Can a Vitamix grind coffee? This is a question that may be on your mind if you are a coffee lover either looking at buying a Vitamix or already own one and want to see whether you can grind your own coffee beans in it.
You definitely can grind coffee in a Vitamix blender. In this article, we will talk about which combinations of blade and container you need to use in order to get the best result according to your needs.
Vitamix as a company has been around since 1921 and a company that has been around for that long definitely has to be doing something right.
Why are we talking about the company’s history? Well, one of the biggest reasons is to prove the point that the Vitamix is a quality product.
Almost a century of research and development has led to some of the finest products on the market right now. If you were sitting on the fence regarding whether to purchase one or not, I hope that you are at least now a bit more convinced.
Vitamix blenders have literally been handed down from generation to generation with some units lasting for well over 25 years and more.
Ok, back to our subject matter. Can a Vitamix Grind Coffee? As already stated, the answer is a resounding YES!
If you have been in a Starbucks or any other upmarket coffee shop where they process their own coffee beans, the thing that stands out the most is the aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans and the flavour is miles ahead of the conventional packages coffee we get from the supermarket.
You won’t necessarily need to roast your own beans but freshly ground beans definitely do raise the aroma and flavour to new heights.
Who wouldn’t want to experience a great cup of coffee in their own home? Grinding coffee beans in the Vitamix can give you that experience.
The rest of this article, I will talk about some of the things you will need to know so you get the best results possible.
With the Vitamix, you will not get the same end product as on a specialist high-end coffee grinder like the Burr grinder.
What you will get is more similar to the results on a low-end coffee grinder. That being said though, you will still get excellent results regardless.
Which is the Right Container for Grinding Coffee?
One of the questions most asked when it comes to grinding coffee in a Vitamix, is which container you should use when grinding coffee.
While all containers will generally give you decent results, the dry containers will give you better results. The blades in the wet container are designed to create a vortex which then sucks the contents downwards.
This makes creating smoothies a breeze. The dry container, on the other hand, has blades designed to do the opposite.
When you blend using the dry container, you will notice that the contents are actually pushed upwards.
This process ensures that you get consistently great results time and time again. You can even grind popcorn into cornmeal using the dry container.
It naturally follows that the best container for grinding coffee in the Vitamix is the dry container.