Any coffee Barista out there will tell you that the best time to make coffee is immediately after crushing your grounds. Coffee made from freshly ground beans has a certain distinct aroma and taste that is usually lost when grounds stay for long. With that in mind, we take a look at 3 of the best grind and brew coffee makers out there.
All three brewers come from top competitors in the kitchen appliances items namely Cuisinart, Capresso and KRUPS. Let’s take a closer look at the features and specifications of each and see why you should get one.
Cuisinart DGB-625BC Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker
Cuisinart are a well-known leading brand when it comes to household appliances. The company strives to achieve quality and outstandingly good performance and their new DGB-625BC Grind and Brew is no exception.
The brewer comes with a built in bean grinder that grinds your coffee then brews it for you. The brewer is able to brew up to 12 cups of aroma filled coffee. On top of that, it is also fully programmable up to 24 hours in advance allowing you to plan accordingly to avoid being late. The adjustable 0 to 4 hour auto shutoff system allows you to keep your coffee hot. Also, in case you’re using pre-ground coffee, there’s a grind-off option to turn off the grinder.
Other key features include a Brew and Pause option, a 1 to 4 cup setting that allows you to brew strong or light coffee. To allow fine brewing with no impurities, the Cuisinart DGB-625BC comes with two state of the art filters, a permanent gold tone filter and a charcoal water filter. To address an issue in the previous models, Cuisinart also added a wider and more comfortable grip handle to the glass carafe. For aesthetic purposes, the new model boasts of a brushed metal plate and a black trim.
Capresso 464.05 CoffeeTEAM GS 10-Cup Digital Coffeemaker
Capresso was founded in early 1990’s to provide innovative coffee equipment to the community. Over the years, the manufacturer has grown into a leading and global company and have won many awards over the years.
Their new Capresso 464.05 Digital Coffeemaker comes with a top of the line built in conical burr grinder that helps preserve aroma and flavor. The maker also comes with a digital control panel that houses a well illuminated easy to read LCD display and also display time. On top of that, the brewer can make up to 10 cups of coffee. Coffee enthusiasts will be glad to know that this brewer also has the Brew and Pause feature allowing to sip your coffee while the rest brews. With the Capresso 464.05 you can select 5 different grind settings allowing you to experiment with various to find your best setting.
Other notable features include, ability to brew coffee using pre-ground beans thus not using the burr grinder (BREW MODE), an automatic shut-off system designed to keep your coffee hot for up to 2 hours and then power down to save energy, a stainless thermal or glass 10-cup carafe with stay cool handle. The 10 cup brewer is also fully programmable. Lastly, the brewer/grinder comes with a charcoal water filtration system capable of removing up to 82 percent of impurities like chlorine from water.
KRUPS KM700552 10-Cup Grind and Brew Coffee Maker
This brewer from KRUPS features an integrated conical burr grinder made of stainless steel. It offers up to 5 grind levels and three coffee strengths. The 1000 watt brewer is also programmable and capable of brewing up to 10 cups of freshly ground coffee.
Like the Cuisinart and the Capresso, it has the Brew and Pause feature, an auto- shut off system to save energy and a water filtration unit. The KRUPS stands out due to its rather quiet grinder. It is also a little heavier that the other two at 5 pounds. The maker also has an LCD screen that displays time. On top of that, it also allows one to choose between 2 to 4-cup aroma functions for different brewing amounts.
What’s The Difference Between Each Grind and Brew?
Despite having almost the same specifications, the 3 brewers are different and each is unique. Here are some of the main differences
Title Cuisinart DGB-625BC Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker Capresso 464.05 CoffeeTeam GS 10-Cup Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder KRUPS KM700552 10-Cup Grind and Brew Coffee Maker with Stainless Steel Conical Burr Grinder
Features * Slightly larger capacity at 12 cups
* Manufacturer warranty of 3 years
* Has a great look with its brushed metal and black trim
* Compact and stylish
* 1 year warranty
* Good build quality
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It all boils down to personal preference but if you are looking to go cheap then the Cuisinart DGB-625BC is your best option. Given that it is larger and the best known brand among the three, it might be a great choice. If you are looking for something sturdy with great and noiseless performance then the KRUPS KM700552 is for you. Still, I would advise you to read the user reviews on Amazon then decide for yourselves but all in all, each is a great buy.