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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

+
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

Specifications

Type: Semi-Automatic
Dimensions: 12" x 12.25" x 14.5" inches
Grind settings: 30
Bean hopper capacity: 8 oz
Water tank capacity: 67 fl oz
Weight: 27.6 lb.
Descaling Notification: Yes
Interface: Dial and button

Reasons to buy

+
Vast range of grind settings
+
Easily adjustable variables
+
Makes delicious coffee
+
Excellent build quality

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
-
Large footprint
-
Too technical for some
Buy it if

✅ You are sensitive to coffee flavors: this can get to the finest details
✅ You don't like acidic notes: this can pre-infuse to smooth them out
✅ You want to grow your coffee capabilities: this can take you to barista-level skills

Don't buy it if:

❌ You're short on space: this is huge
You're a coffee novice: this takes work to master
You're on a budget: this is expensive

The bottom line

🔎 Breville The Barista Pro: this is a very hands-on machine, allowing you to get really technical with your coffee making skills. It's perfect for amateurs looking to grow their skills, but not for beginners.

Breville's Barista Pro offers the most granular details when it comes to grinding. Equipped with 30 different settings, it's made for those with the most sensitive palettes. I think thirty settings is excessive for most people, but when you're making espresso, the flavors are so sensitive to change that each different grind setting makes a big difference.

When I tested this, I was impressed with almost every aspect of the Barista Pro. It lives up to its name, acting like a live-in barista, delivering professional results. It's quick to work and has enough capacity to serve up coffee for all the family, all week long. There’s also a low pressure pre-infuse setting to take the acidic edge off your espressos as well dose control and digital temperature settings. It has granular, precise control for those who are already coffee masters, but simpler, more automatic options for those who are pushed for time or learning the basics. 

But while I adore every aspect of the coffee and design involved in this coffee maker, there are a few things to bear in mind. The first is that it's huge, so you need to have a coffee bar to devote to it or else make plenty of room on your countertop. It's unavoidably expensive, so won't work if you're on a budget. What's more, it's overkill if you aren't obsessed with pulling the perfect shot of espresso. If you just want good, fresh ground coffee without fuss, this might be a step too far. 

There's more detail in my Breville Barista Pro review.

The best automatic coffee maker with an integrated grinder

6. De'Longhi Eletta Explore

I love everything about this ridiculously premium machine (except the price)

Specifications

Type: Fully automatic
Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.25 x 15.13 inches
Weight: 24.7 lbs
Capacity: 60 fl oz
Materials: Stainless steel and plastic

Reasons to buy

+
Extensive range of coffees
+
Easy to use
+
Makes delicious coffees
+
Customizable settings

Reasons to avoid

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Very expensive
-
Too much choice for some
Buy it if

✅ You like changing-up your coffee order: this has over 52 options
✅ You want hands-off coffee: this is easy to use
You live with different coffee drinkers: you can set-up user profiles for everyone

Don't buy it if:

❌ You're money conscious: this is overpriced for an automated machine
You're indecisive: the choice could be overwhelming
You have shallow countertops: this is quite a long machine

The bottom line

🔎 De'Longhi Eletta Explore: this offers the true luxury experience, but you pay the price for it. The drinks might be with the stretch, but only if you're adventurous.

I don't know how De'Longhi do it, but their grinders are some of the quietest that I've used. The Eletta has the capacity to make really complex coffee without waking up the whole house. Plus, the simple controls will make you think the whole complicated brewing, steaming, and frothing was light work, when the same stack of specific coffee orders would have most baristas sweating.

Whilst a range of thirteen different grind settings might not sound like much, it’s more than enough to cater to a range of coffee drinkers. You can adjust them manually or use the screen to select different strengths and flavor profiles that you want in your coffee. The smart technology will remember your preferences for the next time you drink coffee, so you can tailor every different coffee to suit your tastes exactly.

I'm not exaggerating when I say 'every different coffee'. This can make over 52 different types of coffee, including cold brew and iced drinks. All you have to do is tap on your order and the Eletta Explore does the rest. I made some delicious, memorable coffees in the Eletta Explore. Even when I requested a decaf, almond milk iced latte, the Eletta delivered up a delicious glass of smooth and silky coffee. For someone who thrives off choice, the menu is a dream come true. Less decisive people might be left stressed rather than impressed by the extensive menu.

The only reason this isn't at the top of the buying guide is the price tag. The luxurious offering comes at a cost. If you're not buying the Eletta Explore in a sale  it will cost you over $1,500. If that's within your budget, it's more than worth it, but for most people reading this it's a very steep sum. 

There's more information in my De'Longhi Eletta Explore review.

The best luxury coffee maker with an integrated grinder

5. De'Longhi La Specialista Maestro

Even a beginner could make delicious coffee in this technical machine

Specifications

Type: Semi-automatic
Dimensions: 18.5 x 16.5 x 14 inches
Weight: 35.2 lbs
Descaling Notification: Yes
Interface: Dials
Pressure: 19 bars

Reasons to buy

+
Looks really technical
+
Can make a range of coffees (including cold brew)
+
Smart, automated functions

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
-
Heavy
Buy it if

✅ You drink a range of coffees: this can make everything (including cold brew)
You're new to espresso machines: this is easy to use
You want a stylish machine: this looks the part (without being too complex)

Don't buy it if:

❌ You don't mix up your coffee orders: this is overkill
You're on a budget: this is expensive
You're short on space: this is huge

The bottom line

🔎 De'Longhi La Specialista Maestro: Whilst this has the capacity to get geeky, it's fitted out with plenty of safeguards for coffee novices. It's a luxurious model, but it comes with a price tag to match it 

If you want a coffee maker that gets people talking, it's this. La Specialista Maestro strikes a stunning silhouette on the countertop. It's made to be admired. 

As far as coffee makers go, this delivers the brains as well as the beauty. It looks technical, with all the dials and gauges, but it's actually really smart. De'Longhi has packed this with fool-proof features, ranging from a smart tamp to a settings menu, both which will help any beginners make coffee like a world-leading barista. 

La Specialista Maestro's stainless steel, conical burr grinder offers a range of eight different settings. This might not sound like much, but the menu of brewing styles, alongside an adjustable temperature range means that you'll be able to make coffees to suit the tastes of all the household, no matter how diverse. 

Whilst I love the aesthetics of La Specialista Maestro, you’ll need to set this in one spot and keep it there; it’s big and incredibly heavy. Aside from the space it demands in the countertop, this will also cost you considerably too. As a dedicated coffee drinker, I would stretch for it, but those on a budget might be satisfied with the Casabrews 5700, for example. The Casabrews doesn't taste as good and lacks some of the bells and whistles, but it would save you $1000. 

There's more information in my De'Longhi La Specialista Maestro review.

The best value coffee machine with an integrated grinder

A one-touch wonder which makes a full menu of fresh coffee

Specifications

Dimensions: 9.6"W x 17"D x 14.6"H
Bean hopper capacity: 10 oz
Water tank capacity: 60.9 fl oz
Pressure: 15 bar
Grind settings: 12
Warranty: 2 years