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Best coffee makers with grinders 2024 – for effortless, fresh coffee

These are the best coffee makers with integrated grinders

One of the best best coffee makers with grinders, Breville The Barista Pro on a kitchen countertop with a croissant and coffee around it
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One of the best coffee makers, the Philips 3200, being filled from the top with coffee beans

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1. The list in brief ↴
2. Best drip: Breville Grind Control
3. Best budget: Cuisinart Grind and Brew
4. Best espresso: Breville Barista Pro
5. Best automatic: De'Longhi Eletta Explore
6. Best luxury: De'Longhi La Specialista Maestro
7.Best for value: Philips 3200
9. How to choose
10. How we test

If you make your own coffee at home, you know that fresh beans are best. Freshly-ground beans simply make better-tasting coffee. However, this can be a lot of hassle, and if you're getting into coffee on a budget, you may not have the money to drop a few hundred dollars on a top-line coffee grinder. 

That's why some of coffee makers come with grinders built in. In fact, some of the best coffee makers are coffee makers with with integrated grinders. Crucially, I'm not just talking about espresso machines. You don't need to know your WDT tool from your tamp for easy, fresh-ground coffee. These coffee makers come as single-serve, filter, semi-automatic and fully automatic bean-to-cup machines, too. 

As a former barista, I've seen more than my fair share of these machines. Having also tested the best grinders on the market, our team of experts are well placed to tell you which are the best coffee machines with the best integrated grinders. The team and I have tested more thirty different options, which were all contenders for this list. We've tasted the good, the bad, and the bitter. Now, I've decided to call it: these are the best that the market has to offer, from coffee giants De'Longhi and Breville, as well as Cuisinart and Philips too.

The best coffee makers with grinders 2024

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The best drip coffee maker with an integrated grinder

The freshest, most flavorful filter coffee on offer

Specifications

Coffee brewing style: Drip
Dimensions:
Weight:
Grind settings: 6
Water tank capacity: 60 oz
Bean hopper capacity: 8 oz
Grinder: Conical burr

Reasons to buy

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Caters for up to 12
+
Six grind settings
+
Compact design
+
LED screen

Reasons to avoid

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Can't make espresso
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Expensive for drip coffee
Buy it if

✅ You drink all filter coffee: this is the best you'll taste
✅ You live in a large home:
this can cater for up to twelve
✅ You wear glasses:
the LED screen is easy to read

Don't buy it if:

❌ You're on a budget: this is expensive
❌ You drink espresso:
this can't make them
❌ You'll keep this on display: is could be more beautiful

The bottom line

🔎 Breville Grind Control: you won't find fresher drip coffee than with Breville. It's technically perfect and can cater to crowds, but isn't the most beautiful option on this list.

There are very few filter coffee makers which offer integrated grinding, so I was intrigued to hear about Breville's Grind Control Coffee Maker. I was even more interested after hearing reports that that this makes delicious cups of coffee, too. 

The conical burrs are effective, working across six grind settings to achieve consistent, fresh coffee grounds. Reviewers were all pleased with how quiet this was (relative to other grinders) and, whilst six different grind settings might not sound like much, they're plenty for the average drip coffee drinker. 

The spacious bean hopper can store half a pound of coffee beans, so you won't be re-filling too often. Combined with a twelve-cup carafe, this can cater to the whole family. Most importantly, the coffee speaks for itself. It's much fresher than in almost any other drip coffee maker, so it's much fresh, more complex flavor. 

Whilst Breville's Grind Control's stainless steel finish is on the functional side of chic, it's compact, and would easily sit on most kitchen countertops. I saw some reviewer images of the Grind Control placed neatly in various homes and it actually looked better than I expected.

Price-wise, this looks expensive compared to other drip coffee makers, but if you add the cost of a good grinder onto any basic espresso machine, you'll end up at a similar price point to this. However, while the coffee is gorgeous, we found that the carafe doesn't pour perfectly every time. What's more, as a drip coffee maker, however, you're stuck with drip coffee. You won't be able to brew an espresso; this can only serve one to twelve cups. That's why this only has an 80% score, where others in this guide have 90 or even 100%. If you just want fresh-ground drip coffee, it doesn't get better than this. For more involved espressos and milky coffees like lattes, you'll need to keep reading. 

There's more information in our full Breville Grind Control review.

The best budget coffee maker with an integrated grinder

A single-serve sensation delivering fast fresh flavors

Specifications

Coffee type: Single-serve
Dimensions: 11 x 7.3 x 12.7"
Bean hopper capacity: 3.5 oz
Water tank capacity: 48 oz
Brew sizes: 4oz, 8oz, 10oz, 12oz
Warranty: 3 years

Reasons to buy

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Mess-free grinding
+
Small footprint
+
Bold and rich coffee
+
Easy to use

Reasons to avoid

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Limited offering
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Small bean hopper
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No milk steaming
Buy it if

✅ You're eco-conscious: the capsules are all reusable
You like strong coffee: this is rich and bold
You need quick coffee: this is speedy and easy to use

Don't buy it if:

❌ You live in a large home: the bean hopper is small and will need refilling often
You don't want to have any involvement: this is more hands-on than other single-serve machines
You want variety: the only variable here is brew size

The bottom line

🔎 Cuisinart Grind and Brew: an innovative take on single-serve coffee, the Cuisinart serves up strong coffee. The only thing it lacks is capacity (and a steam wand).

Let's be honest: single-serve has a bad reputation among coffee die-hards. They're not wrong. Keurigs don't taste amazing, and even Nespresso are far away from a true espresso. When Cuisinart introduced their innovative Grind & Brew, a single-serve pod coffee maker that grinds fresh beans, it was met with some healthy skepticism.

The whole process still retains single-serve simplicity, but the flavors are a world away from stale capsules. It’s bold, but I found that the flavors were still bright and well extracted. If you need coffee to clear away sleep in the mornings, you’ll be reaching for the Cuisinart every time. 

The relatively compact machine uses conical burrs to grind coffee directly into reusable filter baskets. This part of the process is quite loud, but that’s an almost inevitable part of the grinding process. These small baskets can brew a 4, 8, 10, or 12 oz cup of seriously strong coffee. The grind settings are simple and easily adjusted by hand. It’s useful that this grinds directly into the pod, minimising mess, but you still will need to be involved in the process: securing the pod lid and sitting it firmly in place. However, if you're running late and don't have the time to grind, you can still use a K-cup, and it's compatible with other brands' pods too.

I noticed some of our fellow expert testers actually adopted this into their test kitchen and they were reluctant to say goodbye to it. We asked them what they thought, after using it for over a month, and they still loved it. One had even bought one for her home. Their biggest complaint was that the coffee comes out too hot to shot straight away. There's also the obvious lack of a steam wand for milky coffees.

You can find more detail in our Cuisinart Grind and Brew review.

The best espresso machine with an integrated grinder

3. Breville The Barista Pro

Made for aficionados who want to adjust even the most nuanced coffee notes