Make Sure You Measure : Use A Measuring Cup!
The standard method for measuring coffee scoops is with tablespoons and for volume is cups of water. This creates the infamous Coffee to Water Ratio. This means that you pour water into a measuring container until it reaches the desired level. For example, if you need 12 cups of coffee, then you would fill your measuring cup with 12 cups of water. A little known fact, the lines on your coffee pot are Not measured in cups! So be careful to use a real measuring cup and of course use a real measuring tablespoon. But the questions still remain, for a classic drip brew, how much coffee for 12 cups? How much coffee for 10 cups? How much coffee for 8 cups?
Add two tablespoons of ground coffee per cup of water.
In general, the rule of thumb is two tablespoons of ground coffee per cup of water. That is the Coffee to Water Ratio! So how much coffee for 8 cups? You should use 16 tablespoons of coffee. Then how much coffee for 10 cups? It's elementary! Use 20 tablespoons of coffee. Finally, how much coffee for 12 cups? 24 tablespoons of coffee! That is an abundant amount of coffee. Remember, you don't always have to follow this rule.
The most appealing thing about making coffee at home is you get to control the quality of your brew. You can adjust the power of your coffee pot by adding more or less grounds to your brew. For example, if you want a robust cup of Joe, you should add three tablespoons of ground coffee per cup of water. However, if you prefer a milder flavor, you can reduce the amount of grounds to one tablespoon per cup. Or anything in between! Don't be afraid to experiment and become a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur. Check out this 12 cup coffee pot for the advanced coffee drinker. Beginner? Try the good ol' Mr Coffee!
What To Do with Different Coffee Brews
For French Press, you can add one Big tablespoon of Coffee per cup of boiling water. This is because French Press tends to brew stronger when you let it sit for 5 minutes before pressing. But go ahead and do two tablespoons per cup if you like it strong!
In general, different brewing methods and desired strengths may call for different amounts. But whenever in doubt, two tablespoons of coffee per cup of water is the way to go!
Coffee to Water Ratio for Alternative Types of Brews
- Cold Brew Coffee to Water Ratio = 3-4 Tablespoons per cup of water
- Pour Over Coffee to Water Ratio = 3 Tablespoons per cup (2 Tablespoons for mild flavor)
- Aeropress Coffee to Water Ratio = 2.5 Tablespoons per Press
- Perkolator Coffee to Water Ratio : Moka Coffee Pot = 2.5 Tablespoons per Moka Coffee Pot
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