Can I Grind Coffee in My Blendtec Blender?
March 9, 2011
For many years I have been using my little Mr. Coffee coffee grinder for grinding my coffee. It does the job…1/3 cup at a time.
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Recently I was beginning to grind a huge bag of Sumatra …1/3 cup at a time. For a while I had been putting off opening this bag of coffee beans because I knew it would take me a while to grind the whole bag. I know, I know, it’s fresher to grind just what I need at a time…but I live in the real world and wake up too early to get my children up by the grinding of coffee. I knew I could take the bag by Starbucks and they would grind it for me…but when would that be???
So I began grinding…and grinding… Cup full by cup full I began filling my coffee jar with coffee grounds, thinking how I wished I’d had the store grind it when I bought it.
Then it hit me! I have a super-duper, high-powered blender. If this Blendtec blender will grind wheat it will surely grind my beans. Why had I not thought of this before now?!?
I mentioned this to my cinematographer, who just happen to be nearby, and we grabbed the camera to get this on video. You can check it out on my video page.
I poured the rest of the bag into my blender pitcher and it nearly filled it. It blended perfectly (for our tastes anyway) and was so much better than the little coffee grinder.
The coffee did stick to the bottom of the jar,
but with little prodding it all fell out nicely.
All the beans were ground, with no lumps. Some of the grinds stuck together, but after stirring with a spoon they all fell apart.
Don’t get me wrong, I do like my Mr. Coffee coffee grinder. It is perfect for grinding a small amounts, such as a cup of flavored coffee beans, flax seeds and herbs that need just a bit of grinding up before making tea or for a recipe. Excellent for those kinds of jobs. But big jobs, like grinding a whole bag of coffee beans…my Blendtec Total Blender does that job!
Click below to view the Coffee Grinder Review Video… Mr. Coffee vs. Blendtec Total Blender