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The Best Coffee Maker With Grinder And Thermal Carafe

Updated on September 18, 2014

For Those Who Care About Making Good Coffee (And Don't Mind A Little Maintenance)

Pictured to the left is one of my favorite coffee pots of it's kind. It not only grinds your coffee beans but also brews your coffee directly into a thermal carafe rather than into a glass pot on a hot plate.

Click here to see this exact coffee maker on Amazon.

If you are reading this page then you probably know that freshly ground beans give you better coffee and that thermal heat retention is better for your coffee's flavor than a hot plate. There are however a number of other simple variables in home coffee makers that can result in better coffee.

For starters you should keep your coffee maker clean and well maintained. Nobody wants old stale coffee residue mucking up there Morning Joe. One other tidbit that is hard to overcome without spending serious coin on your coffee machine is to use near boiling water on your grind. Lower temperature water doesn't extract flavor very well resulting in bitter coffee.

With this machine you shouldn't have to worry too much about that but you certainly do have to be on your game when it comes to keeping it clean. You should give this machine a thorough cleaning every time you finish the beans in storage otherwise it may start clogging up. This, however, is the price you pay for an all-in-one that brews top shelf coffee.

My Favorite Thermal Coffee Machine w/ Built In Bean Grinder

There are lots of options in the "grind-and-brew" category and lots of options in the thermal coffee maker category but machines that do both are a lot harder to find.

I believe coffee should be made well and all reasonable actions should be taken to make the best coffee possible. Of all the coffee pots that brew into thermal carafes and grind your beans for you this is my favorite. It uses a Burr grinder, brews a large portion, protects whole beans from moisture, and heats your water up for the brewing process to an optimal temperature.

Cuisinart Automatic Coffeemaker Burr Grind And Brew 12 Cup Charcoal Water Filter 5 Oz.
Cuisinart Automatic Coffeemaker Burr Grind And Brew 12 Cup Charcoal Water Filter 5 Oz.

Not only does this machine grind your beans but it uses a burr grinder in the process minimizing heat production which can degrade the quality of the grind and leaving you with a uniform grind. I also love the extra features in this pot and the ability to brew a full 12-cups at a time.


One Big Disclaimer

One thing to keep in mind with these type of multi-purpose coffee makers though is that they take a lot more maintenance than simple machines. If you grind your coffee in the machine you are going to have to spend some significant energy keeping the device clean and running smoothly. This will be the case with any grind-and-brew pot. Having said that though, for those willing to maintain this type of coffee maker I think this Cuisinart should be at the top of your shopping list.

Notable Customer Reviews

In my opinion the customer reviews section on Amazon contains some of the best information you'll find anywhere on most products. It may be had to find the golden nuggets but there there, especially on the most popular products. You can look at all the newest reviews for any product as well as the "best reviews" for any one product as voted on by users of the site. This makes things a bit easier when making purchasing decisions.

If you want to see some of the most helpful customer reviews of this machine on Amazon click here.

More Ways To Help You Brew Great Coffee

Assuming you end up going for an "all-in-one" coffee maker like this one you should take the extra time and money to buy quality beans (not cheap generic stuff) and make sure to use enough grind for the amount of coffee you are brewing.

Depending on your beans or the coarseness of your grind you should usually use around a tablespoon of grind for every cup of coffee you brew.

This tends to be more grind than many people use but it will ensure a better flavor especially in cases where fresh grind is used and the water temperature is hot enough for proper flavor extraction.

Happy brewing!

The Runners Up - More Grind-And-Brew Thermal Carafe Coffee Machines

For whatever reason you have you may not exactly like this Cuisinart. It may be too expensive or look to whatever. It is one of the highest reviewed coffee makers of it's kind on Amazon but if you want a few other top contenders click through the links below. In most cases the following options are cheaper too.

Capresso 465 CoffeeTeam TS 10-Cup Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder and Thermal Carafe
Capresso 465 CoffeeTeam TS 10-Cup Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder and Thermal Carafe

If you want a different brand that is almost identical but slightly less expensive then this is your best option.

Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker
Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker

This one's a cheaper Cuisinart that's very similar. What's not to like about that?

Cuisinart DGB-650BC Grind-and-Brew Thermal 10-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker, Brushed Metal
Cuisinart DGB-650BC Grind-and-Brew Thermal 10-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker, Brushed Metal

The cheapest one of them all. If you want something simple and low cost then gravitate here first. You'll lose the burr grinder and some small features but you'll save a chunk of change.


You Might Be Able To Buy A Cuisinart Grind & Brew For Less On eBay

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More Machines That May Make Better Sense For You

A lot of maintenance goes into a grind-and-brew coffee maker. In some cases it may make sense to just buy a good Burr coffee bean grinder and then pick up an awesome thermal carafe coffee maker. You may even save some cash by splitting up your tasks into independent machines. Check out the following pages for more information.

The Best Drip Coffee Maker With Thermal Carafe
I thought I knew good coffee. I have been making my own coffee at home for years now. With every passing year I get more sophisticated and I upgrade my equip...

You can also see my recent review of the Brew Express coffee machine through this link. It doesn't have a built in grinder but it is a thermal carafe coffee maker. What sets it apart from all the others is the design. It's made to be connected to a water line - it doesn't even have a water reservoir. It may not be for everyone but I like it a lot.

Do You Have Any Thoughts Or Comments? - Please let us know what's on your mind down below - thanks!

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      3 years ago

      Resturants use vinegar all the time to remvoe lime scale and general funk that grows inside the heating element. Use 1 cup distilled white vinegar to 12 cup coffeepot and "brew" for full cycle. Rinse out the pot well and "brew" a pot of plain water to rinse the heater well.


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