How Much Coffee Per Cup Do You Need?

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A general rule of thumb is to use 2 tablespoons (10 grams) of ground coffee per 6oz cup (177 ml) of water.

Keep in mind that this ratio may vary depending on a number of factors. These include the type of coffee you’re using, how the coffee is ground and the brewing method used to make the coffee.

For example, if you’re using a coarser grind of coffee, you may need to use more coffee per cup. Conversely, if you’re using a finer grind, you may need to use less coffee. If you find that your coffee is too weak or too strong, simply adjust the amount of coffee you’re using per cup until you find the perfect ratio for your taste buds!

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Measuring spoons with ground coffee.

How Much Coffee Should You Put In Your Coffee Maker?

Making one cup of coffee in the morning? Let’s make it simple. Using a single-serve coffee maker pour 6 fluid ounces of water into your reservoir, and then put a scoop (or two tablespoons) of ground coffee into the filter-basket, this will make one delicious cup!

How much coffee do you use for a full 12 cup coffee maker?

The amount of water and coffee goes up the more cups you make. So for a 12 cup coffee maker, you would need 72 oz of water and 48 Tablespoons (or 1 Cup) of coffee.

Water / Coffee Ratio Chart

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Water/Coffee Ratio Chart
Amount Of WaterAmount Of Coffee
1 Cup / 6 oz2 Table Spoons Of Ground Coffee
2 Cups / 12 oz4 Table Spoons or 1/4 Cup Of Ground Coffee
3 Cups / 18 oz6 Table Spoons Of Ground Coffee
4 Cups / 24 oz8 Table Spoons or 1/2 Cup Of Ground Coffee
5 Cups / 30 oz10 Table Spoons Of Ground Coffee
6 Cups / 36 oz12 Table Spoons or 3/4 Cup Of Ground Coffee
7 Cups / 42 oz14 Table Spoons Of Ground Coffee
8 Cups / 48 oz16 Table Spoons Or 1 Cup Of Ground Coffee
9 Cups / 54 oz18 Table Spoons Of Ground Coffee
10 Cups / 60 oz20 Table Spoons Or 1 1/4 Cup Of Ground Coffee
11 Cups / 66 oz22 Table Spoons Of Ground Coffee
12 Cups / 72 oz24 Table Spoons Or 1 1/2 Cup Of Ground Coffee

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