I was a die-hard single cup fan girl. That is until, we started camping this spring.
At our creek property we have a coffee brewer, the old-style fill a whole pot kind. Know what? It tastes so good! I looked forward to my freshly brewed cup of coffee each morning, even more so than usual. I decided it was time to get that love of coffee back again, the great original taste that starts my mornings off right.
Think of it this way, when you get a blissful coffee from your favourite shop, they don’t use single cups, right? It’s that freshly brewed taste that so many love – so why not enjoy the best at home as well?
The Breville Grind Control is a coffee machine with a build-in bean grinder. I gotta start off to say that it pretty much rocks my mornings now. So settle in and get acquainted with a pretty amazing brewer.
The Breville Grind Control will brew either a single serving cup or up to 12 cups at one time. Yet don’t be scared away with anything complicated or time-consuming because it’s so intuitive. The easy to use functions allow you to choose how fine your grind is and how much to make.
All you have to do is pour in your beans in the top dispenser, choose your grind with the knob on the bean lid, choose your coffee strength, select how much to make and hit start. You’ll hear grinding as it prepares the beans in the hopper, then it dispenses the coffee into the included carafe.
This thermal carafe doesn’t need to stay on the machine after brewing, so it can be taken to the table or outside – wherever you want. Yet, once the carafe is nearing empty, it is a bit tricky to pour because of the lips inside. Many times I’ve tried to pour that last cup and it’s spilled all over the place, so, it’s something to get used to.
It’s a good looking machine that is quite tall yet will fit underneath standard kitchen cabinets. I do have to pull mine out to pour the beans and fill the water, then push it back before hitting start. It’s nice having a machine that’s so all-in-one, removing the need of purchasing a separate grinder. Plus, I’d have to pull out other makers anyway, to pour the water without a mess, so really, it’s no change.
I love that with one machine I can have so many options, from coffee strength to how much I can make. You just don’t have these kind of options with standard drip brewers. I’m very much enjoying experimenting with different varieties of beans again, as well as that fresh coffee smell that hits my nose in the morning as it brews. The machine is sleek, simple to use, and I find it easier to clean compared to other brewers. The grounds basket comes entirely out, as well as the holder, for easy cleaning. The display will even remind you to clean it before another use!
Plus, the taste of my coffee is better now, bringing back the main reason why I reach for my coffee each morning. My summer mornings have been spent on the deck with a freshly brewed coffee from beans, with very little work involved. I’ll certainly cheers to that!
The Breville Grind Control retails for $349 and can be purchased from stores like Best Buy and Sears here in Canada.
I received product to facilitate this review, yet opinions are 100% my own.