Are you wondering if your Vitamix can grind coffee beans?
This blog post will answer this question and more as we discuss the benefits of grinding coffee beans with a Vitamix.
You’ll also learn how to grind coffee in Vitamix, how long to grind, and some recipes for making iced coffees.
Can Vitamix grind coffee beans?
Yes, you can grind coffee in your Vitamix! You will need to purchase a grinding container (dry container) for the Vitamix.
Coffee beans are hard and you need a high-wattage powerful blender to blend coffee beans quickly and efficiently so that there are no particles left over.
Watch out for this detailed (and a little nerdy) video by Coffee Time on the efficiency of Vitamix blenders to grind coffee beans for creating the best coffee recipe.
Is Vitamix a good option to grind coffee?
The Vitamix family of blenders has a reputation for being able to grind grains, nuts and seeds.
However, there are a few things you should consider if you are buying a Vitamix blender.
Vitamix is not specifically designed to grind coffee beans. This means that it may not work as well as a dedicated coffee grinder. The grind is always coarser than the burr grinder.
Overall, If you already own a Vitamix it can be a good alternative for grinding coffee beans.
Grinding coffee with Vitamix
Vitamix advises using a special container for grinding (dry container) which can you can buy in addition to the normal container (wet container). The difference between both is the variation in blade assembly for each container.
The process is simple,
- Add the dry container to the blender
- Add the desired amount of coffee beans
- Start the blender with a lower speed (Vitamix always starts with variable speed 1)
- Rise the speed to max variable speed 8
- Keep grinding for up to half a minute and it’s done
What level of grinding can a Vitamix blender achieve?
Blenders grind with blades and cannot achieve a uniform and fine grind of coffee beans.
The final product is a coarser coffee grind which may contain uneven, chunky, larger particles.
These coarser grinds are better for use in Cold Brew Coffee, French Press, Percolator, etc.
But you cannot use these in Espresso or Aeropress as these methods require fine grinding of coffee beans.
Top 3 Tough Vitamix blenders – to Grind Coffee Beans
- Vitamix, White 5200 Blender, Professional-Grade
- Vitamix A2300 Ascent Series Smart Blender, Professional-Grade
- Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender, Professional-Grade