The short answer is yes; you can grind coffee beans in a nutribullet. The long answer is that it’s not as easy as using your typical grinder, and there are some things you need to know if you want to give it a try.
First of all, the blade on a nutribullet isn’t going to be nearly as sharp or strong as the blades on a traditional coffee bean grinder – so this means that grinding will take longer and won’t turn out quite as finely ground. You also need to know that the nutribullet won’t be able to handle as much weight as a traditional grinder, so there’s a chance you’ll end up with clogged blades if you try it.
It also doesn’t grind relatively as evenly or consistently, which can make for some inconsistently brewed coffee, depending on what kind of machine you have. However, you can use the Nutribullet as an alternative to a regular coffee grinder. If you follow our guide below, you should get good results with a bit of trial and error.
Nutribullet: The Smart Kitchen Gadget
A Nutribullet is not your regular blender that chops your fruits into tiny watery bits. It breaks them down, releasing all nutrients embedded in your fruits for optimum nutrition. It’s a great kitchen appliance.
It has powerful blades that rotate at 20,000 revolutions per minute, and at this rate, it can liquefy anything that has liquid in it. You have to be careful not to place your finger in it because a machine this powerful grinds your finger into ‘liquid’ too.
A Nutribullet comes with an extractor blade, but it is not advisable to grind your coffee beans with it. Grinding coffee beans using an extractor blade would wear out the edge faster because it is designed for soft and juicy food items. Your coffee beans can also get stuck between the extractor blades, depriving you of all the coffee powder you can get.
The correct blade to use is the milling blade. The milling blade, also referred to as a flat blade, would blend your coffee beans perfectly, just like you like it. You would have to purchase a milling blade for this purpose since an ordinary Nutribullet doesn’t come with one. To get your choice of coffee texture, operating the Nutribullet using the appropriate method will make your progress go smoothly.
How To Use A Nutribullet To Grind Your Coffee Beans.
Unlike a regular blender, you do not control a Nutribullet using a knob or a dial. It is managed by pulse control. To use the nutribullet, apply pressure to the cup on the top of the appliance. The blades will rotate for as long as you apply pressure to the cup.
- As common with using new appliances, always read through the user’s guide manual for easy assembling. Be sure to avoid connecting the Nutribullet to power while assembling it, so you don’t hurt yourself.
- Remove the lid of the cup and fill three-quarters of the cup with coffee beans. The extra space in the cup is to give the blades some room to work.
- Replace the lid and attach the cup to the base(motor).
- Pulse your Nutribullet to get it started.
Grinding your coffee beans using a Nutribullet can be as simple as learning the alphabet if you follow these steps.
For Different Coffee Textures
- For Coarse Coffee, you need about 3-5 secs. Put your coffee beans in the cup and pulse just three times. Remember, don’t fill up the cup so that the milling blades can move freely.
- For Fine Coffee, it takes about 15-20 secs. First, grind it into a coarse texture for about 5 seconds and then grind it into fine particles. To achieve this, you pulse ten times, checking to ensure that the beans get a consistent grind. If this is not the case, hold the cup’s lid and shake to allow the bigger particles to move downward toward the blade. Do this for another 15 seconds or until you’ve achieved your desired texture.
Store your coffee in a suitable container and keep it in a cool and dry place.
Cleaning/ Washing The Nutribullet
Washing your Nutribullet before and after use is as important as washing your hands before and after eating. Regular cleaning helps you maintain your appliance properly. It also ensures that at every point in time, your Nutribullet is free of dirt and germs that can contaminate whatever you put in it later on.
Steps To Follow
- Detach the cup from the base. You can wash the cup without using a dishwasher.
- If you come upon tough-to-come-off stains in the cup, fill it with warm, soapy water, and leave for some minutes, then attempt to rewash it.
- To clean the base, you can only use a damp rag. Make sure you don’t have water dripping from the rag onto the bottom because water and electronics aren’t exactly friendly.
- Carefully wipe the blades so you don’t get hurt by cutting yourself.
What Kind Of Beans Can The Nutribullet Grind?
The milling blade is specially designed for nuts, grains, and seeds, and your coffee beans fall right into one of the listed categories. You can conveniently grind your coffee beans in a Nutribullet, provided you have the right kind of blade.
You can purchase a milling blade separately, or there is the Nutribullet 600 that comes as an 8-piece set. It also comes with a milling blade and some other added accessories. It is a little bit more expensive than the normal Nutribullet 600 that doesn’t come with accessories. You can check it out below on Amazon.
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