KRUPS KM785D50 is a coffee maker with built-in conical burr grinder. Is it any good since it cost less than many standalone burr grinders?
Grinding and brewing
KRUPS KM785D50 has just 5 different grind fineness settings which is surprisingly little as burr grinders generally have at least 16 grinding settings and some even hundreds of them so you are not left with much variety here. The main issue however is that built-in burr grinder just isn’t good. Grinds turn out mediocre and not fine enough for great flavor. Coffee ends up tasting weak.
Brewing coffee also isn’t great. KRUPS KM785D50 can be really inconsistent sometimes making a good coffee and other times a weak tasting one. On top of that it also uses more beans than other coffee makers making it inefficient.
You can brew from 2 to 10 cups of coffee at a time. When you brew coffee you can choose between 3 strength options (mild, medium and strong) but there seems to be no difference between them. Bean hopper holds up to 5.3 oz of beans.
Build quality varies, some parts are well made, other feels fragile (i.e. carafe). However one big issue is complaints from consumers about reliability. There are countless reports KRUPS KM785D50 lasting only few months before ultimately breaking.
KRUPS KM785D50 features a schedule function which allows you to schedule brew cycle so you can wake up to already made coffee. The function works well but is a bit complicated to setup. Another cool feature is that KM785D50 can keep your coffee warm for 2 hours.
KRUPS KM785D50 is an inexpensive appliance for the functionality it offers however it’s rather ineffective. To make things worse many consumers have complained about reliability issues which indicates that it’s quite common for this model to fail after few months of use. You are probably better off avoiding this model. To find out which are the best affordable burr grinders read our Best Cheap Burr Grinders article.
KRUPS KM785D50 Coffee Burr Grind And Brew Specifications:
- Grinder type: Conical Burr
- Grind settings: 5
- Strength options: 3
- Cups per brew: 2 to 10
- Bean hopper capacity: 5.3 oz
- Description: KRUPS KM785D50 Grind and Brew Auto-Start Coffee Maker with Built-in Conical Burr Grinder, 10-Cups Per Brew, Black Color.