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How to Grind Coffee Beans In A Power Blender

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Can you use a blender to grind coffee beans?

ABSOLUTELY! If you have the right blender.

Grinding coffee beans can not only be enjoyable, but a relatively simple affair with a Vitamix, Blendtec, Nutribullet, Ninja or other power blender capable of blending dry goods.

There’s no need to have or purchase a specific coffee grinder, yet ANOTHER appliance to clutter up the kitchen!


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 and power you use to grind with your blender.

Do you grind your coffee beans in your blender? Let us know, plus share your rating of this post in the comments! 🙂

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How to Grind Coffee Beans in Your Blendtec or Vitamix by @BlenderBabes

How To Grind Coffee Beans

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  • 1/4 to 3 cups 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 for COURSE and 15 sec for ESPRESSO) 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.
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes


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 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!
How to Grind Coffee Beans by @BlenderBabes

Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner is the founder of Blender Babes®. She credits using a blender daily for helping her heal an unhealthy relationship with food. A passionate advocate for self-care, she is committed to helping others pursue optimal wellness by balancing and healing their bodies and minds. She offers several opportunities to help people improve their health including free challenges and downloads, a gentle whole foods 7 Day Blender Cleanse™ and her holistic mind, body and spirit Slim Down Solution™ Womens Coaching Programs.

29 thoughts on “How to Grind Coffee Beans In A Power Blender”

  1. 5 stars
    I just did a side-by-side coffee grinding test between a food processor and a blender. Hands down, the blender did a much better job. This was an old fashioned blade up blender. I hear that that blade down blenders do an even better job. Either way, you’ll probably end up with some inconsistency in the grind. To filter out the too fine dust, I just run the grounds through a sieve.

    I would imagine that the Vitamix would work even better than a blender.

  2. 4 stars
    ok, so, for coffee snobs this is an emergency measure, of course, because you normally don’t grind enough coffee for more than one cup of coffee, so you have to know you won’t be able to use a grinder for a while. It works better if you use two cups or more, so store it in the fridge. If you use two cups in the dry container, it will cause the coffee to cycle; the coffee on the top keeps pushing down and the newly ground comes up, so you don’t get as much powder (which clog the filter) in the bottom and coarse grounds on top. If you are only grinding one cup, you need to keep stopping the blender, scrape the bottom, and keep the powder from the bottom, and constantly use the tamper. But thank you, dear, for the post, kuz coffee grinders do malfunction sooner or later 🙂 Thanks for your site!

  3. Vanessa Macarthur

    I have a new Vitamix V1200. I would love to be able to grind coffee to a fine powder for Turkish coffee. Would be worth grinding it in the small 8 oz. container? I was thinking about using my already ground coffee to lessen the strain on the blender. I am the only one drinking it and only need a small amount. I haven’t used my new blender yet, but the possibilities are intriguing!

    1. Yes you could definitely blend in the small 8oz container if you only need a small amount. The power of the blender is still the same! Please let me know how it turns out Vanessa! 🙂

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