The Best Coffee Machines with Grinders

The Best Coffee Machines with Grinders

Finding a good coffee machine can be quite a challenge, especially because of the range of options out there, as well as the various bells and whistles that come standard with all the different types of machines on the market. Some of them may be overly complicated based on your needs, and going with a more traditional coffee machine with a built in coffee grinder could be the best way to go if you’re looking to keep things a bit more simple. Let’s explore a couple of these coffee machines, looking at the best options within the entry level, mid and high end range of machines.

Mellerware 1.6 Litre Trento Espresso Coffee Maker

As an entry level machine, the Mellerware 1.6 Litre Trento Espresso Coffee Maker is one you can bank your buck on, coming in at around a grand on the retail market at the moment. Equipped with a detachable water tank and a fifteen bar pump, their promise is that you’re getting a great cup of coffee each time, and we can’t disagree with that. While it may be a little noisy compared to other products in the same range, this should not be a deterrent if you’re living by yourself (and considering what it costs). This product comes in silver and black, and only weighs around 4kg, so if you need something portable that you can take with you even when you go on holiday, this is not a bad choice.

Philips Grind and Brew Coffee Machine

The Philips Grind and Brew Coffee Machine caught our eye not only for its compact design, but because of something we spotted in the fine print: a solid two year warranty. Equipped with a unique brewing dial, this machine, retailing around R3000 gives you the chance to personalise your choice of coffee a little more than the entry level model we explored. The grinder, which is integrated into the machine, can also be deactivated, should you wish to make yourself a regular ol’ cup of coffee too. With a brewing time of less than 10 minutes, a coffee timer conveniently means you will wake up to the smell of a freshly brewed pot. Nice!

Rancilio Silvia Home Espresso Machine

At the higher end of the spectrum, the Rancilio Silvia Home Espresso Machine is a great option for a bigger household, and from a design perspective it is clear that this machine is in a different category to the others we’ve mentioned in the article. Retailing at around R10 000, this machine is tailored to small businesses, but if you’re looking for a long lasting product that the entire family can use and you have a bit of extra cashflow, this is a great way to go. A little heavier than your conventional home bound machine (it comes in at around 14kg), the great thing about the Rancilio Silvia is that it takes less than three minutes to warm up, providing you with a quality coffee product in an instant. Just plug it in, and brew.

Buying Your Next Coffee Machine

Buying a new coffee machine can be a daunting experience, especially if you are unable to put aside a large sum to get a high quality product upfront. Aquaspresso, a business selling a range of products for you to decide from, has taken things a step further, offering rental plans on their machines, should you wish to test out a product first before buying it. Enquire with them about the coffee machines they have, including those with built in grinders, to get a sense of what will be the best fit for you and your family. Regardless of your choice, you’ll be met with a fresh cup of delicious coffee to start your day, making the investment all the more worth it. You are welcome!