Perfecting the Ground Coffee
There’s so much to take in when you’re learning about coffee. This article will break down the details around how to measure coffee grinds as well as the water-to-coffee ratio needed.
A standard cup of coffee requires approximately 1 to 2 tablespoons (6 to 12 grams) of ground coffee per 6 ounces (180 milliliters) of water.
For a 12-ounce (360-milliliter) cup of coffee, you would typically use around 2 to 4 tablespoons (12 to 24 grams) of ground coffee, depending on your preference for strength.
Darker roasts tend to be stronger and more intense, which means that less coffee grounds may be needed to achieve the desired strength.
Personal preference can vary from person to person, with some people preferring a strong and bold coffee while others prefer a milder and smoother coffee.
Consider the brewing method: Different brewing methods require different amounts of coffee grounds. For example, French press and pour-over coffee typically require more coffee grounds than drip coffee makers.