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HOW TO GRIND COFFEE BEANS
The rich, spicy aroma created by the grinding of fresh roasted coffee is many people’s favorite morning ritual. Grinding coffee beans can not only be enjoyable, but a relatively simple affair with a Blendtec or Vitamix blender. There’s no need to have or purchase a specific coffee grinder (yet ANOTHER appliance to clutter up the kitchen!) because you can just use your Blendtec or Vitamix high powered blender.
You control the consistency, so make it for your preferred brewing method to get the best flavor possible! Whether you want a french press style grind or an espresso grind, you can grind as coarse, medium, or fine (Turkish) as you wish by length of time you grind.
- ¼ – 3 C Whole Coffee Beans
- Note: Instructions are for 2 cups of coffee beans. If grinding less or more, decrease or increase the time by a few seconds.
- Place coffee beans in the jar
- Blendtec: Press the SPEED UP Button to Speed 4. Grind to desired degree of fineness (about 10-15 sec) then press any button to stop machine.
- Vitamix: Use special dry grains jar. Select VARIABLE, speed 1. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to Variable 8. Grind to desired degree of fineness (between 10 seconds for COURSE grind and 20 seconds for ESPRESSO grind) then turn off.
HEALTH BENEFITS & FUN FACTS
Coffee was declared illegal 3 different times throughout history. Considering it’s the second most traded commodity in the world, with over 500 billion cups drunk every year, obviously people weren’t having that!
Coffee has a long history of being blamed for many ills, however newer studies have shown it may have health benefits, such as protecting against Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes and liver cancer. Coffee can also help shed those extra pounds too! Of course, as they say “Everything in Moderation.”
Coffee grounds have other uses besides perking those sleepy eyes up in the morning. The grounds can be used as a room deodorizer, insect repellent, furniture scratch cover-up, and even help reduce cellulite!