Fresh ground coffee beans are the key to a warm—or cold—cup of Joe that bursts with flavor and can fill a room with its delectable aroma. The moment you grind beans in the store—or worse, you opt for pre-ground beans—your beans begins to lose their freshness and your coffee won’t live up to its flavor potential.

But grinding coffee beans at home can be tedious. You may have trouble achieving your optimal grind or you’ll make a mess. And, a coffee grinder is yet another appliance to store in your cupboards.

A Vitamix, however, it a great solution for grinding fresh coffee beans when you need them for maximum freshness. Here’s a simple three-step process to grind coffee beans in your Vitamix.

  1. To coarsely grind coffee beans in a Vitamix machine, attach the dry grains container and add the coffee beans.
  2. Select Variable Speed 1 and turn the machine on slowly, increasing the speed to Variable 8. Grind the coffee beans for 10 seconds.
  3. Use the ground beans in your favorite coffee brewing method, such as French Press or Pour Over. You can even brew iced coffee right in your Vitamix.

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