How To Grind Coffee Beans With a Blender?
For coffee lovers, the rich and strong aroma of grinding fresh roasted coffee is their morning ritual. They can enjoy their coffee without spending an extra money just by simply using their own blender.
It is way fresher and more flavorful coffee. But before that, you will be needing ¼ to 3 cups whole coffee beans to make your own coffee. For all we know, grinding is way that allows substantial control and consistency of particle size. There are some kind of grinds you can achieve when using a blender.
- Medium-fine Grind. This is something that a blender does well. You can have a nearly espresso-worthy grind result. This grind is perfect for pour over brew method but a little too fine for a standard drip brewer. You will have a stronger coffee and more pungent flavor.
- Coarse Grind. You can stop your blender any time before the medium-fine grind and you will notice that there are some extremely small and large particles. With the aid of your blender, the ground particles are in the main grind chamber and they are continuously being ground down until it comes to smaller pieces. You can grind in short, successive increments and shake your blender in between grinds. As you turn on your machine, it will coarsely grind up the beans closest to blade and shake it to allow larger pieces fall closer.
Here are some steps on how to grind coffee beans with a blender. These steps are good for 2 cups of coffee beans. If you grind less more, increase the time by few seconds.
First is to set up your blender. Set to it that you put your blender on a flat surface and plug it in. Why flat surface? It’s important that it is flat so that the blender’s vibrations do not cause other things to fall off. Since there are different kinds of coffee makers, it also requires different beans. You can pour your ground coffee and you’ll notice that some will stick together others will not.
Next, you have to attach the chopper attachment and bowl to your immersion blender’s wand. Depending on your blender’s model, you can insert the wand into the chopper attachment and turn clockwise. Then, you can start with a small amount of beans in the blender until you reach your desired amount of beans to grind. Typically, a handful of means or about two tablespoons of ground coffee. If you like your coffee stronger or weaker you can adjust he amount of your coffee to be added to your coffee maker. And snap lid of the chopper bowl back into place.
After that, you can now grind your coffee beans. You will first turn on the immersion blender on and begin grinding your beans. Shake the bowl a number of times while blending making sure all the beans are ground. The process may not take too long depending on what the strength of your blender and your preferred kind of grind. If you are into French press, it will only take for about 10 seconds and for espresso machines it will take 20 seconds or longer but with finer grinds. However, you can experiment with different grinding times until you achieved the grind of your brewing element.
You can also screw a mason jar to your blender. This can help you grind a finer quality coffee. If you do this method, you have to simply put your coffee beans in the mason jar. Attach it to the blade attachment and screw it there. Others consider this as an easier process and more effective for grinding beans or spices. Whatever method you are comfortable adapting, make sure that your blender is firmly on so that your beans won’t explode all over your kitchen counter. You may start setting the pulse of your blender so that you can’t burn your beans. If you don’t have any pulse setting, you may turn it off every ten seconds to cool down your beans. Keep in mind as well to not put your hand in the blender while in use.
And when you are done grinding it’s time for you to clean it up. You have to open the chopping bowl and empty your blender. Twist the blade attachment off the blender body. Immerse the chopping bowl and blade in water to have it clean. Rinse your blender in the sink. Wash the blade attachment and the blender by hand. Wipe the wand of the blender with wet washcloth and dry all parts before storing it again. Be extra careful when washing the blade attachment so you will not get cut.
After all those steps, it’s time to make and take a sip of your coffee. Pour your coffee ground into the filter of your coffee maker. Making a cup of coffee is easy if you know how to grind coffee beans with blender. With a trial and error method, you can discover out the perfect grind that suits your taste and preference.