How to Grind Coffee Beans

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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.

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How To Grind Coffee Beans
Recipe type: Grinding
  1. Note: Instructions are for 2 cups of coffee beans. If grinding less or more, decrease or increase the time by a few seconds.
  2. Place coffee beans in the jar
  3. Blendtec: Press the SPEED UP Button to Speed 4. Grind to desired degree of fineness (about 10 for COURSE and 15 sec for ESPRESSO) then press any button to stop machine.
  4. 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.
  5. All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! :) Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes

was declared illegal 3 different times throughout history. Considering it’s the second most traded commodity in the world, with over 500 billion cups consumed 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!

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  1. jwarg says

    A little more info that is helpful.. “The Vita-Mix wet container is the default container and completely capable of producing a fine coffee grind. However, unlike the optional dry container, the wet does not allow the movement of the grinds to flow the same way which is why tapping with the tamper is required. This is also why, even with a short processing time, very fine coffee grinds will accumulate at the base of the container. These grinds are not suitable for standard American coffee and can clog coffee filters

    Read more: How do I Grind Coffee With a Vita-Mix Blender? |

    • Blender BabesBlender Babes says

      We couldn’t have said it any better! We touch on the wet vs dry Vitamix jar in grinding in our Blendtec vs Vitamix review, however not so much in this How To video. Thank you so much for providing that helpful information. :) Luv, Blender Babes

  2. says

    Hi Courtney and welcome! :) If you have a Vitamix you can definitely grind dry goods in the wet jar (we have tested this) on occasion. If you plan on doing A LOT of grinding you will probably want the special dry goods jar, as continual grinding will dull the sharp blades of the wet jar and make it less efficient over time. Hope that helps! HAPPY BLENDING!! :)