You Can Make Coffee From Whole Beans, Did You Know?

A coffee grinder is an extremely useful kitchen tool that not only transforms your preferred beans into brewable mixes, but can also be used to grind spices, combine teas and herbs, produce breadcrumbs, transform oats into flour, and miraculously transform granulated sugar into powdered sugar. Despite its value, hardly every kitchen has a coffee grinder. To save time on the preparation, many coffee lovers bring their blends ground to their homes. This is convenient, but we must admit that nothing compares to the enticing aroma of freshly ground coffee. You get the aroma we're referring to—that energising, earthy wave that completely envelops you when you walk into a sweet little coffee shop. 

What if you don't have a coffee grinder but still want to have that stimulating feeling at home? Do not worry; there are other ways to get that delicious caffeine dose. 

An old-fashioned mortar and pestle will work if a coffee grinder is not available to crush coffee beans into a powder that is suitable for brewing. You now have a cause to try out the grind button on your traditional countertop blender, which can also serve as a fantastic alternative to a coffee grinder. 

Depending on how you want to brew your coffee, you might want to modify how you grind the coffee. A medium-ground coffee is suitable for pour-over methods, a fine-ground coffee is ideal for espresso, and a coarse-ground coffee works well with a French press. 

What happens if you don't have a mortar and pestle or a speed blender? If whole beans won't budge, is it possible to make coffee with unground, whole beans? The answer is definitely yes, to put it briefly. Compared to using ground coffee, you'll have to wait longer. You'll have to wait a lot longer when we say you'll have to wait longer. This is caused by a surface area issue, essentially. Yeah, that phrase from middle school geometry is reappearing and proving helpful in general knowledge. The total surface area of a scoop of ground coffee beans is larger than that of a scoop of whole beans of the same size. Because of this, ground coffee can be brewed more quickly than whole beans. 

But, you may also make coffee from whole beans if you can allot the additional time and use twice as much as you would from ground coffee. Lovers of cold brew coffee at home are well aware of the extra preparation time needed for this brewing technique, so making cold brew from whole beans is like taking a long drive on the same dirt road. 


Pick up a mason jar, and fill it up to the 3 oz mark with whole coffee beans. Verify the jar's markings to guarantee precise measurement. 

When you add a cup of boiling water to the jar, you'll see that the beans begin to float just a little bit above the water line. 

Now, keep the Mason jar in a sauce pot and fill it with hot water until it is the same level as the Mason jar itself. 

The pot should simmer for at least an hour after being placed over a container. Depending on the situation, adjust the temperature by raising or lowering it. 

You can remove the Mason jar from the container once an hour has passed. To prevent your fingertips from burning, always use tongs or towels. The liquid should be poured away, leaving the coffee beans behind. 

Cold brews are mush adored because they are wonderful, rich, smooth, and less acidic. Instead, fans of whole bean coffee swear by a one-hour stovetop technique in which the temperature is kept at a simmer until extraction is finished. 

Have fun and savour that coffee, whether you're stuck with whole beans and no coffee grinder or you're just trying out various coffee brewing techniques to discover which yields the flavour you want most.