Why do most frac packs contain less coffee than they should?

A coffee Frac Pack

A coffee Frac Pack


QUESTION:


The standard recommendation is for 10g per 6oz cup. K-Cups follow this rule, optionally.

When researching frack packs for my office Bunn 12 cup brewer, I find that all I can find are packs that range from 1.5oz to 2.75oz. All suggest this is for 12-6oz cups. Using the 10g rule, 12 cups would take 4.25oz of coffee. This is more than just a "slight" difference.

Any insights?


ANSWER:

That’s a great point. As you have said, the weight of coffee in frac packs varies a great deal, and always seems to be on the low side.

Unfortunately, I have very little experience with frac packs. The only time I have used them is in hotels. Yes, the coffee was awful. But I never knew whether the problem lay with the frac packs or the low quality of the brewer itself.

Anyway, in spite of not having an answer for you, I wanted to publish your question because other readers may have more experience with this than I do.

If we’re lucky we’ll get some answers from people contributing through the comments function below.

Fingers crossed!

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Jul 02, 2015
Fracs
by: Cafe Moto

We make the proper size and run against the 2.75 oz pacs all the time. Ours kills it with flavor and viscosity and commands a higher price accordingly. If you're looking for quality in the cup, ratio is critical. If you're looking for lowest cost per cup the 1.5 oz pack does in fact make something called coffee, or is it tea?

Cafe Moto

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