Consumers continually search for the most convenient options available when shopping, be it a car or a coffee maker, the average consumer searches for the best benefits for the money. By purchasing a coffee maker or grinder, it is often possible to find the best of both worlds combined in one appliance.
Many coffeemaker designers realized that consumers wanted freshly ground coffee beans and found that incorporating a grinder into their coffeemaker was the ideal way to give the coffee lover what they wanted and to sell more coffeemakers in the process.
Incorporating a grinder into a maker is more than just adding a grinder. In most cases, it adds much more benefits to the coffee maker than just a grinder. Some of the more advanced models have timers that can be set to pre-grind the correct amount of coffee to make a pot and have it ready when the alarm clock rings in the morning. While this may seem like a simple task, it involves a complex machine that goes through many steps to get the coffee ready.
First, the coffee maker must have a hopper to hold the beans and a tank to hold the water. The hopper must have a metering system to deliver the precise amount of coffee maker with a built-in grinder to the grinder. The grinder must have at least a couple of grinding options for the coffee drinker to choose from. Once the coffee is ground, it must be delivered to the waiting filter basket.
Finally, the coffee maker must have a timer set to turn it on and begin the brewing process so that the coffee is very hot and ready to drink at just the right time. This series of steps is complex and is not available from all manufacturers with mills; however, there are models that have all of these steps built in so that the coffee drinker only has to keep the hopper filled with coffee beans and the timer set to have coffee ready every morning.