Best Coffee Makers With Grinders 2024: Jump Menu
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 for drip coffee
You won't get better drip coffee than this. It can brew everything from one cup to a twelve-cup carafe. The only thing it can't do is make espressos.
Best for single-serve
An innovative capsule machine, the Cuisinart blends freshly ground coffee with single-serve speed. It won't cater to a whole household, but is good for small apartments.
Best for espressos
The best for espressos
True to its name, this makes professional coffees. It has over 30 different grind settings and a pre-infuse function too — overwhelmed or excited?
The best bean-to-cup
With a menu of over 52 different coffees, the Eletta Explore delivers delicious, freshly ground coffee. It doesn't get better, but it's eexpensive though.
Best luxury machine
The best luxury machine
This looks every part the complicated espresso machine, but it's really easy to use. It makes fresh, intense coffee without much human-interference. Just start saving space and money for it now.
The best value bean-to-cup
At just the touch of a button the Philips grinds fresh coffee to make six different drink options. It's an easy option if you want variety, but not very technical.
The best coffee makers with grinders 2024
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The best drip coffee maker with an integrated grinder
Reasons to buy
Reasons to avoid
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
Reasons to buy
Reasons to avoid
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
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