Cuisinart Grind and Brew Automatic 12-Cup Coffee Maker is a 24-hour fully programmable machine.  You can brew up to 12 cups of awesome tasting java because you can grind the beans right before you brew your beverage.  This machine comes with a built in burr grinder that crushes the beans instead of chopping them.  The grinder comes with a grind control function that lets you program the amount of beans you want to grind.  This feature lets you make 2 cups to 12 cups.  It’s your choice!  Not only can you choose how many beans you want to grind, but you can choose the strength of your brew.  Choices range from strong, medium, to mild for your brew strength. 

The bean hopper comes with a sealed lid to keep the moisture out and holds up to a half pound of beans.  If you don’t have beans to grind, you can use pre-ground beans.  All you have to do is press the Grind Off button and your machine is ready for the coffee grounds.  This unit is not just a coffee maker!  It’s a bean-to-cup coffee machine which is even better!  You will be amazed at the quality of java this machine brews.

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Table of Contents
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1. Features
2. Serving Size
3. Dimensions
4. Available Colors
5. Customer Reviews
6. Pros & Cons



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  • Has a built-in burr grinder that automatically grinds beans before brewing.
  • 24-hour fully programmable.
  • Has a coffee strength selector.
  • 8 ounce bean hopper with a sealed lid to keep the moisture out.
  • Auto shutoff.
  • Brew-pause function.
  • Makes up to 12 cups.
  • Accessories include a charcoal water filter, a permanent gold-tone filter, measuring cup, and an instruction book.
  • Burr grinder has a grind-control function that lets you program the amount of beans to grind.
  • Easy to clean up.
  • Can grind your own beans or can use pre-ground coffee.
  • The 12-cup glass carafe comes with a warming plate.
  • 3 year limited warranty.

Serving Size

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This machine makes up to 12 cups.


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13.1 X 11.6 X 16.3 inches
Weight: 12.8 pounds


Available Colors

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This unit comes in silver with black accents.

Customer Reviews

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Fifty-four percent of consumers gave this machine a 5 star rating.  Most consumers agree that it’s easy to program and use.  They liked the fact that it came with a DVD which helped to simplify the process of figuring out how to work it.  The fact that the unit can grind its own beans and also brew ground coffee is a plus for consumers.  Another plus:  you don’t have to measure coffee if you are grinding beans.  Just keep the bean hopper at least half full and the unit will measure and put it in the filter basket for you.  How simple is that!  All you have to do is make sure to place a clean filter in the basket and add the water.  The machine does the rest for you! 

You can read more Amazon Customer Reviews here: Cuisinart Grind and Brew Automatic 12-Cup Coffee Maker Amazon Customer Reviews


Amazon Rating: 3.8


Pros & Cons

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ProsPros:  This machine makes a great cup of joe due to the fact that it can grind its own beans right before your java is brewed.  You can also store the beans in the bean hopper and not worry about moisture getting to them due to the sealed lid.  The grinder is fairly quiet.  As I have said in other bean-to-cup reviews, you are going to have noise with a bean grinder, but this one seems to not be too loud.  The machine brews your beverage quickly and the roast has a clean, not bitter taste.  The controls are easy to understand, it’s programmable, has a coffee strength selector, looks nice on the counter top,  and you will get a great tasting hot cup of brew every time.



ConConss:  Honestly, there aren’t too many cons to this unit.  The clock/control panel is a little hard to see and Cuisinart probably should have added a back light to it.  There have been some complaints about having to clean the chute every time you use the machine but honestly, if you don’t want to have to clean the machine, I wouldn’t suggest buying a bean-to-brew unit.  Another con to this machine is that it makes coffee only.  If you’re looking for a machine that makes espresso, cappuccino and lattes; you should buy an espresso machine.

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