What's the benefit in buying a coffee grinder and brewer combined?
I'm looking to replace my old coffee brewer and am considering a coffee machine that combines both a grinder and brewer. Understandably, I guess, they are more expensive than regular coffee brewers. So my question is, where's the benefit in buying a coffee grinder and brewer in one unit? Is it worth it?ANSWER:
The principal benefit of buying a grind-and-brew coffee maker is one of convenience.
Instead of grinding your coffee beans in a separate grinder and then transferring the coffee grinds to the filter basket in your brewer, the whole process takes place within the one grinding and brewing unit.
Just add the beans, add water to the reservoir and click the brew button. The beans are ground and the hot water immediately starts dripping through the grinds.
It's a lot easier than messing around with two separate machines, and saves on counter space as well.
In addition, it removes the temptation to grind enough beans for several brews. By grinding for each brew you are ensuring the freshest possible coffee grinds and the best tasting coffee. We have more information on grind and brew coffee makers here...