The 5 Best Ways To Grind Coffee Without A Coffee Grinder

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If you are one of those people who can’t stand a morning without your coffee, then this article is for you. As creative as we all may be in the kitchen from cooking to baking cookies (we know how fun that can be), sometimes even the most imaginative person among us needs their caffeine fix!

Luckily there’s no need to invest in any fancy equipment or tools when it comes time for brewing delicious cups of joe because there are plenty of methods out there just waiting for someone like yourself and I don’t mean Starbucks either 😉 Here are six tried and true methods for brewing delicious cups of coffee without any fancy equipment or tools.

Grind your coffee beans in a blender

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If you’re looking to save some money on your morning coffee, try grinding up the beans in a blender. However, if you don’t have an expensive grinder available or just want another way of making your drink extra-smooth and frothy (plus it’s fun), then this hack will work for you!

Take a handful of coffee beans and pulse them lightly in the blender by pressing down three times at 10-second intervals. Be sure not to fill too much at once as any leftover grounds can get stuck on the blades when used continuously; furthermore, make sure that whatever kind of blade is present has sharp edges like those found in blenders instead of dull blades, which won’t cut through finely grounded particles easily.

Use a rolling pin to crack the beans into smaller pieces

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Use a rolling pin to crack the beans into smaller pieces. If you don’t have a coffee grinder, but you do have a rolling pin, try using this technique of cracking the beans with a rolling pin to reduce them into smaller pieces. This will require some elbow grease and time but will make your coffee taste better in the end! You can also try using a meat tenderizer instead of a rolling pin if you have one of those handy.

Use a mortar and pestle

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Use a mortar and pestle to grind the coffee beans. This technique is not very popular but it still helps you get your coffee fix. It is more of a manual technique of grinding your beans and is not recommended for everyone. The advantages of using this method are that it allows for more control over the consistency of the grounds in your coffee and they’re more evenly ground than with a blender or rolling pin. The disadvantages are that it takes a lot of elbow grease and time to grind the beans into fine pieces.

Grind your coffee beans in a meat grinder

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If you don’t have a coffee grinder, but you do have a meat grinder that you can use for spices or other purposes, this will work for grinding your beans. It may be worth it to have an extra grinder just for grinding coffee as the flavor of coffee made with beans ground in a meat grinder is different than when they are ground in a blender or a food processor. The feel of the texture of the grounds may be strange to some people if their first encounter is with this method.

Use a manual spice mill to grind your coffee beans

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A manual spice mill is another way to grind the coffee beans without a grinder. The mill will be able to grind the beans into finer pieces than using a rolling pin and not create as much of a mess as when you use a mortar and pestle. Like with anything that is manually operated, it will take more time grinding the coffee beans by hand than it would with a blender. But grinding them by hand also gives you better control over how fine or coarse the coffee grounds will be.

This method is not as popular so it may be challenging to find spice mills that are manual for this purpose, but there are some out there that have been made with this in mind!

The extra time spent grinding your coffee beans by hand will be worth it in the end for a better coffee experience.


When you’re in a hurry and need your coffee fix, there are plenty of ways to get it without using a grinder. Whether you use the blender technique or any other method from our list, we hope that this article has given you some ideas for how to hack your way through life with less effort and more success! If all these methods seem too time-consuming or complicated, let us know.

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