Philips Grind & Brew

Name: HD 7767
Brand: Philips
Type: Drip coffee maker with grinder
Operation: Automatic
Capacity: 1.2 litres

The Philips Grind & Brew model is on the top step of drip coffee machines in the market. It is not only due to the unquestionable prestige of having a great brand behind it (like Philips) but above all since it has two functions that few drip coffee machines offer at the same time: the integrated grinder and the timer.

Aesthetically, this is a mighty coffee machine, with rounded lines but with a sober final appearance. It is very similar to the design of large automatic espresso machines.

Of course, the Philips HD7767 Grind & Brew must leave room in its lower half to accommodate the decanter that collects the brewed coffee. The entire lower half of the machine is covered with stainless steel, while the main structure of the housing and the front is made of black ABS plastic. The indicators on the control panel are digital, and the main operating button is located in the centre of the board.

And speaking of the grinder, perhaps what is most striking about this Philips HD7767 Grind & Brew is that it has not one but two compartments to store the coffee beans. Both are numbered (1 and 2) on the top lid, and there’s a selector knob that lets you choose which of the two containers you’re going to grind the coffee in number 1, number 2, or both. It allows us to make different types of coffee or even blends of two kinds.

Of course, you can also turn off the grinder and use the Philips HD7767 Grind & Brew with pre-grinded coffee, just like any other conventional drip coffee maker. If you choose this method, first make sure that the amount of water you have is in proportion to the amount of coffee you will be grinding. To customise your coffee, increase the amount of ground coffee, or decrease the amount of water until you get the desired intensity.

The Philips HD7767 Grind & Brew boasts smooth operation, mainly because its control panel is almost entirely digital, and the primary control is simply a wheel.

As with all top-of-the-range coffee makers, the Philips HD7767 Grind & Brew is easy to operate, but it’s demanding when it comes to getting the most out of it: you need to experiment with all the options and do plenty of testing before you start getting the results you want. It’s worth it because the possibilities of this coffee maker are almost endless. Let’s take a look at its list of features to finish convincing ourselves:

Philips HD7767 Grind & Brew – Key features

  • Integrated grinder with two compartments for storing coffee beans, which can be ground together or separately.
  • There is an option to deactivate the grinder, which is useful when we want to use coffee already ground beforehand.
  • Selector control to indicate the intensity of the coffee.
  • Automatic switch-off function (energy saving).
  • Water tank capacity: 1.2 litres. With it, we can prepare the equivalent of 10 cups of regular size coffee.
  • The tank has a transparent indicator of the remaining water level.
  • It is possible to choose how much coffee to prepare in each brewing.
  • Approximate coffee preparation time: less than 10 minutes (maximum capacity).
  • After filtering, the temperature of the coffee is between 80º and 85º.
  • Includes a glass decanter specially designed to retain all the aromas of freshly brewed coffee.
  • Anti-drip system: dripping stops automatically when the decanter is removed.
  • All elements of the coffee maker are dishwasher safe.
  • The filter holder is removable, which makes it much easier to
  • Its dimensions are 21 x 28 x 44 centimetres.
  • The coffee maker (without packaging) weighs 4.6 kilograms.
  • Power: 1000 watts.
  • Cable length: 85 centimetres.

Benefits of the Philips HD7767 Grind & Brew

  • It’s a reasonably compact coffee maker; the only dimension that stands out a little above average is the height.
  • The two containers are separated to be able to grind two different types of coffee.
  • The combination of grinder and timer makes the Philips HD7767 Grind & Brew an exclusive coffee maker, with features that are difficult to match.

Disadvantages of the Philips Grind & Brew

  • Make sure the carafe is made of glass and not thermal stainless steel.
  • The fact that it is so high can be an inconvenience when looking for a place in our kitchen, as the worktops typically have cupboards above them.
  • Always make sure you have the right amount of water in the tank, as the Philips HD7767 Grind & Brew coffee machine still uses the full amount of water. When you select the number of cups you want to brew, you’re only setting the amount of coffee you want to grind. The amount of water has to be in proportion, and it’s up to you to check this.

Philips Grind & Brew videos

You know that we always try to offer you the most illustrative videos possible of the models of coffee machines that we analyse on the web. So, nothing better than taking a look at these videos to learn first-hand how the Philips HD7767 Grind & Brew works.

In the second video, we see a complete review of the coffee maker where the user shows us the whole process from grinding to coffee extraction and filtering.

Why buy a Philips HD7767 Grind & Brew?

It isn’t easy to find a comparison to this Philips HD7767 Grind & Brew on the market. There are very few coffee machines with integrated grinders and timers. This model of Philips incorporates exciting new features such as the double compartment for grinding two different types of coffee beans.

To establish a simile, the Philips HD7767 Grind & Brew is the closest thing to an automatic coffee maker that we can find in the segment of drip or filter coffee makers. The only comparable alternatives are Russell Hobbs’ Grind & Brew (see analysis here) or the AEG KAM 300.

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