The vast majority of people in America use drip coffee makers to make their morning cup of Joe. The best coffee grinder for a drip machine is going to be a basic burr grinder that just gets the job done quickly.
Of all the various ways of brewing coffee drip coffee is probably the least sophisticated. Even with all the right inputs (beans, water, grind, temp) you are limited in the output. The filter will always allow coffee sans coffee oils into the pot and your cup. It’s the oils that really offer aromatics and are the coveted feature or really great coffee.
With paper filter drip coffee makers you also don’t have to worry about mud in your cup. Coffee grind (dust) is not a problem because it’s filtered out although you will still get the over extraction and bitterness from the tiny particles.
Even still you should stay away from the cheapest grinders and especially from blade grinders as they are the worst for coffee grind.
Below are some of the best coffee grinders for people with drip coffee makers. These are going to be far more attractively priced than some premium models.
Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr MillBodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder, BlackBreville BDC600XL YouBrew Drip Coffee MakerCuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker, Brushed Stainless/BlackBaratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee GrinderCapresso Coffee Burr GrinderHario Coffee Mill Slim Grinder, MiniKRUPS KM700552 10-Cup Grind and Brew Coffee Maker with Stainless Steel Conical Burr Grinder, BlackCuisinart DGB-700BC Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker, Brushed Chrome/BlackHario Ceramic Coffee Mill Skerton