Grinding Coffee Beans with an Immersion Blender

What You'll Need
Coffee beans
Immersion blender
Chopper attachment
Chopper bowl

An immersion blender can puree, make shakes and grind coffee beans. Here’s how to use your immersion blender to grind coffee beans.

Step 1 – Prepare the Immersion Blender

To grind coffee beans, you will need to attach the chopper attachment and bowl to your immersion blender’s wand. Most immersion blenders have a locking mechanism that the wand must snap into before you can use it. Depending on your model, you will insert the wand into the chopper attachment and generally turn clockwise until it snaps into place.

Step 2 – Add Coffee Beans

Open the chopping bowl and add coffee beans. As a general rule, you will need 2 tbsp. of coffee beans per cup of coffee. If you like your coffee stronger or weaker, you will have to adjust the amount of coffee you add to the coffee maker. Snap the lid of the chopper bowl back into place.

Step 3 – Grind the Coffee Beans

Turn the immersion blender on and begin grinding the coffee. Shake the bowl a couple times throughout the blending to make sure that all the beans are ground.

Depending on the strength of your blender and what kind of grind you prefer, the process should only take a few seconds. A coarse grind for a French press should only take about 10 seconds, while finer grinds for drip coffee makers or Espresso machines will take 20 seconds or so.

Experiment with different grinding times until you find a grind that works well for your brewing element.

Step 4 – Clean Up

Open the chopping bowl and empty the contents into your coffee maker. You can immerse the chopping bowl and blade in water to clean them. Some chopping bowls can also go in the dishwasher, but be sure to check on the underside of the bowl or in your product's literature first. Wipe the wand of the immersion blender with a wet washcloth. Dry all parts thoroughly before you store the blender. 

Making a cup of coffee is easy with an immersion blender. With a little trial and error, you can figure out how to grind beans to make your perfect cup of coffee every time.