Summary: We bought this machine back in November before it was available at retailers. I love this machine as it is so convenient to wake up to coffee that is ground with a burr grinder. It is a bit messy but I don't mind that and we use the noise as our alarm clock.
Summary: We had a Krups Coffee Maker for 15 years and it finally called it "quits." Since we had such a wonderful experience with it, we decided to check Krups for a coffee maker that also ground the beans. I was having to grind each pot before making coffee.
Summary: I've had the same Krups drip coffee maker for 20 years (yes, it still works) and decided it was time to upgrade. After a good deal of research, I settled on the Krups grind and brew and I am glad I did. This is the real deal here folks.
Well designed grind & brew system - but flawed electrical system
R. Schultz, Amazon
6 March 2008
Summary: ---- UPDATE May 2010 --- I am changing the original enthusiastic 5-star review to a 1-star. The original unit suffered the same fate as many have noted in their reviews - the heating element suddenly ceases to work.
Summary: This is my first coffee machine so I don't have much to compare it against but I LOVE it! It makes superb, rich coffee that is easily the rival of Starbuck's. The burr grinding works well and only takes a few seconds to grind the necessary amount of beans.
Summary: The Grind-and-Brew works as advertised. It took me a couple tries to get the strength of the coffee to my taste. It's a bit tall for my counter, so I have to pull it out from under the cabinets to fill it with water. Some of the plastic parts don't seem especially durable, but time will tell.
Summary: This coffee maker was a christmas gift so I've had it for about three weeks. I only have a few coffee grounds on the counter (fewer than when I ground them separately). The grinding noise is not too loud for us.
Summary: I received this coffee maker a few months ago and have been on a caffeine buzz ever since. It makes a wonderful "hot" cup of coffee, something that was very important to me, but that other coffee makers didn't do.
Summary: I purchased this looking for the perfect solution of convenience and great coffee, however, didn't end up with either. First- I had the similar problem to several other reviewers. After grinding the coffee, the machine proceeds to SPRAY THE GROUNDS ALL OVER THE COUNTER.
Summary: I bought this item before it was released. the release date got pushed back a couple of time, but I am happy that I wated for it. I have always been happy with Krups products in the past and they delieved again on this product.