What is the water to coffee ratio for making the perfect cup of coffee?

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The bag of coffee doesn't say can you please help I want to make 5 cups so if I fill my coffee maker with water to the 5 cup line how much coffee do I put in?




  1. 1 tablespoon per cup is the standard amount.  You can vary it some, but I wouldn't go too much lower.  When you make coffee too weak the beans get over extracted, which can make your coffee bitter.

  2. 1 tbsp for ever 2 cups so 2and 1/2 tbsps, then put a dash of salt over the coffeegrounds before brewing to kill the bitterness.....

  3. I like strong coffee, so I use 1 Tablespoon of coffee to 1 cup of in your case it would be 5 Tablespoons to 5 cups of water....Use cold water and even better, use bottled water...

  4. 1 rounded tsp of coffee for each cup, so you need to use 5 rounded teaspoons for 5 cups.

  5. I use 1 tablespoon of ground coffee per 2 cups of water and I feel the coffee brews at a perfect strength. It's really a personal preference so go a little less coffee if you prefer weaker coffee and of course a bit more if you like it stronger.  Try some flavored coffees...they're great.  

  6. According to the SCAA and SCAE, 20 ounces

    of water for 1 ounce of coffee is considered the Gold Cup Standard or

    correct coffee to water ratio.  1 ounce translates into about 1/2 cup of ground coffee.  For a typical home brewer with a 50 oz. carafe you would use 3/4 cup of ground coffee.

    Most establishments do not use this much coffee and instead use about 1/2 cup or 2 oz. which is acceptable for most consumers.

    To make 5 cups you should use about 5 tablespoons or 3/8 cup of ground coffee.

  7. Depending on your taste as to how you can make the perfect cup. I usually add 3 tbsp to 2 cups of water. I like it a little strong. If you experiment some you will get it down. Also depends the brand of coffee..

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