want to miss out on this classic design with a steel burr grinder that can produce up to a whopping ten cups. While it has plenty of modern features (you can choose between mild, medium and strong depending on your mood or how much sleep you got last night), and even allows you to pour a cup mid-brew if you’re in a hurry, it feels like the most like a traditional coffee brewer. Better yet, its plate can keep coffee warm for up to two hours after brewing, in case you’re the type who likes to sip slowly.
10. De'longhi Magnifica Coffee Maker with Grinder
- Pros: Removable water tank for easy cleanup, durable, frothing system, easy to use
- Cons: Noisy grinder, expensive, small water tank, advanced operation
This powerful machine, which brews both coffee and espresso, comes fully equipped with a professional burr grinder with 13 adjustable settings, a manual frother that mixes steam and milk and an easy-to-use control panel that allows you to customize settings without wanting to pull your hair out. The machine even will 'remember' your preferred details, from the strength of your espresso to your preferred size beverage. Equipped with two stainless-steel boilers that provide even heat distribution, it also boasts a patented cappuccino system with a frother that rotates 180 degrees to fit any size container.
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