How to Grind Coffee with a Vitamix

A couple weeks ago I had bought one of our favorite organic coffee blends from Costco, however, you have to grind them before you leave or you’ll have whole beans. I forgot to do this very important step.

And after buying freshly brewed coffee a few times the past week (cha-ching!), I said enough is a enough, I gotta get these beans grounded. As much as I love Costco, I did not want to go back in there just to use there grinder so I was thinking… what could I do?

And for a couple seconds I actually considered trying to brew coffee with whole  beans. I didn’t but do wonder if it would have worked, has anyone tried this??

Then I had a light bulb moment… I can use my Vitamix! Yay!

So to learn how to use the Vitamix (or any high powered blender like a Blendtec or a Ninja) watch this video:

Ok, if you don’t have time to watch the video here ya go:

  1. Pour your coffee beans into blender
  2. Snap lid on- make sure it’s ON all the way
  3. Blend on the 8-10 setting on variable for 10 seconds (I assume medium on other blenders. Blend longer for a finer ground)
  4. Wa-la! Freshly ground coffee
  5. Enjoy! 
And this is just for fun… I broke my coffee pot, yes, it slipped off the table 🙁 Good thing ordering a new one is only around $10!

Do you buy whole coffee beans or ground coffee?

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Rachel is a mother to four children and a wife to a wellness doctor. Her passions are faith, family, and health. You can find her writing about her family adventures and inspiring you to make healthier choices for your family.

Comments

  1. DUH!!!! I never thought of that! This is today’s Daily Duh for sure!

  2. Awesome! Just curious…what do you brew your coffee in? I stopped drinking coffee a few months ago because My coffee maker is all plastic. I’ve been looking into how to make it without plastic.

    • I hate to say it but mine is plastic on the inside 🙁 I believe there are with stainless steel on the inside or you could use a french press.

      If you come across any, PLEASE let me know!

    • We use the Bodum French Press – the only plastic component is the lid, which doesn’t actually contact the brewing coffee.

  3. Great tutorial!!! I prefer freshly ground coffee, anyway – we’re coffee snobs sometimes, I guess, so freshness is important to us!! I hope you don’t mind, but I linked your tutorial at my “66 uses” post. I haven’t actually used my Vitamix yet for grinding coffee since we have a separate grinder so this is the perfect resource!

    (http://dotalanecdotes.blogspot.com/2013/02/66-awesome-things-to-do-with-Vitamix.html)

  4. I love your blog, by the way.

  5. I have a vitamix! And I love coffee! But I have a coffee grinder, and now that just feels kinda redundant, lol!

  6. Whole Beans. Absolutely. We have a grinder (actually 2 . . . one for regular and one for decaf.) Love the freshness of fresh ground coffee beans.

    Laurel
    mama of 12

  7. Annette harms says:

    Thanks so much, I got my vitamix last night after years of waiting. I am so excited to try this for coffee. We used a perculator for about a year but then my coffee started tasting weird. I tried every method of cleaning and it didn’t improve. We just made the switch to the french press and it makes better coffee than the perculator. Also as a surprise my year old made me coffee in bed, very sweet but she used 1 cup of whole beans. It tasted like water with a hint of coffee flavor, I wouldn’t reccomend it.

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