A Vitamix coffee grinder is a must for every caffeine-loving sleepy-head. Are you like me? The smell of freshly ground coffee brewing is one of the triggers that get your guns firing each morning? The good news is you can turn your Vitamix into a Vitamix coffee grinder and enjoy fresh ground coffee every day!

The power of a two-horsepower, 12-amp motor provides plenty of grinding force, and an additional attachment for grinding or milling dry items like nuts and beans is what turns your Vitamix blender into a Vitamix coffee grinder in a few easy steps. It is perfect for those early morning energy needs.

1. Can I Grind Coffee In My Vitamix?

You definetely can grind coffee in a Vitamix. Just turn it into a Vitamix coffee grinder. Vitamix offers an attachment of sturdy, durable construction and a set of blades designed to process solid objects like beans, nuts, and grains. This dry blade container is a must for whenever anything needs to be ground or milled.

If you are wondering which version of Vitamix is the most suitable for coffee grinding, this article should give you a complete overview of two best Vitamix Blenders and help you to make a right buying decision: 

Vitamix 5200 vs. 7500 – which blender to buy?

2. How Do I Grind Coffee In A Vitamix?

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It is so easy to transform your Vitamix blender into a Vitamix coffee grinder. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Remove the wet blade container,
  2. Set the dry blade container on the Vitamix base,
  3. Measure out two cups of coffee beans,
  4. Pour the beans into the container,
  5. Put the container top on and make sure it is secure,
  6. Refer to your owner’s manual for the exact setting for grinding coffee (settings are a bit different from model to model), and
  7. Turn on the Vitamix and smell the fresh beans!

Here is a tip: Until you know how long it takes to grind the beans to the texture you prefer, run the Vitamix coffee grinder for about five seconds at a time, checking the grind as you go.

3. Do Vitamix Blades Get Dull When Grinding Coffee Beans?

You might think those tough, hard coffee beans are going to dull the blades on your Vitamix coffee grinder. After all, lawnmower blades dull and need sharpening, and all they cut is grass!

Your Vitamix is different. Vitamix blades don’t start out being sharp in the first place. They have pretty flat and dull edges. Grinding coffee with a Vitamix coffee grinder has nothing to do with the sharpness of its blades. The speed and power of the blades are what create the grind. You never need to worry about sharpening blades.

A Vitamix comes with a 7-10 year warranty, but the warranty does not cover sharpening the blades, nor will Vitamix sharpen blades. Why? It’s a simple answer. The edges never need sharpening.

4. Can I Use A Vitamix Wet Blade For Dry Ingredients?

The Vitamix dry blade container is an add-on, and the question always arises – Do I really need it? I guess the short answer is that you don’t need it. The wet blade container will grind and mill – somewhat.

However, grinding and milling was never a job designed for the wet blade. It does the job only because of the speed and power behind the blades.

While the wet blades will grind coffee beans, it will do no more than muddle through the job. The grind from a wet blade will probably be coarser than desired, and it could even have an uneven texture.

The design and shape of Vitamix blades are specific to their purpose. The wet blades chop, dice, puree, and blend. The dry blades grind and mill. Either set of blades will do both, but each type will do what it is designed to do the best.

5. What Kind Of Coffee Drinks Can You Make In A Vitamix?

A Vitamix coffee grinder will produce all types of grinds. It will make a coarse grind for a French press or cold brew, a medium grind for an automatic drip coffee-maker, a fine grind for espresso in a Moka pot, and an extra-fine grind for Turkish coffee.

Once you grind the beans and make the coffee, the sky is the limit as far as what kind and how many different drinks you can make in a Vitamix. Here is a recipe for my favorite coffee you can try.

6. Warming Holiday Spiced Coffee

When winter comes blowing in with all its bluster and chill, I like to come in from the cold to a nice, fresh, hot cup of flavor, pep, and delight. The following recipe comes from my childhood.

I remember the smell as grandma brewed a pot for everyone. The adults said I was too young to drink it until I was in my teens, but that was okay. The aroma alone was seemed warming, comforting, and secure. I still have the same experience now as I did then when a pot is brewing.

Gather the following ingredients:

  1. 6 tbsp. of your favorite coffee beans,
  2. 1 tbsp. orange zest,
  3. 1 tsp. ginger powder,
  4. 1 tsp. ground cinnamon,
  5. ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg,
  6. 6 cups of cold water,
  7. 1 tsp. granulated sugar, and
  8. ¼ cup heavy whipping cream

Put the Vitamix dry blade container on your Vitamix and put in the 6 tbsp. of beans into the container.

Add the orange zest, ginger powder, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg.

Adjust your Vitamix’s variable speed and time settings according to the owner’s manual to produce a medium grind.

Using an automatic drip coffee maker, put the grounds in a paper filter.

Add 6 cups of water, and brew.

Meanwhile, replace the dry blade container with the wet blade container on your Vitamix. Wait for the coffee to stop brewing, then add the heavy whipping cream and sugar to the wet blade container. Begin blending at the lowest speed and gradually increase speed to high for about 15 seconds or until the whipped cream begins to form soft peaks.

Spoon the whipped cream directly onto the coffee in a cup. Top the whipped cream with more grated orange zest and a dusting of ground cinnamon.

Now, enjoy a heavenly experience for the Holidays.

7. Try An Intense Twist!

My first experiment with this recipe developed a drink that may be an acquired taste. As I put the finishing touches on the drink, my life partner came over to the counter, and said, “Whatcha doing?” In my defense, I did tell her, “Uhm, I’m not sure.”

She remained curious, so I told her, “Here. Take a sip.” She took me up on the offer, took a sip, shook her head, and half-blurted, “You’re crazy!”

Am I? You decide. This recipe is nearly the same as the first drink. One difference is I put the grounds in a 6-ounce Mako pot. When it’s ready, I pour it into a 16-ounce soup mug. I add two tsp. of sugar and ¼ warm heavy whipping cream. I top it with the same whipped cream, orange zest, and cinnamon as the first drink.

After that first cup, I had so much pep I got through the Twelve Days of Christmas in four days and three nights.

8. What Do I Really Think?

Anyone who appreciates the easy convenience of a Vitamix and enjoys the aromas and flavors of coffee shouldn’t hesitate to add a dry blade container to their Vitamix. A Vitamix combined with a Vitamix coffee grinder opens the door to experience many coffee drinks that each provide a small glimpse into heaven.

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