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How many tablespoons per cup?
What are the right measurements for brewing coffee?

I prefer using one tablespoon of ground coffee to one cup of fresh water in a French Press.  This is just a starting point because the actual amount will depend on personal taste, how fine or coarse the grind is, etc.

A finer grind allows more exposure of the  surface area of the coffee to release it's unique properties, thereby making it more intense.

A finer grind will allow more of the subtle and underlying essence to emerge.

The amount you use will depend on many factors so controlled experimentation will be needed.

For larger amounts of brewing the one tablespoon guideline holds up pretty well. There are 16 Tablespoons per cup. For 10 cups it would be 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. For 20 cups it would be 1 1/4 cups. For 30 cups it would be 1 3/4 cups plus 2 Tbsp. for 40 cups it would be 2 1/2 cups.

The Dard Roaster



Finding The Right Coffee Measurements
By Scott A.

I have roasted my own coffee for many years, and use several different methods to brew, (vacuum, drip, french press). 1 measured Tbsp. per 6 oz. cup is a good starting point, but there are many factors. Water temp, freshness of coffee, type of grind, etc. as to make any generalization pointless. Experiment! Vary the amount and record your results. Remember, use the same coffee, water, coffee maker etc. each time and change only the amt. of coffee. You will be amazed at the difference a little change will make. Decide on your own preference, and enjoy!