Amanda Norcross • August 05, 2021
Like many dual-purpose appliances, a coffee maker with grinder is like two-in-one shampoo and conditioner: it works well, but your hair will look and feel healthier if you use shampoo and conditioner separately.
Still, you can't beat the convenience of a multipurpose coffee maker (or toiletry).
Before you start shopping for a coffee maker with built-in grinder, there are a few key concepts to consider:
Thanks to its 'Steep and Release' Technology, the Breville Grind Control allows you to grind fresh coffee beans and brew them directly into your carafe or coffee cup. The programmable auto start means you can set it and forget it, too. It's the perfect machine for someone who prefers a drip machine, but also appreciates freshly, finely ground beans.
There are no limits to what the Breville Barista Touch can do. Also our pick for Best Overall Espresso Machine, this coffee maker features a built-in burr grinder, milk frother, and the ability to make coffee and coffee drinks—espresso, macchiatos, lattes, you name it. The digital, touch-screen display makes it easy to use (and is pretty to look at, too).
This coffee machine, the newest coffee maker with a built-in grinder from Cuisinart, is ideal for brewing specialty coffee for a big group. Its bean hopper holds up to a half-pound of coffee at once, which means it can brew up to 12 cups of coffee at once, too.