How many whole coffee beans to make two cups?

by Amy
(Philadelphia)

How do I know how many whole beans to grind to make 2 cups of coffee?


ANSWER:

Tough question. This will depend on the type of grinder you use and how fine you grind the coffee.

It also depends on how strong you like your coffee, how much of the ground coffee clings to the grinder, what kind of brewer you use, and what kind of filter basket it has!

Although I have seen figures quoted as to how many beans it takes to make a cup of coffee, I don't really trust any of them.

What I do suggest is that you experiment a little.

Pour a heaped tablespoon of coffee beans into your grinder and start with that as your control. Then adjust the quantity up and down until you get the correct amount of brewed coffee.

If you follow through and do this, please share your findings here. But be sure to tell us what kind of grinder and brewer you used, and how you like your coffee.

Note: For more information about getting the right proportion of GROUND coffee to water, check out our page on how to measure coffee.

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Nov 01, 2008
The coffee
by: Eyal

Hi Amy. Roughly around 50 beans would amount to about 7 grams of ground coffee. The key variable are the coffee beans. their size, density, etc.

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