Coffee is an essential part of most people’s daily routine and having the ability to make a great cup of coffee at home is essential. With a coffeemaker that will grind beans and brew fresh coffee, you can not only save money but also enjoy a truly fresh cup of coffee every time.
Top Rated Grind and Brew Coffee Makers
I’ve picked three top rated grind and brew coffee makers for you to choose from. Each has its own features, capacity and value. Let’s look over the features of each one then help you decide which one to pick.
Breville’s Grind Control is the first of its kind when it comes to customization. Not only do you get to change the grind settings and customize the coffee volume, it can also calibrate based on the roast you’re using. Whether it’s dark or medium roast, or comes from a specific origin, the machine will calibrate to give you the optimal settings for the type of beans you are brewing.
- Choose to brew a full carafe, half a carafe, a tall travel mug or a single mug.
- Auto start allows you to set the machine for auto brew.
- Grind settings allows you to adjust the size (therefore strength), and type of beans.
- LCD display shows you all options from grind settings, grind time, number of cups to brew and time.
- Includes gold tone reusable filter, 12 cup double-walled thermal carafe, and cleaning brush.
- Bean hopper capacity: 2 lbs. Water reservoir capacity: 60 oz.
The Cuisinart DGB-900BC has decent features for a grind and brew coffee maker. While not as advanced as the Breville Grind Control, this coffee maker has all the features you need for a great fresh cup of coffee.
- Built in 8 oz. bean hopper and burr grinder that automatically grind beans prior to brewing
- Select coffee strength – strong, medium or mild
- Grind control allows you to program the amount of coffee to grind – 2 to 12 cups
- Water filter removes impurities to ensure great flavor
- 24 hour programmable, can be set to have your coffee waiting when you get up in the morning
- Brew Pause allows you to enjoy a cup before the coffeemaker has finished brewing
- Accessories include charcoal water filter, measuring scoop and instruction book
Cuisinart DGB-900 vs. DGB-400, What’s The Difference?
If you’ve noticed the Cuisinart DGB-400, which costs about half the price of the DGB-900, you must have wondered what the differences are.
Breville vs. Cuisinart Grind and Brew – What’s The Difference?
I have a dedicated detailed post on the difference between the Breville Grind Control vs Cuisinart DGB-900 that I recommend you give a read.
The DGB-400 has a blade grinder, which is not as consistent as the burr grinder the DGB-900 has. It’s not adjustable, but it would do an okay job. The DGB-400 also doesn’t offer strength control and the bean hopper capacity is about half the size of the DGB-900, which might require you to refill at each brew.
If you’re on a tight budget, you can go for something like the DGB-400, but otherwise, the DGB-900 makes the better choice.
Hamilton Beach has a considerably affordable machine in comparison to many other coffee makers with built-in grinders. But will it give you all the features of an expensive machines? sadly, no. But it still has many great features for the price.
- The built-in grinder grinds, brews and then rinses the grind chamber automatically to prevent any clogs.
- Programmable auto brew can be set up 24hrs in advance.
- Ability to use whole beans or pre-ground coffee.
- Choose from regular or bold brew.
- Minimum brew size is 1-4 cups.
So, why is this coffee maker cheaper? It’s because the grinder isn’t as high quality as Breville’s or Cuisinart’s. Hamilton Beach uses a blade grinder, which is not adjustable and does not provide consistent grind as a burr grinder would.
Which Of These Grind and Brew Coffee Makers is Best To Buy?
Out of these three machines, the Breville Grind Control and Cuisinart are a close match. Price wise, and as of the time of writing (prices are subject to change), The Cuisinart is slightly priced under the Breville with about a $20 difference. I’d totally recommend you pay the difference and go for the Breville as it has the most advanced and versatile features. Your second pick would be the Cuisinart.
The Hamilton Beach is a good budget-friendly pick. I don’t like that it has a blade grinder are those are not the most reliable, but it’s your best option for the price.
Are Grind and Brew Coffee Makers Any Good? Should You Buy One?
Like everything else, there’s always a list of pros and cons that you have to consider. Grind and brew coffee makers are no different. Hop over to this detailed post about coffee makers with built-in grinders and everything you need to consider before you buy.