Last Updated on
Blenders are a great way to save time in the morning or for those who don’t have the patience to sit down and grind coffee beans. But can your blender really do a good job?
This article will explore what it takes for a blender to be considered “good” at grinding coffee beans, as well as some other factors you may want to consider if you’re looking for an alternative method of grinding your beans.
Can a blender really grind coffee beans?
Blenders are perfect for those with busy mornings or for the more impatient among us who don’t want to sit down and manually work at grinding their coffee beans. But can your average blender actually do a good job of this task?
Grinding Coffee Beans In A Blender
Blenders make easy work of chopping, blending, pureeing, and more. But can a blender also grind coffee beans?
It depends on which blender you’re talking about. The answer also depends on whether you’re asking about whole coffee beans, ground coffee, or coffee beans in pod form.
If you ask about grinding whole coffee beans, the answer is a definite yes. The stainless steel blades of a blender are powerful enough to pulverize even the coarsest coffee beans.
Blenders are an excellent choice for this task if you don’t have a burr grinder in your kitchen.
A blender can also grind coffee beans that already been ground to some degree, whether they were finely or coarsely ground will depend on the blade size of the appliance and how long it’s turned on.
A high-quality blender should be able to produce a good-quality cup of espresso from pre-ground coffee beans with no problems whatsoever!
Steps To Grind Your Coffee Beans Using A Blender
If you like coffee that tastes really great, and you want to make it yourself, it’s important to know how to grind your own coffee beans.
A lot of people think the “whole bean” is the only way to go. However, grinding coffee beans yourself is not only a lot cheaper, it also gives you more control over the quality.
There are many ways to grind your beans, but the easiest is to use a blender.
Step 1: Plug in your blender and get it ready for the coffee beans
Put your whole coffee beans in your blender. If they were finely or coarsely ground will depend on the blade size of the appliance and how long it’s turned on.
A high-quality blender should be able to produce a good quality cup of espresso from pre-ground coffee beans with no problems whatsoever! Experiment with different grinds, you may like some better than others, but at least you know what to do if there is ever an emergency 🙂
Step 2: Toss your beans in the blender and pulse them at medium speed
Pulse the blender on and off while it is turned upside down to create a consistent grind. If you have a well-made coffee grinder, this process should only take about 30 seconds or so for all of the beans to be ground into an even consistency. Don’t worry if some are still whole – just pulse them again until they’re all gone!
You want more of a chopping action than something like shaking as those will make granular cups which won’t work well in espresso machines (or anything else). It’s best if everything ends up in small pieces rather than partially grounded chunks.
Step 3: Watch your coffee beans closely
It is important to ensure that you are not over-grinding your coffee beans. If you grind them for too long, they will become too fine. When this happens, the flavor will be affected and it can make your coffee taste bitter. In addition, if you go too far, you can end up destroying the flavor of the coffee bean.
Watch your coffee beans closely as the grinding process progresses. You should stop grinding when you notice that the coffee beans are starting to get a little bit finer than what you want.
Depending on how many beans you have and your personal preference, it will take around 1 to 2 minutes or so.
Step 4: Take out your coffee beans and repeat steps 1-4 until you have enough coffee grounds
Take out your coffee beans and place them in a container or bowl where they can be easily poured through the sieve that is resting on top of the blender jar (or any other type of container).
Watch as you pour, ensuring that you are not over-grinding your coffee beans to ensure that there is sufficient amount of whole beans left in the mix for flavor.
Start by pouring one handful at about once every two seconds, and then slowly increasing your speed to ensure that you are not taking too long on each pour.
Continue this technique until all the coffee beans have been ground (around 12 pours).
Step 5: Brew your coffee as you usually would
As we move on from the grinding process and into the coffee brewing process, we find ourselves in another situation where we have to recommend one of our favorite blenders.
This is the step in which the consistency of the coffee beans is all-important. If you try to brew coffee with beans that are not ground finely enough, you will find that your coffee will not brew evenly and there will be a greater concentration of grounds in the final product. This will leave you with coffee that is weak and tasteless.
Step 6: Make sure you wash your blender as soon as possible
This is the last step in the process. The quality of your coffee will not be affected by how long you wait to wash out and rinse a blender, but it requires less time if you start this process immediately after brewing.
It may also help to run water through your machine before starting if there are any residual particles sticking to hard-to-reach spots or on blades that touch the sides of cups as they spin inside.
The final thought we have about blenders for making coffee is much like the one we had at the beginning—they aren’t made with just one purpose in mind. If you take care during preparation and follow our instructions closely, then you can trust that nearly any type of blender should function well enough