How to grind coffee beans with a blender

Update: 20-10-2020

When using a blender to grind coffee beans, make sure t […]

When using a blender to grind coffee beans, make sure to grind at a short and fast speed. Avoid running the machine continuously.

This is because the blades of the mixer are designed to move at high speeds. Therefore, they can heat coffee beans and overheat natural fats and oils.

Continuous grinding with a blender will result in a bitter coffee taste. In order to obtain the best results when using a blender to grind coffee beans, an on/off technique should be implemented.

If your machine does include grinder settings, don't worry. You can still use it to grind coffee beans. Set medium-high speed and observe carefully.

First add a small amount of coffee beans to the blender, and then close a firm lid. The lid prevents the coffee beans from flying out when the blender is running.

Then you can start grinding until the desired consistency is achieved. When grinding, tilt the mixer slightly to make the grinding even.

After finishing the poured part, empty the machine and add new coffee beans. Repeat this operation. You need to spend a few seconds to grind a small amount of coffee beans with a blender.
After grinding, make sure to clean the machine properly to eliminate the smell or taste of old coffee. When you need to use the coffee machine for other purposes, the coffee oil residue in the blender may be unpleasant.

Are there any risks in using a blender to grind coffee beans?
The only problem you may encounter with this method is the lack of consistency. If your blender does not have a grinding setting, you may not be able to grind the coffee beans evenly.
Standard blenders cannot grind coffee beans with adjustable precision. Therefore, if you do not follow the process mentioned above, you may get random-sized particles.
If you don't have a blender with a grinding setting, you can avoid this problem by buying an affordable coffee grinder.
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