Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker


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We all have a little bit of control freak in us (we aren't judging!) and Breville's newest iteration of their coffee maker, the Breville Grind Control, knows just how to channel it into something productive...delicious coffee! Tweak your grind, adjust the strength, and choose your volume to create the perfect cup. Oh, and did we mention the auto-start feature that will have you waking up to a fresh brew each morning? Suddenly 6am has never looked so good!

Features and Functionality

  • Built-In Burr Grinder - These stainless steel burrs provide great grind consistency, giving you that fresh ground coffee that is so important for a tasty cup.
  • Adjustable Grinder & Calibration - Adjust your grind until it's just right for the bean you're using! To help you do that, the Grind Control has a calibration function. Simply enter that mode and the coffee maker will grind for 10 seconds. Weigh the grounds and enter the weight into the coffee maker, which will now grind the appropriate amount of time to produce the perfect volume.
  • Volume Control - Brew enough coffee for a full carafe, a travel mug or a good ol' fashioned coffee mug. The Grind Control allows you to adjust the volume anywhere from 12 cups (5-ounce cups, that is!) to one cup.
  • Strength Adjustment - Choose from eight strength settings.
  • Auto-On - Programmable clock and auto-start functionality.
  • LCD Screen - Easy to read and use - can't go wrong with that!
  • Like Big Cups? - 7.5 inch cup clearance fits travel mugs, so you can take it on the go!
  • Control Freak - You have plenty of options to create a cup of coffee that fits your needs.
How Does it Compare?

The Grind Control replaces the YouBrew, bringing better grinding and programmability to the coffee maker.

Tips and Tricks

Pre-heat the stainless steel carafe before brewing - it will help keep your coffee piping hot!


Manufacturer Breville
Model Number BDC650BSS
Width 9 inches
Depth 14 inches
Height 17.25 inches
Product Weight (lbs.) 25.0000
Watts 1100W
Volts 120V
Material Brushed Stainless Steel
Case Material Brushed Stainless Steel
Reservoir Size 60 oz
Built-In Grinder Yes
Bean Hopper Capacity 8 oz
Bypass Doser No
Cup Clearance 7.5 inches
Cup Warmer No
Auto On Yes
Auto Shut Off Yes
Max/Min Ounces per Pot 60 oz (max) and 5 oz (min)
Mid-Brew Interrupt Yes
Programmability No
Available Carafe Styles Stainless Steel
Aroma Yes
NSF Certified No


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Does this coffee maker have a water filter?
Tammie T on Jan 13, 2017
Why is this machine not SCAA certified? Can you do a video comparison between this model, the Technivorm and the Bonavita?
Matt the Great on Nov 4, 2015
Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker
Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker
Technivorm Moccamaster KBGT741 Thermal Carafe
Technivorm Moccamaster KBGT741 Thermal Carafe
Bonavita Coffee Maker with Stainless Steel Carafe
Bonavita Coffee Maker with Stainless Steel Carafe
Best Answer: These machines, with the exception of the Breville, ARE SCAA certified. Please take a look at this website for brewers that are currently SCAA certified. As for your video suggestion, I will certainly pass it along so hopefully we can get that set up soon!
Reply · Report · Michele BStaff on Nov 4, 2015
I cannot find the appropriate setting of grind. I have tried multiple variations of settings. It almost always comes out bitter or not strong enough. Even though the basket is full of grounds

I only use filtered water. I buy high end dark roast coffee that I know is fresh.

The breville model previous always made the perfect coffee. I cannot get this new model to provide smooth yummy coffee to save my life. My husband and I truly hate it. We have only had it for a few months and hate it.

Any thoughts?
A shopper on Mar 5, 2017
Best Answer: Did you do the calibration?
Reply · Report · Edith C on Mar 6, 2017
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Does the Breville Grind Control brew with all of the water in the tank or only the amount selected for brewing? It is not clear if you can fill the tank for several separate individual brews or if you fill the tank each time with only the amount needed for each brew session.
A shopper on May 15, 2017
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So I've seen a few complaints online that the coffee from this is not hot - can you all test and confirm that this machine brews through the brew cycle between 195-205 degrees? Thank you!!!
A shopper on Apr 21, 2016
Best Answer: So I measured the temp of the coffee exiting the drip basket and I got 165F. However, the water has to sit in the basket for awhile in the "infuse" mode so I wouldn't expect it to be at the same temp as when it left the water heater unit. The real test would be to somehow measure the temp when it is applied to the grounds. I wouldn't know how to do this, but I take it on faith that the factory has designed it correctly in order to get the ratings it has. Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Bill W on Apr 24, 2016
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How does the Breville Precision Brewer compare to the Grind Control in terms of both taste of coffee, controls and function? I love the Grind Control, but like its predecessor, it has some technical difficulties.
Jane Elias on Oct 5, 2017
Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker
Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker
Breville Precision Brewer BDC450BSS Coffee Maker
Breville Precision Brewer BDC450BSS Coffee Maker
Best Answer: I much prefer the Precision Brewer over the Grind Control. You get much more control over pretty much every brew parameter (including flow rate and temperature) with the tradeoff of needing a standalone grinder.
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Oct 9, 2017
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Similar to the SCAA question, does this unit hold any more grounds than the YouBrew? My problem with the prior unit was it made weak coffee because it didn't use enough grounds.
Cj P on Dec 20, 2016
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Does the Breville automatic coffee maker with grinder also come with a glass craff, heated from the bottom?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2016
Best Answer: This one doesn't, but you should be able to find the model with the glass carafe and carafe heater. That said, I've owned both styles, and prefer the stainless steel thermos-style. It keeps the coffee hot until we drink it all, though not quite as hot as the glass arrangement. But the coffee doesn't get burned-tasting after a while.

Both are great. You won't be disappointed in either!
Reply · Report · Kenneth L J on Aug 8, 2016
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Can you pre grind the coffee from the grinder the night before so when it goes on auto it's not scaring the entire house?
Melissa J on Mar 6, 2016
Best Answer: I suppose you could if you set the machine up to brew normally and then stopped it as soon as the grinding was done. Then set it up again, this time for AUTO START start using the PRE-GROUND setting. This seems like too much fussing to me, and I'm not sure if the water starts heating while the grinding is going on, if so I think that might impact the final quality of the cup. I'd recommend just getting some good quality pre-ground coffee (keep it in an air-tight container to maintain the quality). You might also consider getting an inexpensive hand grinder to grind the beans if you prefer not to use pre-ground coffee. Or you could of course just make a game of scaring everyone in the house. :)
Reply · Report · RayNo on Mar 12, 2016
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I’m new to making my own coffee and am having a hard time getting the coffee strength as strong as I like it - it currently tastes like water to me when I make it. I show it being on the highest strength in the settings, but am not sure what else I need to adjust to get the taste stronger. Any suggestions?
Brad H on Dec 16, 2017
Best Answer: I agree about the strength. I always have to brew on the strongest setting just to have normal strength coffee. I am finding it’s one of the cons. I guess I am used to french press or aero press. It also makes a difference whether you use the gold filter or remove it and use a paper filter. Try them both a see if it makes a difference in the texture and which one you like best.
Reply · Report · Denise N on Dec 20, 2017
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How do you make a single cup that is more than 10 oz and less than 15oz?
A shopper on Jan 14, 2017
Best Answer: When I turn my cup carafe button, it goes from 8,10,12,14, 16oz. I had to change it to ounces instead of mml.
Reply · Report · Deborah W on Jan 15, 2017
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Brew interrupt?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2016
Best Answer: I just took a look at our model here in the office, it does not have a dedicated brew interrupt.
Reply · Report · Joshua SStaff on Jun 15, 2016
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Does the lighted lcd screen go off without disconnecting the machine?
Mary J on Jan 25, 2016
Best Answer: Yes. Eventually the light goes off and it displays STANDBY mode. I have noticed though if the door is open or the coffee basket isn't in place, the screen will stay on, but if everything is where it is supposed to be, it will go off after roughly 10 minutes or so (I've not timed it).
Reply · Report · RayNo on Mar 12, 2016
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whats the brewing temperature?
A shopper on Dec 20, 2015
Best Answer: Temperature has not been tested on this for a precise number, but it is better than there previous model and most drip methods brew between 195-205 degrees.
Reply · Report · Samantha BStaff on Dec 20, 2015
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Can I grind for espresso?
A shopper on Nov 18, 2015
Best Answer: The grinder on this machine does have some adjustments, but it is meant for a drip coffee method, the grinds will be within a drip consistency.
Reply · Report · Samantha BStaff on Nov 22, 2015
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Can I brew directly into a cup? If so, how about if I want to brew 2 cups, one right after the other?
djoke s on Nov 16, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, you can use a cup instead of the carafe and there is a way to do 1 cup on demand, you should be able to do single cups back to back with no problem.
Reply · Report · Samantha BStaff on Nov 22, 2015
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sorry, just realized I needed to add addnl email info. I had sent a question yesterday asking if the total height of the Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker included the grinder control knob?
David B on Nov 8, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, the height does include the grinder control knob.
Reply · Report · Miranda GStaff on Dec 9, 2015
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Am looking to purchase a Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker from you once I receive an answer in regards to the total height that I sent yesterday. I now have other questions: as the unit does not appear to utilized a proprietary water filter what descaler product would you recommend for this unit? and secondly, do you offer water testing strips to test our "hard water" in Southern CA???
David B on Nov 8, 2015
Best Answer: Breville recommends using vinegar to descale their equipment. Descaling is very important and should be done every 2-3 months depending on your water hardness. While we don't carry water hardness test strips, you can find those as many locations that would be local to you such as a spa supply store, pet supply store, or home improvement store. The test that you need is for water hardness, but will likely come as a part of a kit that tests many things about your water quality.
Reply · Report · Miranda GStaff on Dec 9, 2015
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Is there a way to use coffee that's already ground?
A shopper on Dec 30, 2017
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Is it possible to tell the machine to grind so many ounces of coffee to give ...say 33 oz...for 6 cups of coffee?
virusgal on Aug 24, 2017
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What settings would be used for strong and rich coffee?
A shopper on Dec 25, 2016
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Best Coffee from a Machine under $300!Review by JLM
The 5-star reviews are all spot on! Aside from some Espresso machines costing 2-3 times as much, this unit makes truly GREAT coffee. I use Peete's Italian roast with a 2/9 strength/cup setting.

I also use paper filters instead of the metal one. I measured the water temperature with a quick read thermometer at the drip into the carafe at 186 degrees.

One should note that while the required maintenance after each use is not difficult, cleaning out the grinds chute every 2-3 weeks as recommended. While the manual says that a message will appear when this is necessary, this morning's coffee was delayed because the chute occluded in mid grind but no message. I'd recommend q. 2 weeks! (Posted on 6/2/2017)
finally found a cup of coffee that needs NOTHING!!Review by The Best!
After an extensive and timely search I was almost sure that making a perfect cup of coffee by a machine was not possible. Then by chance I was educated by the Breville folks on how important instructions are, and once learned they not only made sense , which helped me memorize them but also i found and tasted the best cup of coffee, (brewed by me!) that brought my search to a instant halt, I still sample other claimed makers, but when the perfect cup of java awaits me every morning and maintenance is a breeze, I feel like I've made a significant discovery. I'll never change, I find comparing, sometimes, entertaining, but never even close. Thanks Breville, I own a few of your products and appreciate your commitment to perfection. Your changes and subsequent growth are equally unmatched in the industry. Keep up the outstanding work, Company wide, your going very far, Thanks again, Mike (Posted on 4/28/2017)
excellentReview by ft
I just received one of these as an Xmas gift. The controls are self-explanatory enough that I was able to run a flush cycle and brew a pot without cracking the instruction book. Aside from all the features, bottom line is that this thing makes great coffee! I've been using a Virtuoso grinder and a one-cup french press for the last couple years; this Breville brings flavor out of the beans that I didn't know was there before. I love it. (Posted on 12/25/2016)
Love itReview by Happy Customer
Have owned it for two years now. Clean the grinder regularly and descale when it tells you and it will make a great cup of coffee, We had the older model and found the new model gives more grind selection. The only problem we found was the new model is taller and does not fit under our kitchen cabinets. Yes Breville is slow to respond to problems and you have to send your product back to them, but they have always replaced our problem products. I must say they make a good coffee maker. (Posted on 7/31/2016)
Awesome MachineReview by Michael
Purchased this item through an online vendor - my first time owning a machine that grinds beans - before I used K-cup type Cuisinart machine. Very much enjoying this new way to make my morning coffee - it's a tiny bit more maintenance than my old k-cup machine - but nothing I can't handle. I love having a carafe for the weekends when I want a couple cups on a lazy morning without having to make a second cup.

I love Breville products - own several and all work great over time. (Posted on 2/10/2016)
Delicious coffee, but...Review by Cindy
The coffee pot as a whole is awesome. I love the control of the grid, strength, and ability to brew one cup at a time (or pot) without measuring a thing!!! My ONLY complaint is the temperature. Whether its a single cup or using the carafe (preheated with hot water too) the coffee is not hot, by any means. It's not a deal breaker for me because the taste of the coffee and ease of making it outweighs the con of it producing warm coffee, but my husband is not as forgiving. He is not happy with the temperature especially when we preheat the carafe. (Posted on 12/22/2015)
Must be Great!Review by JC
At this moment, I'm drinking an wonderful cup of coffee brewed from the previous model, the BDC600XL which we've owned for two years. We love this coffee maker so much, I want to give an endorsement for the next model. Since we love the old model, the new model can only be better.

What do we love?

Fully automatic and "smart." First, We didn't want to deal with the mess of a separate grinder. This machine grinds right into the filter, giving freshly ground coffee every time. Second, you can brew a single cup or a whole pot. All you do is put in water and the machine calculates the amount of beans and water, based on the size of the cup and strength of the coffee you selected.

Thermal carafe. We were not going to buy a coffee maker without a thermal carafe. Why drink cold coffee from a glass carafe, or burned coffee from a heater? This carafe keeps the coffee warm for a long time.

We were looking for a coffee maker that would give us the same experience as getting a cup of coffee from a Pete's Coffee and Tea shop--rich, oily, and hot. We also have a Jura Impressa S8 espresso maker and, while the espresso is great, it's not the same as Pete's drip coffee. This Breville drip coffee maker is the closest experience to a Pete's coffee shop we've ever found. I believe the difference between this and other coffee makers is how the Breville steeps the coffee grinds in the water for several minutes, rather than simply dripping water over the grinds. I maybe buying into the marketing, but I just know that the coffee is really good! (Posted on 10/6/2015)

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Warranty Information

What it Covers: Breville espresso machines, grinders and blenders

Length: 2 Years (Oracle & Dual Boiler), 1 Year (All other new equipment), 6 months (Refurbished Models)

Who Supports the Warranty: Breville USA

Warranty Contact Information: 866-273-8455

Eligible for SCG Extended Warranty? Yes (Excludes YouBrew)

Can SCG Repair? Yes; only as covered by SCG warranty. Read more about our repair services.

Note: Please register your product with Breville for warranty support.

Care and Maintenance

  • Descale every two to three months. We recommend using Cleancaf.
  • Clean the water tank and lid regularly.
  • Soap out the inside of the carafe and brew basket on a regular basis. Use Cleancaf if necessary to remove coffee stains or residue.

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