What proportion of coffee to water should I use?


What is the "correct" coffee to water ratio to use to brew coffee?


The ratio is the same, whether you are using a French press or a drip brewer.

Use two level tablespoons of ground coffer for each 6 ounce cup of water.

If you are making mugs of coffee, their capacity is likely to be more like 8 ounces each. In this case, you'll want to use 2 or 2 1/2 level teaspoons of coffee for each mug of water you add to the brewer.

If you like your coffee strong, you can use a little more coffee. But unless you have a peculiar preference for a weak, washed-out brew, never use less.

NOTE: I explain this in detail in my video, How much ground coffee to add when making coffee in a drip brewer.

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Oct 31, 2008
The cone
by: Michael

I prefer the cone for making coffee, PERIOD. I think that it brews the best most consistent cup of coffee. Im surprised it is not mentioned on/in this website more. I think that more should be discussed about this method as it is a very "pure" method.

Aug 02, 2008
CONE Question
by: Anonymous

YOu mention a CONE is he easiest way to make one cup of brewed coffee. Where do you get the CONE

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