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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About Rachel

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.


  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!


  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.

    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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