Vitamix has been making heavy-duty blender systems for over 100 years now. I have been using Vitamix model 2300i for around an year now. I am completely in awe of it. The strong motor and stainless steel blades has reduced so many gadgets in my home. A single machine which does it all. As I say to my friends, there are blenders and then there is Vitamix. No wonder it commands a premium price but it is DEFINITELY worth it! You elevate your cooking game each time with just one all -in-one machine. Look at your restaurant counter when getting your coffee drinks and you will know why it is so popular!
Can you grind coffee beans in the Vitamix?
No need for a dedicated coffee grinder to grind your favorite coffee beans. Vitamix can help you here. A great cup of coffee comes from fresh ground coffee beans Nevertheless, it is essential to select the appropriate container and blades to achieve the most desirable outcome. This post will provide a guide to the process of grinding coffee beans in Vitamix. Both with a Vitamix dry grains container and without a dry container.
What can a Vitamix blender be used for?
- Make a hot soup without using a stove top (I didn't even know it was possible!).
- Chop veggies coarse or fine in a few seconds.
- Make a puree as smooth as silk and use it to make your curry sauce and chutneys.
- Make a smoothie as good as the largest coffee chain in the world. It makes the best green smoothie in the world! Save money in the long run by making strawberry , mango and cacao smoothies at home and drink to good health 🙂 Trivia: Frappes were actually invented in a Vitamix.
- Make nut butters. I love making peanut butter in it and go on to use it in satay sauce, peanut butter ice cream and bliss balls.
- Make hemp seed milk, oat milk or any other pure vegan milk.
- You can also grind dry grains, spices, coffee into a fine powder.
- You can also make your idli -dosa batter at home. (It will surprise you with the best results!)
In addition to grinding coffee beans, the Vitamix blender can also be used as a food processor for dry ingredients like chia seeds, making it a versatile kitchen tool.
With easy steps and different methods, you can experiment with different coffee recipes and add chia seeds for added nutrition. Some of the recipes that go well with a fresh cup of Vitamix coffee include Vegan Christmas cake, Eggless blueberry cake & Eggless chocolate walnut cake.
Get the Right Equipment
The main reason to use a dry container or the blending bowl for grinding coffee beans in a Vitamix is that it has dry blades specifically designed for grinding dry items like coffee beans, grains, seeds and spices. This ensures a more consistent blend and helps prevent uneven grinds.
Which vitamix blender container can be used to grind coffee ?
The regular container that comes with Vitamix is the wet container
I have used the Vitamix Ascent series model 2300i.
The jars that I prefer to use for grinding include
Dry grains container - This is not the standard vitamix container but is used for dry grinding of various grains,seeds,spices and coffee.
Blending bowl available in the blending starter kit - This has similar results as that of vitamix dry blending container with smaller portion of coffee beans.
Select the Best Type of Coffee Beans
The grade of coffee beans you select will have a considerable influence on the flavor of your coffee. Utilizing whole coffee beans and selecting the most suitable type of beans is essential to achieve the ideal grind. If you are using a French press, you should use a coarser grind, whereas an espresso machine requires a finer grind.
It is essential to measure the amount of fresh coffee beans in order to guarantee a superior cup of coffee. One should aim to use 1 to 2 tablespoons of coffee beans for every 6 ounces of water.
Grind coffee in Vitamix using dry container
- Ensure the Dry Container is clean and dry prior to handling.
- Add the coffee beans to the the dry jar, it’s recommended to grind coffee beans in small batches.
- Select Variable Speed and Initiate the Vitamix machine on the lowest variable speed selection and increment to the highest speed slowly in order to achieve a consistent grind. Grind for a total of 12-15 seconds.
- The ideal size of the grind is contingent on the type of coffee machine you plan to use, but usually a medium grind is recommended for drip coffee makers and a medium-fine grind for espresso machines.
- Once you have ground the coffee beans, inspect the texture of the grind to verify that it is the correct size. In the event the coffee grounds are too coarse, allow the Vitamix to run for a few additional seconds.
Grind coffee in Vitamix without dry container
Take ½ cup of beans in the small Vitamix blender bowl.
Select Variable Speed and Initiate the Vitamix machine on the lowest variable speed selection. Increment to the highest speed slowly in order to achieve a consistent grind. Grind for a total of 12-15 seconds.
Store the freshly grounded coffee beans for later use once you have ground them. To preserve the freshness, store the coffee grounds in a sealed container in a cool, dry area.
Strength of coffee depends on how fine we grind it. If you do a coarse grind, it will be light. A finer grind will result in stronger coffee.
You can use a powerful blender or food processor to grind them on high speeds. You can use a hammer, mortar and pestle, hand mincer, or rolling pin to grind them by hand. With each of these methods, grinding process can give you coffee both fine or coarse grind.
For espresso grind/ beans should be a fine ground, but a little coarser than sand.
consistency of the grind should be medium-fine grind. This is best for coffee.
Definitely. I have used both every day. Ninja does a good job at the price it comes. However, if you cook extensively you will have to replace it in a couple of years. Vitamix does a better job at smoothies. Also the blender blades of Vitamix are not SHARP. They do not come out so it is much safer to store and you do not cut your hand like you will with a Ninja blade. Both can be washed in a dishwasher but Vitamix is also equipped with self-clean technology.
Summing up, using a Vitamix machine and a dry container is a highly efficient method of grinding your own coffee beans. It helps creating an enjoyable cup of coffee. If the correct variety of coffee beans are used, a uniform grind is applied, and the coffee is stored properly, a fresh and exquisite cup of coffee can be enjoyed daily.